Games Inbox: Nintendo Switch as the best-selling console ever, Deathloop on PS5, and Tomb Raider puzzles

Nintendo Switch OLED model console

Does it deserve to be number one? (pic: Nintendo)

The Thursday letters page wants harsher punishment for Call Of Duty cheats, as one reader recommends Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters.

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I gather we must be in the middle of the financial reporting season for games companies at the moment, given all the info about sales and publishers having to deal with the comedown from the highs (in terms of the number of people playing games) of lockdown.

The most interesting one so far, for me, is how well Nintendo is doing with the Switch and its games, even as sales are dropping alongside everyone else. A lot of those games, like Mario Strikers and Nintendo Switch Sports I thought to be pretty minor, but it seems they’ve done really well.

The big shock though is realising that the Switch is going to end up as at least the third biggest console ever and maybe even has a shot at number one. But does it deserve it?

In my opinion, no. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great console but I feel the PlayStation 2 and DS have earned their place at the top because of the sheer range of games. There’s nothing those two consoles couldn’t do, within the limitations of the time, but I still feel that the Switch is pretty much just first party Nintendo games and a few extras. It hasn’t got the variety and not event really the quantity to be number one.

It does deserve third place but for me, conceptually, it doesn’t go any higher.

Radio silence
Umm, does anyone know what’s happening with the Xbox release of Deathloop? I get that Sony had an exclusivity deal on the game but I thought it was only 12 months. I thought it’d be coming to Game Pass in September but there hasn’t been a peep from Xbox marketing.

Did the exclusivity get extended or does it include even mentioning the game before September?

Answers on the back of a postcard to…
DarKerR (gamertag)

GC: There was never any official confirmation, but it is probably 12 months. Microsoft is likely prevented from promoting an Xbox version until the exclusivity is completely up. Otherwise they could’ve been encouraging people just to wait and not bother with the PlayStation 5 version.

Space Crusade
I’m response to Tom’s letter yesterday, about the lack of AAA Warhammer games in recent times and particularly the lack of an XCOM style one. He really needs to check out the recently released Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters, which is exactly what it sounds like he’s looking for.

You control a squad of four and it has all the production values of a AAA game. I’ve been playing it and think it’s great and it reviewed very well too, so I’m not the only one. I say this myself too as someone with no interest in Warhammer, I just love XCOM …read more

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