Master of the Undernet
The discussion over Alan Wake 2's digital only release and a bunch of "digital only is the way of the future" discussion flaring up, I figured it was worth discussing when we think Nintendo could join that future, if ever. Nintendo is currently the last hold out in terms of offering a subscription service that lets you download current gen titles like PS+ or Gamepass, though they do offer the voucher program. Nintendo physical software still dominates the charts in Japan, though even there we saw Zelda TotK be almost 50:50 between physical and digital. We also saw them experiment with the Prime Remaster for a day 1 digital release and a "limited" print run later. As a big physical buyer I would hate to see Nintendo drop physical games, and I'll never say never, but I can't imagine Nintendo going all digital until at least the console after next. For the sake of the poll I went with Switch 2/3/4 just to keep it simple.