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Nintendo Switch Image[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 26 Sep 2018 at 20:35:18 (UTC)

Original – The Nintendo Switch, a hybrid portable/home console released by Nintendo in 2017. It is shown here in the docked/home mode, with the controllers detached from the main unit and in the included grip.
Reason
High quality image of the Nintendo Switch captured by one of the best photographers on Wikipedia.
Articles in which this image appears
Eighth generation of video game consoles, History of Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo video game consoles
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Engineering and technology/Electronics
Creator
Evan-Amos
  • Support As nominator. 344917661X (talk) 20:35, 16 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Support - The NMI User (talk) 09:35, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Support. Might want to hold this off POTD until the Switch gets discontinued, but no problems from a FPC perspective. MER-C 11:58, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Free advertising. And object is of no intrinsic visual interest. Boring. Sca (talk) 13:20, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
    Your second point is the key difference between Commons FPC and en.wp FPC -- this is a legit encyclopedic topic, and we need to illustrate it with a competently done image. Visual wow is not as important here. The advertising concerns can be addressed by not putting this image on the Main Page as POTD until the Switch and its games are no longer sold. The photographer is not being paid to market the Switch, and took this photo as one of many images of consoles. MER-C 14:14, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
Obviously, these images are fine for the narrow purpose of illustrating the devices they depict. But they are of zero interest to the great majority of the millions of readers who view the Main Page daily – i.e., those who do not play video games. Sca (talk) 16:30, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure the majority of people visiting the main page have played or currently play video games, wether they are casual gamers, hardcore gamers or people who used to play video games, but have stopped. Just because a picture we feature on the front page isn't interesting to most people, doesn't mean we aren't putting the picture on the front page. 344917661X (talk) 21:06, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
 • Your being "pretty sure" would seem to be a reflection your personal interests.
 • On this page, we aren't putting anything on the "front page." Whether an FP candidate may end up being posted as a TFP on the Main Page depends on its fate here and, as far as I understand it, on choices made by a POTD coordinator. Sca (talk) 22:03, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
If you want proof that a lot of people play video games, then here's proof [1], according to this chart, 2.3 billion people play video games worldwide, and I find it very likely the a ton of people who visit the front page are active gamers and I could care less if it doesn't get featured on the front page, I just want the picture to get promoted the Featured Picture status. If you think Statista is unreliable, then here's another source that says that nearly 70 percent of Americans play video games [2] and a lot of our viewers come from United states, at least according to alexa internet [3]. Also, like I said before, Just because a picture we feature on the front page isn't interesting to most people, doesn't mean we aren't putting the picture on the front page. Featured Pictures are not determined by popularity, they are determined by the quality of the image. 344917661X (talk) 22:58, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

───────────────────────── Assuming your source, Statista, is correct, less than a third (30.6 percent) of the 7.5+ billion population of Earth plays video games. U.S. residents who speak English as a first or second language, totaling 283 million, comprise a mere fraction (3.7 percent) of the global population. Your second source, Variety, says 67 percent of Americans play video games – which based on an English-speaking population of 283 million would be about 190 million, or 2.5 percent of the world population. In no way do these statistics indicate that a majority of readers visiting the Main Page of the English-language Wikipedia play video games.
Photos of modern electronic devices are, for the most part, inherently boring in terms of useful visual information, limiting their interest overwhelming to users of such devices. Sca (talk) 15:39, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

Okay, there may be no proof that the majority of people visiting the main page play video games, but that is not a determining factor on wether or not a featured picture gets to go on the front page, like I said before, featured pictures are not determined by popularity, they are determined by the quality of the image. If you are going to provide an argument against this picture being promoted to featured article status, it has to be related to problems with the image and not how interesting it would be to most people. 344917661X (talk) 19:27, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
The majority of people aren't interested in specific bird species. The majority of people aren't interested in map projections. As per 344917661X, popularity is fairly irrelevant, and I feel that this specific discussion went a bit off-the-rails. ~Maplestrip/Mable (chat) 14:43, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Support - Chris857 (talk) 16:06, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose I don't think this meets the FP criteria - it's nothing special. Charlesjsharp (talk) 15:42, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
Care to elaborate? 344917661X (talk) 19:29, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
Just a rather boring photo that doesn't show it in portable mode. Charlesjsharp (talk) 12:59, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
Would it have been better to nominate a set of this image + File:Nintendo-Switch-wJoyCons-BlRd-Standing-FL.jpg (by the same photographer). Chris857 (talk) 14:24, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Support - high-quality image encyclopedically illustrating its subject. Very much the sort of thing Wikipedia needs. TSP (talk) 17:57, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Support - High quality image with high EV, as illustrated by its use on no less than five en.wiki articles, and on 26 different projects. Some of the objections above are getting a little silly. There is no requirement that something be a million years old and no longer available for commercial sale in order to be eligible for FP. Anyone is of course welcome to try to reach a community consensus on that point, but I don't think you're gonna get it. GMGtalk 19:04, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Support on EV grounds, what more could you ask? Mattximus (talk) 16:19, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Aoba47 (talk) 02:06, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

Promoted File:Nintendo-Switch-Console-Docked-wJoyConRB.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:41, 26 September 2018 (UTC)