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chakkra said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:

All guns fired?

  1. This will be the first mainline Pokemon title on the Switch, but certainly not the only one
  2. Nintendo still has tons of IP where they can make great games, not mentioning any potential new IP
  3. Why do you think there will be only 1-2 pricecuts? I'm positive that there can and will be more than that.

Also, PS5 at $449? Only if it matches or slighly outdoes One X performance. $499 is the minimum, not the ceiling.

As for the budget gamers: If the PS5 is backwards compatible, there's little reason to keep your PS4. So many will trade them in for a PS5, meaning that the used market will flow over with PS4 consoles and ruining the value of new PS4 consoles. Even at $149, they won't sell many of them anymore after PS5 launch - except if the PS5 is too expensive for everybody (Hello, PS3 launch!).

And sorry to barge in in your discussion but I had to address this:

Errr.. Nintendo did only ONE price cut for the Wii U in its lifetime. And before you tell me that was because of costs, in the last 2.5 years they have refused to do even heavy promotions for the Switch. I mean, besides the $30 gift card, what other promotions have they done?

So I think you are being waaay too optimistic about those price cuts. BUT, on the other hand, I think they will follow the 3DS route and launch a cheaper version. So that should help a lot anyways.

You may barge in, no problem

Nintendo only did one because they knew a second one wouldn't have changed anything, and because Nintendo got pretty bad deals from suppliers due to the the low sales numbers. Having cut the price then would maybe have resulted in 1M more sales a year, but would also have resulted in bleeding money. Unless they would have had a serious chance in reversing the bad sales, cutting the price wasn't an option for Nintendo on the Wii U.

Besides, the first pricecut did practically nothing to the Wii U, what do you think that tells you if you're in the position of an executive? That another one would just be a waste of money, for the most part.

chakkra said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:

All guns fired?

  1. This will be the first mainline Pokemon title on the Switch, but certainly not the only one
  2. Nintendo still has tons of IP where they can make great games, not mentioning any potential new IP
  3. Why do you think there will be only 1-2 pricecuts? I'm positive that there can and will be more than that.

Also, PS5 at $449? Only if it matches or slighly outdoes One X performance. $499 is the minimum, not the ceiling.

As for the budget gamers: If the PS5 is backwards compatible, there's little reason to keep your PS4. So many will trade them in for a PS5, meaning that the used market will flow over with PS4 consoles and ruining the value of new PS4 consoles. Even at $149, they won't sell many of them anymore after PS5 launch - except if the PS5 is too expensive for everybody (Hello, PS3 launch!).

Ok, honest question here:
I'm a total analphabet when it comes to Pokemon, but isn't Pokemon Go supposed to be a remake of Pokemon Yellow? So why is this not considered a mainline Pokemon? Or wasn't Pokemon Yellow a mainline game to begin with?

Or is it not considered a mainline title precisely because is a remake?

Pokemon Let's go is both a remake of 1st Gen and, more importantly, a spinoff of the mobile Pokemon Go - and thus doesn't qualify as a mainline title.