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Why do people keep saying Nintendo is milking their franchises?

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creating new ips are overrated especially as 90% of new ip are new in name only and bring nothing new to their genre but meh thats just my opinion



Aeolus451 said:
That's because it's true. Nintendo doesn't really create that many new IPs in a gen. They make new additions to their main IPs and make off-shoots of those. It works for them but it alienates gamers who want new IPs or more mature games.

It's true. Only Nintendo has the conceit to take an old character , change the setting, add a sidekick and pretend it's something new.



Because they're still using characters and IP that they invented before most of you were even born.



KrspaceT said:
Aeolus451 said:
That's because it's true. Nintendo doesn't really create that many new IPs in a gen. They make new additions to their main IPs and make off-shoots of those. It works for them but it alienates gamers who want new IPs or more mature games.

And yet how many I.P's that are created by the other companies have healthy lifespan? Half the new I.P's created are never heard of again or die off within two generations. 

And yet even something like Metroid chugs along pretty well, and there is interest in things like F-Zero (They did try to set up a game with Criterion at the early days of the Wii U), and Star Fox (Star Fox Zero was a thing, even if it wasn't super successful it was an attempt to bring it back up).

I wouldn't say that Nintendo's games in general have a healthy lifespan considering that there's not many new IPs and 3rd party games to compete against on Nintendo's consoles. They might not do so well against alot of competition. Also, Nintendo likes to cater to gamers who are more nostalgic. 

Alot of established IPs on any console were once new IPs. It doesn't matter how many new IPs fizzle out or put in the storage closet for later. They have to start somewhere. Alot of the best games and game mechanics/features have come from this.



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Because they are. They have been making Mario and Zelda games and spin offs for 7 generations now.



I never understood that type of mentality either. :P What's the problem with Nintendo using their ips a lot?

It would really be that different if they used anthropomorphic elefants or something instead of Mario characters during the development of Super Mario Kart on the SNES? Or a nameless hero on that Zelda spin-off for the Wii, Link's crossbow training?

I don't think so. I much rather race with Mario and his friends though, personally.

(BTW, what a old thread! XD)



New IPs: Arms, 1 2 Switch, Labo

Milked IPs: Breath Of The Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8


..........why is the milking bad again?



KLXVER said:

New IPs: Arms, 1 2 Switch, Labo

Milked IPs: Breath Of The Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8


..........why is the milking bad again?

It is bad because is not their favourite company doing it. See how that people get excited for iterations of certain franchises with even the same artstyle and gameplay.

 

It all resumes to company's name.



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This would be bad if they were bad games but no, they are great games and most people still enjoy them. So I hope Nintendo keeps milking their franchises forever :D



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