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Does it really matter? I mean, when is the last time Nintendo had enough consoles at launch? If the NX comes out over the holidays, it's really only going to benefit scalpers on eBay. Sure, they lose holiday software sales, but they also avoid fighting with EA, Activision, Sony, and Microsoft for prime advertising spots.



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pokoko said:
Does it really matter? I mean, when is the last time Nintendo had enough consoles at launch? If the NX comes out over the holidays, it's really only going to benefit scalpers on eBay. Sure, they lose holiday software sales, but they also avoid fighting with EA, Activision, Sony, and Microsoft for prime advertising spots.

3DS and Wii U?

Skipping the holidays is like playing Mario Kart and skipping a free giant booster.



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Holiday release would still be the better decision imo.
3 months won't make big changes for the games.

If you want another case of Assassin's Creed buggy launch then I'll disagree with using all of my might !



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i want though something more import what exactly comes after the launch you could have a big launch line up but have jack shit for months.



This is good news, it seems they aren't rushing it but want to give it a proper launch. The issue with the Wii U wasn't it launch, it was the months that followed it. They had no games during the first spring which caused a massive drop in sales.By delaying for a couple of months this may be prevented. Of course it will probably affect launch sales a bit, but on the other hand it won't take as long before the next big boost in sales during the holiday season. Wii U had lost all momentum between launch and the following holiday season.

I can see NX launch with both Zelda and a new 3D Mario game. That ought to be get a substansive amount of (Nintendo) 'core' gamers on board.



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the big question is : wil third parties support NX ?



Why not launch NX with ready games this holiday and get holiday sales then during the first half of the year launch games that weren't ready at launch to keep the NX momentum going?



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Jranation said:
People want a good lauch library for the NX.

This is what you get!

Is there even a good launch library for the NX though? No mention of it at the last E3 before release would suggest not...

 

Im just saying how lots of people here want a good/lots of games at launch + Its first year. If pushing the release date can achieve that then theres no problem? 

 

At the end of the day we can think what's best for Nintendo. But also think what's best for you. If a March release date means:

- More games for the NX

- Possibly more games for the Wii U and 3DS (A lot of people were bitching about the its short life) 

- More issues to be fixed (loading times) on the NX 

- People can start saving up their $$$$ - Especially to those people that think that it should be more powerful than the PS4. 

 

Then wouldn't that benefit us? 

Or 1 reason I could think that a March release date would be bad is because people might not have time to play the NX. 



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gintama said:
the big question is : wil third parties support NX ?

 

Do they even know what it is yet? 



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They want to make better launch games like they did on Wii 10 years...



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