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Who is the most money grubbing in the industry?

Nintendo 373 42.05%
 
Sony 122 13.75%
 
Microsoft 269 30.33%
 
Ouya Lives! 20 2.25%
 
See results. 103 11.61%
 
Total:887

Well Sony and Microsoft are certainly giving you more for your money (more AAA games, more performance, more media capabilities (blueray).
So ill say Nintendo



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The so called tacky Amiibo thing does have one thing going for it though

A single Amiibo gives DLC in multiple games. Does the DLC you get in Halo carry over to Sea of Thieves?



The Democratic Nintendo fan....is that a paradox? I'm fond of one of the more conservative companies in the industry, but I vote Liberally and view myself that way 90% of the time?

NUser said:
Well Sony and Microsoft are certainly giving you more for your money (more AAA games, more performance, more media capabilities (blueray).
So ill say Nintendo

I'll take a new Zelda or Xenoblade Chronicles or The Last of Us any day over Gears of Halo 46865789976433.  I guess my idea of "AAA" is not what the mainstream definition of "AAA" is.  To me, Madden and Call of Duty type games are just money-grubbing shovelware, and you can  pretty much add "me too" Halo to the list now.  It's been whored out every time MS needs money and they keep cancelling everything else. And gameless $250 CEs on top of it and blatantly marketing to the puffed up masculinity of the mainstream Western market exclusively.

 

Real "AAA" games are timeless masterpieces like Xenoblade Chronicles, Ni no Kuni, and The Last of Us.  Not copy-pasted 10 x 10 versus mode alley ways and new gun skins every 3 months.



Easily Nintendo. Every company has their greed in various fashion, but only Nintendo goes as far as bullying and content claiming everything from streamers and youtube content creators even if fair use. Monitizing for the sake of a couple dollars and taking that away from people trying to give free advertising to your games or criticism under fair use is more pathetic and greedy than anything Sony and Microsoft could dream of doing.



exdeath said:
NUser said:
Well Sony and Microsoft are certainly giving you more for your money (more AAA games, more performance, more media capabilities (blueray).
So ill say Nintendo

I'll take a new Zelda or Xenoblade Chronicles or The Last of Us any day over Gears of Halo 46865789976433.  I guess my idea of "AAA" is not what the mainstream definition of "AAA" is.  To me, Madden and Call of Duty type games are just money-grubbing shovelware, and you can  pretty much add "me too" Halo to the list now.  It's been whored out every time MS needs money and they keep cancelling everything else. And gameless $250 CEs on top of it and blatantly marketing to the puffed up masculinity of the mainstream Western market exclusively.

 

Real "AAA" games are timeless masterpieces like Xenoblade Chronicles, Ni no Kuni, and The Last of Us.  Not copy-pasted 10 x 10 versus mode alley ways and new gun skins every 3 months.

What about this?



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Based on recent history it seems to be Nintendo. Nintendo always seems to try to make a profit on hardware, Nintendo games also seem to stay at full price for a lot longer. The latest example is accessory pricing for the Switch.  There's other examples which are more being out of touch dicks than money grubbing: YouTube content policies, region protection (finally dropped on Switch); digital software policy....

I think Nintendo got used to basically printing money with DS & Wii both in terms of units sold and profit margin. Now they are struggling to sell large numbers of units, so they have to take profit anywhere they can by keeping prices up.

MS has subsidized the Xbox business heavily so users benefited.  Sony's PS4 business is healthy, so they can afford to cut a lot of deals and drop software prices fairly quickly to reach a wider audience.



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Rab said:

Price comparison of all consoles adjusted for inflation, just to have some facts for comparison sake 

 

Price isn't everything, value, and percieved one is. If Switch would have launched on 2013 at the same price I doubt people would call it expensive. But it's launching 2017 against consoles stronger (No portability for those though) and that have bigger catalogs. Same thing with online, if the service was like xbox live or psplus people wouldn't complain as much, but nintendo hasn't showed anything that can guarantee it can be at that level.

I think that's where people are coming from when they say it's expensive 



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Nintendo easily, look at the Switch accessories prices. Pokemon X/Y is still the same $40 since launch in Canada, which is absurd

I think Microsoft is also guilty, but recent steps like selling Xbox one S at a loss, and Backwards compatibility have been quite good. Rare replay is usually $9.99 even in Canada, which is astronomical value.



Bet with Intrinsic:

The Switch will outsell 3DS (based on VGchartz numbers), according to me, while Intrinsic thinks the opposite will hold true. One month avatar control for the loser's avatar.

50 dollars for milking imaginary cow tits and eating a imaginary sandwich. Is this even a question ?