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There has been quite a bit of backlash after Nintendo announced paid DLC for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Some people have gone as far as claiming that Nintendo has embraced the dark side while others called out Nintendo fans for being supportive of Nintendo's methods, stating that Nintendo fans are basically digging their own grave by letting themselves get screwed over like this. Now you might ask why such people don't spend their energy on calling out the shenanigans that are going on on their platform of choice, and that's a good question. However, this is not what this thread is about, so here are five excellent reasons why Nintendo doing DLC is a good thing.

1. DLC is the only way that high quality games can be made - Let's not beat around the bush here. Development costs have increased and will continue to rise, yet game prices are staying flat. The numbers don't add up, so additional money has to come from somewhere. There is no conceivable way to provide gaming excellence without spending tens of millions on game development.

2. DLC provides us with more Nintendo goodness - We all know this problem: Delays are common for Nintendo games, so we go through periods where we are starving for more Nintendo content and subsequently become prone to console ourselves with third party software. And then we regret it and feel bad about ourselves because we didn't have enough patience to wait for the next Nintendo title. DLC for Nintendo games is the solution.

3. DLC allows us to give Nintendo more money and keep them in business - If you are a regular visitor of video game forums, you've come to expect a monthly (or weekly) "Nintendo should go third party" thread which argues that Nintendo has run out of chances and is on the brink of exiting the hardware business. The common error these people make is that they severely underestimate how much we are willing to throw money at Nintendo. A Switch T-shirt for Link is a good deal.

4. DLC is better than amiibo - There, I said it. For one, DLC comes without a stupid plastic toy. Two, DLC removes more substantial content from games than amiibo, so paying for DLC is worth it while paying for amiibo is not. And three, since DLC is entirely digital, there's no risk that a late-night trip to the toilet ends with stepping barefooted on a figurine that your kid didn't put back on the shelf where it belongs.

5. DLC allows us to claim that Nintendo is keeping up with industry standards - While Nintendo is still lagging behind in offering exclusive preorder bonuses and a selection of five different special editions at launch, the asking price of $2.50 for a single Fire Emblem map is nothing to scoff at. Likewise, Nintendo may still stubbornly subscribe to the notion that games shouldn't get GBs of patches right after launch, but at least on the DLC front we already have a promising future ahead of us.



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6. DLC allows Nintendo to once again show the industry how to do it correctly - The reasons why people dislike DLC are due to bad practices by 3rd parties. Nintendo is once again leading the industry in high quality and high value solutions.



superchunk said:

6. DLC allows Nintendo to once again show the industry how to do it correctly - The reasons why people dislike DLC are due to bad practices by 3rd parties. Nintendo is once again leading the industry in high quality and high value solutions.

Gives me flashbacks of how you defended Mario Golf's day 1 DLC.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes

RolStoppable said:
superchunk said:

6. DLC allows Nintendo to once again show the industry how to do it correctly - The reasons why people dislike DLC are due to bad practices by 3rd parties. Nintendo is once again leading the industry in high quality and high value solutions.

Gives me flashbacks of how you defended Mario Golf's day 1 DLC.

Here I try to help you and you troll me with alternative facts.



superchunk said:

6. DLC allows Nintendo to once again show the industry how to do it correctly - The reasons why people dislike DLC are due to bad practices by 3rd parties. Nintendo is once again leading the industry in high quality and high value solutions.

Fire Emblem DLC's and Amiibo locked content are almost death-inducing, so I doubt this point really has much substance. xD



I know you shouldn't ever be taken seriously, but still. Announcing DLC before the game's release is unacceptable. It was only bound to provide backlash, and deservedly so. They really didn't have any need to do that, considering the content they're making is still almost a whole year away.

I am convinced that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the greatest movie ever and people just don't want to accept it.

superchunk said:

6. DLC allows Nintendo to once again show the industry how to do it correctly - The reasons why people dislike DLC are due to bad practices by 3rd parties. Nintendo is once again leading the industry in high quality and high value solutions.

There is actually plenty of good DLC made by 3rd parties, I agree with you in general though (although I'm not so sure that Nintendo will do it "right" either, to be honest). I prefer pure expansions instead, The Witcher 3 has the best expansion packs I've ever tried in my entire life and some cool free DLC as well.



End of 2016 hardware sales:

Wii U: 15 million. PS4: 54 million. One: 30 million. 3DS: 64.8 million. PSVita: 15.2 million.

superchunk said:

Here I try to help you and you troll me with alternative facts.

Just look at the quote below, superchunk. You were wrong and you should know it. Meanwhile, all of my points still stand.

Wright said:
superchunk said:

6. DLC allows Nintendo to once again show the industry how to do it correctly - The reasons why people dislike DLC are due to bad practices by 3rd parties. Nintendo is once again leading the industry in high quality and high value solutions.

Fire Emblem DLC's and Amiibo locked content are almost death-inducing, so I doubt this point really has much substance. xD



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes

Wright said:
superchunk said:

6. DLC allows Nintendo to once again show the industry how to do it correctly - The reasons why people dislike DLC are due to bad practices by 3rd parties. Nintendo is once again leading the industry in high quality and high value solutions.

Fire Emblem DLC's and Amiibo locked content are almost death-inducing, so I doubt this point really has much substance. xD

I've yet to see any amiibo content that was wroth anything. Amiibo's are just collectables, imo.

Fire Emblem DLC is purely garbage or pay to win. The DLC for fire emblem adds nothing ot the game and there is zero incentive to purchase, unless you want to make the game boring by playing the gold/xp missions to makek your team OP.



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Why do people get this worked up over DLC?

Buy it or don't.