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Should the Nintendo Switch get a price cut?

Yahoo! (Yes it should) 28 31.11%
 
D'oh, I missed! (It should not) 62 68.89%
 
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I think Nintendo is gonna do a permanent price cut next year, most likely. It’s hard to believe they need a permanent price cut this year. I can see bundles though.

The Swtch isn’t really losing momentum and the sales have been really good up to this point. Why cut it this year when there’s really no signs of the console slowing down outside of a February month? Remember, Nintendo did not want to launch the Switch and sell at a loss. Whether you believe the NVIDIA chip, the joy cons, the dock, and the extra stuff that come with the overall package cost $199 or $250 to make a unit, it doesn’t really matter. They want to build profit and revenue. And at this time, it doesn’t seem that the profits and revenue are gonna decline (if at all) to a point that a price cut is warranted this year. I guess we’ll see in the April financial report.



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PortisheadBiscuit said:
AlfredoTurkey said:

From 1991-1994, Sega dominated. I've talked with SOA head of marketing Al Nilsen and he confirmed that during that period, kids were voting for Sonic over Mario in all their tests. Market research showed that Sonic was more well known than the President of the United States. He was the number one mascot of the 16-bit era in the US by far.

As far as over all sales, it wasn't until late 1994, when Sega had internally shifted all resources to the Saturn and thus, left the gen that Nintendo started really gaining. The over all numbers are hard to come by. I have documents that show it won the US, but there are others who claim that the SNES eventually over took it but to me, that's pointless. 

A race is run and the results only matter as long as they're both in the race. If one leaves the race ahead, on their own accord, to race a different race... does the person who is losing the race win? Technically, sure. But not really. Sega left the 16-bit generation winning.

Seems like a bit of horse pucky here.

Super Mario World alone outsold Sonic 1, 2, and 3 combined in N. America 12.78 million to 8.52 million

Sega Genesis debuted a full 2 years before the SNES in the U.S., so SNES catching up in sales after Saturn debuted seems like a level playing field 

GProgrammer said:

Yes SNES outsold the Genesis 20 million to 18.5 Million

Just as I thought, very close in terms of sales with Genesis losing

 

13 Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) 22.88
16 Sega Genesis (GEN) 16.98

http://www.vgchartz.com/analysis/platform_totals/



I don't think I've ever been this outvoted in one of my threads before.

Guess we can wait for a price cut.



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Rocketjay8 said:

 

13 Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) 22.88
16 Sega Genesis (GEN) 16.98

http://www.vgchartz.com/analysis/platform_totals/

the SNES 20 million and Sega Genesis 18.5 million is from actual NPD data



CaptainExplosion said:
I don't think I've ever been this outvoted in one of my threads before.

Guess we can wait for a price cut.

I mean, ~15 million in one year making it one of the best first year's in console history and selling 200k+ each week.....from Nintendo's perspective why in the world would they cut the price?



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:
berzerkertank said:
I think that the Switch should have launched at $250 instead of the $300 price tag they ended up going with, but it's given me enough great games in its first year, so I think that it's okay for right now.

Why do you think that? Just personal value? 

Pretty much. I'm fine with paying any amount below $400, so I never have to worry about being cheated out of money that often.



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A price cut is usually done when sales start to flag to keep interest going. With Switch doing how it is, a digital pack-in game at the same price point is much more likely than a price drop.



I say give the current Switch a $50 or so price cut if they come out with a 64 GB version (which would be $300).



Lifetime Sales Predictions 

PS4: 122 mil (was 100 million) Xbox One: 55 mil (was 50 mil) Switch: 79 million

3DS: 77 mil (was 73 million)

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CaptainExplosion said:
I don't think I've ever been this outvoted in one of my threads before.

Guess we can wait for a price cut.

Haha, still made for an interesting discussion.



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wait for a new revision, and the older version of Switch would certainly drop price and could have a bundle game as well.