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CuCabeludo said:

Labo goes agains the consencus that children's toys need to be somewhat durable to stand against theim for a good amount of time. Paper is not that durable.

Cardboard is also extremely cheap and replacable. You can make your own creations from nothing but boxes what you'd throw out for recycling. It is an innately brilliant idea. Children destroy things. Labo makes total sense and wouldn't work at all as an introduction to engineering if it was made of preset plastic. 



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I really thought it was going to be huge around the holidays...but yea. I dont see it being anything large. I haven't seen any commercials for the product either.



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to let go when it?s your final day

...When death is on it's way"

No it's not. Nintendo was due for a dud after Switch has done so well. Let it die in peace.



outlawauron said:
No it's not. Nintendo was due for a dud after Switch has done so well. Let it die in peace.

I wouldn't call a product that sold well over 1 million and on track for two by January a dud. Sure it's not a mega hit, but it's a solid start.



Alot of developers would love to have "dud" sales like Labo has had so far.



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Naum said:
Alot of developers would love to have "dud" sales like Labo has had so far.

Sure they would. But they're not Nintendo. They can't get Ariana Grande and The Roots to shill their product on a huge television show viewed by millions upon millions of people.



Megiddo said:
Naum said:
Alot of developers would love to have "dud" sales like Labo has had so far.

Sure they would. But they're not Nintendo. They can't get Ariana Grande and The Roots to shill their product on a huge television show viewed by millions upon millions of people.

Oh god, is this going to be another 1-2 Switch and ARMS scenario where every-time its sales climb, the standards for success get arbitrarily changed because you don't like it?



TheMisterManGuy said:
Megiddo said:

Sure they would. But they're not Nintendo. They can't get Ariana Grande and The Roots to shill their product on a huge television show viewed by millions upon millions of people.

Oh god, is this going to be another 1-2 Switch and ARMS scenario where every-time its sales climb, the standards for success get arbitrarily changed because you don't like it?

No, it's a direct confrontation of your argument. Nintendo isn't "a lot of developers". They have so much more clout, money, and resources at hand. How many small-time electronic companies do you think would want their product to sell ~15 million units globally? Just because there are other companies that would like to have what the Wii U achieved doesn't mean that for Nintendo, who have higher expectations for their products, it wasn't a failure.

It's a meaningless, substance-less attempt at a deflection that doesn't offer any sort of input into the conversation.



Megiddo said:
TheMisterManGuy said:

Oh god, is this going to be another 1-2 Switch and ARMS scenario where every-time its sales climb, the standards for success get arbitrarily changed because you don't like it?

No, it's a direct confrontation of your argument. Nintendo isn't "a lot of developers". They have so much more clout, money, and resources at hand. How many small-time electronic companies do you think would want their product to sell ~15 million units globally? Just because there are other companies that would like to have what the Wii U achieved doesn't mean that for Nintendo, who have higher expectations for their products, it wasn't a failure.

1-2 million in year one is still pretty good no matter how you look at it. Nintendo never really expected this thing to do monster numbers right away, rather they intend for it to sell at a steady pace for a long time. People are only calling it a failure relative to the numbers other Switch games. Same with 1-2 Switch and ARMS, which people also really tried to paint as failures because they didn't do 5 million copies in 4 months or something. 



TheMisterManGuy said:
outlawauron said:
No it's not. Nintendo was due for a dud after Switch has done so well. Let it die in peace.

I wouldn't call a product that sold well over 1 million and on track for two by January a dud. Sure it's not a mega hit, but it's a solid start.

I would see a more detailed breakdown like we have for Japan, because we know that it still hasn't sold through its initial Japanese shipment. While the expectations (and marketing push from Nintendo) shifted with the third Labo kit, it's not matching up with initial expectations.