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I still retain that if he price issues are such a big deal, that the third parties could exploit the heck out of it by taking over that niche.

But they don't. So either they are idiots, or the option isn't as lucrative as you all think.



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?

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Pyro as Bill said:
Sahib said:

C’mon bro, most Nintendo games have indie level production values, even their biggest games aren’t even half as ambitious as games like RDR2, God of War, Horizon, Call of Duty, and countless more.

Nintendo just humiliated the AAA game industry by making the best ever open world game on 10yr old hardware.

They have the most successful racing, fighting, platforming, RPG games and the highest selling first party shooter.

High end graphics are easy to achieve. Timeless gameplay requires actual talent.

You are talking like a fanboy. Nintendo didn't  humiliate anyone this past year. All these Game of the Year Awards were mostly PS4 games or multi-play with X1-PC so stop the delulu talk.



youngbr said:
Pyro as Bill said:

Nintendo just humiliated the AAA game industry by making the best ever open world game on 10yr old hardware.

They have the most successful racing, fighting, platforming, RPG games and the highest selling first party shooter.

High end graphics are easy to achieve. Timeless gameplay requires actual talent.

You are talking like a fanboy. Nintendo didn't  humiliate anyone this past year. All these Game of the Year Awards were mostly PS4 games or multi-play with X1-PC so stop the delulu talk.

20 years from now, BoTW and Splatoon will be considered the greatest games from the 8th gen. The fact they could have been done on 7th gen hardware makes it even more impressive as is the fact 'open world' and 'shooter' aren't considered Nintendo's forte.



Nov 2016 - NES outsells PS1 (JP)

Don't Play Stationary 4 ever. Switch!

The "less competition" argument doesn't make sense to me when the Switch is outpacing PS4/Xbox One in terms of number of releases, when launches are aligned.



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.

I remember Iwata saying one time, that he felt the strategy of lowering software prices could be dangerous, and for that reason he was concerned.

Because of this, he said depending on the software, prices should be lower out of the gate. He did this with Brain Age, which launched at less than $20.

The so-called "touch generations" line of games in Japan for the DS, also got priced much lower on day one. They needed to establish the value of the software right at the beginning, and never lower prices unless extremely necessary. I think this strategy has worked well for them.



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KingofTrolls said:
manuelogando40 said:

 So, what do you think. Sales, marketing strategy?

Thank you for your answers. 

The competition. The PS4's games library is flooded with new games every month. Day-night difference between Switch and PS4 here.

The PS4 and X1 had less quality titles for both 1st and 3rd party during their first 2 years than the Switch has had in less than 2 years.

 

I fail to see your point given that fact.  If a game sells, as most Nintendo games do, the price does not need to drop.  If it does not, it really should if it wants to move any units.  With that in mind however, I can think of a few games Nintendo has put out that could really use a price cut to expand the audience as they go underappreciated at full price.

 

I can understand why Zelda, Splatoon, Mario, Octopath Traveler, Xenoblade 2, Mario Kart, etc stay at full price outside of discounts.  They still sell so there is no reason to drop the price yet.

 

However games like Fire Emblem Heros, Hyrule Warriors Delux, Mario Tennis Aces, Kirby Star Allies, and the like could certainly use one.  A price cut would only benefit these titles, but Nintendo has made the choice to treat all of their exclusives equally and keep them at their base price for as long as possible.  At the end of the day, it is stubbornness and nothing more.



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flashfire926 said:

The "less competition" argument doesn't make sense to me when the Switch is outpacing PS4/Xbox One in terms of number of releases, when launches are aligned.

It does when you take into account that majority of those switch releases are games that people have played years ago, and in much better condition.



Sahib said:
flashfire926 said:

The "less competition" argument doesn't make sense to me when the Switch is outpacing PS4/Xbox One in terms of number of releases, when launches are aligned.

It does when you take into account that majority of those switch releases are games that people have played years ago, and in much better condition.

As if PS4/Xbox One didn't have a slew of ports in the first two years of their life-cycle as well, right?



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.

Different business models, AAA focuses on making money as quick as possible to clear costs and profit otherwise the studio/publisher ends up taking a huge hit because the costs accumulate with the next project and eat up into any potential profit the company makes, Nintendo's business model is more about retaining a flow of income in the long run hence why their games retain their prices and why Nintendo tend to approach their budgets a lot more conservatively it's also why sales legs of games is more of an important factor with them.



Pyro as Bill said:

Nintendo actually releases $100+ games for $60 whereas others release $1-$30 games for $60 until the thirstiest gamers are satisfied.

 

Pyro as Bill said:
Sahib said:

C’mon bro, most Nintendo games have indie level production values, even their biggest games aren’t even half as ambitious as games like RDR2, God of War, Horizon, Call of Duty, and countless more.

Nintendo just humiliated the AAA game industry by making the best ever open world game on 10yr old hardware.

They have the most successful racing, fighting, platforming, RPG games and the highest selling first party shooter.

High end graphics are easy to achieve. Timeless gameplay requires actual talent.

 

Pyro as Bill said:
youngbr said:

You are talking like a fanboy. Nintendo didn't  humiliate anyone this past year. All these Game of the Year Awards were mostly PS4 games or multi-play with X1-PC so stop the delulu talk.

20 years from now, BoTW and Splatoon will be considered the greatest games from the 8th gen. The fact they could have been done on 7th gen hardware makes it even more impressive as is the fact 'open world' and 'shooter' aren't considered Nintendo's forte.

WTF????

Wait... people still talk/think like this? Its sure been a while since I've seen this kinda........... commitment?