It's obvious Labo has been a flop and not driven hardware sales in anyway whatsoever. It was clear Nintendo anticipated Labo helping drive Switch up to 20 million units.
The lesson to Nintendo should be to pace their releases consistently.
Not an invalid position, but don't you think you were right when you said Nintendo probably had higher expectations for Labo? If so, and it performed as we presume Nintendo expected, they would largely have taken your advice, they just didn't execute their plan well.
Well, at this stage it looks like 3DS is not going to reach the lifetime sales of the GBA or PSP, leaving it as as Nintendo's lowest selling portable and falling short of even the loser of last gen's portable war.
A fair fate for a platform that had some good software, but was ultimately not good hardware.
For the hardware revision I expect smaller size and better battery life
Is this physically possible? I haven't been keeping super up to date with improvements in battery life technology, but I haven't heard of any recent breakthroughs, although I' cautiously optimistic about a few of the projects being touted.
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With Aces being the best selling Mario Tennis ever, hopefully Nintendo pays more attention to Camelot.I dont know is Camelot is fully owned by Nintendo(and thus an internal studio), but even if they arent, I really want Nintendo to pay more attention to them and either give them a bigger budget to make their game, or invest in them for them to have a bigger budget and bigger teams.I want a new Golden Sun dammit!
And gotta say, Im slightly dissapointed in Octopath sales.Dont get me wrong, they are great.The game is basically at 1.3 million right now.But I honestly expected for it to have sold more than 1.5 million by now, and eventually sold a bit more than XC 2 by the end of its life.1.5 million is basically garanteed at this point and 2 million is still on the table though, so if Square dosent cheap out with the sequel like they did with Bravely Default, we could be seeing a great new franchise being born.
I believe Camelot is second party, not first, i.e. not owned by Nintendo. As for Octopath, I believe you were later correct that these numbers exclude Japan, as the game was published by Square there. That said, I'm not sure it lit Japan on fire.
You have to wonder if Nintendo just doesn't know how to keep momentum anymore when they have it.
Oh, I'd say we have more than enough data by now to not have to wonder.