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Wyrdness said:
Cobretti2 said:

Lol even the PS VIta at one stage had 2 shelves worth of games and 3DS always the 1. The other thing with Nintendo section is they just put out lots of multiple copies of the same game, Where as with PS games they may have two copies and the rest outback.

If Switch is a hybrid of the two surely, then it should be flourishing more in terms of shelf space? At this point if switch has the games and we aren't seeing them on shelves then there is a serious distribution issue of physical games here.

Shelf space in your local store doesn't equal game library especially in a day and age where the are more digital sales and online stores like Amazon, what is more accurate is if we look at games in the actual library.

Yer nah.

If a person walks into a dedicated game store and sees the competition flourishing and the other not, I know what I am buying.

You have just answered it, clearly Nintendo to tight arse for me to have access to physical games if I have to rely on digital catalogues.



 

 

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Cobretti2 said:
Wyrdness said:

Shelf space in your local store doesn't equal game library especially in a day and age where the are more digital sales and online stores like Amazon, what is more accurate is if we look at games in the actual library.

Yer nah.

If a person walks into a dedicated game store and sees the competition flourishing and the other not, I know what I am buying.

You have just answered it, clearly Nintendo to tight arse for me to have access to physical games if I have to rely on digital catalogues.

You just spewed a load of waffle that said nothing to try and sound like you're right stores decide themselves what to stock not companies, people mainly buy digital or from online stores like Amazon as it's far more convenient hence why so many retailers are taking big losses on games sales an example being Gamestop who had a disastrous loss last quarter which is why your shelf space argument has little bearing on a platform's library other than who is still going to the said store and that dictates what the store decides to stock up on.



Cobretti2 said:
Wyrdness said:

Shelf space in your local store doesn't equal game library especially in a day and age where the are more digital sales and online stores like Amazon, what is more accurate is if we look at games in the actual library.

Yer nah.

If a person walks into a dedicated game store and sees the competition flourishing and the other not, I know what I am buying.

You have just answered it, clearly Nintendo to tight arse for me to have access to physical games if I have to rely on digital catalogues.

Well... you were just talking about how the Vita had more shelf space at a point than the 3DS... so it doesn't seem that shelf space is a huge factor in purchasing decision.



Wyrdness said:
Cobretti2 said:

Yer nah.

If a person walks into a dedicated game store and sees the competition flourishing and the other not, I know what I am buying.

You have just answered it, clearly Nintendo to tight arse for me to have access to physical games if I have to rely on digital catalogues.

You just spewed a load of waffle that said nothing to try and sound like you're right stores decide themselves what to stock not companies, people mainly buy digital or from online stores like Amazon as it's far more convenient hence why so many retailers are taking big losses on games sales an example being Gamestop who had a disastrous loss last quarter which is why your shelf space argument has little bearing on a platform's library other than who is still going to the said store and that dictates what the store decides to stock up on.

With my work I end up going to many stores, it is the same story.

Irrespective of what is happening online, under your logic if more and more people are buying digital or on amazon, surely all platform sections would shrink accordingly in terms of shelf space.  The shelf space arrangements I mentioned have been around like that long before online shopping was a thing in Australia.  If these haven't changed clearly it just shows that PS4 has more games that are worth putting on shelf or Nintendo don't want to pay for shelf space.

 

OK lets roll with your online idea, i checked online for one of the major retailers here in Aus.

Ps4 has 90 announced games coming in 2019, with 50 confirmed release dates

Switch has 40 announced games coming in 2019, with 15 confirmed release dates.

Surely you can see why the Switch looks like its in a dry spell to a gamer that has other tastes then just Nintendo games?

Hell I ain't even worried about 2019 too much its the fact we are not seeing any 3rd parties really saying they gonna go full swing into switch development either which is concerning.



 

 

JWeinCom said:
Cobretti2 said:

Yer nah.

If a person walks into a dedicated game store and sees the competition flourishing and the other not, I know what I am buying.

You have just answered it, clearly Nintendo to tight arse for me to have access to physical games if I have to rely on digital catalogues.

Well... you were just talking about how the Vita had more shelf space at a point than the 3DS... so it doesn't seem that shelf space is a huge factor in purchasing decision.

lol bad example. It lasted a year at launch, but I guess Sony had high hopes then. then shrunk from there to same size as 3ds.



 

 

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Cobretti2 said:
JWeinCom said:

Well... you were just talking about how the Vita had more shelf space at a point than the 3DS... so it doesn't seem that shelf space is a huge factor in purchasing decision.

lol bad example. It lasted a year at launch, but I guess Sony had high hopes then. then shrunk from there to same size as 3ds.

I am not sure what you have been going on about. At the Best Buy I work at our Switch end cap is almost as big as our Xbox One end cap already. Also you do realize PS4 and Xbox One have been out 5-6 years now of course they are going to have a bit bigger end caps. Also Our 3DS end cap is huge. It is bigger than our Xbox one end cap. Also we keep a lot of our 3DS and Switch games in the back because we don't even have space for them.



Ryugarr said:
Cobretti2 said:

lol bad example. It lasted a year at launch, but I guess Sony had high hopes then. then shrunk from there to same size as 3ds.

I am not sure what you have been going on about. At the Best Buy I work at our Switch end cap is almost as big as our Xbox One end cap already. Also you do realize PS4 and Xbox One have been out 5-6 years now of course they are going to have a bit bigger end caps. Also Our 3DS end cap is huge. It is bigger than our Xbox one end cap. Also we keep a lot of our 3DS and Switch games in the back because we don't even have space for them.

Australia. I am sure the US is better. You guys get more NTSC releases than we do in PAL regions.



 

 

Cobretti2 said:
Ryugarr said:

I am not sure what you have been going on about. At the Best Buy I work at our Switch end cap is almost as big as our Xbox One end cap already. Also you do realize PS4 and Xbox One have been out 5-6 years now of course they are going to have a bit bigger end caps. Also Our 3DS end cap is huge. It is bigger than our Xbox one end cap. Also we keep a lot of our 3DS and Switch games in the back because we don't even have space for them.

Australia. I am sure the US is better. You guys get more NTSC releases than we do in PAL regions.

According to Nintendo, at the end of 2018 Japan had 245 retail releases, Americas had 317 retail releases and Other had 315 retail releases.



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Cobretti2 said:
Ryugarr said:

I am not sure what you have been going on about. At the Best Buy I work at our Switch end cap is almost as big as our Xbox One end cap already. Also you do realize PS4 and Xbox One have been out 5-6 years now of course they are going to have a bit bigger end caps. Also Our 3DS end cap is huge. It is bigger than our Xbox one end cap. Also we keep a lot of our 3DS and Switch games in the back because we don't even have space for them.

Australia. I am sure the US is better. You guys get more NTSC releases than we do in PAL regions.

Oh I see! That is disappointing for you. I am sorry for you friend!



Ryugarr said:
Cobretti2 said:

Australia. I am sure the US is better. You guys get more NTSC releases than we do in PAL regions.

Oh I see! That is disappointing for you. I am sorry for you friend!

Lol when I went to the US in 2008 it was like XMAS buying up all these DS games, so many to pick from.