When do you think the first wave of Switch Nintendo Selects will release?

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Yeah it sucks they're taking so long. I have to be extremely picky choosing Nintendo's Switch games because each of them is always $60. There's no incentive to move beyond the comfort zone, really, so to speak.






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I thought "selects" would be their best selling titles like Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart, Smash Bros, etc.... If that is the case, then I don't think they will become "selects" for several more years since people still buy these games at full price when they get a Switch. A $30 (or less) Breath of the Wild really only makes sense when the Switch is $150 or less. At that point you are getting customers who are a lot more price conscious.

I guess a game like Mario Tennis Aces is pretty ready for a price cut, but I don't think it should get a special label. "Selects" really ought to be for their best selling titles.

Not for a while. At least 2021 to give some of their lower profile 1st party titles in 2017-2018 a second wind of sales.

I think their Selects lineup for the Switch will be used more as a marketing tool to sell more of their B-C tier 1st party games and expand their reach instead of their S-A tier games that don't really need it.

I think the 1st wave will be ARMS, 1-2 Switch, Mario & Rabbids, Fire Emblem Warriors, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Tropical Freeze, and Mario Tennis Aces for all their 'B-C' tier titles, and then either Splatoon 2 or Super Mario Odyssey to have that 1 'S-A' tier title.

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I would guess we won't see anything until the new consoles launch or the holidays. At some point I imagine Nintendo will want to stimulate sales with price cuts.

X1 and PS4 sales are slowing partly because people are waiting for 9th gen.

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I'm only starting to see a handful of physical 3rd party games discounted to $20. For whatever reason, most Switch games maintain their value. Discounts for good ones seem to only fall into the $30s.

The digital store has had some pretty good deals though.

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Wouldn't expect them till mid 2021.

2020 at the bare minimum. Probably not even until 2021. Most Nintendo 1st-party titles are evergreen.

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I'd say 2021 is the earliest it could happen, at the end of the year.