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trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

Yeah, the problem comes once we reach the second half, which was stacked with games last year and culminated in the system's first core Pokemon. 2020 will have its work cut out for it matching that.

A small price cut ($179 Switch Lite and $249 standard Switch) will help offset the lack of a core Pokemon game, as well as BotW2 or new 3D Mario game. I'd like Mario Kart 9, but I don't see that happening until Nintendo's next console. 

Yeah i don't expect Mario Kart 9 until Switch 2 either.

I don't expect a price cut though, Nintendo seem really stubbornly committed to maintaining price. I also think BOTW2 will be next year, as mainline Zelda games are always delayed.



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curl-6 said:
trunkswd said:

A small price cut ($179 Switch Lite and $249 standard Switch) will help offset the lack of a core Pokemon game, as well as BotW2 or new 3D Mario game. I'd like Mario Kart 9, but I don't see that happening until Nintendo's next console. 

Yeah i don't expect Mario Kart 9 until Switch 2 either.

I don't expect a price cut though, Nintendo seem really stubbornly committed to maintaining price. I also think BOTW2 will be next year, as mainline Zelda games are always delayed.

If not BotW2 than what? Nintendo will need some big game to keep sales up. 



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trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

Yeah i don't expect Mario Kart 9 until Switch 2 either.

I don't expect a price cut though, Nintendo seem really stubbornly committed to maintaining price. I also think BOTW2 will be next year, as mainline Zelda games are always delayed.

If not BotW2 than what? Nintendo will need some big game to keep sales up. 

Indeed they will, and I really hope that game is BOTW2, but the team's long history of delaying games leaves me with little confidence they can deliver this year. As to what their big games will be, Nintendo's silence on the matter is becoming extremely annoying.



curl-6 said:
trunkswd said:

If not BotW2 than what? Nintendo will need some big game to keep sales up. 

Indeed they will, and I really hope that game is BOTW2, but the team's long history of delaying games leaves me with little confidence they can deliver this year. As to what their big games will be, Nintendo's silence on the matter is becoming extremely annoying.

I don't think we have as much to worry regarding a delay in a squeal such as this.  They aren't tied to a console launch, it's not multiplatform and there won't be drastic changes to gameplay or mechanics.   A lot of the typical reasons for a big game launch do not seem to be at play here.  Further, there is pressure for a big holiday title.  



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SpokenTruth said:
curl-6 said:

Indeed they will, and I really hope that game is BOTW2, but the team's long history of delaying games leaves me with little confidence they can deliver this year. As to what their big games will be, Nintendo's silence on the matter is becoming extremely annoying.

I don't think we have as much to worry regarding a delay in a squeal such as this.  They aren't tied to a console launch, it's not multiplatform and there won't be drastic changes to gameplay or mechanics.   A lot of the typical reasons for a big game launch do not seem to be at play here.  Further, there is pressure for a big holiday title.  

I certainly hope you're right. I'd love to be able to play BOTW2 this year.



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curl-6 said:
trunkswd said:

If not BotW2 than what? Nintendo will need some big game to keep sales up. 

Indeed they will, and I really hope that game is BOTW2, but the team's long history of delaying games leaves me with little confidence they can deliver this year. As to what their big games will be, Nintendo's silence on the matter is becoming extremely annoying.

I understand not announcing a game YEARS in advance after BotW or well pretty much any Square Enix game being announced years and years before they finally launch. But I wouldn't mind announcing a game a year and a half before they come out. Ie. announce game at E3 2020 that will launch in holiday 2021.



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Well, the holiday title would be tricky to guess.
BOTW2 or odyssey 2?
switch sports?
Nintendogs switch?
Pokemon sword/shield definitive(60$ with the 2 dlc included)?
zelpa TP/WW?
none wouldnt move as many consoles as pokemon did this 2019.



trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

Indeed they will, and I really hope that game is BOTW2, but the team's long history of delaying games leaves me with little confidence they can deliver this year. As to what their big games will be, Nintendo's silence on the matter is becoming extremely annoying.

I understand not announcing a game YEARS in advance after BotW or well pretty much any Square Enix game being announced years and years before they finally launch. But I wouldn't mind announcing a game a year and a half before they come out. Ie. announce game at E3 2020 that will launch in holiday 2021.

Yeah it's driving me absolutely crazy atm that we know nothing about Switch's lineup passed March 20th as far as significant games go. I hate it when Nintendo do this, I need something concrete to look forward to.



curl-6 said:
trunkswd said:

I understand not announcing a game YEARS in advance after BotW or well pretty much any Square Enix game being announced years and years before they finally launch. But I wouldn't mind announcing a game a year and a half before they come out. Ie. announce game at E3 2020 that will launch in holiday 2021.

Yeah it's driving me absolutely crazy atm that we know nothing about Switch's lineup passed March 20th as far as significant games go. I hate it when Nintendo do this, I need something concrete to look forward to.

Relax.  They won't leave it empty and have plenty of time to announce.  Do you really plan out your holiday game play list this far out anyway?



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SpokenTruth said:
curl-6 said:

Yeah it's driving me absolutely crazy atm that we know nothing about Switch's lineup passed March 20th as far as significant games go. I hate it when Nintendo do this, I need something concrete to look forward to.

Relax.  They won't leave it empty and have plenty of time to announce.  Do you really plan out your holiday game play list this far out anyway?

Not the holidays, but I'd like to know what I can expect to look forward to in April, May, June, July, August...

I'd mean so much for me atm to have a solid date for a game I'm excited for, to make the future not feel so dark.