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Which Nintendo Franchise will be the next to join the "10m club"?

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Next game in a Nintendo franchise to hit 10m?

Tomadachi life 3 6.38%
 
Luigi's Mansion 27 57.45%
 
Mario maker 3 6.38%
 
Ring fit/adventure 2 4.26%
 
New IP 2 4.26%
 
None 0 0.00%
 
Don't care 1 2.13%
 
Paper Mario 1 2.13%
 
Donkey Kong 3 6.38%
 
Something else 5 10.64%
 
Total:47
Metroid33slayer said:
peachbuggy said:

I categorised Mario party similarly to Splatoon in the OP. I figured they would both get there easily, so omitted them both.

Okay, didn't realise. Anyway aside from Luigi's mansion i don't see any of nintendo'ss current IP  getting to 10 million. The most likely candidate would be Donkey kong, DKC on Snes was a 9 million seller and Returns did 6.5m on Wii so there is potential but it would have to be a 10/10 in quality with great multiplayer and release in the next year or two before switch momentum declines. Other than that well If there was a Diddy Kong racing sequel with the production values of Mario kart and with Banjo as a guest racer like the original then it would have the mass market appeal to achieve 10 million.


Personally I would agree Luigi's mansion has the best shot and will likely be the next franchise to hit 10m sold. I put a few wild cards on the list too. Some I feel may at some stage cross 10m. Also, Donkey Kong will be a tough 1 to predict. I thought I was right, I think official numbers for the SNES version of country was over 9m but that was a long time ago. However, with a lot of Nintendo's franchises breaking franchise records on Switch, if announced it would definitely be in with a shot. Although all or most of your stipulations would have to align for it to be a reality. If a diddy kong racing sequel exists I agree it would have a shot but maybe a long shot.



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CaptainExplosion said:
peachbuggy said:

Peer pressure, to play the same generic shit their mates are playing year after year I guess. Also, I totally agree with you.

And IGN seems to worship COD no questions asked.

I can’t believe I am going to do this, but...here’s a defence of COD, at least relative to Metroid.

I prefer Metroid and own no COD games, but let’s be honest: Metroid content is pretty niche while COD picks the very simple and popular subject of warfare.  COD Also has standard, consistent multiplayer and straightforward gameplay while Metroid is usually solo and includes a lot of brain teasers and unusual gameplay like the morph ball.  Metroid’s assets as a hardcore gamer game are holding it back as a mainstream game.

and guess what?  I kind of like it that way.  Maybe with the right gameplay overhaul Metroid could pass 10 million, but I’d argue Nintendo should leave the series somewhat niche rather than totally revamping for 3-5 million more sales.



I voted Paper Mario.... because of wishfull thinking.

I want to see a ambious paper mario, thats old school turn based rpg, done right again by Nintendo.
That then also goes on to sell that much.



A lot of people are saying Luigi's Mansion 3...and I completely agree! It's hit 5 million already and it hasn't been a year yet. It's definitely got a chance.



S.Peelman said:
CaptainExplosion said:

And I still don't get why so many people are buying that generic garbage.

Metroid Prime has actual soul and depth, while COD is just the same boring and brown slop again and again.

peachbuggy said:

Peer pressure, to play the same generic shit their mates are playing year after year I guess. Also, I totally agree with you.

I’m not really looking to have a debate about the merits of CoD, believe me, and I haven’t played it after 2 either, but I do want to say that it’s not just about that.

It’s about having ‘mindless’ fun. Call of Duty offers this, a complicated game like Metroid doesn’t. That’s a different kind of fun. With CoD you can just shoot at stuff for half an hour and see a bunch of explosions, and think nothing of it. And that’s in the end what most people want.

Pfft. Doom and Duke Nukem 3D have done mindless fun for years before COD.



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JRPGfan said:
I voted Paper Mario.... because of wishfull thinking.

I want to see a ambious paper mario, thats old school turn based rpg, done right again by Nintendo.
That then also goes on to sell that much.

Cool! All the options have a vote now, apart from "none". Kind of vindicates my original picks. Would be good to see if Nintendo goes that route with PM and if it fulfils expectations both critically and commercially.



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axumblade said:
A lot of people are saying Luigi's Mansion 3...and I completely agree! It's hit 5 million already and it hasn't been a year yet. It's definitely got a chance.

When I was constructing the poll I considered it to be the safest bet. It got my vote too due to how well it sold initially and also the legs it is seeming to possess. 



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ring fit.
I can totally see nintendo bundling the switch with it and marketing properly to get blue ocean sales along the years.



jonathanalis said:
ring fit.
I can totally see nintendo bundling the switch with it and marketing properly to get blue ocean sales along the years.

Possible but it's a hard milestone to reach. Bundling would definitely help though.



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CaptainExplosion said:
S.Peelman said:

I’m not really looking to have a debate about the merits of CoD, believe me, and I haven’t played it after 2 either, but I do want to say that it’s not just about that.

It’s about having ‘mindless’ fun. Call of Duty offers this, a complicated game like Metroid doesn’t. That’s a different kind of fun. With CoD you can just shoot at stuff for half an hour and see a bunch of explosions, and think nothing of it. And that’s in the end what most people want.

Pfft. Doom and Duke Nukem 3D have done mindless fun for years before COD.

Yes, and I'm pretty sure those were also a lot more popular than Metroid (at least relative to the market at the time) because of that, which is the point.