Lonely_Dolphin said:
wombat123 said:

It just doesn't seem logical to potentially cannibalize sales by stuffing too many JRPGs in one year regardless of whether they're ports or remasters.  But now that I think of it, I also thought it wasn't a good idea to release NSMBUDX, Yoshi's Crafted World and Mario Maker 2 so close together but Nintendo did it anyway and overall sales for all of them weren't really affected.

Why are you assuming they would cannibalize? There's nothing stopping people from buying multiple games in the same genre. I doubt people go "ok this year I'm going to buy 1 platformer, 1 puzzler, 1 shooter." Plus the reverse can be said too, that more games of a genre means more fans of that genre will be made/buy the system therefore increasing the sales of games in said genre.

If there's a small enough release gap separating games of similar genres, it could be the difference to a lot of potential buyers between buying all of them at full-price or buying one or two at full-price while leaving the other ones for 2nd-hand purchases, sales or irrelevance.  I know I remember doing that a lot when I was a teenager with a limited income.