Hey, a fellow 2007 VGC user. Welcome back.
And thanks for your view on Momotaro Dentetsu. Indeed many of us were surprised by it's success.
This success has many consequences. I mean, for one japanese third parties will notice it is possible to have success as a third party on Switch for one and with a simple and fun gameplay not driven by graphics. So maybe we will see in the future more japanese devs developing for Switch (if they aren't already) and also more confidence in colorful simple and fun experiences. I would hope so.
Another thing: Konami was recently removing themself nearly completely from video games. Does this success make them rethink that? With all the Hudson Soft IPs they actually have a big catalog of IPs that they can try games with low investment to possible big success, just like Momotaro Dentetsu.
That is a great question. I wouldn't even be surprised if the bring that sports party game they had cancelled for Switch back from the dead. Another thing is that, aside from Super Bomberman R (That was also a million seller), they barely have taken advantage from Hudson's IPs this last decade. Could this make them look back at their catalog?