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I will not buy a Bandai Namco game for the rest of 2018 (including stuff like Smash if they helped develop it).

It's become clear that I (and other Switch owners) are invisible to them, what we buy/support doesn't matter to them. Only the chosen PS4 owners may play all their games, whether they end up buying them or not (unconditional support for Sony vs. "let's see if this test game sells, then we'll look into supporting you" for Nintendo). I'm sick of this.

No word on FighterZ even though Xenoverse 2 did so well. Announced a Tales game one year ago but haven't mentioned it since. One Piece skipping Switch. SC6 skipping Switch. Gundam Breaker and SRW skipping Switch. Now God Eater 3. This is going to continue, they are NOT interested in Switch versions of their games. They made their decision before the Switch even released and now we get late ports at best.

This is bullshit. I'm not going to support a company like this any longer.

Don't think buying Xenoverse 2 or that fucking Naruto Collection is going to get us new games. They think we're suckers for buying those late ports. This is just like how Capcom behaved during the Wii days. We passed their tests (Umbrella Chronicles, RE4 etc.), but as a reward we got more shitty games or late ports. This is not a cycle you can break out of.

If you don't remember the third party cycle from the Wii days, it goes like this:
Shitty game/late port sells -> more shitty games/late ports because they sell
Shitty game/late port doesn't sell -> no more games

We're right back to this, but this time it's even more infuriating because these PS4 games can run on a Switch with minor adjustments. GE3 looks like a fucking Vita game. There is no excuse for this, it's just pure fuckery.

 

If you're under some delusion that BN is going to "course correct" one day, I have a bridge to sell to you.

 

 I don't give a shit about this company anymore. I don't care about what they do anymore. I'm out.



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It's not a boycott if you can't play the games on your chosen system. Anyway, good luck with that, always love to see people standing up and sticking it to the man, although I'll not join you in this endeavour.



The basic principal of what you're asking isn't that unreasonable, but you don't have to act like a crybaby to express your feelings.

You shouldn't expect a Dragon Ball Fighter Z port to be announced when the company that makes the Switch can't even give people a clear expectation of what to expect from them FOUR MONTHS into the year. Dragon Ball Fighter Z isn't even old.



I think you're putting too much emotion into this, I think that you have to consider that Namco, Sony and Nintendo are all companies trying to gain capital, they have no idea who you are as an individual, so "Switch owners" is sort of an imagined community.



Most of their internally developed games are mediocre and low budget anime crap, so I don't really care.




"The strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must" - Thoukydides

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Alkibiádēs said:
Most of their internally developed games are mediocre and low budget anime crap, so I don't really care.


So, like Xenoblade 2 and Breath of the Wild(budget aside ... )



Alkibiádēs said:
Most of their internally developed games are mediocre and low budget anime crap, so I don't really care.


Well, I have a lot of fun with Soulcalibur, Tekken, Ridge Racer and others myself.



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Alkibiádēs said:
Most of their internally developed games are mediocre and low budget anime crap, so I don't really care.


So, like Xenoblade 2 and Breath of the Wild(budget aside ... )

Xenoblade 2 sucks yes.



"The strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must" - Thoukydides

Alkibiádēs said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

So, like Xenoblade 2 and Breath of the Wild(budget aside ... )

Xenoblade 2 sucks yes.

Okay, but what about Breath of the Wild? 



Suuuuuure that ll work.

Show them that you want their games on the switch....... by not buying any of their games on the Switch.

meanwhile:
Bandai Namco "Our games arnt selling on the Switch, guess we shouldnt port things for it".