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Dulfite said:
wombat123 said:

I don't see a Paper Mario game next year either but that's mostly because Nintendo is already publishing three significant JRPGs in 2020 (#FE, Xenoblade: Definitive Edition and Bravely Default II), so it would be a little overkill to throw in a Paper Mario game into that lot.

#Fe is a port of a rather unpopular game. I doubt it will sell much or satisfy the rpg crowds thirst.

Xenoblade DE is the second remaster of a Wii game. Most who will play it probably already have and it will certainly not satisfy the new rpg desire people will have.

BD is new, I'll give you that will satisfy plenty. Overall, there is still a lot of room for a PM game in 2020 to sell well, and none of those games are as lighthearted or funny as PM.

Xenoblade fandom has grown since the original game's release which was limited even on 3DS you needed a N3DS, DE is the first time it'll not have any such issues and with XBC2 having possibly around 2m sales the are clearly fans who have not tried the original plus DE can appeal to new fans as well it can easily satisfy the new rpg desire people have as the's no RPG really like it outside of its own series.



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I always forget this is coming heh, I did enjoy the GameCube Animal Crossing which was actually pretty much the last one I played. I do think the Switch version would be the time for me to get back into it, the handheld/home console hybrid fits this series perfectly I think, and it would be cool to take advantage of the more solid online functionality this game will no doubt have. 

I will probably hold off for quite a bit on this one though. I'm honestly thinking of holding off new game purchases (review copies excluded) for like 6 months to a year just so I can take the time to catch up on my huge backlog. 



On AC itself it's a given this will become the franchise's highest performer I can see this installment comfortably entering into the realm of Pokemon numbers, the Lite came not just in time for Pokemon but for this as well as not only for a cheaper SKU but to give the Switch a handy feature in sales that portables have and that is more than one per household the Lite makes that viable and that helps games like Pokemon and AC which are heavy on the social interaction side of things.

No doubt AC will get the consistent updates that helped make WW and NL huge successes, Tomodachi when that arrives should compliment AC well being the two major social sims in the first party library.



I'm still hyped for a new Animal Crossing game. It kind of weird that we still know very little for this game, Nintendo must have a Direct coming pretty soon, since we've been left on a bit cliff hanger since the last time we saw it I thought.



     

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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.

DarthMetalliCube said:

I always forget this is coming heh, I did enjoy the GameCube Animal Crossing which was actually pretty much the last one I played. I do think the Switch version would be the time for me to get back into it, the handheld/home console hybrid fits this series perfectly I think, and it would be cool to take advantage of the more solid online functionality this game will no doubt have. 

I will probably hold off for quite a bit on this one though. I'm honestly thinking of holding off new game purchases (review copies excluded) for like 6 months to a year just so I can take the time to catch up on my huge backlog. 

Whenever you do pick it up, you're likely in for a treat mate, the series has improved quite a lot over the last 15 years, and portability n online is really nice for a game like this.



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.



wombat123 said:
Lonely_Dolphin said:

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.

 How many games one can buy at a time has nothing to do with the genre though.



cycycychris said:
I'm still hyped for a new Animal Crossing game. It kind of weird that we still know very little for this game, Nintendo must have a Direct coming pretty soon, since we've been left on a bit cliff hanger since the last time we saw it I thought.

It was the same for FE Three Houses. We got all or most of the info we needed at e3. Which was less than 2 months of its release. 



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Personally I want to know as little as possible about the game. This current gaming culture wants everyone else to play the game for them first.