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When will the next Nintendo Direct hit?

January 21st-25th 4 6.35%
 
January 26th-31st 7 11.11%
 
February 1st-7th 3 4.76%
 
February 8th-14th 15 23.81%
 
February 15th-21st 3 4.76%
 
February 22nd-29th 10 15.87%
 
March 1st-7th 9 14.29%
 
March 8th-14th 1 1.59%
 
March 15th-21st 8 12.70%
 
We're not getting one; Don't Care 3 4.76%
 
Total:63
trunkswd said:
super_etecoon said:

Neither would I, and it's not even my birthday.  Haha.  Happy early birthday in case we all forget.

Thank you. I'll be the young age of 32.

You laugh...but that is young.  Enjoy those thirties.  I'll be hitting the big 44 this year.  Funny, though, when I was a kid/teenager growing up I remember thinking my parents were so old.  They were your age.



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Jumpin said:
xMetroid said:
I hate the waiting but i have so many games that i haven't even bought yet so i'm not too mad.
But still, it would be weird if they don't have a game for April/May/June and i don't think they would wait for like april to announce it. Maybe they will wait for March but still that's a bit late imo.

I think there might be some pretty good reasons to why they are pushing it back this year, wether they are waiting on Retro to have a little teaser for Metroid or another big game like Bayonetta 3, Botw 2, etc.

Well, I hope Nintendo isn't holding out for Bayonetta or Metroid. While people on this forum like to pretend they're big, it's not really true.

Metroid is a pretty popular franchise. There hasn't been much games that were able to prove that. Federation force was imo a mistakes considering the lack of mainline Metroid games. Other M wasn't well receive (i really liked it tho), and the remake on 3DS released when no one was still putting money in this console. But imo, the franchise is a lot more popular now with smash and just cause people are more aware of Nintendo franchise other than mario now. I'm sure that, if good and doesn't release the last year of Switch lifecycle, MP4 can easily outsell the other games. 

Bayonetta, same thing but on a smaller scale. But still i think the 3rd one can sell over 2 millions. Astral chain got to over a 1 million in a couple months, was announce pretty out of nowhere and is a new IP with gameplay way more niche. And Bayo is in smash no, not as a DLC



super_etecoon said:
trunkswd said:

Thank you. I'll be the young age of 32.

You laugh...but that is young.  Enjoy those thirties.  I'll be hitting the big 44 this year.  Funny, though, when I was a kid/teenager growing up I remember thinking my parents were so old.  They were your age.

My mom was 30 and 33 (not quite 34) when she had my brother and I and my dad was 38 and 42. I was only joking. I know 32 isn't old. It is just a lot of my friends are a few years younger. 



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super_etecoon said:
Animal Crossing Direct announced for 2-20, but that doesn't count as our official Nintendo Direct for this thread. What it certainly does, though, is knock this week out of contention, and very easily next week as well. If you haven't picked your poll option yet you can brag about being right with far fewer choices to choose from. ;)

It's something I guess.  But, think about this:  Nintendo is literally 31 days away from not having ANY games scheduled for release.  And they only have one game (a remake at that) slated as TBA 2020.  By next Monday, the earliest reasonable day for a Direct, we'll be down to 25 days.

I'm pretty sure this is unprecedented.  I can't think of any major console manufacturer that has ever come so close to having a blank release schedule.

It's gone from exciting to a bit odd.  And I'm thinking more and more I was right about their release schedule being in flux behind the scenes.  Even for Nintendo's topsy turvy methods, this doesn't feel right.



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I still have plenty of games to play from the holidays, but I'm jonesing for a Nintendo Direct anyway.  What games are coming out this year?  I've gotta know!

I really do think the corona virus has disrupted things for them, and they are currently adjusting their 2020 strategy.  They may even push software release dates back since their won't be sufficient hardware for a while.  At this point all we can do is wait and speculate until we get a full Direct though.



The_Liquid_Laser said:

I still have plenty of games to play from the holidays, but I'm jonesing for a Nintendo Direct anyway.  What games are coming out this year?  I've gotta know!

I really do think the corona virus has disrupted things for them, and they are currently adjusting their 2020 strategy.  They may even push software release dates back since their won't be sufficient hardware for a while.  At this point all we can do is wait and speculate until we get a full Direct though.

I don't believe so.  The coronavirus wouldn't slow down game development in other countries and it shouldn't be that difficult to keep the flow of something as basic as cartridges coming.



So, now that the Animal Crossing New Horizons Direct is over, should we make a new poll for this thread to have dates in March and April?

Nevermind, I'll be back in a minute.



Didn't nintendo announce that they won't being doing general directs anymore and instead be making announcements throughout the year.



Dyotropic said:
Didn't nintendo announce that they won't being doing general directs anymore and instead be making announcements throughout the year.

I don't know. Where did you hear that?