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Pemalite said:
Nu-13 said:

You're supposed to elaborate. So what if it doesn't have an exclusive MK?

Well... I don't have to elaborate.
But to me it seems people are happy for Nintendo not to invest in a big follow up title for their current console.

Find it odd how more games is seen as a bad thing in some instances.

zorg1000 said:

It's also the first console to get a port of a Mario Kart game.

True. But the Switch seems to get allot of WiiU ports anyway... Mario Kart, Breath of the Wild, Smash Brothers, Super Mario Brothers U, Tropical Freeze... I think it's Nintendo's attempt on getting a return on their game development investments from that failed console.

It would be redundant for nintendo. Why would they waste MK9 on the switch when MK8D is selling better than any exclusive MK?



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Didn't the leak also say it was "Something that wouldn't be expected"? Could that mean it's maybe a sequel to diddy kong racing?



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Ljink96 said:
I think it would be silly to release another Mario Kart. 8 Deluxe sold another 4M units in the latest report. You're just going to shoot the sales of that game in the foot. But I can't think of any other Nintendo game with tires that could take a holiday spot.

Don't get me wrong, I'd love a new Kart, who wouldn't at this point but 8 Deluxe is still selling so well.

No, you’re absolutely right. A new Mario Kart would be one of the most cannibalistic things Nintendo can do at this point. Mario Kart 8 is not only Switch’s top selling game, but it’s one of Switch’s two killer apps (most consoles don’t even have one).


the only way Mario Kart 9 makes sense is if it does something significantly different than Mario Kart 8. Right now Mario Kart 8 is kind of like Mario Kart Wii 3 (with 7 being the second), Mario Kart Wii 4 would not be a good idea, it would have to be something different and compelling.



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TruckOSaurus said:
I'm not getting the "it will cannibalize the sales of their best title" arguement. MK8D has maybe a 10m left in it but MK9 would easily sell over 20m and MK8D won't completely stop selling so from a business perspective there's a greater sales potential in releasing MK9 than just letting MK8D do its thing.

You've awnsered yourself. MK8 may still have about 10m sales worth of R.O.I., why would you waste it?

Plus, if we agree MK9 could potentially be 20m title why would you release it today? You can keep it and "use" it later to boost sales of the next system, right in the early years.

If I had to release a new kart game right now, I would make one with a different flavour, like a Diddy Kong Racing sequel. This way you can meet the demand for a new Kart racing game, while giving the userbase a reason the own both titles and, at the same time, keeping MK9 as the ace for the next console.

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freebs2 said:
TruckOSaurus said:
I'm not getting the "it will cannibalize the sales of their best title" arguement. MK8D has maybe a 10m left in it but MK9 would easily sell over 20m and MK8D won't completely stop selling so from a business perspective there's a greater sales potential in releasing MK9 than just letting MK8D do its thing.

You've awnsered yourself. MK8 may still have about 10m sales worth of R.O.I., why would you waste it?

Plus, if we agree MK9 could potentially be 20m title why would you release it today? You can keep it and "use" it later to boost sales of the next system, right in the early years.

If I had to release a new kart game right now, I would make one with a different flavour, like a Diddy Kong Racing sequel. This way you can meet the demand for a new Kart racing game, while giving the userbase a reason the own both titles and, at the same time, keeping MK9 as the ace for the next console.

It would really depend on how long Nintendo were planning on keeping the Switch as their main/only console on the market. I agree this year is too soon but if they decide not to replace the Switch for a few years, then a mainline Mario kart in a couple of years to help rejuvenate sales doesn't seem a bad idea.



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Doesn't seem to be much sense in Mario Kart. Would much rather see a new entry in either F-Zero or Kirby Air Ride, since those appeal, theoretically, to a different audience.



Nu-13 said:
Pemalite said:

Well... I don't have to elaborate.
But to me it seems people are happy for Nintendo not to invest in a big follow up title for their current console.

Find it odd how more games is seen as a bad thing in some instances.

True. But the Switch seems to get allot of WiiU ports anyway... Mario Kart, Breath of the Wild, Smash Brothers, Super Mario Brothers U, Tropical Freeze... I think it's Nintendo's attempt on getting a return on their game development investments from that failed console.

It would be redundant for nintendo. Why would they waste MK9 on the switch when MK8D is selling better than any exclusive MK?

Because I am pretty sure allot of those "sales" are coming from free Console Bundles.

And who is to say they wouldn't sell 10's of millions of more copies of Mario Kart?

freebs2 said:
TruckOSaurus said:
I'm not getting the "it will cannibalize the sales of their best title" arguement. MK8D has maybe a 10m left in it but MK9 would easily sell over 20m and MK8D won't completely stop selling so from a business perspective there's a greater sales potential in releasing MK9 than just letting MK8D do its thing.

You've awnsered yourself. MK8 may still have about 10m sales worth of R.O.I., why would you waste it?

Plus, if we agree MK9 could potentially be 20m title why would you release it today? You can keep it and "use" it later to boost sales of the next system, right in the early years.

If I had to release a new kart game right now, I would make one with a different flavour, like a Diddy Kong Racing sequel. This way you can meet the demand for a new Kart racing game, while giving the userbase a reason the own both titles and, at the same time, keeping MK9 as the ace for the next console.

Or they can release a Mario Kart 10 for the next console?



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Pemalite said:
Nu-13 said:

It would be redundant for nintendo. Why would they waste MK9 on the switch when MK8D is selling better than any exclusive MK?

Because I am pretty sure allot of those "sales" are coming from free Console Bundles.

And who is to say they wouldn't sell 10's of millions of more copies of Mario Kart?

freebs2 said:

You've awnsered yourself. MK8 may still have about 10m sales worth of R.O.I., why would you waste it?

Plus, if we agree MK9 could potentially be 20m title why would you release it today? You can keep it and "use" it later to boost sales of the next system, right in the early years.

If I had to release a new kart game right now, I would make one with a different flavour, like a Diddy Kong Racing sequel. This way you can meet the demand for a new Kart racing game, while giving the userbase a reason the own both titles and, at the same time, keeping MK9 as the ace for the next console.

Or they can release a Mario Kart 10 for the next console?

What, the maybe 1m units they had for each blackfriday? Not even 10% of total sales and not relevant anyway. This is the best selling switch tittle. Bundling it doesn't take any merit from it's sales.



Pemalite said:
Nu-13 said:

It would be redundant for nintendo. Why would they waste MK9 on the switch when MK8D is selling better than any exclusive MK?

Because I am pretty sure allot of those "sales" are coming from free Console Bundles.

How? It's not bundled and has only been during limited holiday promotions.



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peachbuggy said:
Didn't the leak also say it was "Something that wouldn't be expected"? Could that mean it's maybe a sequel to diddy kong racing?

I'm not holding my breath. -_-