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Hello and welcome to the Nintendo 2023 OpenCritic Prediction League! I'll be your host this year with the blessing of last year's host Doctor_MG. To those who are familiar with the concept the rules remain almost the same with only some small changes to the scoring system. I've also carried over the many predictions from last year on Tears of the Kingdom and the ever elusive Advance Wars 1+2.

The Rules:

  1. Predict as many or as few games as you like. Those who make predictions on all games will have an advantage in the overall leaderboard, but I will also list average points and number of closest predictions.
  2. OpenCritic scores will be updated until the end of the year. If a score changes after I've tallied the points for a game feel free to let me know.
  3. You can change or post a prediction up until a week before the game releases.

Scoring:

Prediction same as actual score

10 points

1-point difference

9 points

2-point difference

8 points

3-point difference

7 points

4-point difference

6 points

5-point difference

5 points

6-point difference

4 points

7-point difference

3 points

8-point difference

2 points

9-point difference

1 point

10-point difference or more

0 points

Closest prediction bonus

+2 points

I’ve changed the scoring system ever so slightly to make it easier to calculate and also added a 2 point bonus to the guess/guesses that are closest to the actual score as an extra reward (and to avoid situations where no or almost no points are awarded if everyone is far off).

The Games:

So far there's only 6 games here to predict, but I'll add more as they are announced. A Direct in February or March seems like a safe bet so there will probably be more titles added after that.

And now... the games!

Fire Emblem Engage (January 20)

Score: 83

User

Prediction

Difference

Points

UnderwaterFunktown

80

Machina

88

Kakadu18

86

NobleTeam360

84

Shikamo

87

gauxel

88

mZuzek

81

 

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (February 24)

User

Prediction

Difference

Points

UnderwaterFunktown

74

Machina

76

Kakadu18

75

NobleTeam360

78

Shikamo

78

gauxel

76

mZuzek

77

Wman1996

76

Mar1217

80

DroidKnight

82

TheLegendaryBigBoss

70

Kyuu

73

xMetroid

78

Darwianianevolution

76

shikamaru317

76

 

Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon (March 17)

User

Prediction

Difference

Points

UnderwaterFunktown

71

Machina

75

Kakadu18

80

NobleTeam360

79

Shikamo

76

gauxel

75

mZuzek

74

Wman1996

78

Mar1217

75

DroidKnight

76

TheLegendaryBigBoss

68

Kyuu

70

xMetroid

82

Darwianianevolution

76

shikamaru317

76

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (May 12)

User

Prediction

Difference

Points

TheWalrusCaesar

95

Wman1996

95

Metallox

100

Kakadu18

97

Shikamo

97

Machina

97

Salnax

95

cycycychris

95

JulioMadeira

96

NobleTeam360

96

SegaHeart

99

Darwinianevolution

98

mZuzek

96

DroidKnight

91

IcaroRibeiro

93

Doctor_MG

94

UnderwaterFunktown

96

DaAndy

93

TheMiffedFeline

96

shikamaru317

96

WoodenPints

91

peachbuggy

95

Mar1217

94

gauxel

95

TheLegendaryBigBoss

97

Kyuu

96

xMetroid

96

Pikmin 4 (2023)

User

Prediction

Difference

Points

UnderwaterFunktown

86

Machina

84

Kakadu18

85

NobleTeam360

86

Shikamo

87

gauxel

85

mZuzek

84

Wman1996

85

Mar1217

84

DroidKnight

88

TheLegendaryBigBoss

80

Kyuu

87

xMetroid

87

Darwianianevolution

82

shikamaru317

86

Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp (???)

User

Prediction

Difference

Points

TheWalrusCaesar

78

IcaroRibeiro

86

brute

80

mZuzek

78

Metallox

77

Doctor_MG

81

Kakadu18

83

peachbuggy

77

TruckOSaurus

80

Darwinianevolution

75

Wman1996

80

MDMAlliance

84

Bofferbraurer2

82

cycycychris

78

Shikamo

80

Machina

82

Salnax

78

JulioMadeira

77

NobleTeam360

80

SegaHeart

84

DroidKnight

80

UnderwaterFunktown

79

DaAndy

78

TheMiffedFeline

81

shikamaru317

78

WoodenPints

82

Mar1217

77

gauxel

80

xMetroid

74

Darwianianevolution

80

shikamaru317

78

 

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Last edited by UnderwaterFunktown - 2 days ago

Major Switch Titles Launch Aligned

Multiplat 2023 Opencritic Prediction League

2022 predictions:

  • Switch - 24m
  • PS5 - 15.5m
  • Xbox Series - 10m

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My predictions are already in the OP, but just for good measure:

Fire Emblem Engage - 80
Kirby Return to Dream Land Deluxe - 74
Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon - 71
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom - 96 (hype hype hype!)
Pikmin 4 - 86
Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp - 79



Major Switch Titles Launch Aligned

Multiplat 2023 Opencritic Prediction League

2022 predictions:

  • Switch - 24m
  • PS5 - 15.5m
  • Xbox Series - 10m

My predictions for the extra games:

Fire Emblem Engage - 88
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe - 76
Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon - 75
Pikmin 4 - 84



Fire Emblem Engage - 86
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe - 75
Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon - 80
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom - 97
Pikmin 4 - 85
Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp - 83

Hoping for Bayonetta Origins to be great.

Last edited by Kakadu18 - on 15 January 2023

Fire Emblem Engage: 84
Bayonetta Origins: 79
Advance Wars 1+2: 80
Zelda ToK: 96
Pikmin 4: 86
Kirby Return to Dreamland: 78



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Fire Emblem Engage - 87
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe - 78
Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon - 76
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom - 97
Pikmin 4 - 87
Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp - original prediction 83, now 80



     


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My predictions:
Fire Emblem Engage - 88
Kirby Return to Dream Land Deluxe - 76
Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon - 75
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom - 95
Pikmin 4 - 85
Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp - 80



Alright, I'm in.

Fire Emblem Engage - 81
Kirby's Return to Dreamland Deluxe - 77
Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon - 74
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom - 96 (idk when I gave it that 94 but I take that back if I may)
Pikmin 4 (is that actually coming this year? I didn't know) - 84
Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp - 78 (taking the 80 back too)




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mZuzek said:

Pikmin 4 (is that actually coming this year? I didn't know)

They announced it in the last direct.



Kakadu18 said:
mZuzek said:

Pikmin 4 (is that actually coming this year? I didn't know)

They announced it in the last direct.

Guess I just forgot about it.




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