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I find it really appalling that Nintendo permits itself to sell its old school platformers (et al.) at an MSRP of 59.99$ and 39.99$ for portable offerings.

Super Paper Mario: 49.99$

New Super Mario Bros. Wii: 49.99$

Kirby's Epic Yarn: 49.99$

Donkey Kong Country Returns 49.99$

NSMB 2: 39.99$

NSMB U: 59.99$

 

When games on WiiWare, the e-shop, steam, PSN and XBLA are offering competing products at a much more reasonable price:

Limbo: 9.99$

Trine: 9.99$

Trine 2: 14.99$

Braid: 9.99$

vvvvvv: 4.99$

Super Meat Boy: 14.99$

Bit. Trip. Beat: 9.99$

And though this isn't a platformer:

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These Nintendo games sold like mad when the Wii was at its peak, but is it reasonable to expect that trend to continue?

In the meantime the 3D landscape is rifted into realistic games and more laid-back experiences, it seems that this market is not properly understood by Nintendo.



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If they keep selling, which they're, I find no fault in Nintendo wanting full price for these games. (40$ and 50$ really isn't that bad.)



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Some of those games aren't that price anymore. Plus, there's a pretty big difference in some of those games you listed.



happydolphin said:

I find it really appalling that Nintendo permits itself to sell its old school platformers at an MSRP of 59.99$ and 39.99$ for portable offerings.

Super Paper Mario: 49.99$

New Super Mario Bros. Wii: 49.99$

Kirby's Epic Yarn: 49.99$

Donkey Kong Country Returns 49.99$

NSMB 2: 39.99$

NSMB U: 59.99$

 

When games on WiiWare, the e-shop, steam, PSN and XBLA are offering competing products at a much more reasonable price:

Limbo: 9.99$

Trine: 9.99$

Trine 2: 14.99$

Braid: 9.99$

vvvvvv: 4.99$

Super Meat Boy: 14.99$

Bit. Trip. Beat: 9.99$

 

These Nintendo games sold like mad when the Wii was at its peak, but is it reasonable to expect that trend to continue?

In the meantime the 3D landscape is rifted into realistic games and more laid-back experiences, it seems that this market is not properly understood by Nintendo.

supply and demand. people still buy the shit for that price, why the hell would you lower it?
limbo and the other stuff wouldn't sell for 40$ so what do they do? they lower it untill people buy it, and make it stay on that price untill people stop buying it and lower it again..
Don't like it, don't buy it and if they want to keep selling it they will lower it ;)



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Those PSN/XBL/e-Shop folks *wish* they could sell their games for that much.



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I guess you didn't get the memo, Super Paper Mario is $19.99 and Donkey Kong Country Returns is $29.99. Kirby's Epic Yarn can be found for under $15 used. Easily.

They have much greater production values than a game like VVVVVV, not that V isn't a great game.

Braid is meh. Please don't compare it to DKCR.

Bit.trip Beat is in no way shape or form a platformer???



You shouldn't forget that most of the Nintendo games you presented take around 10-12hrs+ the first time you blast through while the time needed for some of the other games you posted is...absymal (*cough*LIMBO*cough*)



the_dengle said:
I guess you didn't get the memo, Super Paper Mario is $19.99 and Donkey Kong Country Returns is $29.99

They have much greater production values than a game like VVVVVV, not that V isn't a great game.

Braid is meh. Please don't compare it to DKCR.

Bit.trip Beat is in no way shape or form a platformer???

I think he's referring to when they first came out.



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Mr Khan said:
Those PSN/XBL/e-Shop folks *wish* they could sell their games for that much.

That is totally wrong in so many different ways.



$10 for a game like Limbo is much more expensive than $60 for NSMBU.



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