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Would Nintendo Software Sales Increase If They Go 3rd Party?

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Ljink96 said:
Thunderbird77 said:

"The demographic of PS4 and XboxOne is comprised of more mature and hard core gamers."

More mature than what? The demographic is barely different from nintendo's.

I think the games might sell a little more but nintendo would be getting less money per copy because of royalties, would cost more to develop due to multiplatform and they wouldn't be developing on their own hardware.

I guess I could have explained more on that. There's not many M rated games on Wii U or 3DS. PS4 and XBone have those titles. It's very rare for me to see profanity on Nintendo consoles. It was such a huge deal. Even The Angry Video Game Nerd was losing his mind that "Fuck" was in a licensed Nintendo game. Profanity, Sex (cough, Witcher 3), and M Rated games in general are more mature things than a plumber eating shrooms and driving go karts.

I agree that they wouldn't be making as much on their software titles due to developing on non-proprietarty hardware. It would also be hard for them to develop their unique games on a system that they'd have to learn at the same time as everyone else.

The audience is still very similar.





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Yeah, I certainly think they would sell a lot more if their games were multiplat. You only open yourself up to more sales the more consoles you cover.

Also, gotta say I am surprised COD still manages to sell so well despite bring an annual series. I thought it would possibly start to suffer fatigue eventually.



 

              

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Cloudman said:

Yeah, I certainly think they would sell a lot more if their games were multiplat. You only open yourself up to more sales the more consoles you cover.

Also, gotta say I am surprised COD still manages to sell so well despite bring an annual series. I thought it would possibly start to suffer fatigue eventually.

The guy who handles the marketing for cod already said in an interview that they can't make the games with enough quality to sell, so they resort to brainwashing people into liking it with marketing techniques.





You guys have got to be kidding right? Their software sales across the board (mainstream+niche) would grow exponentially, software revenue would double at the absolute minimum.

1) NONE of their games would reduce in sales, thats just silly. 99% of what Nintendo produces is at the top of its class in terms of genre and more often then not, there is not strong compition coming from third parties. There are almost no decent budget games on PS4/X1 like Captain Toad, Pikimin, Wonderful 101, Splatoon etc. Beyond that Nintendo's audience wouldn't suddenly vanish if they went third party. Even as things stand, I doubt most people own a Wii U exclusively, meaning that Nintendo's games are already in competition with third parties and even if you did only have a Wii U, that means you obviously want Nintendo's games above third parties. So third parties are not a massive threat to Nintendo's success.

2) There are no comparisons here to support a lot of the logic people going by. So lets take a look at the most recent Skylanders, a games which audience is obviously skewed towards young kids.

Wii U: 380k
360: 350k
PS3: 300k
PS4: 250k
Xbox One: 170k

Even though the game performs best on Wii U, the sales of the game is doubled from 380k to 800k when you add the PS4/XO's sales on top.

Now lets look at Rayman Legends. A game that although is very child friendly, is made for people of all ages to enjoy (closer to the typical Nintendo title then Skylanders)

PS4: 800k
Wii U: 600k
Xbox One: 300k

Multiplatform is never a bad idea unless it affects the quality of the game or potential funding from sony/microsoft (obviously not relevant to Nintendo)



teigaga said:

You guys have got to be kidding right? Their software sales across the board (mainstream+niche) would grow exponentially, software revenue would double at the absolute minimum.

1) NONE of their games would reduce in sales, thats just silly. 99% of what Nintendo produces is at the top of its class in terms of genre and more often then not, there is not strong compition coming from third parties. There are almost no decent budget games on PS4/X1 like Captain Toad, Pikimin, Wonderful 101, Splatoon etc. Beyond that Nintendo's audience wouldn't suddenly vanish if they went third party. Even as things stand, I doubt most people own a Wii U exclusively, meaning that Nintendo's games are already in competition with third parties and even if you did only have a Wii U, that means you obviously want Nintendo's games above third parties. So third parties are not a massive threat to Nintendo's success.

2) There are no comparisons here to support a lot of the logic people going by. So lets take a look at the most recent Skylanders, a games which audience is obviously skewed towards young kids.

Wii U: 380k
360: 350k
PS3: 300k
PS4: 250k
Xbox One: 170k

Even though the game performs best on Wii U, the sales of the game is doubled from 380k to 800k when you add the PS4/XO's sales on top.

Now lets look at Rayman Legends. A game that although is very child friendly, is made for people of all ages to enjoy (closer to the typical Nintendo title then Skylanders)

PS4: 800k
Wii U: 600k
Xbox One: 300k

Multiplatform is never a bad idea unless it affects the quality of the game or potential funding from sony/microsoft (obviously not relevant to Nintendo)

 

Like I said earlier, I made a thread a few weeks ago that shows the majority of Nintendo IP aren't directly affected by install base as much as one would think, many of their franchises sold a similar amount whether they were on a 30m, 50m, 60m, 80m, 100m or 150m install base. As long as the install base is big enough to support strong sales than Nintendo franchises mostly sell within a certain range.

One thing I need to note is that u are completely ignoring Nintendo's handheld, where their IP are still selling very well on, this thread is about Nintendo as a whole going 3rd party, not just their consoles so that's something that has to be taken into account.



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they would undoubtably do something like double or tripple its software sales.



Definitely yes - They will have a new very big install base with a lot people who want to try Nintendo games out. The usual Nintendo player who buy Nintendo games everytime would still buy the Nintendo games too.



JRPGfan said:
they would undoubtably do something like double or tripple its software sales.

 


Based on what?



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Thunderbird77 said:
Cloudman said:

Yeah, I certainly think they would sell a lot more if their games were multiplat. You only open yourself up to more sales the more consoles you cover.

Also, gotta say I am surprised COD still manages to sell so well despite bring an annual series. I thought it would possibly start to suffer fatigue eventually.

The guy who handles the marketing for cod already said in an interview that they can't make the games with enough quality to sell, so they resort to brainwashing people into liking it with marketing techniques.



I think it's just a matter of people are still interested in this series. I figure they change things enough to keep people interested, or people just like the kind of game COD is, haha...





 

              

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No they wouldnt, think about Kirby games, fire emblem games. if they got third party instead they would sell much less. I guarantee you