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How do you feel about certain games coming to 3DS that are not also coming to Nintendo Switch?

I am fine with what they are doing right now 31 64.58%
 
They should try harder to... 17 35.42%
 
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KLXVER said:

I don't know what that means. How do you determine whos a good fan? The people who only buy popular Nintendo products?

The main point is that Wii U sales do not reflect the size of Nintendo's fanbase, nor do Wii U sales represent Nintendo's most important customers. That's why Nintendo doesn't need to cater to Wii U owners. That console is dead and over. Nintendo has to cater to Switch owners now.



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RolStoppable said:
KLXVER said:

I don't know what that means. How do you determine whos a good fan? The people who only buy popular Nintendo products?

The main point is that Wii U sales do not reflect the size of Nintendo's fanbase, nor do Wii U sales represent Nintendo's most important customers. That's why Nintendo doesn't need to cater to Wii U owners. That console is dead and over. Nintendo has to cater to Switch owners now.

Which includes a lot of people who owned a WiiU...



KLXVER said:
RolStoppable said:

The main point is that Wii U sales do not reflect the size of Nintendo's fanbase, nor do Wii U sales represent Nintendo's most important customers. That's why Nintendo doesn't need to cater to Wii U owners. That console is dead and over. Nintendo has to cater to Switch owners now.

Which includes a lot of people who owned a WiiU...

Nope. You would have to assume that all Wii U owners are early adopters of Switch, but Wii U sales were spread over four and a half years, so that doesn't make sense. It would be more realistic to assume that the number of early Wii U adopters is equal to the number of early Switch adopters who owned a Wii U. So right now you are looking at 3-4m Switch owners who owned a Wii U while 10-11m Switch owners didn't own a Wii U. The latter group is more important because it's much bigger.



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RolStoppable said:
KLXVER said:

Which includes a lot of people who owned a WiiU...

Nope. You would have to assume that all Wii U owners are early adopters of Switch, but Wii U sales were spread over four and a half years, so that doesn't make sense. It would be more realistic to assume that the number of early Wii U adopters is equal to the number of early Switch adopters who owned a Wii U. So right now you are looking at 3-4m Switch owners who owned a Wii U while 10-11m Switch owners didn't own a Wii U. The latter group is more important because it's much bigger.

The latter group is also the one that can drop Nintendo in a heartbeat. Not catering to your core fanbase is always a bad idea in the long run.



trent44 said:

 So, how do you all feel about games coming to 3DS and not also Nintendo Switch?

Is Nintendo leaving cross-generation money on the table by not at least contracting 3rd party developers to port more of these games to Nintendo Switch?

Should there be more effort to port older 3DS/DS games to Nintendo Switch, like has been done with Azure Strikers, The World Ends With You, Code of Princess, etc.?

Feel like Switch is missing out and it could be a strategic mistake by nintendo.
On the other hand, I dont have a switch, but do have a 3DS so...... happy that its getting support?

 

This does raise some questions though:

1) if we re getting "All" the Mario & Luigi on the 3DS, except for "Partners in time", why not just do that one too?
2) what other WiiU games can we get?  if DKC-R is possible, can DKC-TF work too? Xenoblade Chronicles X ?



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RolStoppable said:
KLXVER said:

I don't know what that means. How do you determine whos a good fan? The people who only buy popular Nintendo products?

The main point is that Wii U sales do not reflect the size of Nintendo's fanbase, nor do Wii U sales represent Nintendo's most important customers. That's why Nintendo doesn't need to cater to Wii U owners. That console is dead and over. Nintendo has to cater to Switch owners now.

I think the good fans are those that like it when Nintendo innovates - especially with NES, Wii, Gameboy, DS, and Switch.

The toxic fans are those who praise the failed consoles like the second coming of Jesus, and then disparage Nintendo’s more groundbreaking consoles. The Gamecube and Wii U were the bad consoles, one tried to be a purple lunchbox Playstation, the other was tried to push an obtuse oncept (assymeytic play) which screamed gimmick to cover up the limitations of the Wii U.

The one in the middle is the N64 as it was a mixed bag of good and bad - the idea of full-3D should be praised: but the idea of using those bulky expensive cartridges was absolutely terrible. It didn’t stop games from having load times, but it did stop games from having good music or proper graphics due to the highly limited space for textures. Also, the audio seems to have taken a hit since PSX was WAY better in this department; even SNES games generally had better music.

I don’t think that Nintendo fans who didn’t like the Cube or Wii U are necessarily outside of the core of Nintendo’s fan base, they are just outside of the toxic base who are generally pretentious in that they will always refuse to like anything new and successful on a commercial level, but will fanatically worship it if it is a failure; why I can’t stand most Cube fans. They claim to be the hardest Nintendo fans but are much more shallow in that they are actually praising it for its similarities to PS2 and ignore the fact that it is the only console that really lacked any kind of Nintendo’s typical innovative approach to interface and gameplay advancement. Wii U’s approach to make things more bulky and convoluted, while a change, is not the typical simplifying/intuitive addition that Nintendo generally does, it only made playing games more of a hassle because of having to look down at a second screen, unlike the DS where you could look at both screens at once and use one as an effective controller.



I describe myself as a little dose of toxic masculinity.

KLXVER said:

The latter group is also the one that can drop Nintendo in a heartbeat. Not catering to your core fanbase is always a bad idea in the long run.

The latter group looks more like the real fanbase. They aren't encouraging Nintendo to become a drug addict and remain one. If it weren't for the latter group, we would have gotten another Wii U. *shudders*



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RolStoppable said:
KLXVER said:

The latter group is also the one that can drop Nintendo in a heartbeat. Not catering to your core fanbase is always a bad idea in the long run.

The latter group looks more like the real fanbase. They aren't encouraging Nintendo to become a drug addict and remain one. If it weren't for the latter group, we would have gotten another Wii U. *shudders*

What are the Switch fanbase doing that the WiiU fanbase didn't? I don't get what you are arguing here. Nintendo becoming a drug addict?

The top selling games on the Switch are still the same games that were the top selling on the WiiU. Nintendo games.



I'd rather Luigi's Mansion and WarioWare Gold were coming to Switch.



KLXVER said:

What are the Switch fanbase doing that the WiiU fanbase didn't? I don't get what you are arguing here. Nintendo becoming a drug addict?

The top selling games on the Switch are still the same games that were the top selling on the WiiU. Nintendo games.

Switch owners are superior to Wii U owners.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Gamers Club