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Will you buy Labo?

Yes, day one 9 8.82%
 
Yes, eventually 13 12.75%
 
No 80 78.43%
 
Total:102
Hynad said:
OTBWY said:
Nonsense thread because there isn't any real market research displayed here.

It's based on Gamestop's own pre-order numbers. 

But it's also a thread that doesn't make a Nintendo product look good, so it's nonsense.

We had months and even years of Nintendo fans believing every Twitter rumor about the NX, including incredible ones like "The NX could have more TF than the PS4", but an insider says that the pre-orders for the next Nintendo product are lower than expected and all of a sudden they ask for a certified personal letter from Kimishima to approve the OP... 🤨

It's an insider from a store, nothing top secret, and we get this kind of info for lots of games. It's usually viable. Chill out guys, saying that the next product has less pre-orders than expected isn't a personal insult, it's not exceptional, and it's not anything absolute either... 



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I think it should have launched a bit closer with the reveal video and the Toy-Con event they did. It had great momentum at that point but then you have 2 months with nothing on it and people move on.



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Did anyone really have high expectations about Labo sales ?

I believe that not even Nintendo has high expectations. If they sell about 1 million kits they will probably be happy.



I don't know tgat Gamestop preorders are really the place for Labo sales, edpecially vs a long time hardcore game franchise like GOW! But, I kind of expect Labo to be a modest product anyway, I think there was a thread where I predicted 5or maybe 8 mil.



Stefan.De.Machtige said:
KLXVER said:
Hope it bombs.

Why? What would that get you?

Labo is likely a minimal investment for Nintendo so what does it matter...

It would stop Nintendo from focusing on Labo and maybe make something I want.



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Hynad said:
OTBWY said:
Nonsense thread because there isn't any real market research displayed here.

It's based on Gamestop's own pre-order numbers. 

But it's also a thread that doesn't make a Nintendo product look good, so it's nonsense.

Yet it has pretty high pre order numbers (actual numbers) elsewhere. But let us not stray from this threads purpose.




AlfredoTurkey said:
As I said when it was first announced. Either it will be a blue ocean success of epic proportions or it will be an epic bomb. There really is no in-between on this thing.

I agree with this. It will either be huge or flop. We'll find out soon enough. 



I believe people will be more interested in Labo when its buyers start to share its creations and customizations on social media, sort of what happened to Amiibos during a certain period. It´s a niche product. No real competition here with any other product or game



Slownenberg said:
What were there expectations? It is a very niche product so it's not gonna be some big seller. 100k worldwide for launch week I think would be great. And obviously the holidays is the main season it will sell. If all Labos combined sell close to 2 million lifetime that would be a big success for what it is.

Probably only in Japan will do 100k+ in first week.



KLXVER said:
Stefan.De.Machtige said:

Why? What would that get you?

Labo is likely a minimal investment for Nintendo so what does it matter...

It would stop Nintendo from focusing on Labo and maybe make something I want.

That's the beauty of games, movies, TV shows, and other media. If Labo is not for you, then that's fine. It may be appealing to someone else and there's no need to disregard them. Labo is not for everyone, just like every other game of existence.