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tak13 said:

Mario kart 8 DX sells like being Mario kart 9, no reason for a new Mario kart game on switch.
Also you want a super Mario galaxy situation?
Nintendo better save it for switch successor !
Like they should have done with galaxy 2, it would have been more beneficial for the game itself, for the previous galaxy game legs and Wii u!

We are almost certain getting another 3D Mario on Switch, Switch recived 3D Mario in its 1st year and Switch will most likly have longer life span than average Ninendo console (Nintendo said they want Switch to have life span over 6 years), so there will be plenty of time for at least one new 3D Mario game. Same could be said for new 3D Zelda.

 

PortisheadBiscuit said: 
tak13 said: 

The unannounced 3ds successor will be  or has to be a switch revision, a new handheld console with its own game library would be an asinine move by Nintendo for obvious reasons , so still MK9 better on switch successor.

We'll see... 

There is zero sense to release another completely different platform from Switch along side Switch, because Switch is also handheld in same time, and one of biggest advantage of Switch for Nintendo is that they are now working on games for just one platform. In some point Nintendo will just release Switch Mini/Pocket that will have more affordable price point.

 

 

GoOnKid said: 
flashfire926 said: 

The difference here is, Xenoblade is Monolith's main series. That has always been their jam, that's what they are good at.

The only reason Pikmin gets sequels is because that franchise is Shigeru Miyomoto's baby.

I'm not suggesting ARMS was a failure. Infact, I admit that it did quite well for what it was. It probably earned more profit's than Xenoblade 2, as you suggested. However, if you're Nintendo, do you send the Kosuke Yabuki team to.....

a) Make Mariokart 9. A game that is basically guaranteed to sell at least 10 million units on Switch (probably much more than that)

b) sequel to ARMS, something that may not even hit 2 million (first game only sold as well as it did because next to nothing on the switch when the game launched. Now, that advantage will also be gone).

You could put another EPD team on it, sure. But what team? Take the koizumi team off 3D Mario? Take the Aonuma team off Zelda? Take Nogami team off Splatoon? Heck no, to all of these. The only one that would do it is 1,2 Switch/Labo team.

 

This logic would lead to no new games at all and only more Mario Karts. This logic wouldn't even allow ARMS to be developed at all but another Nintendogs instead because those games are also made by the Mario Kart team. Cost of opportunity may be a nice catch phrase but they are not the single reason for why a game is made. The underlying situation is to be regarded holistically.

Agree, Nintendo well know that cant expect from evre new IP or even old game to expect around 5m sales, but that will not stop them relasing new IPs or sequels for games that didnt sell that much, also Nintendo is looking to have diverse library, and ARMS gave diverse to Switch library. At end ARMS will end up around 2.5+m and game most likly bring great profit to Nintendo, so we could easily see sequel, nothing is certain.

 

 

quickrick said: 
zorg1000 said: 

Just get out of here, nobody wants you here shitting up every Nintendo sales thread.

This news is 100% positive yet you found a way to say something stupid yet again.

calm down. everyone knows the shipped numbers are good, and switch is doing great but it can't compete with ps4 and wont ship 20 million unless it improves europe and ROTW sales, americas is basically only US, and canada and those sale for the first quarter are nothing amazing, its obvious nintendo was gonna meet it shiments, sony had like 2.7-4 million sitting on store shelves in the past 2 years and were able to meet there shipments goals and surpass them. i wouldn't  be surprised if there are 2.5 million switch sitting on store shelves WW as of march 31. we should hopefully be getting numbers soon.

Maybe you dont realise, but everything you saying in Nintendo/Switch threads is cant do that, it want do that, no way...everything is negative from you standpoint, so what are you saying or think is totally irrelevant.

Fact that you keep ignoring is that for Nintendo America is always strongest market and stronger than Europe, so point that Switch sold most in America isnt nothing new or strange for Switch, but for you thats something negative. Those sales for 1Q of this year were not amazing but they were quite good, espacily when we know that 1st quarter Switch lineup had only few releases that are not Indies. Later with more and stronger games Switch sales will be stronger on all markets. Also this 20m is forecasted from 1. April 2018. until 31. March 2019. so that 1 quarter doesnt count. That's your wishful thinking that 2.5m Switch units are sitting on store shelves WW, it's obvious that Switch is selling great.

quickrick said: 
it looks like nintendo will stop showing sold through numbers, sucks, but i don't blame them.

They will stop!? They were always showing only shipped numbers, only exception was that time in pre-holiday time when Reggie said they sold more than 10m units, but you sound like this ship numbers now are exception and that Nintendo always gave us sales numbers, which is crazy.

Also, you dont blame them!? Why would you blame them they were always giving us shipped numbers (even with Wii/DS), so its was expected they will give us shipped numbers.

Also look at this page, in Nintendo case shipped/sold is same thing at end.

https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/hard_soft/index.html



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Miyamotoo said: 
PortisheadBiscuit said: 

We'll see... 

There is zero sense to release another completely different platform from Switch along side Switch, because Switch is also handheld in same time, and one of biggest advantage of Switch for Nintendo is that they are now working on games for just one platform. In some point Nintendo will just release Switch Mini/Pocket that will have more affordable price point.

Problem with this would be that the Joycons would become even smaller, and they are too small already for people without small hands. They could be fixed to that Switch mini - but wouldn't that defeat the Switching mechanic?

Hence why I think they will bring one handheld with fixed Joycons- which can be switched into a Smartphone. A smaller Switch would be in that territory anyway sizewise, so why not try and fuse the best of both worlds together? Nintendo could change a portion of the eShop into an appstore (because no android, hence no app store) to bring productivity apps as well as some smartphone games and make another Smartphone unnecessary if you have that kind of Switch phone = Multimillion seller guaranteed.



shadowii said:
https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2018/180427_2e.pdf
Full translated breifing

thx, i'll have a look at it. First of course, the Switch:

It shows the sell-through of Kirby Star Allies is just above 1M (first diagram on 2nd page) after 5 weeks.

Also Bayonetta 2. It's tracking almost 100k in front of the Wii U version after 9 weeks at ~380k (sold through).

Digital sales have almost doubled (in monetary value, not necessary volume) compared to last year, now at 60.4 billion Yen for the financial year.

Also interesting is that the number of active Splatoon 2 players in Japan is still growing despite it's release being 9 month in the past.

Over 600 games in the eShop already??? It includes regional exclusives but still, that's a huge amount of games after just 13 months!

Stardew Valley close to be a million seller on Switch! And Overcooked over 500k!

Now for 3DS News on this briefing:

Over 1000 games available for the 3DS. That really shows how huge the Switch library already is, having already more than half of what the 3DS has.

Nintendo planning continuing support for the 3DS after 2018. Not sure about 2019 though considering it's sales.

Now for the Smart devices:

Animal Crossing Pocket Camp has about an 80% female userbase, mostly adult women.

Super Mario Run still selling steadily

Fire Emblem Heroes now has a mostly non-Japanese userbase, it being released in south-east asia probably also helped to this shift.

New game Dragalia Lost coming in Summer in cooperation with Cygames (an RPG by the looks of it). It  does apparently have a website already, albeit in Japanese as the game will release in the west at a later date only.

Mario Kart Tour coming during this fiscal year worldwide to smart devices.

Last edited by Bofferbrauer2 - on 27 April 2018

Bofferbrauer2 said:
Miyamotoo said: 

There is zero sense to release another completely different platform from Switch along side Switch, because Switch is also handheld in same time, and one of biggest advantage of Switch for Nintendo is that they are now working on games for just one platform. In some point Nintendo will just release Switch Mini/Pocket that will have more affordable price point.

Problem with this would be that the Joycons would become even smaller, and they are too small already for people without small hands. They could be fixed to that Switch mini - but wouldn't that defeat the Switching mechanic?

Hence why I think they will bring one handheld with fixed Joycons- which can be switched into a Smartphone. A smaller Switch would be in that territory anyway sizewise, so why not try and fuse the best of both worlds together? Nintendo could change a portion of the eShop into an appstore (because no android, hence no app store) to bring productivity apps as well as some smartphone games and make another Smartphone unnecessary if you have that kind of Switch phone = Multimillion seller guaranteed.

I was also thinking about fixed controls, if you want Switching mehanic than go buy regular Switch, point of Mini/Pocket version is to have smaller or whats more important lower price point Switch just for handheld play.

I dont think Nintendo would release smartphone, even Switch is totally gaming device currently dont offer any other service.



Waiting for spins on news today!



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Kai_Mao said:
flashfire926 said:

The difference here is, Xenoblade is Monolith's main series. That has always been their jam, that's what they are good at.

The only reason Pikmin gets sequels is because that franchise is Shigeru Miyomoto's baby.

I'm not suggesting ARMS was a failure. Infact, I admit that it did quite well for what it was. It probably earned more profit's than Xenoblade 2, as you suggested. However, if you're Nintendo, do you send the Kosuke Yabuki team to.....

a) Make Mariokart 9. A game that is basically guaranteed to sell at least 10 million units on Switch (probably much more than that)

b) sequel to ARMS, something that may not even hit 2 million (first game only sold as well as it did because next to nothing on the switch when the game launched. Now, that advantage will also be gone).

You could put another EPD team on it, sure. But what team? Take the koizumi team off 3D Mario? Take the Aonuma team off Zelda? Take Nogami team off Splatoon? Heck no, to all of these. The only one that would do it is 1,2 Switch/Labo team.

 

Funny you said the 1-2 Switch/Labo team. Tsubasa Sakaguchi, the director of Labo, was the director of the original Splatoon. 

https://labo.nintendo.com/developer-interview/

If they want, the directors and programmers can be flexible and do whatever they feel like doing. And Sakaguchi wanted to go outside of conventional game development.

Sakaguchi is quickly becoming one of my favourite directors at Nintendo and I think he'll be one to watch in the future.

Anyways, great number all around. I expected the Switch to have fallen under Ps4 right now launch aligned, but it's actually on par. It probably wont peak early either, certainly not in first year like 3DS did. We will see if it will have more stying power than the Wii, but considering the kind of machine it is, I think it will be just fine.



tbone51 said:
Waiting for spins on news today!

It already started in this thread.

Spinning like ballerinas.



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I find it amusing everyone is so sure Nintendo will eventually release a Switch-less, Switch. Not saying they won't but I dont think a new dedicated, budget friendly handheld is out of the question. But like I said in my previous post, we'll see.



PortisheadBiscuit said:
I find it amusing everyone is so sure Nintendo will eventually release a Switch-less, Switch. Not saying they won't but I dont think a new dedicated, budget friendly handheld is out of the question. But like I said in my previous post, we'll see.

Ya who knows what kind of revisions they will come up with but i think we can all agree plently of revisions will happen.

1996-GB Pocket

1998-GBC

2001-GBA

2003-GBA SP

2004-DS

2005-GBA Micro

2006-DS Lite

2008-DSi

2009-DSi XL

2011-3DS

2012-3DS XL

2013-2DS

2015-New 3DS XL

2017-New 2DS XL

Since 1996 they have only gone 8 years without some sort of new handheld model.



When the herd loses its way, the shepard must kill the bull that leads them astray.

We're really thinking that we'll get a Mario Kart 9 on Switch???
I'm the only one whose skeptical of the idea???
Why fix what isn't broken???
No???



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