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zorg1000 said:
KLXVER said:

It came out when video games were pretty much banned by retailers in the US though. They had no choice but to mask the system as a toy. When that was over ROB got dropped quicker than a 2 dollar whore.  

Who cares? Thats not what is being discussed, he said their gimmicks were in the background.

Being bundled and a huge focus in advertisements is the exact opposite of being in the background.

Ok, well it didn't work that time anyway. Super Mario Bros. is what sold the console pretty much. The NES wasn't a success when ROB was sold with it. But if you want to use that as whatever you are arguing, then sure.



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KLXVER said:
Vodacixi said:

Maybe parents already have a Switch for themselves but don't want to give their children videogames so early and Labo seems a good solution to them. Maybe they are rich and 400 dollars is nothing to them. Maybe Nintendo is overconfident... I DON'T KNOW.

Em... I'm pretty sure not many kids started with RE 4. And if they did, they had terrible parents xD

Because we (the longtime fans) will not buy Nintendo forever. It's all about the children for Nintendo. They grow with their brands, they become attached to them and they continue to buy them over the years. But one day, they become old and they don't have interest in videogames anymore, or at the very least, the interest decrease drammatically. So... they need to keep their core fans happy for as long as they can, and at the same time, continue to attract kids to continue the cycle. And since kids nowadays are exposed to so many different products... a new videogame of their most famous character may not be enough. They need to keep creating new things to attract kids. Labo is the result. If it works or not... I really don't know. We'll see...

Sony is doing fine without cheap cardboard... Quality games will make people buy your system. If Nintendo really need an audience that bad, then maybe their franchises aren't as great as we might think.

That's because Sony is not interested in kids.They have diferent targets and therefore, different strategies.



KLXVER said:
Vodacixi said:

Maybe parents already have a Switch for themselves but don't want to give their children videogames so early and Labo seems a good solution to them. Maybe they are rich and 400 dollars is nothing to them. Maybe Nintendo is overconfident... I DON'T KNOW.

Em... I'm pretty sure not many kids started with RE 4. And if they did, they had terrible parents xD

Because we (the longtime fans) will not buy Nintendo forever. It's all about the children for Nintendo. They grow with their brands, they become attached to them and they continue to buy them over the years. But one day, they become old and they don't have interest in videogames anymore, or at the very least, the interest decrease drammatically. So... they need to keep their core fans happy for as long as they can, and at the same time, continue to attract kids to continue the cycle. And since kids nowadays are exposed to so many different products... a new videogame of their most famous character may not be enough. They need to keep creating new things to attract kids. Labo is the result. If it works or not... I really don't know. We'll see...

Sony is doing fine without cheap cardboard... Quality games will make people buy your system. If Nintendo really need an audience that bad, then maybe their franchises aren't as great as we might think.

Another moot point, Sony and Nintendo have completely different philosophies when it comes to how they market their brands. And to keep bringing up cardboard like that's all Nintendo has going for them is ridiculous hyperbole.



Vodacixi said:
KLXVER said:

Sony is doing fine without cheap cardboard... Quality games will make people buy your system. If Nintendo really need an audience that bad, then maybe their franchises aren't as great as we might think.

That's because Sony is not interested in kids.They have diferent targets and therefore, different strategies.

So Sony gets people because they make great games and Nintendo gets people because of nostalgia? Well that needs to change then.



What were people expecting actually? Is their a prediction thread?



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Noooo shit. From the moment is was announced we knew it was going to be bad...



Bet with Adamblaziken:

I bet that on launch the Nintendo Switch will have no built in in-game voice chat. He bets that it will. The winner gets six months of avatar control over the other user.

i wanna see this on the discount bin.... then i will buy it



 

In the interim........Labo has gone back to 2nd position on Amazon Japan bestseller list, ahead of GOW and the newly released Baseball game.
It has stayed in the top 5 for the past 2 weeks.
If you dont like it, please dont buy. Others will do and are doing so.



AlfredoTurkey said:
Well, if there is a silver lining, maybe it's that Nintendo will finally... FINALLY just give up on casuals and become the company they were in their glory days. Just make bad ass core IP like BOTW etc. and stick to it.

I don't think Nintendo needs to abandon casuals, it's a huge market and the DS/Wii days of Nintendo's casual games were actually some of the best casual gaming experiences ever offered, imo. Games like Wii Sports, Sports Resort, Nintendogs, and Brain Age were actually fun little concepts that I was even able to get something out of as a core gamer. Sports Resort and Nintendoland in particular probably have the best minigame collections I've ever played, with lots of minigames that were actually fun for everyone and had a surprising amount of replayability. AC is also a casual gaming series, and damn if it's not one of the most addicting franchises I've ever played. Just like Nintendo can do core games better than anyone when they set out to, the same can be said for their casual efforts. That's why those games were so huge, casuals ate them up.

But Labo is simply them failing to put in the effort and charging very high prices for it. No one is going to sit there thinking, "wow, I'm so glad I spent $70-80 on this!" no matter if they're a casual gamer or not. Unless they have money to blow, I can't imagine most not feeling like they just paid way too much for what they got. It's very disappointing. 

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duduspace1 said:
In the interim........Labo has gone back to 2nd position on Amazon Japan bestseller list, ahead of GOW and the newly released Baseball game.
It has stayed in the top 5 for the past 2 weeks.
If you dont like it, please dont buy. Others will do and are doing so.

Well said. I get that some people don't like Labo but it's not doing them any harm or obstructing big game development. My daughter and I have been spending great time together building and messing around with it, you can't put a price on that