Smash, because I hate Pokémon Let's Go.
The idea of Pokemon Let's Go selling more than Smash makes me lose some faith in humanity...
I'm hoping Smash sells more, with Let's Go not selling as much as it would do in normal circumstances, due to the next main game coming out next year.
Smash is my guess. It looks amazing. While Pokemon Go will sell well I don't think it will attract the casuals in a big way. $300 plus a $60 game just to play Pokemon Go doesn't seem like something the "casual" would do.And then with a true mainline entry coming next year I think it will hurt sales for Go as well. So I am thinking, hoping AND wanting Smash to sell more lol.
Jeez, it's like some people are scared of Pokemon Let's Go as if its a bad thing that it sells haha. I know of some adults who are interested in Pokemon Let's Go, including one of my friends who's an avid Pokemon Go player. I don't know where the sales of Let's Go will lean towards, but its something to keep an eye on. Besides the catching mechanic, which I personally don't mind, and a few other things, I don't see how its THAT much different from the usual mainline Pokemon formula. And Game Freak and the Pokemon Company have said that Gen 8 is not gonna stick with the Go formula so every hardcore Pokemon fan can calm down. If you're not willing to give the games a chance, that's fine. It doesn't mean the game is going to be bad or anything. We're acting like its Metroid Prime Federation Force or something.
Hard to say, but I think we will be surprised by Pokemon.
I see too many users looking at Let’s Go like a spin-off and not as a remake just because the catching mechanic is simplified and the unnecessary grinding aspect of wild battles has been removed, but the core aspect is still there. It’s closer to a remake than a spin-off.
Just looking at VGChartz, spin-off usually sells between 5-6 millions while the lowest remake is at 10 millions, the latter is the minimum I expect. Add the effect the Switch has on their First Party franchises and we can look at Let’s Go and Smash to both becomes the best seller of their respective series.
I agree with the bolded. From what I've seen in the Treehouse, its still Pokemon to me.
I think its funny people are disregarding Pokemon Let's Go just because of a few changed mechanics, including the catching mechanic, and Smash Bros. Ultimate just because it doesn't LOOK like a completely new game. I think, like Super Mario 3D World, we will see more stuff that will show that these games are more than what they are right now.
I think this will be an interesting race. Pokemon is still Pokemon (for the most part) and there is potential for Go players to buy the console and games. Just to note, Pokemon Go's active player base is the highest it's ever been since the summer launch in 2016. Is it due to the recent improvements to the game? The announcement of the new Let's Go games? Who knows, but its something to keep an eye on. Plus, it's releasing in November so it can be a big game to promote for both Black Friday and Christmas in December.
As for Smash Bros. Ultimate, it's marketed as a culmination event. For the first time ever, everyone from all the Smash entries are back, all in one game. You now have Snake, Pac-Man, Bayonetta, Cloud, Mega Man, Sonic, Mario, DK, Link, Samus, Pikachu, Inklings, etc. in one game. While Smash 4 had the honor of having most of them due to DLC, it'll be interesting to see how Ultimate will fare now that Smash is on a more popular console and will have all the fan favorites back. Plus, if you know Sakurai, there's always surprises ahead. It's releasing in early December, just in time for the Christmas season. And with the recent changes to the gameplay mechanics to make the game faster and interesting than Smash 4, who knows how much the Smash competitive community will embrace the new game. Both Melee and Smash 4 players or mostly Smash 4 players again?