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Darashiva said:
Well, it's obviously a matter of personal opinion in a lot of ways, but for me the Switch has so far this year received exactly two games I'm strongly interested in: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Octopath Traveler, and one of them is a port of a four year old game that was vastly overpriced at launch, and still costs too much as far as I'm concerned. The rest of the year will bring the new Smash Bros at the very least, which I'm looking forward to a lot. Besides that, however, there really isn't much else I'm all that interested in for the rest of the year on the console.

What was the price of The Last of Us or GTAV on PS4 when they released? I can't remember.



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You want to say 2018 wasn't bad, but also wasn't expect to be good because there were less SW, but then defend all SW launched as very good, plus criticisms aren't acceptable... all over the place =p

The numbers were ok, we justt need more time to see if it was just a momentarily drop or will change the expected sales curve.



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GoOnKid said:
Darashiva said:
Well, it's obviously a matter of personal opinion in a lot of ways, but for me the Switch has so far this year received exactly two games I'm strongly interested in: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Octopath Traveler, and one of them is a port of a four year old game that was vastly overpriced at launch, and still costs too much as far as I'm concerned. The rest of the year will bring the new Smash Bros at the very least, which I'm looking forward to a lot. Besides that, however, there really isn't much else I'm all that interested in for the rest of the year on the console.

What was the price of The Last of Us or GTAV on PS4 when they released? I can't remember.

TLOU:R was $50, and it was only one year old, and came with the DLC so it was essentially a GOTY edition. I think GTAV was $60, but again it's a game that was only one year old.



GoOnKid said:
Darashiva said:
Well, it's obviously a matter of personal opinion in a lot of ways, but for me the Switch has so far this year received exactly two games I'm strongly interested in: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Octopath Traveler, and one of them is a port of a four year old game that was vastly overpriced at launch, and still costs too much as far as I'm concerned. The rest of the year will bring the new Smash Bros at the very least, which I'm looking forward to a lot. Besides that, however, there really isn't much else I'm all that interested in for the rest of the year on the console.

What was the price of The Last of Us or GTAV on PS4 when they released? I can't remember.

They were both price at 60$ as I recall, but also both released about one year after the original. The Last of Us also included the DLC in the remaster. GTA V added some superficial changes, but also a significant number of additions to details in animations and other features, as well as the well-known 1st person mode (which makes the game vastly superior in the gunplay, especially on PC).

Both fully priced, but as mentioned, also both released about one year after the original (I think GTA V came out about 14 months after on PS4 and Xbox One).

Edit; it seemed that TLoU was reduced by 10$ right before launch, my mistake. So 50$ for a complete edition one year after the original release, that's some fairly good value for money if you ask me.



DonFerrari said:
You want to say 2018 wasn't bad, but also wasn't expect to be good because there were less SW, but then defend all SW launched as very good, plus criticisms aren't acceptable... all over the place =p

The numbers were ok, we justt need more time to see if it was just a momentarily drop or will change the expected sales curve.

How do you come to this conclusion?



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Substance > Style

Art Direction > Realism

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GoOnKid said:
Darashiva said:
Well, it's obviously a matter of personal opinion in a lot of ways, but for me the Switch has so far this year received exactly two games I'm strongly interested in: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Octopath Traveler, and one of them is a port of a four year old game that was vastly overpriced at launch, and still costs too much as far as I'm concerned. The rest of the year will bring the new Smash Bros at the very least, which I'm looking forward to a lot. Besides that, however, there really isn't much else I'm all that interested in for the rest of the year on the console.

What was the price of The Last of Us or GTAV on PS4 when they released? I can't remember.

I don't remember. I'd say around $50, but those games were much newer at the time. Doesn't really change the fact that $60 for the Tropical Freeze remaster was, and is, way too much. It should be like the Dark Souls and Shadow of the Colossus remasters that started at $40.



Barkley said:
GoOnKid said:

What was the price of The Last of Us or GTAV on PS4 when they released? I can't remember.

TLOU:R was $50, and it was only one year old, and came with the DLC so it was essentially a GOTY edition. I think GTAV was $60, but again it's a game that was only one year old.

 

Mummelmann said:
GoOnKid said:

What was the price of The Last of Us or GTAV on PS4 when they released? I can't remember.

They were both price at 60$ as I recall, but also both released about one year after the original. The Last of Us also included the DLC in the remaster. GTA V added some superficial changes, but also a significant number of additions to details in animations and other features, as well as the well-known 1st person mode (which makes the game vastly superior in the gunplay, especially on PC).

Both fully priced, but as mentioned, also both released about one year after the original (I think GTA V came out about 14 months after on PS4 and Xbox One).

Edit; it seemed that TLoU was reduced by 10$ right before launch, my mistake. So 50$ for a complete edition one year after the original release, that's some fairly good value for money if you ask me.

 

Darashiva said:
GoOnKid said:

What was the price of The Last of Us or GTAV on PS4 when they released? I can't remember.

I don't remember. I'd say around $50, but those games were much newer at the time. Doesn't really change the fact that $60 for the Tropical Freeze remaster was, and is, way too much. It should be like the Dark Souls and Shadow of the Colossus remasters that started at $40.

I actually agree with all of you. I think 50 would have been fine.



Gameplay > Graphics

Substance > Style

Art Direction > Realism

Just a slight correction as I have seen this number erroneously used multiple times.

"Labo sold 1.39m already and we all know that this will be big in the holidays. "

That's not quire right. Labo shipped 1.39m to retailers and we do not know at all if it will be big in the holidays. And multiple insiders on resetera have confirmed that Labo has not crossed one million units sell-through as of yet.



Barkley said:
GoOnKid said:

What was the price of The Last of Us or GTAV on PS4 when they released? I can't remember.

TLOU:R was $50, and it was only one year old, and came with the DLC so it was essentially a GOTY edition. I think GTAV was $60, but again it's a game that was only one year old.

Also, imo,   scope matters. DkC And Kirby shouldnt be more than 40-50$ to begin with in 2017. Releasing too many 2d games has been a mistake on their part for years. I'm not saying don't make any, but charge appropriately and don't waste resources ensuring u make on average 1 a year. Maybe more like every 2-3 years. 2d Plats were great in the 90s.  Let's get w the times.



I find your lack of Yoshi in the 2019 list quite saddening. :P
Otherwise, I am glad someone has looked at the year somewhat rationally. No one was expecting the Switch to do better than the year that Mario and Zelda released but I don't see why people thought that it would just die off (maybe because of the Wii U...but that was a system that wasn't even supported right from the get go and releases got really sparse for it.). This one started with a great first year and already announced content for this year and 2019.