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C'mon Nintendo, more free dlc for MK8 deluxe please.



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Online has a lot of issues that are a nightmare for Nintendo. So it took them a while, understandably..

Online, for the longest time, was very exclusive. Also, for the younger crowd, there was a safety issue. Also, I guess Nintendo wanted to focus on local multiplayer, which is their bread and butter.

I still think their online doesn't have all that it needed to have. And as a result, they will eventually scale it back, and go back to a local focus..



I don't think they're going to change much of what they're already doing, so I guess good on them anyway

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But the the only big game that hasn't already had DLC is MK8 Deluxe, unless you really want to count the Labo stuff. While I wouldn't complain if they added more tracks, I'd prefer Mario Kart 9.



Soundwave said:
Looks like more online focus for Nintendo -- congrats Nintendo, welcome to 2006 :)

Nah, people had servers by 2006. Nintendo didn't mention servers at all.



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I could go for more BOTW-DLC. I think they are skipping Super Mario Odyssey so they can go straight to Odyssey 2. Hope they don't go overboard with online-functionality



Nothing to see here, move along

Lonely_Dolphin said:
But the the only big game that hasn't already had DLC is MK8 Deluxe, unless you really want to count the Labo stuff. While I wouldn't complain if they added more tracks, I'd prefer Mario Kart 9.

I could actually see that coming in 2020 to be honest. They'll need blockbuster titles in 2020 if they want the positive curve to continue.



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One reason why I thought the rumoured Star Fox GP game would be real was because it fits with Nintendo's desire to keep expanding their online multiplayer range. Animal Crossing will presumably make a big push with online options on Switch next year, Pokemon gen 8 is an obvious one for online functionality, and Luigi's Mansion 3 might feature some online multiplayer given the 3DS game did.

It's difficult to think about what else they could bring out - there's older franchises like Wave Race and F Zero, but they don't sell in big numbers and wouldn't necessarily result in a wider audience playing online. Perhaps if Nintendo took the Tomodachi series online? Some new IP?



Soundwave said:
Looks like more online focus for Nintendo -- congrats Nintendo, welcome to 2006 :)

Whoa, so pre Obamacare and pre housing bubble burst days? *Cannot compute...



Boo to online, booooo! I like online play, but paid dlc can get stuffed and I'm not in love with subscription services either.

No more games in 2018, no duh....but where's tge quote? I assume he was answering an investor question?