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konnichiwa said:
I am rereading trough old magazines and the nintendo tax is something gamers complained about in 96

That's because PS1 games were $50, while N64 games were $60. That's what they were referring to when they talked about Nintendo tax back then. 



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JRPGfan said:

Nintendo conditions users to pay alot for their stuff.
Which their proud of..... "this game is 20 years old but still sells at full price!" ,
"sony & microsoft would never be able to do the same, their games arnt worth it".

Switch in general has less competition with software prices.
Basically devs do this because they can, and dont want to rock the boat.

Enter the Gungeon on eShop/Steam both sell for $15. 

Ateleir Arland Trilogy both sell for $89 on eShop and Steam. 

Katana Zero is the same price on both too. 

I could go on, and on. For the most part Switch games sell for the same as games on Steam. 

The whole idea that Switch doesn't have competition with software prices is just wrong. 



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Darashiva said:
Well, the solution is very simple. Just don't buy it. The more people buy games like this at such high prices the more publishers are going to put those prices on their games. If people just refuse to pay these ridiculous price then they won't happen as much anymore.

Catch-22.  Because then they won't port the games over at all.



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Cerebralbore101 said:
konnichiwa said:
I am rereading trough old magazines and the nintendo tax is something gamers complained about in 96

That's because PS1 games were $50, while N64 games were $60. That's what they were referring to when they talked about Nintendo tax back then. 

Well yeah, was an huge issue.






SpokenTruth said:
Darashiva said:
Well, the solution is very simple. Just don't buy it. The more people buy games like this at such high prices the more publishers are going to put those prices on their games. If people just refuse to pay these ridiculous price then they won't happen as much anymore.

Catch-22.  Because then they won't port the games over at all.

That's very unlikely at this point. The Switch is the hottest platform around at the moment, and it's going to be around for many more years to come. Ignoring a console base of over 50 million sold units is just bad business at that point. Publishers pricing games like that is just them testing the waters on what they can actually get away with, and if they see that people will just pay whatever price they set for even older games like stranger's Wrath, then of course they are going to price them accordingly. If, however, the sales aren't there they will have to either drop the prices, or leave a massive potential customer base completely untapped, which is something that goes against everything game publishers believe in. 



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Darashiva said:
SpokenTruth said:

Catch-22.  Because then they won't port the games over at all.

That's very unlikely at this point. The Switch is the hottest platform around at the moment, and it's going to be around for many more years to come. Ignoring a console base of over 50 million sold units is just bad business at that point. Publishers pricing games like that is just them testing the waters on what they can actually get away with, and if they see that people will just pay whatever price they set for even older games like stranger's Wrath, then of course they are going to price them accordingly. If, however, the sales aren't there they will have to either drop the prices, or leave a massive potential customer base completely untapped, which is something that goes against everything game publishers believe in. 

We saw this with the Wii.  They will drop support based on sales.  They will not openly admit something sold bad because it was priced bad.



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SpokenTruth said:
Darashiva said:

That's very unlikely at this point. The Switch is the hottest platform around at the moment, and it's going to be around for many more years to come. Ignoring a console base of over 50 million sold units is just bad business at that point. Publishers pricing games like that is just them testing the waters on what they can actually get away with, and if they see that people will just pay whatever price they set for even older games like stranger's Wrath, then of course they are going to price them accordingly. If, however, the sales aren't there they will have to either drop the prices, or leave a massive potential customer base completely untapped, which is something that goes against everything game publishers believe in. 

We saw this with the Wii.  They will drop support based on sales.  They will not openly admit something sold bad because it was priced bad.

Well, then they do. It's still the better alternative compared to people paying these ridiculous prices for games for some misguided sense of supporting the platform. People forcing themselves to overspend on games by publishers that don't deserve it should never be seen as the right thing to do anyway, especially when the same game is available for much cheaper on other platforms. The situation between the Wii and the Switch, and the game industry in general, is very different anyway, so I doubt they would abandon the platform regardless of what happens.



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That's why the only games I ever buy on Nintendo platforms are Nintendo games. With the exception of simultaneously released multiplats in the few weeks after launch, third party stuff is always (literally, 100% of the time) available for substantially less money elsewhere. I might be willing to pay a 25% premium once in a while for portability. But, I sure as hell won't pay multiples of the price that I see on XB or PS.



Darashiva said:
SpokenTruth said:

We saw this with the Wii.  They will drop support based on sales.  They will not openly admit something sold bad because it was priced bad.

Well, then they do. It's still the better alternative compared to people paying these ridiculous prices for games for some misguided sense of supporting the platform. People forcing themselves to overspend on games by publishers that don't deserve it should never be seen as the right thing to do anyway, especially when the same game is available for much cheaper on other platforms. The situation between the Wii and the Switch, and the game industry in general, is very different anyway, so I doubt they would abandon the platform regardless of what happens.

This is why I called it a Catch-22.  And they know this.



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