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RolStoppable said:
curl-6 said:

The current global circumstances don't really have a historical precedent for Nintendo. I do think it's most likely their second half will be stronger than the first as is usually the case, but can they still deliver in the middle of a pandemic, which could slow software development?

Japan hasn't been hit hard by corona and that's where most of Nintendo's developers are located. Although there are news that the Japanese government has fudged the numbers in order to be able to host the olympic games this year, so it's a wait and see game to find out how much truth there is to such claims.

But assuming a bad scenario with a two month long halt on software development, that only pushes the games scheduled for late 2020 into next year. That may sound bad because it would affect the big holiday title, but it still keeps the initially planned July to October lineup within 2020. Sales are less of an issue than the release schedule, because Nintendo has already built a strong catalogue of evergreens on Switch.

But in any case, 2020 for Switch won't be a Wii U-like year like your hyperbole from another thread suggested.

I didn't mean it would be Wii U like in terms of sales, fuck no, I meant in terms of how many games worth buying it'll have for me.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

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curl-6 said:

I didn't mean it would be Wii U like in terms of sales, fuck no, I meant in terms of how many games worth buying it'll have for me.

I know that you didn't mean sales. But you wrote off this year despite us only being three months into it.



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RolStoppable said:
curl-6 said:

I didn't mean it would be Wii U like in terms of sales, fuck no, I meant in terms of how many games worth buying it'll have for me.

I know that you didn't mean sales. But you wrote off this year despite us only being three months into it.

Did I? I don't remember the exact post but I usually include a disclaimer like "from what we know so far" or "so far it's looking like".



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

curl-6 said:
RolStoppable said:

I know that you didn't mean sales. But you wrote off this year despite us only being three months into it.

Did I? I don't remember the exact post but I usually include a disclaimer like "from what we know so far" or "so far it's looking like".

It probably had a disclaimer, but "so far it's looking like" is a dumb disclaimer when the slightest bit of intellectual honesty makes it clear that a lot of announcements for 2020 games have yet to happen. That's what continues to bother me. I know that you know better, but you keep repeating that same pattern every year.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Gamers Club