I don't think RFA needs a sequel just a year later; the first hasn't even been able to hit its stride due to supply constraints, it'll be an evergreen seller for years to come.
Well yeah sales-wise that is absolutely true.
But to me it seems Nintendo should take advantage of their popular exercise hardware. Ring Fit is different than a normal franchise game where you don't want to cannibalize sales. People are clearly enjoying Ring Fit and there is no reason to hold RF back to only one game for a long time. Nintendo should embrace that and expand Ring Fit offerings. I don't see any reason why they shouldn't come out with an annual Ring Fit release. There are tons of options for more Ring Fit games since it is an IP that uses fitness as the means to control a normal-type genre, it's not a straight up fitness game like Wii Fit. They could release a RF game in a different genre each year. I think it would be a huge missed opportunity for them to not seize on RF's popularity and end up only releasing a couple RF games all told. People already paid extra for the RF hardware, I think most people would be disappointed if they weren't given plenty more opportunities to use that hardware they paid extra for and only had a single fitness game to play for years. For example: RF Fight (2020), RF Action (2021), RF Flight (2022), RF Racing (2023), RF Rhythm (2024), RF Adventure 2 (2025), etc - assuming they keep it going into Switch 2. No reason to not do this. Also it'd be an easy pickup for a Switch 2 launch title to release a compilation RF of all the original Switch RF games. Whenever you release extra hardware that is popular you should capitalize on that and reward consumers who paid that extra money by giving them more opportunities to use that hardware, it's a win-win for Nintendo and consumers.
In a few years instead of just having one evergreen RF game they could have several evergreen RF games all with multi-million sales. And while RFA is a decent game as far as fitness games go, maybe they totally hit it out of the park with a different RF game that Switch owners goes crazy for and it blows away RFA sales.
Now yeah they totally need to scale up production, especially if more RF games come out, I can't imagine why they haven't. I can only think it's that they are being super conservative and still aren't sure of RF's long term success, but if anything a new RF game this Fall would give them even more of a reason to do what they should already be doing and scale up production of RF.Last edited by Slownenberg - on 20 June 2020