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Team Mini direct 4 7.02%
 
Team General direct 30 52.63%
 
Specific direct (Mario, pikmin, etc) 4 7.02%
 
It ain't happening 19 33.33%
 
Total:57

Who is Nate?



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CaptainExplosion said:

Two days left and still now word from Nintendo.

Knew it was too good to be true. Fuck rumors.

There's a chance that they announce the Direct on Monday for the next day.



Leynos said:
Who is Nate?

A really credible guy that works for Nintendo and has been an insider for a while on resetera. He is also on twitter and does podcasts from time to time.



xMetroid said:
Leynos said:
Who is Nate?

A really credible guy that works for Nintendo and has been an insider for a while on resetera. He is also on twitter and does podcasts from time to time.

Sounds like he would be fired pretty quickly if he puts himself everywhere.

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Leynos said:
xMetroid said:

A really credible guy that works for Nintendo and has been an insider for a while on resetera. He is also on twitter and does podcasts from time to time.

Sounds like he would be fired pretty quickly if he puts himself everywhere.

Idk at what level he is at Nintendo, but he does remain pretty vague and just confirms rumors usually and doesn't reveal anything before it's out. He never does face reveal also. He is pretty legit. But even if he wasn't, many have had the same reports. 

Direct is happening on the 20th. I would remove the rumor in the title at the point we are at.



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xMetroid said:
Leynos said:

Sounds like he would be fired pretty quickly if he puts himself everywhere.

Idk at what level he is at Nintendo, but he does remain pretty vague and just confirms rumors usually and doesn't reveal anything before it's out. He never does face reveal also. He is pretty legit. But even if he wasn't, many have had the same reports. 

Direct is happening on the 20th. I would remove the rumor in the title at the point we are at.

The point we're at is the same as it's always been, no proof or evidence, therefore rumor.



I've been ignoring this rumor for a while now but I keep seeing many comments here so I thought they confirmed it. But are they just going to shadow drop it like the mini direct?



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xMetroid said:
Leynos said:

Sounds like he would be fired pretty quickly if he puts himself everywhere.

Idk at what level he is at Nintendo, but he does remain pretty vague and just confirms rumors usually and doesn't reveal anything before it's out. He never does face reveal also. He is pretty legit. But even if he wasn't, many have had the same reports. 

Direct is happening on the 20th. I would remove the rumor in the title at the point we are at.

Any examples of things he's predicted/leaked correctly before?  Any incorrect ones?



I would be really suprsied about Nintendo announcing new Direct on the day they released the second biggest game (to date), this year.
From the marketing point of view it would drive away some attention from the Paper Mario release to "new games" people expecting from Nintendo and this is not healthy for sales. I was sure, if the Direct was real, they will either fire it on Friday with some Paper Mario content or they will do it (also the announcement) definitely after launch -week or -weekend so it wont hurt the Paper Mario attention-focus.

If u have a product lanuching on day X, and you are expexting some "sales" on the launch window, you just focus marketing campaign on the product and do not fire or even tease new other products that can steal some attention from it. Its just a basic rule from the marketing product management.

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Ardormor said:

I would be really suprsied about Nintendo announcing new Direct on the day they released the second biggest game (to date), this year.
From the marketing point of view it would drive away some attention from the Paper Mario release to "new games" people expecting from Nintendo and this is not healthy for sales. I was sure, if the Direct was real, they will either fire it on Friday with some Paper Mario content or they will do it (also the announcement) definitely after launch -week or -weekend so it wont hurt the Paper Mario attention-focus.

If u have a product lanuching on day X, and you are expexting some "sales" on the launch window, you just focus marketing campaign on the product and do not fire or even tease new other products that can steal some attention from it. Its just a basic rule from the marketing product management.

I'm fairly certain they have done directs within a week after launching major games plenty of times before. And Nintendo games are so vastly different that they don't eat each other like that typically. Animal Crossing is about capitalism and living life as an animal, Paper Mario is you going on a hilarious journey inside of a book, Zelda is a high fantasy adventure story, Metroid is basically military Sci-Fi, etc.

Now, if they just released a Call of Duty game and had a direct about Battlefield that would be eating themselves. But directs aren't based around third party games.

Nintendo just doesn't really make clone games of themselves. It will probably be 4 years until the next Animal Crossing game at least, probably 4-5 years until the next Paper Mario game, Botw 2 will come out at least 3.25 years after Botw1, MK9 will come out many years after 8 Delux. They are pretty smart with differentiating their lineup and spreading sequels out. This next direct won't have games that eat Paper Mario or AC sales.