To infinity and beyond!
Also Capcom not putting MH on switch is Capcom's loss honestly. They don't know how to do business if they do that
Nope. Its Nintendo's loss. THey lost their bigges third party exclusive franchise that would have netted them near hundred million from royalties alone.
Capcom is laughing all the way to the bank. MHW in 2 years has outsold every single 3DS mainline entry combined. MHW+Iceborne in 2 years has outsold every 3DS entry combined in 7 years.
Capcom won. They've finally able to globalise and become a AAA powerhouse with MH, no longer reliant on one single market and all it took was one game and leaving Nintendo.
aways Japanese week sales have Mh discussion. Why? Capcom helped Switch elaboration. Capcom has great sales on the Nintendo Platform ( the best selling SF to the date is on Nintendo platform, Megaman, good sales of Monster Hunter and Resident Evil). The great Capcom series have good sales. Nintendo Switch is a major platform now.
It's nonsensical and Capcom lost a ton of money not make an MH game for Nintendo Switch. Maybe 150-300 Millions of dollar. If Capcom has an agreement with Sony that agreement has to be something that exceeds that amount. If not, it was extremely dumb and poorly planned.
Monster Hunter World was only possible thanks to sales of the series on the Nintendo console.
Monster Hunter is only possible due to the sales of the series on PSP.
Yup. And, unfortunately, its likely not gonna be that many.
Even if Switch users pass all of these game "tests" and buy whatever lackadaisical ports Capcom brings, Capcom is likely not going do anything more than that on Switch. Its a shame. There are opportunities to bring new entries of popular franchises on Switch (i.e., Ace Attorney, Okami, Viewtiful Joe, etc.). Heck, a sequel to Tatsunoko vs. Capcom would be cool since Switch isn't even getting SFV: Champion's Edition or MvC.
To the big third party developers from Japan, here's what I am asking: What are you waiting for to consider providing more Switch support?
The Switch is dominating Japan (and likely continue to do so even with the PS5 launching this year), selling well elsewhere, and has had some decent third party success, especially when most of the support are late (or last-gen) ports. Sure, the majority of the software sales are from Nintendo's first party offerings, and its likely not going to change, but that doesn't mean a new entry from Monster Hunter, Ace Attorney, Professor Layton, and others are unwarranted on Switch.
Japanese 3rd parties are not waiting on the SW. Their biggest and best selling games worldwide are with Playstation due to Playstation accounting for the majority of their sales throughout the years.
It's weird and they could definitely be selling around 5K per week if supply was there but to me with the reveal of the PS5 they've given up on Japan and now it's going to be an entirely Mobile + Nintendo dominated. This will have long term implications for the console business, as next year I don't expect PS5 to be able to achieve more than 15% market share in terms of hardware. Their succession of handheld gaming after the Vita failed due to lackluster support and losing Monster Hunter to Nintendo ended up starting to show ramifications very early in the Switch's life. Now we are starting to see the full effect, as even during the DS/Wii days the maximum market share Nintendo achieved was around 66% because PSP still had a lot of games you could not purchase elsewhere. Now with losing their portable franchises or unsuccessfully trying to migrate this audience to the PS4, their prior partners and supporters have three options - get on the AAA train, start supporting the Switch or go out of business.
We already saw that God Eater saw two declines from the PSP when it was selling >600K, on the PSV the top-selling game sold close to 400K and God Eater 3 on the PS4 managed a paltry >200K. From all their portable IPs, the only one we saw that saw growth was Persona and that was partly due to the larger scale and budget for Persona 5, which paid off leading to the best selling game in the franchise.
Sony is still a great partner for AAA, because you can be certain if your AAA game is exclusive to the system, Sony Japan will market the hell out of it.. but any developer unable to invest so much, it's a difficult value proposition - to risk it all on AAA game in order to release it on a console that would sell 10-20% of what the Switch has potential to sell in Japan could sink a studio. Even in Japan AAA budgets are no joke, especially for studios and publishers that are already in a risky situation because they didn't change their long term strategy to include multiplats for the Switch on their home turf.
Imagineer with a single game has sold >122K physical in Japan thus far(digital probably makes it much higher) and this is not a cheap game Fitness Boxing retails at ¥5.800. This is more sales than Atlus, FuRyu, Nippon Ichi, Idea Factory, Spike Chunsoft, Arc System, From Software etc. have sold on the system. It also continues to sell, much like Fishing Spirits & Taiko you can achieve evergreen status if you have a great concept and a company invests in marketing. There is a reason why Bandai has been doing advertisements for Fishing Spirits and Hori even released a peripheral for the game in Japan. Smaller more agile studios that were quick to jump on the Switch bandwagon with novel concepts will now reap the benefits while others still struggle to even find a 100K seller on the system.
Nope. Sony has invested heavily in Japanese software, more than any other platform holder.
Death Stranding (console exclusive)
FF7R exclusive (console timed exclusive)
Project Athia (console timed exclusive)
Ghostwire Tokyo (console exclusive)
Team Ninja (Tecmo, exclusive akin Nioh)
Persona (remaining exclusive)
Silent Hill (rumoured)
PS5, like PS4, will sell 9-10 million which is still notably relevant (the national phenomenon that was the Wii only did 12 million+) and will have better third party support than the SW. Japanese AAA, AA, A and Western AAA while the SW will miss Japanese and Western AAA.