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Jranation said:

Yes we pay for the games. But do we pay the troubles they faced during the current situation? There is reason they are not showing any of the games from the big franchises. But apparently people still have no idea what is happening in the world.

People just have to be patient. Its better to be waiting for the game than having to be dead and not having the chance to play the game. 

I think everyone knows what's happening, just not everyone agrees on how much leeway should be given.

People could be more patient and understanding about it, but eh so what if they complain. They'll shut up when Nintendo inevitably reveals the good stuff.



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Lonely_Dolphin said:
Jranation said:

Yes we pay for the games. But do we pay the troubles they faced during the current situation? There is reason they are not showing any of the games from the big franchises. But apparently people still have no idea what is happening in the world.

People just have to be patient. Its better to be waiting for the game than having to be dead and not having the chance to play the game. 

I think everyone knows what's happening, just not everyone agrees on how much leeway should be given.

People could be more patient and understanding about it, but eh so what if they complain. They'll shut up when Nintendo inevitably reveals the good stuff.

The more Nintendo waits the more people sell their Switch. Similar to the Wii and Wii U era. Long droughts and people got sick of it and just sold them off.



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Leynos said:
Lonely_Dolphin said:

I think everyone knows what's happening, just not everyone agrees on how much leeway should be given.

People could be more patient and understanding about it, but eh so what if they complain. They'll shut up when Nintendo inevitably reveals the good stuff.

The more Nintendo waits the more people sell their Switch. Similar to the Wii and Wii U era. Long droughts and people got sick of it and just sold them off.

I don't know how you know that information, but the Wii sold pretty damn good while the Wii U tanked, so really odd to say they are similar. Switch has already blown past the Wii U and iirc is on pace with Wii, I don't think 1 bad year that still had Animal Crossing will reverse it's trajectory.



Leynos said:
Lonely_Dolphin said:

I think everyone knows what's happening, just not everyone agrees on how much leeway should be given.

People could be more patient and understanding about it, but eh so what if they complain. They'll shut up when Nintendo inevitably reveals the good stuff.

The more Nintendo waits the more people sell their Switch. Similar to the Wii and Wii U era. Long droughts and people got sick of it and just sold them off.

A person could probably make a profit if they sold their Switch right now.  They are in huge demand.



Does this rule out a Friday general Direct? Probably.

Really hope it doesn't, though.



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The_Liquid_Laser said:

I am so confused by Nintendo right now.  This could be the rumored Direct we were getting on the 28th, or we might be getting another one.  But the way things are going now it seems like we are getting a bunch of small Directs in rapid succession instead of one really big one.  We'll see.  Nintendo might surprise me again.

Apparently Nintendo Japan has real problems with work from home. That is affecting very strongly the people creating these presentations (I don't know how much affected are the teams creating the actual games though). Apparently the western branches are a bit more able to handle the situation, that is why we got the Indie World presentation. Japan didn't get it, and the parallel japanese Nintendo Direct mini partners showcase was even weirder (and included some stuff from the indie world):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n5MYQN6LMw

So yeah, expect weird presentations as long as the pandemic is going on, as it really affects Nintendos ability to produce these videos.



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Runa216 said:
I'm usually really generous with the partner directs becuase they're not SUPPOSED to be big, world-shattering events or first party bombshells or anything, but that was bad. Real bad. Though, now that I reflect on it, I think I was just soured because I saw Kingdom hearts (YES!)....then immediately saw it was a really shitty-looking rhythm game (Booooooooo). That disappointment carried me through the whole event.

I guess it wasn't terrible, maybe a 4/10, but for that terrible bait and switch, -9/10 for me. Seriously, why?

I am not disagreeing with you, but it is funny, because it is the second partner showcase and you speak of *usually* you do this, but this time... So 50/50.



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Leynos said:
Lonely_Dolphin said:

I think everyone knows what's happening, just not everyone agrees on how much leeway should be given.

People could be more patient and understanding about it, but eh so what if they complain. They'll shut up when Nintendo inevitably reveals the good stuff.

The more Nintendo waits the more people sell their Switch. Similar to the Wii and Wii U era. Long droughts and people got sick of it and just sold them off.

What drought? There are anywhere between 20 and 40 new games a week. Switches are constantly sold out at retail and the resellers are scamming 75-90% profit because of high demand.

Also, Wii sold over 100 million units, it was Nintendo's most successful home console in its history with record setting revenue, hardware sales, and software sales.



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Leynos said:
Lonely_Dolphin said:

I think everyone knows what's happening, just not everyone agrees on how much leeway should be given.

People could be more patient and understanding about it, but eh so what if they complain. They'll shut up when Nintendo inevitably reveals the good stuff.

The more Nintendo waits the more people sell their Switch. Similar to the Wii and Wii U era. Long droughts and people got sick of it and just sold them off.

If as many people were selling their Switch as you think there are, they wouldn't be listed at almost $100-$300 above MSRP on Amazon.  There are more people trying to get their hands on a Switch than Nintendo can keep up with the manufacturing right now.



Mnementh said:
Runa216 said:
I'm usually really generous with the partner directs becuase they're not SUPPOSED to be big, world-shattering events or first party bombshells or anything, but that was bad. Real bad. Though, now that I reflect on it, I think I was just soured because I saw Kingdom hearts (YES!)....then immediately saw it was a really shitty-looking rhythm game (Booooooooo). That disappointment carried me through the whole event.

I guess it wasn't terrible, maybe a 4/10, but for that terrible bait and switch, -9/10 for me. Seriously, why?

I am not disagreeing with you, but it is funny, because it is the second partner showcase and you speak of *usually* you do this, but this time... So 50/50.

I should have been more clear. I meant like, the partner stuff, the direct minis, Nindies, etc. All the smaller events are kinda bunched in my mind. 



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