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curl-6 said:

Combine this third party direct with the Mario 35th direct and throw in Age of Calamity and we pretty much got E3 in September, just spread out over 2 weeks.

Honestly, if not for the pandemic; All of what you just said + SMT III & V + Paper Mario: TOK + New Pokémon Snap + Bravely Default II would have probably been their E3 Direct.

Last edited by PAOerfulone - on 17 September 2020

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PAOerfulone said:
curl-6 said:

Combine this third party direct with the Mario 35th direct and throw in Age of Calamity and we pretty much got E3 in September, just spread out over 2 weeks.

Honestly, if not for the pandemic; All of what you just said + SMT III & V + Paper Mario: TOK + New Pokémon Snap + Bravely Default II would have probably been their E3 Direct.

Pretty much, and it would've been one hell of a show, possibly Switch's strongest E3 yet. And don't forget No More Heroes 3, which was slated to arrive this year but was delayed due to COVID, that probably would've been there too.

So probably Monster Hunter Rise, Monster Hunter Stories 2, Age of Calamity, Mario Kart Live, 3D All Stars, 3D World + Bowser's Fury, New Pokemon Snap, Bravely Default II, No More Heroes 3, and SMT V. 

Last edited by curl-6 - on 17 September 2020

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

curl-6 said:
PAOerfulone said:

Honestly, if not for the pandemic; All of what you just said + SMT III & V + Paper Mario: TOK + New Pokémon Snap + Bravely Default II would have probably been their E3 Direct.

Pretty much, and it would've been one hell of a show, possibly Switch's strongest E3 yet. And don't forget No More Heroes 3, which was slated to arrive this year but was delayed due to COVID.

Ah yes, that's true. I also think that if not for COVID, Monster Hunter Rise would have been the big holiday title for the Switch. In hindsight, with no COVID/pandemic, I could have seen the 2nd half of 2020 looking like this

July - Paper Mario: The Origami King
Aug - Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity + SMT III (Japan only)
Sept. - Super Mario 3D All Stars
Oct. - Bravely Default 2 + Pikmin 3 Deluxe
Nov. - Mario 3D World Deluxe
Dec. - Monster Hunter Rise + NMH 3

The Switch probably wouldn't have sold nearly as much as it's selling now, but there's a very good chance that this year could still have been its peak year with Animal Crossing and Monster Hunter supercharging Japan, along with Mario's 35th anniversary serving as the cherry on top of the cake.

I also think that the E3 Direct would have given us another trailer for Breath of the Wild 2 with a '2021' release date. To serve as the "one final game to show you" surprise.



PAOerfulone said:
curl-6 said:

Pretty much, and it would've been one hell of a show, possibly Switch's strongest E3 yet. And don't forget No More Heroes 3, which was slated to arrive this year but was delayed due to COVID.

Ah yes, that's true. I also think that if not for COVID, Monster Hunter Rise would have been the big holiday title for the Switch. In hindsight, with no COVID/pandemic, I could have seen the 2nd half of 2020 looking like this

July - Paper Mario: The Origami King
Aug - Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity + SMT III (Japan only)
Sept. - Super Mario 3D All Stars
Oct. - Bravely Default 2 + Pikmin 3 Deluxe
Nov. - Mario 3D World Deluxe
Dec. - Monster Hunter Rise + NMH 3

The Switch probably wouldn't have sold nearly as much as it's selling now, but there's a very good chance that this year could still have been its peak year with Animal Crossing and Monster Hunter supercharging Japan, along with Mario's 35th anniversary serving as the cherry on top of the cake.

I also think that the E3 Direct would have given us another trailer for Breath of the Wild 2 with a '2021' release date. To serve as the "one final game to show you" surprise.

Yeah that's a good point, without the pandemic we may have gotten another look at BOTW2 by now. Heck, Doom Eternal might even be out by now haha *wipes away a tear*



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

eva01beserk said:
S.Peelman said:
I guess they thought Japanese sales weren’t high enough yet. Also, WiiU has no games left to port, so they’re moving on to XBox One.

Wells thats not gona take very long. Better have another console in line. 

PS4 is logically after that, can’t wait for Knack on Switch.



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PAOerfulone said:
S.Peelman said:
I guess they thought Japanese sales weren’t high enough yet. Also, WiiU has no games left to port, so they’re moving on to XBox One.

Xenoblade Chronicles X cries in a corner. 

Along with NES Remix