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IcaroRibeiro said:
KLXVER said:

Then why did you reply to me? That was my exact point.lol

But I wasn't disagreeing with you when I first quoted you 

Oh, fair enough then. I think it has been better with the Switch though. I think Switch owners are more open to new games than ever before. I mean the Indie scene is thriving on it and bigger third parties at least makes a profit.



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wahwah said:
IcaroRibeiro said:

Not saying that you are particularly wrong, however it's hard to criticize Nintendo's decision for selling high priced used pants for customers who enjoy buying high priced used pants 

If owners buy this lame port, then it means Nintendo is just giving what Switch owners wants 

You could say that about any company that makes a greedy move. It's okay for EA to put loads of microtransactions and lootboxes because people spend tons of money on them. Clearly they're giving people what they want.

It's not it's lame and it should receive some sort of backslash imo, but if you keep buying those EA games then you lowkey is not bothered by what they do. I stopped buying The Sims because I realized I was spending far too much in small things that should have come from free updates



They are like Apple, fans are irrational and buy anything they put out. Intel's fan base are also a funny lot too, as is Nvidia's.



Random_Matt said:

They are like Apple, fans are irrational and buy anything they put out. Intel's fan base are also a funny lot too, as is Nvidia's.

Not sure if that is exclusive to just certain fanbases. 



From what I understand, Skyward Sword HD is at 60fps and they bothered remaping the controls for button play. That's already a better port than the 3D All Stars Collection or the slight upgrade Twilight Princess (stuck at 30fps btw) got.

Now does this justify them charging 60 bucks ? I'll let the customers amke the decision.
Anywoo, I'm not interested in playing OG 3D Zelda games so it's pass by default from me.



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Then dont buy it. Companies price their games because they know it will sell.
People online complained about Sword and Shield. But in the end it outsold any other Pokemon game on the 3DS.
I play VALORANT like everyday and you hear people complaining all the time about how expensive the skins are. If No one is buying them they will adjust the price.



Pocky Lover Boy! 

I don’t think they’ve been that much greedier now than they were in the Wii U/3DS days.
If you don’t want to buy certain games at full price, then more power to you.



Kai_Mao said:

I don't think they've been that much greedier now than they were in the Wii U/3DS days. 

When I bought Mario Kart 8 at launch for $60 in 2014, I got:
- Mario Kart 8
- Pikmin 3
- Super Metroid
- The Legend of Zelda
- Mega Man 2
- Edge
- Abyss

When I bought Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for $60 in 2018, I got:
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe



brute said:

I don't know if Nintendo is struggling too hard with COVID but they are becoming too greedy and lazy.

The game that made me create this topic is Skyward Sword HD.

While Ive been wanting a remake/remaster for a while now, never would I have imagined that it would be a straight port with just a resolution upgrade and an extra control option? Nintendo seemingly assumes that's enough to warrant a $60 price tag. $10.00 more than the Wii version at time of release.

When Nintendos backs were against the wall they put in real effort on the Wii U and 3DS remakes/remasters. But doesnt seem to be the case for this one

At least for the other ports/remasters/remakes they put in some decent effort or included all DLC in the package.

MK8D? All DLC plus battle mode.

NSMBU? All DLC

Pikmin 3? All DLC

Super Mario 3D World? Bowsers Fury addition as it had no DLC

Links Awakening was a full blown remake of a GameBoy game.

3D All stars seemed to not warrant the $60.00 price tag but at least that was 3 games.

Skyward Sword doesnt seem like any different of a game. I may pass and wait to get this on sale during the holidays (like Links Awakening) or try to get used. Sad fact is most people will buy this at full price and I cant blame them as they wont have any other way of playing the game.

It'll just make Nintendo feel they made the right business decision to price at $60 without any real effort.

Lastly, maybe Nintendo will prove me wrong and announce extra content for the game before release.

In my opinion, neither Link’s Awakening or Pikmin are worth anywhere near their price; that’s why I purchased neither. You, on the other hand, seem to have been duped into thinking they are worth the price of purchase - the truth is the price they’re worth is significantly less. You’re only tricking yourself if you think they’re worth more just because one came with its DLC and the other had a facelift - the final product is still of a substantially lower value than that of Skyward Sword or (more importantly) the asking price of purchase.

Unless........

Maybe this is the wrong way to look at pricing commodified luxury goods!

In all seriousness this has little to do with greed or laziness. Commodified luxuries aren’t priced based on some intrinsic value, but rather (in the most basic form) on a demand based calculation derived by estimates on which (volume + price) = highest profits. If, hypothetically, Nintendo estimates they’ll sell 1.3 million units at 30 USD, but then 1.25 million at 60 USD, but only 400K at 70 USD, you can call it lazy or greedy from the top of the your pulpit all day and night, it won’t make it true nor change the fact that any other price point than ~60 USD would be foolish.

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