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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

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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. 

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.

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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.


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.


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.

Last edited by Jumpin - on 18 February 2021

I describe myself as a little dose of toxic masculinity.

Nobody forces you to buy it. I won't buy it because I'm fine with the Wii version. I never asked for this HD version, so I just move on to something else.

They also make less games.

My bet with The_Liquid_Laser: I think the Switch won't surpass the PS2 as the best selling system of all time. If it does, I'll play a game of a list that The_Liquid_Laser will provide, I will have to play it for 50 hours or complete it, whatever comes first. 

Nintendo are the principle of quality over quantity, they are the Disney in the movie industry, the Mercedes in the car industry. They have always been that way. They ensure everyone has the best experience possible as long as you pay your way. A greedy Nintendo is still miles better than a greedy Sony and Microsoft. Examples have shown in the past that regardless how greedy Nintendo is with their software, they have always and consistently released affordable and well built products. Sony and MS have shown their true colors too many times and have paid the price for it. Nintendo tends to bring gamers and none gamers into the industry with affordable and innovative products with software that leads by example. Its not always about the visuals or the tech of the game that makes a Nintendo game expensive, its expensive because of the quality control and polish they bring to the table.

They can have a little mercy with 3rd party game prices however that's all up to 3rd party companies not Nintendo. As for their own games, well they aren't overpriced, they could be cheaper however they are sold at regular price which is the standard. Sony are talking about raising their game prices to $70 and MS had to back pedal their Subscription prices as they tried to raise them for no apparent reason. Nintendo just sell their games at the average price. 

Last edited by Azzanation - on 18 February 2021

Same with Sony and MS. Same with any corporation. What's new?

Bite my shiny metal cockpit!