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CaptainExplosion said:
Spindel said:

Kid Icarus

Yeah, that'd be nice. ^^ What other genres should they branch out into for Nintendo? I don't know their full history so I'll need to be brought up to date.

Star Tropics maybe then :)



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Spindel said:
CaptainExplosion said:

Yeah, that'd be nice. ^^ What other genres should they branch out into for Nintendo? I don't know their full history so I'll need to be brought up to date.

Star Tropics maybe then :)

Or see how they can do a racing game? ^^



As of December 31 of last year, Metroid Dread sold 2.74 million copies! Looking forward to the next Metroid game!

Source: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2022/220203_3e.pdf



Dread is probably already the highest selling Metroid game ever as of right now, since it was just 80k off it over a month ago.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)

curl-6 said:

Dread is probably already the highest selling Metroid game ever as of right now, since it was just 80k off it over a month ago.

It was 100k off actually. I hope it reaches 3mil this quarter.



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Kakadu18 said:
curl-6 said:

Dread is probably already the highest selling Metroid game ever as of right now, since it was just 80k off it over a month ago.

It was 100k off actually. I hope it reaches 3mil this quarter.

My bad, I was going off VGChartz numbers. 

At any rate, unprecedented performance for a Metroid game, and another example of not just the Switch boost but the pent up demand for a quality new entry. Well deserved too.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)

curl-6 said:
Kakadu18 said:

It was 100k off actually. I hope it reaches 3mil this quarter.

My bad, I was going off VGChartz numbers. 

At any rate, unprecedented performance for a Metroid game, and another example of not just the Switch boost but the pent up demand for a quality new entry. Well deserved too.

Now if only the same effect can be achieved with other underperforming but well-regarded Nintendo IPs, like Earthbound or F-Zero.



CaptainExplosion said:
curl-6 said:

My bad, I was going off VGChartz numbers. 

At any rate, unprecedented performance for a Metroid game, and another example of not just the Switch boost but the pent up demand for a quality new entry. Well deserved too.

Now if only the same effect can be achieved with other underperforming but well-regarded Nintendo IPs, like Earthbound or F-Zero.

I think you can bury that thought. Earthbound is depending on Shigesato Itoi and his desire to write another entry. To this day, he has no desire at all to write a new story. Earthbound is his baby. You surely could give the IP to another studio but it would lack the DNA and it just wouldn't be the same, no matter how hard they tried. And honestly, I'm fine with that. Let's just not ruin a beloved franchise with half-assed new entries.



GoOnKid said:
CaptainExplosion said:

Now if only the same effect can be achieved with other underperforming but well-regarded Nintendo IPs, like Earthbound or F-Zero.

I think you can bury that thought. Earthbound is depending on Shigesato Itoi and his desire to write another entry. To this day, he has no desire at all to write a new story. Earthbound is his baby. You surely could give the IP to another studio but it would lack the DNA and it just wouldn't be the same, no matter how hard they tried. And honestly, I'm fine with that. Let's just not ruin a beloved franchise with half-assed new entries.

Well they what would you rather they try instead of Earthbound?



CaptainExplosion said:
GoOnKid said:

I think you can bury that thought. Earthbound is depending on Shigesato Itoi and his desire to write another entry. To this day, he has no desire at all to write a new story. Earthbound is his baby. You surely could give the IP to another studio but it would lack the DNA and it just wouldn't be the same, no matter how hard they tried. And honestly, I'm fine with that. Let's just not ruin a beloved franchise with half-assed new entries.

Well they what would you rather they try instead of Earthbound?

Something entirely new, please. Or, if you really want to pin me down, Golden Sun.