- Oct 27, 2017
i see it that way too. of course from my point of view i'd like everything to be cheap or free. but if i look at it from their perspective, hell no i'm not dropping the price.
Lol.. a premium when the switch is the most problematic console of them all, feels the cheapest and sure as hell performs the cheapest. Nintendo don’t guarantee you anything.
I'm not defending a mega-corporation's ability to have sales. I'm just explaining why it's unreasonable to expect certain sales so soon when the product is selling well.
Another person in this thread asked the same thing. My response was that Nintendo didn't discount it, no. What they did do was far more drastic. They cancelled it and went ahead with the next gen. Bold move.
Yeah very bold indeed. Nintendo invented the concept of moving on from a failed product.
They also discounted the 3DS, if you recall. They're not averse to discounting products given pressure.Yeah very bold indeed. Nintendo invented the concept of moving on from a failed product.
Nintendo did discount the GC for example. A few months after launch the original price was reduced drastically. It made it very attractive honestly given it had a strong catalogue of multis and exclusives.
It shouldn't have taken 4 and a half years, and released hundreds of games, to cancel their 2nd biggest failure then.
I feel like this refers to me since you commented right after.Sadly these discussions always devolve into underhanded attempts to justify whining about Nintendo's refusal to cater to people's desire for firesale pricing.
Most people are not interested in engaging in actual discussion surrounding business models; and simply driveby post in bad faith, as if their efforts will actually result in Nintendo doing what they want.
I think it's actually a really interesting topic, especially seeing as how Nintendo continuously fight against industry Race-To-The-Bottom trends and actually end up winning big, but sadly you will probably not get any sort of meaningful discussion going outside of the sales threads.
In the UK, Wii U games were bombing left, right and center but they still weren't getting discounted. I know there's this belief that many like to lean on that Nintendo games don't go on sale because there're too valuable and always sell, but even when they don't sell well, the price doesn't dip.
I have no problems with my Switch whatsoever but I wasn’t really talking about the hardware here. Software is what interests me the most.
Precisely.Assuming this topic is about sale and promotion prices rather than permanent price drops, discounting your item often encourages a surge of new adopters who want to take advantage of the limited opportunity. You then proceed to continue to make money off of that customer who has bought in to the ecosystem indefinitely.
Promotional prices and sales make plenty of business sense, especially for these kinds of electronics. During a predetermined sale season, if you don’t power the price at all, you won’t sell any additional consoles. You might sell a certain amount because it’s a popular item, but you’d stand to make more money if you inspired a surge of new adopters instead.
So you feel good about spending full price because there will never be another option? That's a take for sure.
Yeah, think of all the bombs on other platforms because people are super worried about a piece of digital content being cheaper for future customers. I don't even know how anyone but Nintendo is in business anymore.
I'm not defending them. I'm explaining why it's not logical to expect discounts on the Switch Lite approximately 1 month after launch (it's been selling well).
I have more than 110 games on my Switch already, and i will pass 200 easily. you main PS4 and this is why, i main Switch and i buy all kinds of games for it: Nintendo games, third party games, visual novels, rpgs, Sega Ages, ACA NeoGeo titles, and others.I mean Nintendo platforms the past while have had a terrible value proposition because of the insane long term price of games.
I'd imagine that a good portion of the userbase only owns a handful of games. I only own 5 Switch games compared to around 200 PS4 games.
The part in bold seems flawed unless you work for nintendo, receive some form of financial compensation based of the revenue they generate, or you are a shareholder. If you are neither of these you are nothing more than a consumer.Switch Lite barely came out a month ago. Yet people are wanting BF deals on it? If it sold like crap, sure. But it's not selling like crap.
Same with Nintendo's games. They're evergreen because they don't devalue them AND they're good games.
You know what you're getting your wallet into when you join the Nintendo ecosystem.
Do I want them to discount it? Sure, as a consumer I do.
As a businessman, I want them to sell it for the maximum price that consumers can tolerate.