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Kirby Star Allies ships 1.89 million

Nov 26, 2017
2,223
London
#52
Imagine feeling so threatened by Kirby that you muck up a thread about its success just so you can envision a scenario where it will fail (or at least not help Nintendo).
What?

You have misunderstood. I have already mentioned Microsoft's 'poor publishing practices', I don't think the Kirby IP would do very well under them at all. Personally, I think them trying to attain the Kirby IP is a terrible move considering they could just invest in their own platformer; but that still doesn't push aside the realities of the industry and Microsoft's tendency to fork out for things that they don't need.

Did you see all of the studios they got recently? A lot of them aren't great acquisitions on paper.

Kirby is basically review proof and hits a million no matter what (unless you’re Rainbow Curse).
Perfect for Microsoft then, no?

My initial valuation at US4.5 B was clearly atrocious, don't get me wrong, but I still think MS might go for the IP.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,208
#54
What?

You have misunderstood. I have already mentioned Microsoft's 'poor publishing practices', I don't think the Kirby IP would do very well under them at all. Personally, I think them trying to attain the Kirby IP is a terrible move considering they could just invest in their own platformer; but that still doesn't push aside the realities of the industry and Microsoft's tendency to fork out for things that they don't need.

Did you see all of the studios they got recently? A lot of them aren't great acquisitions on paper.



Perfect for Microsoft then, no?

My initial valuation at US4.5 B was clearly atrocious, don't get me wrong, but I still think MS might go for the IP.
So, we're just entertaining you and all you have to offer is just "it's my gut"?
 

Grizzly

Bear of Love
Moderator
Oct 25, 2017
1,489
#59
Please stop running absurd jokes into the ground. Please stop derailing the thread over said jokes. Let's all get back on topic.
 
Oct 27, 2017
4,206
#61
deleted. ms is not going to buy kirby
Well damn.

Too bad I wasn't a part of this. Fucking sold out when I went to get it on launch day!

Still meaning to get it. I wanted it to be my first Kirby game :(

I didn't know Kirby could sell so well.
its a charming game but really easy. if you have kids or nephews/nieces that you can play with go ahad.
 
Oct 26, 2017
3,999
#64
A proper explanatory thread coming soon: but Microsoft need a flagship mascot that'll be popular in both American and Japanese markets, and that could thrive under Microsoft's poor publishing practices: Kirby fits this bill perfectly.
Bruh holy shit
 
Oct 29, 2017
2,206
#69
Easily going to be the best selling Kirby game. Holiday boost is to be crazy.
You think it’s gonna pass 5 million? No chance!

It’ll probably become the second best selling game though. Pretty great result for what is a pretty mediocre entry in the series really (the Modern Kirby Trilogy was leagues better than Star Allies; the latter isn’t even close).
 

Livia

Banned
Member
Feb 9, 2018
814
Bergen
#71
I dont want to shit on Kirby or anything, cause I really think the games are charming and fun. But they played the safe card with this entry. Why couldn't they have change up the formula, like they did with 3DS games? Or why not Air Ride 2? Seeing how Nintendo has drasticly changed the formula of both Zelda and Mario, it would be cool to have that happen to Kirby aswell..
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,218
#72
I dont want to shit on Kirby or anything, cause I really think the games are charming and fun. But they played the safe card with this entry. Why couldn't they have change up the formula, like they did with 3DS games? Or why not Air Ride 2? Seeing how Nintendo has drasticly changed the formula of both Zelda and Mario, it would be cool to have that happen to Kirby aswell..
I don't blame them since it was their first HD game, developpement can get pretty rough for an unexperienced team. The next one will probably be more ambitious/original.
 
Oct 25, 2017
11,985
#75
I'm happy with Kirby being a quality 2D platformer. There aren't many with this level of production.

Next title just need some Triple Deluxe/Robobot-like levels and it's perfect.
 
Oct 27, 2017
13,400
#76
i wonder if yoshi has the potential to become a big, kirby-tier hit too. it's launching around the same time as kirby did next year. they do have to give it post launch support, and i hope the delay means they're going to give good-feel time to work on it to make sure it's a packed game.
 
Oct 25, 2017
11,985
#78
i wonder if yoshi has the potential to become a big, kirby-tier hit too. it's launching around the same time as kirby did next year. they do have to give it post launch support, and i hope the delay means they're going to give good-feel time to work on it to make sure it's a packed game.
Yoshi's WW did like 1.4M and it was a Wii U game. The next one will surely beat it.
 
Oct 28, 2017
2,038
#80
A proper explanatory thread coming soon: but Microsoft need a flagship mascot that'll be popular in both American and Japanese markets, and that could thrive under Microsoft's poor publishing practices: Kirby fits this bill perfectly.
This is dumber than Kirby lore.
 
Oct 25, 2017
559
#90
I hope the next kirby game is a 3d platformer. They've been playing with the idea on the world map and that mini game section in robo-bot.
 
Jan 16, 2018
613
#93
I hope the next kirby game is a 3d platformer. They've been playing with the idea on the world map and that mini game section in robo-bot.
This is my hope too, especially after
that incredible final boss battle in Star Allies.

Given how successful Odyssey was and how Kirby has always been more about exploration and experimenting with cool abilities than platforming, a 3D collectathon just seems like a natural fit.
 

Beartruck

Banned
Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,939
#94
If you like Kirby games, this one is practically a love letter to fans. So many deep lore cuts. I audibly squealed when Rick the hamster was revealed.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,561
Star Allies is probably my most played Kirby game ever now thanks to Guest Star, so I'm loving these news.

Also hope it means we get the next Kirby game sooner rather than later.