- Oct 30, 2017
When should we realistically expect a Switch price drop? How late into a consoles life cycle is typical for a first drop? 2 years? I find it unlikely Nintendo will drop before Christmas - maybe a bundle?
3DS and Wii U got one under a year post launch.
Damn, that's an excellent Patcher impersonation.
The 3DS wasn't doing that well with the exception of Japan where it was doing ok so that's why it had a price drop and the Wii U doesn't really need explaining.
Sure, but it’s still been around a year and a half.
Nintendo should do a price cut not based on market analysis, sales trend, etc,...but based off what enthusiast websites and forums thought of E3?
It's still selling well WW even with fewer games coming in the first half of the year so I doubt it very much. Also speaking of Japan specifically we are now entering a period with many games releases so the Switch is going to fly off the shelves again. E3 wasn't that bad either lol and there are plenty of announcements yet to come for the second half of the year with at least 1 more direct.
Lol it won't be silent at all. Fans aren't gonna let it die
Let me rephrase it: they'll try to cancel it silently, but when they fail, they'll just say it's postponed to an undisclosed date for "reasons Nintendo fans can't understand anyway".
To be fair, Steep is clearly never coming to Switch but whenever a journalist asks Ubisoft about Steep, Ubisoft's response is "oh yeah, it's coming to Switch eventually."If Square Enix was going to cancel the Switch version of Dragon Quest XI, I doubt they would still be reassuring people that it's still being made. There would be a lot of disappointment and outrage over such a decision under any circumstances, but continuing to tell people it's coming like this would make things way worse, and they stand to gain nothing from misleading people in the short-term. Backing away from the Switch version would have to be a real last resort at this point.
Would a 50 dollar drop now vs later translate into more profit?
Does anybody actually care about the Switch version of Steep one way or the other? Maybe I'm wrong, but I doubt there would be any furor over Ubisoft announcing that they've decided to cancel it, so it really doesn't matter what they say. I'm not sure people even ask about it all that much anymore because (again) who cares?
Yeah, this year is probably "bundle with a game" for the holidays
This post s kinda funny because at the end of the day, Steep would probably sell more than DQXI on Switch.Does anybody actually care about the Switch version of Steep one way or the other? Maybe I'm wrong, but I doubt there would be any furor over Ubisoft announcing that they've decided to cancel it, so it really doesn't matter what they say. I'm not sure people even ask about it all that much anymore because (again) who cares?
People aren't going to forget about Dragon Quest XI easily (especially if it comes out on PS4 and PC and is met with a lot of praise, which seems fairly likely at this point). It's going to keep coming up.
If DQ11 Switch was only released in the West? Possibly yes.
The first dragon quest in France was on PS2
I dunno. It's still a pretty game with open world. Ubisoft games, even underperming, usually sell better than people think.
Maybe just me, but it seems inevitable that Nintendo will want to release a new revision fairly soon due to the Nvidia issue.
I know but I worked in a games import shop in Paris during the 90s and Dragon Quest games were huge sellers for us (thanks to the Akira Toriyama art since most people had no idea what was going on in the games).
It’s a silent upgrade, they’re just changing the chip’s version, not doing a full blown redesign (which would be difficult anyway because joy-cons)Maybe just me, but it seems inevitable that Nintendo will want to release a new revision fairly soon due to the Nvidia issue.
I imagine Nintendo would want to replace the old units as soon as possible and the best way to do it would be introducing the new model at a reduced price.
Just what I think will happen
Kimishimas comments last March lead me to believe it wasn't anytime soon. He basically said that one Switch per person was the ultimate goal but it's gonna happen soon because of the price point.
Silent or not, the idea remains.
Cyberpunk 2077 will win all of the Best of Show awards.
There is a big difference between saying Nintendo is aware of a consensus that E3 was underwhelming and saying Nintendo is going to do a price cut because of it.As an aside, you guys are crazy if you think the "current atmosphere" after E3 doesn't affect them at all. Reggie was asked on fucking Bloomberg why was the show so disappointing. The Nintendo France guy had to do the same kind of lip service when asked about it by Le Figaro (which is a mainstream newspaper by the way, not some gaming blog). The news spread around, the narrative was set, justified or not.
And NCL is far from oblivious to what is being said in the west. The same way they reported the overseas Labo reactions in their latest shareholder meeting (they were so proud to share the "Nintendo always suprises us" sentiment), I'm sure they're not ignoring the narrative that's being formed here. I also bet they're not ignoring either that they sure as hell ain't gonna win any major E3 awards this year after winning Best Game of the Show two years in a row. These kinds of things matter, like it mattered to Sony when they decided to go all out at Paris Games Week after a weak E3 showing last year. I don't know how it'll translate exactly, but I wouldn't be surprised if the next Direct will show a lot more than usual.
If share price dropping after a showing was indication of imminent problems Apple would be dead. wwwwwCyberpunk 2077 will win all of the Best of Show awards.
With a few going to Resident Evil 2 and Last of Us 2 before Smash also.
Would expect Smash to be around #4 in Best of Show awards.
But anyway, their share price has dropped 16% since e3 so it didn't go that well overall.
Yeah E3 wasn't the best this year, but it was nowhere near bad enough to destroy the momentum and positive reception that the Switch had built up so far. This isn't like E3 08 where it was so bad that the Wii's reputation suffered from it for the remainder of its life. This was just a typical underwhelming show that while showed good stuff, left people wanting more.
Resident Evil 2 is coming out in January which is only a month after Smash. While Last of Us 2 is late 2019 or sometime in 2020 and Cyberpunk is probably 2020.
If that day is one where Steep is released on Switch and Dragon Quest XI still isn't, then sure. Otherwise, you're talking about a game that wasn't received well and didn't sell well by any objective measure the first time around (certainly not to the standard you think of with other successful Ubisoft games). At least Dragon Quest XI would have Japan and a good reputation in the West to fall back on.
Idk. It was the Yoshi/FE delays that make me a bit sore.
As you admit yourself, even the game that is closest to release will not come out until after 2018’s holiday season. The Switch’s biggest battle may not be the holiday season, but the first quarter of next year. I would hope that they are scheduling some things during that time period to help achieve their goal for shipping 20 million Switchs.