Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Atheerios, Jan 10, 2018.
That said, two million is a pipe dream unless that game catches on in ways no one expects.
Splatoon 2 - 5499 yen
Horizon Zero Dawn - 5169 yen.
lmao last time I seen it
Looks like Nintendo just got another multi million franchise for themselves.
They have so many system sellers in their portfolio.
We love a hit maker.
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Xenoblade 2 is priced as a console game, Splatoon 2 was not
It’s like people forget the main way to play the game is through online multiplayer and most people do that at home. Yes it has local multiplayer, but you can only do private battles and Salmon Run. You can’t even level/rank up in local multiplayer.
So it really doesn’t matter if the Switch has portable capabilities or not, this series is meant to be experienced through online multiplayer, which again, most players would do so in the comfort of their own home.
Edit. Disregard this, didn't realize how many people already made this post... haha...
That said though, much of the Japanese marketing for the Switch is still steep in home console/hybrid philosphy, so it's clearly not being marketed solely as a handheld.
They should make Splatoon 3 and 4!
Best part is that it will probably sell 3 million
Hell the only reason the WiiU isnt at a much larger number in japan is the japanese market place ignoring the thing and that mostly has to do with the western market being the deciding factor.
Strongest Nintendo IP in Japan sells 2 million on an extremely popular device. Shocking
I think people that have never been to/lived in Japan are overselling the whole "it's portable" thing. It's a good console made by Nintendo and Splatoon is their strongest IP next to Mario and Pokemon in Japan.
I've literally seen two Switches being played in the wild here lol. Don't try to make it seem like every other person is playing it on the train, park, bar, or cafe lol. Like many people have said, the key selling point is the appeal of the diverse functionality rather than actually using it on the go.
I’ve always been surprised, yet pleased about the explosion of Splatoon in Japan.
As someone who enjoyed the original on Wii U bit really got into the sequel on Switch, I hope the series has a life ahead of it in all regions.
Nintendo could benefit from developing more original properties on this same level. I think ARMS was a good attempt but not quite there. Splatoon was a nice shakeup of the TPS genre. ARMS was more an evolution of the Punch-Out formula. I’m thinking Nintendo needs to reinvigorate some other genre. Perhaps they should do something new in the puzzle domain, or the point-and-click domain, or the top-down adventure domain (other than Zelda).
Edit: I should read more carefully.