Nintendo needs to release all their games at once, not spread them out.

#1John_MagnumPosted 11/13/2013 11:39:13 AM
Look at what happened the first year. People kept going "Oh, of course nobody's buying it, the next cool game is right around the corner, they're just holding off until Pikmin 3/Wonderful 101/Wind Waker HD/a bundle/SM3DW/DKCTF/X/SSBU/etc. comes out". The problem is obviously the slow drip-feed of new games, which gives everyone an excuse to wait and wait and wait. If Nintendo just released all their games at once, then people would all buy the Wii U at once and it would probably get ten million sales. Then it would have a strong install base to attract other developers and Nintendo would have breathing room to make their next round of games.
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#2d99dPosted 11/13/2013 11:41:19 AM
Nope. Imagine if Nintendo released Zelda, Kart, Mario whatever and Metroid all at once. Sure console sales would go up, but they would lose a lot of money.
Not everyone would be able to buy a WiiU + 4 games all at once, which would result in people skipping 1-2 of these popular franchises, or picking them up later for a reduced price.
#3John_Magnum(Topic Creator)Posted 11/13/2013 11:42:18 AM
Except Nintendo games don't go down in price, because they're such high quality that demand for them remains high for a long time. It's obviously better for Nintendo if people buy a Wii U and two awesome games now and then two awesome games a while later than if those same people just skip the Wii U entirely, or only get it a year from now.
#4d99dPosted 11/13/2013 11:43:46 AM
Nope, it's not. And yes, people would skip games. Releasing all your big guns at once is simply bad business practice. If those things don't ever go down in price, it would mean people wouldn't buy the game later, and skip it altogether.
#5SyCo_VeNoMPosted 11/13/2013 11:44:15 AM
John_Magnum posted...
Except Nintendo games don't go down in price, because they're such high quality that demand for them remains high for a long time. It's obviously better for Nintendo if people buy a Wii U and two awesome games now and then two awesome games a while later than if those same people just skip the Wii U entirely, or only get it a year from now.


Metroid other M would like a word with you as it was able to be found within 2 months for $5 ;)
#6anon_firePosted 11/13/2013 11:44:40 AM
d99d posted...
Nope, it's not. And yes, people would skip games. Releasing all your big guns at once is simply bad business practice. If those things don't ever go down in price, it would mean people wouldn't buy the game later, and skip it altogether.


Agreed. Nintendo does not need to release their big games at the same time.
#7John_Magnum(Topic Creator)Posted 11/13/2013 11:45:45 AM
d99d posted...
Nope, it's not. And yes, people would skip games. Releasing all your big guns at once is simply bad business practice. If those things don't ever go down in price, it would mean people wouldn't buy the game later, and skip it altogether.


Why would they skip it altogether? You've already admitted that they want the game, and would pay full price for it, if it came out on its own, but they can't necessarily afford to get four or five full-price games at the same time. But then why wouldn't they still be willing to get the game and pay full price for it later, when they've had a few more paychecks and time to play the other games?

No offense, but I don't think you know very much about "business practice" and consumer behavior at all.
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#8d99dPosted 11/13/2013 11:45:59 AM
If Nintendo saturates it's own market by releasing Mario,Kart,Zelda and Metroid at the same time, no sane third party company would even bother throwing a game out right then, because all WiiU owners would buy their first party titles first.

Seriously there is a gaping hole the size of Russia in your logic.
#9John_Magnum(Topic Creator)Posted 11/13/2013 11:46:17 AM
Third parties don't matter.
#10d99dPosted 11/13/2013 11:47:08 AM
Okay drone (:
What advantage in particular do you see in releasing these titles at once? To speed through the WiiU's life as fast as possible?