What happens when MK and Smash don't sell enough systems?

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1 year ago#1
I know they both will sell a few each, but not to Wii levels. Parents will think "I already have Mario Kart on my old Wii, I don't need to pay 300 for a new version of it" and bam! Casual sales gone, and it'll only be the hardcore Nintendo fans left to get one if they don't already. A price drop might help with that, but not by much.

So seriously. Say by the end of the year we're at 6-7 million Wii Us sold. What do they do? Scrap it, or pretend there's no problem? I just don't see what they can do to reinvigorate sales enough to make it a serious contender at this point.
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1 year ago#2
I think that the way Nitendo is stepping up it's advertising for MK8 that it can move a substantial amount of systems. The Penzoil campaign and the deluxe edition for UK (or whatever) are two examples.

As for SSB4, it's more aimed at the hardcore Nintendo/Smash fans which more than likely own the system already. That being said, I have several friends who plan to buy a Wii U just for Smash Bros, so there is at least 3 or 4 units sold for a single game. Lol
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1 year ago#3
$199 bundled with MK8 or SSB would see a nice little sales spike. My re-purchase included. lol
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1 year ago#4
Even casuals like upgrading. Mario Kart Wii is old.... we need new.

I am the new casual Representative by the way
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1 year ago#5
I bet Sakurai will be pissed when they hastily release a new console in 3 years time. All that work for nothing. They'll probably port a load of Wii U games to whatever they do next to give them a second chance at making their development money back.
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1 year ago#6
Dark_Link92 posted...
Parents will think "I already have Mario Kart on my old Wii, I don't need to pay 300 for a new version of it" and bam! Casual sales gone, and it'll only be the hardcore Nintendo fans left to get one if they don't already. .


Smash Bros was released in 2007 and MKW was released in 2008. That was 6-7 years ago. Kids who were 6 when MKW came out are 12 now. They're probably picking their own games out now (which is even more of a problem for Nintendo, arguably) so it's not fair to assume that their parents even remember buying the Wii MK/Smash Bros. games.
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1 year ago#7
Dark_Link92 posted...
I bet Sakurai will be pissed when they hastily release a new console in 3 years time. All that work for nothing. They'll probably port a load of Wii U games to whatever they do next to give them a second chance at making their development money back.


I don't see a new console launching anytime before mid 2017, so try closer to 4 years. A fairly standard amount of time for Nintendo.
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1 year ago#8
Dark_Link92 posted...
Parents will think "I already have Mario Kart on my old Wii, I don't need to pay 300 for a new version of it" and bam! Casual sales gone


I bet you were the kind of twit who said the same thing towards MK7, MKW, and MKDS.
1 year ago#9
And "when"? OK, so TC's just high as hell right now.
1 year ago#10
Kart will sell a lot of systems, but Smash is going to skyrocket the system far above the other two.
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