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The last time Nintendo released a game on old hardware a year and a half later

#11338h4xPosted 2/27/2012 3:38:40 PM
...was Mother 3. Anyone remember how well that went, in terms of sales and localization?


At the very least they could release it on both platforms like Twilight Princess. 3DS backwards compatibility mode is just so awful, I refuse to play on that.
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#2R0cks0l1ddPosted 2/27/2012 3:41:00 PM
Except Sales and localization will be GOOD for these.
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#3CervosiPosted 2/27/2012 3:43:41 PM
Everyone has a DS, sales will still be good.

Overwhelming in fact.
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#4M1AstrayPosted 2/27/2012 3:47:59 PM
Mother is a franchise barely anyone has even heard of. This is Pokemon, one of the biggest franchises in the entire gaming industry, not really seeing where these two compare, millions will buy Pokemon B/W 2.
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#51338h4x(Topic Creator)Posted 2/27/2012 3:50:41 PM
Cervosi | Posted 2/27/2012 5:43:41 PM | message detail | quote
Everyone has a DS, sales will still be good.


Everyone had a GBA. Everyone had a GBC. Everyone had a GB. No need to ever put games on new hardware!

Pokemon is a long-tail seller. The launch date sales tend to be pretty small compared to the sales it gets down the line, so BW2 on 3DS would still sell as much when people finally upgrade. And if they don't start putting major titles like this on the 3DS, that'll just cause consumers to hold off on upgrading.
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#6MrSpacelySlatePosted 2/27/2012 4:00:14 PM
Except this is Pokemon. Mother is relatively obscure.
#7R0cks0l1ddPosted 2/27/2012 4:10:57 PM
1338h4x posted...
Cervosi | Posted 2/27/2012 5:43:41 PM | message detail | quote
Everyone has a DS, sales will still be good.

Everyone had a GBA. Everyone had a GBC. Everyone had a GB. No need to ever put games on new hardware!

Pokemon is a long-tail seller. The launch date sales tend to be pretty small compared to the sales it gets down the line, so BW2 on 3DS would still sell as much when people finally upgrade. And if they don't start putting major titles like this on the 3DS, that'll just cause consumers to hold off on upgrading.


Yeah they have some good games out for the 3DS and I think they'll be more this year but you're not looking at it from Game Freak's point of view: (Not Nintendo, they don't own Game Freak)

- BW1 were on the DS, they could of started development for these when they were finished them (most likely). It was easier and cheaper for them to continue on the DS, they're a company, not a fan repayment service. They would have had to rebuild everything for BW2 on the 3DS. If not, people would just see it as a port.

- More people have a DS so the sales will be much better, especially with lots of people who bought Black and White. When they see BW2, they'll go for it. The 3DS hasn't got enough sales yet to get have a main Pokemon game, yet.

-Wait until the inevitable RS remakes or Gen VI, they really don't have an option by then. The 3DS will have much more sales and the DS will probably be almost dead.
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#8Tygore001Posted 2/27/2012 4:11:45 PM
Localization is a non-issue. The games have been announced for America and Europe already, the system text (moves/battle prompts/etc.) is almost certainly going to be identical to Black/White, and even if we get an entirely new script I seriously doubt Game Freak is going to rush things. I imagine they've already got the game written and are working on the translation right now.
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#9djmetal777Posted 2/27/2012 4:12:01 PM
Even if it is "old hardware" the 3ds people can still play it if anything this will up sales