BanjoPickles wrote:What really irritates me about the Xbox X reveal has nothing to do at all with Microsoft themselves.
I’m irritated with Nintendo.
When the pandemic started, I totally understood that that the gaming world would be impacted by it, and Nintendo came out and said as much.
However, as time has gone on, it seems sort of suspect because Sony had their PS5 reveal, Microsoft unveiled the Series X, Ubisoft had their showcase, with another one planned for the near future. It seems that nearly every worthwhile developer, big and small, has worked their way around the E3 cancellation.
Except, of course, Nintendo.
With the pending release of two new consoles this Fall, it seems weird to me that Nintendo has nothing announced for the Fall, and even if they announce anything in the next few weeks, that leaves three months to hype what would be their big holiday release. If they’ve had months to work from home, it’s surprising that they wouldn’t have anything to show for it.
At the very least, they could focus some of their effort on NSO. It seems like now would be the ideal time to reveal N64 games, if that was in the cards.
Hmm, I thought of something. Nintendo has been supply chain restrained with Switches selling out. If that's the case then there's a sizable demand for its backlog of games such as Mario Kart 8 and Mario Galaxy. Maybe, they've run the numbers and realized they can make just as much money this fall selling their back catalog to new customers versus releasing new games. I mean all those Switches need games...and if their existing games are selling that gives them a pass for this year.
It gives them one more year to polish games and release to a much larger install base. The opportunity cost is that existing customers don't have new games to buy but they can always get a few Indi games online to tide them over. Plus, there are compilations and ports coming out by 3rd parties.
Next year they can sell twice as much Mario 2021, Zelda 2021, and Metroid 2022 the following year due to the now much larger install base.
Then again, it's Nintendo. They do whatever they want and don't really release on a normal cadence.