Nintendo on more announcements to come and maintaining Switch's momentum

From Nintendo Everything: "During Nintendo’s 78th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, it was mentioned that the company’s management has a favorable view of E3, yet its share price fell around that time. With key titles for the fiscal year releasing through the holidays, this person asked if more “attractive software” can be released continuously."

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PhoenixUp129d ago

Kimishima get real, Super Mario Party isn’t going to be selling any consoles units

NotoriousWhiz129d ago (Edited 129d ago )

There are actually plenty of casuals that love Mario Party. Even more so than Mario Kart.

The 10th Rider129d ago

I mean, so far pretty much every single first party title has, or is on track to, become the top selling entry in its series.

The top selling Mario Party title crossed 9 million sold. The average sales for the series is about 3.4 million. On top of that, on every single Nintendo console the first Mario Party title to release is the best selling Mario Party title on that console . . . the average for the first entry on each console is around 4.5 million.

With all that in consideration it's highly likely Mario Party will top 5 million sold, possibly even 10 million if the trend of Switch titles becoming the top entry in their series continues. It looks like they're bringing back the long demanded board game mode and ditching that stupid kart, so that should go over well with fans.

PhoenixUp128d ago

Mario Party has always been a series that appeals to people who have the platform it’s on

Mario Party has never been a system seller

Antnee534129d ago

I understand they blew their load with the first year, but god are only games are a pokemon super lite, a smash port/some what new, and mario party. They dropped the ball hard.

CorndogBurglar129d ago

Smash isn't a port. They specifically said it's a new game.

NotoriousWhiz129d ago

Personally, I like all of those games. To each their own?

The 10th Rider129d ago (Edited 129d ago )

Smash isn't a port and there's nothing indicating that it is. Both Smash and Pokemon historically outsell 3D Mario and Legend of Zelda games. Mario Party will likely top at least 5 million. Plus this year they've also put out Mario Tennis Aces, Kirby: Star Allies, Octopath Traveler, and Labo.

Nintendo is actually publishing more original software for their console this year than either Microsoft or Sony is. It's just that most of the software is aimed towards a broader audience. They hardly blew their load last year, it's just that last year had more software that appeals to you personally.

Yeah, as a Switch owner I will say it kind of sucks this year because it's clear they're not targeting the core gaming audience and they're aiming instead for a broader audience. But with Fire Emblem, Metroid Prime 4, a core Pokemon title, Bayonetta 3, Shin Megami Tensei V, and more on the way in the next couple years I'm not too upset about it.

DJK1NG_Gaming129d ago

Nintendo Direct exist.

Knushwood Butt129d ago

This isn't news: it's the Status Quo for Nintendo.

Plus, I call BS on them making announcements for new games to be released in 2018,, as they would only cannibalize sales of the other titles they are pushing.

Neonridr129d ago

well right now we have Pokemon in November and Smash in December. Why not have a title release in September?

The 10th Rider129d ago

If nothing else, it's highly likely they have more Labo games coming out this year (could be next April I suppose). The initial trailer seemed to have footage of two other kits that have yet to release. That's the type of thing that wouldn't make sense to show at E3, so I'm guessing they're holding off a bit on announcing it.

chris235129d ago (Edited 129d ago )

momentum? what momentum? i died a quick death. only people who still find the nintendo characters somehow appealing are buying into this underpowered gadget. but if they are ok with that tiny installbase, i am ok with it, too. the numbers of titles sold for this gadget can‘t be stellar. hence more and more skipped 3rd party games because if you have to make an effort to make it run on that thing then it is not lucrative financially because the very little revenue. only no-effort ports will yield some tiny revenue.
last thing i heard they are going to flood their eshop (excuse shop) with a ton of indies. i wish you all good fun diving into this low quality pool. they did this with the psn, too, and it is still ugly.

Neonridr129d ago

sales indicate otherwise.. but nice try on the trolling.

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