Who doesn 't like Mario Kart? Nintendo
To put that in perspective, one of the best on the PlayStation 4 - game sale, Godof War, had sold approximately 12 million copies in June 2019 , and is Amazon's 23rd best-selling PS4 game. PlayStation had to reduce its price to keep buyers interested in Kratos; Meanwhile, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has been selected in record numbers at full price since its launch.
Nintendo games are expensive. Everyone hates him. And yet, Nintendo has no reason to lower the prices - it sells more copies of its games than its competitors and makes more money on every copy sold.
And, for better or for worse, Nintendo fans have gotten used to expensive games. On social media, we joke bitterly about the "transition tax" which prices modern ports of older games at a high price. We try socan rationalize these higher prices - sure Doom (2016) and The Witcher III: Wild Hunt cost more on Switch, but the developers had to rebuild and optimize these games to run on low-powered hardware. from Nintendo. Sometimes we have to rationalize harder: Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster costs less than $ 30 on Steam and PS4. The price hike from $ 20 to $ 49.99 is the devil's deal that we are making to play it on a portable platform.
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Nintendo has cultivated an expectation of expensive games, and even so we do not likeWe don 't have that, we have come to accept it. Consumers have been talking with their wallets and Nintendo has heard us loud and clear: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is worth $ 59.99, although it is a port of an old Wii game. ten-year old that originally sold for $ 10 less.
This is wrong, as Nintendo is unfair - but the data does not lie. We will buy it anyway and, again, Nintendo will print money .
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