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itsyoboi73

@Octane you make a good point however if they truly wanted to maximise profits they would make their consoles stand out as much as they could and pull in a larger market by releasing their games on other ports

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@crimsontadpoles in some ways yet and some ways no because in a business point of view they would want to maximise profits correct? in any business to maximise profits there are going to be obsticles in this case it would a rather large leap for Nintendo and if done correctly could lead to a massive increase in profits

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itsyoboi73 wrote:

Octane you make a good point however if they truly wanted to maximise profits they would make their consoles stand out as much as they could and pull in a larger market by releasing their games on other ports

Alternate idea: maximise profits by making their consoles stand out as much as they could and have exclusive games to further increase console sales.

I obviously don't have the numbers, but I'd assume that Nintendo has done the maths and worked out which approach would likely give them the most profits.

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Octane

@itsyoboi73 No, that wouldn't happen. They make more money from a game sold on their own system, since they're not bound by loyalty fees.

If it was a viable strategy, it would've happened already.

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itsyoboi73

@Octane they would have a larger market to buy their games

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crimsontadpoles

@itsyoboi73 There's also costs involved with overcoming obstacles. Nintendo would need to spend more on R&D, and maybe sell the consoles with a lower profit margin to help them compete.

Overall, I very much doubt that the results of overcoming their self-imposed obstacles would be enough to pay for these costs.

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Octane

@itsyoboi73 Yeah, potential userbase, but how many of those people are actually going to buy their games? It's very likely that people who are interested in Nintendo games already own Nintendo's systems.

Unless you can provide us with any numbers, there's not really a point in discussing this. I'm sure Nintendo has done their research, so again, if it was a viable option, it would've happened already.

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Tibob

I don't agree that the offer on Switch is weaker than on Xbox on PS4. There's not as many games, that's for sure... well 6 months of Switch can't beat 3 years of PS4 and Xbox One.

Then there's the argument that we don't get the "main games" on Nintendo consoles. I agree, there's games you won't get that are on both other systems. But no system has every game. Plus Nintendo's choice is to be different from them, so with Nintendo you get really specific experiences. I guess you can't have it all.

Regarding the economic pertinence of Nintendo porting their games, on the first hand it's obvious that there's more money for Nintendo to be made as a system seller than as a third party, which would happen if they don't attract people to their system with their own games (the way Sega makes less money now). On the second hand, isn't that looking at the problem upside down ? You can't ask the developper that's making his own system happen to make his games available for all, just because those who only provide games won't come to his plateform.

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Octane

@itsyoboi73 No need to start insulting other users. Let's keep it civil.

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itsyoboi73

@Octane again it is a very big leap for Nintendo to do this and it would require a lot of effort which could be the reason in which they haven't done it already. And with constant releases of new Nintendo consoles it's so difficult to keep up with purchasing so many consoles which could cause some fans to become less interested in the company whereas if it were ported to PC you wouldn't have to constantly buy new computers. lets be honest the only bad thing about Nintendo is how many consoles are releasing they are constant It wasn't that long ago the wii u came out and now there is a Nintendo switch no disrespect but thats alot of money to be spent which again is good for Nintendo however people could become less interested in the brand if ever couple of years they have to buy a new console just to play the latest games

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GrailUK

Nothing like coming last to make someone innovate. Look at how the failure of the Wii U caused Nintendo to reinvent the whhel. Look how successful the thing is. All I seem to think about the industry is, whoever is the most successful drops the ball next generation and allows others to out do them. After all, it is much easier to improve than invent. (Hey that could be Sony's motto!) Something tells me going third party would not create the same drive.

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MFD

@GrailUK Sony doesn't seem dropping anything but money on third-parties for sneaky deals though

And last I checked, they are in the lead, quite firmly too.

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GrailUK

@UmniKnight Exactly, so the prediction where the money is would be they get complacent with the PS5 while Microsoft have to go 'all in'. (Remember the PS3 price point lol). I don't know, when I was younger folk used to question why EA doesn't release a console. That was much more of a topic for discussion.

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@GrailUK Speaking of EA releasing a console, that reminds me of how we don't know yet what Atari will do. But these deals would indicate Sony not getting complacent, as they'd do it because they can see the potential of the Switch and the damage it can do to their "dominion". As a home-console, the PS4 is limited in the markets it can reach, the Switch is not.

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