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Topic: Are Deluxe releases on the Switch worth it?

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toiletduck

@SKTTR thanks for the info

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ImNotMythik_J

@toiletduck Nope. Still, isn't the Wii U kinda underrated? Even though it was technically a pretty "eh" console. I did enjoy my time playing Super Mario Maker on it, and Mario Kart 8, and then they got sequels/ports.

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toiletduck

@ImNotMythik_J I don't know, I never had one. If I look at the amount of quality games ported to the Switch, I'm kinda sad I missed it and I'm happy that I'm offered a second chance. In the end it's the games that make the console worthwhile. I just had other priorities during Wii U's lifespan. For the little amount of time I spent on gaming, my PS4 was more than sufficient.

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Kyloctopus

@toiletduck In New Super Mario Bros. you're missing out on the Boost Mode

Lego City had great use of the Wii U Gamepad

I always preferred the setup in Pikmin 3 that involves propping your Gamepad as a display. I wouldn't want to get rid of that magical setup.

DKC is cheaper on Wii U and its still the same experience.

Bayonetta removes Splitscreen Co-Op on Wii U

The Wonderful 101 runs much better on Wii U

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I can't speak for everyone, but for me personally: yes!

With the Switch, I get to experience both new exclusives and older games I missed on other platforms, for example the Wii U.

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Mr-Fuggles777

Its good for those who didn't get to play them but the pricing is extortionate for last gen ports with very little to earn the "deluxe" title apart from including some DLC.

Look at how other publishers deal with GotY editions - they usually drop at a reduced price point (and last gen ports to current gen systems) but Nintendo decided to come in at a premium and refuse to drop the price full stop - MK8 for example.

Its also interesting to see how different console gamers respond to price hikes.
Activision has got slammed by fans for asking £10 more (£70) to get both current gen and next gen upgraded version of Cold War, yet Nintendo fans lap up a port Pikmin 3 for £50 without hesitation.

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kkslider5552000

ChaosBadger777 wrote:

Its good for those who didn't get to play them but the pricing is extortionate for last gen ports with very little to earn the "deluxe" title apart from including some DLC.

This is somewhat true for some of them, but most of these ports aren't especially old, and half the time weren't given huge discounts on Wii U in the first place. So both Nintendo and other companies are being consistent with their last gen to current gen games, if anything.

But it would be accurate to say that Nintendo has the advantage that most people didn't even own the console these games came from, so these games already existing is a non-issue for most people.

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Matt_Barber

GotY editions are usually just re-releases on the same platform. You very rarely see games ported to a new one and sold at a discount.

This is also true of most of the former Wii U exclusives that have been re-released on PC or the other consoles, so it's not an issue unique to the Switch. They're just less noticeable because there aren't a lot of them.

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MegaBeetleBea

Because I was foolish enough to own a Wii U, I don’t really need these Deluxe games. I picked up MK8D, obviously, and I might pick up 3D World + Bowser’s Fury if the new content is substantial. But in general, I’m not shelling out the money for a full priced game I already own, but they’re great for people who missed them. Tropical Freeze and Bayonetta 2 deserved better than the Wii U.

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Solaine

Since i am also a Wii-U owner, i also never bought any game that i got on the Wii-U one more time, except for Mario kart 8 since i didn't have the DLC before and it is just a fun game with friends in general. Most of those games are not really worth buying them again for a full price, except of course if you have never played them in the first place. I only ever consider buying tropical freeze again, just cause this game was sooo fun, but its slightly too expensive for the same content really. I would totally buy a "deluxe" version of Xenoblade X on the switch though

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Mr-Fuggles777

Matt_Barber wrote:

GotY editions are usually just re-releases on the same platform. You very rarely see games ported to a new one and sold at a discount.

A lot of the Sony exclusive ports/remasters from ps3-ps4 were sold at a reduced rate like The Last of Us, Shadow of the Colossus & Last Guardian.
The Halo Masterchief collection also released for £30 and included 4 games with Halo 1 having remastered graphics and Reach added later for free - compared to the 3 Mario ports with no updates for £50.

Crytec can also give Crysis an update and still manage to release it for less than £30 yet Nintendo do a straight port of Pikmin 3 and charge £50. Nintendo are one of the greediest developers going nowadays and has made a business practice out of selling us back the same handful of games.

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Matt_Barber

@ChaosBadger777 On the other hand, you've got games like Wonderful 101 being ported to the PS4 and being sold at full price. Does this mean that Platinum Games are a bunch of price-gouging ghouls? I'd think not. They are, after all, selling Bayonetta and Vanquish at a much more reasonable price.

No, it's because, as a comparatively obscure platform, re-releases of Wii U exclusive games can demand a much higher price. Next to nobody has the hardware, it's not that cheap to buy second hand, and even the original games have held their price rather better than most of the good ones on the PS4.

Also, Nintendo are in this weird bubble where - unlike practically everyone else - their games keep selling and the prices never go down much over the lifetime of the console. Early releases like BOTW and SMO, and even early ports like MK8, are still riding high in the charts with only the occasional sale on the eShop to show for it.

Sony would love to be in that position. However, they're not. Sales of their games usually stiff after a few months, and there are so many bargain bin and second hand copies knocking about that a cut-price re-release is their only option to extract further revenue.

Still, if you really want a bargain, get all your cross-platform games on PC. You can frequently get a 50% off sale on Steam when the first patch drops, let alone having to wait a year.

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Mr-Fuggles777

@Matt_Barber I do buy all the third party games on other systems because they are significantly cheaper, its just a shame as the switch spends a lot more time in the drawer than it deserves because have nothing to play on it.
I'm waiting to see what games are announced on switch for next year before deciding if I want to trade it for an XsS as my secondary console or keep it.

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