Why Nintendo Games Almost Never Go on Sale


  1. Reeceeboy2410

    Reeceeboy2410Il y a jour

    They do go on sale online all the time

  2. AbsoluteZero

    AbsoluteZeroIl y a 3 jours

    They never discount there games yet there hardware isn't good such as resolution. You would expect the switch to have a 1080p handheld and 4K on tv mode. I don't think the switch isnt worth buying because there is hardly good bundles where Xbox and PlayStation at least come with up to 4 games

  3. NG Gaming

    NG GamingIl y a 6 jours

    I like Nintendo because they might be expensive but there consoles usually last long

  4. Phú Hoàng

    Phú HoàngIl y a 6 jours

    "They know you will pay" Me: Yo ho, Pirate life !

  5. jgunner280

    jgunner280Il y a 7 jours

    Old video I know, but even after watching it I still can't help but be a bit frustrated with the practice. Even some points made, like the kids thing, honestly validate NOT having higher prices... either that or me and my friend's parents were very weird people for not buying expensive games whenever we asked as kids. To go over it a bit though... *Because we can / Quality:* True to most circumstances, especially for the games mentioned, or even the exploitative hikes some games even take and get away with like Tropical Freeze. Then you get to games like Pokken, Star Fox Zero, and so on that do the same exact thing as Zelda & Mario without the known quality, fanbase, or steady sales. You have people confused, lots of mixed reception, or bottleneck the userbase until it fades from chatter as an odd-one-out experiment, all while bigger and bolder games are making more bank off discounted sales that send in rushes. It falls exactly into situations like the demand for VC, and such that Nintendo is also infamous for. Sometimes you're draining the demand and act of buying it through this act, and much like shutting down access to bigger classics, they shut out would-be buyers by keeping the prices too high. For every game I do give them at full price "because I'll buy" there's another sitting there dusty on my wishlist for a sale that's either not coming. They could have my $30, instead they get nothing because they're asking $60 for something that carries hardly that value when you remember they're not in a vacuum, and I've got better games (often plural in the case of 60) to send that money to. I know I'm hardly the only one. Yes, I'll gladly send $60 to Smash Bros whether it takes me launch day, or a year to make that decision. Its not that easy to say for a 2D arcade fighter pokemon spin-off with a limited roster that's nearly a decade old now without a real price drop on its store page. *Partents & Kids:* Maybe that generational thing plays some effect, but the same can be said for the rest by now. Contrary to Nintendo's age, PlayStation is old enough to have its own kids, and some big Halo fans of the day are parents now too. Heck at this point given some of the stories taken place, it feels like Sony's market is directly targeting and tear-jerking on fathers right now. That's not a Nintendo perk anymore, but meanwhile being a giant kid friendly ecosystem often selling the cheapest entry systems is a great Nintendo perk. What's not? Well, when you're a kid with no money beyond holiday gifts, you tend to find getting a $50+ game is virtually like how an adult might look at a car investment. Its not something you just sneeze at, and I don't know many kids spoiled enough to just get $60 games tossed at them casually across the year. That's exactly what helped the shovelware market move in hard with Nintendo, and where stories come from of families filled with the kind of junk like Carnival games. I grew up in a PS2 + Nintendo Handheld family sort of effect. I almost always got the latest Nintendo handheld for its holiday growing up, because they were cheap in terms of whole consoles, but my game count always took a while to get into even a handful. Meanwhile with PlayStation, I had stacks on top of stacks on top of stacks of games. I didn't even pick out most of them, they were just the kind of thing my own father had the budget and interest it, or thought was cheap and vaguely looked cool enough to throw my way as a casual gift, or borrowed from friends with similar economic values of games. Meanwhile I still got a decent few picks in, because it was just that easy to get by on games that actually knew what the word discount meant. Despite getting away with more violent content, when discussing the price with kids, the other systems have always seemed more like the kid friendly option. Nintendo almost works like a trap in its system-game price flexibility.

  6. Bernie Bernie

    Bernie BernieIl y a 7 jours

    They have been going on sale a lot this month. Lol, I guess they need the money.

  7. SiF SiF

    SiF SiFIl y a 9 jours

    Actually there is quite a big sale in France right now so yeah, for both consoles and games

  8. Alperen

    AlperenIl y a 9 jours

    Ich bin ein Cop ohne Ausweg.

  9. TheElf

    TheElfIl y a 9 jours

    I know I’m commenting on a year old video but the E shop gets a different sale like every week so... I dunno.

  10. Legend Shibe

    Legend ShibeIl y a 9 jours

    buys a fun game on steam for $19.99 finds out its on switch goes to buy it $59.99

  11. All about Games

    All about GamesIl y a 9 jours

    TL;DR Nintendo is a greedy son of a bitch

  12. simon7109

    simon7109Il y a 9 jours

    Short answer: they are greedy as fu*k

  13. Mirrored Boy

    Mirrored BoyIl y a 10 jours

    3:15 pokemon sword and shield

  14. Douglas Mason

    Douglas MasonIl y a 11 jours

    When is the last time they realsed a buggy unfinished game??? WWE 2K18!

  15. Witz Prinz

    Witz PrinzIl y a 11 jours

    I like how you say that cartriges cost more than blue ray discs but never specify the actual cost in dollars but instead use percentages i wonder why? oh because blue ray discs cost max 4 $ privatly so a 60% increase would be about 1.50$ doesnt sound as dramatic as 60% doesnt it?

  16. Petertildtmann Tildtmann

    Petertildtmann TildtmannIl y a 11 jours

    Average Metacritic score for publishers in 2017 😂 these times are over. Bethesda Number One. Activision Blizzard Number 4? Blizzard and Bethesda stood for quality. But these times are over... Fallout 76, Warcraft Reforged, Diablo Mobile...

  17. luan trieu

    luan trieuIl y a 12 jours

    You want to buy quality or quantity?

  18. luan trieu

    luan trieuIl y a 12 jours

    It's like buying and selling a Toyota vs a Ford. Toyota build to last, Ford not so much.

  19. luan trieu

    luan trieuIl y a 12 jours

    If you want to play you must pay pay pay

  20. Kirsty Hill

    Kirsty HillIl y a 12 jours

    i buy most games second hand, as cartridge

  21. Not Intimidating Otter

    Not Intimidating OtterIl y a 13 jours

    Ah yes high quality games not mobile games *Looks at Mario kart tour*

  22. Galactic

    GalacticIl y a 13 jours

    Ima admit i got a hard on when you played the disney intro

  23. Heyho Brando

    Heyho BrandoIl y a 13 jours

    I always considered the price are so big because as of now many games are portable I mean Zelda BOTW in the go, Marion Kart 8 on the go, And they are almost good out the box yes there are some that are very buggy but in this new age where patches can happen quickly

  24. Antônio Guilherme Benigno Milhomem

    Antônio Guilherme Benigno MilhomemIl y a 13 jours

    The Witcher on Switch 60bucks The Witcher on Steam 5 bucks on sale

  25. Antônio Guilherme Benigno Milhomem

    Antônio Guilherme Benigno MilhomemIl y a 13 jours

    My wish list: Oh right Switch Red Edition, 300bucks, pro controller about some 60, BOTW 60bucks Doom is also 60, the Witcher is 60 too, Skyrim is also 60 Result, better buy a new pc

  26. MonticArckeys

    MonticArckeysIl y a 13 jours

    Because there's less games you'll want to get that are AAA, so they stay pricey for longer.

  27. Cody Roy

    Cody RoyIl y a 14 jours

    Games good! Online servers trash!

  28. Miki N

    Miki NIl y a 14 jours

    buy pre loved!!! you’re helping reduce plastic waste

  29. Miki N

    Miki NIl y a 14 jours

    i always buy generic ibuprofen. my cramps don’t play and i need LOTS of it

  30. Tung Hoang

    Tung HoangIl y a 15 jours

    Remember the time when Bethesda was the top dog

  31. Alejandro Fernandez

    Alejandro FernandezIl y a 16 jours

    Is this about nintendo or Disney????

  32. Tebon

    TebonIl y a 16 jours

    They know who’s buying the games, parents.... uhh Yaaaaa I’m buying Mario Odyssey for my kid. Yaaa...

  33. Kevin Soto

    Kevin SotoIl y a 17 jours

    I’m assuming lots of people here have a switch, I’m planning to get a switch lite towards the end of this month. Got a 128gb sandisk caes as well. Wanted to know if going digital is better than physical. Thanks

  34. Simmer Pete

    Simmer PeteIl y a 17 jours

    It’s only big titles that Nintendo doesn’t discount much.

  35. BitchChill

    BitchChillIl y a 17 jours

    This video doesn't make sense

  36. FluffySpartan

    FluffySpartanIl y a 17 jours

    they are on sale and pretty often nowdays.

  37. RoyalTuxedo

    RoyalTuxedoIl y a 20 jours

    I only buy games on sale at a place like best buy cuz I got mk8 deluxe for $50 Canadian

  38. Rjm0007

    Rjm0007Il y a 20 jours

    I don’t know how Nintendo can justify selling Witcher 3 for 60 bucks when is 20 bucks on ps4 and Xbox

  39. Makker Don

    Makker DonIl y a 21 jour

    I played it a lot as a kid but nintendo i realize now sucks. The speedrunning scene is too saturated with their shitty games. Its the same thing over and over again, just a rehash. And the people speedrunning nintendo games are the worst, just overgrown babies who dont dare do anything outside of their comfort zone. Its sad really

  40. paula

    paulaIl y a 21 jour

    Supply and demand

  41. Allzombifood

    AllzombifoodIl y a 22 jours

    1:48 Great! There's 5. (All three Dark Souls games and Blooborne/Senkerio. Don't @ me.)

  42. TEAL

    TEALIl y a 23 jours

    You could buy a game, finish it, and resell for same price and use that money to buy another game

  43. A. Charles Ross AKA Phantom Lock Creates

    A. Charles Ross AKA Phantom Lock CreatesIl y a 25 jours

    "It's going to be safe because it's got Disney on it" Me: Has flash backs to Mufasa and Bambi's Mom's death.

  44. Saint Kenny

    Saint KennyIl y a 27 jours

    They really cannot just place all the cost blame on cartridges. Making these molds in huge quantities, doesn't begin to justify a $10 or $20 plus dollar increase. Plastic cartridges have been around for several decades now of all shapes and sizes. Those costs to make these molds in such quality always drives prices down. If only making a few 1,000 would drive costs up but Nintendo is making them in the 100 millions. Memory cards are more expensive then the case they are held in. I can 👀 a couple bucks to make them. Including we are getting dumbed down graphics to say the least, to be price managing a balance to other game systems isn't unfair. Xbox 2 and the PS4 gaming systems are far more expensive to make and manufacture over the Nintendo gaming system. It is a huge technology boost!

  45. Jakhari

    JakhariIl y a 27 jours

    What music was used in the background

  46. Joi ri

    Joi riIl y a 27 jours

    I never understood the craze of super mario Its boring for me but Zelda on the other hand is great

  47. Revdrian Invian

    Revdrian InvianIl y a 28 jours

    For people who talk about Emulator. Most people are not scums.

  48. Jared Emmett

    Jared EmmettIl y a mois

    You say "because they know you'll pay" but honestly I'm finding it harder and harder to justify paying for even first party titles. Like I got it at launch and played BOTW, Xenoblade, Smash, mario, mario kart, pokemon let's go, and others, not to mention a handful of indies, but since I've been trying to be better with money since I've been paying for classes and bills and all kinds of adult shit.... I just can't consciously just shell out for these overpriced first party Nintendo games anymore. I've been a lifelong Nintendo fan but even now I cant bear paying $60-80 no matter how much i wanna play the new pokemon or luigis mansion or links awakening... they just aren't worth that much. It's the same reason i only buy like 1 FPS every 3-5 years on pc, the asking price just isnt worth what you get

  49. Brian Lane

    Brian LaneIl y a mois

    Exactly why I have 2 switch games and I have 70 ps4 games lol sony seems to be winning from my standpoint.

  50. Zephyrus

    ZephyrusIl y a mois

    "It's because they know you'll pay" Laughs in emulation.

  51. Harido Jamaru

    Harido JamaruIl y a mois

    But nowadays these Nintendo companies don’t put that much efforts into their video games are now lazy , liars and have a no respect to others

  52. Tali

    TaliIl y a mois

    I still want to get partners in time but even second hand that game is €45 here (about $50) :c

  53. Albert Wesker

    Albert WeskerIl y a mois

    Want to know something funny I know all those assassin creed styles Game, You Put up on Screen.

  54. William Taylor

    William TaylorIl y a mois

    Black Friday is probably the best time to buy them even if you have to wait

  55. Araksys

    AraksysIl y a mois

    If the game is good and is well done I do not object to pay it at a the full price but what about the price of the console itself ? You have to pay 300$ for some outdated hardware like this, are you kidding me ? And It's been 3 years that the console is out! They will never ever reach again the sells of the Nintendo Wii with a strategy like this. Nintendo just got arrogant. I do not support that and didn't bought the console, in fact to me it's a waste of money. I'd rather upgrade my PC for 300$, or buy a PlayStation 4 that is selling around 250$ sometimes less.

  56. Jussi Valter

    Jussi ValterIl y a mois

    I hate so much Nintendo. And I love so much Nintendo. It's complicated. Nintendo is Apple of the games. But even worst than Apple. But I love Nintendo's high value games and ecosystem so much but really hate Nintendo itself... Nintendo is unscrupulous!

  57. Sloth from The Goonies

    Sloth from The GooniesIl y a mois

    I love Nintendo for their developers, but the corporate people at the top are just awful.

  58. k1tty

    k1ttyIl y a mois

    i bought zelda botw and mario odyssey on black friday each $30 it was such a deal. also if you want to buy games a couple dollars cheaper try looking on ebay.

  59. salcilia

    salciliaIl y a mois

    Long story short: people will pay anyway.

  60. Hector Lopez

    Hector LopezIl y a mois

    Yeah that ait true no more. Check out pokemon sword and shield. Frame drops, cutting pokemon to resale them, reused animation, no gts... "Yeah well its game freak"... you dumb fuck, it has the NINTENDO LOGO.