I've just realised that buying Drive Club + Season Pass + Tearaway Unfolded + LBP3 cost me less than a copy of Mario Kart 8 and its season pass.
Is it any wonder Nintendo is struggling when the cost of ownership is so high? It's not hard to imagine that lots of people who bought the Wii decided not to buy a Wii U because the games were so expensive. No wonder parents would rather buy tablets and let their kids play F2P games than buy Nintendo games that stay at $60.
Uhhh, you've misunderstood. That's my point. Sony regularly discounts their games, with Nintendo you have no choice but to pay $80 even years after release. There are tons of people who might be interested who aren't willing to pay $60+, particularly when it comes to the 8th iteration of a familiar franchise
MK8 sold more copies than Driveclub, LBP3 and Tearaway combined because there are more Nintendo loyalists than there are LittleBigPlanet and generic racing game loyalists.
Tearaway flopped because it wasn't a 3D platformer version of LittleBigPlanet.
They're fools. They never ever discount their first party games, and very rarely have eshop sales at all.
I walked into gamestop a week ago and I saw a copy of the original DS New Super Mario Bros still selling for FULL PRICE! What the hell Nintendo? You guys aren't magically exempt from the price of your games going down
Nintendrone manchildren keep jacking up the value of their games because of nostalgiafaggery.
It's most evident in games like Other M and Sticker Star which are now $5 bargain bin shovelware, games the fanbase love hating on.