The Average Consumer: “Wow, Nintendo, you really are milking the cash cow with Mario recently.”
Nintendo: “Bitch Please.”
Somehow I imagine Reggie saying that last line, Mario hat on and cigar in hand.
There has been a bit of an increase in Mario games in the past years, with Mario having more and more to do with his Go-Karting and recreational sports as well as his Paper adventures. As usual people are going to complain about this, but you know what everyone? You keep buying them.
In an interview with Shack News, Director of Corporate Communications Charlie Scibetta was asked the question: “Has there been too much Mario lately?”. To be honest I don’t think anyone expected him to stand up, rip up his Nintendo contract and say ‘Yes, there’s been fucking lots and I hate all this money we earn from it‘.
His reply was:
“We think we’re putting out the right number of Mario games based on what fans are asking for, based on what our own developers’ creative visions are. The key to that is as long as there’s innovation occuring within the gameplay, as long as there’s new features then marrying the characters and the IP’s that people love is the right call from out standpoint”
I agree with this, I mean lets face it if we keep buying these games then they are going to keep making them.
He was also asked whether Nintendo would be better served investing more of its resources into the creation of new IP’s.
His reply was:
“You could call all the games that we’re making here new IP in the sense that they’re new gameplay experiences.
They just happen to also have the IP that people associate with”
I do not agree with that, these games are not new IP’s and they are not fucking new experiences, at all. They’re the same characters in similar games. But in all fairness I’m going to keep buying them and loving them.
Nintendo wouldn’t have much if they didn’t have their first-party titles, the Wii U wouldn’t have a reason to live. So just keep buying these games and keep the dream alive.
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