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Does this idea seem at all plausible to you?


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Dragon Pulse

Well-Known Member
Was somewhat optimistic for at least the first evolutions to be revealed, but oh well.
Pichu and Togepi were Pokémon of their time though. They're not enduring pop culture icons like Pikachu is, or to a lesser extent Eevee. If they make Johto versions of Let's Go! (which I find doubtful, since Pokémon GO playership dropped off before Niantic could add in Generation II), it'd likely star Pikachu again and maybe someone else.
If anything, I'd suggest Marill perhaps?
 

Ophie

Salingerian Phony
You’re probably right. I’m somewhat optimistic since we don’t really have a lot of first party games for Nintendo outside of the BOTW sequel, Luigi’s Mansion (which would be out by then), SwSh, and Animal Crossing. But the odds aren’t high for a Direct, and definitely low for a Pokèmon centered one.
What if Tetris 99's Maximus Cup for November was themed on Pokémon Sword and Shield? Would that count?

(I don't think it's going to happen, for the record.)

If anything, I'd suggest Marill perhaps?
That'd work, actually.
 

Lord Godwin

The Lord of Darkness
Was somewhat optimistic for at least the first evolutions to be revealed, but oh well.

If anything, I'd suggest Marill perhaps?
Maybe Marill and Snubull? Magby and Elekid? Smoochum and Tyrogue? Sneasel and Gligar? Murkrow and Misdreavus? Miltank and Heracross? Phanpy and Teddiursa? Hoppip and Mareep? Wobbuffet and Dunsparce? Swinub and Houndoom? Corsola and Qwilfish? Aipom and Yanma?
 

Ignition

Love when the mods can’t do their jobs properly
What if Tetris 99's Maximus Cup for November was themed on Pokémon Sword and Shield? Would that count?

(I don't think it's going to happen, for the record.)



That'd work, actually.
That’s actually a really good idea. I’ll be disappointed if this doesn’t happen
 

anjunajake

you were the sun & moon to me
To be quite frank, Pokémon is the biggest cash cow because of Pokémon GO, which Game Freak had almost nothing to do with. Don't give them credit for something they themselves did not achieve.

Yes, the loyalty of Pokémon's niche audience has allowed them to maintain impressive sales over the last 20 years, but that niche market was attached to a niche console, an affordable one at that. You can't place that same niche media on a grand scale and expect things to automatically go as well as before.
It seemed to work just fine for LGPE. Didn't they sell just as well as most main series games?

It is monday.

And I really am hoping for more reveals these last four weeks.

Anyway. I do hope that despite the outrage these last few months that the sells on SWSH would still be good.
I don't think ANYONE needs to waste their own worries on sells. The games ARE going to sell regardless. This franchise is a long way away from anyone needing to worry about sales. Reviews are already good for the game, and even if they weren't it probably would still sell incredibly well. And as far as "outrage" goes, the games target audience (young children or their parents) is hardly stressing about any outrage, if they even know or care about it at all. We don't need to be worrying about sells, the whole matter is moot.


Anyway, we're only about a month out and my excitement in starting to increase. I know I'm in the minority but I'm okay not getting any more trailers until release. We're so close now, may as well let the rest be a surprise too.
 

Ophie

Salingerian Phony
Indeed. We have the infamous Zelda Cycle and the Sonic Cycle, in which fans complain about whatever is the newest game and say it's going to bomb, but it still sells really well, during which they move to quietly complaining, sometimes about society in general if it turns out to be a massive hit like Breath of the Wild or Sonic Mania. Then, when the next game comes out, the previous game will be held in high regard as the complainers move on to that next game.

What that means is that the people complaining about these games (and it's not just games--you see the same thing for movies, for books, for TV shows, everything) are a vocal minority. (Then again, Solo really did lose money, even though I fet it was pretty good as far as Star Wars movies go.)
 

Saddlers_End

Active Member
Maybe Marill and Snubull? Magby and Elekid? Smoochum and Tyrogue? Sneasel and Gligar? Murkrow and Misdreavus? Miltank and Heracross? Phanpy and Teddiursa? Hoppip and Mareep? Wobbuffet and Dunsparce? Swinub and Houndoom? Corsola and Qwilfish? Aipom and Yanma?
I think that Dunsparce and Gligar would be a neat combo. Or Mareep and Miltank (Gotta have that farm aesthetic).
 

PrinceOfFacade

Ghost-Type Master
It seemed to work just fine for LGPE. Didn't they sell just as well as most main series games?
Let's GO was aimed at a general audience.

And indeed, it sold approx. 11 million copies (as of June 2019). It is the lowest selling remake of the series, but 5th best selling title on the Switch.

The kicker here is that Let's GO managed to rack up 11 million copies with an aim towards a general audience. Sword & Shield is being aimed towards the niche audience, which includes longtime fans and potential newcomers. It would be nice if MediaCreate could determine how many Pokémon players have purchased a Nintendo Switch, as this would best help predict the possible amount of sales for the title.

All in all, Sword & Shield is more than likely to sell less than the average main series title, but it shouldn't be by much. For now, I predict a lifetime sale of 15 million copies, at the lowest 13 million.
 
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Satoshi & Touko

Glimwood Tangle is Literal Dreamland
I'm confident that with the help of Nintendo switch lite that the games will sell 16 million at bare minimum. I'm hoping though for 20. :D
 

Captain Jigglypuff

Leader of Jigglypuff Army
I'm confident that with the help of Nintendo switch lite that the games will sell 16 million at bare minimum. I'm hoping though for 20. :D
I think it’s possible but the original model despite its flaws seems to be the more preferred model given you can play it both on and away from the tv with no features lost and detachable Joy Cons. The Joy Cons are what makes the system so fun to play because of their versatility and the innovative ways to use them from controlling a game using cardboard to reading your pulse through an IR camera during an exercise game. The last one is extremely impressive for something so small and unexpected to be able to do such a thing. The Wii Remote couldn’t do that with Wii Fit or it’s numerous other exercise games. A pair of extra Joy Cons to use for multiplayer games are about $80 which you need to play co op in the Let’s Go games or have a game night with Mario Party. The Switch Lite just isn’t ideal for multiplayer games.
 

PrinceOfFacade

Ghost-Type Master
You know, I've noticed reviews have had conflicting results regarding the frame rate for Sword & Shield.

Some reviews have stated the game runs smoothly 60fps with no dip in frame rate. Others have stated the game runs at a conspicuous 30fps. The conflict really bothers me. It would be nice to have official confirmation.
 

janejane6178

Kaleido Star FOREVER in my heart <3
You know, I've noticed reviews have had conflicting results regarding the frame rate for Sword & Shield.

Some reviews have stated the game runs smoothly 60fps with no dip in frame rate. Others have stated the game runs at a conspicuous 30fps. The conflict really bothers me. It would be nice to have official confirmation.
But nobody got to play the full games, right? So we cant know o.o
 

WishIhadaManafi5

To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before.
Staff member
Moderator
@Captain Jigglypuff Yea especially if the joycons fail on it. Then people would have to send in their entire system, not just the joycons.

You know, I've noticed reviews have had conflicting results regarding the frame rate for Sword & Shield.

Some reviews have stated the game runs smoothly 60fps with no dip in frame rate. Others have stated the game runs at a conspicuous 30fps. The conflict really bothers me. It would be nice to have official confirmation.
I have no problems with frame drops. Noticed some very noticeable ones at times during Stardew Valley, where it skips, but it doesn't take away from having fun.
 

AgentKallus

Whovian
I hope unlike let’s go you can use a pro controller in this game
Pretty sure that one of the previews said that you could, so that's a plus.
 

WishIhadaManafi5

To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before.
Staff member
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