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Thu 17/11/05 at 23:55
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I was wondering what the odds were of zelda making it out on cube, when it could do so much as a revolution launch title, and still be released at around the same time.

Would there really be any point wasting its potential on a cube release, when it could offer do much more for the rev?


Then I realised - Zelda is, hopefully, the console-shifting release the cube never quite had. Even now you have to expect large numbers of people to buy consoles specifically to play the game.


So people are going to buy a cube anyway, perhaps a pre-pwned cube and zelda will cost £50-60. If the (backwards compatable) rev gets a decent launch price and perhaps Zelda comes bundled, many people 'might as well' pay the extra money to upgrade to the new console.

Kind of like a '3 for 2' offer in a shop, they get you to spend more, because you feel like you're getting better value for money.


Meanwhile the people who won't go any further than a cheap cube and a zelda will at least be drawn into the world of nintendo. It'll break down brand loyalties in ninty's favour, and lead to future successes.



Or maybe ninty are just wasting a great launch title.

Marketing genius or marketing incompetence?

Toss a coin.
Fri 18/11/05 at 09:07
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They may aswell release it a week before the Revolution's launch and let both console's strengths and userbase soak up the game over the months afterwards.

That way the people who haven't kept their Cube will get in on the Rev and the those who have will get it without having to buy the Rev at launch inorder to play it.
Fri 18/11/05 at 08:53
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Actually they are still releasing it for the Gamecube, however here is the information that has lifted my annoyance some what at the game being delayed. They are making the game compatible with the Revolution controller! Also they are releasing it not to far off from the release of the Revo too, so that means if anyone buys a Revo they can easily play Zelda: Twilight Princess as one of the controller compatible launch titles!
Fri 18/11/05 at 01:43
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I mentioned a long time ago that I would prefer they held it back as a Rev title and used the extra time to bring the graphics up to next gen quality.


Although a Rev Zelda is apparently being made, it certainly isn't going to be a launch title, and Nintendo really need a strong flagship title.
Fri 18/11/05 at 00:19
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I'm not touching Coin.
Thu 17/11/05 at 23:55
Regular
Posts: 8,220
I was wondering what the odds were of zelda making it out on cube, when it could do so much as a revolution launch title, and still be released at around the same time.

Would there really be any point wasting its potential on a cube release, when it could offer do much more for the rev?


Then I realised - Zelda is, hopefully, the console-shifting release the cube never quite had. Even now you have to expect large numbers of people to buy consoles specifically to play the game.


So people are going to buy a cube anyway, perhaps a pre-pwned cube and zelda will cost £50-60. If the (backwards compatable) rev gets a decent launch price and perhaps Zelda comes bundled, many people 'might as well' pay the extra money to upgrade to the new console.

Kind of like a '3 for 2' offer in a shop, they get you to spend more, because you feel like you're getting better value for money.


Meanwhile the people who won't go any further than a cheap cube and a zelda will at least be drawn into the world of nintendo. It'll break down brand loyalties in ninty's favour, and lead to future successes.



Or maybe ninty are just wasting a great launch title.

Marketing genius or marketing incompetence?

Toss a coin.

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