On the first point: Maybe Nintendo should take the costs for the cartridges to be able to compete against Playstation and Xbox but why should they do it if Sony and Microsoft won’t pay for the Blu-Rays?
Sorry we are talking about a million dollar company thats CEOs are bathing in money and keeps doing shady microtransaction stuff in their games. Shadow of War with it’s lootboxes was one thing and now comes Mortal Kombat 11 with its premium edition where you pay 30 bucks more not knowing what characters will be released.
At least i can’t find info on it in the eshop.
If you say Nintendo should pay for the cartridges you could also say WB games could do something for the consumer once in a while and take the costs and give them a full game on a cartridge.
I mean the developers of Ys VIII did it which is a smal JRPG series for western standards.
Or they could go about it like overcooked 2. Make the physical version more expensive and support the game after launch with tons of free updates. Not making people pay for skins which was once upon a time a simple unlockable in a fighting game.
About the pc and digital thing: First of how are they cheaper?? As i type this i searched for Devil May Cry 5 on my local amazon.
I get the PS4 version there for 50 bucks where as steam has the game for 60.
I am talking about the german amazon and the prices are in Euro.
So tell me again how digital is cheaper Oo
Also you keep forgeting something very important as a consumer when it comes to physical and digital games. You don’t own anything if you have them digital. The only exception to this are games bought at GOG because they have no DRM.
If i buy a game i can resell it and finance my next game. I can trade them to my friends if they don’t have the money but want to try out something new. And also physical games will work in many many years (not counting for day one patches and other anger inducing stuff.
Steven if i may speak to you directly now: i don’t care if you buy games rather digital. I know it’s more convenient but i think we as consumers have a responsibility to think before we pay. Think about if we should preorder stuff, if we should support games as art that can survive time and not be buried or deleted from a server. I think we should not trust big companies since they are not our friends. They are buisness partners and as such we should only reward them with our money if they do something that is in our best interests which in terms of games means to entertain us.
I saw your post about how you preordered a lot of games for this month like Katana Zero Cuphead and i believe MK11. And i wish you a lot of fun with those games i really do but i think you should think about what i just wrote.
Giving money away before you know if a product is good, before you read reviews and only for the right to play which could be taken away by the developer in a year from now is not the right thing i believe.
If you don’t agree with me there, fine, but maybe it helps understanding my point of view a little better.
Also sorry for the long text and i really hope there aren’t to many errors in it XD