1. wiifii

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    so when time's up it will revert back to Japan language?
     
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  2. Worldblender

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    If going by what was already stated (assuming no surprise announcement is made close to 03/31/2020, unlike what happened for Jump Rope Challenge), the game will simply be made unavailable to purchase on the eShop. However, those who purchased it by then can redownload as often as needed. If the Switch eShop goes offline like several years later, then this game will become completely inaccessible, unless someone shares the NSP or NSZ file to be installed.

    I'm really glad for Jump Rope Challenge not being delisted on 09/30/2020 for now (and I was able to install it and its updates just fine on my Switch unit with CFW), but other games, especially anniversary ones, may not be as lucky to have being delisted delayed or even cancelled.
     
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  3. godreborn

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    the eshop going offline is the reason why I've been downloading all games I own (going all digital). however, it shouldn't happen for a while. the wii eshop closed in January of 2019, so 13-14 years maybe?
     
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    It sucks for the end user, but honestly it's a smart business decision. Timed exclusivity has been proven to be profitable in multiple industries, and it makes sense that Nintendo will pull whatever tricks it can, specially since they are going to share a holiday season competing against a new console generation, to boost their earnings for investors before the end of the fiscal year.

    People you need to chill and stop acting as if Nintendo is a bully taking your toy away, it's a business, and they will take decisions that benefit them as such (Though Nintendo has a history of, should I say confusing, business practices, but that's another topic).

    A company doesn't need to please it's customers, only their investors. If you've ever enjoyed anything by a company (Video game related or not), take it as a side effect of business, nothing more.
     
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    For Switch Online to sell?
     
  6. subcon959

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    What? That's the most absurd thing I've read this week.
     
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    to be perfectly blunt, I thought skyward sword would be the game to interfere with ps5 and series x sales. it was listed then delisted. I have no idea what's going on with it, but I'd imagine nintendo has something up their sleeves. I don't plan to buy a ps5 or series x. I can only afford one new console at a time, and I find myself enjoying nintendo quite a bit more than the competition. I do hate some of their business practices, but I am a fanboy at heart. I grew up with them, so I know what to expect when I buy one of their games. other companies = who knows. as much as I'd like to play final fantasy xvi, when was the last good final fantasy? once the creator and composer left, the series went way downhill. if you want a true final fantasy type game, buy shadow hearts. it's miles above any final fantasy game to come out in the past decade.
     
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    See, that's what I hate about companies, outsmarting consumers for profit. Video games ain't for profit, they're for fun!!!
     
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    Is it, my friend?. Pretty much must of the modern world runs on keeping people content, not pleased. After all, anything beyond the minimum effort to keep a customer content and away from competition is considered a loss. I could go on a speech on my personal views but honestly, retrospection is king. Think for a second, are you happy with all that you pay for?

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    That's the thing, you are seeing them as an innocent provider of fun, but they are not. They run a business, just like Amazon, the NBA, of the local bakery at the corner of your street, their sole and common purpose is to male money.

    Here's a pro tip, instead of being mad about this kind of news, embrace the wonders of capitalism and invest into their stock, moves like these + the release of a spin off Zelda are this that could potentially increase their earnings by the end of the fiscal year and could result in some profits for you by putting low effort. The tech market is fun.

    Though it kinda makes more sense to invest in Sony I guess, it's your money.
     
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    "limmit time" .
    This is the most annoying thing I find when buying a game. I will choose which games can be purchased once and for all
     
  11. smf

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    Well they do exist to make a profit.

    I can think of a good reason why they would want to motivate people to buy it within a short time period, they may want to see what demand there is for whether it's worth doing it other games.

    It comes down to "do you want it". if "yes" then buy it when it's available, if "no" then do not buy it. Nintendo don't owe you anything else.

    I don't believe you lose the game after that date, you just won't be able to buy it after that date (or until they change their mind...). I would imagine if you buy it in time then you'll be able to download it after that date as well.
     
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  12. ChibiMofo

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    You know, you are allowed to either not purchase it or to go ahead and purchase it. Nintendo isn't forcing you to do anything. What they are doing is giving you the option. An option you did not have previously. And it is pretty simple to understand why Nintendo is doing this in this way. Just as it is easy to understand that it is their right to do so. All the hatred towards a company that so many of you clearly love the products of is really childish, even by the degraded standards of gamers.

    Buy it or don't buy it. Either way, Nintendo didn't just ruin your life with this announcement (read as: "grow up").
     
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    Erm... Is this correct? I thought this was about that 35th anniversary knockout game. Am I mistaken? :unsure:

    Edit : oh, right : on topic... I'm not a big fan of fire emblem. No idea why they're only releasing it temporary, but I really don't mind. I don't go "zomg I've gotta buy it because otherwise I can't play this obscure game ever again!!!" or see reasons to pirate some obscure game before you can claim you didn't have a fucking chance to buy it.
    But ey....in a few hours i'll produce the most exclusive turd you've ever seen. Completely unique, never existed before, in toilet mint condition and only one copy available. Better come buy it before I decide to flush it down the toilet and you'll NEVER have any chance to obtain it. :tpi:
     
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    I'll never understand why Nintendoh' releases digital games for a limited time only! What the heck? It doesn't has anything to do with licensing in this case rigjt?
     
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    What the fuck is going on with that limited time shit? Are they smokin' rare substances? Hell ...
     
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    6 dollars..what's the purpose of that nintendo online membership then..
     
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    This abilities are blowing my mind...
     
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  18. UltraSUPRA

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    It amazes me that people are supporting Nintendo's horrid business practices.
    $20 for crappy online play that was better when it was free and some old games? "It's $40 less than the competition though."
    Mobile games that throw in lootboxes? "It's free, though."
    Timed exclusivity for games that people really want? "Don't like it? Don't buy it!"

    I miss Iwata.
     
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    How was it better when it was free? I never used a Wii U or 3/2DS for online, Wii/DS seemed to be about the same quality for me (since it's pretty much the same system)
     
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    It was much easier to find a Smash 4 match without lag than it is for Smash Ultimate.

    It's been a while since I've played either one online, so that may have changed, but that's what I remember.
     
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