Nintendo likes money and the marketplace is dumb enough to give it to them

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  1. leafeon34
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    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Edition broke the series records with it's US launch sales. The game is great, I own Mario Kart 8 and all the DLC on the Wii U. But Nintendo goes charging full price for a remake of a 3 year old game. And people buy it. Lots and lots of people are buying it.

    So what exactly changed in the Deluxe Edition?

    60 fps rather than 59. Most of us can't tell the difference.
    No fire hopping. This should have been introduced to the Wii U version in an update.
    Battle mode. This should have already been in the Wii U version.
    A few new characters. A cool addition, but nothing groundbreaking.

    All the DLC. This is something worth having.
    1080p. Once again, something worth having and the Wii U just wasn't capable of it.

    Sure, if you didn't own a Wii U then this is certainly worth the money, but compared to other remakes the game is quite unfairly priced. And the silent majority of idiots who dominate the marketplace let them get away with it.

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    http://www.nintendolife.com/news/20...xe_breaks_series_records_with_us_launch_sales
     
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  2. Exaltys

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    Switch system release hype + second "worthwhile" game out for the system so far = $$$$$
     
  3. TheCyberQuake

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    A lot of people are rebuying for switch not because of the minor improvements, but rather the fact that on switch the title is now also a portable game. It's the idea of playing imo the best Mario kart to date not only in 1080p60 at home, but also they can play it on the go
     
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    Watch your mouth young man,no anti nintendo propaganda on GBAtemp. You might find yourself banned from here next time you make an anti nintendo comment.
     
  5. McWhiters9511

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    It's not even a great game compared to other mk games but I bought it so I cud play mk on the switch. Wish previous mk8 buyers cud get some sort of discount.
     
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    I thought the Wii U version has 1080p60 support?
    (edited back to original)
     
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    Nope. 720p60/59fps
     
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    I wouldn't notice because my tv is only 768p anyway
     
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    Nope. 720p59 upscaled to 1080p
     
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    Your eyes would be very happy if you upgrade your TV.
    And I don't mean because of MK8DX, but just any game in general.
     
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    I think it's a little ridiculous, yeah. It gets good reviews because MK8 was a very good game and this is just an objectively better version of it. But there's no denying it's a cash grab and just filler for the Switch's tiny library.
     
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    It is an obvious filler title. The launch lineup was horrible and the "big" games are releasing later in the year :/

    Even the 3ds had more titles at launch.
     
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    I would agree with you if the Switch weren't also a portable console, unlike the Wii U.
     
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    you...do realize that this method has been used by sony and microsoft a *lot*? Personally, I don't mind the re-release because it basically allows me to play mario kart 8 on the go. It's great for flirting with people. Just consider it a multi-platform release. It'd be as if folks don't mind buying it for ps4 and PC, because the difference in functionality is nice.
     
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    15 titles... wow you're right. I remember being VERY disappointed by the 3DS line-up when it came out. No wonder I didn't even consider buying a Switch XD
     
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    "These people don't share the same views as me, fucking idiots".
     
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    Fire Hoping was't completely removed in mk8(wii u) but it was basically rendered useless after they released the 200cc update.

    With Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, they balanced and spruced up many of the game's core mechanics (Like drifting) and they fully removed firehopping.
     
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    18 titles actually, at least on the US launch.

    The switch? only 10, lol.
     
  19. DarkFlare69

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    I've used 1080p TVs before. One of my laptops is 1080p. My phone is 1440p. The difference isn't a huge deal to me. Maybe sometime, but it isn't a priority
     
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    It's portable, loads damn fast, the new battle arenas (as they should have been in the damn Wii U version) are really fun.

    Plus I don't know if they done something with the audio department, but it seem to play more sounds that I couldn't hear in the Wii U version.
     
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