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(CNN)   Nintendo to release retro Game & Watch, the 1980 handheld device. Being Nintendo, they'll build 20 of them, then make everyone else wait 6 months   (cnn.com) divider line
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2020-09-14 10:29:04 AM  
No, they'll make enough but scalpers will buy them en masse. It's already happening with Super Mario 3D All Stars
 
2020-09-14 12:51:41 PM  

Aar1012: No, they'll make enough but scalpers will buy them en masse. It's already happening with Super Mario 3D All Stars


It's annoying. I almost long for the days when you had to just drive to every store in a tristate area hoping to score
 
2020-09-14 12:53:04 PM  
Hell, between 3D printing, Raspberry Pi and MAME, I could build one from scratch. Decided to work on a full size retro multi arcade instead.
 
2020-09-14 12:55:51 PM  
I was just thinking last week, that my son would never understand what primitive state we were in to consider "game and watch" or Tiger Electronics "games." It's actually a step back from those cheap manual gravity pinball games
 
2020-09-14 1:05:16 PM  
I'm holding out for the Game & Watch Mini/Classic
 
2020-09-14 1:12:15 PM  

Fano: Aar1012: No, they'll make enough but scalpers will buy them en masse. It's already happening with Super Mario 3D All Stars

It's annoying. I almost long for the days when you had to just drive to every store in a tristate area hoping to score


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2020-09-14 1:20:28 PM  
Game and Watch will be around longer than 3D All Stars. But whatever shiatty store you get it from will bundle it with a case, cleaning cloth, and a dozen dead (or dying) batteries for three times the price.
 
2020-09-14 1:37:13 PM  

Fano: I was just thinking last week, that my son would never understand what primitive state we were in to consider "game and watch" or Tiger Electronics "games." It's actually a step back from those cheap manual gravity pinball games


Yeah but more fun on a car ride...
 
2020-09-14 1:40:50 PM  

Aar1012: No, they'll make enough but scalpers will buy them en masse. It's already happening with Super Mario 3D All Stars


The Mario 3D All Stars scalpers are idiotic.  It's a game that is being given a full production run for the next six months.  Maybe a few years from now after it's no longer available, you might be able to get a few bucks for a physical copy (like the Wii version of All Stars), but there won't be much of an immediate return on it.

The Game & Watch, on the other hand, will be 95% bought by scalpers.  Right out of the gate, it's getting a "limited production".  So good luck getting one at lunch without using a bot or overpaying on eBay by a factor of four.
 
2020-09-14 3:20:43 PM  

Aar1012: No, they'll make enough but scalpers will buy them en masse. It's already happening with Super Mario 3D All Stars


Can't you just buy the digital download version?
 
2020-09-14 3:25:56 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Aar1012: No, they'll make enough but scalpers will buy them en masse. It's already happening with Super Mario 3D All Stars

Can't you just buy the digital download version?


Sure, but Nintendo is doing some weird things with this game.

It will be available physically and via download through March 31st, and then they are using the Disney model of "sealing it in the vault forever." Anyone buying a Switch after March 31st cannot buy the game via digital download because Nintendo will be yanking it from distribution.

That digital download is linked to an account, so if you sell your Switch to someone else they can't have the digital games that you bought because they're linked to your account. The only source for the game for Switch purchasers later would be physical copies.
 
2020-09-14 3:45:30 PM  

mrmopar5287: Mad_Radhu: Aar1012: No, they'll make enough but scalpers will buy them en masse. It's already happening with Super Mario 3D All Stars

Can't you just buy the digital download version?

Sure, but Nintendo is doing some weird things with this game.

It will be available physically and via download through March 31st, and then they are using the Disney model of "sealing it in the vault forever." Anyone buying a Switch after March 31st cannot buy the game via digital download because Nintendo will be yanking it from distribution.

That digital download is linked to an account, so if you sell your Switch to someone else they can't have the digital games that you bought because they're linked to your account. The only source for the game for Switch purchasers later would be physical copies.


Maybe.  It's also possible that it just won't be available in this collection as it's current being sold, but the individual games could be sold separately or made available for play in some other way.  I have no doubt that physical copies of these games will no longer be available after March, but I have a feeling that they'll be available digitally in some way.  Maybe $30-$60 each, or maybe 64 ends up on Switch Online if they start a Nintendo 64 service in addition to the NES and SNES ones.
 
2020-09-14 4:50:23 PM  

mrmopar5287: Mad_Radhu: Aar1012: No, they'll make enough but scalpers will buy them en masse. It's already happening with Super Mario 3D All Stars

Can't you just buy the digital download version?

Sure, but Nintendo is doing some weird things with this game.

It will be available physically and via download through March 31st, and then they are using the Disney model of "sealing it in the vault forever." Anyone buying a Switch after March 31st cannot buy the game via digital download because Nintendo will be yanking it from distribution.

That digital download is linked to an account, so if you sell your Switch to someone else they can't have the digital games that you bought because they're linked to your account. The only source for the game for Switch purchasers later would be physical copies.


Since when could you go to a store and buy a brand-new Switch? That's something that happened only in the Before Times.
 
2020-09-14 5:19:27 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Since when could you go to a store and buy a brand-new Switch?


I've done it a few times. Right at the launch of the console, I scored one from the local GameStop on a random phone call to ask if they had them. I got BotW and the strategy guide in that buy.

Then, during the pandemic, a couple random stops at Walmart where I discovered they had a few. I texted coworkers to ask if they wanted it, and got it for them.
 
2020-09-14 5:50:42 PM  

NeoCortex42: mrmopar5287: Mad_Radhu: Aar1012: No, they'll make enough but scalpers will buy them en masse. It's already happening with Super Mario 3D All Stars

Can't you just buy the digital download version?

Sure, but Nintendo is doing some weird things with this game.

It will be available physically and via download through March 31st, and then they are using the Disney model of "sealing it in the vault forever." Anyone buying a Switch after March 31st cannot buy the game via digital download because Nintendo will be yanking it from distribution.

That digital download is linked to an account, so if you sell your Switch to someone else they can't have the digital games that you bought because they're linked to your account. The only source for the game for Switch purchasers later would be physical copies.

Maybe.  It's also possible that it just won't be available in this collection as it's current being sold, but the individual games could be sold separately or made available for play in some other way.  I have no doubt that physical copies of these games will no longer be available after March, but I have a feeling that they'll be available digitally in some way.  Maybe $30-$60 each, or maybe 64 ends up on Switch Online if they start a Nintendo 64 service in addition to the NES and SNES ones.


I agree that they are probably just pulling the actual collection. They don't want Mario 64 out there because it'll be on the N64 online thing (which people were already predicting comes out next year) and they'll make you buy sunshine and galaxy individually for 30-40 bucks each digitally on the eshop.
 
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