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Apr 7th 2019 at 7:17:05 PM

Unfortunately, the most likely day for anything to happen, as it stands right now, is the 25th.

edvedd Darling. from At the boutique, dear. Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
Darling.
Apr 7th 2019 at 8:14:49 PM

I don't know if a Direct is this coming week, but April 25 is Nintendo's earnings release and the Atlus event, so I'm not sure if they want to divert attention from both of those things. Before is more likely.

The most likely sequence of events is they reveal the Joker release date before the Persona event, and then they'll retweet any official announcement of Persona 5 from that event later.

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VampireBuddha Hungry dinosaur from Ireland Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
Hungry dinosaur
Apr 7th 2019 at 10:15:40 PM

Yeah, don't they normally wait until just after the earning report to do a Direct? My guess is the 26th.

tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
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Apr 7th 2019 at 11:21:00 PM

Not really. Directs and fiscal releases typically do not coincided with each other. If they are nearby each other then they are within a week.

In fact, this past year's Smash November Direct was an anomaly when it comes to Directs being nearby fiscal releases.

In addition, most Directs are usually a two to three weeks before a fiscal release, so they can put it on the release. It does happen afterwards sometimes, like this February's Direct this year.

What's more likely to happen is if the rumors a Switch Mini is coming are true, it would very likely be announced at this one with just a video and PR announcement.

Edited by tclittle on Apr 7th 2019 at 1:23:08 PM

So I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one, just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun, until its done.
edvedd Darling. from At the boutique, dear. Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
Darling.
Apr 8th 2019 at 1:01:17 AM

That seems most likely. The only reason I can think of for one this coming week is how oddly quiet Nintendo's social media has been for the last week. Feels like either a post-PAX hangover or something coming up.

There's Reggie's retirement, but that's just wishful thinking from fans hoping he'll get one last ride, really.

Either way there's going to be SOMETHING this month, but what exactly is anyone's guess.

Edited by edvedd on Apr 8th 2019 at 1:04:30 AM

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tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
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Apr 8th 2019 at 1:20:18 AM

I want to correct myself. I am starting to doubt an announcement of a possible mini Switch during the next fiscal meeting.

Golden Week starts the very next day after the meeting (the report is on the 25th, and the meeting will be on a Friday Japan time), and with the change in Emperors, it's going to be a longer Golden Week than normal (10 days compared to the normal 5 to 7), so we are not going to hear back from Nintendo Co. Ltd. until May 7th at the earliest.

Although, that might be when they announce the E3 dates, but I'm not sure.

So I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one, just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun, until its done.
AmethystLeslie Actual goddamn treasure from NYC (AKA IRL Unova) Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Actual goddamn treasure
Apr 8th 2019 at 9:54:29 AM

I was just reminded of something.

Reggie's retirement is on the 15th, so if the 11th Direct is true, and he's in it, this would be his last Direct.

[Edited for clarification]

Edited by AmethystLeslie on Apr 8th 2019 at 5:08:48 AM

Goddammit, Schezo...
Yinyang107 from the True North Relationship Status: Tongue-tied
Apr 8th 2019 at 10:40:52 AM

Don't they record them in advance anyway?

Maybe someday, they'll see a hero is just a man who knows he is free. R.I.P. "Grammie" Ruth Watson, 1927-2014
AmethystLeslie Actual goddamn treasure from NYC (AKA IRL Unova) Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Actual goddamn treasure
Apr 8th 2019 at 3:50:20 PM

I edited my post for clarification, turns out I skipped a word or 2 in there.

Goddammit, Schezo...
tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
Professional Forum Ninja
Apr 15th 2019 at 9:47:38 AM

Today, Reggie has retired.

If you want to keep following him, here's his brand new Twiiter account.

So I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one, just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun, until its done.
Sterok Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Apr 15th 2019 at 5:18:44 PM

Reggie started off declaring he would kick ass and take names. His last act as President was following up on the latter. Now that's dedication.

Your preferences are not everyone else's preferences.
tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
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tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
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Apr 23rd 2019 at 10:26:53 AM

Triple post: I'm hearing Monolith Soft just opened a fifth studio in Osaki.

So I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one, just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun, until its done.
tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
Professional Forum Ninja
Apr 23rd 2019 at 2:02:38 PM So I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one, just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun, until its done.
Sterok Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Apr 23rd 2019 at 2:48:12 PM

Wii U? What's that? Is it like the balance board?

Your preferences are not everyone else's preferences.
bitemytail from Arizona Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Apr 23rd 2019 at 3:10:54 PM

[up] It's an add-on tablet thingy for the Wii.

It's not in any way a new console.

Health sure is versatile. It's possible to be both light-headed and dim-witted. At the same time, no less.
tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
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Apr 25th 2019 at 12:06:00 AM

Financials are up. Info Supplementary

  • Switch
    • Hardware 34.74 million
    • Software 187.52 million

  • 3DS
    • 78.05 million hardware
    • 378.12 million software

Top five Switch games:

  • MK 8 DX: 16.68 million
  • Mario Odyssey: 14.44 million
  • Smash Ultimate: 13.81 milliom
  • T Lo Z: Bot W: 12.77 million
  • Pokemon Let's GO Pikachu/Eevee: 10.63 million

Prediction for FY 2019 for Switch hardware is 18 million.

Also, just as a heads up for anyone not in the know: Mario Kart Tour beta signups are up (Android/US/Japan only beta starts around May 22nd).

And Mario Maker 2 got a launch date of June 28th:


And to add onto this, the Switch outsold the N64 sometime this period.
EDIT: There is no more 3DS section for upcoming games in the supplementary info.

Sorry folks, but the 3DS is dead in terms of games.

Edited by tclittle on Apr 25th 2019 at 2:52:47 PM

So I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one, just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun, until its done.
Apr 25th 2019 at 5:39:58 AM

Bundle all this stuff along with the info from Smash last week and there's your April Direct, folks.

-Witty line-
Ultimatum ◕ ◡ ◕ Disasturbator from England Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
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Apr 25th 2019 at 5:41:18 AM

> the 3DS is dead in terms of games.

It had a good life,unlike the Wii U..

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BadWolf21 The Fastest Man Alive
The Fastest Man Alive
Apr 25th 2019 at 5:54:40 AM

When you consider how rough a first year the 3DS had, its really impressive how well it ended up doing.

Ultimatum ◕ ◡ ◕ Disasturbator from England Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
◕ ◡ ◕ Disasturbator
Apr 25th 2019 at 6:00:07 AM

How was it rough?

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NesClassic Meh-meh!? from Flyover Country Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Meh-meh!?
Apr 25th 2019 at 6:17:29 AM

At launch the 3DS was mostly ports with Nintendo's only first-party offerings being nintendogs + cats, Steel Diver, and Pilotwings Resort. Combined with the high price it was a bit of a hard sell.

I think it took until the end of the year, when Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 came out, for the system to really get into the swing of things.

BadWolf21 The Fastest Man Alive
The Fastest Man Alive
Apr 25th 2019 at 8:09:18 AM

The high price was a huge sticking point. The price was dropped within a year, and Nintendo distributed 20 free games (10 NES and 10 GBA) to people whod bought a system before then in compensation.


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