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Unfortunately, the most likely day for anything to happen, as it stands right now, is the 25th.
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.
Yeah, don't they normally wait until just after the earning report to do a Direct? My guess is the 26th.
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
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
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.
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
Don't they record them in advance anyway?
I edited my post for clarification, turns out I skipped a word or 2 in there.
Today, Reggie has retired.
If you want to keep following him, here's his brand new Twiiter account.
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.
Nintendo is moving ahead with bringing the Switch to mainland China, has already been approved by the Department of Culture, and will be distributed by Tencent.
Edited by tclittle on Apr 18th 2019 at 5:16:02 AM
Double post: Former Marketing head Nick Chavez has been promoted to Nintendo of America's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, which was vacated by Bowser when he was promoted when Reggie retired.
Triple post: I'm hearing Monolith Soft just opened a fifth studio in Osaki.
Nintendo has removed the Wii U site and all info on Wii, WiiWare, DS, and DSiWare games from their website.
Edited by tclittle on Apr 23rd 2019 at 4:36:44 AM
Wii U? What's that? Is it like the balance board?
It's an add-on tablet thingy for the Wii.
It's not in any way a new console.
Financials are up. Info Supplementary
Top five Switch games:
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:
Sorry folks, but the 3DS is dead in terms of games.
Edited by tclittle on Apr 25th 2019 at 2:52:47 PM
Bundle all this stuff along with the info from Smash last week and there's your April Direct, folks.
> the 3DS is dead in terms of games.
It had a good life,unlike the Wii U..
When you consider how rough a first year the 3DS had, it’s really impressive how well it ended up doing.
How was it rough?
Also, you know,
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.
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 who’d bought a system before then in compensation.
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