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    Quote Originally Posted by banditwolf View Post
    I think you missed my point wiley.
    Ninendo knows they could sell MORE but doens't produce the quantity to meet the demand.
    Vic is producing the amount of games he can sell.
    Not at all the sane thing.
    What sane business would sell less products than they could? That would go against all ground rules of capitalism.

    If it was Nintendo's aim to make more money out of amiibos by creating rarity, than that would still be a strategy as well to maximize their profits. Creating rarity early on = more demand in the long run through desirability of your product = higher overall profits. This would then be Nintendo's strategy to sell as many products as they can, not to sell less than they could.

    Vic is in a different situation, so he has to implement a different strategy. He has a limited presale window. There are no long tail sales, so he has the make the most out of that short period, unlike Nintendo.

    But it is still the same thing. Both companies are trying their best to market their wares, only they use a different strategy to obtain that goal.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsy View Post
    With the game variants you forget that in the past people didn't even know about them. Plus anyone that has to have each disc art deserves anything they get (I say this as someone that has multiple copies of WD games, lol).
    Apples and oranges. We're living in an information society now, where everything is revealed waayyy sooner than in the print media era.
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    That's like saying everyone likes money, no ****. But otherwise this isn't the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsy View Post
    That's like saying everyone likes money, no ****. But otherwise this isn't the same thing.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reductio_ad_absurdum

    What you get here is two companies, deliberately creating rarity. I think that the reasoning behind it for both of them isn't even all that different: community building. In Vic's case it might be slightly more benevolent because he's a fan of Japanese games. In Nintendo's case it might be a bit more of a cold ploy designed by a marketing department to get amiibos to sell like wildfire. The end game in both cases is to run a profitable business though. Vic is a battle hardened entrepreneur. He didn't last as long in the business as he did (and still does) because he's just a gamer and likes building communities. He's still around because he understands the market. Much like Nintendo's marketing department does.
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    If Nintendo over produced the amiibos nobody would be hoarding them to resell because they'd be worthless. By keeping the limited people preorder and buy up whatever gets released for the next set of figures. If they would suddenly flood the shelves people will quit buing them. Give it a couple months and you'll see the shelves stuffed with unwanted amiibos.

    They are doing exactly what most businesses do. Create demand and keep the demand going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by banditwolf View Post
    If Nintendo over produced the amiibos nobody would be hoarding them to resell because they'd be worthless. By keeping the limited people preorder and buy up whatever gets released for the next set of figures. If they would suddenly flood the shelves people will quit buing them. Give it a couple months and you'll see the shelves stuffed with unwanted amiibos.

    They are doing exactly what most businesses do. Create demand and keep the demand going.
    That was my whole point.

    As Gypsy would translate it (to Kansan, I assume): "everyone likes money".
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    You were the one saying that hoss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsy View Post
    You were the one saying that hoss.
    Well.. no. I was trying to give an nuanced exposť, which you reduced to "everyone likes money".
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    Makes me wonder how many people have Amiibos but do not have a Wii U or a 3DS, and are just collecting them "because".
    Quote Originally Posted by MrBonkers View Post
    Actually this makes the localization good, but because it doesn't match the Japanese Script 1:1 people throw a fit. And if that's a problem for you, GTFO, go improve your Japanese and play the Japanese version to be as pure and kawaii as you want.

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    Not sure what to think of this yet. Especially being the account is still "provisional" and not VIP.
    http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/62027...-vita/72609448
    Limited Run Games (name of said company) is claiming they will be publishing Ps4/Vita physical games. So far I've seen nothing on them even when I googled the name. Not sure if it's a troll or a real company trying to start up. But it makes me wonder why Vic has so much trouble if this random startup is claiming to be able to publish physical games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by banditwolf View Post
    Not sure what to think of this yet. Especially being the account is still "provisional" and not VIP.
    http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/62027...-vita/72609448
    Limited Run Games (name of said company) is claiming they will be publishing Ps4/Vita physical games. So far I've seen nothing on them even when I googled the name. Not sure if it's a troll or a real company trying to start up. But it makes me wonder why Vic has so much trouble if this random startup is claiming to be able to publish physical games.
    Twitter account: https://twitter.com/limitedrungames
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/LimitedRunGames
    "Website" (lol): http://www.limitedrungames.com/password
    Interview on Pocket-Console: http://www.pocket-console.com/2015/1...run-games.html
    (Interesting quote from the interview: "Due to the proprietary cartridge format of Vita games, production costs are about 50% higher [than PS4]."

    They don't seem to be doing any localization work (yet), which definitely makes them play in a different league than Vic's.

    Supposedly their first game ($25, limited to 1500 copies):



    Last edited by JWiley_12; 10-07-2015 at 03:32 PM.
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