The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: A tale of two Nintendos

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Nintendo nails the Switch Lite but leaves individuals scratching their heads with Mario Kart Tour

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Matt, Brendan, and Rebekah are on hand this week to talk about all the hottest market haps, beginning with the Oculus Quest. 

Accounting for 20% of Oculus’ $100 million lifetime income from computer software in just a couple of brief months, the Quest seems to be a resounding achievement. Factors are hunting additional optimistic nevertheless even though, immediately after Oculus announced it was adding hand-tracking to the hardware as a cost-free update. 

It is been a huge week more than at Nintedno’s home also even though, following the launch of the Switch Lite and Mario Kart Tour, which appears to represent Nintendo at each its very best and most clueless at the similar time. 

Mario Kart Tour has been a record-breaking mobile game for Nintendo in terms of downloads, but lots of queries nevertheless linger about irrespective of whether its controversial monetisation model will uncover traction with players. 

Meanwhile, the Nintendo Switch Lite launched to glowing critiques, only to be mired in the Joy-Con drift fiasco (regrettably the podcast was recorded prior to that news broke and so is not described). Even so, there is nevertheless lots of proof to recommend that the 2019 vacation period for Nintendo is going to be a true achievement Nintendo has each the least expensive and newest hardware on the market place this Christmas, and a new Pokémon game arriving in November.

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