Nintendo’s Holiday 2015 lineup was once headed by The Legend of Zelda on Wii U, and when that was delayed, they found themselves in a tough position: their biggest launch would be Star Fox Zero, a game that failed to make a splash at E3 from a series that’s never sold better than “alright.” But now that that’s been pushed to next year, Nintendo’s left with Xenoblade Chronicles X, a followup to a niche game with few fans, and Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival, a party spin-off of Animal Crossing.
This is one of the subjects we discussed on
this week’s episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, and we couldn’t even remember a time when their Holiday season was this dry. Be sure to check out the discussion video above for our full thoughts on what position Nintendo’s in, and how they might still be able to salvage it.
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