Earlier this week, Nintendo announced a new Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament for Nintendo Switch. Scheduled for February 12, the event allows players to compete for rewards as My Nintendo gold coins, a travel case for Switch, a trophy and a Nintendo jacket. The lack of any type of cash prize provoked the mockery of many players, since Nintendo has enough money, especially in the switch era. The great cash prizes have reinforced the competitive scene of several different games, but Nintendo has not followed his example.
Nintendo described the rules for the tournament in a series of tweets published on January 31. The Nintendo Tweet announcing the prizes currently has more than 900 tweets with appointments, most of which make fun of the company for the scarce prizes that are delivered. An example can be found embedded below.
Fans are clearly disappointed with what Nintendo offers for this tournament, but this is very consistent with the company’s focus on the competitive scene. In 2020, the president of Nintendo, Shhuntaro Furukawa, praised the competitive games, but it also made it clear that Nintendo is not interested in offering cash prizes for tournaments. Furukawa’s comments at that time seemed to involve that cash prizes could cause tournaments to be less accessible for players from different skill levels, and that could be true. However, he could also move the competitive players from titles as Super Smash Bros Ultimate.
While it is possible that some fans are not interested in the prizes that Nintendo offers for the tournament, it is expected that players still have fun and participate. It may not be worth it financially “Improve” in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, but that is not the reason why most people play videogames anyway. For now, fanatics will only have to do it for love to the game!
Super Smash Bros Ultimate is available exclusively in Nintendo Switch. You can check all our previous game coverage here.
Are you disappointed by the prizes of this Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament? Do you plan to participate? Let us know in the comments or share your thoughts directly on Twitter in @marcdachamp to talk about everything related to games!