One month after Bank of America downgraded Hasbro stock market oversaturation When Magic: The Gathering The card, toy manufacturer says otherwise. magic Wizards of the Coast president Cynthia Williams told investors in a “fireside chat” about the company’s recent strategy.
Magic: The Gathering We are currently printing the latest 3rd edition. warhammer 40k crossover set. For some fans, it’s an exciting time for his game with decades-old cards dueling wizards amidst a flurry of new releases and spin-offs. Others are getting tired, accusing publisher Wizards of the Coast and parent company Hasbro of flooding the market with too many cards. claims.
“Overall, there is no evidence of that. magic overprinted, ‘magic We need to reduce the number of copies printed to keep the price down. polygon).She added that the average sales of new releases hasn’t changed from year to year, and that they’re only printing on demand to meet the needs of current players. [have] There was a widespread negative change in interest in selling after a transaction or purchase of magic product. “
One particular flashpoint for some player dissatisfaction with the game’s expansion direction was the recently announced 30th anniversary edition box set. Reprint the early rare card. magic, players can get them for $1,000 per set of four booster packs. On the one hand it was an overpriced loot box, but on the other hand it could devalue a longtime fan’s collection. , As a result, it is said that it changed to reduce the production of packs.
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But the real problem lies in the growing pain the game is going through as Hasbro and Wizards try to get new players and make more money out of them. It used to support one player, but now Develop other, more ‘casual’ players Also, including actively partnering with other leading media properties,transformers, Lord of the Ring, Final Fantasy— to reach other fans.
Williams accused some of his players of feeling overwhelmed by the new magic It will be released in 2022 due to scheduling issues that caused several expansions to occur in a row. Expected to return to normal in 2023, he has six “big events” evenly distributed throughout the year. But some fans feel that Wizards and Hasbro’s attempt to squeeze even more revenue out of his one game is a real problem.
“I think the current Marvel Cinematic Universe trend is very similar. In the beginning, one movie a year was cool and exciting,” wrote one player. MTG reddit“It’s already exhausting. Three movies in three months, TV shows in different genres, and they’re all connected or not, sure someone might like MODAK and Loki, but that’s it.” What effect will it have on She-Hulk?”
Another fan likened it to a cookie instead. Twitter thread parody I started. assassin’s creed When Doctor Who-flavoured MTG The cards are expected to start shipping in 2023.