I wonder how much of this has to do with Iwata's passing. It's only been since about 2015 (the same year he passed away) that we've been getting these first-party releases that really don't justify the price tag. We had smaller scale games before (like Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker) but they always launched with a budget price tag. Heck, even Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze, a brand new game that had well enough content and quality to justify a $60 price tag, launched at only $50 on Wii U. And then when they ported it to Switch they bumped the price up to $60. It really feels like Nintendo has lost a lot of respect for its customers since Iwata's passing.