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Alfred_E_Neuman

Alfred_E_Neuman

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Alfred_E_Neuman

#1

Alfred_E_Neuman commented on US VC Releases - 14th July - Donkey Kong 3:

Ahh, makes sense Mike :)

I heard E3 is all Press as well, they changed it last year I think. Isn't it gonna take place in Santa Monica?

P.S - Any one know if Jackal is ever gona come out for NES?

It wasn't a really popular game, I dont think, but co-op is pretty fun

Alfred_E_Neuman

#2

Alfred_E_Neuman commented on US VC Releases - 14th July - Donkey Kong 3:

@ Mike: At least we got a Nintendo game, although it's not that good, but it is a classic....

Well, unfortunately Mike, statements, simlar to the one above, are the ones that tend to piss off our european counterparts. They tend to think that North Americans will buy any game that they tend to be familiar with, and often ignore the hidden gems.

Unfortunately, this IS true to an extent :P

  • Bio Miracle Bukette Upa
  • Earthbound ( a few years back)
  • The reason behind the enormous amount of Pokemon Ranch sales (although that is WiiWare), and the lack of sales for Toki Tori
  • (insert endless amounts of neglected games here)

Now, although Europeans have tended not to neglect games/ gaming systems in the past, the European gaming market is rapidly changing from what the used to be (see WiiWareWorld article on topselling WiiWare games)

So, you can't really sterotype the North Americans for buying only the familiar titles, because Europeans are kinda doing the same thing, however, the North Americans in turn mustn't be pissed for a getting a non-Nintendo title, and being slightly happy when they do get one, even when it is most certainly absolute crap.

Lets hope this post isn't a repeat of Friday's VC release