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bought NES with paper route money.

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Fri 22nd Nov 2013

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blaisedinsd commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:

Isn't the 2DS only sold in North America?

They are not going to come out with NEW 2DS are they? Perhaps this is why they don't want to confuse things with only coming out with New 3DS and New 3DS XL models and not 2DS....keep the NEW variant down to 1 model as the XL has always been considered the premium model



blaisedinsd commented on Talking Point: For Better Or For Worse, The Wi...:

This article is non-sense. Making the gamepad mandatory has little to do with the success of these strategies.

A Wii sports? That was a launch game. We have seen years now of Nintendo trying and failing to make the gamepad appealing, why is that going to change? NFC? Comon now, 3DS does not have NFC but that doesn't stop them from having NFP on 3DS does it?

Making the gamepad appealing is making the gamepad appealing. What is foolish is saying everyone has to buy the gamepad (and use it when not neccessary as well) and the appeal of the gamepad is the only thing being counted on to save the Wii U. So they haven't been trying to make the gamepad appealing since launch?

Let people buy a "core system" to play games like Mario Kart and you have a win win situation. The gamepad doesn't die because it is still cool and it is still loved and it is still better than kinect....some people just don't want/need it and probably will pass on the console all together.

A $200 Mario Kart bundle with no gamepad would help the Wii U a lot more than a $330 Mario Kart bundle with a gamepad....if Nintendo can't see that they are simply being stubborn or foolish or both.



blaisedinsd commented on Talking Point: Is There A Future For The Wii U...:

Lots of over reaction in these comments.

Wii u being offered without a gamepad does not magically take the gamepad away from everyone who likes it. I love it. I still think they should offer the console with out it.

I love it, bit I still don't like being forced to use it. If I want to play it annoying to have to get up and fetch the gamepad if I already have a controller. Give me the option to use the controller in my hand.

A gimped bundle with no gamepad should be offered and sold with a warning that some games/features will not work with out a gamepad (sold seperaterly).

Offer a discounted version for those who don't want it. Is mk8 or smash going to be worthless with out it? Why not offer a bundle for $50 cheaper without the gamepad? They would turn a profit on that bundle while taking a loss in the full bundle. Those with a gamepad lose nothing. Those who don't want one may buy it because it's cheaper and they are not interested in its features.



blaisedinsd commented on Talking Point: Is There A Future For The Wii U...:

I do not see the problem. I love the gamepad but I see no reason that it must continue to be required and bundled with every Wii U for the entire life of the console. Even as someone who loves it, requiring it is still annoying at times and even if it is always bundled I would still appreciate a software update to remove its unneccessary requirement (let me start my console, enter my password, and start my game with my pro controller please). The gamepad will still have a massive install base among Wii U users and can still be refined and supported. Not requiring doesn't mean it has to be killed. Making it more enticing so even users who buy a "basic(no-gamepad)" bundle may want to go ahead and purcahse one seperately. Pre-install patches for games that require it that don't need to, and for games that can not be played without it at all simply re-label them (but really you could maybe just have a list on the box). Bundle a pro-controller and Mario Kart 8and sell it for $180. I think it is going to happen. See dropping 3D from the 3DS to get a lower price point to help expand user base when Pokemon launched. That came out of nowhere and I expect them to keep this a surprise as well.



blaisedinsd commented on DFC Intelligence Lowers Wii U Lifetime Sales F...:

@BossBattles Exactly. That's what's important and that the company make money. I am pretty sure Sony and Microsoft lost money overall on the PS3 and 360 from what I have read. Nintendo made money and they are in a great position again to make money this gen with the Wii U and 3DS.