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Male, 25, Canada

Nintendo and Sony fandork. Enthusiast of classic rock, heavy metal, jazz, and the blues. Probably a weeaboo.

Mon 5th August, 2013

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CaviarMeths commented on Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Thrashes the Competi...:

And XB1 is dead last in only its second week of launch. Looks like the baseline is going to settle under 1k, probably around 500 per week once the launch window is over.

Sony finally got around to announcing games that Japanese gamers actually care about for PS4, so I expect to see it sell great through the holidays, leaving the neck-to-neck race with the Wii U in the dust.

But yeah, the 3DS is a juggernaut.



CaviarMeths commented on Review: Hyrule Warriors (Wii U):

Yeah, pretty much exactly what I expected. This one is for Warriors diehards over Zelda enthusiasts, but really not anyone else. Presentation issues and lack of polish are a little disappointing, but I doubt it will ruin the game for me. Content seems to be plentiful and I guess that's the most important part.



CaviarMeths commented on Feature: Meet The Unsung Pioneer Behind The Mo...:

Very interesting story there.

I think it was Patton Oswald who said something along the lines of, "I only want to be in the best movies and the worst movies. I'm in this business for two things, the money and the stories, and the worst movies always have the best stories behind them."

That's from memory, so I'm most likely misquoting him a little, but it feels relevant.



CaviarMeths commented on Pre-Orders Open For NES, Persona Q and Smash B...:

I would rather have the Persona one than the New 3DS, to be honest.

The Smash and NES ones are up on EBGames now (Canadian Gamestop outlet), but the Persona Q one is still missing. According to reddit, EBGames will be getting the Persona Q one in very limited supply.



CaviarMeths commented on Nintendo Download: 11th September (North America):

@Gerbwmu It's the biggest software drought in Nintendo's 30 year history in the video game industry. They could have padded out the summer with VC content, but in the last 18 weeks, they have released a grand total of 3 first party games on the Wii U VC: Mario Tennis: Power Tour, Donkey Kong Jr. Math, and Super Mario Kart.



CaviarMeths commented on Yokai Watch 2 Back at Number One in Japan - Wi...:

It's still possible for Hyrule Warriors to hit 150k LTD in Japan, which would be a decent starting point to do 1m worldwide. I'm expecting lower of course, but will be very pleasantly surprised if it does cross into the seven digit magic land.

For fun, here's a list of things that sold better than Japan's XB1 launch week:

  • The movie "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo"
  • Hitler memorabilia
  • John Travolta and Olivia Newton John's 2012 Christmas Album
  • Both of David Hasslehoff's autobiographies (yes, he's written two)
  • AIDS


CaviarMeths commented on Yokai Watch 2 Finally Stripped of its Top Posi...:

@Mega719 Japanese gamers don't care about AAA titles. Considering the sales of the Vita in the west, western gamers don't care about handheld AAA titles either. Assassin's Creed, Killzone, Uncharted, etc, did nothing for the system. Everybody's favorite game on it is Persona 4: The Golden, a port of a PS2 game. That's the kind of audience that exists for the Vita.

@Gerbwmu The XB1 launch line up is awful for Japan. There is not a single game that would appeal to Japanese gamers.



CaviarMeths commented on Square Enix Wants To Bring Dragon Quest VII To...:

@Peach64 Difference is that Dragon Quest has historically had respectable sales in the west. VII, VIII, and IX all did well. Even the IV, V, and VI remakes on DS did alright (for being virtually unmarketed remakes). The last time a Dragon Quest game sold worse in the west than Wonderful 101 was 1990. Dragon Quest VII 3D would outsell Wonderful 101's LTD in its first month.

Atlus and NIS find it absolutely hilarious that Square-Enix "isn't sure" if their 2nd biggest IP would sell well in the west.



CaviarMeths commented on Full Extent of Nintendo of Europe Job Cuts Bec...:

@Ufaowl The opposite, most likely. Before, Nintendo of Europe relied on contracts with temporary workers to localize games. Now they are instead outsourcing it to 3rd parties, which means more resources will be available and more projects will be able to be taken on at once.

It's a move to increase efficiency, not scale back production.



CaviarMeths commented on Xenoblade Chronicles Coming to 3DS in Japan:

It sold much better Stateside than it did in Japan, so it will probably be localized. It would be shame on NoA if they made that same mistake twice.

Great news for people who missed it the first time around though!



CaviarMeths commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

Er... what the heck am I supposed to do with that tiny "circle pad?" It looks like the little mouse nubs on old laptops, and those were terrible. Also, going from SD to microSD would be great if I wanted to cut my storage capacity in half.