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

Mon 5th August, 2013

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CaviarMeths commented on Nintendo Highlights Increased US Hardware Sale...:

@faint They lost a lot of money with that price cut. It was supposed to be recuperated in software sales. It wasn't. It was the wrong decision to make. Of course hindsight is 20/20, but now that the Wii U is in a similar position, I hope Nintendo has learned from that failure.



CaviarMeths commented on Nintendo Highlights Increased US Hardware Sale...:

Surprised at solid charting for Mario Party 10. That's a better opening than Mario Party 9. Happy to see Bloodborne chart so well too.

@firstnesfan Would do nothing for sales. It didn't work for the Gamecube either, and that was one of the most aggressive price cuts in industry history. Nintendo's goal at this point is to maximize profit per unit, which means keeping the price at $300 and selling as many games as they can. Mario Kart has something crazy like 50% attach rate, so I'd say they're at least meeting that goal.



CaviarMeths commented on Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Battles Bravely Again...:

Great and well-deserved for Bloodborne. Shame about Disgaea though. Honestly, most of what NIS makes is crap and I wouldn't be sorry to see any of their other games selling so poorly, but Disgaea is a great series. Kind of makes me worry for the future of it. Not really a vote of confidence when their flagship series and first PS4 exclusive sells 22k copies.



CaviarMeths commented on A New Iwata Asks on Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Re...:

Actually the whole interview is really interesting. Iwata Asks are always a great read. Kinda got a warm fuzzy when Takahashi was talking about the old SNES days with Sakaguchi and the rest of the Final Fantasy team playing through and cheering at the completion of those old games. I'm glad those days are an influence on Takahashi now.



CaviarMeths commented on Etrian Odyssey Untold 2 Delivers an Artful Lau...:

Nah. Atlus is my favorite developer next to Nintendo, but I'm getting tired of their launch practices. $10-20 more for all of their games at launch with some cheap crap thrown in to fish for pre-orders.

Atlus would get my money Day 1 at $40, without the extras. As it is now, I'll wait for this to go on sale for $30, just out of principle.



CaviarMeths commented on Nintendo Set To License All IP to Mobile Publi...:

The best news here is that the online membership is coming. I suspect a true unified account system independent from hardware. This is also likely the replacement to Club Nintendo.

Also notable is that DeNA is now 10% owned by Nintendo... and 13% owned by Sony.

And yeah, Nintendo isn't going mobile. They're just doing what Iwata said they were going to do all along - use mobile to leverage their own IPs.



CaviarMeths commented on The Nintendo 3DS Was North America's Best-Sell...:

Lesser news, but the Wii U is also up YoY. It's still selling poorly, but it's still chugging along and picking up a little steam on the way. It's not much momentum, but it's momentum. I think 2015 will be its peak year. It would be following the same trend as the Wii, which also had its peak year the year following MK and Smash.

Fantastic results for Majora's Mask and Monster Hunter, and I'm sure NoA is pleased at the launch for N3DS as well.



CaviarMeths commented on Flashcard Company Announces Initial Support fo...:

@Takerkaneanite6 People aren't going to start stealing things just because they can. They haven't for the last few thousand years and they're not going to start now. People are generally pretty good at following the rules of society.

Piracy and theft is a relatively small market, and yes, it's bad. There are better ways to deal with it though. Updating firmware is fine and a good way to curb it. Competing with it works too, just ask Netflix and Steam. Sending a team of lawyers armed with cease and desist letters though is just wasteful, and that seems to be Nintendo's MO.



CaviarMeths commented on Etrian Mystery Dungeon Just Misses Top Spot in...:

For what it's worth, I think Famitsu had EMD at 1st with about 70k, so the battle for first was very close. Either way, that's an improvement over both the last Etrian Odyssey game and the last Mystery Dungeon game.

Nice to see Majora's Mask still chugging along. Mario Kart 8 looks like it will crawl past a million some time this year too.

Massive drop for Dragon Quest Heroes, but pretty standard for Musou games. I'm impressed at the solid hold for PS4 hardware despite the big drop in software.