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Sat 21st September, 2013

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DanMan82 commented on Satoru Iwata Shares Confidence in Hitting Targ...:

@Quorthon Good enough for me. Just wanted to make sure you knew what you were talking about and not just pulling facts out of you know where...

As I said in my previous post, I only did a quick search, as I was doing about five things at once, most of them things for school.

Also, I think you should reread my previous post. I specifically said the only stuff I could find was for sales projections, but you bring it up in one of your references as if I never mentioned it.

I seem to sense a bit of a tone in your posts. I'm not sure if you're just passionate about the subject or if you think I have a tone because I don't. I only wanted to start a healthy discussion and didn't intend to offend you. I could really care less if I'm "right" on this to be honest. Just wanted to see what others would say.



DanMan82 commented on Satoru Iwata Shares Confidence in Hitting Targ...:

@Quorthon You make a good point about them not repairing the state of the console during, but they didn't do much to revive the GC either but look at what the Wii did.

Also, can you give me a link or source on when Iwata ever said, "we failed"? He did say they "failed to meet sales projections", but that's not the same as saying "our product is bad." I tried looking, but couldn't find anything.

And also, if I remember correctly, his infamous "please understand" apologies were about things like not doing more to bring 3rd parties in, etc. not directly talking about the quality of the product. My google foo skills could not produce a list of quotes or else I would talk about this more, so I could be wrong..



DanMan82 commented on Satoru Iwata Shares Confidence in Hitting Targ...:

To all the people saying that Iwata is in denial because he shows optimism...what are you expecting him to say?

He is the CEO and "figure head" of a company, and it is his responsibility to promote the company, no matter what state they are in.

I've never known a CEO, VP, etc. of any company to say in a public press release:
"Yep, this product x that we have is terrible and is completely trumped by our competitors’ products, you should totally not buy it.”

What kind of an example would that set for potential customers and investors to see him say that his company makes inferior products? It should be up to each individual consumer and investor to take an honest look at the company and say "Hey, this comapny is on the right track, lets invest in them and/or buy their products." Not just the word of an executive.

Also, this press statement, in my opionion, is in no way, a found basis to say he is in denial. As I said before, the side we see of Iwata out in the public spotlight might not exactly reflect his statements that he makes inside the company's walls.

And, to those that ask why is it taking so long for them to develop a "Nintendo App", that's what happens when a company decides to break away from industry trends, and their plan does not work...

They need to invest lots of time and money in R&D (Research and Development) to build a product, and that generally is not done in one fell swoop or a short amount of time.

Now, if the situation hasn't improved this time next console generation, then, there will be cause for concern...
My 2 cents anyway...



DanMan82 commented on Best Buy's 'Smash-Fest' Venues, Perks and Demo...:

Thankfully, the Best Buy right by my house is participating...but there are only 3 stores doing it in my know what this means!!


And it looks like Nintendo learned their lesson from last year, when a whole s*** ton of people showed up and some of us got bumped till Saturday.



DanMan82 commented on The Next Batman Game Is Arkham Knight, And No,...:

@Hernandez I didn't mean like it's the only game not coming to the Wii U. I meant that this game was a huge part of the reason you were selling it. Sorry I didn't make that clear above. There's still good first party stuff coming down the pike. Like Smash Bros. and Mario Kart.

Also, don't knock DK until you try it.

What I'm saying is, unless you have zero interest in 1st party Nintendo stuff, I would think twice before selling it, that's all.



DanMan82 commented on NPD Data Shows More U.S. Gamers Switching to D...:

These are pretty cool stats. My only beef now (and correct me if I'm wrong) is why are digital sales of games still not accounted for on video game sales records? Based off this article, they would probably count for a pretty good percentage of sales and would be worth noting. What if the same thing was done with music, where companies like Billboard only counted the number of physical CD's or Vinyl (yes, they still make vinyl) copies of albums, EP's, and singles sold? Then there numbers would be drastically different!!



DanMan82 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Direct Pointed to Anot...:

I still have a backlog of games I need to play, so the drought doesn't really affect me. From what I've seen, very few 3rd party games interest me anyway besides Watch Dogs. I think the industry had better 3rd party content back in 2003 - 2005 than now. Why can't a developer make a game like Destroy All Humans that's just completly crazy and fun to play? Then, I might be looking more at what the competiton has to offer.

Also, other than a few comments on here, nobody's stated anything new that hasn't been said in the past. If you want to see my views, just flip through my profile. No sense in posting the same thing over and over.

As a final word, for those of you who say 3 months is a long time, it's not. May will be here before we know me...



DanMan82 commented on Mario Kart 8 Accelerates to Number One on Amaz...:

As I said in the forum thread about this, if this is anything like what happened with Pokémon X & Y on Amazon, this could potentially be great news! I definitely can't wait to get my hands on this along with Smash Bros. 4



DanMan82 commented on Nintendo Direct: Trailers Round-Up:

@JimLad I don't think announcing something new and ground breaking during a presentation that only current Nintendo fans watch would get the job done either.

Also, unless all heck were to break lose (which believe it or not, hasn't happened yet), there's no way they would pull the plug on the system so early. We will just have to wait and see how E3 goes...



DanMan82 commented on Watch_Dogs Delayed Again on Wii U, Will Arrive...:

@JaxonH That was very well thought out and well written comment and you really hit the nail on the head!!

The only thing I don't agree with you on is the at the end, you seem to suggest that Nintendo SHOULD not be 3rd party focused. They should be 3rd party focused just as much as the others imo, because it will cost them in the long run. It is true that I by Nintendo consoles to play Nintendo games, but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't get the best 3rd parties have to offer as well.



DanMan82 commented on Watch_Dogs Delayed Again on Wii U, Will Arrive...:

I still think the game is on unless it turns out the game is utter garbage and doesn't sell well on the other platforms like Aliens did. If it doesn't come to Wii U, then I'll see if my PC can run it. If not, oh well, I'm not going to cry myself to sleep over it. I also have no desire to buy another system for it at this point.



DanMan82 commented on This 'Provisional' Mario Kart 8 Box Art May Ge...:

I think it looks pretty good myself. My body has been Reggie, I mean, ready for this game ever since I played the demo in Best Buy back in March.

@AdanVC Yes, you're right about this being the box art featured on the Japanese site for the investor's meeting.



DanMan82 commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata "Has Earned Th...:

I didn't agree at all with him on the Disney buying Nintendo thing, but he really hit the nail on the head with this statement. See if the execs. at the big N can turn this thing around, and if not, then we can talk about getting rid of people. After all, if everything just came easy to us, would we be the same people we are today?

"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan