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Dark_Link

Dark_Link

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#1

Dark_Link commented on NPD Results Deliver a 3DS Milestone And Modest...:

I try to look at the positives here and that is that the Wii U was selling horribly the whole year and just recently has shown signs of live and is selling better. That we know is a fact. We also know that Nintendo botched the launch of the Wii U big time and they are now paying dearly for it. The basic Wii U model should have never existed and they should have sold the deluxe system at $300 at launch. Also they needed 2 out of their big 4 ready at launch: Mario kart, Smash, Zelda and 3D Mario. Picture the deluxe released at $300 with Mario Kart and 3D World as launch games with their current lineup..Wii U would have been selling great. That's all on Iwata unfortunately, just poor planning all the way around.

But there is still time for a turnaround. Their big guns are coming out in 2014, but Nintendo can't afford to delay any of these games. DKTF, Kart, Smash, X, SMT x Fire Emblem, Bayonetta and a few hardcore type surprises need to happen in 2014 and they need to be marketed all over the place.

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#2

Dark_Link commented on VGX Award Ceremony To Include New Footage of a...:

If Reggie's is there to announce a new character for DKTF...He will get booed of the stage. The crowd watching this show is not the ones that will be excited by DKTF. They need to show Zelda, Metroid, X or Bayonetta. Those are the hardcore type games that would get that crowd's attention.

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#3

Dark_Link commented on PS4 and Xbox One Surpass Wii U Lifetime Sales ...:

@Senario I'm speaking for lots of people that I know personally that used to be Nintendo gamer's that are no longer Nintendo gamer's and those are the reasons why they no longer buy Nintendo systems. Nintendo's problem is there lack of variety in games. More variety sells more consoles. I love Nintendo games but I'm looking at it from a business perspective. XBOX and Sony have a much better variety of games than Nintendo, I'm not saying better but more of a variety and gamer's look at that especially the gamers buying those consoles and that is from lots of people I know personally. Wii sports is not the same as Madden Football or NBA Live, NHL Hockey or FIFA. One of the articles on Nintendolife was about the bad sales in the UK, what do the other consoles have that Nintendo doesn't, the new FIFA game. Nintendo is missing too many different style games which increases console sales.

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#4

Dark_Link commented on PS4 and Xbox One Surpass Wii U Lifetime Sales ...:

I love Nintendo and have since the NES days but they did this to themselves. They refuse to listen to their fans and or what gamers really want. I know lots of people that play Sony and or XBOX that used to love Nintendo. They all say, Nintendo has to give me a reason to come back and casual games is not going to do that.

Nintendo needs to bring out all of their franchises besides Mario. Some of the franchises might not sell as much as others but what it will do is create a huge variety of games and that is what gamer's want. I can't tell you how many people I know complaining where's Star Fox? where's f-zero? Where is Kid icarus? Where is punch out? Where is excitebike? etc etc This is what made Nintendo great in the NES, SNES and even the N64. N64's problem was third party support to them refusing to go CD instead of cartridge, but that system had some great Nintendo games from multiple franchises.

They need to make a better effort to get third party support because the games they make are what a lot of gamer's want that Nintendo does not have. Now if Nintendo knows they are not getting this support, than partner with some developers, buy some with that money in the piggyback, work with indies and give them some projects and fund those projects. Make your own FPS with Nintendo quality and make it a franchise, make a survival horror game, make more rpg's. Once again that is variety. If you can't get sports games, make your own sports games. All of these are not playing safe but Nintendo can't afford to play safe. They need to be great like they were before.

Added stuff: Get rid of everything being tied to an account, let's move on from that. Oh and online, don't get me wrong there is nothing like playing video games together with people in the same room but that is not the way things are anymore. Lots of us are older and have fmialies or don't have the time to go to someone's house to come to my house. Bring online to your games. SM3DW should have online multi-player and there is no reason for it not to have it and Nintendo's reason for not having it is simply unbelievable. Have trophies or some form of showing accomplishment for gamer's.

Stop being so stubborn Nintendo and listen to you audience. We are telling you what we want and the ones not buying the system are also telling you what they want. You can still make casual games but that should come at the expense of some of your great franchises that you have buried.

Desperate times needs desperate measures! Come on Nintendo!

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#5

Dark_Link commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Emphasizes the Wii U's Unique...:

@MadAdam81 Thanks for the response. Metroid, Star Fox and F-Zero type games will bring in former Nintendo gamers. There are a lot of those out there that don't dislike Nintendo at all and have their old systems but no longer buy nintendo because they no longer bring out these games and cater too much to the casual market. I know lots of people like this that would jump back on the Nintendo wagon if Nintendo did these things but as long as they don't, they will continue to lose these people to Sony and Microsoft. This is all about perception and also about Nintendo bringing a wider variety of games to the table.

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#6

Dark_Link commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Emphasizes the Wii U's Unique...:

@Spuratis Agreed! Nintendo has the money and they should be trying to buy a few western studios or trying to get that done through talented western indie teams. FPS and Survival horror would be great. Yes, lots of gamers unfortunately are all about the graphics but there are lots of gamers like me that grew up with Nintendo that no longer play Nintendo games. They now either play Sony or XBOX. What is the common thing they all say to me, come on Nintendo, give us a reason to buy a Nintendo console again. Basically, Nintendo is only casual or kiddy stuff, they love Zelda etc but they say where is Star Fox, where is Metroid, etc, etc. Nintendo did that to themselves and they will not pull themselves out of that hole unless they make some drastic changes.

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#7

Dark_Link commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Emphasizes the Wii U's Unique...:

@Spuratis If Nintendo doesn't want to come with hardware on the level of PS4 and XBONE than they need to use some of that money and either partner with some western studios or make their own FPS series and maybe one or two mature style franchises. That is what will get some of the gamers to get a Nintendo console. As it is Zelda, Metroid and Starfox do that but they can't do that alone and they can't do that if Nintendo always makes Zelda cartoony and doesn't even release Metroid or Starfox games.

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#8

Dark_Link commented on Poll: Nintendo and the Wii U Fight For Your At...:

In the sea of the negative press, the facts are that the Wii U has slowly but surely seen an increase in hardware sales. It started slightly with Pikmin 3, than the Wind Waker Bundle really helped get it out from under its hole in NA and Europe and now Wii Party U and SM3DW along with Mario Bundles are raising the sales up a little more. SM3DW did sell 240k in just two days. We shall see what the numbers look like with black friday behind us. I think Nintendo needs to keep afloat until Kart, Smash and X come out. Those will increase hardware sales big time and being that X is jrpg should help entice Japan to be more interested in the Wii U.

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#10

Dark_Link commented on Zelda: Wind Waker HD Release Triggers 685% Inc...:

Hey everyone this is good news anyway you slice it. We all know the Wii U has been selling like crap in Europe and the UK, but as they say you have to start somewhere and this might be the starting point to the Wii U's recovery. Pikmin although a great game does not have the Clout of a Zelda game even a 10 year old Zelda game. Zelda will generate a new interest in the Wii U, also Nintendo has the Mario Bundle coming up which will sell consoles as well. All of this will lead up to Super Mario 3D World with some good third party games such Sonic and Watch Dogs. Any improvement is good at this point.

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#11

Dark_Link commented on Eiji Aonuma Wants the Wii U Zelda's Hyrule to ...:

@OorWullie I love your idea about going 100 years into the future to change things in the past. Maybe to get a new arsenal of weapons that can defeat Ganon. I also think hyrule should be of the major lands, there should be others you can only get to by water, flight and through time travel. Each should have there own characters and their own main villain and somehow tie all of that together. Make it epic but also allow you to choose where you want to go for the moat part.

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#13

Dark_Link commented on Nintendo's Former President, Hiroshi Yamauchi,...:

RIP Yamauchi-San!! You did so much for Nintendo and for the entire gaming industry and everyone that plays video games before and now owes you so much for your vision. Playing the NES as a boy in 1987 were some of the greatest moments of my life and I have continued to make new ones with each video game system made today. You will be missed. Thank you for all the memories!!! Life long Nintendo fan since 1987!

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#14

Dark_Link commented on Wii Sports Club Takes The Competition Online W...:

@element187 I have owned both of those games on the cube and the Wii so yes I am familiar with them and that is only two games that really feature online play. A huge complaint against Nintendo was a lack of online play. So this is a big move to include this in Wii Sports, just that alone makes me want to get this game and lots of others all over the net are saying the same thing. They need to do that more and more with other games besides Mario kart and smash bros.

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#15

Dark_Link commented on Wii Sports Club Takes The Competition Online W...:

Nintendo finally waking up and adding online play to some of their games. This was needed for Wii Sports and I think it's great you can pick your sport(s) you want to buy. Now they need to advertise this like crazy at retailers, on commercials, internet ads, talk shows and on Oprah etc because casuals won't be watching Nintendo Directs. If they do that they could make a lot of money with this.

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#17

Dark_Link commented on Leaked Ubisoft Games Confirmed, but Skipping N...:

I saw this happening with the horrible sales for Splinter Cell in comparison to the PS3 and Xbox360 versions. You can't keep complaining about not getting games when the sales for their previous on Wii U are really bad.

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#23

Dark_Link commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Reiterates That There's "Noth...:

@ScroogeMcLz I'm not just pointing out about that either. He also made a comment about the XBOX1 and PS4 launch lineup as well. Iwata's comment was about no price cut on behalf of all of Nintendo not just Japan and he made that comment as the CEO of all of Nintendo. I can understand why Reggie would talk on behalf of NOA, my point was Iwata has been silent recently when we would usually hear something from him and we have not recently.

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#25

Dark_Link commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Reiterates That There's "Noth...:

@ScroogeMcLz No. All previous announcements were usually made by Iwata via Nintendo Direct or via the Media. Even Nintendolife would post comments from Iwata regarding no price cut etc and that was not just for Japan. Now there is nothing from Iwata and it has been all Reggie.

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#26

Dark_Link commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Reiterates That There's "Noth...:

I have an observation that is slightly off-topic here. Does anyone notice that Reggie has been doing a lot of talking to the media recently, while we really have not heard anything from Iwata during this same time span.

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#28

Dark_Link commented on Wii U Name Isn't To Blame For Poor Sales, Says...:

Sorry Reggie but I have talked to many people that had no idea the Wii U was a new system. They thought it was an added accessory for the Wii and said they didn't need an extra accessory. When i told that it was a new Nintendo console and backwards compatible with the Wii they were really excited to check it out.

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#29

Dark_Link commented on Wii U Deluxe Model Gets Official $50 Price Cut...:

I always planned on getting the Wii U regardless if it got a pricecut or not. So this is good news for me. However, why announce it for a date a month later. Why would anyone buy the system now when they know it will be cheaper in September. Just do it now and move on. Hopefully Nintendo compensates the early Wii U orders with e-shop credit or free games.

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#32

Dark_Link commented on The Wonderful 101 Demo Coming to Europe Today:

I think Europe is getting more perks than NA right now because sales in Europe are absolutely horrible. Sales have not good in any region but in Europe it's worse. I think Nintendo is doing anything they can to entice more people in Europe to buy the Wii U. This is coming from someone that lives in California. I'm trying to think of why this is happening from a business point of view.

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#36

Dark_Link commented on Nintendo Has Sold 268.97 Million Consoles And ...:

When Microsoft and Sony enter the gaming market it was already strong thanks in large part to Nintendo. When Nintendo entered the market there was a Video Game Crash and the NES changed everything! I believe it sold 60 million systems but everyone it seemed had that system and also coming out with the gameboy which was great in itself in those days. It was revolutionary and than the SNES took it even further. Nintendo's legacy is they saved gaming and they are still here making profits.
I still own an NES, SNES, N64, Gamecube, Wii and will be getting a Wii U and a 3DS and used to own a gameboy. I'm definitely a fan.

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#37

Dark_Link commented on Animal Crossing: New Leaf Remains in UK Top Fi...:

I still want to know if Pikmin 3 caused a spike in Wii U sales in Europe. We know in a 3 month period only 10,000 units were sold. If Pikmin 3 launching creating a spike in sales close or equal to this than that is a victory for Nintendo. It's called chipping away. Does anyone have those numbers?

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#39

Dark_Link commented on Ubisoft: The Wii U GamePad "Feels Like a Natur...:

@Yrreiht exactly! I am just shaking my head on this one. It has everything else and Ubisoft is making great use of the gamepad and it has online content. I think this game might even better than the console because of the gamepad. Ubisoft seems to enjoy designing their games and using the gamepad to enhance the experience. I am getting the game no questions asked.

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#44

Dark_Link commented on Wii U Price Cuts Only Brought Modest Additiona...:

@Legromancer exactly!! Now I do think Nintendo can turn it around but those games need to be great and Iam confident they will be. When we look at Wii U's total sales of 3.6 million. Imagine if they did I recommended and released Mario kart as the launch game for the Wii u and maybe Super Mario 3D world in February. I am willing to bet they would be close to 8-10 million Wii I'd sold plus they would also have rayman legends as an exclusive title since Ubisoft would feel confident they will make money with the game being on the Wii u. This was all in Iwata's hands and he blew it.

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#45

Dark_Link commented on Wii U Price Cuts Only Brought Modest Additiona...:

@element187 ok first off I love Nintendo and have been a fan since getting an NES in 87. Now, what do I expect Nintendo to do? I expect them to have their great games ready at launch or within a few months after launch, they had plenty of time to make this happen before the Wii u launched. Imagine launching with Mario Kart, a few months later 3D Mario and than this Holiday season Smash Bros and Zelda etc. I expect to get third party games with the same content that the other consoles get. That's on Iwatavto help ensure this happens. If he can't do that than get more exclusives, more developers etc. I grew up a Nintendo fan and I hate seeing them in a situation like this when they could have avoided it by being prepared. Btw I do like a lot of your post. You always write some well throughout stuff.

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#46

Dark_Link commented on Wii U Price Cuts Only Brought Modest Additiona...:

@The_Inquisitor exactly! That's why Nintendo needed one of the 4 games I mentioned above available at launch. Also Iwata needs whatever possible to get good third party support. I rather less third party games with 100% content, than more games that are crappy ports. In my opinion needs to expand their software development. Try to start a western developer, buy atlus etc. If third party is going to screw Nintendo than have more exclusives.

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#47

Dark_Link commented on Wii U Price Cuts Only Brought Modest Additiona...:

This is why it was imperative for Nintendo to launch the system with a Mario Kart, Zelda, 3D Mario or Smash Bros game and a second title such as Pikmin 3 etc at launch. They do that and they are not in this position right now.

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#48

Dark_Link commented on Nintendo's First Quarter Financial Results Boo...:

Things will turn around when the games start coming out. We already saw a spike when "Pikmin 3" came out, we will see another little spike when "The Wonderful 101" comes out and I think the first real big spike will be when "Sonic Lost World" and "Wind Waker HD" come out especially if Nintendo has a special edition Zelda Wii U bundle for the Wind Waker. All the games coming out till the end of the year will keep the system selling consistently. For example, I have not bought the system yet but I have intention to get it as soon as enough games are out for the Wii u. A lot of people are like that right now.

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#49

Dark_Link commented on Looks Like Batman: Arkham Origins Isn't Gettin...:

This is getting ridiculous! There is no reason to not provide this game with the same online play as they do for all the other systems. Does WB have a comment or contact section for their gaming website? If so we should all contact them and tell them if this game is the same price as the other versions and has no online we won't buy it period! We are not sheep! We are gamer's just like everybody else. You may not think companies read this stuff but they do and if they get a lot of the same complaints they could possibly change it.