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Sat 24th August, 2013

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Franklin commented on Analyst Thinks Nintendo Is Already Winding Dow...:

The big difference of course is that the Gamecube already had a main Zelda adventure when Twilight Princess was released. To release the next Zelda instalment on both consoles would be quite a statement of defeat by Nintendo regarding the Wii U.



Franklin commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

With fewer differences betweens sequels, DLC seems to be where the industry is headed. I think we'll see more games evolve in this fashion, than having distinct instalments. In that regard, it is as unreasonable to expect all DLC to be free as it would be to except a new game to be free.



Franklin commented on Review: Mario Kart DS (Wii U eShop / DS):

"flawed perfection". A contradiction in terms. Come on NintendoLife, literate reviewers please. If the word 'perfection' doesn't mean without flaws, then the word loses all meaning.



Franklin commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's DeNA Plans and Ideas...:

I see the mobile market as potentially being a supplement to the main market, in the way that arcade games are already.

Still think though that a Nintendo produced phone/tablet would have done well in Japan though.



Franklin commented on Talking Point: Limitations on Stock and Advert...:


Nintendo don't need to store their products once they're in shops.

Rapacious middle men can affect the image of the suppliers. There has been a similar discussion regarding ticket touts recently.

I don't know the exact margins for the Amiibo figures, but it must be quite large, and it's clear that a lot more could have been sold, so that's lost profit. It could be a tactic to build up hype (if it is I think it misguided) but based on my experience of buying things in Japan so far, I think it more likely just a lack of foresight.

I never had any interest in Amiibo, but as a lifelong Ninteno fan, this does makes me rethink my investment in Nintendo products. If someone buys a Smash bundle with the advertised GC adaptor in mind, and Nintendo does not produce enough of them to even approach demand, then that could affect how costumers view investments in the company's products in the future. Exploitation of this on the part of others only exacerbates this.