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30 yr. old gamer dad.

Male, 32, Rest of the World

Greeting Nintendo Life users. I am a 30 yr. old gamer dad. I have always been a huge Nintendo fan and have always enjoyed there style of games. Innovation and fun, exciting game-play is very important to me and Nintendo continues to deliver year after year.

Wed 26th Jun 2013

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HarveyManback commented on Iwata Braves Press Conference to Explain Ninte...:

I am going to start off by saying that I do not own a Wii U (nor any other home console) up until now I have owned every Nintendo home console including the Wii. However with my job and family I am home maybe 12 hours a week and simply do not have the time to be tethered to a TV to play a home console game nor do I have the time to enjoy them.

I do however own 2 3DS systems and 1 3DS XL system which get hours upon hours of gameplay time while traveling for work and also at home as I lay down to unwind. Which brings me to this point. Every critic is so quick to point out the slow start that the Wii U is having and completely over look the amazing success of the 3DS.

If Nintendo would bring games to smart phones and tablets this would severely impact the sales of the strongest horse in Nintendo's stable: The 3DS and its stranglehold on the handheld gaming market. Which Nintendo has dominated over the last countless years. While I don't think Nintendo should abandon the Wii U. However, if sales continue to fall. I don't think it would be such a bad move for them to solely focus on the handheld market, which is clearly where they are making their money hand over fist.

While the ios and android have made an impact in the handheld gaming market, it has not slowed the sales of 3DS hardware or software. If anything it has enticed some more (casual) game players to pick up a 3DS to get a more satisfying gaming experience.Nintendo has over and over again proven they will not lose the crown in the handheld market, even as though some thought they would to the smart phone trend. So why not take that success and know how, and run with it if all else fails on the home console front.

Just my thought.



HarveyManback commented on Soapbox: Retail Games Cost Too Much To Downloa...:

I agree with a lot of the comments here. I know as for me I prefer physical copies of all my media (I still buy CDs, lol). However, even if the prices were reduced (as is the case for New Super Luigi U). I am still waiting to buy the physical copy, because I like to collect.

Also, I completely agree that Nintendo has to change the way digital games are tied to your console. Make it more like other consoles and let it be tied to my Nintendo Network ID, its hard to purchase something even at a discount if you have a fear of hardware failure and losing everything.

Another reason and this is a huge one for me. I live in an area where 3 MB is the most bandwidth I can get. So a 7 to 8 GB game takes me 8 - 9 hours or so to download. When I can just get in my car and drive 30 minutes and get the game at retail for the same price and have the physical game to add to my collection. Always having it available to play and lend to friends.

All that being said I really hope Nintendo in a future firmware update implements linking the virtual game downloads to my account and not my system hardware, this would even entice me to purchase more VC games and Indie games without the fear of ever losing them.



HarveyManback commented on EA Outlines Its Reasons for Lack of Wii U Support:

I would just like to see EA and some of these other companies help drive Wii U sales, like Ubisoft is doing. Maybe develop new IPs that drive sales for the system and make yourself profitable. Instead of sending port after port down the pipeline give something that is new and unique to the Wii U that takes advantage of its features.

I hate that the whole gaming industry has become a sequel and port overloaded mess. I understand that they need to make a profit and there is more risk with new IPs but the whole gaming landscape is becoming stale with sequel after sequel and sloppy ports across all the systems.



HarveyManback commented on EA Outlines Its Reasons for Lack of Wii U Support:

Wanna start out by saying "greetings to all." This is my first time posting and I am a new member to Nintendo Life. While I think EA games would be great on the Wii U. I honestly don't think it is going to make or break the console. Nintendo has always had great first party games, that with Ubisoft support and Capcom has been doing well on the Wii U as well. I believe over time the Wii U will sell better and more games will follow that success.

Unfortunately the Wii U like others have stated may follow the path of the Wii and become a companion system next to PC, XBOX One, and PS4. While I also have the Wii U and my PC for gaming. I bought the Wii U and other Nintendo consoles because they offer games and experiences I can't get anywhere else. 96% of PS3, PS4, 360, and XBOX One games are available on PC anyway. Nintendo offers something different which is why my console of choice has always been Nintendo.

Anyway, that is just my opinion. This website seems great and I hope to become a regular here.