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Hotfusion commented on Talking Point: The NX Hype Will Ramp Up as Nin...:

This is like deja vu. I recall these same conversations when the Wii U was an unknown entity. Pure speculation reigned. That's life in a ninty fan's world.

Nintendo spent a great deal of time and money promoting their "for kids and family" image. In many ways this is what is biting them on the backside because no one can do "kiddie" like Nintendo.

Nintendo need to market the NX as an "all round" gaming system because I really don't see much mileage left in the "kiddie" system as the Wii U clearly proves. The kiddie console age is over.



Hotfusion commented on Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima to Stick ...:

I know this is easy to say retrospectively but any fool could have predicted Wii Us failure. If by saying "being too much like the Wii " he is pointing out that it was too gimmicky and underpowered then I totally agree.

None the less the fact that he made this statement is comforting, unlike yes-men like 'you know who'.

Time will tell how this works out and I wish him all the best but I do wish they had gone for someone younger and more dynamic... I suppose he can still be dynamic if not young.



Hotfusion commented on Hands On: Devil's Third - Sampling Online Chao...:

I totally agree with you. I have really enjoyed games that got less than mediocre reviews.
The problem with this one - at least for me - is that the only reason I would buy this is for the multiplayer. In other words I will not buy it because only the most optimistic of fans will expect to find enough players in the online lobby at any given time to really enjoy the game.

I do not see this selling more than the COD game we had - nowhere near - and that lobby was pretty much non-existent (based on European timezone) and not much better globally.



Hotfusion commented on Speculation Grows That AMD Will Provide the Ni...:

Backwards compatibility just adds cost to the system if they are moving away from Power PC architecture.

Unlike 99% of the people on this forum I do not want BC. I want Nintendo to keep their promise which is to "START FROM ZERO".

If they lose a couple million fanboys because of BC that's no big deal. Look to replace them with triple that amount of new owners.

Start from zero, a new beginning. This should be a new horizon for Nintendo and this is what excites me about NX if Nintendo delivers.



Hotfusion commented on First Impressions: Trying to Believe in Devil'...:

I couldn't agree with you more. It just seems like brain dead violence without any fun or style factors.

This wouldn't sell on the PS or Xbox, even their fanboys have too much class for this game.... and that's saying a lot.
Then again if it was good eye candy they probably would buy it.

The only thing I would consider getting this game at a bargain basement price for would be the multiplayer, but then I don't expect to find a full and healthy lobby so it's probably not even worth that either.

I would be very surprise if this game breaks even. Then again some Wii u only owners are desperate for 18+ games on the system so would buy any old rubbish.

Even the most supportive and bias Nintendo fan sites reports that this game is a horrible mess.



Hotfusion commented on Editorial: Satoru Iwata Embodied The Playful B...:

I remember reading that Iwata had operation(s) recently. He was obviously not in very good health. Why, oh why did he just not give up his position as CEO?

I am not saying that it would have definitely prolonged his life but surely the stresses of Nintendo's recent situation (first recorded losses in history and smallest profit margins) didn't help.

He watched over some of the greatest games Nintendo (or anyone for that matter) ever put on a console as well as Nintendos greatest home console success.

He captained the ship through the best and worst of times at Nintendo.

For me his greatest achievements financially is more significant than the losses that came after. In a strange way the billions he made more than covered the mistakes that came later under his management. RIP.



Hotfusion commented on Devil's Third Will Be Released In North Americ...:

This game smells more like absolute rubbish the more this NoA issue rumbles on.

Does it really matter if Nintendo or someone else sells this game in N.America?
Why all the fuss?

Some Nintendo fans are do damn desperate to have an adult 18+ shooter on the Wii U that they intend to buy this game no matter how bad it can possibly turn out to be. I hope it turns out good but I wouldn't bet my mother in law on it.

In the UK the "very young" don't buy Wii Us or really care for Nintendo. Maybe where you are from they do but from my experiences ( and I don't claim them to be scientific ) Nintendo home consoles are generally owned by adults over 30 and thus will most likely be the people frequenting and commenting on this site.

Also, from months of reading comments by the most frequent posters on this forum, many recall playing the N64 and earlier consoles so unless you are like 100 years old and consider people in their 30s "very young" I disagree with you. They may act immature but that's a mental state of being.



Hotfusion commented on Shin'en Multimedia Has No Plans for FAST Racin...:

This has now become my most anticipated Wii U game. I like that they are releasing the complete game and not playing the DLC "game".

I do respect these guys but soon they surely must spread their wings and fly further afield.



Hotfusion commented on Talking Point: Raw Power Isn't Vital to Ninten...:

Great to see so many of you understand that gaming has greatly evolved and to keep going over previous generations is pointless.

Nintendo has now hopefully learned this. Gone are the days when every console had its own micro architecture, it's own media format etc.,
Cost of developing games meant at some point things must converge.

What N64 did in the Ninties is irrelevant. PS was not the most powerful console but the PS4 is. Sony believes in 2015 power will matter. MS believes power matters. Developers believe power matters and every indication points to the fact the people buying consoles think so too. Nintendo and a lot of their fans don't, however.

It's not rocket science, to get a bigger market share the NX needs to attract much more people than the Wii U.

Simple market research ( excluding Nintendo fans ) will clearly show why no one cares for Nintendo home consoles apart from a dwindling fanbase.

The biggest negative ( and laugh ) from other fanboys and to be honest the general gamer was Wii U's power. Before the thing even launched every single story on the Internet and media was about developers saying it being "weaker than the 360". It was regarded as a joke.

Nintendo games are great but they are appealing to a quickly shrinking userbase, not the general public.

Nintendo listened to their "fans" when they said they don't care for power or online. In Nintendo forums this is generally the case, or was. They all pretty much defended the Wii U's lack of power.

The problem is that Nintendo can no longer sustain a home console on these small number of fans. They need to give the general consumer what they want and if that's power or a gimmick (or both) then they better deliver.



Hotfusion commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

Why do some people think NX is just an handheld? Is it a deliberate attempt not to face up to reality?

Why would any sane person compare a console with a handheld and say it would not be more powerful than the console?

Why would Nintendo be reported "selling the NX" to developers at E3? Talking to developers that reporters state have nothing or very little to do with handheld gaming?

You are just deluding yourselves thinking NX is just a handheld.

I still think that it is a combo based on the initial description or code name "fusion".

I think such a console must be pretty weak to keep cost down.

After E3 I think Nintendo are totally confuse about what the public wants, let alone their few fans.

What happened to "QoL"?

The past is the past. Gaming and gamers have evolved so constantly going on about previous gens to find answers is totally misleading.

In 2015 hardware matters, look at the sales. Third parties matter.

If NX lacks both then the only people buying this console will be the surviving fanboys and Nintendo cannot survive on that. If it was about Nintendo games as some suggested Wii u would be by far the bestseller.



Hotfusion commented on Project H.A.M.M.E.R. Exposé Reveals Torrid St...:

The very foundations, the very existence of the USA was based on extreme racism. Wiping out races of people by the tens of millions and enslaving others. It is so easy to forget that they are still blacks that can remember what it was like not being able to vote and not go to certain places.

Yes, it is definitely not as bad as it was then but the general consensus is that since Obama it has gotten worse than the beginning of this century.

Trying to pretend racism doesn't exist is delusional. The laws may have changed in America but the hearts of many people hasn't.

I spent some time living in Texas ( I am from the UK) and was amazed at how behind close doors the deep racism that resides there. I speak from as a white person being " enlightened" by other white people.



Hotfusion commented on Project H.A.M.M.E.R. Exposé Reveals Torrid St...:

There is nothing wrong with nationalism. But like everything else it can be taken to deadly extremities. Every time an attack on America happens they all get nationalistic and want to destroy something. But that's OK, that's considered good nationalism, I guess.

Is westerner a race? Oh, they were referring to non-Japanese.

Sounds like something G.W. Bush would say... or Trump.



Hotfusion commented on Talking Point: The Pros, Cons and Questionable...:

The Wii U is never going to make significant money (if any) from a pathetic 10m sales. If you break down and compare Nintendo financial report with previous years it points to the Wii U in the negative (some analysts did the breakdown to prove Nintendo profits are 3DS reliant. The article made sense to me, but probably wouldn't to those with Nintendo glasses).

What is the point of keeping a console on life support to please a few fanboys while your profits are a fraction of what they were? You can give it all the games in the world but they ain't going sell blockbuster on such a small userbase.

MS ditched the Xbox after four years because it was not profitable, or more to the point not competitive, knowing MS.

This is business. Not a video game. A business aim is to make as much money as possible and cut off dead weight. A console selling worse than the Dreamcast is dead weight.

Every month with it is a month further away from returning to POSSIBLE major success.

Around September next year is my bet. July is the slow time.



Hotfusion commented on Nintendo Reportedly Pitched NX To Third Partie...:

"I'm almost sure that Nintendo would lose a large following if they just imitated Sony and Microsoft...."

How much bigger a following can you lose when your home console sales go from 100m to 10m? Maybe they should have followed Sony and MS.

There is no "large following" to lose from the Wii U pathetic fanbase.

In console terms base on last gen a large following would probably consist of over 50m user base. The Wiiu can't lose what it doesn't have.



Hotfusion commented on Talking Point: The Mystery of Devil's Third an...:

For all we know the game could be absolutely rubbish. I will wait for the reviews before even thinking about buying this game. NoA seems to be distancing themselves from it, which could mean anything.

I love the childish logic that some present. Nintendo keep quiet about this game at E3 where it had the potential to reach hundreds of millions so they can rather hold a Direct for it and reach a handful.



Hotfusion commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Approach to Transfor...:

In many cases Nintendo fans are the reason that the company is where it is right now with the Wii U.

I clearly remember long before the Wii U was launched fans on forums saying they don't want a powerful console (another way put it is "We don't care about graphics"). They didn't care about game chat or online gameplay in most games.

Nintendo obviously read these forums for even now they are following these "request" with StarFox, a game with basic graphics and no online.

Iwata made a very interesting and thought provoking statement when he said with NX they are "starting from zero again". I really hope he means that.
Nintendo's aim should not be keeping the few million Wii U fans, they cannot maintain a home console with such small numbers - I say it is probably best to lose most of them - but gaining tens of millions more new ones with the NX. Yes, start from a relative zero.



Hotfusion commented on Nintendo Isn't Talking About NX Because It Doe...:

All these so-called "innovations" have one thing in common where Nintendo is concerned.

Invest heavily in the gimmick and keep the hardware specs of the main console very basic to cut cost spent on the gimmick.

I really don't see Sony or MS "stealing" that idea.

The Wii remote, the Wii U Gamepad, the NX ???? All gimmicks with hardware significantly weaker than the competition. Yeah, I have called it on the NX.

Developing new "innovations" and adding good powerful processors and graphics will be far too expensive. Expect the usual gimmick and slightly better hardware than the Wii U.

I have started a book, how much and what type of RAM will the NX have on the main console? - Yes, let's stop the silly debate about it being only a handheld, that's now beyond stupid.



Hotfusion commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

Fanboys have no sense of economics. The only thing painting a pretty picture on Nintendos financial report is the value of the yen.

The Wii U is not going to make Nintendo any richer. Actually most analyst has often pointed out Nintendo is living of the 3DS.

Yet they should keep this sales disaster of a console going for another two years to please the fanboys. Grow up.

Now the word on the street is that the Wii U is on death row, watch the already rubbish sales become more rubbish.

Can't believe some people think the Wii U is going to remarkably turn it around. That is more delusional than Hitler thinking he would win the war in 1945.



Hotfusion commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

If Nintendo want the NX to sell more than 5m they need third party support.
Without third-party support and a "weaker than PS4" console the only people buying that console are members of this site (and similar sites).

Those that end statements with "... that's good enough for me."
"Graphics are poor but that's good enough for me" or "no online but that's good enough for me" and "console is weak but that's good enough for me".

I really can't wait to see what Nintendo can possibly produce with the NX to bring consumers back. Their games? Didn't work for the Wii U. Unlike the Wii generation when the biggest selling games were ALL Nintendo, I doubt by the end of this gen Wii U will have a game in the top 20, maybe MK8 might scrape it. Nintendo games don't sell enough consoles anymore.

Nintendo need to go back to the basics, that's what I think. A good solid console that gives consumers no reason not to buy it.

If they can eliminate the two main excuses "it's too weak" and "no third party support" they stand a chance. Throw in a good steady amount of their big games with some new stuff and things can get better.



Hotfusion commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Retail Games of 201...:

Fatal Frame and Devils Third only for me. Still need more info on DT to be really sure. Friend has XCX on Japanese Wii U, had a play with it a few times and .....uuuumm??

Played a bit of Fatal Frame that he got recently, loved it.

None of these games can really be considered "blockbusters", which is a shame.



Hotfusion commented on First Impressions: Celebrating a Gaming Icon W...:

£44.99 is WAAAAY to much for this game. Splatoon@£30.00 (or less) was the right price. This game should be the same price... or less.

I understand sometimes the worth of something is what you are willing to pay for it. Some people will willingly pay £60.00 or $100US for this game. Nothing wrong with that but I won't pay more than £30 for it.

At that price it is not going to do well in the UK.



Hotfusion commented on Nintendo Is A Slave To Its Past Success, Says...:

What he says makes some sense. He is not speaking as a blindfolded fanboy with no sense of business. As it stands Nintendo will NEVER make HUGE profits as they once did with the current fan base.

All these so called great games don't mean a damn thing if the rewards are little. A great game selling 1m copies is a pitifully small payback for all the hard work. Last gen Nintendo's big games sold well over 8m minimum. That is a great reward for great games.
I am NOT saying that this is the norm but selling 9m+ consoles after 3 years and your best sellers is a fraction of the last gen is NOT the sign of a growing, progressive home console business. It's the signs of a dying one.

Splatoon may be a good game but it is NOT going to bring in the profits of a 4m seller, something Nintendo had so many of with the Wii.

If Nintendo are going to move forward they need to move away from this small core fanboy base.

10m people may have bought the Wii U but I seriously doubt even half that amount will return for the NX if things stay the same. The 5m+ that comes back is that fanboy core.

Any business would ideally like to keep it's existing userbase or customers and expand on that.

In Nintendo's case maybe it is best to ditch the 5m to gain 20m+.

Some people cannot bare to face reality and see what the sales are clearly proving.

Not that many gamers (core or otherwise) care about Nintendo's games on the Wii U, apart from a rapidly shrinking few.
Many of us LOVE these games. Apart from us no one else does.. at least not enough.
All you keep asking for are the same old games over and over again that the mass market don't want.

Nintendo cannot go on in the home console market like this catering for a pathetic minority. It is really that simple to see if you stop thinking about yourself and what you want for a minute, after that minute you can go back thinking about yourselves.

This is what he is pretty much trying to get at.



Hotfusion commented on New Nintendo 3DS XL Back On Top In Japan As Wi...:

Is Splatoon the Wii U's last battle cry in Japan? I don't see Mario Maker doing better than Hyrule Warriors or Yoshi doing spectacular.

After E3 I see the Wii U falling like a stone in the west, not that it has that far to fall. Even now I am reading about people deciding not to get Splatoon anymore. Seems a bit extreme because I recommend the game highly but in a strange way I can understand their reaction, even if I don't agree with it.



Hotfusion commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

I agree that Nintendo did say they will only talk about games in 2015 for the Wii U. This in itself confirms they have nothing new to offer but it also defeats the WHOLE purpose of E3, where everyone reveal future LONG TERM projects. That is also why I have been saying all along that the Wii U is being killed off, taking a lot of bullets from fanboys who disagree with me - as they are entitled to - along the way.

While other companies are working their asses off to promote their products the very best that they can by showcasing long term projects Nintendo does the exact opposite.

Whereas Sony and MS are saying to the consumer "buy my console, the future is bright" Nintendo is saying "Our console ain't worth £$%^"!!

I will be extremely surprise and eat humble pie if Devil's Third isn't canned on the Wii U.



Hotfusion commented on First Impressions: Our Maiden Flight In Star F...:

I really want to like this game but time will tell. The graphics look like rubbish though, because I hate that N64 look in 2015. Typical stuck in the past Nintendo, but maybe I can get over that if the gameplay is remarkable.

As for those who moan about people whinging , it's their damn right to complain if they choose to. People come to this site to "voice" an opinion and just because it doesn't agree with others that no reason to think them stupid.

It is refreshing to see so many people not being "yes" men. Not being blind fanboys that will never say a bad word about they beloved "company" like a communist state political party in old Moscow or N.Korea.

The only way things get better is when the masses complain.

If you are happy with the way things are with your investment there is nothing wrong with that. It's just the way you view things.
Some people want more and are not happy with scraps. They is nothing wrong with that either. To each his own.

I am however pleased the majority see this E3 presentation (and most things related to it like this game) underwhelming, as I do.



Hotfusion commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

You are about the same age of my eldest brother who is (or was, maybe still is) a staunch Nintendo supporter.

He pretty much said the same thing. As he put it "Those days are gone, let them rest fondly in the past, Nintendo cannot go back in time".



Hotfusion commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

C'mon guys, Nintendo is far from dead. The Wii U, yes, probably, but not Nintendo.

If they are going to stay in the home console business they need to seriously deliver with the NX. They know it, we know it, everyone knows it.

Another console that performs like the Wii U and they are definitely pretty much a hand held, mobile phone gaming company going forward.

They are deluded fanboys that to this day think the Wii U will sell 20m... hell it would be lucky to get 12m. At 25K a week globally and absolutely no software to move consoles, that is even harder now after this E3 which is looking to pretty much to confirm the eminent arrival of the NX.



Hotfusion commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

I am going with most of the press and gaming sites on this one (even Forbes who I rarely agree with anything they write but..) I would give it to Sony.. just.

Sony - MS - Ubi - Everyone else - Nintendo.

So true. The aim is to turn people on to your products. Ultimately the winner is really the one that sells the most consoles after each E3. Last year Nintendo took the moral victory, but no way won the war. People liked what Nintendo did in 2014, but even that wasn't enough to force many consumers to buy a console they obviously don't really want because the content doesn't excite them.



Hotfusion commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

Couldn't agree more. Actually you should get any other console or PC (and Wii U if you must have Nintendo games).

However, Nintendo is enough for some people who ONLY want to play Nintendo games.

Sales of the Wii U tells me that number is NOT very big as I am sure a good portion of the 9m+ own another console. I own the PS3 with the Wii U.

I am currently building a mid-range gaming PC. Will pickup a PS4 later when Uncharted drops.

I will also pick up the NX. I think it might be the last console as we know it from Nintendo.



Hotfusion commented on Don't Worry, The Legend of Zelda is Still Comi...:

Didn't Twilight Princess come out on the GC and Wii? All he is saying is that it will be on the Wii U. That doesn't mean it will not also be on the NX.

It would make sense as plenty of resources has already been put into the Wii U game.



Hotfusion commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

Some people are so easily pleased. They should come work for me. I will pay you "well".

Rubbish Nintendo E3. But I expected it. StarFox looked "better" on the N64.

I had a bet with a Nintendo fanboy who produced all sorts of "evidence" that the NX will not be released until Winter 2017.

After this E3 I am pretty sure I will win this bet (it's good beer money) and NX will be with us by Nov 2016.

I am disappointed because although I knew without third-party Nintendo will have 1% of the number of games on the other consoles, I still expected more. To not have a Zelda game after three damn years in a console's life is unforgivable in this era.

This E3 will be all 3DS and Wii U games we already know are in development.
I am 60% sure Devil's Third will be now be cancelled.

It seems the Wii U is going out like it came in, with a whimper.

I now look forward to the NX. C'mon Nintendo.



Hotfusion commented on Metroid Prime: Federation Force Is The Metroid...:

Not really that bothered about Metro but I would be willing to buy a proper Metro Prime on the Wii U.

However, this doesn't surprise me. Anyone with half a brain cell can work out that developing games on the Wii U is now being toned down.

This whole E3 will be about new games for the 3DS and Nintendo Wii U games we already know about. Any new announcements on the Wii U will be third-party shovelware.

I said it before and I will stick by it. NX in 2016. Let time prove me wrong.



Hotfusion commented on Poll: We Need to Talk About amiibo - Where Do ...:

Great concept to make some money for Nintendo. I applaud it.

On a personal level, not for me. No interest in these kind of toys.

I was very keen to see how Nintendo would eventually implement Amiibos into their gaming environment. If Splatoon is the blueprint for the future of Amiibo and all Nintendo games then I might as well quit now.

It was indeed strange reading Nintendo fans views on DLC (which they generally hate) but yet many see nothing wrong with how Amiibos work in Splatoon, which I think is worse most DLC.



Hotfusion commented on Rumour: GameStop No Longer Taking amiibo Preor...:

This is all very deliberate and elaborate. The reality is that many of these products are usually sold to a few people. On average one person owns many Amiibos.

Nintendo is deliberately creating headline shortages to maintain interest. Nothing wrong with that, it's good marketing. It's just that Nintendo seems to think that everyone buying their products are kids that cant see what they are doing... then again.



Hotfusion commented on Parent Trap: ​Splatoon Gets Family Tested, ...:

Good game. Made with families in mind. Will definitely appeal to the Nintendo crowd but really doubt it will bring many outsiders in.
We shall see.

Oh, glad not getting that network error thing that makes MK8 a waste of my money.



Hotfusion commented on ​Lego Jurassic World Pre-Order Freebies Comi...:

Always the same ole argument. Whose fault is it? Nintendo or the third parties?
I really think both have to take a degree of blame but ultimately it is Nintendo's console so they should shoulder the lion share of the blame.

The bottom line is that the 3rd parties don't need Nintendo. Full-stop. They are doing fine without them. It would be a nice bonus to have them on board but they don't need them.

Without 3rd party support Nintendo suffers. Not enough people are into their cartoony games. They can't even sell 10m consoles in over two and a half years with some of the best games they have produced. Nintendo home console games are losing appeal. The sales don't lie.

The gaming demographics are always shifting, changing and evolving. The games that the majority of people want to play are the ones the developers are keen to produce.
Unfortunately all seems to be going in an opposite direction to Nintendo.

Apart from Nintendo fans the vast majority of gamers don't want a weak console. They don't want ONLY cartoony games.

If their next console basically offers the above then they are truly winding up their role in home gaming consoles.



Hotfusion commented on BBC iPlayer Finally Arrives On The Wii U eShop:

Good for those who dont have another console, smart TV, chromecast etc.

Downloaded it but to be honest will most likely never use it as I already have better options. Must say though, when the Wii U first came out it was my main Netflix and Amazon Prime player. Actually that's all it did for a long time because it had no games.



Hotfusion commented on Project CARS Studio Boss Admits to Problems Wi...:

I am disappointed as I do like driving sims and the gamepad would have made a good F1 type "steering wheel".

However I am not surprise. This was coming since the first excuse was made about the delay. At the very least they could have made it run on the Wii U even if it looked far worse than the other versions.

Nintendo consoles are made for Nintendo cartoony graphics. Unless you are delusional there is really not much difference between the 10 year old X360 and the Wii U apart from more memory. Everyone pretty much accepts this apart from some diehard fanboys. I can see with my own unbiased eyes there is little difference. However, I wont lay down grounds for yet another argument about this topic so moving on.

Another factor is that the architecture is different giving developers more work.

I have absolutely no issues with Nintendo doing their own thing and I wish they would but they need to accept the consequences.

1) Keep making weak consoles BUT be prepared to supply all the software as there will be no third party support.

2) Accept that selling far less than 20m home consoles is most probable if they follow point #1. I really don't see many of those that bought the Wii U coming back for the NX but let time tell.

3) Make money being a niche home console manufacturer but understand that the profits of the 2008 era are very unlikely UNLESS another financial source is implemented.

I will happily still support nintendo if they took this route.
Truth be told I can see Nintendo already laying down the pipes for a very different future away from gaming as we know it.



Hotfusion commented on Reaction: Nintendo Dropped the Ball, Not the M...:

I never expected anything huge. To the average gaming consumer Nintendo is pretty much a has been. Hell, I still expect far less than was speculated.

I do have a lot of love for Nintendo but they seriously have to rebrand their outdated image that no one apart from its hardcore fans cares about.



Hotfusion commented on Wii U and 3DS Continue Improved Sales in the U...:

Some of you definitely live in cloud cuckoo land.

The only positive I find pleasing about the Wii U sales is that there were many "intelligent" analyst who predicted that the Wii U would have been pulled from the market last year.

As for those that gloat about Nintendo making a profit, haha. These profits are peanuts and lucky because of the yen. If you are someone that gains financially from Nintendos success (shareholder) you wouldn't be happy.



Hotfusion commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Modest Sales Targets...:

"Sega did a lot more with dreamcast over what Nintendo did with Wii U.
Least Sega went out with a bang. They gave us bangers constantly. Plus at least they had some third party support.
Sega just run out of cash."

Very well said. Saga's effort with the doomed Dreamcast was far more valiant than Nintendos with the Wii U.

The huge difference is that Nintendo has the 3DS to keep the income ticking over and cover any loses. So Nintendo did pretty much nothing with the Wii U for ages. No marketing, no games, nothing.

Sega had no such luxury.

Those figures mean absolutely nothing, unless you really want them to. You know, like politicians do.

Ultimately gaming is FAR bigger now that it was in the GameCube era. By the the time the PS3 launch the PS2, XBox, GC generation had sold collectively *160m units approx. (Please Note: PS2 went on to sell many millions after new gen arrived. Don't confuse PS2 overall figures with figures from 2006/2007. At launch of last gen PS2 was at 103m. At EOL it was 153m.) Source: vgsales and wiki.

Last gen collectively sold approx 280m home consoles. This gen predictions are the same (I doubt this but time will tell).

What your statistics show me in a nutshell: 1) The Wii U is performing rubbish in an era many consider by sales "the height of gaming".
2) The GameCube performed solid in an era dominated by PS2 and 40% less gamers.

*170m if you throw in the Dreamcast.



Hotfusion commented on Talking Point: Nintendo World Championships 20...:

Nintendo is the gaming version of Disney. It's just that Disney are far better at what they do than Nintendo. Disney know their place in their industry.

Can Disney be considered popular culture? Yes, in a way.
Can Nintendo be considered popular culture in the future, again? Yes, but they need to turn people onto their kiddie ideas of gaming and personally I don't see that happening.