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IceClimbers commented on Nintendo Returns to Profit as Wii U Sales Show...:

People are saying the Wii U will be Nintendo's worst selling home console. While this may be true, I can also counter by saying the 3DS will be Nintendo's worst selling handheld, which is also true. How far below the GBA is the 3DS tracking again? Exactly.



IceClimbers commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

Main thing Nintendo needs to do: "We have Smash Bros.... with Mewtwo!" and flaunt those Bayonetta 2 review scores ('cept Polygon. Send them those Playboy photoshoot pictures).

Also: Free game promotion. That was a smart thing back during summer. Do it again. Cause it provides incentive, and not totally because I want a free game ;)



IceClimbers commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

@SahashraLA "Japan has spoken" Yeah they have. Home consoles are dead there, not just the Wii U. Handhelds and mobile are the future there.

Also, the Xbox One does NOT have enough games to warrant a purchase. Neither does the PS4. I'm saying this as a PS4 owner. It's hilarious how the PS4 is beating both the Xbox One and the Wii U by a considerable margin, yet has the weakest library by FAR. Just shows how hype and benefiting from MS and Nintendo's royal screw ups sold the thing.

Quit with the doom and gloom on Nintendo. I've looked on many other gaming sites and there are quite a few gamers who have purchased a Wii U or are planning on it.

People are disappointed in this gen from Xbox and PS. Delays after delays, overhyped garbage games (Watch Dogs, Destiny), Ubisoft pissing people off for multiple reasons (seriously, the only group they haven't actively pissed off this year is the Xbox One owners). 3rd party multiplats haven't been that great (Mordor and Evil Within being the exceptions).

The Wii U's overall library, which is primarily made up of exclusives, is it's main selling point and is what will make it attractive. Not just one "system seller" game.

Nintendo has the advantage with the most hyped and anticipated game of the holiday season, and the highest rated game of the year that will likely win many GOTY awards with Smash and Bayonetta. This holiday season isn't worrisome for the Wii U. 2015 on the other hand, might be a different story.

The 3DS is more worrying, as after Pokemon ORAS is out I see it's momentum dropping fast until those new models release. If they don't breathe new life into the platform, then the 3DS will fade away at about 60 million lifetime. Respectable, but also Nintendo's lowest selling handheld platform.



IceClimbers commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

Cutting the price of the Wii U isn't what Nintendo should do. Retailers will do that themselves for Black Friday and the rest of the holiday season.

What Nintendo needs to do is make consumers see value in the system. The MK8 + Nintendo Land and SM3DW + NL bundles are a good start, but they'll need more than that. Make a Smash Wii U bundle or a Bayonetta Wii U bundle that includes both Bayonetta games and either a Pro Controller or Bloody Fate.

One major thing Nintendo should do is another free game promotion for buying Smash (or even Bayonetta 2) like they did for Kart over the summer. That incentive was a major driving (pun not intended) factor for Wii U sales for Kart's release.

The second thing Nintendo needs to do besides providing value is ADVERTISING. Advertise Captain Toad and Bayonetta 2 like crazy. Smash will sell itself, so there's no need to go overboard advertising that game (though still advertise it a lot). Just keep the hype up for Smash through a TV commercial or two and that Duck Hunt reveal trailer.

There also needs to be a general commercial/advertisement of the Wii U that focuses on multiple exclusive games, showing off the overall library. Have Smash, Kart, Bayo 2+1, and Hyrule Warriors be in the same commercial, with "ONLY ON WII U" being loud and clear.

By the way, TV commercials are only effective if they are played often, on multiple channels, and during primetime. The Bayo 2 commercial airs on Adult Swim, but I've seen it only once and that was at 1 in the morning. Problem for Nintendo is that they are competing with themselves for ad space on that channel due to Fantasy Life and Smash 3DS. Frequency is just as important as simply having a commercial.

As for the 3DS, they really need to give it a price drop. Drop the 2DS to $99 and the 3DS XL to $150 and make sure that Pokemon ORAS bundle is flaunted. If they don't drop the price on the 3DS XL and 2DS this holiday season, then it's sales will suffer greatly because people will choose to wait for the New 3DS (XL) next year.



IceClimbers commented on Poll: Buying Bayonetta 2 - eShop Convenience o...:

I have a feeling it's less that Nintendo isn't shipping enough copies, and more so that retailers aren't stocking enough. They aren't accepting shipments.

Or it could be that Nintendo is shipping a conservative number of copies, which has resulted in the game selling out. This is smart because the lack of supply can increase demand, or rather quantity demanded (there's a major difference).



IceClimbers commented on Review: Shantae And The Pirate's Curse (3DS eS...:

@SUBTERRANEANguy True, but children and even teenagers are proven to take after what they see in the media, and that includes entertainment. Feminists bashed Disney to hell and back over portraying women as a princess and a damsel in distress, claiming that it was damaging to young girls' perception on women and gender roles.

The same thing applies here. If women aren't allowed to be portrayed showing skin in entertainment such as video games, then young girls will see that and apply it to themselves - showing skin would be objectifying and oversexualizing yourself.



IceClimbers commented on Review: Shantae And The Pirate's Curse (3DS eS...:

Hilarious thing I see with feminists is that they constantly make the point that women should be allowed to wear whatever they want because it's their body, and shaming women for showing skin is wrong.

Yet whenever a female character in any sort of entertainment media (comic books, video games, movies, TV, etc) shows skin like that, such as Shantae or Bayonetta, these same feminists will then turn around and shout claims of "sexism", "misogyny", "oversexualization", and "objectification of women".

Shouldn't women in entertainment media be allowed to wear whatever they want? Wouldn't all these claims of objectification of women in entertainment teach young girls that they shouldn't be allowed to show skin or they are objectifying themselves?



IceClimbers commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Continues to Thrash ...:

Let's be honest here, Smash Bros Wii U will flop in Japan too. Then the sales numbers come out, and all the Wii U fanboys will hate on Nintendo for releasing a 3DS version, or rather for releasing the 3DS at all, and then it will be followed by a Blackbond video.

I'll sit here on the sidelines with some popcorn, laughing.



IceClimbers commented on Mega Steelix and Mega Glalie Confirmed for Pok...:

@Yorumi At least it's not like Smash. Smash's competitive side usually gets the short end of the stick (though Smash 4 rectifies that for the most part). Pokemon is the other way around - the casual side gets the short end of the stick. Casual Pokemon fans have to go out of their way to find a casual battle, as most PSS battles are assumed to be competitive. Going out of your way to find a battle in the way you like to play contradicts the idea behind Pokemon, and is therefore a gimped experience to an extent.

To be fair though, ORAS is giving plenty of Megas to Pokemon who need it, such as Beedrill and Glalie (dat Refrigerate Explosion). Of course, there are fan favorites who got ones too like Metagross and Salamence (though those Pokemon lost a lot of their viability the last couple generations). Then there's the ones who got it for story reasons (Rayquaza) and those who got it as a gimmick to show off a new feature (Latias/Latios).

I do agree that the Pokemon should receive stat boosts for balancing reasons, and then get a Mega on top of that (no reason they can't).



IceClimbers commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Ships Over Two Milli...:

There's a reason why MH4U isn't on Wii U. Monster Hunter appeals to the Japanese market, and is niche in the west. Home consoles are pretty much dead in Japan, so putting it as a 3DS exclusive makes sense. Monster Hunter for Wii U won't boost it's sales there.

I'll say this: Want MH4U? Get a 3DS.



IceClimbers commented on More Mega Evolutions Appear for Pokémon Omega...:

I see people complaining about them "ignoring" Hoenn Pokemon as far as Megas go, yet Hoenn has more Megas overall than any other region.

Edit: I went and counted. Hoenn has 19 Megas, Kanto has 15, Johto and Sinnoh have 5, and Unova and Kalos have 1.



IceClimbers commented on Super Smash Bros. Takes the Lead in Japan Once...:

@Faruko Some indie devs just simply chose to make their games exclusive to a certain platform. Scram Kitty, Stealth Inc 2, Shantae (would be 3DS-only, but they obviously wanted to avoid the usual "bring it to Wii U" begging that happens for every successful 3DS game), etc.

@Blast Why? Not every 3DS game needs to come to Wii U. Yokai Watch on Wii U doesn't make any sense anyway.



IceClimbers commented on Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Finally Shakes ...:

I just hope they drop the price of Risky's Revenge. If it being DSiWare is preventing that, then it's time for Nintendo to discontinue the DSi Shop honestly. I seriously doubt enough money is made on there for it to be worth running anymore.

Also, not sure why people would want this on Wii U over 3DS. Shantae is designed for the handheld. Wouldn't feel right in my opinion to get the last part of the trilogy on a different platform. Half-Genie Hero has no importance to the first 3 plot-wise, so I'm ok with that. But hey, preferences.



IceClimbers commented on 3DS System Update 9.0.0-20 Is Now Live with Ho...:

Awesome update. The system stability is really noticeable this time. Scrolling through the home menu and loading pages on the eShop is much faster now - the home menu doesn't lag anymore, and actually gets faster as you scroll.

Went with the black theme for now, will buy one later.



IceClimbers commented on Feature: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2014 - Fall ...:

Pokemon and Shantae for me. By the way, Shantae will most likely be better on the 3DS than on the Wii U because the game was developed from the ground up for 3DS, while the Wii U gets a port. The Wii U port may not be as good, though I trust WayForward to do a good job porting.

Besides, Shantae feels like a handheld game to me. Half Genie Hero isn't part of the story of the trilogy, and is just a side game or spinoff. Will still be great of course.



IceClimbers commented on Rumour: Nintendo Removed Tharja From Super Sma...:

I have a feeling this is less censorship and more so trying to avoid criticism from SJWs. After Tomodachi Life they don't really need anymore than is necessary, given their current position with Wii U sales. Of course, Sakurai kinda gave the SJWs the middle finger with the alt costumes for ZSS and Shulk.



IceClimbers commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's Questionable Expo ...:

@NintyLifer People know that, but it's essentially similar to Bayonetta 2. Wii U only owners keep telling 3DS owners to buy a Wii U for things like Mario Maker, GBA games on VC, and even NES Remix (they bashed Nintendo over Ultimate NES Remix) whenever they ask for them to come to 3DS, and then whenever something is 3DS exclusive, they beg for it to come to Wii U (such as MH4U, and even Pokemon ORAS).

Pretty similar to how Xbox/PS fans tell Nintendo-only owners to buy a Xbox/PS if they want to play a game, and then Bayonetta 2 became Wii U exclusive, resulting in them begging for it to come to Xbox/PS.



IceClimbers commented on Super Smash Bros. on 3DS Lacks Circle Pad Pro ...:

@Yorumi Foto Showdown, Ghostwire: Link to the Paranormal, Picture Perfect Hair Salon, System Flaw, and in Europe, Face Training: Facial exercises to strengthen and relax from Fumiko Inudo. They weren't exactly good games (except maybe Ghostwire, but that got delayed indefinitely), but the point still stands.

As for the price, it would definitely have been $300 minimum. Remember, Nintendo had always sold their hardware at a profit from launch up until the 3DS, which sold miserably because of Nintendo doing that. As the New 3DS is more powerful, then Nintendo would have done the same thing but priced it accordingly (at $300).

PS Vita was $250 because Sony sold it at that price to be competitive with the 3DS, but as a result they sold the system at a massive loss. Not sure if the current Vita (which is cheaper to produce because it doesn't have the OLED screen) is sold at a profit or not.



IceClimbers commented on Super Smash Bros. on 3DS Lacks Circle Pad Pro ...:

@Yorumi Actually, you did. There were plenty of retail DS games that could only be played on DSi. Whether they were good games is another matter, but that is irrelevant.

Who's to say Nintendo won't label the few exclusives as only playable on New 3DS?

Also, it's not our fault Nintendo stuck with the Game Boy as their handheld for 3 console generations (NES, SNES, N64). Regardless of them being labeled as Game Boy Color games, it was still the same platform. The time lapse means absolutely nothing.

Xenoblade is the only game right now that is exclusive to the New 3DS. A Wii port. The other games just have added features that make them better on New 3DS, like many DS games did on DSi.

Also, if the New 3DS was the original hardware, the system would have cost $300 minimum. The 3DS would have taken longer to get off the ground (if at all), the handheld market could be nonexistant right now, and the Wii U would be selling like the Xbox does in Japan, if not worse (even with MK8 and Smash, which would be 2015 games in this case).



IceClimbers commented on Super Smash Bros. on 3DS Lacks Circle Pad Pro ...:

@Yorumi Game Boy Color and DSi say hi. The New 3DS is no different from those - hardware revisions of the same platform that had some exclusive games.

Want an example of a game? Pokemon Crystal. It's a Game Boy game that was not playable on the Game Boy, but was playable on the Game Boy Color, which was still the same platform. Sure, Nintendo may treat them as separate platforms now, but not then. I'm willing to bet that Nintendo will do the same for the New 3DS later on.

Also, think. Would Nintendo really want to make the majority of future 3DS games exclusive to the new model? Why would they cut their own software sales like that when they MAKE THEIR MONEY FROM SOFTWARE SALES?!!!! Very few games will be exclusive to the new model as a result.



IceClimbers commented on Koei Tecmo Europe All But Confirms Fatal Frame...:

@Technosphile Not exactly like this would have come out anywhere else in the next six months if it was being localized anyway <img class=" />.

Besides, the lineup still has Yoshi.... and that's about it for Spring. Splatoon is clearly going to be a May title, as it and Zelda seem to be the pillars of their advertising for next year, like MK8 and Smash Bros this year.