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ikki5

ikki5

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ikki5

#2

ikki5 commented on Nintendo Highlights Increased US Hardware Sale...:

@Faruko @Kevlar44 @faint Curious, when did the dreamcast do this price cut? How long in it's lifespan? The Wii U has now had a longer lifespan than the Dreamcast and is still about 1 million behind. So are you saying that the console that people were not really wanted picked up probably over a million sales (you know because it had to be worse than better inorder for the Wii U to always be doing better) in a really quick time? Also, the price for the Dreamcast at launch was $199 (not the $299 you claim. Source: http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/5242/dreamcast-launch-details) and then it was cut about a year later to $150, so a cut of about $50 just like the Wii U was. It was horribly cut until there was 3 months left before they discontinued it. 3 months... so you're telling me. A console that sold so badly, in 3 month picked up over 1 million sales? If anything, it was on par with what the Wii U was which is what still baffles me on why people deny the Wii U a failure.

Also, the dreamcast was what took Sega down. Yes, their previous habits started it but it was up to Sega to convince people to go out and actually believe that this was the console to buy. They failed to do that with the dreamcast so therefore, they failed. The other releases that failed may have started it but it was the dreamcast that put the nails in the coffin and buried them in the grave for the console race.

Yes, Sega didn't have the capital in the end of keep going after their failed consoles so yes, Nintendo will stay in the race. However if the next few Nintendo consoles sell just as bad, hopefully they won't and they will fixed the issues the Wii U had, then that capital in Nintendo will eventually just keep falling. Luckily though, Nintendo has state a profit on the Wii U so that will naturally take a long time, it'll take a long time anyway with the money they have in the bank but if they just keep getting low numbers like it, it will eventually happen and Nintendo will either be gone (unlikely) or it will be handheld only.

@AJ_Lethal
Sega was on the edge of bankruptcy? Then why didn't they go bankrupt with the Dreamcast being the failure that it was? Sure, they were hurting but I doubt they were just at the edge of Bankruptcy. That is almost like people talking about Sony in it's financial woes when really, there isn't much to worry about them as a company. Also, the CD and the 32X were more add-ons to the Genesis which was already getting old so people moved on. The Saturn didn't help them but the Dreamcast was supposed to revive them and it didn't. They weren't dead when the Dreamcast was launched because if they were, they would have gone to software after the Saturn instead of the Dreamcast.

@Kimite
Then why is the Dreamcast considered "not to be a failure"? It captured the hearts of the people who bought it as well and just look at it... it is indeed classified as a failure.

@andjahiam

The Colour TV-Game was sold in only Japan and did not sell only 1 million units. It sold 3 million units and since it was a Japan release only, we only compare Japan figures so yes, the Colour TV-Game sold better as the Wii U hasn't hit 3 million sales in Japan. Worldwide, the Wii U hasn't even sold over 10 million units yet and Shipped =/=Sold. Seriously.. where did you get your numbers?

ikki5

#4

ikki5 commented on Nintendo Highlights Increased US Hardware Sale...:

@faint if it sells another 10 mil, it could still be considered a failure just as the gamecube was considered to be a failing console though it survived on life support. I am only bringing up the point that Dreamcast sold better than the Wii U just to show how much of a failure the Wii U is because there is a lot of people in denial about it even though they'd call the Dreamcast a failure.

ikki5

#5

ikki5 commented on Nintendo Highlights Increased US Hardware Sale...:

@TingLz
The Wii U has sold less than 10 million to date. By this time in the dreamcasts livespan, it was discontinued and sold more than 10 million. Therefore, the dreamcast sold better than the Wii U and technically the Wii U cannot catch up as the Wii U's livespan is longer than the dreamcast.

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#7

ikki5 commented on Nintendo Highlights Increased US Hardware Sale...:

@Faruko
Just so you know, the Wii U isn't even over 10 million yet and it is past the lifespan now that the Dreamcast was out and then discontinued. However,about my statement, it is true. Yes, the Saturn did a little worse than the Dreamcast but it wasn't what buried Sega for the console Market. The Dreamcast did that. The Wii U is actually at about the sales figures now of the Saturn.The Saturn may have started the spiral however Sega was not able to captivate the world with the Dreamcast thus destroying Sega's console race.

Also, if we are talking about home consoles, the last three of Nintendo efforts were not really success. The gamecube barely held on and the N64 wasn't that great in numbers either It was just ok. Sure these consoles did ok for Nintendo to hold on but overall, their home consoles are dying. The Wii was a nice anomaly. The only really strong console Nintendo has is the handheld market. Hopefully Nintendo's home consoles don't keep with these failures otherwise, Nintendo will be just handheld.

ikki5

#9

ikki5 commented on Nintendo Highlights Increased US Hardware Sale...:

@Faruko

Virtual Boy wasn't a home console, though it did fail but it was also due to it really... being just horrible for the games and the eyes. CD-i wasn't Nintendo.... and why do you think Phillips hasn't stayed in the console market Same goes for the 3DO. 32x wasn't really a console either as it was just an addon for the Genesis which the Genesis sold 40 million consoles. More than 4 times the Wii U. The Nintendo Colour TV game sold better than the Wii U... even the Dreamcast, the system which ruined Sega for consoles and considered an utter failure has sold better than the Wii U. I hate to say it but the Wii U is going to be Nintendo's Worst selling home console and will dethrone the gamecube from that title by probably close to half the sales.

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#15

ikki5 commented on Guide: Improve Your Wii U's External Hard Driv...:

Well.... it would be nice but I don't really see it that important. It isn't really that slow. Plus... sleep mode is a must because my roommate constantly uses it for Netflix and tends to like to leave things on such as the Wii U or TV so... i put sleep mode on everything :)

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#18

ikki5 commented on Weirdness: Street Fighter's Ryu is Now Being R...:

@Dizzard Well, if you remember from the direct. He did say that he would take each ballot (well... obviously not everyone) into consideration and it didn't really sound like a "majority wins" despite what everyone seems to think. it could be but it could also be just something to put in and then they'll take ideas from that and check to see if there is a good enough demand/ reason to merit it.

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#20

ikki5 commented on Nintendo of Japan Confirms the Tracks in the U...:

"So, it's apparent that the mysterious WU_METRO was not actually referring to a Metroid track"

It baffles me on why people assumed "Metroid" Sure Metroid has "Metro" in the name but seriously...Metro for Mario Kart should have you automatically assume "Metro" as in "City"

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#21

ikki5 commented on Video: Xenoblade Chronicles X May Have Been Su...:

Well... think about it. One is a CGI trailer before they really did much on the game and the second is the same kind of trailer however was done in the game engine.

However this was something that I did notice when they showed the trailer. It was pretty obvious it was downgraded and I didn't even need to compare it to the first video.

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#30

ikki5 commented on Games Consultant Believes Nintendo NX Could Be...:

"- Nintendo targets empty markets that no-one owns"

Not true, they targeted hardcore market with the Wii U and failed. Then they went back to the casual market which is already targeted by smart devices.

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#31

ikki5 commented on Nintendo Download: 16th April (Europe):

That price for StreetPass Mii Plaza Premium... That's so expensive for something that seems like just an update... Even the smash DLC is rather expensive for just a few costumes. Well, Nintendo got a taste of DLC, people praised them for doing it "right" (Somehow) and well... here we are, high costs for updates and DLC over and over and over and over and over and over and over... (you get the idea) for a pretty high price.

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#38

ikki5 commented on Review: Mega Man Zero 3 (Wii U eShop / Game Bo...:

@CanisWolfred Funny... especially when I was replying to someone complaining about one game, somehow balance is "I get two and you get one" and then something not even related to Nintendo to justify why something on Nintendo happened... are you sure I'm the spoiled one and not you?

As for butthurt? Sure, I am going to be just like you guys when you got the shaft. I'd rather stuff be equal and balanced out. Heck, I just want everything released world wide and not this region lock/ "X region" only crap.

ikki5

#39

ikki5 commented on Review: Mega Man Zero 3 (Wii U eShop / Game Bo...:

@BLPs

Lol.. Comparing PSN and Nintendo... that;s so cute. Especially when you have a number of people who don't have the PSN... so does it still balance out for them? Also, you're talking of a game that released... almost 10 years ago and exclusive to NA?? You seriously hold grudges that long? Not even Japan got them if I remember correctly. Looking at the sales figures of the Mega Man games in general, it makes sense why they skipped you guys out. You barely supported it in its earlier years.

As for the fact that we have MMBN2, if' you're looking for balance, I don't see how 2 vs 1 equals as "balanced". I'm not even going to get into a number of the other titles that we have been highly anticipating and watching for every week that you guys got weeks and months ago.

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#41

ikki5 commented on Reminder: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Out Now for ...:

@Chaoz It doesn't look just like the Wii version, you can notice it quite a bit. More than what I was expecting. Also, if you took Xenoblade Wii for the big screen and put it on a small screen, it would look more sharp, not bad. It would just be harder to see stuff because it is small but the image would be more sharp simply because of the resolution.

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#42

ikki5 commented on Nintendo's Super Spring Sale Shines Light on S...:

@Bushido_Fai And guess what, You're doing that right now AND you did it before. You guys STILL do it now even on the rare times when we get something. You're no different. You moan, whine and complain when someone gets something you don't. The first two comments of this article are about people hoping this comes to Europe even though you guys have sales quite regularly. Maybe they are not quite in the complaining manner but the principal is still the same. And now you're here moaning and complaining because we finally got something... after complaining... irony at it's best.

ikki5

#43

ikki5 commented on Nintendo's Super Spring Sale Shines Light on S...:

@Bushido_Fai You'd be doing the same if you lived in NA. Want to know how I know? You do the same thing, just look at the comments here and one other pages... especially the club Nintendo ones... You guys complained SO MUCH about how we got digital downloads... even after countless times when it was explained that you actually do have digital downloads and a better library to select from...Also, your own comments. You're basically complaining that we complain and then finally get something which puts a little sparkle in our eyes? Good job. NA has been getting the shaft since the Wii U... maybe even before then and finally when we get something that is nice for a change, we get comments like yours about how we whine and complain when we get stuff on the rare occasion even though we get to sit and watch the rest of the world (or the more popular world for Nintendo... sorry Brazil and South America) have promotions, sales, and other gadgets. We get these once and you for one make these kinds of statements. Seriously though, cut us some slack, just remember back to when Nintendo forgot about you a lot and didn't do much of anything in Europe. Look how you all acted then. Now we are in your shoes from 5-10 years ago.

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#46

ikki5 commented on Nintendo's Super Spring Sale Shines Light on S...:

Not too bad, Captain Toad is a good buy there. I already have it but if other don't, I highly recommend it... it is so.. ADORABLE!!

@Bushido_Fai You do realize that this is something that is quite rare.... very rare in fact. It will take quite a few sales like to this catch up with the amount that the EU has had in the past.

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#49

ikki5 commented on Nintendo Australia Will Restock Official GameC...:

@crobatman so... I guess it is $30 for the adapter and the controller? I thought it was more than that. But still, to spend $30 when you already dropped $60 on the game to me is just... such a waste... You're spending 50% more just so you can play one game because you refuse to use anything but something old...

@scamander

What gamecube games?

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#50

ikki5 commented on Nintendo Australia Will Restock Official GameC...:

I hate to say but.. this to me just seems like a waste... you need to spend like $40-$50 (not sure what it is in AUS) if you want to use it and you don't have the controllers... just to be able to play smash? Maybe if the controller could be used for more but... it can't so... why are so many people wanting this so bad...? Just seems like a huge waste of cash.