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JaxonH

JaxonH

Jesus is Lord

Male, 31, United States

I love everything Nintendo, but also enjoy gaming on other consoles. My first game was Mega Man 3, and my all time favorite is MH4U. Also a HUGE fan of DKC and Fire Emblem. I own a Wii U, PS4, X1, 3DS and Vita. And of course, a Gamecube and Wii.

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Fri 15th February, 2013

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JaxonH

#2

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: It's the Community That'll Put ...:

@rjejr
This game comes with 100 levels? That's almost more than you see in a full retail release. Heck, it is more.

I'll be honest- I wasn't that interested in this game at first. Don't get me wrong I was going to buy it just on principle alone- this is a piece of gaming history any collector should own, should one have the desire to craft a Mario level themselves. Which is bound to happen sooner or later.

But after the E3 presentation my interest shot through the roof. I'm not really one to create, although I have dabbled in Pushmo World from time to time, but something makes me want to create at least one masterful level- A true piece of work worthy of even Miamoto himself.

JaxonH

#3

JaxonH commented on Blast Ball is Actually the Tutorial in Metroid...:

Good grief are we going to have to listen to this moaning all the way up until release day?

You people of made your point- you hate the game and wish it doesn't exist.

Duly noted.

Now, can we move beyond that to some anticipation and constructive criticism? Rather than just whining "this isn't what I wanted"? There's a lot of games out there I didn't want. Get over it. Or don't get over it, but at least have the courtesy to not troll the article for those who are interested in this game.

JaxonH

#4

JaxonH commented on Fire Emblem Fates Storms to Number One in Japan:

This game, in just its opening week in ONE COUNTRY, has already surpassed Shadow Dragon lifetime sales, and Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn's lifetime sales COMBINED.

That's pretty impressive considering where this franchise was just a few short years ago...

JaxonH

#5

JaxonH commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Asks for Fan Trust With Metro...:

@khaosklub
Dude, it ain't rocket science.

You still shoot missiles, you still shoot your arm cannon, it's not like the combat was TOTALLY DIFFERENT.

Whatever, believe what you want. I really don't care. It's like pick out the common items- you have blue, red and green. Sure, one might be a little lumper and not as tall, but they're still all blue, they're still all wooden, they're still all the same size.

Perspective is just the manner in which you perceive the game. It's not something that gives credence to being a spinoff. ESPECIALLY since a 3D Metroid had never been done before.

By your estimation, everything is a spinoff. Oops, Mario has a new acorn suit! That's a new mechanic! That changes the "core gameplay"!

Good grief

JaxonH

#7

JaxonH commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Asks for Fan Trust With Metro...:

@khaosklub
Perspective is irrelevant. The platforming was still there, in 1st person view.

Perspective can change. Combat mechanics can change. It's the core formula of "person in Chozo suit exploring areas and upgrading weapons to reach new areas to progress".

That has stayed the same.

And yes, like I said, SUPER Mario 2 is an absolute horrible example for you to give. Precisely because it was a different game. But they did still change it to fit the mold of Mario, to a degree. It's still a horrible example.

JaxonH

#8

JaxonH commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Asks for Fan Trust With Metro...:

@khaosklub
Super Mario Bros 2 was a unique situation. But still followed the main platforming blueprint, to a degree.

Hunters was a spinoff because it didn't follow the staple Metroid formula. Prime and Other M are not spinoffs because they do still follow that main blueprint.

JaxonH

#9

JaxonH commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Asks for Fan Trust With Metro...:

@khaosklub
SMB2 was most definitely not a spinoff. Neither was Other M.

All games will be different from title to title. But main series entries follow the same formula. And besides Prime, there hasn't been any other 3D Metroid games to even spin off of.

You can argue this point all day but Metroid Other M was no spinoff.

Federation Force, Metroid Prime Pinball, Metroid Prime Hunters... Those are spinoffs.

JaxonH

#10

JaxonH commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Asks for Fan Trust With Metro...:

@bubby444
Understood, but consider some of these realities that ppl choose to ignore.

The fan backlash at Other M, which wasn't a great Metrod game but certainly wasn't bad, really brought slot of negative press and lost investment. Over a game that was actually pretty good. I think they wanted to give the franchise some space. Also, by the time it came around for them to consider making one, perhaps there wasn't enough time left with the Wii U soon transitioning to NX due to it's failure to catch on.

And maybe, just maybe, they do have a 3DS title in the works that isn't ready to be revealed. Maybe not.

Point is, they're gonna do what they're gonna do. I'm sure they have reasons for it, not just spin the bottle on our next entry. Remember the outlast wanting Majoras Mask? Then we find out the game had been in development for years?

They're gonna do what they're gonna do. They know ppl like Metroid, so just leave it at that. But this kind of outlast isn't helping matters. It will only serve to show them the franchise only brings bad publicity, and maybe it's better off buried for good, especially since there's only ONE region in the world that even buys Metroid games in any meaningful numbers anyways...

JaxonH

#11

JaxonH commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Asks for Fan Trust With Metro...:

@khaosklub
Other M was most definitely not a spinoff. It was a Metroid game. Exploration, advance by upgrading weapons, all that good stuff.

And it was fun. It wasn't perfect- I would have preferred a Nunchuk/Wiimote control scheme to allow better movement and already have Wiimote aiming at screen for missiles, but whatever. It worked.

Nobody's saying it's Metroids finest example but good grief, the game was decent.

JaxonH

#14

JaxonH commented on Pokémon Shuffle is Heading to Android and iOS...:

@rjejr
Obviously this doesn't apply to everyone, but I think a lot of those responses stating this is a sign Nintendo is going to stop making hardware is more wishful thinking than rational logic. I'm not sure why, but it seems a lot of people would be very happy to see Nintendo fail. And any chance to point the finger in a debate and say "see I told you so- it's gonna happen" is pounced on.

Like I said that's obviously not everyone, but there are a good many I've noticed who seem to take pleasure in the notion of Nintendo failing. Or anything that could be construed as a failure (like leaving the hardware business). The reason I believe those people take pleasure in it is the derogatory manner in which they paint Nintendo- such as "the new Sega" or whatever nonsense people are saying nowadays.

It does trouble me that people who claim to love videogames are so intent on seeing one of the best game developers in the world stop making unique hardware and start cloning what everyone else does (who needs different cell phone when every company can just make an iPhone clone? Then the whole world will have no choice but to buy a phone just like iPhone!). It just makes no sense to me. So many people want Nintendo to make a console just like Sony and Microsoft. But why? We already have that from literally every other competitor. Why forfeit the one platform that can offer something different in favor of a clone the offers the exact same thing?

I for one hope I never live to see the day Nintendo stops surprising me every 5th year with some new piece of kit to play games on. It's the only thing left in gaming that still excites me.

JaxonH

#16

JaxonH commented on Pokémon Shuffle is Heading to Android and iOS...:

@Tasuki
Actually, you already can. All it takes is a Lightning to HDMI cord, $30 on Amazon. I own one, I bought it along with a Hori Mfi controller to play games like KotOR on the TV with a controller. There's also ways to do it wirelessly, but personally I wouldn't want to risk the lag.

Will have to see what Nintendo has planned with NX. Every time you think you know what they're going to do next they do the complete opposite...

JaxonH

#17

JaxonH commented on Pokémon Shuffle is Heading to Android and iOS...:

@Tasuki
I actually bought KotOR and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite on iPad. The only problem is the games were built with touch controls in mind so the Mfi controls are just kind of shoehorned in.

But if they were to actually make a game (or port a game) to IOS with Mfi controllers in mind from the start, I think you could have a very console like experience.

So right now the one barrier I see is this: Mfi support is iffy at best and most of the public doesn't even know about it or have any interest in using controllers- we would need to see standard support across the board for all games (and those games would have to be built with controller support in mind, not tacked on to touch controls after the fact), and the public would have to actually support it so that it becomes mainstream.

If and when that barrier is torn down, then the flood gates will be open for companies to start producing console-like experiences on portable platforms as a reliable source of revenue. I'm not sure if the gaming populous will ever favor portable platforms over a separate console (because let's face it that is the market who would be buying those games anyways, not the casual iPhone gamer).

It could definitely happen- but I think it's going to take more than one stalled platform for Nintendo to seriously consider going down that route. They still have a very popular handheld platform, as they always have, and every 5 to 6 years they get another shot at making a home console that rakes in the dough.

I think they're going to exploit IOS/Android with these smaller, $3-5 pick up and play titles. But if they ever do decide to produce AAA titles on portable platforms, I think they would try it with a third pillar approach first. If it catches on improves successful they may make a full transition. If not, they'd probably fall back and refocus all resources on their home console.

JaxonH

#19

JaxonH commented on Pokémon Shuffle is Heading to Android and iOS...:

@Tasuki
Well I think it's just a different market that doesn't really interfere with their consoles. Most people they're targeting on smart phones are the type that don't spend hundreds of dollars to play extravagantly complex games. And the games they are going to be releasing aren't the type you would really see is a retail release on consoles either. I guess it would be one thing if phones and tablets had buttons and a means to play full experiences like a real Zelda game, but since they don't they're really limited to games like this Pokemon match 3. And I don't think people are going to sacrifice their full $60 retail experiences for that.

Now, if we start seeing full $40-60 games on smartphones like the next Metroid Prime, or a port of Smash Bros, or Mario Kart 8, then I would be a little concerned.

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#20

JaxonH commented on Pokémon Shuffle is Heading to Android and iOS...:

This is Nintendo finally playing their cards right. Until they can build up an established and sizable base again that can support them long-term in the home console business, this is the perfect way for them to stay in the black. If all goes well this can bring more exposure for Nintendo and hopefully more potential console buyers in the future. A Nintendo in the black is a Nintendo that can afford to make the games I love on home consoles and handhelds. Whatever they have to do to keep that money rolling is ok with me, just so long as they're able to keep cranking out games.

@Tasuki
I wouldn't go that far my friend. Even Sony has put their IP on smart phones, and I don't think anyone would argue that they're getting out of the hardware business anytime soon. In fact there's very few companies who aren't putting software on smart phones nowadays. I don't think it's so much a sign of them migrating away from hardware as it is companies realizing there's a sizable market for them to take advantage of and they're doing exactly that.

I mean, if that day comes down the line then so be it. It would be a sad day for me personally because one of the best things about playing Nintendo's great games are playing them in a unique way on their hardware. But if it happens then it happens. But if I had to wager a guess, I really don't see it happening. Nintendo is one of those "try try again" companies and you can believe they will try every possible scenario first before ever contemplating leaving the hardware business. Fortunately for them they have very deep pockets and can afford to pick themselves back up when something doesn't go as planned. And they're pretty good at mitigating losses so that even when they do fail, the setback is minimal. This has most definitely been their toughest generation to date financially- and they STILL turned it around to profit last year. So if this is the worst it gets, and they're still finding ways to profit, it's going to take quite a few failed attempts before they get to the point where they have to make serious overhauls like exiting the hardware arena.

JaxonH

#21

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Download: 2nd July (Europe):

@OorWullie

I think they all have good tutorials from Sacred Stones onward. It's nothing too difficult that you won't be able to figure it out. Fire emblem is actually a fairly simple game to grasp, sort of like chess- easy to learn but difficult to master.

Start with any of them from the GBA onward. Heck, Shadow Dragon would be ironically appropriate seeing as it's a remake of the very first game on NES, with Marth himself.

JaxonH

#22

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Download: 2nd July (Europe):

Wow! This is the best week for VC I've seen in a LONG time! Ocarina of Time, Shadow Dragon and Days of Ruin.

Man you Europeans hit the motherlode today...

JaxonH

#23

JaxonH commented on The Captain Toad Figurine Lamp is Now Lighting...:

Wow this is awesome! I got the Luigi's Mansion diorama- this would really go great next to it- I think it would really tied the room together.

I well I suppose I can try to catch it on eBay for a good price some day

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#24

JaxonH commented on Yoshi's Woolly World Cuddles Up to Fourth Spot...:

Well I did get Arkham Knight, but I only played the first 15 minutes and went back to Splatoon. I'll get around to playing it but, my brother just got out of the hospital for an emergency surgery, so I borrowed him the game so he could have something to do for the next week off of work.

I'm kinda jealous of Europe getting to play Yoshi's Wooly World right now. I am immensely excited for this game.

JaxonH

#27

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Life Weekly: F-Zero Wii U, Octolings,...:

@Captain_Gonru
That would work, an item like the second seal perhaps? Good idea. If they don't, I'll just pair the person with someone of the opposite sex and keep them separate, but, I heard they're adding some changes to the pairing system this time around so I'm not entirely clear on all the details of how it's going to work.

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#28

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

@Fazermint

You're right when you say there hasn't been one major game that really demonstrated the gamepads use (like Wii Sports) but I am of the belief that you don't need one. Well, you do if you want to be a smash commercial success, but strictly talking about enjoying fun games, I think it's the little additions and streamlining that makes the games that much more enjoyable and therefore- worth having. I'm definitely glad I got to experience a console that had a second screen on the controller. I've played a wide variety of games that used it for various purposes and it's definitely an experience I feel grateful for.

I think the Nintendo does actually understand what fans want, but I think they also understand that the fanbase is not that large. I think they do understand that fans want a true Metroid game and true Mario 3D game. But they also know the fanbase- the true fanbase, is only a few million strong. And I think they also know that with any group that size everyone has different ideas of what they want. There's a good portion of people that liked 3D world, for example. And I think they know that making video games is not always about polling the fans and making the game with majority votes. I think they also know that their reach goes far beyond just the simple fanbase. And they know games like Mario 3D World are much simpler to understand in concept and therefore have a much broader appeal to those outside of the close-knit fanbase circle.

I also think they are very much aware that fans want a proper Metroid. But I think they also know that the last time they gave us one fans rioted and brought about much bad publicity. Now, there were some legitimate complaints with that game. But the sheer volume of unwarranted vitriol spewed in response to that game was so out of control, I think they are very apprehensive to go full swing again. I think they are unwilling to risk anything other than a new Prime 4 entry, and I think they wanted to wait a few years to give the franchise a break in between. And I think by the time it came around to actually start development on the game, it was time to reassess the situation due to the dismal failure of Wii U, and the fact that the game- which would require significant resources and investment as stated by the producer, wouldn't justify the development costs.

And I also think the fans believe Nintendo should do whatever they demand. Just because a few hundred people on a website say this is what they want, they then deem that as what "everyone wants". And they believe Nintendo should basically just take orders from that small group of fans, completely disregarding the fans who want something else and completely disregarding any interest in pursuing others outside of the fanbase.

And most importantly, disregarding the fact that our favorite games of all time- we never knew we wanted them until we played them. It's not necessarily Nintendo's job to pump out sequels at the beck and call of a quarter million fans. Rather, it is their job to make games that they feel will be fun to play, bringing us new experiences that we never knew we wanted until playing it. And they are the designers so it is at their discretion whether they make a new IP, a sequel, a reboot, a spinoff, or take a well known franchise in a new direction. Like Splatoon. Like Code Name STEAM. Like Kid Icarus. Like Xenoblade. Like Fire Emblem.

They didn't become a multibillion dollar powerhouse by taking orders from a few thousand people on the Internet who think they speak for everyone. Now I'm not saying I don't want some of the same things you do, because I'm pretty sure we both want to see a new Metroid, but the difference between us is I understand there is more to it than just what we want and what they make. We are not that large of a group anymore and our purchasing power isn't exactly something to brag about right now. "Fans" have a pretty crappy history of letting great games crash and burn. Nintendo has more to think about than just this small core group of fans, which mind you, do not all want the same thing.

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#30

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

Nintendo is the biggest innovator in the industry. But that's not to say everything is going to be perfect.

When Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb, he had a lot of failed attempts too. But no one ever remembers those, just his successes. Innovation never comes free. It always comes with misfires and failed attempts. We cannot get innovative games and hardware from Nintendo without getting a dud every once in a while too.

With that being said, not every game has to "innovate". Knocking a game for not innovating is nonsensical. Sometimes games innovate, sometimes they refine and sometimes they just provide more of something great that everyone loves. The question should not be "does this game innovate?", the real question should be "is this game fun?". Because so what if it innovates if the game isn't any fun? And who cares if it doesn't innovate if the game is really fun? Exactly. innovation takes a back seat to the all important FUN.

Now, there is no doubt that some Nintendo games are missing the mark. But, there has been an extremely high volume of one-minded criticism based on emotional ties rather than actual fair and balanced assessment. We get it. Everyone wants a proper Metroid game. I'm disappointed too. But that's over with. It's not happening. So let's give Federation Force the fair shake it deserves. It has an excellent developer behind it and it does look fun. Star Fox, another game highly demanded. Games that use the gamepad in meaningful ways- again, highly demanded. Star Fox Zero scratches both those itches- let's support it and at the very least give it a fair chance.

@MrYuzhai
"Most of you guys have got to stop pretending that all is good"

What exactly do you want to see people do? Complain on every single article about Nintendo, every single day, week, month, etc for the duration of this generation? Nothing is ever ALL good, but what do you want people to do about it? Are we not here to just have fun with these games and have a good time? Isn't that what videogames is all about? Just having fun? So why would people waste their time getting bent out of shape because Nintendo didn't meet their sales quotas? I'm just saying- I hear this a lot from people saying "people stop pretending everything is ok". Well, everything IS ok- at least from where I'm sitting anyways :) Everything might not be okay with Nintendo but that's not my problem. I just play the games man.

And I think that's the mindset of a lot of people on this site- they don't particularly care how much the Wii U is selling, or this negative or that negative... They just like to play video games and Nintendo makes quite a few games they enjoy playing. And they like to come online and talk to others who played those games and share in those experiences.

And, I think it would do you well to look back at the history of third-party multiplat sales numbers on Nintendo platforms. The reason those games aren't on Nintendo isn't because of power- the Wii U was right on par with PS3/360 yet hasn't got any of those games they've gotten over the last two years. The reason is, nobody buys those games on Nintendo. The sales numbers don't lie. Most AAA multiplats on Wii U are LUCKY to sell 100,000 units. And even back on the Wii, even with over 100 million users, games like Call of Duty (which at the time was the most popular franchise in the world) struggled to even top 2 million sales. Going back to the GameCube, sales were always far less then on rival platforms, even than Xbox which had similar install base.

The Fanbase just isn't interested in those games. You can soup the NX up with nitro boosters and rocket CPU, to the point where AAA multiplats look stunning and run smooth as butter on NX. It still doesn't change the fact that those games are going to rot on store shelves collecting dust because nobody is interested in buying them. I wish this wasn't the case- I DO truly wish the fanbase would have bought more AAA games when they were testing the waters in 2013 to send a message that we will buy enough copies to make it worth their while. But it just didn't happen. 2013 was the year that forever solidified a lack of AAA on Nintendo consoles. Even paid exclusives like Bayonetta 2! A game which is easily the highest rated game on the Wii U, and one of the highest rated of all time period, even IT hasn't sold but 600k. Sometimes you just have to wake up and whiff reality. This is not a fan base that supports much else other than 1st party. Even games like Rayman Legends that could easily be mistaken for a Nintendo game- both aesthetically and quality-wise, sold around 300k. Frankly, it's embarrassing.

JaxonH

#31

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Life Weekly: F-Zero Wii U, Octolings,...:

@DiscoGentleman
I'm sorry to hear that, but you're right. I believe what I believe as a Christian, and I will always stand by those beliefs. I'm sorry that will cost me any friendship with you.

But do know that I hold no malice toward those who believe otherwise, or live otherwise. I certainly don't agree with it, nor do I condone it, but, That does not mean I think myself better nor does it mean I hold any ill will.

Just so you know.

JaxonH

#32

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Life Weekly: F-Zero Wii U, Octolings,...:

@DiscoGentleman

In sorry if I offended you or anyone else. I should select my words more carefully- not something I've ever been really good at.

When people respond to me and try to make me appear as stupid for not believing what they do, the natural response is to do the same. Show them the stupidity in not believing what I do. That's where that was coming from- returning the condescension in kind. Which wasn't the best way to go about it.

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#36

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Life Weekly: F-Zero Wii U, Octolings,...:

@Plateface

I guess that's a poor figure of speech. What I'm trying to say is I'm not actively worried about this whole ordeal. It's something that I'll have to be actively concerned about to avoid.

That's what I was trying to explain. It's a nuisance. Something I don't want to have to deal with to get around. Worry was a poor choice of words

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#38

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Life Weekly: F-Zero Wii U, Octolings,...:

@tsukipon @Plateface
How much is "this worried"? Never said how worried I was, in fact I don't recall saying I was really worried at all. I think I said I don't want it, which is very true.

Unfortunately it's not something I can just turn off. Playing next to this particular character can rank up to an S relationship whether I wanted to or not

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#39

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Life Weekly: F-Zero Wii U, Octolings,...:

@EverythingAmiibo

Agreed.

Normally I would say play the game how you want to play it, it doesn't affect me, but in this case it kind of does. I don't want my relationships to advance into a homosexual S Rank. I don't want it. I want to level up my relationships as far as they'll go without having to worry about NOT fighting by someone's side out of fear of advancing an S rank.

Now from what I hear, it's just one character, so I guess it's not that bad. It's just one character I have to worry about that with. But that's still one character I have to worry about that with. And I shouldn't have to. If they're going to include things like this they should at least include an option to turn it off.

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#40

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

To anyone complaining NX will be "another gimmicky console" here is what I say.

Nintendo ALWAYS innovates with their hardware. It's what they do. It's what they've been doing for 30 years. If you think anything that's not VER BATIM what Sony and MS do is a gimmick, then why are you even a Nitendo fan in the first place? Cause that is one of their core beliefs and you can count on NX doing SOMETHING innovative.

If all you want is power so you can get 3rd party games, I have a solution and you don't have to wait til NX- buy a PS4 or Xbox One! See? Problem solved. If THATS what you want, we already have multiple consoles that do exactly that! So why beg and complain for Nintendo to clone them?

And for the record, "gimmick" is pre ordering a game and getting a costume DLC. That's a gimmick. Shoulder buttons, analog joysticks, motion-enhanced controllers, second screen gameplay... These are SUBSTANTIAL, LEGITIMATE innovations. Not "gimmicks". If you can't see that then you may as well pack up your Nintendo games and list them on eBay now, cause that is the very breath and soul of what they do. And NX will be no different.

If you want "power, 3rd party, basic controller, etc" fret not- there are multiple consoles available right now that fit the bill of what you're looking for. Just please stop pushing for Nintendo to stop innovating, mocking their creative ways to play by slapping the "gimmick" label on it. Maybe new ways to play isn't your style. That's fine, but don't ruin it for the rest of us who actually do appreciate new ways of playing.

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#41

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

@liveswired
"Always cut corners to the detriment of their fanbase"

Um, I would say Nintendo are the ones cutting corners the LEAST. I've certainly experienced no detriment, and I'm part of the Fanbase. Nintendo takes their time to release quality games that work from day one without buggy glitches. That's like the opposite of cutting corners to the detriment of their fan base. You're describing sounds like a lot of third-party developers but not Nintendo.

There's a lot of things you can say about them but cutting corners is not typically one of them.

JaxonH

#42

JaxonH commented on Ganondorf, Palutena, Dark Pit and Zero Suit Sa...:

@Akira_1975

North America is next. As of right now we've seen massive restocks in both Japan and Europe. I assume Nintendo chose to tackle those regions first because North America accounts for 66% of the global demand, so it was a wise first step taking care of the other regions first. And they most certainly have done exactly that. Europe and Japan are drowning in restocks and have been for the last month.

The restocks are starting to hit North America though. Marth, Pit and WFT already hit Amazon for restock. And GameStops just got Wii fit trainer in yesterday. Call around to your local GameStop's and I bet you can go find one today if you act quick. Pit will be next for GameStop restock, probably within the next week or two.

But that's just the tip of the iceberg. There are massive restocks incoming here too, but it's taking Nintendo longer for us because the sheer volume of demand in the United States. Like I said this one country accounts for two thirds of the entire global demand, so obviously it's going to take a little bit more to see results here.

But you don't have to wait if you don't want. Just import from Europe! Palutena, Ganondorf, Zero Suit and Dark Pit have been live off and on Amazon Italy for a good week now. You can import the entire wave for around $70. That's a dang good price, especially considering they're being shipped from overseas, and you would be getting them much earlier than in the US.

I already imported 2 sets of wave 5a- one from Amazon Japan and another from Amazon UK. They're real easy to get in other regions right now. In fact I already have 2 sets of Blue, Pink and Green Yarn Yoshi on the way from the UK. That's really the way to do it if you ask me. Then if you want a US version for a sealed collection, just be on top of your game when they arrive in the US. At least you'll already have them though...

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#45

JaxonH commented on Nintendo's Official UK Store Restocks on Some ...:

@rjejr keep going of course!

Palutena, ZSS, Ganondorf and Dark Pit have been out for like 2-3 weeks in Japan. I've had my set for at least a week or two now. All my EU version sets just shipped out as well. US isn't getting them until July (and even then just Dark Pit and Palutena) and the rest in September.

No, not for $25 each. I buy at MSRP only. $12.99/each.

By the way, Wave 5a just went live on Amazon Italy 2 seconds ago if you're interested (Palutena, Dark Pit, Ganondorf and Zero Suit Samus)

JaxonH

#46

JaxonH commented on Nintendo's Official UK Store Restocks on Some ...:

@rjejr
I've been trying to tell people, they've got MASSIVE restocks going on.

This is nothing. Almost every EU and JP retailer has been putting rares for pre order on the DAILY. GAME and GameStop UK every single day puts up more Lucina, Robin, Palutena, Zero Suit, etc etc.

I even got Wii Fit Trainer and Pit from Amazon today. US!