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Tue 18th September, 2012

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marko commented on Reaction: Nintendo's Drop in Momentum Is A Big...:


Nintendo has the information to make that decision if there is a large overlap between 3DS owners and WII U owners than an expensive console that works both portably and at home is very feasible for example if 70% of wii U owners also own 3DS then the consumer is willing to pay 500+ dollars on Nintendo hardware I think that price range can give a very competitive nintendo product.
It all depends on what the market research says.



marko commented on Nintendo Revenue Claims on Mario Kart 8 YouTub...:

on videos like youtube don't you only get paid for videos with ads,
that luigi death stare video doesn't have ads right?
Nintendo should let their fans post videos since lets face it Nintendo marketing sucks!



marko commented on Mario Kart 8 Sells More Than 1.2 Million Units...:

i wonder how many were wii u bundles.
Please be a lot!!!
Wii U needs to reach 9million units in 2014 to meet expectations!

Nintendo Keep those party games coming I have 4 friends coming over for Mario Kart action tonight!!



marko commented on Mortal Kombat X Announced, Platform Details Sk...:

I am really curious to see how many wii u owners are ps4 owners as well or plan to be ps4 owners. From a developers point of view probably not worth it to develop for wii u since many wii u owners will opt for the ps4 version.



marko commented on Hyrule Warriors Screenshots and Gameplay Detai...:

This looks like a descent game to pass the time i hope it gets possitive reviews...
I am just hoping for Zelda U in 2015 I expect we will get that holiday 2015 if we are lucky... I just hope the art style is more ocarina of time less windwakerish



marko commented on Nintendo Reports Financial Losses As Expected,...:

My prediction low hardware sales predictions for wii u means that aside from mario kart and smash nintendo won't be releasing any other system selling franchises this year... Zelda will probably be q4 2015... "which i think is best case scenerio" the Wii U has nothing else first party on the horizon.... Don't expect Bayonetta to shift more that 250,000 software sales... and X probably the same... and this QOL thing seems like it will very costly in terms of opportunity cost...



marko commented on Research Firm IDC Anticipates Worldwide Wii U ...:

I know what you mean im the only one i know with the system...
sadly mariokart 8 release won't entice any of my friends to buy the system either...
im hoping the release a new hybrid system and new handheld in 2016 the wii u only should have a 4 year shelf life... they need 3rd party and big time marketing...



marko commented on North American Wii U Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Set B...:

I have said it before and i will say it again 329.99 is a mistake.
299.99 was the sweet spot price...
And even though you get a free game the decision would have been better for them to not include the 2nd game and just have the bundle at 299.99 bad move nintendo... anyway i will definitely be picking up the 2 games though since i already have a wii u



marko commented on Nintendo Direct: Special Mario Kart 8 Direct S...:

Seriously though 329.99 for the bundle is still a lot... should have been 299.99...
Everytime I think Nintendo is about to do something right they screw it up in the end... at least you get two games...



marko commented on Nintendo Lifts The Lid On Its Plans For E3 2014:

I don't care if its a traditional show or nintendo direct!
but it better be epic. I know we are seeing Zelda wii U. Its better be Outstanding... But I want MORE NINTENDO WII U FIRST PARTY NEWS.
Otherwise you can kiss your job good bye IWATA. All we have is smash bros for the 6 month following the mario kart release... This is a Joke.... So plz surprise me



marko commented on Satoru Iwata Speaks Of The Need To "Redefine" ...:

I love Nintendo and I always liked Iwata but I think he has lost touch with his consumer base... To that effect I think the QOL platform is not meant to target gamers but geared towards casual markets... My concern is that he is removing human resources who could be working on a new game starring one of their seasoned IPs i.e. Metroid or Fox, to bring out a product that could be easily replaced with a smart phone App..



marko commented on Preview: Mario Kart 8:

Okay nintendo this is it. the Big game we all have been waiting for.
Now bundle it in North America so my friends can buy the system and we can play online!!!
DO IT NOW !!!!!!!!!!!



marko commented on Super Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Se...:

Thats why I like Sakurai,
The man at Nintendo working on Smash bros doesn't care for the gimicks just good hardcore gaming.
He is the right man to build Smash Bros. Also he is not ashamed to admit when the competition is making a good system...
I just hope he never jumps ship and joins Sony



marko commented on Satoru Iwata Admits The "Wii U Isn't In Good S...:

Nintendo please just focus on making the games for the next 3 years.
in those 3 years you can develop a new Metroid, Zelda and Star Fox.
Get those games released in amazing quality that with smash bros and mario kart and 3d worlds will get wii u's up to 15-20 million units... (and some heavy marketing ofcourse)
then you can move on to the next console



marko commented on Talking Point: Is There A Future For The Wii U...:

Off TV play is amazing I have one TV at home with a wife who watches keeping up with the kardashians the wii u gamepad is my escape from terrible TV shows that my wife watches.
Its also a pretty descent web browser and secondary screen. I feel like there is untapped potential with the gamepad... the concept is good but the execution needed to be better..
I would love if it was thinner portable ... maybe the next nintendo handheld will include that option...
I think what could also help wii u is the resurgence of motion gaming using the controllers to show all the gaming posibitities.
the Gamepad is not the problem.



marko commented on Nintendo of America Offers Stock of Refurbishe...:

Your argument is valid, however the price is set by the supply demand curve.
clearly the market has determined that the console is not worth it at 249.99
Nintendo is not pushing out games fast enough to justify maintaining that price point. You have already manufactured and shipped the console and they are sitting on store shelves or even worse they are hidden in storage. They need to move units. Those that are waiting for smash bros/Zelda/Metroid/Fox to buy a wii u won't purchase one until probably Christmas 2014 or after with 0 3rd party support the system is DOA at 249.99 retailers won't push it. But at 199.99 people might be thinking wow I can get it at 199 and buy Super Mario 3d world etc.. you need to push units fast you need 3rd party support.

People won't like the wii u until they play it at home they won;t play it at home at 250.
you won't get 3rd party support unless u have units in homes.



marko commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

Yeah but on the wii u you can easily have the camera and microphone on the tablet controller you can easily trash talk your friends and do it all online.
Nintendo needs to embrace online So much untapped potential. I like playing with my friends locally too but not everyone has the time to go to your house and play, not only that but you can even make new friends online...
Anyway I just want the option.



marko commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

I have a bad feeling about this game I am the biggest smash bros fan, and I just feel like it won't be as good as it's predecessors. I hope they really work on online make it the game to really embrace multiplayer and online, but i feel like it won't be that game... I duno just give me melee in HD with an awesome online element. I duno call me cautiously optomistic...



marko commented on Analysts Weigh In With Estimates for Wii U Fis...:

Well this is optomistic if they reach 6 million considering that besides supermario3dworld there was no new fresh games to play, That and the bundles should have attracted a few buyers but i have a feeling we will be closer to 5, or 5.5 million. The Wii U was up against way to much competition for consumer spending. Maybe if the WiiU was 199 it would really move units.

I hope the Wii u sticks arround for 4 years enough time to get smash bros zelda an online Metroid would be great.
Give me an online FPS Metroid to take on COD and BF.
A real online multiplayer Brawl could move massive units. I wish they were not developing it for 3DS i feel like they should be making the WII U version the definitive version and focus all their resources on one game at a time...

Don't lose hope in WII U the road is long but Nintendo can do it!



marko commented on PS4 and Xbox One Surpass Wii U Lifetime Sales ...:

Look at the price point of the ps4 vs wii u
nintendo spent more money on the gamepad and i am saying i would rather have better specs, they don't have to ditch motion control either. PS4 will be able to stream games to vita and be better than the gamepad all together and X1 will stream games to probably any windows tablet. We are being taken advantage of by Nintendo because we love their IPs and we the 4 million or so people that bought the wii u would buy any nintendo console just to play mario, zelda. (And I am pretty sure we would all trade our wii Us in a heartbeat for better Nintendo console without the gamepad. The Wii U was meant to target other gamers remember. For me the Wii U is a short term solution It won't have the longevity in the market that the competition will have Just like the Wii should have only been in the market for 4 or 5 years. in 2 or 3 years the Wii U will be so outdated and still no unique experiences. (Except for the software which we all would have bought anyway)



marko commented on PS4 and Xbox One Surpass Wii U Lifetime Sales ...:

This could have been avoided if Nintendo released a true next gen console not some weak console with 8 year old specs and a gimicky gamepad that Even Nintendo hasn't properly even used. that added cost for manufacturing a tablet controller I would happily trade for better specs. I have the wii U and im loving super mario 3d world great game. Imagine what Nintendo software would look like on a powerhouse Nintendo console, Something that would attract 3rd party support and not repel them, I would only have to buy one console. Alas that will never happen. Nintendo screwed up this console generation I would rather them abandon ship and build a new superior console. instead We all will wait for an HD Zelda which will come out on a system that will really be 10 years old by than. How embarassing.



marko commented on EA Germany Survey Fails To Acknowledge The Wii U:

Yeah EA basically released old games for a brand new console and priced them as if they were brand new. No surprise that they didn't sell any games. I honestly wanted need for speed but was not going to pay 60 bucks for it when i can get it on my ps3 used for like 15 dollars.
They are a lazy company and lack creativity big time.



marko commented on Review: Super Mario 3D World (Wii U):

CAN'T wait Have not been this excited for a mario game in YEARS!!
Now Nintendo you have the amazing reviews across the net market this game and the WII U!!