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MoonKnight7

MoonKnight7

Male, United States

Umbreon, now and always. 3DS: 1547-5509-1587 Wii U: Sherlok

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MoonKnight7

#4

MoonKnight7 commented on Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii...:

@JaxonH

No no, you misunderstand. My apologies if I was confusing. I simply mean the roles should be switched between the 3DS and Wii U versions. That did not mean the Wii U version should be out by summer, but I do feel it needs to be out of the gate before the 3DS version to help Wii U console sales.

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#6

MoonKnight7 commented on Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii...:

@ShadyKnights

I do enjoy the debate, and you have some great arguments. And please, I don't take any offense to anything you're saying. Don't take any offense to what I'm saying either, that's what debates are for!

I don't mean to come off as "I NEED IT NOW!" I am a creative artist as well (not in video games, but please hear me out), and every place I've worked at always has been business first, perfection second. Even in the more respectable business world of Japan, I can't see that it is much different over there. Perhaps I've just gotten burned too many times by business moves, which could be the reason for my negativity.

I believe Sakurai as well, but I also believe Nintendo can make him say anything, as they are signing his paychecks. The Wii U version is most likely the definitive version so shouldn't it make the debut first? It just seems too fishy to me.

Will we ever know what's really going on, of course not. It is all speculation. Regardless, we can both agree on one thing, which is both Sakurai and his team are doing a fantastic job. That should be celebrated. I thoroughly hate when business moves get in the way of that.

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#7

MoonKnight7 commented on Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii...:

@ShadyKnights

Never believe anything a company says. They're sneaky like that. There's always an underlining to anything that's said. Saying they need to perfect the game is just another way of saying, we need to space out our release schedule. I'm not saying the two versions should release together, but I'd argue that the 3DS and Wii U release dates should be switched. If the Wii U version needs more time, that's fine, but we can all agree that the Wii U needs help. Therefore, it should have the first chance. This was to be the Wii U's fresh start, and having the one two punch of Mario Kart and SSB would have certainly helped the console's fortunes. Having the 3DS first weakens the importance of the Wii U version.

If it does need more time, I will say this: I can see why they are doing it, but I certainly cannot agree that it will do the Wii U (both the game, and the console) any favors, even with the Holiday bump.

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#8

MoonKnight7 commented on Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii...:

@DestinyMan

The average person does not realize that the 3DS and Wii U versions are going to have different content. I can foresee kids saying to their parents during the holidays, "I want a Wii U for Smash Bros!" and their parents say, "but you already have it for 3DS."

Nintendo is probably the most genuine company when it says they need time to perfect a game, but marketing has the final say in everything. Remember when they moved DK? That was to pad out the schedule until Mario Kart. Since SSB (Wii U) is pegged to be a winter release, that tells me nothing major is coming this year for Wii U other than Mario Kart. I'm absolutely thrilled we get a SSB by summer, but I'm just taking a step back to try and look at the bigger picture. I'm very worried about the Wii U now.

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#11

MoonKnight7 commented on Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii...:

@somari

The average person isn't going to buy both, so obviously the bulk of the sales are going to go to the 3DS version. My reasoning for this is in my comment above. Yes, you're right, Mario Kart is the biggest flagship they have, but you cannot argue that having Mario Kart and SSB closer together would have made more of an impact for sales than just Mario Kart alone. It makes me worry that there isn't anything else for the Wii U if this got bumped to be the "Holiday Game."

Also, don't buy into Ubisoft's excuse to "make watch_dogs as perfect as possible." It was clearly a marketing move because there was too much competition and they thought it would get lost in the mix. Marketing runs everything, perfection is usually an excuse.

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#12

MoonKnight7 commented on Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii...:

@GoshDangTravino

I understand where you are coming from, but I'm going to have to disagree. I feel that having the 3DS version first is not a wise decision. Sure, you and I know the difference between the two versions, but the average person does not. Yes, it has the benefit of the Holiday bump, and yes, it has the benefit of HD graphics. But I'm worried that parents will walk up to the Wii U version and say, "Why should I buy a Wii U console for a game my kid has on the 3DS." Parents aren't going to drop $360 so easily (or $300 if you're right about a bundle), when they see the same game for $40 on 3DS.

Please note, my example is based on these people owning a 3DS, and not a Wii U console. Which I think, is a fair example.

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#20

MoonKnight7 commented on 3DS Enjoys a Major Hardware Boost in Japan as ...:

I guess people saw it as an opportunity to get a Wii U before Mario Kart releases.

I don't think it's that strange that the PS4 had a drop off, since wasn't released that long ago. It hasn't found it's plateau yet. But even so, that's a pretty big dive considering that this is a unique opportunity to drive sales.

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#29

MoonKnight7 commented on Nintendo Preparing to Ship New Animal Crossing...:

I got an email similar to this with the Zelda Anniversary Poster set a year or two ago. There was a printing defect on the Skyward Sword poster. A brown outline that missed it's mark around one of the characters, but it was so small you would have never noticed it. It's nice to see that they take care of the problem even if you don't complain.

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#34

MoonKnight7 commented on Review: Steel Diver: Sub Wars (3DS eShop):

I didn't really know what to expect from this, but I've been pleasantly surprised by this title. Online is a blast even if you get plowed over by more advanced players. It forces the underdog team to play a bit more strategically (that doesn't always work of course). My only complaint is that the wait to get an online session does take a very long time.

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#40

MoonKnight7 commented on Just 2% of Ubisoft's Q3 Sales Were for Wii U:

@Doma

That, of course is debatable. I suppose there is no way to prove either side until a few years down the road to see which one holds up better. By the way, are you one of those individuals that always has to have the last word? That's fine if you are, but I feel like we should wrap this up soon, lol.

I enjoyed the debate though, and no, I'm not being sarcastic. Your original comment reflects on what many others feel as well. Therefore, it does matter greatly to the video game community.

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#42

MoonKnight7 commented on Just 2% of Ubisoft's Q3 Sales Were for Wii U:

@Doma

I'm sorry, we're digressing so I'd like to get back on point...

But the critics said so didn't they? Maybe not for Pikmin 3, but they did for Mario. Here in the states, many critics recommended buying a Wii U for Christmas because of Mario, I even recall an article on this site about that. Is a critic's opinion also baseless?

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#44

MoonKnight7 commented on Just 2% of Ubisoft's Q3 Sales Were for Wii U:

@Doma

Oh ok, I apologize for being baseless. How about this one?

Super Mario 3D World > Any current third party offering.

I can't pay attention to the second half of your comment because it is a "baseless (therefore irrelevant) opinion."

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#46

MoonKnight7 commented on Just 2% of Ubisoft's Q3 Sales Were for Wii U:

@Sean_Aaron

I dig what you're saying. Nintendo's quality massively outweighs any third party. That's a fact. If I see Smash Bros. next to watch_dogs it's a no-brainer as to which one I would buy.

We all love Nintendo's quality. It's just a shame that in order to have a console be a mainstream success you need those third party games, whether they are good or not.