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Nintendofan83 commented on Talking Point: Why Does Investor Confidence in...:

Dark clouds around Nintendo for sure. E3 was a tough time for them, Iwata passed away at such a young age (could have been CEO another decade!) and several key titles have been delayed (Zelda, Star Fox). I'd like to see a Direct before Xmas but it seems like Nintendo is in survival mode until after the holidays. With all of that being said, I think the company will turn it around soon and 2016 is going to be a big year for them. I love the big N and I believe they have the right people to get back on track. In 2016, they will launch their first mobile games, release lots of big name games like Zelda, Star Fox, Fire Emblem and they will introduce us to the NX system. Right now though, revenue streams can't be great and investors can't always be satisfied with tomorrow, they want to be paid today.



Nintendofan83 commented on Major 3DS Games Are Heading for Discounts in t...:

I hope this comes to NA for the sole purpose of picking up Star Fox. It's a ghost in these parts and if you look online (amazon, ebay) it's like $60 for the game used!!!! Hopefully this means they re-print these games with the new packaging. As many are pointing out, it probably means 2016 will be the last year of releases for the 3DS and we could/will see hardware announcements next E3.



Nintendofan83 commented on Miyamoto: Star Fox Zero Has Been Delayed, "I A...:

This may be due to the fact very few people were impressed with Star Fox after E3. It was their headline game and the main part of the Digital Event. I watched the stream live on this site and i'd say 75% of the reaction was "barely better than N64 graphics". Then, a lot of people at the Treehouse event complained about the controls. I'm all about great games and I would much rather wait for the game to be improved than rushed for the holiday season. That being said, Nintendo does the majority of its business from Nov-Jan and they don't have much to boost sales. Star Fox was supposed to be the headliner. I'm worried for the big N. Hopefully the NX is going to launch with a bang during holiday 2016.



Nintendofan83 commented on Some Western Splatoon Players Would Prefer Not...:

I'm a Canadian living in SoKo and I haven't had any connection problems but Korea has the best internet in the world. I usually play after work and its all Japanese players. For a white boy, I hold my own for sure but they are often first to level up. I have been seeing Japanese players in the 40's for like a week already. I'm level 32 and that is primarily due to the fact I consistently get awesome ranked matches. Turf war is impossible to level up now. If you get a run of bad teams, you can play for hours and get likes 50 points towards a level and now it takes hundreds of points to level up. Regional servers wouldn't affect me as I would still play with the Japanese players but perhaps it would be something to investigate. Personally, I love playing with the best players.



Nintendofan83 commented on Man Goes On Quest To Buy Every Single amiibo I...:

Several things blew my mind.

1) He was able to find 52 of 57 in roughly 5 hours. Most stores in Canada have like 5 different types to choose from. And thats on re-stock days.

2) He was willing to spend about $1000 on amiibo figurines in a day. I know many of us (myself included) have spent that much, but it started 10 months ago for me so it's been spread out. That's some serious spending.

3) 4 out of the 5 he needed were wave 1 commons. WTF? Really?



Nintendofan83 commented on New Patent Sparks Talk of Potential NX Details:

There better be a lot of hard drive space on the next console. The Wii U is a joke for storage and Nintendo makes people pay for ample storage. That's a bad business practice when considering they are trying to push digital downloads and the e-shop. The next console better be like 500 GB or more to warrant being disc free!



Nintendofan83 commented on Mario History: Super Mario Kart - 1992:

The gem that started it all! I'm just a big Kart fan overall and there are so many good versions. I played this the most as a kid but I also really like the N64 and Wii versions, too. MK8 is on another level with the graphics, gameplay and online capabilities. It's my favourite entry.



Nintendofan83 commented on There's Another New Map Coming To Splatoon:

When will they release 3 maps at a time? The 2 maps is getting really boring considering they have about 10 great maps to choose from. Tonight I had 6 Arowana Mall's in a row and then 1 Moray Towers. Boom, right back to 3 in a row at the Mall and I had enough. I find I can't play long sessions of this game because I get bored playing the same maps over and over. It's a shame because I absolutely love the game play and graphics.



Nintendofan83 commented on Preview: Rekindling Platforming Passion in Sup...:

@-Godot This is what a slow summer will do to all of us. With virtually no news of substance since E3 (2 months ago), the summer has been crawling along for all things Nintendo. At least SMM is deep enough to analyze a lot. It would be rough if the headliner in the fall was Yoshi.

Nintendo has to do something about this window release schedule. I know they have their targets but it's either feast or famine. Nothing has released since Splatoon in late May and it's just about September. Then, we run a gambit of a monthly releases for the Wii U and 3DS. My guess is the run will take us all the way to April - May next year. Then, nothing again!



Nintendofan83 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Dismissal of Chris P...:

Pranger really screwed up and he know's it. We know it, Nintendo knows it, heck the whole gaming community knows it. I'm a Middle School Teacher and I have a massive union backing me. However, if I spoke so openly about ridiculous policies conducted by my principal, school, or school district, I would also be in hot water. The harsh truth is he didn't act like a professional and he overstepped his boundaries. Nintendo has every right to protect itself and its employees from this type of behaviour. I hope the guy learns from this situation because he has a family and they need him to bounce back and take care of them. On the other flip of the coin, dealing with gamers must be so tough. We are immature, emotional, hypocritical, angry, unsatisfied and down right nasty sometimes. Even though Pranger brought this upon himself, Nintendo is sure dealing with a firestorm over this. It will go down as more negative PR for a company who's been struggling of late.



Nintendofan83 commented on Nintendo Not Looking To Churn Out Yearly Seque...:

The Wii U has released games a turtle's pace for years. It just sucks. Don't give me the e-shop as an example of games coming out because I didn't buy the system for indy games. I'm sorry if that's not what some want to hear but as a customer, I want packaged games not e-shop stuff. Normally I would suggest limiting some games to 1 per generation but there has to be a point when Nintendo gets more content out there. Pokemon X/Y and then ORAS for the 3DS was a great example of how it can work. I'm not sure Smash could work because the characters affect the game much more than the stage does. A year Smash would become stale. However, Mario Kart is all about the stages and modes. In theory, you could release a new Mario Kart with all new stages and it would be a fresh game. Even if it had similar anti-gravity as MK8. Heck, you would get a lot of people to buy a spin off MK that had a proper battlemode with battle stadiums/stages. Price it like Captain Toad and Kirby RC and you'd get a lot of people to buy that. As the guy says, each franchise is different but Nintendo needs to turn up the production speed. Not every game is this amazing masterpiece like people think when talking about the Wii U. Some games are OK and we still wait months between releases. This fall will be the first time in ages where I will be happy to buy a new game each month starting in Sept with Mario Maker. More games, more DLC, just......more stuff. It feels like there is such a big gap between content with Nintendo products.



Nintendofan83 commented on Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Dominates...:

Yoshii's Wooly World has sold a pitiful 50,000 copies in Japan. Hey Nintendo, thanks for spending 20 minutes during the direct on that game. It clearly made a difference! I'm very worried for that game. Cuteness wins over in Japan much more than elsewhere. That game may end up like DKTF, great platformer but zero sales.



Nintendofan83 commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X Wii U Bundle and Specia...:

Enjoy my European amiibros!! Yet another awesome LE headed your way that probably wont end up in North America. That's Super Mario Maker, Fatal Frame and now Xenoblade. Make sure you grab those sweet editions. To all of us in North America, just remember that Nintendo hates us and Star Wars Battlefront is coming out in November for PS4 and XB1. At least I can get that LE =)



Nintendofan83 commented on Nintendo Is Planning Its Own Loot Crate-Style ...:

I'm jelly my British amiibros! Nintendo really needs better services like this in the US/Can region. We are more than 50% of their global sales yet we don't have an online store like the UK and we have a fraction of the goodies Japan gets. Come on Nintendo, show us some love and take my money! I'd try this out for 3 months to see how it goes for sure.



Nintendofan83 commented on Editorial: Super Smash Bros. Should be Integra...:

The first 6 months of the NX will be crucial for its long term success. The Wii U didn't have any big names at launch and it took a year for the first true AAA title (SMW3D) to come out. Then AAA titles slowly leaked out with months in between. The Wii U wasn't marketed well and it took almost 2 years after launch before we saw a roster of games like Mario Kart, Smash, 3D World etc. While I am sad that my Wii U will be skipped over for some key franchises, I hope they will be front and centre for the NX. If the NX came out at holiday 2016, I would hope by summer 2017 there would be a new Metroid, Zelda, Animal Crossing and Mario game. Nintendo has to have a mix of AAA games and solid third party titles for the first 6 months of launch. IF not, the NX will follow the Wii U and Nintendo will be the 3 little brother for good.



Nintendofan83 commented on This Lovely Mario New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plate...:

I love my red N3DS XL but I think I would still buy a white N3DS if it ever came to North America. I just love all those friggin' faceplates! It's been hard to see everyone get awesome hardware and be left out. Europe is now getting Super Mario Maker LE's and Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer LE's. WE GOTS NOTHING YO!



Nintendofan83 commented on Splatoon's Big Update is Coming on 6th August:

Nintendo has followed through with their promise for lots of content updates. I wasn't sure why the game launched with so little content but I guess Nintendo wanted to keep people hooked? Splatoon is getting the AAA treatment from Nintendo and I bet it's an IP that's here to stay. Probably already working on a template for the NX.



Nintendofan83 commented on Talking Point: Wii U Gamers Have Been Treated ...:

It pains me to agree with this editorial but I'm beginning to change my attitude towards the Wii U. Truth be told, I wanted a PS4 in Nov 2013 but couldn't get one so an EB Games employee talked me into the Wii U. I spent the first year frustrated that I couldn't play anything outside of Nintendo's scope of influence. I enjoyed the games but I felt incomplete. Once I bought a PS4, I actually began to appreciate my Wii U more. Not everything on the PS4 is great and many games are just "meh" to me. I own about 10 Wii U games and all of them are an '8' or higher to me but I can't say the same about all of my PS4 games. I really love my Wii U and I'm looking forward to the final 18 months of its life. In the end, I will own 20 excellent games that I will keep for a long time. Just wait, the Wii U will be highly collectable and people will speak highly of the games. With all of that being said, Nintendo will always be my second console from now on. The big N does not treat third parties with respect, they are too secretive with their tech and they are hard to work with. I can't survive on feel good games for my gaming fix. Play Station has won out for me and I will always have that as my main system. I may buy the NX after a year and once it has a good backlog of games for me to play.



Nintendofan83 commented on Talking Point: Assessing the Odds of Super Mar...:

This game will sell millions upon millions of copies but I doubt its going to move the needle on Wii U sales. Nintendo's E3 put an end to all Wii U sales. They will snag some casual fans, sure but a lot of people know the Wii U wont be serviced much in the future so I don't expect a big bump in hardware sales. Most of the people who will love this game already own a Wii U. I think this game will end up like MK8 and SSBU and have a extremely high attach rate, probably something like 1 in 3 system owners will pick up this game. I am excited for the game but I doubt I'll make any levels lol.



Nintendofan83 commented on Don't Worry, Samus Will Be In Metroid Prime: F...:

Miyamoto-san and his generation of game developers must love that they missed the internet during their early creative days. It's rough sledding in the 21st century with the net and social media. Those poor guys must read or hear awful stuff. Personally, I'm passing on the game as it isn't for me, but to suggest the game should stop development or that creative types shouldn't be creative, is just silly. Peeps are too worked up about this game. Show them how you feel with your wallet. Don't buy the game or buy the game. In the meantime, don't be so nasty!



Nintendofan83 commented on Speculation Grows That AMD Will Provide the Ni...:

Personally, I rarely use backwards compatibility. You can buy a Wii for $75 used and it will play last gen games for when you get the inkling. Backwards compatibility should be given up so the system has more power, attracts more third-party support and costs less. The Wii U had a very weak line up and Mr. Iwata knew that. Having Wii games available was important at launch. After E3, Reggie said the NX would have better launch titles and its a known fact Nintendo discussed and showed the NX to third party companies. I think they have learned the mistakes of the Wii U and the NX will be conceived in a different way. With all of that said, I love my Wii U and I wont be a day one NX customer. I will continue to buy Wii U games until the library of NX games is worthy of buying. I suffered through long release days on the Wii U; not soing that again!



Nintendofan83 commented on Obituary: Satoru Iwata:

The man was so dedicated to Nintendo and its fans that we sometimes get caught up in our own expectations and hype. If you look back at the last year or so, Iwata-san lost a lot of weight and was weaker than normally. He still worked everyday to improve Nintendo. He couldn't make it to E3 but he still made his presence felt with the muppets. Perhaps this was to cover up his frail appearance. Moreover, he conducted an AGM for Nintendo and gave stockholders, investors and fans a lot to be happy about. In his dying days, he put Nintendo first. An absolute giant was lost to us all. I'm playing my N3DS tonight and i'm thankful for all I have in the gaming world. Nintendo for life!



Nintendofan83 commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Ag...:

@2Sang My guess is Nintendo will have a direct sometime in late August or early September to kickoff their gaming season. During the direct they will nail down specific dates for key games and i'm sure that will be the appropriate time to honour him formally. Over the next few weeks, we will see press releases and the like but the directs and the digital events were all lead by Mr. Iwata.



Nintendofan83 commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Ag...:

I thought I read a typo when I first saw this. I'm very saddened by the loss of this giant in the gaming world. I knew Mr. Iwata had been battling health problems but he just held a big meeting at Nintendo so I'd hoped he was doing better. Thank you for the wonderful gaming memories and thank you for your dedication to Nintendo, its employees and fans. There are times I was critical of you but I always knew you wanted what was best for Nintendo and its fans. My expectations were always high because you helped create a gaming legacy that was also A+ in my books. Your excellence is why so many of us have high expectations. Thoughts and prayers with your family and friends as they deal with the loss of your spirit. Rest in peace knowing millions of fans will turn on their Nintendo systems and think of you.

On a side note, I'm looking forward to the tribute i'm sure Nintendo will give him in the next Nintendo Direct. Maybe we will get to see that mug of yours one more time.



Nintendofan83 commented on Mario Tennis is Smashing Its Way to the Wii U ...:

N64 was my favourite system back in high school. So many great memories. I was thinking of buying an old system and collecting some of the games but the prices are pretty high. People want like $40 for a loose cartridge and they aren't in the best of condition. For $9.99, I can get the same game on my Wii U and it looks better than the original. This is a day 1 buy for me! Keep the N64 games coming, Ninty! Next, bring Diddy Kong Racing, Wave Race and Golden Eye =).



Nintendofan83 commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

At this stage in my life (32), I buy Nintendo consoles strictly for the games. I barely use any of the apps and I forgive the lesser graphics because the game play is awesome. I don't care about the NX being less powerful than the PS4 because I own a PS4. I care that the games are high quality and enjoyable. If I want a life-like game, I'll buy Fallout 4 (which I am lol). It's going to be a long, long run of rumours until the NX comes out.



Nintendofan83 commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Shipping This Time Next Ye...:

The rumours will be flying but 4 years between launch dates isn't out of the realm of possibility. Especially if the NX is more focused on the causal gaming crowd opposed to more complicated, sophisticated games. While I personally don't believe this rumour, I can see where there is some traction. Nintendo was all about the "present" at E3 this year and conceivably, every game they announced could be released by the end of Q2 2016. The rest of their games could be for the NX. I fear its going to be a large year of rumours and speculation. Personally, I'm just hoping the Wii U has another strong year of games. I wont be buying an NX anytime soon.



Nintendofan83 commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

Reggie said (during post E3 interviews) that the Wii U was hurt by a lack of big games at launch. This was a clear message that the NX will not suffer from that. Zelda will be released on both systems and the Retro Studios game will be pushed to the NX. This should help give that system a big boost at launch. Splatoon could also be released in some form, too. Overall, E3 was about the present and the Big N can't spin it any other way. Personally, I love my Wii U and I own 10 games. The user base may be small but I bet the attach rate is very high for the system. The Wii U will be a collectors gem in a decade when people look back at the awesome games but lament the wonky system (a la the Gamecube). However, I stayed loyal to the big N during these lean years and they have moved on rather quickly. I doubt i'll buy the NX at launch. I'll be more than happy with my Wii U for the next couple of years. Now, i'm back to Splatoon!



Nintendofan83 commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

Drop the Wii U in price and bring back digital rewards like when MK8 launched. At this point in the consoles' life cycle, people have too much to compare it to. They can buy a cheap tablet from Samsung, LG or a lower priced iPad. Also, when Xbox 1 dropped to $349, a $299 Wii U felt steep. If Mr. M is openly talking about the price like this, I would expect Nintendo is actively talking about a price drop for the last 2 years of the console. Even though the NX is openly talked about, it wont be on the market until Xmas 2016 or early 2017. It also wont have a stacked library of games like MK8, SSMBU, SMW3D and so on. I think you could convince a lot of PS4/XB1 to pick up the Wii U as their second console if it were significantly dropped. If the standard Wii U with 2 games (SM3DW or NSMBU) were dropped to the $250 range, I bet a lot of people would start to pick one up. That would start to feel like an affordable second option with an amazing library of games. As the PS4 and XB1 get more exclusives and elite games on their system, the Wii U will only suffer more. Start the price drop at Xmas and watch the consoles fly off the shelves. Think back to the 3DS XL launch. It was something stupid like $250 in Canada and people laughed at Nintendo. It was the same price as a console. Nintendo changed course and went with the now standard $199 and the system sold tens of millions of units. The gamepad does not make the Wii U special as virtually no games "need" it for game play. It's just a bulk tablet and there are far superior ones in design, price and functionality on the market. Get people to focus on the cheap price and software.



Nintendofan83 commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Approach to amiibo is In...:

Thomas is usually the positive one. Even he is starting to admit what a mess the Amiibo situation is. Generally speaking, Nintendo hasn't been well managed or controlled for years. Iwata is out of touch and Reggie has no original thoughts from what I can see. He's just a hammer for his Japanese masters. I'm not surprised Amiibo was screwed up and still not fixed. I just happen to think they look awesome and I enjoy looking at them as collectors items. It would be nice to have what we want but giving customers what they want isn't Nintendo's strong suit lately. Hopefully they continue to re-release older Amiibo even as they press forward with new lines. I hope eventually, everyone can get the Amiibo they want.



Nintendofan83 commented on First Impressions: Our Maiden Flight In Star F...:

I'm not giving up hope that this game could turn out better than it looks, feels so far. Alan is not the only blogger to post the same criticisms of the graphics, controller and similar storyline to past games. It's looking more and more likely that this is a lesser form of Star Fox. As such, I cancelled my pre-order of this game. Once the game releases, I will wait for my footage online and some more full-game reviews before I decide to buy the game. I'm not saying "no", i'm just saying that this isn't good enough to pre-order anymore. Gotta earn my $$$ big N, i'm not a blind die-hard kid anymore. I'm a consumer with a brain and so far me-brain says "ummmm, no".



Nintendofan83 commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Attempts To Explain Why Zelda...:

In fairness, they said weeks before E3 that Zelda would not be shown. Perhaps some thought they meant gameplay but it's clear they meant the game in general. I think Nintendo is getting beat up because of the poor digital event and this is a case of fans, media and others piling on. Nintendo showed some great looking games this year but I think the main problem is there were not many surprises or new IP's like last year. Most people, myself included, were hoping for a similar approach to 2014 but I think Nintendo has moved on from the Wii U and they could only show games that are finishing up. I don't reckon there is a lot left in the pipeline for the Wii U like there was this time last year. I mean, come on Reggie, Splatoon was a year away from release near the end of Q2 2015 but it was shown last year. Nintendo in general, is stalling until the NX and is mainly focused on the 3DS which is a 10 year old engine. Their outlook is not strong right now and the gaming industry as a whole, knows this. I highly doubt they will be profitable again next year with this lineup of games.



Nintendofan83 commented on First Impressions: Holding Court with Mario Te...:

The Holiday season wont have the absolute blockbuster it's had in the past with Super Mario 3D World and Super Smash Bros U, but it should actually have a lot of depth and quality to choose from. It's usually one must have title but customers will actually have a choice of solid games such as Xenoblade X, Star Fox and Mario Tennis to choose from. My guess is Fox is bumped up to Black Friday and gets a late November release day while X and Tennis are your actual Xmas release games. Either way, Fox and Tennis are day 1 buys for me. The Wii U may be dying soon but at least I'll have 15 excellent games to keep in my collection. In 15 years, the Wii U will be highly collectable and while the depth of games wont be there, the quality will be excellent and highly sought after.



Nintendofan83 commented on Video: No Matter How Annoyed You Are At Ninten...:

My favourite part was the muppets and Reggie dancing. My 2 cents are as follows:

1) Last year was a home-freaking-run and it feels like Nintendo bunted a single up the 3rd baseline and it went foul. The expectations were too high and I think many of us, myself included, were hoping for something Nintendo never planned on doing. They have fully decided to move onto to the NX in every regard. The only new Wii U games announced are games that don't seem like they need a lot of development time and could have been games started in 2014 or even early 2015. We saw like a second of Mario Tennis. Last year, we had new games coming out of the woodwork with titles like Hyrule Warriors, Yoshii's Wooly World, Xenoblade X, and even a new IP in Splatoon. Add in the early ideas of Star Fox and lead off with Smash Bros and you felt like the Wii U was in store for a big year. Sadly, a year later and X, Yoshii and Fox still aren't out. Instead, we got a heavy douse of games we already know about and very little new stuff. It seems like that video showed us the end of the pipeline for the Wii U but that the 3DS is still alive and going strong.

2.) If you think about the games they presented, it's clear that Nintendo is listening to fans. However, they aren't willing to fully commit to those desires on this generation of consoles. Fans desperately wanted Metroid so we got a Metroid game, but its a hack and just has the name. But it's a Metroid title. Fans were desperate to see Zelda this year but the game is pushed to 2016 and many pundits are now predicting the game wont even be on the Wii U. It's pushed to the NX. So what do we get? 1 new Zelda 3DS game and a Wii U port with DLC included for the 3DS. It's not the Zelda we wanted, but its Zelda. Lastly, people wanted Animal Crossing Wii U and for 10 seconds, it looked like we got it. In the end, it's an AC party game on Wii U. It feels like Nintendo is trying to produce filler while taking all the main ideas people want and moving them to the NX.



Nintendofan83 commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

Nintendo rocked E3 last year and made a company wide attempt to bring great life to the Wii U. After a strong year of sales and improvement, they turn their back on friends and abandoned the Wii U. That entire presentation was about the 3DS and Wii U games we already knew, save some AC party game and Mario Tennis. Last year, Sony and MS were actually giving respect to Nintendo and viewing them as a competitor. It's hard for them to take Nintendo series when this weak slate of games is given and the company is already, within 3 years, moving on to its next console. My PS4 will last half a decade or longer! I've decided that my wallet will do the speaking. I'm tired of complaining, i'm tired of feeling rubbish as a consumer and i'm tired of defending Nintendo as a blind fan boy. I will not be buying most of these games and I certainly wont do it on day 1 to make them feel better. NX? Yeah, right. I love my Wii U and the games so I will keeping that around for a long time. I may consider an NX when they have a big library of games. I certainly wont be helping Nintendo recover profits on day 1 when the next console launches. For shame Nintendo, for shame. Just offering us lameness and asking us to smile.



Nintendofan83 commented on Fresh European Trademark for Diddy Kong Cranks...:

@KingofSaiyans I'm with with you! I loved Diddy Kong Racing growing up on the N64. My parents couldn't get Mario Kart 64 because it was sold out so they took a chance on Diddy. We ended up loving that game and playing to for years. We never did buy MK64, either. I'd love to see a new game as I already have the DS version.



Nintendofan83 commented on Disney Infinity Producer Brands amiibo Stock S...:

Two points

1) The title of the article is absolute click bait. Not like NintendoLife to use such tactics. The quote didn't seem nearly as bad in full context.

2) He's a competitor! He has to take shots at an obvious screw up by Nintendo. Had the problem been fixed, I think it would be a quick "hey, they kinda screwed that one". But Nintendo has failed wave, after wave, after wave and now it's an industry joke. As a hardcore Nintendo fan since the 80's, it is disrespectful to not fix the problem and continually say crap like "Please understand". It's patronizing and rude.



Nintendofan83 commented on Splatoon Holds Onto Top 5 Territory in the UK ...:

I wish America released weekly numbers opposed to one NPD a month. It would be nice to see how Splatoon is doing on our side of the pond. Splatoon kicked ass in Japan and has shown great legs in Europe, too. Despite only having 3 days of May numbers, I'm eager to see how Splatoon did on the 29th, 30th and 31st. Alas, we wont know until mid- July how Splatoon actually did for the month of June. Hopefully Splatoon its featured heavily at E3 with more free DLC announced and/or released. I think Nintendo would be wise to release free DLC right after their Digital Event for both Splatoon (more maps and weapons) and Smash (tourneys? ).



Nintendofan83 commented on Lucas DLC Confirmed for 14th June Release on S...:

The price point isn't right for me and I don't have a particular fondness of the Mother games, either. As always, just because it isn't for me, doesn't mean i'm not happy to see Nintendo trying new things and pleasing other fans. At $5 for both versions is still fairly high. I understand it takes a lot of work on their end but thats a lot to spend for an increasing of the roster by 2%. The MK8 tracks increased the content by 33% in comparison. I hope peeps enjoy Lucas! Here's the sad thing amiibo addiction will probably force me to buy Lucas at $15 but I wont spend $5 for the actual character. I know....I don't have to say it .....I already know LOL



Nintendofan83 commented on Amazon Confirms US amiibo Pre-Order Times for ...:

After the nightmare of Wave 3 and all the exclusives, I have decided to import. Im a 32 year old man with disposable income for my hobbies. Ducking out of work or taking my kid to the mall to wait in line had me shaking my head and admitting an addiction. I pay more but I have imported from Japan lately and I love it. No stress! I have had wave 4 for a few weeks. I just get the NA exclusives now.



Nintendofan83 commented on An Impressive 1.79 Million Players Have Crosse...:

FEA was the first the game in the series for me. I had heard about it but hadn't tried it. I picked it up cheap during an amazon Black Friday sale and i'm glad I did. It was a challenging game but I enjoyed it and it made me think many moves in advance. In some ways, it reminded me of Shining Force where i'd have to move characters carefully. I'm disappointed in the two game approach and will wait for the game to go on sale like I did with FEA. It wont be a day 1 purchase for me. Those sales figures end in 2014 so in theory, it could be close to 2 million now. That's impressive!



Nintendofan83 commented on Analyst Thinks Nintendo Is Already Winding Dow...:

I think the big N chose to announce the next console because they are in fact, ready to move. The pipeline of game making cant be turned off so easily as some suggest. It appears, imo, that Ninty is finishing up with games already in development and then they will focus on other avenues of their business while they prepare for the next console. The e-shop will be a carry over and is getting a lot of love. Amiibo will also carry over and is a mega hit. The only thing struggling is the Wii U and thus a slow release of games. As a Wii U, I will continue to cherish the handful of games I own and I will pick up some of the last good games released. However, I won't be rushing out to buy the new console for a long time. I'm not suffering through months of nothingness again. I may consider it in 2018 or later. Nintendo needs to earn me back.



Nintendofan83 commented on Wii U Shooter Splatoon Makes EDGE Magazine's C...:

I am very excited for this game. I just love the visuals of the game and over the months, more diverse gaming modes have been released so I dont feel like I will tire of it easily. I will say one thing, though. I am a bit hesitant over the lack of voice chat for online play. Until E3 is finished, Im not ready to put it on top of the 2015 game list. Last E3, Hyurle Warriors was revealed in depth and released a few months later. Im hoping this is the case for Star Fox or another great game. Splatoon looks like the biggest game for the first half of 2015.



Nintendofan83 commented on Planning On Downloading Xenoblade Chronicles 3...:

Nintendo's memory storage decisions baffle me constantly. They really do. "Hey kiddies, you need the new system to play this game but if you want to download it, you need an upgrade because we cheaped out and gave you a tiny one". You need 2 upgrades (system and memory card) yo play this game. That's too much for some consumers. If they want the eshop to grow (which is pure profit for them), storage shouldnt be an issue for customers. I love Nintendo, I really do. But this round of hardware will be my last for a while. I will cherish what I have but im tired of being an unsatisfied consumer. Hello PS4 with 500gbs.