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Over 20 years of gaming experience

Male, 29, Netherlands

Sun 17th Mar 2013

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OL_G commented on Wii U And 3DS Developers Share Their Thoughts ...:

. There’s nothing worse than not being able to play a game that you are really interested in because of it not being able to play on your region specific console.

this is the whole reason it exists some countries ban certain games with region lock nintendo can sell the console in that region with no problems and block certain games for regions



OL_G commented on Cliff Bleszinski Likens The Wii To A "Virus":

The reason people stopped playing was because of their half butt ports wii didn't get the same support so people stopped playing and only bought Nintendo titles cause those are quality games.
I played mine till the last day with games as Last Story Pandora's Tower Xenoblade Chronicles Fatal Frame4 Zangeki no Reginleiv the Metroid Prime Trilogy Arc Rise Fantasia and Sin and Punishment2



OL_G commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Should Make EA Co-oper...:

I don't think they need them but others should fill the void.
No BF4 make sure they have full COD
No Fifa make sure they have PES
Kinda that idea if the right company steps up EA is gonna wish they never dropped initial support for wii u



OL_G commented on Amazon Promoting Rival Consoles On Nintendo Pr...:

@PS4WiiU Also they are the biggest online retailer in the world, they have the right to demand Nintendo addressing the issue of scratched screens in 3DS
No just no since when does that give you the right to demand something from a company ?
If it was worldwide ok but only Amazon us had the problem.
Who says they didn't drop the pallet with 3ds's and acting a nosebleed.



OL_G commented on Translated 1997 Interview with Miyamoto and It...:

It had the same problem the move and kinect have if you ask me.
It's not mandatory you have to buy it seperate and that kills a product like that same with ps4 vita combo it's not gonna sell like people hope



OL_G commented on Retro City Rampage Has Only Sold a Quarter of ...:

let him do a wii u version on eshop with off tv play and i'll gladly pay i just don't buy anything in wii mode i only copied my vc games and never looked back there he really should release it with miiverse integration or something



OL_G commented on Nintendo of France: Games Will Improve Wii U S...:

This is the complete interview

Can you tell us more about the Wii Mini, what’s the logic behind this console that will be sharing shelve space with the Wii U?

It’s a light version of the Wii. It weighs 500 grammes less which makes it more portable. As of today, we sold 6,2 million Wii consoles and we were (positively) surprised by its sales during last year’s Christmas period. It was the third console on the market in terms of volume last year, behind the 3DS. In conclusion, there’s still demand for this market segment and the objective is to make the Wii experience as accessible as possible.

What audience are you going for with this console, the mainstream market or the gamers that have ignored the Wii so far?

I’ve been reading the comments on your website in the articles related to the Wii Mini and I think that there are different market targets for it. Of course, we have in mind the consumers that are yet to buy a video game console. 6,2 million Wii sold is definitely important, but it is also encouraging if we’re looking at Christmas 2012 sales. The Wii has the biggest games catalogue right now which could very well be a factor in “seducing” the latecomers. It could also interest gamers that have not bought a Wii yet. Video game collectors are also a target. We know that they exist; I’ve already seen a few gamers that have shown interest in getting the Wii Mini just because they wanted every Nintendo console. There are also people that are nostalgic of older consoles which may be attracted to its old school design. The console isn’t targeted at one very specific group.

The Wii is the bestselling video game console in France. How far do you think it can go sales wise?

We don’t know. (…) Our priority right now is the Wii U and we have focused all of our resources on it. We will not advertise the Wii Mini, and all of our future releases will only be available on the Wii U. For example, there’s Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate that got released last week. Its sales have been very good and we are pleasantly surprised. The 3DS version in particular has sold 10.000 units. It’s number 2 on the market (charts?) which is pretty good for a franchise that is still expanding in our territory.

You just told us that you won’t be advertising the Wii Mini. How is Nintendo going to avoid consumer confusion between the Wii, Wii Mini and Wii U then?

We think that the Wii Mini’s different design will help facilitate the choice for consumers and establish a clear difference with the Wii U. We think that the games will help accelerate the Wii U’s sales, for example its sales have tripled compared to last week thanks to the release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. We will continue upping the rhythm of game releases, such as Lego City Undercover, so that we can attract every gaming community out there. It’s on this year’s game catalogue that consumers will be able to tell the difference between the Wii Mini and the Wii U.

Is the Wii U selling better than the Wii?

Last week, we sold more Wii U units.

What about the previous weeks? How about this financial quarter for example?

The Wii U has overtaken the Wii recently.

If the Wii Mini’s design is what will differentiate the Wii from the Wii U, Why didn’t you rather change the Wii U’s design directly?

We will see how sales will be in the next coming weeks. You know, we don’t really have our word to say concerning design (laughs). One thing is sure, if you put a Wii Mini next to a Wii U, there’s a huge difference between the two. Now, could we have done it differently? Probably, but this isn’t the strategy that has been chosen by Nintendo.

Let’s talk about the price of the Wii U…

Our belief is that sales react to the games lineup. Lowering the price, without any compelling software will produce nothing. Moreover, promotional policy for now is at the discretion of distributors. Our responsibility is to provide a solid games catalogue. We had the 3DS experience before, where we sold 750.000 units the first year, and then 960.000 units the following one. This year, we are looking at more than a million units sold. This was mainly thanks to the 3DS XL, not a price drop. When we lowered the 3DS model price, it didn’t have the effect we wished for. We only had a good improvement during half a month and then sales went back to the levels they were at before. What helped the 3DS at the end of its first year was titles like Mario Kart 7, Kid Icarus Uprising, Mario Tennis Open and Super Mario 3D Land. NSMB2 sales have been phenomenal. In conclusion, price isn’t the only lever that we can use to drive sales. Today, we’re at 1,85 million 3DS sold in France compared to 11 million in Japan.

Are distributors excited about the Wii Mini or is it the case only for supermarkets?

We don’t have a predefined strategy in this domain because we’re not in a very strong sales period. This is a trial run for now. Although in general, we have a pretty homogeneous allotment between the different distribution channels.

[Source: GameKult]



OL_G commented on Review: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Wii U):

i'm getting the wii u version cause online play is a huge selling point for this game.
Also if you don't have friends with this on 3ds you can't hunt online and knowing this is bigger in japan and none of my friends are buying it i have to go for wii u version



OL_G commented on Wii U Version of Need For Speed: Most Wanted U...:

It almost seems on purpose.
mass effect 3 releases full priced other consoles get trilogy no dlc support whatsoever.
black ops 2 no dlc support whatsoever.
fifa13 uses fifa12 engine.
rayman delayed a half year a week before release.
Alien colonial M is on hold no info whatsoever.
Plus all the news we get about games not coming on wii u even games that were never meant for wii u (SR4 wich is nothing more than a glorified dlc for SR3)make it seem the wii u is doing horibble wich isn't the case.
I miss the days were i was glad my mom bought Ducktales for my NES i couldn't care less about dlc or multiplats