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Wed 26th December, 2012

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Peach64 commented on Rumour: Mario Kart 8 Wii U Hardware Bundle On ...:

I'm sure it's gonna happen, but am I the only one that doesn't get the excitement over a bundle? You can already get the console, the game is on the way, what difference does it matter if the game is inside the console box or outside? People will buy Wii U hardware for this game regardless of if there's a bundle or not.



Peach64 commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:

Nice to see Vita doing well over there. It's the only hardware that's selling higher in 2014 than 2013. Hopefully Mario Kart starts to turn around Wii U. I think it's a given that it will get a huge bump in the first few weeks, but the real question is will it last?



Peach64 commented on Ubisoft and EA Lock In Their E3 Presentation D...:

It's probably too soon to see Visceral's Star Wars game and Beyond Good and Evil 2, but I'm looking forward to both these. Ubisoft have gone hard with new IP in 2012 and 2013, so really excited to see if they have another Watch Dogs/The Division type reveal.



Peach64 commented on Nintendo Titles Struggle for a Presence in UK ...:

@element187 The only Wii U title to be seen in the US top 10 was Pikmin 3 in the 10th slot back in August 2013. Meanwhile in the UK, Monster Hunter 3U was 7th, Pikmin 3 was 2nd, Wind Waker HD was 4th in their debut weeks. Maybe you should wait to see some Nintendo titles in the US top 10 before going on about how much people there buy Nintendo stuff?



Peach64 commented on Nintendo Download: 17th April (Europe):

Castlevania III! And woohoo for Mario Golf on 3DS VC. I recently played the game on cart (paid a lot less than that download price too), but will happily pay to have it on my system.



Peach64 commented on Rumour: Mario Golf: World Tour To Offer Additi...:

Ah ha, the usual Nintendo fan boy hypocrisy rears it's head again. They hate when anyone else does paid DLC, but with Nintendo it's fine.

I'm looking forward to the game, but I'll look out for reviews to see if they feel like content was held back purposefully to be sold as DLC. Most people looking objectively can see Nintendo like to nickel and dime customers just as much, if not more than the others (higher prices for downloads of old games, and making you buy them again for each device), so it's a bit of a concern, but only a small one.



Peach64 commented on Yo-kai Watch 2 Coming to 3DS in Japan with Two...:

So just short of a year between releases. I doubt they're like the big western titles that have 2 or 3 dev teams either. Bit of a shame they're milking it like that!! It's going to be a huge seller regardless.



Peach64 commented on Mario Party: Island Tour Stays on Top in Japan...:

People said such a small difference wouldn't matter, but if you were planning to buy a console in the next 2-3 weeks and knew it was gonna get more expensive, you'd want to make the saving.

I continue to be impressed by Yokai Watch's performance. Many games have long legs, but even games that stick in the chart for months see a downward trend. This one is different. It's never had one of those insane weeks like Animal Crossing, Pokemon or Monster Hunter, but none of those were this high in the chart so long after release.



Peach64 commented on Review: Nintendo Pocket Football Club (3DS eShop):

I'm really torn here. Part of me wants this, and I know Damo said it was better than Pocket League Story, but every screen looks like it could be from that game. There doesn't seem to be anything that says 'Hey, look at this, this is why you're paying more than ten times the price of that other game!'.

I think I'm gonna play very close attention to customer's reactions between now and the end of the month!



Peach64 commented on Inazuma Eleven GO Shadow & Light Kick Off in E...:

I love this series, and I say this every time there's an article about them, but I'm stunned Nintendo UK don't market them at all. They should be huge sellers here. A game from the creators of Professor Layton that's based around football? With the World Cup about to start, they should be giving this a huge push.



Peach64 commented on Video: Atlus Serves Up an Early Look at Person...:

So far everything I've seen of this game screams Etrian Odyssey. It's not a Persona game at all, but an EO game with a Persona wrapper. Bit disappointing for me as I love Persona but don't enjoy the EO games, but I'm sure they're going to sell a few from people assuming it's a proper Persona game.



Peach64 commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Saturn:

I can look back fondly on the Saturn and it's library now, but at the time, it was really disheartening for me. That was the last generation I stuck to a single console. It had some gems, and while we got the first iteration in series such as Tomb Raider, Resident Evil and Wipeout, we then had to watch as the sequels never returned. I remember being so jealous of friends who were picking up titles like Final Fantasy VII, Gran Turismo and Metal Gear Solid.



Peach64 commented on Features: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2014 - Spri...:

Mario Golf for me. By far! Hopefully we see some big announcements at E3.

I'm not entirely convinced we'll see Smash Bros for 3DS this year. I think Nintendo will want to try and boost Wii U hardware numbers by releasing that one first. If they release them both at the same time, a lot of people might just pick the game up for their 3DS. If they release the Wii U version and just say 'coming soon' for the 3DS one, they can force a lot of people to go out and buy a Wii U.



Peach64 commented on Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attor...:

Did someone screw up the advertising? Layton games have always done really well over here. I understand you guys want to keep the negative vibes out of the articles as people get mad, but 15th is quite a poor result. Wii U exclusives last year would regularly hit top ten spots on their debut despite the figures being so bad.



Peach64 commented on Smartphone Game Market Shows Impressive Growth...:

@Epona14 And the DS alone was on 70 million sales when it was 3 years old, and the PSP was on 40 million like the 3DS is now. There's no way these two handhelds are even going to come close. 3DS sales are dropping sharply this year.

It's not a criticism of Nintendo, they've done a fantastic job, but the handheld market is in trouble.



Peach64 commented on Smartphone Game Market Shows Impressive Growth...:

I think just looking at the handheld market says it all. Last gen the DS and PSP sell a combined 230 million, and now the gaming market is bigger but the 3DS and Vita are sitting at less than 50 million combined. A big part of that is Vita, but 3DS is also way down on previous Nintendo handhelds despite all those PSP owners not picking up a Vita.



Peach64 commented on Mario Party: Island Tour Makes Japanese Chart ...:

@Action51 I didn't have to research the numbers. Every week when these get revealed on gaf, it's in a nice table that displays this week's figures, last week's figures, last year's figure for the same week, the total for the year and the total for the same point in the previous year. Considering I see this every single week it's pretty obvious to me exactly how things are going compared to previous years without having to go hunting for figures.

I don't think the sales figures are the only thing that matters, but this is a chart thread so sales figures are pretty relevant. I understand some people don't care about sales figures, but I don't get why those people come in here and moan at those that want to discuss it.

People don't necessarily WANT Nintendo to fail, but their console is seeing unprecented low sales and people want to discuss why. A lot of people have convinced themselves Wii U might not he doing great, but that it's doing okay. It's not. These figures, the European figures and US figures are all terrible. Worse than anything in the last two generations, comparable with the Dreamcast.



Peach64 commented on Mario Party: Island Tour Makes Japanese Chart ...:

Vita gives hope to Wii U. Tons of consoles have turned around poor starts, but if something is still struggling after two years, that's usually the end of it, but Vita sales are way up compared to the last two years. Just a shame it's only in Japan and the market is too small to really matter much.



Peach64 commented on Preview: Mario Golf: World Tour:

I'm actually looking forward to this more than Kirby TD and Mario Kart just because it's been almost 11 years since the last Mario Golf game! Golf seems so suited to handheld gaming too. Nice and relaxing.



Peach64 commented on Nintendo of Europe Confirms Upcoming Game Boy ...:

I'm so torn over these. I really want digital downloads as I don't trust the batteries on old carts, but would really love to be playing these on a portable. I just wish Nintendo would do it like Sony, you buy once and can have it on your console and handheld, and even transfer the saves wirelessly from one ton the other.

I'd buy all those apart from Wario Ware!



Peach64 commented on Shenmue 3 Could Happen Via A Kickstarter Campa...:

I can only seeing it happening as an exclusive for some console. It's highly unlikely to make money, so why would a publisher take it on? The only people that would take a loss on a game are Nintendo, Sony or MS in order to get some buzz about their console.



Peach64 commented on Shenmue 3 Could Happen Via A Kickstarter Campa...:

I would throw large amounts of money at this, but seriously doubt they could raise anywhere near enough. I think Torment has got the most through kickstarter with just over 4 million, which wouldn't even come close. Maybe he could come to some kind of deal like others that if they can raise so much through crowd funding, a publisher will take it on.



Peach64 commented on Nintendo Has "Lost Its Way" But Should Never B...:

I don't think it matters that he's not released a game on Nintendo hardware for years, neither have any of us but we still comment on Nintendo every day. I think anyone involved in this industry is probably going to like Nintendo, but putting games on Nintendo consoles isn't a smart choice right now.

People will assume all these devs are hating, but clearly from the sales numbers a lot of Nintendo fans have not bought a Wii U. Heck, even 3DS had only sold about half as many units as the GBA, so there's a lot of Nintendo fans out there that are unsure about the current state of Nintendo.

When people speak out in the media, it's not hating, but genuinely lamenting the funk one of their favourite game makers are in.