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Wed 26th December, 2012

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Peach64 commented on Nintendo Selects Range on 3DS Has a Handsome P...:

Hopefully we'll see 3D Land, Mario Kart 8 and New Super Mario Bros 2 join the range as I don't think I've seen them new for under £20 while all these current range have been fairly easy to get for lower than this new price apart from Zelda which was £20 last year.



Peach64 commented on Minecraft Game Engine Will Be Ported To Wii U ...:

@Damo But the Wii U has struggled in every market. It's only sold 2.6m in Japan and I'm sure it's behind in Europe top. 600,000 Vitas were sold in Spain compared to around 170,00 for Wii U.

I've not seen any other website report Wii U is ahead of Vita other than Nintendolife.



Peach64 commented on Minecraft Game Engine Will Be Ported To Wii U ...:

This is pretty surprising. You'd have thought Telltale would be using their own engine.

Also I'm pretty sure the Vita has outsold the Wii U, and the gap would have been bigger a year ago when Minecraft was actually released on it.



Peach64 commented on Review: Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash (3DS):

This is one of the more favourable reviews I've read so far. I'll pick it up pre-owned for cheap someday. It's unfortunate just how much of Nintendo's output this year has been like this, but then we sort of knew they would be cost-cutting on Wii U development for quite some time now after it became obvious that hardware wasn't going to turn around. First party 3DS titles have decent sales potential though, so it's a shame to see the same mediocrity spreading to the handheld.

I don't even know if I want it to sell well. Bad sales mean the death of the IP, but good sales show Nintendo they can churn out any old crap and have it sell. So torn.



Peach64 commented on The Team Behind Earthworm Jim Would Like to Ma...:

I love the EWJ games, but there's no need to bring back IP for the sake of it. Why don't they design some new characters and use them instead? I wish Nintendo would do the same when churning out another 2D platformer too.



Peach64 commented on New Euro Wii U Premium Bundle Contains Mario K...:

The unfortunate thing about these bundles is they'll launch at RRP. You've been able to get the MK8 bundle at around £180 for over a year now, and Splatoon is frequently sold for under £20, but this will be £250 to begin with.



Peach64 commented on The Pokémon Company Withdraws Settlement in L...:

It's the same situation as Nintendo and Let's Play Videos. They are certainly within their rights, but it's a jerk move. The money they'll get out of this case is a pittance to a company like TPC but it will ruin this guy's life. The guy isn't making them lose money, nor is he getting rich off the hard work of the TPC.



Peach64 commented on Nielsen Game Rank Lists the Most Anticipated G...:

I'm shocked people still think Xenoblade is going to be a big seller. Review well? Probably. It's not going to make a dent commercially though. Look how poorly it already sold in Japan. Mario Tennis will probably outsell it 5 to 1 unfortunately.



Peach64 commented on A New Shin Megami Tensei Announcement Has Been...:

Probably a port of SMT IV to something. Wii U? PS4? I doubt it will be Vita. People are fooled into thinking it's doing well in Japan because it's the 2nd best selling machine, but anything other 25k a week is a poor seller, even for Japan, and the sales are non existent in other markets.



Peach64 commented on Rumour: Nintendo and DeNA Will Be Revealing th...:

I'm guessing they'll want to use a big name IP just so it's free advertising. I'm even more certain they'll base this entirely on Japan, so forget about any series that is big in the best but unpopular in Japan. Probably some kind of puzzler that is either Mario themed or Nintendo themed like Smash. Will it be good? Probably not. Will it make them more cash than any of their Wii U or 3DS games? Definitely.



Peach64 commented on Nintendo's UK Store Gives Free eShop Copy of A...:

It's a nice gesture but no loss on their part. They've got the sale of the physical copy locked in, and lose nothing from the downloads.

First time I've seen that store fail to get things out for release day though. Usually it's 2 days before release with games and amiibo.



Peach64 commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2015 - Q4 ...:

Just Xenoblade and Project Zero for me, although I still feel really uneasy about dropping £50 on a game. These days I never pay more than £25, but at the same time, I don't trust Nintendo's awful excuse for an account system so if I want physical, it has to be that bloated limited edition. Mario Tennis when it's cheap.

As for eShop, then Shantae for sure and maybe Fast Racing Neo if it reviews well. I've not been so blown away by the footage of it as everyone else seems to be, and it looks a long way from F-Zero to me.



Peach64 commented on Star Fox Zero Delayed To Achieve a "Platinum F...:

I don't mind the delay but I'm not sure how much a game can be improved in just an extra few months. I wouldn't mind if they delayed it all the way to next holiday because what I've seen so far hasn't looked impressive at all.



Peach64 commented on Scalebound was Originally Planned to be a Wii ...:

Sounds like the original concept might have controlled more like Wonderful 101. As much as I love that game, I think I prefer the direct control of Bayonetta. I love W101 because of the art style and the characters, but the gameplay could be tedious at times.



Peach64 commented on Super Mario Maker Back on Top in Japan as 3DS ...:

I don't know why people think things would be any different if Mario Maker was at launch. The Wii U launched with a 2D Mario (possibly the best one in the 'New' series), which are always the best selling titles on recent Nintendo machines. On the DS, Wii, 3DS and Wii U, 2D Mario has been close to Mario Kart in sales figures and leaves other big names like Smash in the dust. There's no indication so far Mario Maker is going to be more popular than NSMBU so I don't think it would have improved things at all.



Peach64 commented on Super Mario Maker Passes One Million Sales:

@rjejr Here in the UK Nintendo don't get to tell retailers what to charge for a title, so price drops are common and tend to happen pretty quick. NSMBU's RRP is £50, but within the first six months it was pretty easily attainable for £15 new. All the releases from this year such as Kirby, Splatoon and Wooly World have been available for under £20 which is less than half Nintendo's recommended price. I'll happily pay £20 for Mario Maker, and I wouldn't be surprised if that happens by the end of November. If not, then certainly by the Janauary sales.



Peach64 commented on Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash Could Possibly be the La...:

This is a weird one for me. I loved the original Chibi Robo on Gamecube, but the several sequels all feel very different as Nintendo tried to chase higher sales, and in my opinion, nowhere near as fun. It would be a shame to see the franchise killed off, but I think for me, it's already gone. If this one succeeds, we're going to get more 2D side scrolling Chibi Robo, but that's not the Chibi Robo I fell in love with.

@EarthboundBenjy The DS game came out in the States, and as the DS is region free, you can play it on your UK machine. It's not too expensive either. Should be able to get it for £15-20.



Peach64 commented on Super Mario Maker Passes One Million Sales:

It will be interesting to see how sales figures compare to NSMBU. Will it sell on the crazy numbers the last four 2D Mario games sold, or will people be put off that it's mostly user generated content? I'm waiting for it to get cheaper when normally I'd be day one for Mario.



Peach64 commented on Talking Point: Why Does Investor Confidence in...:

It's just natural. Right now Nintendo stock is a huge gamble because nobody knows what this guy's goals are. Stock traders don't really like to deal with gambles, so people are selling stock. It's not really a sign that people don't like him. I'm sure once they give us the details of that first mobile game they'll shoot up again and probably remain high once that whole project is up and running and making mega money.



Peach64 commented on Climate "Not Healthy" For Dedicated Handheld G...:

He's correct. Nintendo's main competition lost 70 million sales between generations so it should have made it easier for Nintendo to perform better this gen, but instead they're going to end up with what is comfortably their lowest selling handheld. Mobile game dwarfs the dedicated handheld market and the gap is going to continue growing.

230 million people bought a handheld last gen. 65 million people have bought one this gen and it's almost over.



Peach64 commented on Retailers In North America Merge Wii U & 3DS L...:

I think this is just to save space since software for neither machine is selling that well. They probably want to make room for PS4 and Xbone software.

It seems a really wasteful use of space though. People are commenting on how large the display area is, but with the game cases facing front like that and so spread out, there's probably less games there than you'd get on the tiny shelving units Game have their Nintendo stuff on these days. Turn all those games so the spine is facing out and put them together and it would look smaller than even the smallest Nintendo section at a Game.



Peach64 commented on Super Mario Maker Hangs Tough in UK Charts as ...:

A 56% drop is great news. It's normal for a big title, even a Nintendo title to drop 75-85 percent in the second week. Nothing wrong with getting outsold by new releases either because week 1 sales are so huge.



Peach64 commented on Talking Point: Star Fox Zero's Delay Could Be ...:

@TruenoGT People are dismissing XBX in terms of sales, not critical reception. Xenoblade Chronicles was certainly not one of the biggest selling games of last gen, selling less than a million on a console with a 100 million userbase. That's less than 1% of the console owners. Final Fantasy is considered a AAA franchise because the last one sold over 7 million copies (which was low for the franchise compared to PS2 and PS1 entries). XBX will get more buzz on gaming sites than Star Fox but Star Fox would have sold more if they'd both been released this holiday.



Peach64 commented on Talking Point: Star Fox Zero's Delay Could Be ...:

@Sinton Japan is a tiny market these days. Nintendo games top the chart in Japan and hardly make a dent in NA in Europe, but they sell way more copies in NA and Europe.

Q4 is also hugely important. In November and December combined in the US they usually shift almost a million Wii U units. In the other 10 months combined they often don't even shift half a million.



Peach64 commented on Talking Point: Star Fox Zero's Delay Could Be ...:

I think from a sales perspective the nail was most way in by January 2014 after two failed Christmas periods. I can't think of any console that's 'turned it around' after failing that hard for just one Christmas period, let alone two. If it needed any more confirmation then MK8 failing to cause any significant hardware bump was it. It was never going to miraculously turn around 3 years into it's life, not even if we'd got Zelda and Star Fox this year.

We should just enjoy it while it lasts. It's no indication of the library but there's no doubt this machine is a collossal flop in terms of sales.



Peach64 commented on Miyamoto: Star Fox Zero Has Been Delayed "I am...:

It looked like it needed it, but my worry is this is just another of those Nintendo delays where they hold back a finished game to be more strategic with releases. The game itself might not actually have an extra work done on it.



Peach64 commented on Tatsumi Kimishima Named As New Nintendo President:

He seems to be definitely from the business side of things rather than gaming. I don't suppose it matters too much as Nintendo has already made the move into mobile gaming, but I'm sure this guy would be taking them there even if they'd resisted up to now.

Not coming from the development side doesn't mean much. Don Mattrick was a developer that worked his way up and has been one of the worst things to happen in gaming in recent memory.



Peach64 commented on Disney Infinity 3.0's Toy Box Mode Offers Blat...:

I don't think people are really understanding the point of this. It would be like someone trying to re-create a Sonic the hedgehog level in Mario Maker. You couldn't sue for that. Just like you can't sue when people re-create characters form other games in the create a character mode in a wrestling game for instance.



Peach64 commented on Nintendo Confirms Seven Million amiibo Sales i...:

Wii U sales are again 42k. It's heading for it's worst year of sales so far at this rate. I'm sure Mario Maker will give it a bump, and Nintendo will no doubt use percentage increase as a way to make headlines, but I can't see this holiday line-up selling as much hardware as last year's did.



Peach64 commented on Rumours and Speculation Stir Over Potential In...:

It would be really smart of Nintendo to reveal their first smartphone game at this event. Apple would love to have it happen at their event, and the audience for this will be so much bigger than any Nintendo Direct ever, so Nintendo would benefit hugely too.



Peach64 commented on Review: Super Mario Maker (Wii U):

After watching the plethora of streams in the last week, I've actually cancelled my pre-order. I'll pick it up cheap later on. I love Mario but not games built around user generated content. I don't think I'll miss it too much between Metal Gear Solid V, Fallout 4 and Xenoblade anyways.



Peach64 commented on Rumour: XSEED Less Than Happy With Nintendo's ...:

When anonymous sources are given, people demand to know the identity before they acknowledge what is said. When an NoA employee makes a statement in public, he gets fired. You see the problem here?

Certain people have been right enough times to earn my trust and Unseen64 is definitely one of them. You also don't BS about stuff like that on Neogaf. People do hard research, and you get banned. There's a ton of industry insiders on there and the truth comes out, but you're never going to get named sources. This doesn't mean thing are not true. There's just too much evidence showing NoA dropped this and then performed a u turn.



Peach64 commented on Minecraft: Story Mode is Heading to Wii U:

Well it seems a pretty solid rumour that the Walking Dead game is coming to Wii U. If they have the engine running, then there's no reason why Wolf Among Us and Game of Thrones won't come too. Here's hoping!



Peach64 commented on Talking Point: The Argument For And Against am...:

I don't think it will harm amiibo sales at all. I can't imagine many people buy the things for the functionality because it barely exists. They're cool as little figures, but Nintendo completely failed to make them as compelling as their rivals in terms of what they bring to gameplay.



Peach64 commented on Nintendo Confirms Super Mario Maker Console Bu...:

@RainbowGazelle @A01 TheGameCollection have had Yoshi, Kirby and Splatoon for pre-order at £24.99, and they've had Yoshi and Kirby up for £19.99 several times since they came out.

I think Nintendo might have re-printed quite a lot of titles lately as Tropical Freeze is new for £28 at TGC, Wonderful 101 is new for under £18 at Amazon and Pikmin 3 is available at them both new for £30, where all 3 titles were hard to get an expensive a year ago.



Peach64 commented on Nintendo Confirms Super Mario Maker Console Bu...:

Why would they release two games in one day when there's been no games most of the year. On the same week as Star Wars Battlefront too.

I'll get Star Fox if it comes up for the frequent £25 price point but otherwise I'll wait. Kirby, Yoshi and Splatoon were available for under £20 within weeks. Xenoblade I'll happily pay £40 for.