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Wed 26th December, 2012

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Peach64 commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Questionable Expo Ba...:

It's a huge shame, as I love Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U, but can't stand playing it on the 3DS. I don't like playing the PSP ones either, even tried them on a Vita. I think if Monster Hunter is going to appear on home consoles again, it's probably going to be the PS4, but it wouldn't surprise me if they just stick to handheld.



Peach64 commented on Super Smash Bros. Slams the Competition Yet Ag...:

Great for the 3DS that its still sell fairly well in the face of a new model right around the corner, and great that Yokai Watch 2 is still selling so high.

On the flipside, Bayonetta gets the expected week 2 drop off, and combined with Fatal Frame's figures don't send a good message at all about how non Nintendo developed games will sell on Wii U.



Peach64 commented on Naughty German Retailer Breaks Super Smash Bro...:

My copy was sent out yesterday. They did the same with FIFA last week and it arrived on the wednesday so it will probably be the same. I'm not really fussed on getting this one early as I only bought it to play at Street Pass meet ups and that's not til saturday.

It's always been this way with online pre-orders. I've been getting stuff 1 or 2 days early for over 10 years now, and never understand why people go to midnight launches at places like Game, and usually pay quite a bit more for it. I'm only paying £29, while Game probably charge for £40.



Peach64 commented on Fantasy Life Makes Top 10 UK Chart Début as H...:

@Caryslan The NES and SNES weren't that big in the UK because Nintendo hardly made any effort, as they didn't consider it a major market. They didn't even put the NES out themselves, but licensed it to Mattel who barely pushed it at all (they made the current level of Wii U advertising look like a media onslaught). It was only when they saw the Playstation take off did they try and make a serious effort, but they over-priced everything and there were long delays compared to releases in Japan and North America, and without the Nintendo nostalgia, people just went for the Playstation. The Wii WAS the biggest seller in the UK from last gen until it recently got surpassed by the 360 (just like it did in the States), and Mario Kart Wii is still the highest selling console game. The UK market generally doesn't play favourites but will go for the console that's most appealing, which is why all 3 console makers have had their place at number one.

I've said this over and over on here, but people always refer to the Wii U doing bad in the UK, but it's done no better in the States. Most big games have charted higher in the UK than they have in the States, that's for sure. Mario Kart was 2nd behind Watch Dogs in both regions, while in the US, the only other game to get in the top 10 was DK: Tropical Freeze, while in the UK, Hyrule Warriors, Wind Waker HD, Pikmin 3, and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate have all been top 10.



Peach64 commented on Koei Tecmo Europe All But Confirms Fatal Frame...:

@WanderingPB I'd love to know how you see my comment as trolling. I said it was expected, which is based on the fact they never brought Fatal Frame 4 out, on a much better selling console, and I said it was disappointing, as I've played the first 3 and love them all. I'd be delighted if Nintendo announced the localisation at their next direct, but I wouldn't hold my breath. As much as it's considered a big game on here, it wouldn't sell well in the west.

And FYI I do have a Wii U and I also have W101. Got Bayonetta 2 pre-ordered too.



Peach64 commented on Nintendo 64x64: F-Zero X:

I prefer GX, but this game was still pretty damn special. So sad that this and Wipeout now appear to be dead franchises.



Peach64 commented on Fantasy Life Makes Top 10 UK Chart Début as H...:

FIFA is actually a good game. It's by far the best reviewed sports game on metacritic. The only people that have anything bad to say about it are those that don't play it. It's certainly reviewed far better than Hyrule Warriors and Fantasy Life.

I think Smash has a great chance at being no 1 in the single format chart. Game sales are hugely front loaded. FIFA will drop by 80% or more next week, while loads will be picking up Smash on friday.



Peach64 commented on Super Smash Bros. Continues Chart Domination i...:

It's disappointing, but I'm sure Nintendo were expecting it. I mean, the first one was a sales flop, that's how Nintendo managed to bag the sequel as Sega didn't want it, and now it comes out on what is a pretty poorly selling console. I don't think Nintendo paid for the sequel to be a big seller, but to give it's new console some credibility with hardcore gamers, which I think it has done.



Peach64 commented on Nintendo Rolling Out New In-Store Digital Dist...:

Sounds like an improvement over the other system, at least from a retailer's point of view, but there's still so much work to go in terms of digital pricing before I'd seriously consider it on a Nintendo console.



Peach64 commented on Hyrule Warriors Battles Its Way to Number 3 in...:

Probably about what was expected. I'd have been shocked if it had beaten Destiny and Infinity, but also pretty surprised if it was any lower with so few games released recently. Sad about Curtain Call being so low though.



Peach64 commented on Review: Bayonetta (Wii U eShop):

Any word on the technical quality of the port? Bayonetta on 360 is one of my favourite games of all time but the PS3 port was pretty bad, with terrible frame rate and poor controls. Dips in frame rate get mentioned but is it closer to 360 or PS3? Is it as good as the 360?

Oh, and it's very much not a free extra in Europe. The solus versions is £30 and and the double pack is £50. Considering you can pick it up on 360 for a few pounds, there's definitely a decision to be made.



Peach64 commented on Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Thrashes the Competi...:

Surprised at both how well Destiny sold and how there was barely a bump for 3DS. I know people might be holding off the new model, but a year ago this week Monster Hunter 4 launched and 3DS sold 276,000. That's a real system seller. I think Smash is going to be like Mario Kart, in that it sells amazingly well, but probably doesn't do much for hardware since it's aimed at typical Nintendo fans, and I think most typical fans will have a 3DS and Wii U by now.



Peach64 commented on Review: Hyrule Warriors (Wii U):

Sounds like it's just what most people expected from a Warriors game with a Zelda skin. I'll pick it up, but probably when it's a lot cheaper.



Peach64 commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Sells Over ...:

No surprise really.

I'm still surprised Nintendo released the 3DS one first. There's no question the Wii U version will be the main game, but the 3DS version is almost certainly going to outsell it because of the sheer number of systems out there.

Some of Nintendo's more casual fans might have bought a Wii U if Smash had come out on it first, but now they'll probably be satisfied picking it up on the 3DS they already have.



Peach64 commented on The GameCube is 13 Years Old:

I love the Cube. Shows you don't need gimmicky hardware innovation to have that Nintendo magic, just a great library of games. Metroid Prime, Resident Evil 4 and Wind Waker are my fondest memories but special mentions to Rogue Leader, Super Monkeyball and Viewtiful Joe.



Peach64 commented on Talking Point: The Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo ...:

I don't think it was the best way to do it. Sure it generated a lot of posts but that was mostly due to people posting upwards of 10 times each asking for a code. What advantage do Nintendo get with a limited release? Set up an automated twitter response so anyone that tweets Nintendo with #SmashBros3DS gets a DM with a code in, and then nobody misses out and Nintendo would surely have a trending topic on Twitter.

I don't think they really need demos of big games. Was anyone here on the fence? We all know we're buying Mario Kart and Smash Bros from the day they get announced. It'd why I've found it frustrating that so much of Nintendo's directs and mediabriefings over the last 18 months has focused so hard on these. They are not the games that need to be pushed.



Peach64 commented on Demo for Super Smash Bros. 3DS Announced for N...:

I got an email. Going to share it with the people at my 3DS street pass meet up tomorrow, but the mail says unlike a regular demo, there's no limit to how many times you can play it.

"This demo offers five characters and one stage to battle with, but unlike a regular demo, there’s no limit to the number of times you can play it. And because four people can battle together via local wireless connection, you and your friends can all start practising combos and strategies for the full game"



Peach64 commented on Feature: The Nintendo 64 Controller and the Ri...:

Never liked the N64 controlled. After the SNES, Nintendo was trying too hard to introduce innovation in it's hardware when it wasn't really needed. The dual shock has hardly changed in 20 years because it's a really good design and there's no need to introduce change for the sake of change. Leave innovation up to the software.

Oh, and that gen of consoles is definitely retro in my head. Most magazines that cover retro gaming such as Retro Gamer and Games TM consider it retro too, and have done for a long time now. It was 20 years ago.



Peach64 commented on Project CARS Wii U Delay Was To Ensure It's As...:

It's not as simple as the ones they started working on first should be done first. I guess since the PS4 and Xbone are so close to a PC in terms of architecture it took very little time to modify their existing PC code to produce builds for those two consoles. Obviously Wii U is very different, so is going to take a lot more work.

I don't buy the theory that a late release on Wii U loses them sales. If they release it on Wii U in November, the only people buying are those that only have a Wii U. That crowd aren't going to be able to go out and get it on another platform, so it shouldn't be releasing to a smaller audience when it finally does come out. Sure, some people won't get it out of protest, but those kinds of numbers are insignificant when you're talking about the millions of units games sell these days.



Peach64 commented on Bayonetta 2 Casting Its Spell In Europe On Oct...:

Solus for me. Bayonetta would have been a great free extra but I'm not paying £15 extra for it when I've played it so many times before. I only paid £17 for it the first time and that was less than a month after launch.



Peach64 commented on Poll: Tell Us What You Think of the New Ninten...:

I was pretty excited by the reveal, mainly for the brighter screen and the exchangeable faceplates, however, now it's not clear that the screen even is improved, the the faceplates are just for the normal sized one. So I'm not sure I'll be upgrading from my white XL which suits me just fine.

I'm sure it will sell by the bucketload however.



Peach64 commented on Nintendo UK Outlines September's Dazzling Zeld...:

I know people will call me negative again, but those are really poor discounts compared to the sales on other platforms. Hyrule Warriors has been available for £28 physically, which is way less than this discounted price. Ocarina 3D is now 3 years old, but the discounted price is £26?

Last week I got Bioshock Infinite for £6.19 on PSN, almost 90% off. Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes is only 5 months old and was down to £9.99, which is 50% off. Wolfenstein: The New Order, only a month old and 50% off to make it £19.99.