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Wed 26th December, 2012

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Peach64 commented on Talking Point: Platinum Games Has Secured a Go...:

I'm so thankful Platinum are still sought after by Publishers despite their games having pretty terrible sales records. It's still a disappointment to see games like Bayonetta 2 flop in Japan (and there's no sugar-coating it, even for a niche title, it flopped), but at least we don't have to worry that a game not selling means the end for this fantastic studio.

I don't really expect it to happen, but I really think Kamiya could produce the best Star Fox game we've ever seen. He's led games that have nailed the on-rail shooting sections, and he's led games that have more than nailed the on-foot sections that always seem to be the downfall of Star Fox games post SF64.



Peach64 commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Continues to Thrash ...:

@MoonKnight7 I agree that expecting It to match 3DS sales is unfair but it's going to be Nintendo's lowest selling handheld by quite a margin. The GBA did 80 million and has been replaced after 3 years. The 3DS is almost at 4 years old now and 2013 was probably it's peak in terms of sales. The library is fantastic, so it suggests that a huge part of the handheld market has moved to mobile.



Peach64 commented on's £180 Wii U Bundle with Bayonetta...:

Last week they did had the Wii U and Smash Bros for the same price.

I much prefer my Nintendo consoles in white. If you're downloading games then the 32GB is not enough either, so may as well just pick the colour you prefer.



Peach64 commented on Nintendo Download: 23rd October (Europe):

@IxC Amazon put it up for that price months ago and told everyone it came with Bayonetta 1. After the direct, they sent everyone a mail to say it was a mistake and they could cancel and re-order the special edition. I guess a lot of people made a fuss as a week later they upgraded then all to special editions.

The Game Collection have it up for £38.95 at the moment.



Peach64 commented on Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Wii U Delay Seems to b...:

I always figured the 32gb model was for those that didn't intend to download much. 32gb is nothing in this day and age. Heck, it was nothing 9 years ago when the 360 launched. If you want to get digital releases, you'll need an external HD, so why bother spending extra on the internal memory that won't be needed?



Peach64 commented on Nintendo Celebrates Super Smash Bros. and Wii ...:

Can people stop slating the UK chart now? FIFA ahead of Smash and PS4 outselling Wii U by 6 to 1 in the States, but apparently it's the UK that hates Nintendo. Sure, it's not doing well over here, but it's not doing well anywhere. Even in Japan where most weeks it's the top selling console, the numbers are tiny. Sorry, I know people will say I'm being negative, but it's really frustrating that every week we see people commenting that this stuff is doing so bad in the UK that Nintendo should pull out, when it's really doing no better in the US. The Wii U has seen way more top ten appearances in the UK than in the US.



Peach64 commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Ships Over Two Milli...:

I'm very torn over this one. Loved Monster Hunter on Wii U but couldn't get on with the 3DS game, so I don't think I'll be picking this up. It makes me wonder if we'll be seeing it on any console at all. Why would they bother working on a console port when they could just do another 3DS version and sell so many more copies.



Peach64 commented on New Nintendo 3DS LL Outsells Standard Model By...:

I'm not surprised. I think worldwide 3DS sales only really took off with the release of the XL? The screen on the regular one is just way too small for me, although I do really love the faceplates on the regular sized one.



Peach64 commented on Shovel Knight For Wii U & 3DS Launches In Euro...:

I'll probably pick it up on sale but I got the Steam version almost 6 months ago. The game is great but in this era where 99% of games get simultaneous release on North America and Europe, such a delay really isn't accepeable.



Peach64 commented on Hardware Review: The New Nintendo 3DS Is The B...:

I do think it's a bit of a cynical update in response to struggling sales, but it's definitely an upgrade in every area, and it's probably going to sell very well as a high percentage of current owners buy again. I do wish they'd moved the headphone jack to the top though, as it always seems to get in the way where it is now, for me anyway. I'm not planning an upgrade anytime soon, but will be tempted if there's any good deals about, which was happening a lot with the 3DS XL for the first 6-12 months of it's life. I managed to pick up the white bundle with Mario Kart 7 and Mario 3D Land included for £135.



Peach64 commented on Bayonetta 2 Demo Now Live In The European Wii ...:

The demo is fantastic. It FEELS just like the original game did. I was already impressed by the reviews and footage, but when a sequel loses the original director, you always worry a bit. Games like Viewtiful Joe 2 and Devil May Cry 2, although very good games, were not quite as good as their Kamiya-led predecessors.



Peach64 commented on Capcom Won't Greenlight Sequels If A Game Does...:

There's a great Kotaku interview with David Braben about how the games industry was just as driven by profit 30 years ago. These companies all exist to make money. Games these days cost a lot to make. Teams of 100 people are pretty common, all those people are far above minimum wage too, for three years or more.

Everybody does this, especially Nintendo.



Peach64 commented on Super Smash Bros. Takes the Lead in Japan Once...:

Next few weeks should be crazy with New 3DS and Monster Hunter. Still disappointed by both Bayonetta and Fatal Frame's sales. People might call them niche, but there's no competition for them on Wii U. They're at the very least in the top 6 biggest games on the console in the whole year.



Peach64 commented on Video: Here Are Some Fun Facts About The Might...:

DYKG is putting out a lot of great Nintendo-related content recently :) I loved the Gamecube. To me, it was the end of the Nintendo that existed when I was growing up, although I didn't know it at the time. Metroid Prime, F-Zero GX and Wind Waker, so many good memories :)



Peach64 commented on Official Nintendo Magazine Announces Closure i...:

Unfortunately the Internet has done away with many of the reasons people bought gaming magazines. They need to either be something different like Retro or have that highly regarded writing such as Edge, because they'll never be first with the news anymore.



Peach64 commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Battles Int...:

I didn't realise there were so many good games released last week. I'm sure Smash sold well. It probably moved more units in 4th place this week than the top seller did 2 weeks ago. It's a bit concerning that Chart Track have reduced the 3DS chart to a top 5, but I think it says a lot when the 5th best selling game is MK7 which is 3 years old and the 4th best seller is New Leaf which itself has been out almost 18 months. I doubt those two are selling many copies each week at this stage.



Peach64 commented on Nintendo Confirms Two More Début Releases Com...:

Definitely picking up Harmony of Dissonance when it shows up in Europe. It's hard to tell what that will be though. Sometimes these games show up in both regions within weeks of each other, and other times it can take 18 months (Mario Golf).



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.