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Wed 26th December, 2012

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Peach64 commented on Review: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Qu...:

The 50/60hz one is a weird one. On the one hand, I played them in 50hz back in the day and loved them, so maybe there's no real reason to kick up a fuss now. On the other hand, when it's so easy to give us the 60hz rom like they did with DKC and DKC3, why didn't they with this? Because of the way the Wii U forces games to run at 60hz, it leaves this with a stuttering frame rate that wasn't a problem on the original SNES or the Wii VC releases.



Peach64 commented on "Pre-Download" Service to Kick Off With Super ...:

@Jonny Two and a half years is 'so soon'? :p

It's about time! All they need now is a real account system and some decent sales and I'd feel comfortable buying digital on their hardware. And no, calling up Nintendo to see if they can restore your purchases on a your new machine does not count as a proper account system.



Peach64 commented on Satoru Iwata Outlines Nintendo's First QOL Pla...:

It's a very crowded market, that's for sure. I'm expecting some kind of brain training type of product that monitors a person's mental health to help deal with undetected depression. I do a lot with QOL on my job and mental health awareness is a hot topic right now.



Peach64 commented on Review: Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (Wii U...:

@Emblem To be fair to Eurogamer, they didn't really mark it down because it was too hard. They give plenty of tough games high scores, and even touch on this in the opening. They mark it down for stuff like the game auto checkpointing them the moment they died on several occasions, which is not difficulty, that's bad game design.



Peach64 commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Rushes Towards 2 Mil...:

Bring the top selling console in Japan is like being named the world's tallest dwarf. It's sad how unimportant that market has become considering how dominant it was for such a long time. The top seller doesn't even break 40k a month, and that's nowhere near enough to support a console. Japanese publishers either have to make their games with the west in mind, or go mobile.



Peach64 commented on Nintendo Returns to Profit as Wii U Sales Show...:

Wii U should easily hit the 3.6 million as all hardware gets a major, major boost in November and December. As always it's bittersweet, as though its a big improvement last year, it's still quite poor, still having sold less than the Gamecube and Dreamcast at this stage of the lifespan. I really don't think the 3DS will come close to 12 million though. The new 3DS will launch well due to upgraders, but I don't know how many brand new 3DS owners it will attract. They'll definitely want to launch it in the west before the end of the financial year though which is good for us.



Peach64 commented on Developers Reflect on F-Zero As It Passes Ten ...:

I'd love a new one but I think the only way it's happening is if they get an outside studio like Sumo to do it. Funnily enough, some ex wipeout devs launched a kickstarter today for a futuristic racer. I'm much more optimistic when an experienced dev like that begins work on something as opposed to inexperienced devs announcing a game 'inspired' by a classic.



Peach64 commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

@BinaryFragger @Dipper723 That's what I meant with how things are different here in the UK in terms of retailer choosing a price at which things sell, rather than being told by the publisher. You can buy a 3DS for £150 in the UK, because nobody sells at RRP after launch. However, they come out with a new bundle like the Smash one and it's £200 for the first month.



Peach64 commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

It's crazy how different the situation is over here in Europe. I don't think any of the three consoles have been sold for the RRP since the first few weeks of their availability. You can get a Wii U and a good game for £180 most of the time, while PS4 and Xbone at their cheapest with a good game have been about £280, and most of the time £300, so Wii U still has quite a big price advantage.

Still, a price cut will always help, but maybe not as much as they want. The Wii U is trying to be a gamer's second console right now, but the vast majority of gamers haven't even bought their main console for generation 8, let alone thinking about their second. Save the price cut for next Christmas and Zelda.

Oh, and I still don't see what's so great about bundles. I keep saying a Wii U + Smash bundle would sell crazy numbers, but why? People can go buy a Wii U and they can go and buy Smash. Judging by the Mario Kart bundle, it's not like you're saving any money by getting an official bundle compared to just getting a standalone machine and the game. Sure, people that were going to buy anyway would probably get that option, but I doubt there's many people that have no interest in picking up a Wii U and Smash separately, that would suddenly change their mind if they came in the same box.



Peach64 commented on Bayonetta 2 Kicks Into The Top 10 in UK Charts:

Hard to tell how well it's done without numbers, but that's pretty solid. The original was 5th in its first week but for all we know this could have sold more. The one thing the original had was that it took people by surprise so it's sales weren't as front loaded as this surely will be.



Peach64 commented on Poll: Buying Bayonetta 2 - eShop Convenience o...:

I've noticed in the US, people seem to buy in store a lot more. With publishers setting prices, I suppose there's no price advantage for online, and I guess with it being such a big country, you don't get the early delivery like we do here in the UK. Over here it's a no brainer to order online over a brick an mortar store. 25% or more cheaper, and 9 times out of 10 you get it delivered before day of release. Never really any stock problems either.

@Emblem Actually quite a few retailers beat Amazon for price and delivery these days. ShopTo and TheGameCollection are always cheaper and always deliver 1 or 2 days before release.



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.