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Peach64

Peach64

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#1

Peach64 commented on Grab a Cool Free Keychain With Selected Produc...:

I got two emails from them this week. The free key ring offer and a 10% off code. I had a quick look and the pricing is still laughable. Does anyone actually order games from them at £49.99 when you can get them on Amazon or ShopTo for £30 or less? I just don't understand it.

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#3

Peach64 commented on Video: How Does Watch Dogs Wii U Compare To Th...:

I've not played the Wii U version, but the PS3 one is terrible. This isn't a case of them just doing an up-ressed version on the PS4 and Xbone, but rather it's a game meant for those consoles which they've tried to get running on older machines.

And people shouldn't be so quick to judge Ubisoft for being lazy. Countless developers have said the Wii U is hard to port to. Not hard to DEVELOP for, but hard to take your 360/PS3/Xbone/PS4 game and get it running on the Wii U which is set up very, very differently inside. Nintendo will be able to get the best out of it because they can make games build purposefully for the Wii U, designed to play to it's strengths and avoid it's flaws, and when a game is built that way it can look and play incredible. A multi platform game will never do that, and no third party is going to do that either due to how bad the games sell. Ubisoft could have spent 4 years making a Watch Dogs ground up for this console but that would be a sure way to lose millions upon millions.

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#4

Peach64 commented on Feature: Five Reasons To Choose Wii U This Hol...:

I think for most people it has to be the games. The selection of indies/eShop games is still quite poor compared to the competition IMO, and the Virtual Console is fairly poor in comparison to the Wii. I also think if it's the 2015 games you want, then you should possibly wait for 2015 as there's always a chance of a price drop.

But right now you can pick up a Wii U with New Super Mario Bros U, Wonderful 101, Pikmin 3, Super Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Mario Kart 8, Bayonetta 2 and Super Smash Bros. If none of those interest you, then I don't think the console will EVER be for you.

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#5

Peach64 commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Storm Jap...:

They've also announced 3 million sales for Japan, North America and Australia combined. That's physical and digital. Would have expected North America to have sold more than Japan but guess Smash took some sales.

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#7

Peach64 commented on 1.5 Million Copies Of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Al...:

Pretty much as expected. Huge software sales, but not a huge impact on hardware. I imagine MOST Pokemon fans would have upgraded last year for X/Y. There won't be many that felt that game wasn't worth upgrading for but a remake is.

I wonder what's next from them. We've had a new Pokemon game for 3 holidays in a row now, but will they go for 4 in a row? It seems too early for the next generation, and they won't do another remake so soon, but they also seem to have dropped the idea of the combined versions from the older generations. Hmmmmm.

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#8

Peach64 commented on Amazon UK Offers Bargain Prices to Shift Its W...:

The Mario Kart and 3D World one is an amazing deal. I think the Smash one was done by Zavvi for £10 less a month or so ago?

I think Nintendo are still producing these too. It was pretty hard to find one of these back in June, but in the last few months there's tons of retailers discounting the white models. You're missing nothing by going with this system as mentioned in the article, if you don't download games, you won't mind the small HD, and if you DO download games, the 32GB system won't be enough anyway and you'll need an external HD.

Always preferred Nintendo hardware in white! My 3DS Lite, Wii, 3DS XL and Wii U all match :D

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#9

Peach64 commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Sells Nearly 500,0...:

There's a half million extra Wii U owners in the US since MK8 launched though. The game was always going to be a big seller, especially at launch. Hopefully it can give the system a boost now, as I don't think Zelda or Xenoblade will move as many systems as MK and Smash. This is the Wii U's big moment.

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#12

Peach64 commented on Sonic Boom Wii U And 3DS Both Stall Outside Of...:

I can't even imagine how bad Watch Dogs must have done. Sonic Boom was 3rd on the Wii U chart, and didn't make the all formats top 40 which means it probably sold under 2000 units. Now imagine how bad Watch Dogs must have sold for it to come 14th in the Wii U chart, right below a 2 year old FIFA game.

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#13

Peach64 commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U GameCube Controlle...:

I too wonder if they just shipped horribly low stock or if people really love the Gamecube controller. I don't really get it. I think the Pro Controller for Wii U is the best controller they've ever made. So comfy, and if it had analog triggers (and maybe the Xbone's force feedback ones) it would be perfect.

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#14

Peach64 commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Emphasizes the Nintendo Diffe...:

But I don't think Amazon want to be a major console maker. There's too much risk, as Nintendo are experiencing right now. They want to make cheap devices people plug into their TVs and they buy cheap games for, like they do on mobiles and tablets. It's a competitor for sure, but not in the same way MS and Sony are, more like how Apple took away most of the handheld market.

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#15

Peach64 commented on Talking Point: Super Smash Bros. Can Finally R...:

Really fascinating to see what it does for Wii U hardware. I still feel there's a big chance a big percentage of the 'Smash crowd' are Nintendo die hards enough to already own a Wii U, which means we could see another MK8 situation, where the game sells amazingly well but does little for hardware.

Of course, console sales go up phenomenally in November and December even WITHOUT a big game due to all those people that have waited til Christmas to make their big purchase, so it's going to kind of mask the true impact of the game. I have no doubt November and December's NPDs will bring 'Wii U sees large percentage increase in sales' headlines, but it also got those last year without the big games.

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#16

Peach64 commented on Anniversary: The Nintendo DS is Now 10 Years Old:

I imported a US launch model as the UK had to wait FOUR MONTHS for it. Unfortunately the D-pad broke within 6 months, and Nintendo UK customer support said it wasn't their problem, and US customer support said they're only for US citizens, so I was left with a useless system. I didn't get another one until the Lite launched, and I loved that one so much it wiped out my earlier frustration.

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#17

Peach64 commented on Nintendo Secures Plenty of Nominations in The ...:

My initial reaction to these was that nobody could complain about the nominations. No Titanfall, Watchdogs, Destiny, Call of Duty or Assassins Creed near GOTY. No suggestions of them picking based on sales or being paid off by big publishers. I underestimated the bitterness of Nintendo fanboys however. People wouldn't be happy unless they filled the GOTY category out with stuff like Hyrule Warriors just to make it all Nintendo. And Fantasy Life? I can understand people liking it, but it was not a well reviewed game.

I can definitely see MK8 and Smash winning their categories and Bayonetta getting best action and overall GOTY.

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#18

Peach64 commented on Nintendo Secures Plenty of Nominations in The ...:

Stuff like Smash Bros and Mario Kart are highly unlikely to show up in a GOTY category. They're like sports games. It doesn't matter how good they are, they're the sort of game that is always surpassed by the next iteration.

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#20

Peach64 commented on Review: Mario Kart Super Circuit (Wii U eShop ...:

My favourite MK! I don't really like when they go back to 2D with Mario and Zelda games but I'd love to see MK done in that way. Get rid of all the different vehicles, the glider and underwater bits, stick everyone back in a go kart,

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#21

Peach64 commented on Suda51 Explains The Origins Of No More Heroes ...:

I love No More Heroes despite acknowledging it has many, many problems. It gave me so much hope for what might be done with the motion controls. I was really disappointed to see the gorgeous looking Lily Bergamo was turned into Let It Die.

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#22

Peach64 commented on New Super Mario Bros. Wii Hits 10 Million Sale...:

And this is why after 10 years of almost no 2D platformers at all, we've seen a flood of them in the last 5 years. I count 11 Nintendo developed 2D platformers since 2009, and only 3 3D platformers... two of which had almost 2D gameplay (3D World/3D Land).

I'm happy Nintendo has had this success but as someone that loves 3D platformers and doesn't really like 2D ones, I wish they'd even it out a bit more, but like everyone else, they'll keep focusing on what sells. NSMBU vastly outselling 3D World is just going to compound it.

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#23

Peach64 commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U):

Got to laugh at these comments. It's like you're all reviewing NLife, and they're a disappointment unless they give it a 10.

People also saying 'too long to read, pointless without a score' make me sad.

Good review! No score needed for me. It's all the writing.

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#24

Peach64 commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Thrown off its Perch...:

Those darn Japanese. All they care about is FPS and football games. Shame about Captain Toad. It was never going to be a huge hit but I thought it would do decent numbers being a Nintendo developed game.

Nice to see everything get a bit of a bump, but it's still a dead market. 15k a week will not be a sustainable console and neither Wii U or PS4 will keep that number up either. It's a real shame we won't really be able to tell what impact Smash has, as it's going to be released right at the start of the period where all hardware sales explode regardless of new releases.

It's not Captain Toad that caused the spike, it's probably new bundles. PS4, Wii U and Vita all got new bundles.

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#26

Peach64 commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

I think it's safe to say the Xbone has surpassed the Wii U in sales too. MS announced they're close to 10 million shipped. And before anyone tries to point out shipped does not mean sold... it does to these companies. Nintendo's 7.3 million figure was how many they shipped too. Every console sales figure you have ever seen is shipped. For a brief period Sony could say they were selling through to customers, because they were still selling out, so sold to customers = shipped. The shipped figure will never be too much higher than sold because retail simply won't keep buying stock off manufacturers unless they're shifting what they already have.

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#27

Peach64 commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

For me it's a secondary console, and in that respect it's been great. The droughts don't bother me, I just get to play the great games as they release. It's a complete disaster in terms of sales though. People are still trying to convince themselves it's just a bit poor, but it's tracking behind every other Nintendo console. This Christmas is probably it's peak. Personally, 2015 is filled with far more interesting games than 2014, but will any of them sell more systems than Mario Kart and Smash Bros? I doubt it very much.

The only downsides on a personal level are the scales still being tipped slightly towards the casual player. Super Mario 3D World is a very good game, but I'm a bit disappointed that the 3D Mario series has now gone down the casual linearity route of the NSMB series. I just wish Nintendo would throw a little more out for the long time Nintendo gamer. I'm pretty sure Zelda will do that in part, and I'm hopeful Star Fox might, but the stuff Miyamoto says these days does not fill me with confidence.

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#28

Peach64 commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:

At the end of the day, everything he says is PR. There's nothing to analyse in terms of their plans. He told us before there would be no price cut, then they dropped the price. He told us there would be no repeat of the 2013 game drought in 2014, and we ended up with another drought. You will never hear anything from that man that's not a carefully planned statement to put a positive spin on things. If people felt it was the best value, it wouldn't be struggling like it is.

The perception of the Wii U is that it's 7th gen tech sold at 8th gen prices, or even worse a perception there's no point paying such a high price for a console that might be replaced sooner rather than later. I think there will be another price drop within 6 months as they need to reposition it as a companion to a PS4 or Xbone instead of competition.

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#30

Peach64 commented on Nintendo Download: 20th November (Europe):

If people are going to criticise Ubisoft for Watch Dogs they need to do the same to Yatch Club. In Europe we got Shovel Knight 6 months after it was available on Steam and they charged full price. People won't though, they just love to bash Ubisoft for making logical business decisions. Watch Dogs would have sold terribly regardless. Just look at Black Flag for the proof.

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#32

Peach64 commented on 3DS Homebrew Exploit Set to be Launched on 22n...:

A lot of people into this are just trying to unlock the true potential of the hardware. Homebrew channels accessed through the Wii mode can let you play Gamecube games on the Wii U, and region free 3DS would rival that functionality for me.

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#33

Peach64 commented on Loot Crate amiibo Details and Pricing are Conf...:

I don't know why people expected to save money on this. Loot Crate are a commercial enterprise, they exist to make money. Why would they take a loss on something like this?

Anyone in the UK, if you put Amazon's £10 price through Flubit you can get an amiibo for around £8.50.

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#34

Peach64 commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Claims Seco...:

@Captain_Toad Nintendo's figure is shipped too. It always has been. Only Sony briefly used sold to customer figures, because they were selling out so it made the shipped and sold figures the same. Everyone else has always stated shipped/sold to retail.

@akaDv8R They can't just make up their numbers. These companies are so highly regulated, you have any idea how much crap they'd get into for serious financial fraud for stuff like that? MS is cutting the price because it wants to beat Sony, because they don't want to settle for second.

Stop using VGChartz for your numbers, people. It's all made up.

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#35

Peach64 commented on Hands On: Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter:

I won't be bothering with this. I think the Wii U pro controller is by far the best controller Nintendo have ever made and I'll be using that to play Smash (along with all my other Wii U games).

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#37

Peach64 commented on Poll: Who'll Be Your Main amiibo Buddy?:

6-10 for me. Definitely building myself a little Nintendo Princesses selection of Peach, Zelda, Rosalina and.. er... Samus and Palutena. I'll probably also pick up Fox and Falcon just because I love their games (and unlocking a Mii Captain Falcon in MK8 is probably the closest I'll get to a new F-Zero)

I'm not really planning to use them in Smash.

#PartOfTheProblem

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#38

Peach64 commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Claims Seco...:

Bayonetta 2 was never going to make the top 10. You need about 200k to be 10th in a bad month. Unfortunately the two people that leaked most of the NPD fugures to Neogaf are taking a break from the forum, and I think almost every news site just gets their figures from neogaf, so we might never know Bayonetta's figures. It's not a good sign that Nintendo aren't bragging about it in PR though, and are ignoring it entirely.

68k for the Wii U. Awful, awful number, but at least they can brag of huge percentage increases in November and December when everything goes up.

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#39

Peach64 commented on Kirby And The Rainbow Curse For Wii U Releases...:

I'm not that bothered, always got something to play so I'm never waiting for stuff to be released, but I don't know how they can justify that kind of delay. People moan about companies delaying Wii U versions of games but Nintendo Europe are doing exactly the same.

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#41

Peach64 commented on Feature: These Are The Mario Kart 8 DLC Packs ...:

I'm a big fan of including packs themed around other Nintendo IP and hope it continues Star Fox seems like such an obvious choice with a bunch of characters and karts based on the starships. Maybe throw Samus and some Metroid tracks in there too as I'm not sure there's enough suitable characters to fill a Metroid pack on it's own.

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#42

Peach64 commented on Free Sonic Boom 3DS Theme Now Available For Do...:

The Sonic cycle is in full flow. In the same week people see that Sonic Boom turns out to be a stinker and people start getting excited over the next Sonic game as its being done by the same team that made Generations.

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#43

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

Is it next week they get new bundles in Japan? I'm sure there will be a boost but at this point it's all irrelevant for consoles in Japan. Even the best selling would manage 500,000 a year at this rate. In North America and Europe they do that in a month.

I don't know why, Wii U is managing to have a worse 2014 in Japan than 2013. 527,000 sold at this time last year, 448,000 this year.

3DS had done 3.88 million this time last year, and 2.22 million this year.

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#44

Peach64 commented on Shulk amiibo Listed as GameStop Exclusive in t...:

I hope they don't start doing this in the UK. The only time I've spent money in a physical GAME store in the last 10 years was when I picked up a few pre-owned cheap games in their 'going out of business' sale in early 2012. I still go in there for a browse quite often (good for street pass hits!) and never get used to how much they charge for stuff. Most of the time their pre-owned stuff is way more expensive than Amazon charge for brand new.

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#46

Peach64 commented on Talking Point: The amiibo Range Grows, Yet Key...:

To me, amiibo feels a little like the Wii U itself, in that Nintendo have slightly rushed into it without a clear focus. They're now stuck between a rock and a hard place. If they have character's unlocked through amiibo, people would complain about the cost, but on the other hand, people are rightly questioning the point of them when they seem to do so little.

I think they'd have probably liked to make a full amiibo game like Skylanders or Infinity, but they needed something quick. It's a problem they've had all through the Wii U's life so far, that sales are so bad, leading to bad press, they're unable to take their time, but need a quick fix.

I think they'll eventually figure out a good way to use amiibo, but will they have already put many people off before reaching that point?

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#47

Peach64 commented on Spike VGAs To Be Replaced By The Game Awards 2014:

In all honesty I don't think last year's event was too bad if you cut out that co-host. They just need to get people involved that actually like games. Keighly often worked with Game Trailers, and Kyle Bosman would be great as an enthusiastic co-host.

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#48

Peach64 commented on Nintendo Outlines Confusing amiibo Save Data L...:

This is a bit unfortunate. I think they've sort of rushed out amiibo. It seems they're still not sure what they want the functionality to be themselves, but just wanted to get figures out there after seeing the Skylanders success.

Right now I'm drawn to them more as little figurines of my favourite characters as none of the functionality is particularly appealing. I don't see myself using much of AI fighter stuff in Smash, so most of my figures will literally just be shelf ornaments. I wonder if we'll ever see a full game built around amiibo like the Skylanders and Infinity games.

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#49

Peach64 commented on Nintendo Reveals 11 amiibo Super Smash Bros. F...:

Will be getting Rosalina for sure. I wonder just how many amiibo we're going to see for some characters. These are all the Smash amiibo, so do we see a new Fox McCloud and Link when their next games come out? I strongly prefer the look of Link in the new game so would rather have a figure based on that.

I really hope Nintendo is working on a game built around these too. I'm probably going to buy quite a few, but so far I'm not really impressed by any of the functionality.