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Peach64

Peach64

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Peach64

#1

Peach64 commented on Amazon Confirms US amiibo Pre-Order Times for ...:

I wish Nintendo made it a regular thing to announce pre-order times like they did here in the UK for the last batch. I knew they screwed up the first day but the second day seemed to go smooth. It at least rewards the fans that follow them on Twitter or follow news sites like this.

Also weird to see these ones have taken so long to be released in the US!

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#2

Peach64 commented on Deep Silver Parent Company Koch Media Trademar...:

@tabris95 3 million dollars is not to port the Wii U version, that's to do EVERYTHING. 3 million dollars is also nowhere near enough to do everything they've said, which is where the publisher comes in.

Kickstarter is there to give passionate fans a chance to make a game happen that wouldn't otherwise. For most people I speak to, that's enough. I'm happy I helped to make this, Yooka Laylee, Project Cars, Broken Age and others happen. If you feel like a developer is trying to beg for money from you, then the project probably isn't meant for you in the first place.

Games are expensive to make, and due to the amount of time they take, it's basically 3 or more years of spending without ANY income. No developers can afford to do that. Publishers can, but it's a big investment, and for a risky project, like a genre that doesn't sell well anymore, they're just not going to take that risk. If Kickstarter persuades a publisher to take a chance, then I really don't see how anyone can have a problem with it. They'll be spending a lot more than 3 million us backers have, that's for sure.

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#5

Peach64 commented on Humble Bundle Issues Official Statement About ...:

I can understand people's frustration. Humble Bundle has offered PC games, mobile games, books and comics and never restricted it to one region like this. Yes, Nintendo tried, but it didn't work. You have to remember how the vast majority on here react when other companies say they can't get something working. "Try harder", and "Lazy" gets thrown around.

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#6

Peach64 commented on Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell S...:

@retro_player_22 They announced a port because they were working on it. Companies announce games all the time that never get finished. Even Nintendo do this. If the fuss was people being upset that it's not coming, then it's fine, but look at all the comments here saying 'People gave them money for a Wii U version', when there's no evidence of that happening at all. People gave them money for a PC version. SMS have been about as honest as they can be. They definitely have been working on a Wii U version, but the console just can't handle it, so they're PROBABLY shutting down the project. Why should they spend time and money trying to optimise it when it's more than likely it will be an utter sales flop on the console anyway? If people had paid for it, then yeah, but as has been stated over and over... this wasn't a kickstarter, there were no console versions during the funding process, so nobody has paid for a Wii U version.

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#7

Peach64 commented on Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell S...:

@McoobabWATP Yeah, they've clearly been working on a Wii U version, so that's why the logo was on trailers and stuff. This guy is saying that nobody gave them money based on it coming to Wii U, as the originally crowd funding was to raise money for a PC version only. Seriously, yet to find anyone that backed this and only wants a Wii U copy. The outrage is not coming from backers. Nobody has been short-changed.

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#9

Peach64 commented on Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell S...:

I think it's clear the people whining have no idea what's going on. Did anyone here fund this project expecting a Wii U version? That poll people refer to wasn't part of the development process, it was just a thing on their website to ask which version people are excited about. Not only was the total votes only a tiny fraction of the backer numbers, but we all know Nintendo fans flock to any poll to make their system look good. You didn't even need backer access to vote! The FUSS over this seems to be on Nintendo sites like this, and not on the backer only forum. It suggests that's there isn't an load of people out there that funded this and expect a Wii U version. PC owners funded it, then they announced a Wii U version.

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#10

Peach64 commented on ​Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Gets a Wi...:

They should easily reach the goal. First few and last few days are where the money really rolls in. I'll probably be getting it on one of the original target consoles though, as it's going to be a tricky port with the Wii U not supporting the original engine. I hope it turns out well for the Wii U only people though.

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#11

Peach64 commented on Pearl White Is The Latest New Nintendo 3DS XL ...:

If they'd had this at the launch I'd have been tempted, but I really don't feel the need to upgrade to a New 3DS right now the hype has settled down. My white XL will be fine until they announce an exclusive I want.

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#14

Peach64 commented on Video: Discover What Happens When Yoshis Meet ...:

@Warbeard To be fair there's no party matchmaking until August so I know a lot of people that are holding off until then as the price will probably drop, at least here in the UK where Nintendo can't keep it artificially high. 5 maps doesn't sound too complete either. I'm still getting it day 1 but a lot of people see it has half finished before the August patch.

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#17

Peach64 commented on Pokémon White Version 2 Proves to be Super Ef...:

It's not that surprising as it's been happening for almost a year now. Argos regularly discounts it to £7.99 and it always appears in the following top 40. The UK is too small for a top 40. Sure, the top games sell big numbers, but after the top 15 or 20 the numbers are pretty insignificant. Apparently you don't even need to hit 1000 sales for the bottom few positions. It's why you get headlines like PewDiePie video results in Skate 3 returning to the chart 4 years after release. It's not that these games have sold loads, but rather the bottom of the chart is so easy to get into. Makes it all the more worrying how STEAM failed to get in the top 40 at all.

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#18

Peach64 commented on Capcom Is Bringing The Nintendo Exclusive Resi...:

Sorry to sound like a broken record but this is what tends to happen when hardware sells as bad as the Wii U. It's that simple. It's not about who's friends with Capcom. Companies have no reason to really consider the Wii U when deciding what platforms to go for. Nobody is baffled that not much is coming out on the Vita.

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#20

Peach64 commented on Project CARS Studio Boss Admits to Problems Wi...:

I remember early in the Wii U's lifecycle, devs were coming out saying the Wii U was too different, and it made porting expensive due to the amount of people and time it took. A lot on here got angry, called the devs lazy, but I think it's fairly clear that if they spend another 6-12 months working on the Wii U port, they'll never make that money back in sales. Just look at Need for Speed Most Wanted. Nobody can say that was gimped in any way and it sold close to nothing on the console. People will also try and blame the fact it came out late, but does that really matter? If people own a PS4 and a Wii U, they'd have probably got this on the PS4 even if they'd come out the same day. This is always going to be for the people that only own Wii Us.

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#21

Peach64 commented on Reaction: There is a Positive Angle to Nintend...:

This was always a chance for Nintendo to test out their infrastructure, not a demo to convince people to buy. It's served it's purpose. I have no doubt the issues were down to them cutting back on the servers and now they've seen they can't do that, it will be fine come release day.

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#22

Peach64 commented on Splatoon Global Testfire Suffers Major Problem...:

It's disappointing for sure, but at the end of the day, these were tests on the server capacity for Nintendo's benefit, and not really for ours. It's possible that since things went so well last time, they tried cutting the number of servers. If it had gone well again with less servers, they could have saved themselves a little bit over the next couple of years. I'm sure on release it will all be fine.

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#23

Peach64 commented on The Most Recent Media Create Japanese Charts B...:

It's been obvious the traditional market in Japan has been in trouble for some time. Many of us have pointed out the decimation of the handheld market, but lots of people don't use context at all. 3DS has topped the charts for most of the last 3 years so people consider it a success, but the numbers for it are lower than even the flops from previous generations.

Also, why did Nintendo pick such a week for Steam? They did the same in Europr for Captain Toad. Wait until the biggest spending period the year is over and THEN release it. Baffling!

People say that Steam doesn't appeal to the Japanese so this should be expected... really? Battlefield Hardline opened with over 100,000 sales in its first week to a smaller install base of potential customers. Does that game appeal to Japan more than this Nintendo game made in Japan? Under 1800 sales for a Nintendo title is unheard of. Games that sell 50,000 in week 1 are flops, this is so far beyond a flop it's hard to put in words and cannot be passed off as not appealing to Japan.

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#25

Peach64 commented on Nintendo UK Planning Massive Marketing Push Fo...:

I'm glad it's getting a big push as this game has huge potential, but personally would have liked to see ads on some more widely viewed channels. I know the kids market is the aim for Nintendo but I think the aniibo preorders selling out within minutes in the middle of the night show there's a lot of older fans that spend a lot of money on Nintendo products. The directs don't always get through to them either. I asked four very hardcore Nintendo fan friends of mine if they'd be playing the global test fire and none of them had even heard of it. I told them it was in the direct but none of them watch the directs.

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#26

Peach64 commented on Feature: The Full Story Behind Star Fox 2, Nin...:

Wow, excellent article @Damo! Some fascinating stuff in there that I'd never read before. It's amazing to think what a big impact Cuthbert has had on Nintendo, with the Super FX chip, Star Fox, and of course the 3D Yoshi game that probably ended up influencing Mario 64 quite a bit. You add in the guys from Rare and Brits have played a pretty large part in the success of the Japanese giant.

Star Fox has always been a weird series for me. I've at liked every single game, and loved a couple of them, but always thought there was room for more. I'm pretty much expecting Star Fox U to be very much along the lines of the first two games, which would be fully understandable, but... I just feel like there's so much potential for it to become something huge. I love the world and it's characters, and ever since I started getting excited about the Gamecube, I've imagined this open universe Star Fox game where you have space battles but can visit planets and play out 3D action/exploration, maybe even recruiting new characters for the crew. A bit like Bioware's space RPGs, but with the colourful Nintendo aesthetic.

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#27

Peach64 commented on Nintendo is Discontinuing the Basic 8GB Wii U ...:

I have a white one, as I've always bought Nintendo hardware in white since the GBA and Cube. Here in the UK, I suppose you could say they became scarce for the first half of 2014, although you could still get them, but only for the ridiculous RRP. From July onwards the supply must have gone up as you started seeing huge discounts. I paid £180 for mine and it came with £120's worth of new games.

To me the onboard storage is irrelevant. If you want to download games then 32GB isn't enough anyway, so who cares if your console has 8 or 32gb on board storage when you've got a 1TB external drive hooked up.

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#28

Peach64 commented on Editorial: The eShop's Pricing Dilemma is the ...:

I comment frequently on how ridiculous it is to buy retail Wii U and 3DS games as digital downloads, especially in the UK as physical stores and online retailers charge much less than the 'RRP' that Nintendo charges, so you often end up having pre-orders be less than HALF the price of what Nintendo charges. Considering the fact that that half the cost of a physical product is probably just recouping manufacturing and distribution, the profit margins must be so much ridiculously higher for digital copies.

So with that said... I don't think I've actually had any problems with the pricing of eShop only games. I think SMT IV is fantastic value even without the frequent discounts it gets. It would be nice to see more frequent sales, but that's just to have a chance to try new things I'd never have bought anyway at full price. Dual Destinies is another great game that's easily worth the price they ask. What's said is how many comments I see on here from people that refuse to buy digital, because they like to look at a box on their shelf. That's right. The same people that say Playstation or Microsoft owners care more about graphics than gameplay, actually themselves care about a plastic box more than gameplay.

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#29

Peach64 commented on The First Hardcore Gaming 101 Digest Aims To C...:

Huh, I had NO idea you could get digital copies of the books by donating like that. I love the website's articles but I've never bought the books as I don't really buy physical copies these days. Will look forward to that now!

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#30

Peach64 commented on Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Fails to Chart in Week of...:

That is an incredibly abysmal week all round. No wonder all these huge in the 80s Japanese publishers are announcing they're focusing on mobile.

Also shows it's the numbers and not chart positions that count. Some weeks you can sell 15,000 and not even be top 15, but this week it's enough to top the chart. Just awful. RIP Japan's console and handheld market.

What a disaster Codename Steam must have been too. The 20th placed game sold 1863 so we know Steam sold even less in its debut week. How does that even happen? I noticed there was no UK chart article this week but it missed out on being in the top 40 chart here too. It only takes about 1000 sales to get until the 35-40 positions. Unfortunately that's going to go down as one of the biggest flops of all time. Less than 3000 sales in your debut week in the 2nd and 3rd biggest markets in the world for a first party Nintendo game? No doubt someone on here will come along and describe the sales figures as 'not bad'.

And before someone accuses me of being happy at a Nintendo game flopping, I'm certainly not. I always love when a publisher tries a new IP, and I love the whole aesthetic of Steam on top. It's not been the best reviewed game but even Mario Party 10 did 50k week 1 in Japan. Hopefully Splatoon doesn't kill off the hope of anymore new Nintendo IP soon, but I have a feeling that's going to do very well worldwide.

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#31

Peach64 commented on Reaction: Nintendo Dropped the Ball, Not the M...:

I can only think the plans were drawn up extremely last minute. Nintendo themselves have run much, MUCH larger tournaments than this.

I'm sure they'll get their fair share of promotion done at the finals, with some Mario Maker action at the very least, but now it really just comes off as a very limited competition for 8 people to win a place alongside Nintendo on stage while they show off their games, rather than an actual Tournanent.

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#33

Peach64 commented on Capcom Hoping For "Aggressive Digital Download...:

It's not nice but makes sense. As I've been saying a lot recently, it's why sales figures matter. They exist to make money at the end of the day, and producing new games these days is a gamble, especially in Japan where console and handheld game sales have decreased dramatically in the face of mobile gaming.

It's not nice but it's certainly not stupid. They're going with a business plan that makes money as opposed to something that's been losing them money for a while.

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#34

Peach64 commented on Japan Is Suiting Up For Another Super Robot Wa...:

I'd love to play a new one of these, but after my broken original DS, I'm never importing hardware again. I'd have probably never played any of these without region free handhelds as I'm pretty I even had to import the GBA games as they never came out in Europe.

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#36

Peach64 commented on Unseen64 Uncovers Concept Art Of Rare's Perfec...:

I agree with @FragRed. The majority of the 'FPS' talent had left to form Free Radical way before the MS purchase, so this would have been a slight disappointment even with Nintendo's help if you ask me.

Pretty much the whole Yookaa Laylee team were at Rare and helped make PD Zero, Viva Piniata and Nuts & Bolts before people start slating those games too badly.

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#37

Peach64 commented on Review: Fullblox (3DS eShop):

The first thing I did was go in and unlock the whole game. The first two games are so good, I don't need to try before I buy with this series.

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#38

Peach64 commented on Nintendo Hoping That Splatoon Will Tempt Lapse...:

Splatoon definitely has system seller potential. I think with Smash and MK, the die hard Nintendo fans they were aiming for had already bought a Wii U. To get different people on board, the game needs to be different, and this certainly is.

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#42

Peach64 commented on Wii U and 3DS Continue Improved Sales in the U...:

@Action51 And you're illustrating my point perfectly. Too many people are convincing themselves the sales are not great but not bad either. It's the Wii U's 3rd April. In the Xbox 360s 3rd April it sold 188,000. In the PS3s 3rd April it sold 188,000. In general, unless a consoles successor has been released they never sell under 100k in any month. Selling worse than the Dreamcast surely counts as being terrible, no? I don't enjoy pointing out the doom and gloom, but come on, people are calling these figures solid or not bad and that's just wrong.

As for the profit point, I'm not even sure they are. All that money they made off 3DS, off amiibo and free to play games, the huge sales of Smash Bros and Pokemon, and they scrape through with a tiny operating profit? Something is losing them money.

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#44

Peach64 commented on Square Enix Pushes Back Its E3 Press Conferenc...:

Quite glad about this as I really wanted to watch them both as they went out. I've heard quite a few podcasters saying they'd be watching the Square Enix one because it was live, and Nintendo's was all pre-recorded and just being made available at that time. That was kind of baffling as I don't see what difference being live or pre-recorded makes.

Obviously excited for Nintendo, but Square should have a great year too. As always I look forward to anything on Final Fantasy XV, Type 1 and Kingdom Hearts 3, but this year we know there's going to be Deus Ex, Just Cause and Tomb Raider at the very least.

@DonSerrot Kingdom Hearts 3 was never an exclusive. They said it was going to be on PS4 and Xbone from the first announcement. The cost of getting it working on both those is probably very close to what it would cost to get it running on one of them, so it makes sense. It's also being made in Unreal Engine 4, so... it's very unlikely we'll see it on Wii U. Not impossible, but as I said in the NPD article, people aren't going to spend the money required to get that engine working on Wii U when it's selling so poorly (and especially when games not made by Nintendo, no matter how well received they are (Bayonetta 2) sell so poorly).

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#45

Peach64 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo World Championships 20...:

I think the return of the event is a great idea, but I'm not excited about it being at E3. E3 is a trade show, and all about exciting new announcements for me, not a fan convention. I also don't really see Nintendo being ahead of their rivals into bringing E3 to all. The press conferences have been streamed live for over 10 years now, so to those of us watching it all on a computer screen, it's no different if it's up on stage or a 'digital event'. Likewise, the others have had streamed play sessions of their games just like Treehouse stuff for quite a long time now, and I know Microsoft at least in the early 360 days would put E3 demos up on Live to give us all a taste. Nintendo are good about giving things names that make us feel good though. Buzzwords like Digital Event and Treehouse Live made it seem like they were doing something new. This even stretches back to Nintendo Power, an advertising tool for NOA at the end of the day to promote their own games over 3rd parties, but people loved it.

As for the NWC event itself, I think it would be better if they made this an annual thing, a month before E3, or a month after it maybe. I very much agree they should also make it truly a World Championship instead of just a US thing too. In this day and age it could even involve qualifiers from the comfort of our homes, perhaps building to national finals, and then a world finals. Nintendo games might not be as finely tuned as other games for truly competitive multiplayer, but the devotion of the fans alone would create a buzz around it that other eSports events fail to create.

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#46

Peach64 commented on Wii U and 3DS Continue Improved Sales in the U...:

@rjejr It's the first line about hardware in the article (the NLife one, not linked stories)

"In terms of hardware sales for the US, Wii U is described as one of three platforms with "solid" sales, likewise with PS4 and Xbox One".

There's been no leaks of 3DS figures, but I'd be utterly stunned if they weren't ahead of the Wii U figures.

Not just being negative for the sake of it. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D doing 75k as a 3DS exclusive is surely far better than Nintendo would have hoped and bodes well for the upcoming Wii U release. I'd also love nothing more than if Splatoon is up there among Project Cars and Witcher 3 as top sellers for May.

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#47

Peach64 commented on Wii U and 3DS Continue Improved Sales in the U...:

@NoEasyBuckets Because I'm fed up of hearing people post about conspiracies and campaigns against Nintendo when 3rd party games skip it. Just look at the Igavania kickstarter this week. 43k sold tells you exactly why they're not bothering. People ignore just how bad the sales are, comfort themselves with the knowledge it's just a slight disappointment and then can't understand the lack of support and make stupid comments like how Sony must have paid someone off to drop Wii U support.

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#48

Peach64 commented on Wii U and 3DS Continue Improved Sales in the U...:

Who described the Wii U sales as solid? It sold less this April (43,000) than last April (47,000).

43,000 units sold compared to 174,000 PS4s and 187,000 Xbones. It's about as far away from solid as you can get. Sorry for repeating this so much, but 43,000 is an awful, awful number. The Gamecube didn't sell that badly until it was replaced. The Dreamcast never had a month that bad until it was discontinued.