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PokeMario

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#2

PokeMario commented on Nintendo Wins Metacritic's Annual Game Publish...:

I find it odd that Take Two is considered mid-sized considering they were number one last year. Apparently it has to do with the number of games released, so I guess it barely reached the minimum before.

Great news for Nintendo, though.

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#3

PokeMario commented on Reaction: Nintendo Direct Went Crazy With Reve...:

For some reason I now really want Mario Party 10. I can't explain it.

Overall I thought it was a pretty good direct. The 3DS looked a little lacking for 2015, but it looks like it will have a solid lineup of games for the first half of the year. Plus we got details for the New 3DS.

I actually was alright with the Wii U. I think it got enough focus. However, the Direct was for games coming in spring of 2015. Mario Maker and Yoshi's Woolly World were scheduled for it a while ago, yet we didn't see them. I'm alright if one of them gets pushed to the second half, but at least one needs to come out in either April or June. I was hoping for Yoshi's Woolly World and Mario Maker details in the last direct, but it was understandable that they weren't there. Their release was still months off, so I didn't expect much until 2015. However, we saw more of Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Splatoon, and Xenoblade Chronicles X. I'm perfectly fine with that, it's just that we saw them last time, and I was hoping we'd see some Yoshi's Woolly World or Mario Maker.

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#4

PokeMario commented on Nintendo Reveals New Range, Details and Compat...:

Would there be a way to save amiibo data to the system so it can be used in another game but the data could be added back on later? If not then there should be. It'd be stupid to force people to delete their saves all the time just to use it in another game.

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#8

PokeMario commented on Nintendo Dominated Japan During 2014, Despite ...:

@MasterBlaster
Except I never said the PS4 didn't have many games coming out. I said that saying the Wii U had basically nothing to offer would be like me saying that about the PS4, which is wrong since they both have plenty of games coming out. I simply listed some big ones and said "among others". You're misinterpreting what I said.

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#9

PokeMario commented on Nintendo Dominated Japan During 2014, Despite ...:

@MasterBlaster
Not sure how it was a mocking tone. I was simply stating the great exclusives it has this year. I said it kind of as if I were recommending it to someone. When I do that I usually mention the exclusive games since I don't think it's worth it to buy a console if the games you want to play are already available to you somewhere else. Plus, I have a PC and most of the third party games I get are on there.

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#10

PokeMario commented on Nintendo Dominated Japan During 2014, Despite ...:

@Quorthon
Ah, yes, your comment definitely did not contain "bias". You said Nintendo has almost nothing to offer in 2015. That would be like me saying Sony had nothing to offer in 2015. They have The Order: 1886, Bloodborne, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, and Persona 5, among others. They definitely have a lot to offer. With games like The Legend of Zelda, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Devil's Third, Yoshi's Woolly World, and many more, Nintendo has more than "almost nothing" to offer. They have enough games to have at least one exclusive every month.
Yes, the PS4 is making Sony profits. It's pretty much what's keeping them alive. I said Sony was losing money. I never said it was on the PS4. As for Microsoft, I honestly don't know how well Xbox has been doing for them, though that article you posted was from April. They cut the price again and had loads of bundles and deals during Black Friday, which makes me think they had to have taken losses from that (and I honestly wish I had waited until then to buy the Xbox One, I jumped on board during the Summer because of the indies and my hype for Sunset Overdrive.) Still, Microsoft as a company has taken losses.
Of course I don't know every game that will come out for every platform. E3 is in June, and I expect each company of the big three to have a strong showing (though I don't have very high expectations for Ubisoft and EA).
If you care that much about specific sales numbers, here:
Mario Kart 8 sold almost 3.5 million as of October http://www.polygon.com/2014/10/31/7133147/mario-kart-8-sales-wii-u-owners-attach-rate-half
Subtract the Japanese sales which are stated in this article and you have pretty good sales.
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/482694/nintendo-reveals-us-pokemon-smash-bros-and-amiibo-sales/
Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire sold 1.5 million in its first ten days in the US. Smash Bros. for 3DS also sold 1.5 million at the time of the article. Smash Bros. for Wii U sold 710,000 at that point.
http://mynintendonews.com/2014/10/29/hyrule-warriors-sales-exceed-expectations-outside-japan/ http://press.nintendo.com/articles.jsp?id=42131 While there were no specific sales for Hyrule Warriors, it sold 190,000 in its first weekend and exceeded Koei Tecmo's expectations.
And besides (http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-super-saturday-20141223-story.html) the Saturday before Christmas sees more revenue than Black Friday, so saying that the Black Friday sales numbers will suffice is inaccurate.
I mentioned a new console when talking about the Wii U selling worse than the Dreamcast. It may be selling worse, but unlike Sega, Nintendo doesn't constantly release a new console and then drop it for a new one soon after. That's what lost Sega a lot of money. The Wii U is actually making Nintendo a profit, just like the Gamecube did.
Nintendo has been making a killer off of their amiibo figures, so I don't see how they would end up barely making a profit. And no, my statement was not a hyperbole, I stated the facts. Sony and Microsoft are losing money, maybe not on their systems, but I never said their systems, I just said money period. And I honestly never made any accounts on any game media sites until this generation, so I never made the Wii and DS having better sales argument to anyone. However, I would not brag about their sales, because the PS3 and Xbox 360, and heck, even the PSP all sold well. I think the PSP just looked bad because the DS sold so well. In fact, I'd say last generation was a success, every system sold well. But still, if someone tried making the old "Nintendo is doomed" statement, I'd mention that they were making a profit.
But in reality, Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft aren't going anywhere anytime soon, and I will continue to enjoy all of their systems.
Please take your negativity somewhere else.

PokeMario

#11

PokeMario commented on Nintendo Dominated Japan During 2014, Despite ...:

@Quorthon
Ah, yes, your comment definitely did not contain "bias". You said Nintendo has almost nothing to offer in 2015. That would be like me saying Sony had nothing to offer in 2015. They have The Order: 1886, Bloodborne, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, and Persona 5, among others. With games like The Legend of Zelda, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Devil's Third, Yoshi's Woolly World, and many more, Nintendo has more than "almost nothing" to offer. They have enough games to have at least one exclusive every month.
Yes, the PS4 is making Sony profits. It's pretty much what's keeping them alive. I said Sony was losing money. I never said it was on the PS4. As for Microsoft, I honestly don't know how well Xbox has been doing for them, though that article you posted was from April. They cut the price again and had loads of bundles and deals during Black Friday, which makes me think they had to have taken losses from that (and I honestly wish I had waited until then to buy the Xbox One, I jumped on board during the Summer because of the indies and my hype for Sunset Overdrive.) Still, Microsoft as a company has taken losses.
Of course I don't know every game that will come out for every platform. E3 is in June, and I expect each company of the big three to have a strong showing (though I don't have very high expectations for Ubisoft and EA).
If you care that much about specific sales numbers, here:
Mario Kart 8 sold almost 3.5 million as of October http://www.polygon.com/2014/10/31/7133147/mario-kart-8-sales-wii-u-owners-attach-rate-half
Subtract the Japanese sales which are stated in this article and you have pretty good sales.
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/482694/nintendo-reveals-us-pokemon-smash-bros-and-amiibo-sales/
Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire sold 1.5 million in its first ten days in the US. Smash Bros. for 3DS also sold 1.5 million at the time of the article. Smash Bros. for Wii U sold 710,000 at that point.
http://mynintendonews.com/2014/10/29/hyrule-warriors-sales-exceed-expectations-outside-japan/ http://press.nintendo.com/articles.jsp?id=42131 While there were no specific sales for Hyrule Warriors, it sold 190,000 in its first weekend and exceeded Koei Tecmo's expectations.
And besides (http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-super-saturday-20141223-story.html) the Saturday before Christmas sees more revenue than Black Friday, so saying that the Black Friday sales numbers will suffice is inaccurate.
I mentioned a new console when talking about the Wii U selling worse than the Dreamcast. It may be selling worse, but unlike Sega, Nintendo doesn't constantly release a new console and then drop it for a new one soon after. That's what lost Sega a lot of money. The Wii U is actually making Nintendo a profit, just like the Gamecube did.
Nintendo has been making a killer off of their amiibo figures, so I don't see how they would end up barely making a profit. And no, my statement was not a hyperbole, I stated the facts. Sony and Microsoft are losing money, maybe not on their systems, but I never said their systems, I just said money period. And I honestly never made any accounts on any game media sites until this generation, so I never made the Wii and DS having better sales argument to anyone. However, I would not brag about their sales, because the PS3 and Xbox 360, and heck, even the PSP all sold well. I think the PSP just looked bad because the DS sold so well. In fact, I'd say last generation was a success, every system sold well. But still, if someone tried making the old "Nintendo is doomed" statement, I'd mention that they were making a profit.
But in reality, Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft aren't going anywhere anytime soon, and I will continue to enjoy all of their systems.
Please take your negativity somewhere else.

PokeMario

#12

PokeMario commented on Nintendo Dominated Japan During 2014, Despite ...:

@Quorthon Fact: We don't know of every game coming in 2015 for the 3DS.
Fact: Nintendo has released games like Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. which will continue to sell the system to people along with the new games that come out this year.
Fact: We don't have all of the exact data of Nintendo's hardware and software sales for each region so it's impossible to say exactly how well they did.
Fact: The Wii U has a pretty good lineup of games for 2015 on top the great games it already has, which should be enough to push the Wii U's sales past the Dreamcast's. There's no way Nintendo would release a new console this year with all of the games scheduled, and if they release a new one in 2016 the Wii U will have already outsold the Dreamcast.
Fact: Sales of several Nintendo games outside of Japan have been great this year. Nintendo is still relevant outside of Japan.
Fact: It's not about winning. While Sony and Microsoft are losing money, Nintendo is making a profit.

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#19

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

I'll definitely own at least a few of them. The amount I own will depend on the functionality of amiibo in future games. They're already getting support in a lot of Nintendo's upcoming first party games, but only Smash Bros. and maybe Mario Kart 8's amiibo functionality interests me. I'm sure we'll see better use of amiibo in future games, though. And they're definitely making a game made specifically for amiibo.

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#20

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

I buy physical games so I should have no problems with the USB ports. Then again, I probably won't buy a second adapter since I'll probably never have more than four people that are die-hard Gamecube Controller users, and I'd be more than happy to use the Pro Controller, which I'm sure some of my friends will use too.

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#22

PokeMario commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

I don't like the whole "Wii U is a secondary console" thing. If you're going to own a PS4/Xbox One/PC, you're going to need a Nintendo console with it, or else you're missing out on a lot. It works both ways. You need at least two gaming platforms to get a good majority of the quality titles that come out.

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#23

PokeMario commented on Want Bayonetta 2 On PS4 And Xbox One? You Migh...:

Wii U only owners are always told to shut up whenever they complain about games not coming to the Wii U, but when there's ONE game exclusive to the Wii U that PS4/Xbox One owners want, they start complaining like five year olds.

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#26

PokeMario commented on Wii U Minecraft Looking Doubtful As Dev Says T...:

Anyone remember when Notch made a "Wii U has no games" joke and then claimed it was because he wanted Zelda? I personally think they were trying to make a deal with Nintendo to put Minecraft on Wii U, but they probably demanded a lot of money and Nintendo refused, so Notch went on Twitter and took a tantrum. That's just a theory.

Despite owning an Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, and PS Vita, I haven't bought Minecraft on any of those systems and I have no plans to. I have the superior PC version and it wasn't anything that would make me want to buy the game multiple times. However, having the inventory and map on the Wii U GamePad would be really useful, and I would probably buy a Wii U version.

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#27

PokeMario commented on Resident Evil Revelations 2 Confirmed By Capco...:

Despite owning other platforms, I won't be buying this and I won't be buying the Resident Evil Remake either. A lot of Resident Evil's success has come from Nintendo platforms. Resident Evil for Gamecube, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil Zero, and Resident Evil Revelations are my four favorites from the series, and they were on NIntendo platforms. Resident Evil Revelations was best on the 3DS and the combined sales of the PC, Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii U versions weren't that much higher than the 3DS version alone. The Wii U version may have done worse than other versions, but it had a much smaller install base compared to the others and did considerably well based on that, not to mention that a lot of Wii U owners may have already played the original on the 3DS. As for the Resident Evil Remake, that was originally remade for the Gamecube and was a success. The fact that both of these games are skipping Nintendo platforms but will be on all others besides the Vita is complete and utter bullcrap. I refuse to buy either of them.

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#28

PokeMario commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

Right now I need to just wait for more information. The new ones are kind of ugly in my opinion and I would rather get a normal XL for Smash Bros. Plus, seeing these won't come until next year, I don't really feel like holding off for something that I could just get the circle pad pro for. I hardly use Miiverse on my 3DS so the faster internet speeds won't matter much. I don't like the design of the second stick, stylus, and trigger buttons. My only concern is that a lot of games will only be playable on the new systems. If that's the case I'll hold off until the new ones come out, but otherwise I'd rather get a normal XL, which I'll probably be able to find cheap since these news ones are coming.

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#29

PokeMario commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

What about the Wii U/PS4/Xbox One/PC/3DS/PS Vita combo?

Quite frankly the Wii U has been my main console for a while, I've been playing it even more than my PC. I bought both a PS4 and Xbox One back in July because 1. all of the great indies they have and 2. E3 showed me that there would be plenty of great games coming next year. I am fortunate enough to be in the financial position to be able to afford all of those consoles, but for those who aren't I'd wait until 2015 to get them if I were you.

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#30

PokeMario commented on Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario ...:

Frankly I'd be more worried about all of the day one DLC Ubisoft uses. I'm not buying Watch Dogs 9 times across multiple platforms and languages just to get all of the content. I'll get it when it's in the bargain bin for PS4 or Wii U if it has cool GamePad features (not getting Xbone version because none of my friends got it for that and the PC version requires UPlay sooooooo no).

And as it's been said many times, if you don't like the car don't use it.

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#33

PokeMario commented on Talking Point: Important Steps to Bring the 3D...:

I'd buy a lot more Virtual Console games if I had the ability to buy it once and have it on both my 3DS and Wii U.

Also, make it possible to Streetpass if your 3DS is near a Wii U, sort of like those relay spots. That would be cool.

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#34

PokeMario commented on Nintendo Switching Off Wi-Fi Connection Servic...:

EA does this to their servers for games that have been out less than two years, forcing you to buy the new game even though it's pretty much exactly the same game as the older version. I don't think this is a big deal.

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#40

PokeMario commented on Rumour: Majora's Mask 3D Listed for November R...:

Make a NEW Zelda please. It's been two years and we have no information on an orginal Zelda on the 3DS. The Wii U Zelda won't be out until at least next year, so in the meantime we're getting another remake. It's time we get a new Zelda title.

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#42

PokeMario commented on Wii U Direct Scheduled For Tomorrow:

I'm hoping for information about Wii Fit U and Game and Wario. Both are scheduled for Launch Window, and I'd like to see some release details.
Also, I'd like to see Pikmin 3.