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Rocky2418

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#3

Rocky2418 commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be a...:

Speaking of NoA making their decision based on "the numbers"... Someone in a GameFAQs thread posted a link to Nintendo sales data, including the lifetime sales of 3DS and 3DS XL in Japan, America, and other territories. I decided to take a close look at it - crunch the numbers, and so forth - and unless I'm missing something, what I found was not what people claim. Even excluding the 3DS sales that took place prior to the XL's release - when there was no 2nd option - America had the highest percentage ratio of regular 3DS to XL sales during the first year of XL's existence (almost exactly 50%). And even during the XL's entire lifetime, when the 2DS was cutting into America's regular 3DS sales, said ratio was still almost as high as Japan, who didn't even have the 2DS cutting into the regular sales. Here's the link to all the specifics that I broke down:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/997614-nintendo-3ds/71032654?page=33

It's post #333, on that page. Supposedly Americans prefer the XL more than other countries do - so why does this data say otherwise? In any case, overall, it seems to be about a 2:1 ratio of XL to regular sales across the board during the XL's lifespan, with Japan and America actually having a higher percentage for the regular than other territories. Two to one; is it really wise to exclude the preference of 33% of your fans? Why not just produce both, but produce only half as many of the smaller model?

I digress, I flat out don't understand it; less so, now that I've seen these numbers.

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#4

Rocky2418 commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be a...:

opinion - "a belief or judgment that rests on grounds insufficient to produce complete certainty; a personal view" (taken from dictionary.com)

With that in mind:

"Your opinions make no sense."

That would be your cue to stop trying to reason with such a person. I... don't know what more to say than that.

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#6

Rocky2418 commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be a...:

Ah, gotcha - now I understand what you were saying. Yes, I agree about that, too. I was merely saying that there's nothing "whiny" or "childish" about calling to voice a complaint, as many people have either implied or said outright (even saying that it's tying up NoA's phone line or being a nuisance). That's all.

No, we absolutely shouldn't have to, I agree. Just explaining to the people critical of people like us that it's okay to do, even from NoA's standpoint.

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#7

Rocky2418 commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be a...:

@Pink_Floyd
I agree with you completely. That's why I was (and still am) confused - it sounded like you thought I was in agreement with NoA in only releasing the XL. Good lord, no. I'm one of the people arguing for the standard N3DS being released here. I'm at least as upset as anyone else here. I was planning to get the white standard model on day 1, and was devastated by the exclusion of it in the Direct.

Anyway, that's why I was a bit lost - you're preachin' to the choir. :-)

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#9

Rocky2418 commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be a...:

@BinaryFragger
In line with what you just said about doubting Nintendo would be upset with fans for providing feedback... I just called the number Shikabane provided above, a few hours ago; and in just the span of about 2 minutes, I calmly provided my personal complaint/feedback regarding the lack of a regular N3DS in this region, having them record it. And at the end of the call, you know what she said? That if I have any other complaint I'd like to share in the future, I can feel free to use the online customer support or just call again if I prefer.

Indeed, Nintendo has no problem with fans providing feedback or complaints (done respectfully, of course). They probably won't do anything about it, sadly, but no, there is nothing wrong with what we're doing - nothing out of the bounds of what Nintendo allows, and even encourages, such as at the end of that phone call.

We're not starting a radical movement here, guys. We're merely upset with a glaring exclusion, and are letting them know that we are, even if nothing is likely to change. I don't see why we're being criticized for this - if Nintendo doesn't mind, why should any fans here mind? Truth is, if I had wanted the XL all along, and they announced that's all we'd be getting, I'd simply be thankful and look forward to the release; I wouldn't be going into the discussions of the fans who really wanted the other model and giving them a hard time over their disappointment and decision to be proactive about it. I don't see why I'd even enter into the discussion.

But alas, I suppose there are people out there who simply enjoy tearing others down, just for the heck of it. Despite the fact that I see it all the time, though, I still can't even begin to understand it.

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#11

Rocky2418 commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be a...:

@BLPs
I, too, have been in my own personal hell, for about 10 years now - and don't have a way "back." Since I can't control that, I take small amounts of pleasure from the little things - things that distract me from the big things. So although not truly important, they're still important to me. Getting the chance to buy the white standard N3DS - like every other region, mind you - was something I was really looking forward to, regardless of how ultimately unimportant it is.

More importantly, as k8sMum just said, where are you seeing tantrums? Literally 90 to 95% (at least) of the people I've seen voice their displeasure - whether here or at GameFAQs or in petitions - have done so in a calm, respectful way; merely letting their disappointment be known. What's wrong with that? Do you think we don't know that these are just video game problems? I assure you, we do. I know that as well as any. So I'm not quite understanding what we're doing that is so wrong or offensive.

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#12

Rocky2418 commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be a...:

@rjejr
(I can't remember if someone had mentioned this earlier, so I apologize if they did, but...) You have a valid point with the 2DS, if not for one key thing: Europe has the 2DS, and yet are still getting both the 3DS and 3DS XL - they'll have 3 different models at once. In the end, it just comes down to NoA - they have decided that not enough of their consumers prefer the normal size to warrant even giving the option. Sucks for people like me, but that's that.

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#15

Rocky2418 commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be a...:

@Bazly
I share your sentiments completely. Yes, they're a business, and so they have the right to do whatever they want. I accept that, and I'm not gonna throw a temper tantrum. That said, I too am tired of staying invested in such a company, and am also ready to just move on. So hey, you're not alone.

And I'll preemptively state that there's no reason for anyone to call me a baby and a whiner, etc. As I said, I fully understand Nintendo's rights as a business, and I'm not making trouble for anyone. I'm simply tired of their decisions. If nothing else, I guess we're just not on the same wavelength, so I guess I'm not the kind of fan that they're catering to (or offering options to) anymore. I accept that.

Oh, and no, knowing how NoA usually operates, if they weren't gonna offer it at launch - when every other region did - I would be absolutely shocked if they offer the standard N3DS at any point. They've decided once and for all that NA wants XL, and that's that. (And it's true that the majority does, but that's also true in the other regions, which did get the standard option, so...)

Anyway, life goes on.

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#16

Rocky2418 commented on Poll: Which New Nintendo 3DS Will You be Buying?:

I was incredibly excited about being able to get the white standard-size one. Then I watched the Direct.

In conclusion, I'll be getting nothing.

@Lord_Redwood
I do. I absolutely think they're just not going to release it all, after not doing so at launch like every other region. No one hopes I'm wrong more than I do... but I flat out can't fathom that I am in this case... I know NoA too well, by now.

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#18

Rocky2418 commented on Nintendo of America Issues Non-Statement on th...:

@JaxonH
"A person wanted the normal and they can only buy XL. Life is so hard isn't it lol..."

It's funny you should say that. Without getting into specifics, the circumstances of my life happen to be such that I'm pretty much constantly hurting, emotionally speaking - and I have no options to change that. Things like video games... For me, they're essentially one of a few things in my life that distract me, take my focus off of the real stuff, allowing me to function from day to day. Since I happen to have no options in the important stuff, it's important to me to at least sometimes have the option to get what I'm hoping for in the not so important stuff - especially, mind you, when every other region is already getting it.

As for my decision to sever the tie with Nintendo over it? First, it's not just because of this latest issue. And second, I'm a consumer - I'm entitled to choose to stop buying from any company for any reason; just as Nintendo is entitled to offer or withhold anything they want from us. What I'm doing isn't a boycott (for one thing, Nintendo hardly cares about one person's decision); it's just a choice - their products no longer matter to me.

I'm not criticizing your feelings on the matter; please don't make light of mine. We all have a right to make any choice as a consumer, for any reason that happens to matter to us.

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#19

Rocky2418 commented on Nintendo of America Issues Non-Statement on th...:

A big issue? Well, I have been solely a loyal Nintendo consumer my whole life - for about 25 years starting at the age of 6. I have been eagerly awaiting the chance to buy the white, standard size New 3DS ever since hearing about it months ago. Together with other things - like never getting a chance to buy the white Wii U deluxe and never getting the chance to buy the GBA Ambassador games - this has become the nail in the coffin for me. I'm actually done with Nintendo (NoA, but for me it's the same thing). I won't be hopping on board with any other gaming company; I'm simply done with Nintendo. And FWIW, I'm not someone who's ever made such a strong statement before. So yeah, I guess it's kind of a big issue for me.

And no, I don't think there's a chance in hell they'll be giving NA the standard size - ever. If they didn't do it at launch like every other region, they're not doing it; especially not since they clearly "made up for it" by giving us our own "exclusive" XL color. Score!

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#21

Rocky2418 commented on New Nintendo 3DS Release Date Confirmed for 13...:

I was planning to pre-order one as soon as it was announced in the Direct, but I only wanted the white standard size. So change of plans - will just wait until the next new handheld is released, and see if they offer the style I'd like then (which they likely won't, being NOA).

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#22

Rocky2418 commented on The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 3DS HOME Th...:

@AK-1138 Hear, hear! LA is my favorite Zelda game - that would be sweet.

That said, if the SS one comes to the west, I think that will be the one to finally make me shell out a couple bucks for a theme. Though part of me wishes they'd gone with a more subdued version of the song - played only on the harp, for example. That might've been easier on the ears, considering it'll always be playing on the home screen.

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#26

Rocky2418 commented on Weirdness: Realistic Mario Probably Wouldn't H...:

Hmm... Surprised no one else even mentioned that a human also couldn't be able to jump vertically the equivalent of his own height; or twice his own height as regular Mario, as shown in the pic included by Link-Hero. Mario should never have even made it to the block. :-)