News / Dec 11, 2013
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Salnax commented on Review: Wii Sports Club: Tennis (Wii U eShop):
Salnax commented on Review: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's C...:
A 2 year old port of a last-gen game from a Japanese publisher gets a Nintendo console port that takes advantage of the new system to its fullest?
It's Resident Evil 4 all over again!
Salnax commented on Review: Goof Troop (Super Nintendo):
Goof Troop! We always stick together!
Salnax commented on Nintendo Reveals More Details for The Legend o...:
I have a feeling Lorule is connected to Termina somehow. Perhaps there will be a link between this game and a Majora's Mask 3Dmake?
Salnax commented on Nintendo Download: 31st October (Europe):
@Drop-Dead-Fred IMO, the Resident Evil discounts are a 3DS Halloween special enough.
Salnax commented on Resident Evil Revelations And Mercenaries Are ...:
And now I'm getting Mercs 3D.
Salnax commented on Review: Wii Party U (Wii U):
So, in short, this is what NintendoLand should have been?
Salnax commented on New Kirby Game Will Be Blowing Up The 3DS in 2014:
Probably a holiday title, if the last few Kirby games are any indicator, but its good to see that the 3DS is going to have some steam left next year.
Salnax commented on Super Mario 3D World Brings New Power-Ups to t...:
And just like that, my interest in this game doubled.
Salnax commented on The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Sha...:
It sounds like this is sort of testing the waters for changing the formula with Zelda Wii U. I hope this ends up being good, if only because the Zelda dungeon format has been a bit repetitive this past decade. High quality, but predictable.
Salnax commented on China Removes Game Console Ban:
@DarkAngel_17 They could make their own console. With blackjack and hookers.
I wonder if China would be more tolerant of the American Xbox or the Japanese PlayStation and Nintendo products. They don't have a historically good relationship with either country, and that may poison local attempts to expand.
Looking at this from another point of view, imagine a Chinese gaming console being brought to Japan and the West. Could that possibly be the next big thing in console gaming? A fourth competitor?
Salnax commented on SEGA: Sonic Titles Perform "Really, Really Wel...:
No surprise from the headline. Remember, five of the ten best-selling Sonic games of all time have been Olympic crossovers with the Mario crew. The best selling 2D Sonic since the Genesis was Rush for the DS. Secret Rings sold more than Sonic 06 for the 360 and PS3 combined, Colors on the Wii sold more than Generations on either system, Adventure 2 Battle for the GameCube sold more than either Dreamcast Sonic Adventure, and even the widely hated Black Knight sold nearly a million copies worldwide.
Salnax commented on Wii U Family Hardware Bundles Revealed in Japan:
Damn, those are great bundles. With the PS4 and Xbone not coming out in Japan until 2014, this might give the Wii U the local edge it needs.
Salnax commented on The Pokémon Company Confirms X & Y Starter Ev...:
Mewtwo: "And this is not even my final form!"
Salnax commented on Nintendo Expects To Sell 5 Million 3DS Console...:
According to VGChartz, a useful if occasionally incorrect website, Japan has already bought about 2.3 million 3DS's as of mid-August. That gives Nintendo 4 and a half months to sell the remaining 2.7 million. During that time, Japan will receive:
*Pokemon X/Y (Anywhere from 3 to 5 million sales in Japan 2013 alone)*Monster Hunter 4 (2 to 4 million sales in the same time frame)*Mario Party 3DS (1 to 1.5 million sales)*Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (0.5 to 1 million sales)*One Piece (Hundreds of Thousands of Copies)
In addition, games like Tomodachi Collection, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Luigi's Mansion 2, Ace Attorney 5, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Monster Hunter 3G, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Mario Kart 7, NSMB2, and SM3DL should each sell thousands of copies.
Now, at this point in time, the 3DS has a physical software to hardware ratio of about 3 to 1 in Japan. So, assuming that a lot of people already own 3DS's and are buying new games for it, let's say that every 4 or 5 sales of these big games sells 1 3DS.
Pokemon X/Y alone sells a bit under a million 3DS's, a third of the goal. Let's say 800,000.Monster Hunter 4 sells over half a million. About 600,000.Mario Party 3D sells a quarter million 3DS's.Zelda sells 150,000 3DS's.One Piece sells, I dunno, let's go with a conservative 50,000.In total, that's about 2/3 of the way to the goal of 5 million from the current point based on those FIVE titles alone!
EVERY GAME IN THE 3DS LIBRARY EXCEPT THOSE FIVE would have to sell under a million units.
I think Nintendo will be fine.
Salnax commented on Review: Rayman Legends (Wii U):
If this came out in February, I'd have bought it in a heartbeat. Today... I'm still getting my money's worth from Pikmin 3, and Pokemon and Wind Waker HD both come out in a bit over a month. That's not to say I won't buy this, but the delay didn't exactly make it more likely.
On the plus side, I'm glad this game is as good as it is. Great non-Nintendo platformers are a bit hard to come by nowadays.
Salnax commented on EA Executive Repeats That The Company is "Plat...:
Something is tremendous alright.
Salnax commented on Nintendo Download: 22nd August (North America):
As something of a series noob whose only played the 3DS version of IV, which version of Street Fighter would be the best choice?
Thanks in advance.
Salnax commented on Rodea the Sky Soldier Still in Development for...:
Wii GOTY for 2014 confirmed?
Salnax commented on Injustice: Gods Among Us Update Sneaks Out of ...:
$5 a character? Pretty steep.
Salnax commented on Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers Discounted in Nor...:
Hmm... how many blocks is it?
Salnax commented on Another 3DS System Update Goes Live:
@6ch6ris6 I honestly expected Miiverse to be ready in time for Animal Crossing's release. If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say they're now waiting for the next big game that can push it as a feature. Perhaps Pokemon X/Y? If so, prepare to wait until October for that particular update.
Salnax commented on Nintendo's Scott Moffitt - Upcoming Wii U Line...:
@Grubdog He merely required reeducation. He knows his place now.
Salnax commented on Video: A Young Person Plays Super Metroid:
Too close to reality to be satire.
Salnax commented on Review: Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (3DS):
So... its the Wii version, but sacrifices some of the technical feats for a lack of waggle? I'm okay with this.
Salnax commented on Rest Easy, Injustice: Gods Among Us DLC Will B...:
If we can get some sort of bundle for $15 including at least four new characters and new skins, it would be worth the wait. Or even better, if all eight suspected characters are released by then, give us ALL the DLC for $25 or $30. That way, they'd still be making almost $100 per copy sold and still buy some good will from Wii U owners.
Salnax commented on Review: Super Mario World (Wii U eShop / Super...:
I'm a very lucky individual indeed.
Why, do you ask?
Because I'm playing this for the First Time!
Salnax commented on Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D's Beastly Block...:
The 3DSi needs to have at least 32 GB of internal storage.
Salnax commented on Armature Reveals More Details For Batman: Arkh...:
The lack of jumping makes sense. It wasn't in the previous Arkham games, and Batman already has a host of other similar abilities. So long as there are no VVVVVV-style 2 inch barriers, I'm cool with this.
Salnax commented on Review: Finding Nemo: Escape to the Big Blue (...:
That was surprisingly non-garbagey.
Salnax commented on Nintendo Download: 11th April 2013 (North Amer...:
Hopefully The Last Ranger can fix the problems people had with the original game. It could be one of the best games for the 3DS this year if things turn out right.
Salnax commented on Nintendo Download: 28th March 2013 (Europe):
If Mercenaries is a similar price in America, I know what my next eShop purchase will be!
Salnax commented on Ubisoft Wii U Titles Receive eShop Price Cuts ...:
Those are GREAT deals.
Salnax commented on Masahiro Sakurai: Stories in Video Games Can b...:
I can see his point. At least in KI:U, any player with at least basic skills could jump into the game and start playing, paying as much or little attention to the dialogue as they want. The story of KI:U was great, but when replaying it, it was nice to never be required to slow down for the plot to get ahead.
Salnax commented on Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Approache...:
@idork99 I haven't seen a single review for the 3DS version. That said, I've heard the 3DS version sacrificed a few minigames and features for a more steady framerate.
Salnax commented on ZombiU Writer Would Add More Melee Weapons If ...:
More melee weapons would be welcome, but would have to be handled carefully. They'd have to be as valuable as guns, and as difficult and rewarding to obtain. Perhaps there could be some assortment of selectable melee weapons with strengths and weaknesses? Or maybe you can only carry one at a time? Perhaps more advanced weapons like halberds are harder to use until your character levels up a bit.
Salnax commented on Developer Interview: Bertil Hörberg On Being ...:
It's a great appetizer of a game he made.
Salnax commented on Hardware Review: Wii Mini:
@JustYourAverageBleh To clear a Canadian warehouse of spare Wii parts most likely.
Salnax commented on BIT.TRIP SAGA On The Way To 3DS eShop:
$2.50 a game? Bargain!
Salnax commented on Animal Crossing: New Leaf Surpasses One Millio...:
@RupeeClock Call of Duty is actually a pretty big PS3 franchise over there, sort of like how Resident Evil is pretty big outside of Japan. Don't worry though; I have no doubt that Pokemon will have far superior legs.
Salnax commented on Nintendo Download: 15th November 2012 (North A...:
@Zach777 That game doesn't even fit on the default SD card. I doubt we'll see it soon.
Salnax commented on Ubisoft Plan To Sell Wii U Retail Games Via Th...:
@HarmoKnight Those are some pretty hefty titles. How big is your SD Card?
Salnax commented on 3DS Continues Hardware Sales Dominance in Japan:
I think they introduced a new Black XL this week.
Salnax commented on Nintendo Reveals Its Version of iTunes For 3DS:
@6ch6ris6 The same people who buy games presumably.
A service like this in the West would finally give me an excuse to retire the ol' iPod.
Salnax commented on Nintendo Direct: Watch The Japanese Presentati...:
I'll watch a few minutes.
Salnax commented on North American Nintendo Direct To Air Tomorrow:
@DiscordedTeeJay It's a translation of the Japanese name. I don't think we ever got an official English name.
Salnax commented on Review: 18th Gate (DSiWare):
@DiscordedTeeJay There's no shame in that. The game has its merits. I just couldn't get into it.
Salnax commented on Nintendo Targets 5.5 Million Wii U Sales This ...:
I personally expect disappointment. The Wii U is lacking that one thing (a mainstream pricepoint, a 90+ exclusive, a trendy title) that will get a few more people to by it. That said, I expect the Wii U to possibly pass the Vita in at least some regions by April. That's a start.