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Male, 26, Canada

Nintendo and Sony fan. Enthusiast of classic rock, heavy metal, jazz, and the blues. Probably a weeb.

Mon 5th August, 2013

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SpookyMeths commented on Analysts Wonder If Super Mario Can Save Ninten...:

Well, they're right on both points. A) Nothing is saving the Wii U at this point and B) Mario will translate well to mobile.

But I mean, that's just stating the obvious. Not sure what investors, shareholders, or Nintendo themselves would do with this information that isn't already in motion. But that's the kind of information that industry analysts offer for free. We like to poke fun at Pachter, but it's easy to forget that it's not his career to say dumb or obvious things about Nintendo on the internet.



SpookyMeths commented on Dragon Quest VIII Storms to Number One in Japa...:

So nice that Wii U and PS4 hardware are both up year over year. By the end of the year, 3DS should also be over 20 million lifetime.

And yeah, 3DS software is just massacring everything else. Only real exception is Splatoon, the Wii U game that's selling like a 3DS game. It's over 700k now including digital. It's now ahead of Smash, launch aligned, and will pass Mario Kart in a few weeks too.



SpookyMeths commented on Review: SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson (3DS):

Not right now, because I'm too busy playing a game about mowing down hundreds of people with a machine gun, blood and body parts flying every which way, but soon I'll do a big write up on why anybody who plays games with panties in them is immoral and disgusting and shameful.



SpookyMeths commented on Mighty No. 9 Delayed Until Early 2016:

MN9 was never redesigned visually. It just didn't match the concept art, which happens all the time in games. See my avatar to the left (Impa concept art for Hyrule Warriors).

But yeah, Comcept and Inafune have been piling on the shadiness. They outright denied the rumours of delay a few weeks ago. Then today they posted on the backer forums that they were "too busy with Red Ash" to announce the delay. A lie. They just didn't want the news out while the Red Ash kickstarter was still going. Inafune also claimed twice, once in January and again in the Red Ash pitch video, that development of MN9 had come to a close and they were moving into the promotional stage. Bold-face lies again.

Really makes you wonder with the timing of Red Ash if their intent was really to funnel money from that project into finishing MN9. Lord knows asking for money for MN9 a third time was out of the question.



SpookyMeths commented on Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Dominates...:

Happy Home Designer is barely lower than AC4's debut, a main series entry and first on the 3DS. That's insane for a spin-off. Also a healthy bump for 3DS, probably people upgrading to the LL model for built in NFC.

And Splatoon just refuses to quit. It's outpacing Mario Kart 8 and should get a big boost in coming weeks due to Obon. It might even hit a million this year in Japan, depending on how the holidays look.

Wii U and PS4 still up year over year, which everyone should be happy about.



SpookyMeths commented on Yo-Kai Watch Busters and 3DS Continue to Rule ...:

And with that, Wii U is up year over year in Japan. Splatoon has moved more hardware than Mario Kart 8. PS4 is now up YoY too. Small victories, take 'em where you can. PS3 and Vita of course way down YoY though.

Interesting about Splatoon - when you align it with Mario Kart 8 sales, Splatoon is outpacing it, and the gap is widening.



SpookyMeths commented on Wii U Squeezes Past 10 Million Lifetime Sales ...:

Quite a bit above all analyst predictions. Relatively speaking, a good quarter for Nintendo. Revenue, profit, and operating income are all up year over year.

By the end of the fiscal year, Mario Kart 8 will pass Super Circuit in sales and Splatoon could be as high as 2.5 million, depending on how the holidays go.



SpookyMeths commented on Nintendo Wins Patent Case Against Handhelds:

The American patent system is in dire need of an overhaul. It's ridiculous that you can patent broad ideas without even having intention of ever bringing a product to market.

Also, the patent in question was granted to Quintal in 2008. You may recognize this as a date that is long after both the GBA and DS were released.



SpookyMeths commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Ag...:

This is really hitting me hard. What I'm passionate about and what Mr. Iwata was passionate about were the same things. The way he interacted with his audience was incredibly endearing. This doesn't feel like a CEO of some multibillion dollar company passing away. It feels like I've lost a friend.



SpookyMeths commented on Yoshi's Woolly World Cuddles Up to Fourth Spot...:

@FX102A It's been years since I played, but wasn't it like that in Yoshi's Island too? I seem to recall endless fluttering, though you would drop a little more every time.

It's not really an issue when levels are designed around that mechanic though. No amount of fluttering will get you over a hole that the developers don't want you to get over.



SpookyMeths commented on Yoshi's Woolly World Cuddles Up to Fourth Spot...:

Non-Nintendo, but it's being reported that Batman on PS4 outsold the XB1 version 2:1. That's pretty significant in a country where the installed bases are actually pretty close. #1 opening of the year so far, too.

The list I'm looking at puts Splatoon at #13 for single SKU though. Probably still in the top 10 for combined.

Oh, and it rose in France to become the top selling game of the week again.



SpookyMeths commented on Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus Tops Japanese Ch...:

@BLPs You're missing context. They said they wouldn't greenlight sequels to new AAA games if they sell sub 2mil. A last gen remaster doesn't qualify. I'm sure this sold in line with Capcom's expectations. It did about as well as the DMC HD Collection for PS3 and DMC3:SE for PS2.



SpookyMeths commented on Nintendo Download: 18th June (North America):

@ThomasBW84 Quick suggestion here, the Canadian dollar has grown notably weaker than the American dollar in the last couple of years and eShop prices no longer have parity. Canadian prices are typically up to $10 more for full retail games. I'm not sure if there's anyone on NL staff that has access to the Canadian eShop to get prices, but it would be helpful if possible.



SpookyMeths commented on New Nintendo 3DS XL Back On Top In Japan As Wi...:

And Splatoon supply is still constrained. It could be at 500k sold by the end of the summer, an unexpectedly strong result in a country where console gaming is dying.

Yokai Watch 2 and Pokemon ORAS still neck and neck for sales. GameFreak is really going to have to shake up the formula next time to maintain its lead in the genre.

Vita software sales are a little sad. Wish they were doing better. I don't want it to be Sony's last handheld, though it's really starting to look that way.

And at least new Xbox One owners can save money by all carpooling to work every day.



SpookyMeths commented on Guide: Here Are the Live Nintendo-Related Stre...:

Ubisoft is about the only major western publisher that could announce something that I actually want to play, but I really don't count on being surprised. Child of Light sequel or successor would be groovy, maybe it's happening. Who would have thought though that in 2015, The Last Guardian actually has a better chance of making an appearance at E3 than Beyond Good & Evil 2?



SpookyMeths commented on Splatoon Grabs Fifth Place in NPD Results as a...:

@rjejr I disagree. Wii U is selling terribly, yes, but I don't think a price cut is going to help. I think it's pretty clear that Nintendo needs to keep the price at $300 and just ride out the rest of the generation. They're not going to gain much momentum in hardware at this point. Better to just sell as much software to the established user base as they can and keep expanding their market outside of video games (amiibo, theme park, possible TV, etc).



SpookyMeths commented on Splatoon Grabs Fifth Place in NPD Results as a...:

Whisper is that Splatoon sold 136k in two days in the US. Worldwide total as of today is surely above 500k not including digital, two weeks on market.

Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to have boosted Wii U hardware, at least not for the month of May.



SpookyMeths commented on Splatoon is Still Number One in Japan as Wii U...:

The big news here is that the Wii U is still rising week over week! It's gaining momentum. Splatoon is actually selling hardware, and that's what Japan needed. That's what Nintendo needed.

And reportedly, Splatoon is still sold out in a lot of places, so look forward to a strong third week as well.