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Male, 15, Philippines

A Microsoft fan who, oddly enough, has a soft spot for Nintendo. Though you could probably say that I'm a Nintendo fan who has a soft spot for Microsoft. I'm from WPCentral, by the way. I'm the WanderingTraveler there.

Wed 11th June, 2014

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TheWPCTraveler commented on Reaction: Nintendo's Drop in Momentum Is A Big...:

By the way, the 3DS is in a drought at the moment, and will continue to be so until September.

Not surprised about the drop in hardware sales, but impressed with how well the software sales keep up in comparison for the 3DS. And that's with a drought compared to a season full of great, nay, amazing games for the 3DS.



TheWPCTraveler commented on Reaction: Nintendo's Drop in Momentum Is A Big...:

I'm calling for Nintendo to buy Sega, and by extension, Atlus. Persona alone would be a huge boost to Nintendo platforms, and Atlus has that "magic touch" when it comes to games they create around Nintendo's platforms.

And taking Persona away from the PlayStation platforms will immediately make this an Atlus vs SqEnix battle in Japan.



TheWPCTraveler commented on Review: Glory of Generals (3DS eShop):

Intelligent Systems is wondering exactly why people don't really like turn-based strategy games. For example, considering the hype it got, I don't think Fire Emblem: Awakening sold a million units.

Then, you have this, which may or may not frustrate players out of their minds.



TheWPCTraveler commented on Video: This Cool Slow-Mo Mario Kart 8 Japanese...:

@Splatom And he used the stare's power to take over all the IPs he wanted to!

Luigi is taking over the world, one stare at a time...

(Side note: Nintendo should really make a game about the Death Stare, which should be ironic considering Luigi scares easily. That and FILSAMECH.)



TheWPCTraveler commented on Fret Not, Bravely Default's Agnes Oblige Will ...:

This is only going to make the game make less sense, honestly.

Not only do you need an excuse for her being alive at this point, you'll pretty much have to rewrite her personality to take into account of her changes.

I really hope that she's just a boss.

Let this be the Mother 3 to my EarthBound!



TheWPCTraveler commented on Nintendo Stock Value Climbs to Highest Point S...:

I really feel that you ignored the fact that Nintendo stock just followed the trends of Japanese stocks in general. Especially that mid-to-late Q4 surge and subsequent Q1 correction. If it was really just based on Nintendo's performance and upside potential, I'd say it would've stayed flat due to Wii U sales staying so.

In fact, I'd go ahead and say they underperformed Year-to-Date. Looking at the Nikkei 225, they're at least a couple percent above last year's closing price.

If I were investing in Nintendo, I'd do it while it predictably falls within the confines of Japanese market predictability. Nintendo's upside potential has drastically improved post-E3, and already stands to profit this quarter. I'd expect an upswing after the earrings report.



TheWPCTraveler commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Master System:

This still makes me wonder what SEGA could've done if they were still in.

At this point in time, they could pretty much release a new console and have it be a success, largely because they own ATLUS. Yes
, they own ATLUS.

The very reason I want Nintendo to buy SEGA (not Sega Sammy) is because ATLUS is lumped in the package. The Wii U would intaantly sell magical numbers if Persona came exclusively to it. That and Shenmue 3.



TheWPCTraveler commented on UK Government Effectively Decriminalises Downl...:

I really think a slow internet connection is a HUGE deterrent to piracy.

As a side note, you can't pirate what isn't being distributed in your country. So downloading Mother or Mother 3, for instance, is not what I'd consider as piracy. However, if I download EarthBound, it's technically illegal since Nintendo still distributes the software. (All three cases are piracy in Japan, though ;)



TheWPCTraveler commented on Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU ...:

Well, assuming Nintendo maintains its six-year life cycle, we could see a successor by 2018.

If they maintain a baseline number of 3.5 million consoles a year...they may surpass the GameCube.
If they maintain a baseline number of 7 million consoles a year...they may surpass the N64.



TheWPCTraveler commented on Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU ...:

I'd be fine if the Wii U ended up like the GameCube, as long as they throw another F-Zero at me. (winks and nudges profusely)

Also, they'd do really well to buy SEGA (and as an extension, ATLUS.) I couldn't care less about the SEGA part, though they could use some cold water poured on them and getting to work on great games, but the ATLUS part is something any game company would be jealous about.

(And ATLUS already has a great relationship with Nintendo, as evidenced by their constant sales on the eShop...)



TheWPCTraveler commented on Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU ...:

@maceng amiibo is not a system seller, not will SSB4 be one as well. amiibo is something that panders to current Nintendo fans (and nostalgic people), while SSB4 always to be failing the competitive crowd at the moment (though it is generating a fair amount of hype.)

Now, for my take on the situation. Mario Kart 8 is another Double Dash (!!). Yes, you can expect it to give a higher baseline (I recall DD gave the GCN a much higher sales baseline in Japan), but don't expect it to "save the system."

Side note: I know of at least seven people who are getting a Wii U for SSB4 and MK8 alone during the holiday season, so I guess SSB4 can qualify as a system seller now? I'm going to throw a $50 eShop card at one of them eventually...



TheWPCTraveler commented on Suica NFC Cards To Finally Be Used, From 22nd ...:

I learned about Suica because of the Touhou Project. (Come on, Suika Ibuki is the cutest little drunkard that you could never hope to keep up with!)
Well, to be honest, it was from a doujin. A hilarious one.

I'd like a bullet hell shmup, please!

(And before you tell me the two are different entities, I know about that. But, who wouldn't be curious if you find out someone who signed herself as "Death to PASMO!")



TheWPCTraveler commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

And...this is why I save my eShop credit for DLC or a non-VC digital-only game.

As someone who finds the Club Nintendo thing as a bit of a nice bonus, I must say that I'm quite happy and sad with the rewards this year.

Happy because I never spend cash on VC games (and now have the option to at least get one), and I live in the Philippines, which details any option for a physical shipment.

Sad because, can't they just give me $20 in eShoo credit? Come on, EO4 is on sale, and I don't have any credit...



TheWPCTraveler commented on These Lucky Kids Got McDonald's Happy Meal Mar...:

Sorry, but Luigi not having his death stare is a big, big fail.

I'm sorry, McDonalds, I hold you in high regard as one of the better fastfood chains here, since you actually put things I like in Happy Meals, but you dropped a big opportunity,