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Agent721

Agent721

Male, 38, United States

I am a long time Nintendo fan who started off with a game & watch handheld in the early 1980s, before the Famicom/NES came out. I have followed Nintendo since and remain a loyal fan.

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Thu 5th December, 2013

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Agent721

#2

Agent721 commented on Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU ...:

@jrob23
You have solid points, but with expectations so low, it's viewed as solid given the poor history of its prior sales....but I too was hoping for 300k.. But regardless of sales, MK8 is a wonderful game...best MK ever, so enjoy it regardless.

Agent721

#3

Agent721 commented on Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU ...:

Nice move in sales...I wonder how many consoles each sold, as MSFT reported a doubling of Xbone sales since Kinect was removed from the console (bought one myself in the past month). Either way, I am very glad to see Nintendo, and the entire industry as a whole, selling more & more.

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#13

Agent721 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's System Updates Bring...:

I like the quick start & the update to the look. But the biggest thing for me is how much quicker everything loads compared to when I first got the system. I also love the fact that system updates can now be done while the system is off. The update took me at least ten minutes to download & install, and I am glad that will no longer be the case going forward.

I hope the new Wii U users will discover a great system, that many had perhaps underestimated. With so many great games now available, many of which are exclusive to the Wii U, it is a great time to rediscover the great fun Nintendo gaming delivers.

Agent721

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Agent721 commented on Talking Point: It's Not Too Late for Nintendo ...:

@Peach64
It'll be best selling by unit count, but not gross $$ generated. It's $20....GTA, COD & BF, at $60 a pop, generate more cash flow per sale & GTA V currently sits at 33 million sold. Their "box office" revenue dwarfs Minecraft. However, on gross margins, I wonder if Minecraft is ahead. Either way, it's juggernaut.

Agent721

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Agent721 commented on Talking Point: It's Not Too Late for Nintendo ...:

It's false to think that because it's already out on other systems, it wouldn't swell in the Wii U. Minecraft has already sold over 30 million units prior to being ported to the other consoles. Since it was released on the Xbox/PS consoles, it's racked up another 10 million sales. This thing is an unstoppable juggernaut & Nintendo needs to get on the bandwagon, pronto.

Agent721

#21

Agent721 commented on Talking Point: It's Not Too Late for Nintendo ...:

My little brother had stopped playing his Wii U & 3DS, as all he plays is Minecraft on the PC. The fact that every system BUT Nintendo has this game is a CRIME! Nintendo is losing customers hand over fist due to this one omission. It doesn't matter that some of your think it's stupid...what matters is its a popular game but not available on Nintendo's consoles.

Agent721

#25

Agent721 commented on Feature: Memories of the Wii and DS Wi-Fi Conn...:

It was all Mario Kart for me. And it always worked well, certainly never enough time to make tea between matches! I think the UK 's broadband is too blame for that. I was playing COD2 online prior to MKWii & MKWii worked just as well. What I hated was trying to meet friends online, which proved nearly impossible without Online IDs. But the racing itself was lag free & top notch.

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#28

Agent721 commented on Book Review: Console Wars - Sega, Nintendo, an...:

Some of you need to get off your high horse. I ain't reading it because the intro says they play GTA, COD or IPad games? WELCOME TO REALITY. That's the vast majority of gamers now a days. Its 2014, not 1992...you may want to flip your calendar & updat that ridiculous holier than thou attitude. It's sad to see Nintendo fans being as narrowminded as the bro dudes.

Agent721

#30

Agent721 commented on Ubisoft Data Places Mario as the Second Highes...:

I love Mario, COD, FIFA & GTA. some of your are truly missing out by not playing "gun games", in the same way the COD obsessed miss it out on not playing "Nintendo Kiddie Games". It really is pathetic seeing videogame fans continuously rag on each other's preferences. GTAV Rocks! As does Mario 3D World. As does 2014 FIFA World Cup. This constant hate on other consoles, from everyone, is over the top IMMATURE.

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#38

Agent721 commented on Feature: Slipped Disk - The History of the Fam...:

Nintendo Life is awesome. I was just starting to research this thing & what games they have, and lo & behold, this article pops up. I might get one for the Analogue NT NES, just to have the first release of Zelda & perhaps also for the game that was eventually turned into SMB2, Doki Doki Panic. I also read on Wikipedia that the negative levels in SMB are actually found completable on the disk drive version. But again, thanks for another great article, especially the tips on the condition. Does anyone have a tip on buying one in the US, outside of eBay?

Agent721

#40

Agent721 commented on Nintendo Reports Financial Losses As Expected,...:

@dumedum
I would not trust Google finance...no pros use them. Perhaps Google does not update this daily? Yahoo finance, which is the most trusted source, has the number I quoted you. All it is is share price times float, so it should constantly change. For example, Activision is now at $14.97 billion, as the stock appreciated further since my last post.

Agent721

#41

Agent721 commented on Nintendo Reports Financial Losses As Expected,...:

I just hope that Nintendo sticks with games. The whole quality of life crap is not why I game. The Wii U suffers from a lack of recognition (Wii attachement?), lack of advertising, and a severe leak of 3rd party games. The drought of sports games alone is enough to kill the console. I can afford all the console, but most can't. Therefore, they pick the one console to meet their needs & for the vast majority, the Wii U simply isn't it.

Agent721

#49

Agent721 commented on Nintendo Reports Financial Losses As Expected,...:

As someone heavily involved in the stock market, I hope to god they're underestimating Wii U sales on purpose, so that they can beat the low bar next time around. If it wasn't for Nintendo's financial strength, the Wii U would've been cancelled a while ago. It's a shame...I love the Wii U much more than the Wii.

Agent721

#50

Agent721 commented on Sleek Metal NES Analogue Nt Now Available for ...:

@Dark-Link73
They won't & this wasn't the first non Nintendo NES. Nintendo isn't losing anything from this, but rather, gains from it. This is an homage to Nintendo more than anything & speaks of the high regard Nintendo raised kids still view Nintendo as of today. I still own a Wii U & just bought an external hard drive for it, showing you how much I plan on gaming on it. This doesn't lessen my passion, but actually increases it.