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ben-

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#4

ben- commented on Wii U Sales Continue to Rise with the Release ...:

@Yasume 1. I dont think any of those games shipped to a lower install base. 2 It was obon where many families and people are not at home, they are visiting elderly relatives. So home console sales were bound to be low. 3. 70 000 in Japan week one is not bad at all. I'm sure they would have liked 100 000 but mid summer is not a good release spot and the game, while good, is pretty small in comparison to the established Musou games, which recyle old character models and level designs.

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#7

ben- commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

By the way, I remember watching the tree house at E3. I think Nintendo gave Ubi a place fo rJust dance right next to Bayonetta 2, which shows what Nintendo think of Ubisofts " Nintendo does not like mature games".

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#8

ben- commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

Wow.. well, ubisoft fail to sell any games at all in Japan on any system, in contrast to Activision, so just maybe, since Nintendo fans clearly prefer Japanese made games, nintendo owners also have similar tastes to Japanese gamers who see Ubisoft games for what they are.. crap.

Sad that wii u doesnt get Destiny, not sad at all for the lack of Ubi games..

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#9

ben- commented on Feature: HD Remasters That Would Be Perfect fo...:

Nintendo only remastered one game so far and that was a research project that turned out well. WW HD was an experiment for how they would make the new Zelda.
So based on that, this is probably also a research project...

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#10

ben- commented on Video: Ghirahim Looks Creepy and Deadly in Hyr...:

Played this game for 8 hours. It is a good game. Like the combat. It is a button basher, but the combos are crafted and unlocked.
The weapons change the characters significantly.
The story is pretty good. Not bad at all. no spoilers but the art style for the story is 100% zelda.
The game has no popin
Runs at 1080 upscaled
60 fps
over 100 enemies on screen at any time.
2 different game styles Zelda and musou.

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#11

ben- commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

@JaxonH Watchdogs is never coming. Ubisoft cant make the game with out a hefty system install. Nintendo will not allow that.

The reason there is little third party support is the size of the wii u standard Hard drive.. Nothing to do with power. Devs complain it is difficult because they have to port the game to play off the disk. Most western Devs cant do that. They just did not make the games that way and they dont have the skill to change them. I would even say that this is the reason Project cars got delayed. Nintendo said to the devs you cant install 20gb on our hard drives make the game another way.

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#13

ben- commented on Mario Kart 8 Sales Increase By Nearly a Third ...:

@Peach64 Seems a really stupid way to get games.. The original games on disk would cost a lot less and dont involve all the inconvenience. I mean say you want 3 games. At most you would be paying out £70 for all the originals. The loss you would make on 3 copies of Mk would be around £30, but here's the kicker you would have nothing physical to show for that money. What's more Nintendo got all your money and just gave you a piece of paper with a download code that has no future value. Only really economic morons would do what you are suggesting.

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#16

ben- commented on Wii U Sales Jump Again as Nintendo Maintains H...:

@aaronsullivan That's right. The kids get their New Year money and go nuts.

It is hell in Japan in the first week of January.

I see the WiiU is going to go big this winter in Japan. A big problem here was that a lot of the families could still buy wii games. They just weren't ready for a new console. Now the software is dying on the older systems and they want a new system. The Wiiu also undersold it's family friendly nature. Kid can play in the same room while you watch the news, dad can jump in on a game when the news has finished.

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#17

ben- commented on Wii U Sales Jump Again as Nintendo Maintains H...:

@shigulicious The PS4 is already a failure in Japan. Can you even imagine how the Japanese took the news that they would not get the system until February? February in Japan is a nothing month. No bonus, no national holidays, no kids with money, people worried about next years transfers/ work.. You have no idea about how Japan works. I've lived here for years. The PS4 is for otaku and foreigners. What's more most Otaku have bought a gaming PC.

Sony see Japan as a lost cause.