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djcaetano

djcaetano

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#3

djcaetano commented on Nintendo Download: 3rd April (Europe):

@Starwolf_UK Yes, it is available on 3DS... but not on Wii U. I have used it a lot on 3DS (the prices may be insane at times, but usually they will follow US eShop prices) but on Wii U it just doesn't work.
I have an account registered as USA and I used it so I could download Wii Fit U, but I really do not like the idea of my own software being attached to an account which is not mine (or, at least, is not the one I use everyday). It is insane that Nintendo requires us to do "tricks" just so we can buy games!
Nintendo should decide if they want us to buy online or not; if there is no eShop on my own country, please, let me access the eShop on another country at the same region, at least. :/

djcaetano

#5

djcaetano commented on Game Boy Advance Titles To Hit Wii U Virtual C...:

@rohno I´ll be not arguing further because it will be pointless. If you really believe it is just a matter of "remapping buttons" and that 3DS hardware is really so powerfull... I am not the one who will try to change your mind. ;)
I´ve written just to give my 2 cents.

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#6

djcaetano commented on Game Boy Advance Titles To Hit Wii U Virtual C...:

@IceClimbers Well, the fact these games were released doesn´t mean they were emulated, of course; but I do not believe 3DS is able to run GBA games "out-of-the-box". The hardware would be more expensive to keep these hardware features; in other words, this would reduce Nintendo profits so they could run games they are "refusing" to sell (it is possible? yes, but it would be very dumb at the same time).
I don´t know your knowledge on programming and hardware, but as a low level programmer myself I can assure you that making a game playable into Virtual Console is not all that easy. This is one of the reasons why they do not release a bunch of games all at once (of course, there is also legal/licensing reasons).
Those ambassador games were probably result of some testing on how much effort it would take to "port" a GBA game to 3DS and probably they considered it not worth it (and thus, none was released thereafter).

Also, I keep reading they should make "cross buy" for Virtual Console titles (between 3DS / Wii / Wii U) but this just doesn´t make sense from a programming point of view. Of course the "base ROM" is the same on all systems, but the emulator used is specific to the machine and usually has a lot of tweaks to run that specific game on that specific hardware.
It would be nice, of course, but it is not as easy as we would like.

On the other hand, Wii U is a lot more powerful than most previous Nintendo products and so it can run more easily games from every handheld. This way, they can release a lot more GBA games to Wii U, since the emulator requires a lot less tweaking to improve performance. Even if this doesn´t make much sense in a marketing point of view, it does make sense when all technical limitations are considered.

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#8

djcaetano commented on Just 2% of Ubisoft's Q3 Sales Were for Wii U:

Accordingly to VGChartz (yeah, I know, I know...), Rayman Legends has sold, to date, 280k copies on Wii U. PS3 has sold 300k copies on PS3, 240k copies on XBox360 and 50k copies on PSVita.
On other words, Wii U version has sold exactly the same as PS3 and XB360 with a fraction of their user base. So, when the game is indeed enhanced on Wii U, it does sell better.
Another thing: since Wii U user base is "so small", if they really were commited to help Nintendo, they should release some games on Wii U as a temporary exclusive, and then release it on other platforms... or, at least,release more games with more features on Wii U at first... and update PS3/PS4/XB360/XBOne after. This kind of approach could have generated more interest on Wii U and the situation could be a lot different now.
But noooooooooooo... lets release gimped/delayed ports to the new console! Lets make its games never better than other platforms. Even gamepad support we will mimic on glass and vita all the time... even if no one will use it on PS4 and XBOne, lets add the features (and remove online on Wii U) just to say Wii U version is the worst of them all!
Bump!