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Thu 6th August, 2009

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electrolite77 commented on Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Ch...:


The Pad damaged the Wii U in that it kept manufacturing costs high which kept the sale price higher than it should have been. Anyone who didn't want the Gamepad then just saw a relatively underpowered, overpriced machine.

Oh and Rayman Legends wasn't anywhere near ready for launch. They launched Zombiu because it was ready and because they believed Nintendo when they said they were going after (for want of a better word) 'core' gamers. They launched a New IP with the machine that actually used the Gamepad. Nintendo got behind it and even put it in a bundle. They couldn't have done much more. It flopping is down to people not buying it



electrolite77 commented on Poll: Where Do You Stand On DeNA, Smart Device...:

Obviously we don't really know much but generally I'm pleased. It's obvious Nintendo were heading down a blind alley especially with their Home Console situation. It's heartening to see signs of long awaited change even with the undertone of admitting they can't compete in their core business. Of course we have to hope they play their cards right, and there's no guarantees of that.



electrolite77 commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Highlights Nintendo's Strengt...:


But you said "third party has been proving since last gen and especially during this gen, that they don't care about quality of their products, they just care about mass appeal and sales.". That doesn't match up to the quality of product out there.

I've played a lot of good third-party games on my PS4. Not only that but they're significantly better than the versions I'd have been able to play on my PS3.

Some gamers get too hung up on exclusives when in reality what sells systems is depth of software library which you need third party support for. Without the big multiplatform games any system will struggle for sales and software.



electrolite77 commented on Game Freak’s Director Explains Why TEMBO THE...:

Well folks that's where the Wii U is. They've decided to go with the 3 similar machines to get as many versions out as quickly as possible. I understand the situation with the Wii U so it's fair enough however they should be more honest.

I'll pick it up on PS4 or PC if it's any good though my backlog across the 6 platforms I own is getting ridiculous



electrolite77 commented on Harmonix Explains Why Rock Band 4 Isn’t Comi...:

Fair play to them, honest about their reasons. And let's face it, the reasons are fair enough. If any machine is going to get left out it's going to be the one with the lowest install base, quirkiest architecture and lowest third-party sales. Such is life.



electrolite77 commented on Indie Developers Praise Nintendo's Policies an...:


I dunno, I'm critical of Nintendo when I think they deserve it but they're doing well with the Indies. Not quite the volume that Sony are getting but considering the size of the Wii U userbase the machine gets great Indie support. It seems like Nintendo are doing everything right in terms of getting developers on board.

As for Angry Birds, best ask Rovio about that!



electrolite77 commented on Study Finds That US Consumers Are Buying Wii U...:


No they're not. Exclusives get gamers on discussion forums excited but it's multi platform titles that are the biggest sellers. They're the bread and butter of consoles. Look at the Wii U. Great exclusives, no third party games, poor sales. PS4 has the worst selection of exclusives but is selling most because it offers variety. The exclusives are just a bonus.

The Gaming PC comparison is a false one. A lot of people don't want the expense and effort of setting up a Gaming PC. Again, it gets said on gaming forums but in the real world Console sales remain high regardless of how many extra pixels a much more expensive PC can put out.



electrolite77 commented on Nintendo is Not Moving Away From Games For QoL...:


See I don't know. I think the reason they stick to those franchises is they do sell to the mainstream in reasonable quantities. If they were looking after the core fans they'd be gambling on things like Metroid, Wave Race, F-Zero (or even new franchises) but instead they get neglected became they don't sell enough. They'd be working hard on the VC instead of putting in minimal effort and trying to milk users by making them pay for the same game multiple times.

I agree with your last paragraph though. Stuff like this it makes it look like they're backing away and are scared to compete.



electrolite77 commented on Nintendo is Not Moving Away From Games For QoL...:


Yeah after a long time as a Nintendo fan you kind of get used to it don't you? Even when their focus is on 'gamers' it's all focussed on 'expanding the gaming audience' and long-term fans are always way down the priority list.


Quite. They keep going on about innovation but their last two consoles are

A) A DS with a 'fashionable in 2010' 3D effect tacked on

and B) The Wii U which looks like a 'fashionable in 2011' tablet tacked onto a games console and has as its most innovative feature 'assymetric gameplay' or to call it by its other name, variations on 2003's Pacman Vs.



electrolite77 commented on Former Sega of America CEO Talks Out on the Co...:


Ah my apologies then. I misread your post, very sorry.

Yeah Sega were brilliant back in the 90's, so many good games and the Dreamcast should have been a runaway success, it was so good. Unfortunately they just got so many things wrong on the business side. I found Sam Pettus Service Games book to be a great read on the subject.



electrolite77 commented on Nintendo Held Back Western Launch Of New 3DS D...:

Whereas of course most of us know that it was a cynical attempt to sell old stock to people buying Christmas presents. Still doesn't explain the bizarre decision to only release the XL version of the New 3DS in NA, the territory where the Old XL had dominated the market the least. I know the profit motive is sometimes the be-all and end-all but not at the expense of long term fans. Nintendo are walking a tightrope.



electrolite77 commented on Feature: Five Nintendo 64 Games We'd Love to P...:

Mario 64 - agreed, deserves a proper remake
F-Zero X - agreed, really could benefit from better graphics while keeping the peerless speed, controls and track design

The other 3 I'd like would be (assuming we're talking first party, non-Rare titles)
Paper Mario
Excitebike 64
Wave Race 64

if we're really talking fantasy land and third-party stuff is an option I'd swap out the last 2 for Donkey Kong 64 and Spacestation Silicon Vlley



electrolite77 commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:


Ah you're in Market Research? So of course Nintendos 'numbers' must be right? No chance they could have made a mistake. How sweet. I wouldn't snicker at the 'gullible drone' bit.

Look, this is a site dedicated to news about, and discussion of, Nintendo issues. Sometimes people may even not like something they've done. If that bothers you (and your last paragraph certainly suggests it does) stick to the official site.



electrolite77 commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:


You are entitled to complain if a company doesn't provide you with the product you want or provides a poor service. The only relationship most people have with a revenue seeking company like Nintendo is that of consumer and provider. People are entitled to ask for a product, complain if it isn't supplied and withhold funds. That's the Modern World and more people need to start acting like active consumers rather than gullible drones.

The other outlet is sites like this where problems can be discussed. The last two sentences directed at me make no sense and I'm afraid, just make it look like you have no argument.



electrolite77 commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:


It's a discussion site about Nintendo. I don't get your confusion.

And yes people are allowed to feel a sense of entitlement. They wanted a consumer product which they are entitled to do. The consumer product company isn't allowing them to purchase that product so they are entitled to be annoyed. Again, I don't understand your confusion.



electrolite77 commented on Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the...:

I have to say, if I was in the US (and wanted a New 3DS) I'd be fuming about this. Instead the 'shooting ourselves in the foot' department is busy in my region following up the Captain Toad launch debacle with an inexplicable Kirby Wii U launch delay. I can echo those who feel like they're close to having enough of Nintendo.



electrolite77 commented on Review: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Wii U):

Going to be a long wait for me to play this. If it really doesn't come out until the second half of the year I'll boycott it until maybe picking up a second hand copy. I may add other games to the boycott depending on release dates. I'm not rewarding Nintendo for idiocy.



electrolite77 commented on January NPD Results Bring Improvement for Wii ...:


So pointing out that Nintendo and Nintendo fans must take a share of the blame for the lack of third-party software means I hate them? Riiiiiiiiiiight. A touch hysterical. Also another fine example of the desperate nonsense Nintendo zealots will come out with to defend their beloved multi-national corporations stupidity....


Spot on about it being like a cult. Any constructive criticism gets the zealots squealing about 'hate'


"Sony and Microsoft don't make games" Eh? It's getting stranger on here all the time