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Hotfusion commented on Reaction: Nintendo Dropped the Ball, Not the M...:

I never expected anything huge. To the average gaming consumer Nintendo is pretty much a has been. Hell, I still expect far less than was speculated.

I do have a lot of love for Nintendo but they seriously have to rebrand their outdated image that no one apart from its hardcore fans cares about.



Hotfusion commented on Wii U and 3DS Continue Improved Sales in the U...:

Some of you definitely live in cloud cuckoo land.

The only positive I find pleasing about the Wii U sales is that there were many "intelligent" analyst who predicted that the Wii U would have been pulled from the market last year.

As for those that gloat about Nintendo making a profit, haha. These profits are peanuts and lucky because of the yen. If you are someone that gains financially from Nintendos success (shareholder) you wouldn't be happy.



Hotfusion commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Modest Sales Targets...:

"Sega did a lot more with dreamcast over what Nintendo did with Wii U.
Least Sega went out with a bang. They gave us bangers constantly. Plus at least they had some third party support.
Sega just run out of cash."

Very well said. Saga's effort with the doomed Dreamcast was far more valiant than Nintendos with the Wii U.

The huge difference is that Nintendo has the 3DS to keep the income ticking over and cover any loses. So Nintendo did pretty much nothing with the Wii U for ages. No marketing, no games, nothing.

Sega had no such luxury.

Those figures mean absolutely nothing, unless you really want them to. You know, like politicians do.

Ultimately gaming is FAR bigger now that it was in the GameCube era. By the the time the PS3 launch the PS2, XBox, GC generation had sold collectively *160m units approx. (Please Note: PS2 went on to sell many millions after new gen arrived. Don't confuse PS2 overall figures with figures from 2006/2007. At launch of last gen PS2 was at 103m. At EOL it was 153m.) Source: vgsales and wiki.

Last gen collectively sold approx 280m home consoles. This gen predictions are the same (I doubt this but time will tell).

What your statistics show me in a nutshell: 1) The Wii U is performing rubbish in an era many consider by sales "the height of gaming".
2) The GameCube performed solid in an era dominated by PS2 and 40% less gamers.

*170m if you throw in the Dreamcast.



Hotfusion commented on Talking Point: Nintendo World Championships 20...:

Nintendo is the gaming version of Disney. It's just that Disney are far better at what they do than Nintendo. Disney know their place in their industry.

Can Disney be considered popular culture? Yes, in a way.
Can Nintendo be considered popular culture in the future, again? Yes, but they need to turn people onto their kiddie ideas of gaming and personally I don't see that happening.



Hotfusion commented on Splatoon Global Testfire is Confirmed for One ...:

Missed the first testfire and will also have to miss the next one.

The pricing on this game is strange. CAD$70 seems a bit steep.
Why I say this is because in the UK this game can be preordered for £25.00 (I paid £30), which is far cheaper than the usual £45 or £49 that I paid for SSB, MK8, SM3DW etc.,

I therefore thought that this game was value much lower in all regions.

If I was to be totally honest I would not pay £45 for this game with so many features I consider as standard missing. But for £30 it's well worth it.

I am surprised people even bother to buy retail games from the eshop.
Games that cost £49 on the eshop can be had for anything from £5 to £20 on eBay or Amazon.

Hell, I picked up Hyrule Warriors for £13 on Amazon.



Hotfusion commented on Video: Nintendo of America's Musical Splatoon ...:

People complaining need to understand Nintendo is 99% about KIDS.

Some adults have issues with this and try to pretend that this isn't the case, because they love Nintendo games.

Nintendo fans say CoD and 18+ Rated games are played by kids trying hard to be adults.

Does this mean Nintendo kiddie games are played by adults that refuse to grow up?

Many adults read kiddie books (Harry Potter). What's wrong with adults playing kiddie games?

The reality is that the vast majority of adult gamers will not be seen dead playing Splatoon. Other gaming sites and YouTube comments clearly confirms this. (The fact that kids also don't want to play kiddie games is another subject).

Nintendo knows this so that is why they are pushing it at kids. If you are an Adult that like the game that's fine.

"I am a KID I am a squid" is aimed NOT aimed at adults.



Hotfusion commented on Reaction: Nintendo's E3 Plans are a Perfect Bl...:

Good stuff!! I can't help but think that all this is really vital for Nintendos future. It is unlikely to make anyone buy a Wii U, it's far too late for that, but it can generate interest from the general public towards NX if they can reclaim some "cool factor" points.

World Championships in Europe would be cool but considering the XBoxone and PS4 outsold the Wii U in one day in the UK (and some other areas in Europe) it would NOT generate that much interest considering the cost.

Nintendo (more so Wii U) is a negative in the UK and much of Europe going from their official charts.

The U.S. is probably the only place these championships can work base on market share, language and logistics.



Hotfusion commented on Sit Tight, Nintendo Will Announce Its E3 2015 ...:

It will be really hard to beat their last E3 which was the best of anyone's.

I am on my own here but something, anything NEW would be good.

The fact that everyone wants the same old tired games over and over again means I must return my Nintendo Fanboy badge as I no longer fit the script.



Hotfusion commented on Parent Trap: Splatoon Is The Perfect Family Fi...:

So true. If the solo and 1v1 local qualifies this as a family game then pretty much every damn game that was ever made is a "family game".

Don't get me wrong it's a cheap game so I preordered and will play it.

That's one of the main features of this game actually, it's price. Then again with what seems like content tied in with amiibo purchases that price can rocket.

Funny enough additional gaming content on Amiibos was one of the main greviences (on this forum) against Nintendo when the toys were first announced. Now it seems everyone is happy with it.

I suppose with so few console sales the owners that are willing must be fleeced somewhat. That's business, I guess.



Hotfusion commented on Nintendo's E3 Focus to Reportedly be on Wii U ...:

I agree. There is nothing left to sell the Wii U. It's in decline and I will be very surprise if it gets close to 13m in its lifetime, even if it gets another two years.

Nintendo lacks appeal when it comes to the general public. They can only cater for a shrinking fanboy core.
To regain market share they need to dump their fanboys and take on a whole new image. Let's face it, not many are interested in they current "kiddie" one.

Everyone can spew out a list saying "Gimme this game or gimme that game"
The reality is Nintendo won't because the game will probably sell badly.

According to wiki and other sources the last Metroid sold less than 1m on the Wii when it had 5X the userbase of the Wii U... I think.

Nintendo killed of many of those games for a reason. They weren't selling anymore.
Yet for some strange reason it makes perfect business sense to release these games on a small userbase to please a few people.

Let time tell but I seriously doubt a lot of the games listed here by members will ever see the Wii U.



Hotfusion commented on Nintendo's E3 Focus to Reportedly be on Wii U ...:

It would be great if the NX was still a few years away but I guess that would mean Nintendo having to put up with a very poor selling Wii U for a lot longer.

The Wii U is not going to sell a whole lot more so it is probably best to give the dedicated fans that bought the console what they want at this E3.

The problem is then timing. If they can get out Metroid, F-Zero etc by next year then that would be good. The other more important thing is sales forecasts.

Nintendo must really think there is no profit in releasing these games on the Wii U if they choose not too.

Either way the two things that would probably interest me most this E3 are not being discussed (NX and Zelda) and as a multiplatform gamer it's no big deal if I never use the Wii U again after this year.



Hotfusion commented on Feature: What We Want to See in the Splatoon D...:

I find it hard to comprehend why some people can't grasp such a simple point as the one you made.

Nintendo makes kiddie games ( take that however you want to ) full stop. End of story.

To bring up 15+ or 18+ games and claim that "Titanfall has voice chat" so should Splatoon is silly.

In a nutshell, Nintendo make kiddie games. If you don't want to play kiddie games don't buy the damn console. Simple.

This was Nintendo's strength and now it looks like it going to be its downfall.
Very few kiddies cared for Nintendo games 15 years ago (GameCube era) and now most have grown up they still don't. Today's kids don't either.

Nintendo fanboys at some point need to see that they are a rapidly shrinking species (when it comes to home consoles) and that the company cannot sustain releasing a console for just them.

Nintendo needs to find new fans even if it means dishing the old ones.
I mean, I rather lose 12m fans and gain 20m.
Ideally it would be better to have it both ways, keep and gain, but most Nintendo fanboys IMO is are better off dropped if any progress is too be made.

BTW I do not use the term "kiddie" to deliberately offend anyone. I just use it to get my point across and will probably carry on doing so even if it offends anyone :)



Hotfusion commented on Treyarch Isn't Working on Call of Duty: Black ...:


It's the typical blame game. "Its the developers fault".

The fact that when Nintendo was the power in gaming they treated the developers badly is usually forgotten. Read up on the history of Nintendo.

What goes around usually comes around. Bullying the devs, charging developers ridiculous amounts of money for the N64 cartridge, then the GC proprietary disc. Building weak puny systems at a time when eye candy sells huge amount of games for devs, etc.



Hotfusion commented on Nintendo of America Aims to Cause a Splash for...:

@Inkling UK does not represent the whole of Europe. In UK Xbone sales are strong, on the mainland its sales are poor.

In all of Europe including UK PS4 sales are usually 4 or 5 times more than Xbone. How do you think PS4 sales are at 21m + compare to Xbone 10m +?

It's not NA or Japan, it's Europe.



Hotfusion commented on Bravely Second: End Layer Passes 100,000 Sales...:

I really would be surprise if XBX could sell more copies on the Wii U than it's predecessor did on the Wii. It only has a fraction of the Wii user base.

I expect sales about the same as Hyrule Warriors.

Saturation is pointing to a whole lot less sales for the 3ds looking forward.

Xbox one must surely be crowned the worst selling console in the history of Japanese gaming.



Hotfusion commented on Nintendo Direct: A Special Splatoon Direct is ...:

Pre-ordered. £30. Get in...

I really didn't expect this game to be SO CHEAPLY priced.

At this price the lack of voice chat and whatever else don't matter so much to me.

If I was paying the standard £49.99 for this game when it lacked those features I would not have bought it until later after the price cut.



Hotfusion commented on Treyarch Isn't Working on Call of Duty: Black ...:

Nintendo need to appeal to a wider audience. I will bet half those that bought the Wii U will not be queuing up for its successor.

Nintendo makes damn good games but apart from a dwindling fanbase no one really cares, few care enough to buy a console to play them.

This is Nintendo's problem. Mass appeal. Nintendo is in a popularity contest and right now the sales indicate it's the kid with acne and severe bad breath.

When games like CoD skip the Wii U its not good. I am no fan of the franchise but what harm could it do being on the Wii U? I say games like CoD because they are guaranteed to make a good profit so some risk could be taken.

Funny enough Nintendo describe the NX exactly the same way they describe the Wii and Wii U. I can see more gimmicks coming.



Hotfusion commented on Digital Foundry Assesses The Legend of Zelda: ...:

I have nothing against Nintendo doing remakes in their current position. With no third party I had long expected Nintendo to be churning these remakes out as it is a way of keeping the library ticking over without using any brainpower cooking anything new up.

I see a future where there will only be remakes of remakes that were remakes of remakes of the originals.



Hotfusion commented on Call of Duty: Black Ops III "Ember" Tease Sets...:

VGCharts has gotten a lot better over the last few years. These days their HARDWARE figures are never very far away from the official figures, give or take a couple thousand, but well within the accepted boundaries . At least the boundaries set by a reasonable person, you don't expect them to be spot on to the single console.
I was a member of that site for many years and some of us members scrutinised those figures carefully.
As for software sales that's another matter.

The last time I played BO2 on the Wii U (maybe a year and half ago. I am in Europe. It was about 8pm Saturday) they were approx. 188 people online.

It is pointless trying to convince a Nintendo fanboy about the quantity of PS4 or Xbox games. They always answer with the predictable "Quality over quantity".
But one man's quality is another man's rubbish.

Quality (in terms of gaming and many things in general) is subjective. People choose what they conceive as quality. They do so with their wallets and the sales tell me the overwhelming majority do NOT consider Nintendo Wii U or it's games quality.
But to each his own opinion, even if he is the only one with that opinion.



Hotfusion commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8 DLC is a Winning F...:

I was under the impression the DLC tracks were all part of the remnant of the initial pot that the the original tracks were picked from. That made it easier and financially sound as the background work was already put in.

Therefore any new tracks will have too be made up from scratch. A lot of work to ask only a few dollars for and I wouldn't pay any more than I paid for the first two.

Personally I would be surprise if any more DLC tracks or characters were announced.

The one thing that needed the most work was the one thing they totally ignored..Battle Mode. They really should improve that but I won't pay for it.



Hotfusion commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Problems With Trends and...:

I have given up trying to figure out Nintendo. They do what they want to do and that's it. Time will tell if they fall on their own sword.

In a nutshell: You buy a Nintendo console if you want to play Nintendo games. You buy one of the other consoles if you want to play 95% of ALL the other games out there.

The problem Nintendo faces is that (based on Wii U sales), they are not enough people that really care about Nintendo games to buy their home console. It doesn't matter if critics score these games highly and say they are the best games ever. People don't care.

Online voice communication and YouTube etc, is a norm in modern gaming like smartphones and smartTVs (devices) have become the norm in everyday life the last few years.

Yet Nintendo refuses to move with the times and while some die hard fanboys support this stubborn behaviour like a granny turning up her nose at new technology, the vast majority abandon ship.

A company cannot maintain a product or service if enough customers don't buy it... even Apple and MS retire stuff when they are not bringing in the wonga.
Kinect is a problem? Drop it. Problem solved.

It seems the more isolated in their thinking Nintendo becomes the fewer consumers will return for their next offerings, shrinking an already badly shirked fan base.

Fewer consoles sold spoil my fun because I want a well populated community when I play online, not empty lobbies.



Hotfusion commented on Video: Nintendo Inks In 'Claim Your Turf' Mark...:

At least they are doing ads. Probably will be all over the kiddie channels though, and not general adult mainstream. But saying that the game will probably be considered childish by the general public so using the kiddie channels makes sense. They can nag their parents for the console, game or both.

Can't help but think the pricing could be better. $300 is not far of the Xbox One price with a game. Many may not think that good value for a console considered last gen. I think this is a major stumbling block but hey, what's it to do with me?

By this time the GameCube could be had for £99 in its generation... I think.
Anyway looking forward to Splatoon and hope it has a great initial sales.

I agree that voice, chat, message etc, would be a great bonus to the game but Nintendo games are very family oriented with great emphasis on kids so I can see them discounting these features from the start. I think I read that they tried to implement voice chat but for some reason decided not to do it. It's not like voice chat is rocket science. I think they never really gave it much consideration.

Either way I won't miss it. A bunch of 7 year olds harping away in my ear is not my idea of fun.



Hotfusion commented on Nintendo Highlights Increased US Hardware Sale...:

The Wii U is a failure and Nintendo has more or less acknowledge that. It's just that some fans can't. I don't buy the "it's profitable" kool aid because Nintendo doesn't breakdown the finances of its consoles. It's all lumped together. The 3DS could be covering Wii U losses but overall when everything is totalled it equates to a profit ( a profit which by Nintendo standards of last gen, is chicken feed ).

It is what it is and what has happened has happened. It sales prove that the console doesn't appeal to the masses but this shouldn't take away from anyone enjoying the console. I do enjoy the Wii u but I am disappointed with the lack of third party support that was promised before launch. I really don't care whose fault it is that this wasn't fulfilled. The fact is it wasn't.

This E3 is going to reveal a whole lot on where Nintendo is at.



Hotfusion commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Dreamcast:

Outstanding console for its time. Great design, and some truly revolutionary features like the digital game pad thing...not big, noisy and ugly like the Xbox.

Loved RE Code Veronica, V.Tennis, Jet Set Radio, Shemue, Crazy Taxi and a racing game I can't recall the title of etc.,
Nowadays everyone can look back and see Sega's mistakes but hindsight is always crystal clear. I still think that a DVD playing PS2 was always going to wipe the floor with the competition. I was at university and renting games and DVDs from Blockbusters was all that mattered. If a console couldn't do both it wasn't worth it.

As it stands it still has more sales than the Wii U. Alas Sega's didn't have a handheld console to cover the losses.

Sega's hardware was always my favourite.



Hotfusion commented on Sales Fall Away in Japan as Xenoblade Chronicl...:

I hope not but I think XC Japanese sales on the Wii U is gonna disappoint a lot of people. If Wii U sales reach 5 figures due to XC I would be impress.

Really low sales in Japan last week. At this rate XBO won't even sell 100k lifetime in Japan.



Hotfusion commented on Hands On: Hitting the Tracks in Mario Kart 8 D...:

Everytime I get bored of MK8 a DLC comes along and get me puting in a few more hours online. Quality DLC that I cannot refuse.
I made about 2500 points before I gave the game a rest after initial release.
After DLC pack 1 my points went up to around 4500 before I had had enough.
I am hoping touch the 7000s with this release.
These refresh DLC additions are truly the best I have paid for in any game.
Well done Nintendo.



Hotfusion commented on Talking Point: Splatoon Is a Typically Colourf...:

I am pretty sure this game won't move many consoles but I really hope it sells well amongst the 9m+ Wii u owners in the wild.

I am obviously getting this game mainly for the online like many others. Actually it is the only reason I will get it.
The problem here is if the game sells poorly within my timezone (Western Europe) - where Nintendo is particularly weak, online gaming will be reserved for N.American/Japan timezones.

Saying that, only *eight players per game could work better in small lobbies.

I have bought online games that sold less than 1m and many times struggled to find online players online.... at least more than one other.

I might just wait on initial sales before picking it up. The problem is others might do the same thing which can create a problem for sales in itself but I doubt this will be the case.
If Nintendo cared enough to promote their games more vigorously, like on TV as their competitors do, it would be a first day buy.
If they can't be bothered neither can I.

  • not sure if this figure is correct.


Hotfusion commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

Nintendo's ambition in life is to make money and as much of it as possible. This goes for any company.

They will do whatever they think is the best way to achieve this and if a few individuals don't agree with them then tough luck. Don't like DLC then quit gaming.

I am no fan of Amiibo but hell, if it fills the coffers then why not?

I have also believed Nintendo needed to come out of that primitive age they found themselves in these last two gens. The Wii sold well but then those races evolved or died out and not many were left to buy the Wii U.

To go back on a "promise" of no DLC and no core games on other devices shows that they are beginning to figure out the world doesn't revolve around them and things move on.

I am only one individual but if they want me to buy into they future systems then they still have a way to go. I am a fan of nintendo but not a blind fanboy of Nintendo.. or any company for that matter.



Hotfusion commented on Talking Point: It's Too Early to Write Off the...:

Dude you make good sense and made some strong points. It's refreshing to meet Nintendo fans that live in the real world.

This is business, not a cartoon game. The Wii U is never going to bring in the profits that Nintendo and the share holders crave. Far from. So stick or twist?

As you correctly pointed each decision has it's pros and cons.

One thing is certain, however. Nintendo needs to appeal to far more than the 12m - 15m people that will probably end up getting the Wii U. Hell, many of them probably don't plan to come back after their experiences with the Wii U.

Catering for a stiff necked flock of fanboys and Joe Public at the same time is going to be a tough job for Nintendo in 2016.

The appeal of Mario isn't what it was eight or so years ago.

Personally I would kick the fanboys and try to appeal to the masses. A handful of fanboys ain't going to bring home the bacon.



Hotfusion commented on The Legend of Zelda for Wii U No Longer Set fo...:

I am disappointed as it was one of the two Wii u games that I am getting ( or planned on getting ) this year. The others don't really interest me.

If Nintendo has no plans of showing this at E3, that is a major curiosity. They did a Direct about Zelda Wii U before so why the sudden halt in info?

I cannot help but think this game is being redeveloped for the NX, which I think will arrive in 2016.

The five year console release cycle doesn't mean anything when a console's sales are worst than even the Dreamcast after almost a two and a half years.

Best to dump it and try to get back to making serious profits ( even if only a percentage of the kind they were making in the late 2000s ) with a new console sooner, rather than hanging on to a console that will never accomplish anything near that.

It's all about the money, after all. It's business.



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

Nintendo need to appeal to the masses to be successful. Fanboys going on about "I don't care, I will buy it regardless" are not going to bring in the wii era profits. Ultimately as a business this is all Nintendo cares about, huge profits, not the relative loose change they are picking up in 2015 - compared to cash machine of the latter part of the last decade.

If this is yet another underpowered gimmicky console then only the fanboys will be buying it and going from the Wii U sales they aren't going to be many of those left in the wild.

I agree with Iwata about its more that just boosting the hardware power and leaving it at that. But my thinking is whatever it is you are planning to do, significantly boosting the hardware power must be a major part of it.



Hotfusion commented on Review: Mario Party 10 (Wii U):

Never cared for this game but that didn't mean I wouldn't get it if it turned out to be something I can enjoy. Unfortunately, it hasn't.

I live with my fiancée who cares little for console gaming. My friends have probably never seen a Wii U, besides they wouldn't want to play "kiddy" games. It is not like the console is popular in the UK.

For someone in my sad predicament not having online is a no buy.



Hotfusion commented on Sonic Team Boss States That There Are No Plans...:

Srga has been losing money for a while now or so I have read. I don't think any Sonic game can revitalise the franchise.

Sonic is overplayed and needs to retire more so on consoles. I doubt they are enough people that care about Sonic anymore ( except those on this site ) to make another game profitable.

I read this as: "No plans to drop Sonic on home consoles" really means "We are seriously thinking of dropping Sonic on home consoles".



Hotfusion commented on Talking Point: The Limited Edition Battle With...:

Dude, I am with you 100%. I don't care which company or product it is (maybe not entirely product).

If a company can't be bother to get a product that is basically a freakin' basic plastic toy with basic technology to markets - even after so much time, they don't deserve getting my hard earned cash. They are not making enough effort to warrant that.
I understand the initial "out of stock" rubbish to garner hype but this is becoming ridiculous.



Hotfusion commented on Iwata Remains Positive on the Future of the Wi...:

"I Regardless of how often I do or do not mention Sony or Microsoft, or Steam or Android or Apple, or Sega--why does that even matter? Why should that upset you?"

It doesn't upset me as much as annoys me. Like the same annoying people that post on my football club's forum about other clubs over and over again.

For example, (if you are an American) say you support the Giants and post on a fans forum but one guy is always going on about the greatness of the Raiders or Bears.

This is a Nintendo specific forum and constantly throwing up the marvels of PS4 and Xbox every two minutes in EVERY argument is something I do find annoying.

As I clearly stated, sometimes this is necessary but every fool knows that the Wii U is NOT as successful as the competition because of Nintendo, hardware, third party support, marketing or any such matter relative to any or all of the four. It doesn't need to be repeated every other post in different words.

But man, this is not my site. Do whatever you want, I was just putting that out there.

Carry on doing your job promoting the Xbox, it doesn't annoy THAT much, only in the confines of this forum.

As for SOME fanboys you are wasting your time. If Nintendo put bird poo in a box and said it was the best thing ever SOME fans would support it.
This goes for that peculiar group MS and Sony fanatics too.

Dealing with facts and reality is one thing, dealing with some fans is another.
Does God exist? Is there life on other planets? Republic or Democrat?
These are easier to discuss.

My views on Nintendo: Few years ago they were printing money, now they are collecting loose change (relatively speaking). This is an earthquake of a change.

It doesn't matter how much "fun" Iwata keeps saying he wants in Nintendo games. If only a few people care about them Nintendo will never return to its former glory or financial worth. I personally think there is a much darker side to this QoL.



Hotfusion commented on Iwata Remains Positive on the Future of the Wi...:

I never said that in every post you mention MS or Sony, I said in every thread.
Regardless of the topic, if you post ten comments at least one.. maybe two..god forbid, even three, would be singing the praises of MS mostly and Sony.

What's funny is that you are telling one of Nintendo's biggest, that there is more to life than Nintendo.

Maybe I should buy that 3DS thing, put away my PS4, redundant my X360 and spend more time on my pitifully few Nintendo games and see if this is true.

To be honest I agree with you on a whole lot of things and respect your reasoning in most cases. Sometimes your delivery, however, can be condescending.



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

According to Iwata "in hindsight it would have been better to launch the console before christmas in the west".

Gezus!! It must take a degree at Nintendo's business school to figure that one out.

EVERYONE want their brand new shiny consoles out in time for christmas in the west these days... but not Nintendo.

Stock should have been no issue with intelligent planning.

All I hear from Nintendo these days is stock issues. Yet the new 3DS hasn't broken any sales records and amiibo is not exactly selling like iphones.



Hotfusion commented on Iwata Remains Positive on the Future of the Wi...:

Nintendo is not doomed.. the Wii U is. Until the day Nintendo gives a financial breakdown of all their products assuming, the Wii U makes money is speculation. Most likely the Gameboy covered the GameCube's rear end the same way the 3DS is covering the Wii U's. The same way MS other products like Office, Surface, patents, etc., covered up the Xbox division losses.

Making a profit is the very base denominator of running a business. Making significant profits is the difference between company A and company B.
Most won't invest in companies that is going to make a basic profit. They try to invest in companies that is going to make huge profits.

The day you comment on a thread without ever mentioning the MS, Xbox or PS is the day that won't come. And yes, I mentioned MS in this post to get a point across, but rarely ever do.

So yes, there are times when the comparison is necessary, but not every damn time. Are you being paid?



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

Apple (maybe Android) is also getting "health conscious". I already have an phone app that monitors my sleep pattern call "Sleep Cycle".. or something of the sorts. Hardly ever use it.

The Apple watch is promoting health strongly before it's launch.

I am not saying what Nintendo are doing is wrong, there is not that much detail out there about this QoL. It just seems to me that in this day and age when smart phones can fetch you a can a beer, that anything Nintendo can come up with regarding this QoL can easily be replicated with a smart phone that every already has.

If there are many peripherals involved then that's a different matter. After the flop of Wii Fit U I wish them all the best.

I understand Nintendo must diversify and I am all for it but this seems strange.



Hotfusion commented on The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Tops Jap...:

Now that the software is coming the PS4 has finally found its feet.

Kirby is disappointing. I really don't see it doing very well in the west either.
Wii U sales normal, which is a good thing.

Is it actually worth MS being in Japan? XB1 will be in the double digits soon.
That massive ad campaign I read about was definitely a waste of money.



Hotfusion commented on Splatoon Developers Give a Splash of Informati...:

I remember when this game was announced at E3 last year, the reception was mixed. Nintendo forums around the globe (at least the English speaking ones) where not overly impress, at least that is the impression I got.

Yet this game was the best thing of Nintendo E3 for me. It was the only game across all platforms that made me think to myself "now that's different".
Not different in genre, but unique in style and character. It's hard to be different in a field where "everything has already been done" and we simply get a repainted (no pun) version of games over and over again.

I know it wouldn't appeal to the XB1 gun ho yank types or the PS4 blood and guts type. But Nintendo should more than ever now release new IPs over the next couple years that would appeal to their Wii U fanbase.

Nothing is going to make those gamers who like powerful consoles buy a Wii U. Nothing is going make most of those who love the 3rd party games buy a Wii U.
Nothing is going to make those who were disappointed in the Wii buy a Wii U nor those fed up with an overdose of Mario.

It's all about rebuilding for Nintendo and this E3 is the perfect opportunity to do that. Many more new IPs, please.



Hotfusion commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights Growth of Wii U Sales ...:

All home consoles are having rather crappy sales in Japan, not just the Wii U.

However I don't see the Wii U getting anywhere near 20m. What we are seeing is the after effects of MK8 and more recently SSB.

Not saying VGCharts is the most reliable (but its better than nothing and they have done a good job tracking the Wii u to within a few thousand over the last two years) but it seems Febuary going into March is going to show Wii U back into dreaded 30k a week WorldWide region again.

Nintendo need to pull off another super E3 and even that will probably only appeal to its fanboys rather than drive hardware sales. I do believe milking the fanboys is the only way to sustain the Wii U because few outside of them are interested in the console. Amiibo is a good start.



Hotfusion commented on Reaction: Satoru Iwata Holds Off on Major Anno...:

Yes, Nintendo made very good money during the GC era but if you think much of that money was made by a rubbish selling GameCube you are mistaken. The huge success of the Gameboy and Pokemon etc., easily covered the liabilities of the GC.
That's why Nintendo won't do a Sega, because unlike Sega Nintendo has a top selling portable to cover the Wii U which is selling worst than the Dreamcast did.



Hotfusion commented on Yusuke Hashimoto Outlines His Desire to Contin...:


The Wonderful 101 was a major flop and very unlikely to ever make a comeback. Platinum was all talk about a sequel before the game even launched worldwide.
After the bomb that followed such talk was quickly put to bed.

However, I really enjoyed the game. It was on sale at half price not long after release.

I just think that games like Bayonetta are meant to be short.