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Mon 2nd September, 2013

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jjmesa16 commented on Poll: Where Do You Stand On DeNA, Smart Device...:

@Vineleaf I agree. I can't really get excited for the NX because it could be a successor to the Wii U meaning the Wii U would be dead after 4 years. If it's a new portable that something to get excited about but I highly doubt that will happen as the New 3DS was just released. RIGHT NOW I'm not really that excited for NX but that could possibly change when more information is revealed.

As for mobile Nintendo games, I don't believe it'll effect the Wii U market, however, it could have a small effect the 3DS market. I don't think it'll be that big of an effect though as Nintendo will probably release free-to-play games or maybe some classic games which work better on phones/tablets anyway. I don't find myself turning on my 3DS everyday but I do find myself playing games on my iPhone such as Clash of Clans or PvZ2 everyday.

As for the DeNA partnership, I think overall it's pretty good and will help Nintendo to start into the mobile space. Anything they do with a membership program should be good since Club Nintendo was pretty lame near the end of its life.

@DarkKirby The Wii seemed to do pretty well for not targeting the hardcore gamers.



jjmesa16 commented on Study Finds That US Consumers Are Buying Wii U...:

It's not surprising that 86% of Wii U owners had a Wii. I'd say that most of the people who bought a Wii U and a Wii might also have a 3DS or a DS. It'd be interesting to find out what percent of people that own a Wii U also owned GameCube.

Here are my top 5 factors.
1. Exclusive Games/Content
2. Fun-Factor
3. Backwards Compatability
4. Price/Value
5. Multiplayer: I'm not really sure wether this falls under the Fun-Factor category but I'm putting it here anyway. The Wii U has the best multiplayer out of any of the current consoles. What other console can have 8 people play at once with doing a system link? Not to mention online play is completely free!



jjmesa16 commented on You'd Better Get a Bigger Micro-SDHC Card for ...:

@Spoony_Tech Thanks for posting the 64GB info for everybody. I'm using a 64GB sd card right now (luckily it's a micro so I can use it with New 3Ds XL) and it isn't even close to full so.

I wish Nintendo would say that you can use a 64GB sd card as FAT32 but I'm guessing they won't because it requires extra software to do the reformatting.

Anyone know if you can use a 128GB sd card for the 3DS (reformatting it to FAT32 of course)?



jjmesa16 commented on Gold Mario amiibo Set to Shine as Walmart Excl...:

@abe_hikura That is kind of sad for the other retailer that didn't get the Gold Mario. Of course Walmart is the only retailer to not have an exclusive amiibo as of yet, not sure if that played a part in the exclusivity deal. I wonder if the silver Mario will be branded as Metal Mario. Probably not. :(

I don't have a Mario amiibo so I'll probably pick this one up if I can find it. Will it work the same as a regular Mario in smash?



jjmesa16 commented on You'd Better Get a Bigger Micro-SDHC Card for ...:

Imagine downloading this at midnight. You might be able to get the physical copy sooner.

@VrginX I don't think that the sd card has anything on it out of the box. I think when you start the setup process with the sd card in the N3DS it puts the system files onto it.



jjmesa16 commented on Card Format amiibo Confirmed to be Heading our...:

It appears that either Nintendo is phasing out Link or his sales are extreme because I have a hard time finding him. At the beginning of Amiibo it seemed like he was in stock everywhere.

I think this is happening to Fox.



jjmesa16 commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Apex Champion Call...:

I love Melee as well but shouting "Melee!" during someone's victory celebration is lame. They are the Kayne West of the gaming world.

Also I really enjoy playing with items but I don't think that they should be in competition. Imagine a bomb-omb appearing in front of you and it knocks you out. That's not very fair or fun.



jjmesa16 commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo ...:

@Shadowkiller97 Me too! I'm not quite sure why they didn't take advantage of the touch screen in Smash.

In terms of the HUD, Pikmin 3 is a great example of this. The ability to change routes on the fly on the Gamepad is great and makes navigating areas and completing the game easier and more enjoyable. The only times I paused the game for a game related reasons were to start the day over or quit.



jjmesa16 commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo ...:

I definitely feel like this was a half step for Nintendo. Although the New 3DS is a great piece of hardware I feel like there could have been one or two more additions which would have made it a full step forward.

The first is a higher resolution screen. It feels like we have been asking/expecting this on a Nintendo handheld ever since the 3DS XL was released. Come on Nintendo, HD has been around for decades (1936 was the first HD broadcast, 1988 was the first LCD TV, 1996 was the first digital HD broadcast in America), why doesn't the 3DS have HD displays? I know that the 3D makes it more complicated, with having to display 2 images at once, but the 3DS has been out for almost 4 years with no upgrade whatsoever to the screens. A capacitive screen would also be nice for the touch screen.

The second is more interaction between the 3DS and the Wii U. The original DS and the Wii got together but it seems that there was a divorce since the newer versions came out. The only two games that I know of that co-mingle between the 3DS and the Wii U are Super Smash Bros. and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.

Not really a 3DS feature but something that would push the 3DS into the next generation is cross-buy. I'm not quite sure this isn't already a feature on Nintendo consoles. There are many VC games that I have on my Wii U that I would love to play on the go on my 3DS. The only problem is I already purchased the game for $5 on my Wii U and then I have to buy it again for $5 on my 3DS. That's $10 for one game! If you don't know what 5+5 is. It doesn't seem like a lot but when you have 15-20 VC games it adds up. Sure Nintendo is getting closer with the release of Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, but there are many VC titles already out that Nintendo could do this for. Nintendo really needs a better account system. NNID is a step in the right direction but I'm not sure if a full account system will be here by the end of 2015.

I'm sure that there are many more features I'm missing, such as putting the 3DS onto the TV, but the features I discussed above could have made the New 3DS a full step, in my opinion.

Edit: I will be getting a New 3DS XL (because of Nintendo of America) but not on day 1.



jjmesa16 commented on ​Sakurai Considered Having All Fighters Unlo...:

I agree unlocking fighters was super easy. The ability to transfer custom moves would have been nice though. Those thing are hard to come by especially on the Wii U version. I've played over 100 hours between the 2 version yet have only collected about half of the special moves.

Of course having all custom moves unlocked would have been nice but where is the fun in that



jjmesa16 commented on Club Nintendo Goes Rewards Crazy With Final Up...:

@FcsevenXIII If you haven't figured since you bought Punch Out! elite status is awarded by receiving coins. Club Nintendo totals up the coins that you have earned all year, you don't necessarily have to have 900 coins in your account. You may spend as many coins as you want. Since you bought Punch Out! I think you might have enough coins to earn Platinum status.



jjmesa16 commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:

This was/is a bad move by Nintendo. Nintendo was getting free advertisements by some popular Youtube stars. I don't know of any other company that takes money from YouTube creators that reviews/plays their products. When Nintendo doesn't do any marketing themselves they should praise any marketing that they get for free.



jjmesa16 commented on Nintendo Stays in Profit With Wii U on Target,...:

@Quorthon I guess everybody has their own opinions on things. Sorry. I guess I'm just tired about hearing all of the Nintendo hate when Nintendo has great products too. I do like Microsoft and Sony and there are great things about their products but there are some downsides too. It's just frustrating when all you hear is the Wii and Wii U are crappy systems when they are both great but also have some flaws just like PS3/360 and PS4/XBO.

I agree that Nintendo has screwed up recently but it's not like their consoles are terrible compared to the others. The Wii and Wii U are both underpowered but they also both have some of the greatest games ever like Super Mario Galaxy, Mario Kart 8, and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

I own a PS2 and a Xbox 360 and I've played many PS3s and an Xbox One. I enjoy all of those systems and they all have great games and features. I just find myself enjoying Nintendo consoles because of the game quality and replay value.

It's just annoying to hear that Nintendo sucks on every article/forum but I guess that's what trolls do (not saying that you're a troll).



jjmesa16 commented on Nintendo Stays in Profit With Wii U on Target,...:

@Yorumi I agree actually. I think that the Wii made Nintendo naive and thought that a console with the Wii branding would sell millions (I guess it sold 3 million worldwide by the end of 2012, but I'm not sure that's what they were expecting, lol). It just ended up confusing consumers and without a solid game library at launch it was a "failure to launch". I think that the Wii U is growing now though and will have a decent year with Zelda, Xenoblade (hopefully), Star Fox, and Splatoon all launching later this year. Nintendo is slowly crawling out of the hole they dug and I wouldnt be surprised if Nintendo sold 4.5-6 million consoles in the next fiscal year.



jjmesa16 commented on Nintendo Stays in Profit With Wii U on Target,...:

@Quorthon To say that the Wii had fewer games also is false. According to Wikipedia Wii had 1,359 games, Xbox 360 had 1,136 games, and the PS3 had 796 games. That's not counting backwards compatibility.

@jaksnakydx Its really hard to judge the stock between Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft because Sony and Microsoft create so many different products. For instance after the Microsoft press conference last week Microsoft shares went up. However it wasn't necessarily because of the Xbox One. Microsoft's stock is currently down 0.32 but that may or may not (probably not) be because of the Xbox One.



jjmesa16 commented on Nintendo Stays in Profit With Wii U on Target,...:

@darkgamer001 I think that the Wii won the last generation because it was the most innovative console because of the motion controls. No one had ever expected motion controls to become a huge part of gaming and as of today. The Wii paved the way by being the first console to offer motion controls and being extremely successful in selling consoles. Sony and Microsoft then created their own motion controls but I'm not sure any of them were ever as successful as the Wii

In terms of sales the Wii also won, selling around 101.2 million units globally. To say that the Wii sold more/better in Japan is false. According to my calculations the Wii sold better in the US than it did in Japan.

US sales
322,583,006 = Population of the US as of July 1, 2014
45.4 million units sold
45,400,000 / 322,583,006 = 14% of the US population owns a Wii

Japan sales
126,999,808 = Population of Japan as of July 1, 2014
12.75 million units sold
12,750,00 / 126,999,808 = 10% of the Japanese population owns a Wii

I have to say that in terms of family/party gaming the Wii easily beat the other consoles.

@Quorthon Who was your winner of the last generation? Why?



jjmesa16 commented on Nintendo Stays in Profit With Wii U on Target,...:

I'm not surprised with the 3DS numbers. Consumers were not buying 3DSs at Christmas time because of the imminent release of the New 3DS and New 3DS in XL. I think sales would have been closer to last year if Nintendo had released the updated hardware in November.

Speaking of the New 3DS, Nintendo is making a huge mistake not releasing it in North America. I'm sure a lot of people wanted the customization features and I'm sure parents would would rather buy the cheaper smaller model for their kids. Also the 3DS is a portable system and the smaller is way more portable.

Why would Nintendo not release the New 3DS in North America? Almost 30% percent of the New 3DSs' sales in Japan this week were the smaller model. Why would Nintendo give up on such a big chunk of the market? It makes no sense to me.



jjmesa16 commented on Talking Point: Club Nintendo's Closure Is An E...:

@NbaJunkie I was pretty mad about the elite rewards as well but after further investigation I have found that Nintendo is giving away elite rewards for 2015. However, you do have to obtain elite status by the end of March. The elite rewards will be available between April 1-30.

Let's just hope that they offer some physical elite rewards this year.



jjmesa16 commented on Club Nintendo Rewards are Updated for January,...:

A missed opportunity for digital Wii games. I'd pick up the Metroid Prime Trilogy for 500-800 coins.

I might also pick up Zelda for the 3DS. Too bad there isn't crossbuy because I have the Wii, Wii U, and original versions of LoZ.



jjmesa16 commented on Wii Disc Software Heading to the Wii U eShop:

@Ryu_Niiyama How did they know that you could purchase Super Luigi U before the retail version, if you owned the disc of New Super Mario Bros. U?

Simple you put the disc into the disc slot.

I do agree that this is a great deal, for those who don't own these games. I will end up buying the Metroid Trilogy because I don't own it. However, for the games I already own, I think I'll get off the couch and put the disc in, instead of spending $10.



jjmesa16 commented on Wii Disc Software Heading to the Wii U eShop:

Great, if you don't own the games listed. Unfortunately 75% of Wii owners own at least 1 game on this list.

It's not worth $10 to me. If you already own the game Nintendo should offer the download for free.



jjmesa16 commented on Talking Point: The Time Is Right For A Nintend...:

I'd love to play Nintendo games on my phone but I'm not sure they would ever match the quality of 3DS games. However I'm not sure I would ever buy a Nintendo phone because I'm very invested in iTunes. I have over 1TB of iTunes on my computer.

Plus, wouldn't 3DS sales go down since you could play Nintendo games on a Nintendo phone?