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jjx1000

jjx1000

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jjx1000

#1

jjx1000 commented on Talking Point: Important Steps to Bring the 3D...:

Nintendo should've kept the WiiU VC exclusive to past home consoles and kept the 3DS VC exclusive to past handheld consoles...OR release all the games for both consoles at the exact same time. Right now it's anyone's guess what is coming out on what console.

...and who do I need to speak with about getting a Metroid game (other than the original) on the 3DS VC?! How about an old Fire Emblem too?!

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#2

jjx1000 commented on Talking Point: The Wii U's 'Relevance' Is Abou...:

@jmax You're right, by anomaly I don't mean to imply that Nintendo was lucky, they read the landscape put out a console that had widespread appeal and it sold ridiculously well...heck...my 70 year old parents even bought one. I guess by anomaly I mean not traditional. So my point is if you look at the sales and exclude the Wii, the sales trend for Wii U is line with what previous traditional Nintendo home consoles have done...a 30% decrease in users from the previous console.

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#3

jjx1000 commented on Talking Point: The Wii U's 'Relevance' Is Abou...:

The Wii was a sales anomaly. Nintendo had been losing approximately 30% of its traditional gaming customers with each new home console release and the Wii U is right inline with this trend when comparing it to the Gamecube. Wii U will probably end up selling 10-15 million consoles in it's lifetime.

Also the underpowered argument irks me. If the game looks great in HD and the gameplay is terrific why does it matter what's going on inside the actual box. I can understand a developer caring but some gamers get too hung up on horsepower.

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#4

jjx1000 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Wii U Struggles Brin...:

I own a Wii U and love it, from a gaming stand point it's terrific...but from a business stand point the console has to be considered a failure. Gamer loyalty is admirable but if you refuse to come to terms with this after Nintendo all but admitted it today than you really do have your head buried in the sand.

Drastic times! When Mario Kart 8 launches slash the price to $199 and take the hit, and create another Ambassador program for early adopters (eShop credit, free games...etc.) and hope for the best! Otherwise we might be getting introduced to a new console very soon.

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#5

jjx1000 commented on Talking Point: Claims of Wii U Third-Party Dev...:

@StarDust Out of the countless Nintendo doom and gloom articles I've been reading over the last few months and the 300+ comments on this article you had a good take!

Usually I see the same old rhetoric and tired arguments about Nintendo and third party support. I think people are ignoring game style preference. They could be giving COD away for free and I still wouldn't play it because I don't like that style of game. Again, i believe the 14-40 crowd who play Xbox and PS are just different than the 14-40 crowd that play Nintendo games. You may own one of each console but you still have go to console...mine is my 3DS. :)

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#6

jjx1000 commented on Talking Point: Claims of Wii U Third-Party Dev...:

@StarDust Totally agree with you. I think the Nintendo consumer is just a different type of gamer than a person who buys Sony & Microsoft consoles. Certainly not everyone, but most people, which is why third parties struggle even with a huge install base like Wii.

Having said that, I'm really loving Phoenix Wright and Monster Hunter on my 3DS but if you only buy a Nintendo console for first and second party games you will never go wrong...Super Mario 3D World puts on a clinic in game design. Too bad so many people are going to miss out on it. :(

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#7

jjx1000 commented on Nintendo Download: 2nd January (North America):

I'm glad I pre-ordered Bravely Default. Based on the poll and comments it sounds like there's a lot of interest in this game. Hopefully Nintendo produced enough...don't want another shortage at launch like they had with Fire Emblem.