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maceng

maceng

Male, 44, Dominican Republic

Gaming fan.

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Thu 10th January, 2013

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maceng

#5

maceng commented on Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU ...:

@MoonKnight7
They need it. If the Wii U is still around for the next 36 months, it will mean 36 million units sold. Add to that the 7 or 7.5 million units sold so far, and they will end up with a third of the units sold by the Wii, and just a bit above the N64. I'm talking total units sold worldwide.

I just wish that Nintendo manages to sell 8 million per year so towards the end of 2016, the total units sold should amount to 32 million, about the same as the N64.

maceng

#8

maceng commented on Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU ...:

I think that besides Smash Bros and Zelda, the only system seller left will be amiibo.

Nintendo needs to bring such games as Luigi's Mansion, Yokai Watch HD and maybe a new Galaxy game to the Wii U. And a Pokemon game done right.

maceng

#9

maceng commented on Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU ...:

From here to the end of 2015 I will say that they will have 4-5 big hits, like MK8, such as Smash Bros, Zelda, Star Fox and X (maybe), while some others like Bayonetta, Hyrule Warriors, Splatoon will provide a nice boost in sales. Those expecting Captain Toad and Mario maker to be system sellers are too delusional, IMHO.

maceng

#10

maceng commented on Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU ...:

@Twiglingen
To maintain relevance they do need to sell 1 million every month a "system seller" like MK8 comes out. This will translate to about 6 million units per year (which is still quite anemic), and about 35-40 million in its life span. Consider that the GameCube sold about 40-45 million and was consider a major dud (not in my book, anyway).

maceng

#12

maceng commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

@Peach64
babies are being born every single minute, I'm sure of that. If not, why ipads and Android tablets keep on selling every single month.

My daughter just received her first tablet. I could have save some dough by having a better set of apps on the WiiU.

maceng

#13

maceng commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

The Gamepad does not need to be a tablet killer, It is just what we can call tangential added value: I have the WiiU and now I can play most of my tablet games on the Gamepad. It works. I have a 4 year old girl who just received a 70 dollar tablet. She can't take it outside the house (of course) and she is always supervised by me, my wife or our housekeeper. I could have saved those 70 bucks is Nintendo had the b@lls to make the WiiU more adequate to modern times (I just bought a PS3 to be able to see blue ray discs, basically). Why the heck didn't Nintendo include blue ray capabilities or even a decent DVD reader onto the WiiU? This really baffles me!!

maceng

#14

maceng commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

@Beetlejuice
I think that it still can be done. So Nintendo just needs to continue marketing the WiiU as a console and can also tout that, yes, you can play Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Fruit Ninja, etc., on the GamePad and download them from the Nintendo eShop for a little as a dollar.
The Gamepad does not need to be a full blown tablet to achieve what most of our children do with a tablet. Case in point: my 9 year old spend 95% of his time with his tablet playing Minecraft; the other 5% Skylanders and Angry Birds. The WiiU can achieve that easily.
In any case, Nintendo needs to step-up the making of apps for the Wii U. For example, google maps, the Amazon app, a dedicated web browser. Nintendo can even resort to a last ditch effort: up the specs for the Gamepad, including a better Wifi card (costs between 5 and 15 bucks), a much better 7" screen and a SD memory reader, while also making it less bulky. Bam!! You can take your favorite games to anywhere in the house or outside, for that matter. Of course current Wii U users will nag Big N to the death (about 7-8 million), but in the grand scheme of things, if you are planning on selling at least 50-60 million, they don't matter much. You can even sell the new improved GamePad for a 100 and people will buy it in drones (current Android tablets sell for even less, with a better specs set that the one outlined).

maceng

#17

maceng commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

I'd preferred a statue or something to put atop my desk, but I've been waiting for an excuse for getting NES Remix.

I remember that a couple the rewards were so underwhelming that I forgot to select one (always Platinum for the last 6 years).

I think Nintendo is trying to cut the costs by forfeiting shipping.

maceng

#20

maceng commented on GAIABREAKER:

What, no videos or images? I'm a sucker for shooters (specially things like nano assault and liberation maiden), so I was waiting for something like this. No info on their website neither.

maceng

#22

maceng commented on Best Buy Gearing Up For Enticing Buy One Get O...:

@rjejr
I always keep an eye open for the Nintendo Online Store. I bought a Pink 3DS for my daughter for 95 bucks, and a Pink 3DSXL for my wife (her first console!!) for 130, and both were in perfect shape. I usually wait for new stuff to arrive to order (they had black and red 3DSXL and only purple 3DS) so as to minimize the risk of buying returned stuff with too many cosmetic imperfections.

maceng

#28

maceng commented on First Impressions: Throwing Down in Shigeru Mi...:

@Ralek85
For every game that you have to access inventory, a map or a secondary screen, there's gamepad potential. Think Dead Space (where accessing the inventory is quite unobtrusive), Bioshock (for the iventory as well as for the minigames), Borderlands, almost every rpg that you can think off, etc.

I don't see the potential in action games or in sports related ones, but the potential exists.

maceng

#30

maceng commented on Review: Baseball Stars 2 (Virtual Console / Ne...:

Sorry, but the review is so lackluster, I dunno whether the game is that good or not. No explanation of the pitching, running and batting mechanics, teams customization (if there is any), number of teams, is there any different modes of playing (like championship, single games, etc).

Still, I think I'll get it down the road, since I'm a baseball aficionado.

maceng

#31

maceng commented on Talking Point: With E3 Long Gone, Nintendo Sti...:

New announcements for this year:
For the 3DS:

  • Metroid 2D game
  • NES Remix version
  • Some GBA titles.
  • Finally, something of a remake along the lines of DKCR. Maybe Paper Mario, maybe Majora's Mask, or even Galaxy 2.
    I think that for the life of the 3DS no more Mario games are coming, except for something like Baseball or another Mario & Luigi's game (with Bowser taking the main spot).

For the Wii U:

  • More VC stuff, specially (and sadly) more GBA games.
  • More support for indies.
  • A very few DLC for Mario Kart 8 and Super Mario 3D World.
maceng

#32

maceng commented on Developer Hints At How Minecraft Could Shape U...:

You misinterpreted me. I agree that at 200 bucks the 3DSXL is a nice proposition. What I'm saying is that Nintendo should have included better performance for the asking price.

I makes sense that anyone selling product A at a 100 dollars profit and selling 1 million units is better served than selling the same product at a 40 dollars profit but selling 2 million units. Is the same motto that Apple maintains.

maceng

#33

maceng commented on Developer Hints At How Minecraft Could Shape U...:

@Zombie_Barioth
Also, you just have to come out with the biggest specs you can afford, even at a loss at the beginning. Gaming platforms are for the long haul: 3-6 years, so you have to factor that in. Now, I bet that a 3DSXL costs less than 100 to manufacture including R&D costs.

maceng

#34

maceng commented on Developer Hints At How Minecraft Could Shape U...:

Burned again by Nintendo stance on low def graphics for their handhelds. What good is the 3D effect when the processor and RAM are lacking. Seriously, 128MB of RAM? Why not 512MB at least?

I hope that the "4DS" comes with at least 2GB and handle,as a minimum, WiiU like graphics or better.

maceng

#37

maceng commented on Video: Nintendo UK Sets Its Sights Firmly On T...:

Well, 3DS games are stretched to fill the bigger screen on the 3DS, So, sometimes games seen a bit fuzzy. So, 3DS XL are selling better than the 3DS and 2DS combined, so why not program games to take advantage to teh bigger screen? That is my concern.

maceng

#39

maceng commented on Two Separate Bayonetta 2 Retail Releases Confi...:

@ToxieDogg
Same here.
An idea: what if they sell the retail Bayonetta 2 (with Bayonetta 1) for full price, and the digital one for, less say, 45 bucks and Bayonetta 1 for 15 bucks and everyone happy? So anyone that's interested in both games can have them for the same price, regardless whether is retail or digital.