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Sat 28th Mar 2009

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Mahe commented on Talking Point: Online Gaming Can't Recreate th...:

Look at Wii and the kind of games that were popular there. Local multiplayer was pretty dominant back then. Wii U is such a bad console with low quality games that it drove down the popularity of local multiplayer games. What are people going to play other than Mario Kart 8 and Smash? Nintendoland? Ha!



Mahe commented on GDC Survey Shows Declining Interest From Devel...:

@firstnesfan PS4 will soon pass 3DS in hardware sales outside Japan. And that's with a 2 year head start and several hardware revisions for the 3DS. Even the existing Western 3DS userbase is dying out because of the lack of games and New 3DS models flopping.



Mahe commented on Talking Point: The Easily Forgotten Hardware R...:

Hahaha! The New 3DS has been a mistake from the start. In Japan, "3DS family" sales have fallen sharply on a year-on-year basis when compared to when just the original 3DS models were on sale. In the West, "3DS family" sales have been very low following the New 3DS launch. It's a poor "upgrade" that most people didn't want.



Mahe commented on Talking Point: Five Key Challenges Nintendo Fa...:

@arnoldlayne83 TW101 and Bayonetta are crap.

And your "data" is wrong. Just look at Wii and DS. Third party games sold millions. Sure, the biggest hits like Wii Sports and New Super Mario Bros. Wii were Nintendo's, but third parties actually used profits from Wii games to subsidize their less profitable HD development.

Even this holiday, Just Dance 2016 has been a steady seller and has appeared in the charts in both US and Europe. And that's on the strength of the WII version. That shows that Just Dance players are loyal and consistent.

Nintendo just messed up really badly with the 3DS and especially the Wii U. Now nobody trusts them anymore. NX needs to be really good, or it'll flop like 3DS and Wii U did.



Mahe commented on Nintendo Achieves Modest Results in UK Christm...:

@Antray1984 Well said!

Just Dance 2016 also keeps trucking in other countries. For example, this week it was number 2 in Italy: & number 9 in Switzerland: and number 9 in Australia:

What's more, Just Dance is a series that keeps selling well after its launch. So you might see Just Dance 2016 and especially the Wii version popping up in charts even in March 2016 and further.



Mahe commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X Earns Modest UK Chart P...:

Wii's Xenoblade was a slow burner. It didn't sell much at launch, but good word of mouth spurred it to continuing and long-lasting sales. In Japan, XBX has fallen far from Xenoblade's total sales even though launch week performance was similar.



Mahe commented on Editorial: It's Not Fun to Criticise Nintendo ...:

Nintendo has always produced also bad games, like Clu Clu Land or FlingSmash, but on Wii U and partially the 3DS, they've put out a whole slew of stinkers. There's no point listing them all and what's wrong with them, it's just painfully obvious that the quality of Nintendo-published games has dropped like a rock in the past few years. Lately, a good Nintendo-published game has been a very rare occasion.



Mahe commented on Review: Just Dance 2016 (Wii U):

Note: If you want World Dance Floor, it's still there in last-gen versions, like the Wii.

How is Just Dance 2016 "incredibly online focused" when World Dance Floor was replaced with the clumsy and limited whatever video thingy mode on current-gen platforms?



Mahe commented on Nintendo Download: 15th October (North America):

Despite the Wii's age, it wouldn't be surprising if there was still a sizable chunk of owners using it for Netflix, Youtube and now Crunchyroll besides games and other apps. I know a few people like that.

The Wii Remote offers a better interface than smart TVs and their remotes, for one.



Mahe commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Share Prices Return to...:

Investors are probably also hoping that Kimishima can lead NX away from the problems that plagued 3DS and Wii U. But with so little known about the new platform, many are worried that Nintendo might fumble again.



Mahe commented on Video: The Just Dance Unlimited Subscription S...:

@Sean_Aaron If you only have Just Dance 2 & 4 (+ DLC), you're missing out on a ton of great tracks. Not only tracks from previous games you don't own, like Eye of the Tiger, That's the Way I Like It, I Feel Love and No Limit, but also stuff from newer games, like Starships, Could You Be Loved, Follow the Leader, Bang Bang, Diamonds and Happy. Just to name a few. And that's in addition to all the new tracks in the Just Dance 2016 main game.

So even if you have some tracks featured in JD Unlimited in JD2 or JD4, that only makes a dent in the whole selection offered by JD2016 and JD Unlimited. Assuming the game and the service are up to the quality standard set by the previous Just Dance games, but they sure should be.



Mahe commented on Just Dance: Disney Party 2 Is Serenading The W...:

@abe_hikura Just Dance 2015 sold 4 million, and lots of those were on Wii. This just goes to show that Nintendo abandoned Wii too early. They could have made bank by releasing some Wii games in 2013 and even later. But even their "Nintendo Selects" budget line did very well. There are still lots of Wii owners out there looking for games.



Mahe commented on Video: The Just Dance Unlimited Subscription S...:

@Tsurii Just Dance 2016 is 50 bucks on Wii U. (40 on Wii, but that doesn't have JD Unlimited.)

And you don't have to pay for JD Unlimited if you don't want to. The free month will already give you a huge amount of playtime, and that's combined with how long-lasting the Just Dance base game is. For your initial purchase, you now get more to play and more playtime than ever before in the JD series.