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Male, 38, United States

Fri 23rd May 2014

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mjharper commented on PS4 and Sony Enjoy Dominant Week in Japan With...:

If Nintendo is reducing the price of the Wii U, they're doing it the right way. Announce it the day or week of the change so you don't cannibalize sales of systems prior to the price cut. I would be very surprised if Nintendo doesn't lower the price of the system for holiday 2015, especially with the company's focus moving to the new system in 2016.



mjharper commented on Shiny Founder Dave Perry Wasn't Keen On The N6...:

It was because of the defection of Squaresoft that I even purchased a Playstation during that cycle. Otherwise, I was more than happy playing those games you mentioned in the first paragraph. I didn't miss Dave Perry's work.



mjharper commented on This Is The Last Real Console Cycle, Proclaims...:

"I'm going to keep making these outlandish predictions, because one day, one of them will actually be somewhat correct, and I'll be able to tell the world I told you so!"

  • Michael Pachter

Seriously, I don't see the consoles going away just yet. They are still incredibly popular (see the very sales numbers he references in his first quote), and the consoles themselves have evolved in such a way that they continue to maintain their relevance in a household.



mjharper commented on Updated Mario Kart 8 Wii U Hardware Bundle in ...:

It's interesting that the newer bundles now aren't including physical discs and, in this case, are including download codes for software or DLC. It brings me back to the patent filed for a disc-drive-less box a while ago - maybe Nintendo is slowly training consumers to be comfortable with the idea of a download-only home console. I like having discs, but I'm an old man whose used to cartridges and such. Back in my day...



mjharper commented on Talking Point: Assessing the Odds of Super Mar...:

The Super Mario Maker packaging looks nice and all, but really, if Nintendo want to move more systems, it's time for an overdue system price reduction. With all of their talk of the next system, why not? What does Nintendo have to lose at this point?



mjharper commented on Rumour: Nintendo Isn't Bringing Devil's Third ...:

This would not surprise me at all, especially with its lack of presence at E3. Nintendo is not going to put out a mature rated game unless it is out of this world crazy good (e.g. Bayonetta 2). Now, it could pull a Fast Racing Neo and one day post a few screenshots on the web and say "Progress is going great!" - or it could continue with the radio silence until we've forgotten about it. I didn't care for the game from what I had seen so far, but a cancellation would disappoint a lot of people.

Maybe it gets delayed until it can be a launch title for NX?



mjharper commented on Feature: What If The SNES PlayStation Had Actu...:

I think the companies still would've gone their separate ways. Nintendo's philosophy since the Super Nintendo has always focused around affordability, and at some point the divide between the type of machine Sony wanted to produce and what Nintendo wanted to produce would've been so great that Sony would eventually go its own way.



mjharper commented on New Super Mario Bros. Releases On The North Am...:

It's like Mario games have become a guilty pleasure. Everyone wants different games to come to Virtual Console, but yet we all play the Mario Bros. games to death and love them. I never had a DS, so I'm looking forward to playing through this.



mjharper commented on Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends I...:

I would like to see how they pull off Mantis as a playable character. And hopefully they use the voice actors from the movies (Jack Black, Seth Rogen, Dustin Hoffman, etc.). And hopefully the ghost of Oogway can be an unlockable fighter.



mjharper commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

I love my Wii U. That said, even though Nintendo is doing a great job producing high-quality games for their system, the lack of third-party support can't be ignored. So, for me, it's an A and my first choice of the current generation of consoles (and, I can't wait for the new Zelda). But, if I'm grading the success of the system and its popularity with the masses, I agree with the C+. It hasn't exactly taken off, and it's probably too late for that to change.



mjharper commented on Video: Try Not To Overheat As You Watch Excite...:

For those underwhelmed by the complexity of the tracks for DLC - my guess is, these were first tracks of the 8 coming in November to be completed, and the more complex ones will be shown as we get closer to release day.



mjharper commented on The Game Boy is 25 Years Old in North America:

I never got a Game Boy, but I remember always finding the display at Wal-mart or Toys R Us and playing Tetris until my parents told me it was time to go. I've owned at least three different versions of Tetris since then, but Game Boy Advance was my first (and only) portable.



mjharper commented on E3 2014: Launch Sales of Mario Kart 8 Outperfo...:

"...especially bearing in mind that the kart racer arrived in late 2011 on 3DS against the context of struggling sales for the portable; it did have Super Mario 3D Land for company, of course."

I might need further explanation on the point being made here: how are sales not struggling for Wii U at the time of MK8's release? And Wii U also has Super Mario 3D World for company, as well as other titles.

It sounds as though we're being told that the MK7 attach rate is lower than that of MK8 because of these factors, but they don't seem to differentiate the situations in my mind. Help?