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Wed 26th December, 2012

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Peach64 commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

Well that's one way to boost it's sales. I'm sure a huge percentage will want to upgrade. As soon as they come out with the new XL in White, I'm in. Mainly for that screen. The custom plates is brilliant too. I never bought any console or handheld with a game's design all over it, as it seemed weird to me to be stuck with that one game staring at you for a whole generation, but this is perfect.



Peach64 commented on Nintendo's Unity Presentation Confirms Critica...:

Loved Gone Home. It's better than 99% of the games on tge shop right now so this should be seen as a big deal even if you didn't like it. There's still a long way to reach the quality of the Sony or MS indie selection but we're slowly getting somewhere. Just a few months ago the Wii U didn't have a single indie game I'd recommend to anyone, but now it has Shovel Knight, Guacamelee and soon Gone Home.



Peach64 commented on Wii U Shooter Splatoon Almost Starred Mario As...:

So happy they did that. Lack of new IP has been one of my biggest issues with Nintendo in the last 10 years. Mario Paintball would have probably sold better, but Splatoon got them praise from the gamer crowd at E3, and I think Nintendo needed that.



Peach64 commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets...:

I think it's a great move. I've been of the opinion Mario Kart should incorporate other Nintendo characters for ages. It's not like there's any story to the games, so no immersion is being broken. It's like Smash Bros but in Karts. This lets them have so much more variety.



Peach64 commented on Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario ...:

It's just saying what most people think. I don't get the 'it's free so you can't complain' thing. It's an ad paid for by Mercedes. People on here moan that Xbox 360 has ads on it's dashboard, but this is a huge step further with the ad being IN the game. You can't ignore it either as it shows up online.



Peach64 commented on Fifa 15 Coming to Wii and 3DS on the 26th of S...:

It's hardly a strange decision to put it out for two succesful machines and skip one that's struggling at the moment. It's not just a success because it's football either. FIFA and PES used to be neck and neck in sales, but over the last gen FIFA had improved dramatically and now destroys the Konami game in terms of sales and critical acclaim.



Peach64 commented on Talking Point: A History of the Sexualisation ...:

People don't seem to be getting the point. The article wasn't going 'oh no, this is to sexy for children to see!'. The article is asking, have they gone so far down the road of turning Samus into eye candy, that's it's damaged her reputation as some sort of strong female character. I'd say yes, but it's been there right from the very beginning.



Peach64 commented on Talking Point: A Virtual Console Revival Could...:

They could probably make so much with a Netflix type model, but the key is low cost. Marvel Unlimited, WWE Network, Netflix, they all give you a monthly sub for not much less than one movie would cost to stream, or one comic would cost to buy digitally. The key is to make it low enough, that people never stop and considering wether it's worth them paying the sub each month, but just leave it there indefinitely.



Peach64 commented on The Sega Genesis is Now 25 Years Old:

The Megadrive was my first console, and I have so many fond memories from it. Haven't played it in years due to the awkwardness of setting it up on a modern TV, so can't wait for the Retron 5 to get back into some Micro Machines Turbo Tournament, Virtua Racing, Aladdin, and Road Rash II. Thankfully I can easily play the Sonic games, Streets of Rage, Shining series and Phantasy Stars anytime due to the great compilation discs.



Peach64 commented on Mario Kart 8 Passes One Million US Sales as Wi...:

Amiiibo is the last roll of the dice for me. Smash will sell great, but it will be like MK and sell to the current user base without really boosting it. Neither Bayonetta or Hyrule Warriors will shift hardware, so it all comes down r on wether amiibo takes off. Of course you have to worry what the future means for the console if 'toys' are it's big hit. Nintendo will go straight back to being all about the casual market.



Peach64 commented on August Is Officially Princess Peach Month, Acc...:

I don't think it's officially Princess peach month, they were just piggybacking on peach month to tweet about the Princess. Kotaku have pointed this tweet out as 'what marketing regret looks like'. Some if the replies on twitter are hilarious, completely mocking how much of a shallow stereotype Peach is :(



Peach64 commented on Nintendo Hardware and Exclusives Hold Firm at ...:

People still acting like 10k is some kind of achievement. It was selling over 10k a week in Japan this time last year. Same for the 3DS, it was doing 75k a week this time last year. The only thing that's a success in Japan right now is mobile :(



Peach64 commented on Shovel Knight Sales Numbers Revealed by Yacht ...:

Glad it's selling well for them. I'd have bought it on Wii U but went with Steam instead because of the messy EU release. They can try and blame translations or blame ratings boards but I can't think of any other indie games that's delayed the European release like this, from devs much smaller.



Peach64 commented on Hyrule Warriors DLC Floodgates Opened with Alt...:

Nintendo is fully on board the micro transaction train now. I hope they start doing ultimate editions with all DLC on disc. I rarely buy DLC, but I'm happy to wait a few years to pick up those ultimate editions for a fraction of RRP. In the last few months I've got Skyrim Ultimate for £10, Dishonored GOTY for £10 and Saints Row 3 Full Package for £8.

I like DLC, but I'm not buying a full price game like Mario Golf was here in the UK, then dined an extra 50% of that again for DLC. It's not hard to use the model others do and make it cheaper for those that don't mind a long wait.



Peach64 commented on The Man Responsible For Reviving Nintendo's Re...:

Just shows whenever one of these higher ups says anything, it's a carefully planned statement written by PR. Good luck to him. Top quality ndies are finally starting to dip their toes in the Nintendo pool, so hopefully he's left behind a good legacy.



Peach64 commented on Feature: Ten Must Play Titles on the Game Boy:

I think I mentioned this in the article about the anniversary in Japan, but considering the vast amount of hours I put into playing a gameboy, I don't think it's library is that great. Looking back, most of the stuff I played were licensed games based on movies and TV shows, like a precursor to the shovel ware that plagued the Wii and DS.

Link's Awakening is probably the closest I'd come to going back and playing a game now, but even then I'd go for DX.



Peach64 commented on Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Delay in Europe...:

I'm surprised they're actually being honest about it. They clearly did the same thing last year for Donkey Kong, and Smash Bros has also clearly been finished for quite some time, but they had to space it apart from Mario Kart.



Peach64 commented on Sainsbury's Reduces Mario Kart 8 Wii U Bundle ...:

Personally, I'd find it very hard to pay a price if I knew it had been available cheaper previously. You'd be a bit gutted paying £210 without the free game offer when it was previously £199 with a free game.

I wanted the basic console and they'd been going for £120 with Disney Infinity so I was holding off until something that good came up again. In the end I paid £190 for a basic pack that came with Nintendoland, Wii Party U, Just Dance 2014 and two remotes. Ended up selling the 3 games and 2 remotes for £110! £80 for a white Wii U!



Peach64 commented on The Japanese Console Market Fell in 2013, With...:

Japan is becoming irrelevant rather quickly, which is unfortunate as they make very different types of games over there. Look at the console sales. A lot of people celebrate Wii U being 'on top' every week, but 10,000 units a week is just nothing. 25,000 a week is a poor figure, and even the handhelds are struggling to scrape this every week. Those numbers just won't add up to the kind of user bases needed for the games we're used to seeing (and I don't mean AAA here, I just mean regular DS/3DS games).



Peach64 commented on Reaction: Nintendo's Drop in Momentum Is A Big...:

The 3DS situation is quite sad for me. It could be argued that Nintendo deserved the Wii U sales with the decisions they made. I actually think it deserves to be doing way better right now, but I can still understand the damage done to its reputation.

3DS had a poor launch, but Nintendo fixed those problems nearly instantly. Since the end of 2011 it's been a great effort. The worrying thing is I'm not sure if there is anything they can do to turn it around. Too many of that audience have just moved on. Pokemon is a sales monster, but surely most Pokemon fans would have bought a 3DS to get XY. Smash is for the Nintendo hardcore, and most of those have a 3DS.



Peach64 commented on Nintendo Reports Losses for Q1 of Financial Ye...:

MK8 kind of shows most hardcore Nintendo fans have a Wii U. Crazy software numbers, but the hardware figure is awful. It probably means Smash will be the same story, although you have the Christmas effect around the same time so obviously HW sales will be higher due to that.

More worrying at this stage is the huge drop off in 3DS sakes worldwide. Makes me think we'll be seeing another revision soon. Nintendo knows a lot of people will buy it again if they make a new model. It's probably about a year too soon to revealing the successor, but they have to do something. Probably a design of the smaller model.



Peach64 commented on Curve Studios Is Bringing Spooky Puzzle Title ...:

Fantastic news. One of the best indie games over the last few years. After 18 months of a pretty poor indie selection, things are finally looking up. Guacamelee and Shovel Knight already, and Stealth Inc and The Swapper to come.



Peach64 commented on Talking Point: The Wii U eShop is Raising Toug...:

I don't think a platform holder should ever be judging wether a game is good enough to be sold on their system. Let people make up their own minds by checking reviews and videos like they would for any other game.



Peach64 commented on Mario Kart 8 Sales Increase By Nearly a Third ...:

@shigulicious I certainly did :) Picked up a White system, white pro controller, New Super Luigi U, Wonderful 101 and Mario Kart 8.

@brewksy First of all, I haven't done this myself, as I have physical copies of the games that interest me, I'm just letting the guy up there know it's possible, and a whole lot of people are doing it. There's no breaking of any rules. All these games are being bought legitimately, it's just fortunate that a couple of websites are selling the game cheap and another store is paying a high price to take it off you without the Club Nintendo card inside.



Peach64 commented on Mario Kart 8 Sales Increase By Nearly a Third ...:

@ben- You can do it. Loads have people have been doing it. You just have to create a new Club Nintendo account to register another MK8, and if you have gmail you can even use the same email address for them all, just place a period in different spots.

Pokemon Black and White were £7.99 at Argos, so picked up a copy of them both myself this week :) They've been doing loads of great clearance deals for Nintendo stuff lately. Also got Layton and the Spectre's Call for £6.99 and Pilot Wings Resort for £4.99.



Peach64 commented on Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU ...:

Some little bits on digital LTD sales.

[3DS] Fire Emblem: Awakening - 63,000 (35% of total sales)
[3DS] Tomodachi Life - 37,000 (21%)
[3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf - 103,000 (20%)
[3DS] Bravely Default - 35,000-40,000 (18-20%)

Much better than in Japan where for most games digital is under 5% of total sales.



Peach64 commented on Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU ...:

As always with these percentage increases, it's better than nothing, but that's a worrying figure. MK8 wasn't meant to be a bit of a boost, it was THE game. If Wii U is still coming in that far below the Xbone in the month of MK8, I'm honestly not sure if it will ever have a month where it outsells the MS machine.

As excited as many of us will be for gams like Bayonetta 2, they're not going to have anywhere near the hardware bump of Mario Kart. Smash would come the closest, (and you'll get the natural holiday season bump), but people are once again wincing at Xbone's 200k figure and that had NO games released in June, let alone it's biggest one of the year. Now Wii U's peak (outside November/December) is quite a bit below the competition and it has to go through two full months without a new game.

On a much more cheerful note, it's nice to see Tomodach selling well on both sides of the Atlantic, and might make Nintendo think twice before considering future titles 'too Japanese' to localise.



Peach64 commented on New Fatal Frame Will Be Spooking The Wii U In ...:

I love this series so much, but I'm not getting my hopes up for localisation. Still sad we never got PZ4 over here. The only sliver of hope is that they have so few games lined up, they might feel they have to bring it over despite expecting it to make a loss.