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rjejr

rjejr

Happy birthmonth to me.

Male, 50, United States

Does anybody care about the old cranky guy? Now get off my lawn!!

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Mon 23rd June, 2008

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#1

rjejr commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Continues to Shift Its...:

I don't see the big deal. Nintendo makes video game consoles. Nintendo needs companies to sell games on it so they get a cut. Sonic and Pac-Man already have amiibo so it isn't a shocker Shovel Knight has one. And think about it, after the SSB line-up how many properties does Nintendo have left? Sure, they could do over 700 Pokemon, but then they would just be Pokemon, not amiibo.

The underlying thread of the article - Nindies don't sell consoles - is the bigger story. Just how many NX does Nintendo plan to sell and who do they plan on selling them too? Wii U owners, Wii owners, 3DS owners? Surely not PS3 and Xbox360 owners. Nindies are nice, I've played plenty of great indie games over the years on my PS3, mostly w/ PS+. Nintendo wants to impress me, get a PS+ program going. Or have sales comparable to those on Steam. Ouya had plenty of Indie support, didn't help.

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rjejr commented on Video: Catch Up With Nintendo's PAX Xenoblade ...:

So we are all in agreement that the Shovel Knight amibbo is in fact a real thing despite Yacht Club Games past protests to the contray?

OK, just checking.

I don't want to see anything else about XCX and ruin the surprise.

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#3

rjejr commented on Gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Editio...:

@JaxonH My favorite is the new 3DS cover plates since the US didn't get the new 3DS. I do get to blame Reggie for that, right @sinalefa

The Gamecube controller under the Kinect is kind of cool too.

Honestly though that silver MH 3DS I think is the best piece of hardware Ntineod has ever made.

I'll try to get our photos up later, I've been meaning to for about 6 months. I remember taking them but they are still on the SD card.

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#4

rjejr commented on Gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Editio...:

@MrRight My taste is fine, it's my budget that has issues.

@kensredemption - Yeah, I think I've been talked into it. And it's not so much the value, which I agree is there, but how much I spend on videogames. I'm cheap. I usually only buy games used off Gamefly, or just rent them, or Target clearance for $4.98 or $14.98. Or $5 on PSN. So $100 - it's $97.75 w/ tax - is an OBSCENE amount of money for me to spend on 1 game. That's practically console territory in my mind, bought a PS3 last Christmas for $170 which included a complete $70 Disney Infinity 2.0 set. But I might just be able to let it slide as a Christmas gift from my wife, saves her the hassle of shopping. Probably means PS4 will have to wait though.

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rjejr commented on Gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Editio...:

@burninmylight I wish I had more people talking sense into me, all my friends on here are going to cost me $30 as I bow to peer pressure I wind up buying it. Now that I just found out it sold out in 13 hours it would be hard for me to cancel my pre-order. Well unless they raise the price, drop the book, or delay it, I'm easily spooked.

@day I like to think of them more as conspiracy facts. Reggie hates his job, well at least his demotion 2 years ago, he probably enjoys getting paid to do nothing but run his mouth, and he hates Nintnedo fans constantly giving him a hard time, so he takes it out on us. It's the only thing that makes sense to me. It's kind of shocking we got this really, must have caught him on a good day. Or Japan overrode him as Nitneod tries to support Monolith Soft who they acquired 8 years ago. And it does make a mighty nice Christmas gift.

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#6

rjejr commented on Gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Editio...:

@aaronsullivan Yeah I don't really need the map, I just needed it more than a 5x7 postcard or a USB thumbdrive. I've never ever been a fan of any videogame music even though I have about a half dozen CDs of it, JRPGs like doing it. Case is nice, and the book. My wife is a production manager in book publishing and she says an 11x7 book like that is pretty nice so I'll probably get it.

@JaxonH What's the initials for making me laugh so hard I have tears running down my face? I ordered it for several reasons - 1. Amazon doesn't charge until it ships, so I have 3 months to change my mind. 2. Amazon occasionally adds in extra stuff for pre-order bonuses closer to the release date. 3. It would be a Christmas gift to me, and the bundle makes it look more like a gift than unwrapping just a game under the tree. If it came out in March or Oct I'd have to go just game. 4. And I have over $100 in Amazon credit from using their credit card, so I could technically get this w/o laying out any real money. I'd say I'm 60-40 keeping it. I'll keep you and Sin posted.

@sinalefa Oh man, never even thought of blaming Reggie for the map. Now that I've decided it's a console bundle only deal I guess I'l just have to thank Reggie that we're getting anything at all, as much as that kills me.

@RaccoonNinja28 Congrats.

@Sir_JBizzle I actually just checked Amazon.UK to see if they had it. I think my earlier recognition stands though, the map came w/ the Wii U bundle and not the game. That being the case I'll probably pick this up. Unless I don't.

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#8

rjejr commented on Gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Editio...:

@blackice85 "So in your case no it's probably not worth it, but it is for me."

Yeah, I probably should have been more postive about this yesterday. It's a nice set, and I still may get it even at that price, so I'm glad NOA finally did something - Yoshi Wooly World is out in 6 weeks but damned if anybody in NA is allowed to know about it - but again I was so happy to see NOA was getting a special edition but it lacks that stupid map.

I suppose in fairness the map is so big it only fit in the Wii U box bundle, not a game bundle. Only just figured that out now though. My mistake.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2015/02/this_xenoblade_chronicles_x_hardware_bundle_for_japan_is_rather_lovely

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#9

rjejr commented on Video: Here's What Rare's Final GameCube Title...:

Almost bought a 360 for Kameo and I had no idea who Rare was but the game looked really good. Star Fox Adventures is one of my favorite games, best graphics of the SD Era, so I guess that had something to do with this game looking good and being right up my alley.

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#11

rjejr commented on Gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Editio...:

@blackice85 I think you read me wrong, the game itself will be worth $60 to me, I'm sure of that. The question is - is it worth an extra $30 to get a 5x7 postcard I'll toss in a drawer, a USB drive I'll never use with music I'll never listen to and a book I'll look at maybe once. I do think the book is worth $10 or $15, just not sure I think the thumb drive and postcard are worth $15 as well. I'd be OK w/ $74.99, or $90 if it had that map. I really really WA the that map, I think right now I'm too upset we aren't getting good it. Or a case. Shouldn't a $90 game be in a metal box?

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#13

rjejr commented on Gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Editio...:

OK, pre-ordered, but not sure I can go thru with buying 1 video game for $97. 75, NY tax gets this a little to close to $100 for my liking. Would make a good Christmas gift under the tree though. Guess we'll see.

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#14

rjejr commented on Gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Editio...:

Where's the map? That was the one thing I really really wanted. Not sure if the rest is worth the extra $30 for me. It should at least include some in game content like a multi player mission or in game currency or domething.

Thanks to the guy above I'll go order it, Amazon doesn't charge until they ship, and they'll lower the price if applicable or add in anything else that may pop up.

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#17

rjejr commented on Mario Memories: Basking in the Glow of Super M...:

The super Mario Galaxy games surpassed it but I really enjoyed Sunshine and can't believe they haven't made a HD version yet, the Game pad gyroscope would make for nice FUDD controls and Delfino is so pretty I bought Mario and Sonic So chi Olympic games in part to see it in HD. I wouldnt pay $20 to get it on VC but I would pay $50 for a well made HD remake. That giant shiny movable tower was just about the prettiest thing I had ever seen in a video game. I don't get it's absence.

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#18

rjejr commented on Video: Ink Yourself Over Splatoon's Two New We...:

Saw a bunch of these a few minutes after 10 in ranked mode but they soon dissppeared. I actually used 3 weapons tonight as I was having a horrible string of bad luck and rainmaker in urchin underpass and depot plays differently than splat on Port Mackerel and the Rig. Then I was going to bed before splatfest started but now it's 80 minutes after midnight and I'm still up. Ok, time for bed for real.

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#19

rjejr commented on Netflix Update Goes Live on Wii U:

@Tman Is it true that Netflix lacks 5.1 on Wii U? Some nights I watch NF on my Wii U and sometimes on my PS3 and PS3 always seems to have better sound, that would explain it. I have both consoles hooked up via HDMI into a Sony receiver and then HDMI into my tv. NF on Wi U always seems to take longer to get into HD mode as well, only 1 or 2 seconds on PS3 but 8 or 10 on Wii U. And my wife always liked the PS3 interface better.

Did they add a display to the Wii U? PS3 would show SD or HD if I hit the start or select button. I forget which but it's 1 of the those 2 middle ones. Guess I'll check it out tomorrow and report back.

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#20

rjejr commented on Bandai Namco's Project Treasure Is Now Called ...:

Looks like Dragons Dogma running on a PS1 Tomb Raider engine. I'm going to guess they were going for a look like those early TR games. Never could deal with how movement was controlled in those.

Oh, I'm watching it stamp size on my 7" tablet, I'm sure it looks different on a big screen.

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#21

rjejr commented on Nintendo UK Sends Out Free Photos With Animal ...:

@Captain_Gonru - "So Nintendo is CAPABLE of innovating, but instead chooses to release software which so clearly exists solely to shift amiibo. It just smacks of greed, at its worst, or a disconnect with its fan base at best."

I don't know what Nintnedo is and isn't capable of anymore. They don't really need AC:aF or HHD to move amiibo as they don't make enough to make any effort to move. They make Zelda and Metroid on 3DS while we wait for Wii U Games. And Wii U still looks empty compared to Wii which had Paper Mario and Mario Sports Mix and Super Mario Strikers. Even Wii Sports Club was barely a new game, just Wii Sports in HD w/ online. And Wii Fit U was Wii Fit w/ a Fit Meter. Didn't even get a Wii Music sequel. And there aren't enough HD remakes. I and others give Sony a lot of grief for PS4 being the PS3 remaster machine, but that's b/c the games aren't improved that much like the jump from PS2 to PS3. But Wii to Wii U could go the whole HD and online route. I'm still SHOCKED no Super Mario Sunshine HD, or SMG Collection in HD. 1 game, WW HD, and that was it? And SSB for Wii U didn't even have a Subspace Emissary mode? How many people does Nintendo employ and what have they been doing? Surely not working on Starfox Zero graphics as that looks like Starfox 64 in HD more than a new game. I am impressed w/ the Wii U line-up w/ SMM and Yoshi, but Yoshi is delayed and SMM doesn't seem to have a game, looks more like a $20 DL to me. Where's Mario Universe?

I know Wii U has a decent upcoming line-up, and they are working on stuff, but it still seems like people are missing, working on NX games perhaps?

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#22

rjejr commented on Nintendo of America Provides an Update on Thre...:

Saw a couple of Pac Man the other day, probably in Target, so maybe NoA is just a little late with the tweet? We picked up Charizard for my son the morning we picked up Splatoon and haven't seen any since. They should sell the Slaton amiibo separately so the people who already got the girl and/or boy can pick up the squid.

I really hope they do a much better job keeping the wooly Yoshi in stock after making us wait 3 months for the game. Still waiting to see how they are going to manage the AC amiibo since it looks like you may actually need them to play.

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#24

rjejr commented on Super Robot Wars BX Battles Its Way to Number ...:

@westman98 But Iwata has passed, so I don't think it matters what he said anymore. BTW, didnt' Iwata also say Ntineod would never make games for mobile, even going so far as suggesting free-to-start was a scam? Don't listen to anything corporate bigwigs say, they change their mind whenever they want and forget what they said before, or simply say "Please understand". That didn't become Ieata's catchphrase b/c everything he stated came true, but b/c he was so frequently having to correct himself.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2015/08/analysts_suggest_that_nintendos_quality_of_life_initiative_has_been_put_on_the_back_burner

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#25

rjejr commented on Review: Runbow (Wii U eShop):

@JoseAcosta "games since I was at E3"

Well if you were at E3 I can see why you would have missed it, a lot to get distracted by over there. TW did mention it in the weekly update this morning so that's probably enough, didn't think he would put that in there having to cover the entire update for both systems and it was fairly big too.

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#29

rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 27th August (North America):

@Ryno I don't understand why Club Nintneod was shut down so early if the new 1 wasn't ready to go yet. There should have been a 1 month overlap so we could have made sure all of our stars, coins, whatever moved over. And if it is going to be a completely separate thing we could have been still earing and spending coins all this time.

And the DDP should have ended Dec 31 as it was always stated but the very next day they should have opened it up to everyone, not just the Deluxe owners. Even if they lowered it to 5% for everyone. How much money do companies save by not manufacturing and shipping discs? And as expensive as digital games are these days - $15 or $20 is the $5 and $10 from just 2 or 3 years ago - they could spare the 5%.

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#33

rjejr commented on Two New Weapons Are Heading to Splatoon This Week:

2 hours before the Splatfest celebrating the release of Transformers: Devastation on PS3, PS4, Xbox360, Xbox One and PC? Splatoon is busy, busy, busy. Wish Wii U was so busy.

We give Activision DK and Bowser for Skylanders but they can't give us this? Big meanies.

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#34

rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 27th August (North America):

That's a pretty decent Wii U list for the dog days of summer. Will probably pick up Runbow. Full blast was pretty fun on my tablet, would have been a nice purchase w/ a $5 DDP credit. That or the too hard for me Scram Kitty. And I do miss my Club Nintendo bonuses. It's like Nintendo doesn't want us to buy digitally. Only getting Runbow b/c of the 15%, have to reward good behaviour.

And as always, that long list of discounts could use a 1st party games.

Played both S&P games, they were both good. Can't even argue the prices.

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#36

rjejr commented on Kerbal Space Program Is Landing On The Wii U e...:

Never heard of it but liking all the positive comments about it. Of course I still don't know anything b/c the video is private and all the article says is - "watch this video to learn all about the game." Nintendo has had a pretty good week of news starting with all that info Monday, guess they had to revert to form at some point. Google here I come.

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#37

rjejr commented on Minecraft: Story Mode is Heading to Wii U:

@Captain_Gonru I don't see Wii U ever getting GoT, well not unless it gets HBOgo first. And the Mario rpgs are great games, like them way better than the 2D platformers. Even the Paper Mario games have story, though the Wii version wasn't to my liking.

Overall though I've never been a fan of the Telltale games. Even getting some for free with PS+ I could never bring myself to play them. Not even GoT.

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#38

rjejr commented on Minecraft: Story Mode is Heading to Wii U:

So Telltale has never had one of its episodic games on Wii U before, and Minecraft isn't on Wii U, so of course Wii U is getting this. I would have been less surprised if this were an NX announcement.

Looking forward to your take @Captain_Gonru

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#39

rjejr commented on Super Robot Wars BX Battles Its Way to Number ...:

@Gerbwmu - I still want to play several 3DS games but still don't have a 3DS. Playing Advance Wars on my 52" tv looked fine though. Nintneod made the Gameboy Player for Gamecube 12 years ago. Not sure why they can't figure out 3DS on Wii U. And since 3DS plays DS games as well, that's a whole lot of games. And Wii games. NX doesn't even need new games to sell, just let us play every home and handheld Ninteod game either home or away w/ 1 save point. New games would be a bonus. A double bonus as we wouldn't miss games like Luig's Mansion 2 or Kid Icarus or Pikmin 3 or W101. 1 console, 2 ways to play. I should trademark that.

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#40

rjejr commented on Nintendo UK Sends Out Free Photos With Animal ...:

@Captain_Gonru Well at least you didn't talk them into a PSPgo.

Are you talking anybody into getting a Wii U for AC:aF?

I like free. And I like Nintendo sending out things via email. And I suppose the US will get something similar when the time comes. We have several of those Mario AR eShop cards but I don't think we ever used them. I did get that really big Mario AR card, ,or elike a poster, from club Nintnedo for my kids one Christmas and we took several photos w/ Mario in front of the Christmas tree. Wonder if I could find those? Or the big board?

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#41

rjejr commented on Rumour: Fresh Sources Suggest Shovel Knight Is...:

@XCWarrior "And Shovel Knight retail will be like $30"
$20 on Wii U or 3DS according to Amazon US. So if they make Shovel Knight SSB DLC $7 like Ryu he could still be more.

http://smile.amazon.com/Shovel-Knight-Wii-U-nintendo/dp/B010U1MUVA/ref=sr_1_1_twi_gam_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1440603564&sr=8-1&keywords=shovel+knight

@amiiboacid You mean the $20 retail box? That could work, but I think that's too cheap for Ntinedo, they like to gouge their SSB DLC.

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#42

rjejr commented on Falco, Mewtwo, Mii Fighters & More amiibo Rele...:

@amiiboacid Yeah, still plenty of Mario, Luigi, Peach and Bowser for everyone. Weird though they went w/ MP10 to hype amiibo, then AC:aF, another board game. Where's Nintendo Land 2 w/ playable characters? More of a minigame collection than a full blown game but Pikmin, Metroid and Zelda multiplayer parts were fun and had potential for expansion. Those are the only 3 we really ever play. Maybe a follow up to Wii Play and Wii Play Motion called Wii Play amiibo w/ 1 amiibo in the box rather than a Wiimote like the old games had? Wii Party had a sequel Wii Party U. amiibo: Greatest bits was such a lame demo set. SMM has an amiibo bundle in the EU but you don't play w/ Mario either. Why make toys-to-life if the toys are never actually brought to life? Even in Splatoon you only unlock challenges which could have easily been simply paid DLC. I really don't get it.

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#43

rjejr commented on Review: Runbow (Wii U eShop):

@JoseAcosta Thanks for the pricing info. Maybe you want to edit in a sentence at the end - "Don't forget, if you DL'd the demo during E3 you get 15% off the price."

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2015/06/nindiesathome_e3_promotion_offers_wii_u_eshop_demos_with_15_percent_off_the_final_game

@JaxonH You want to pre-order a DL only indie game that comes out tomorrow? I think you've been doing too much amiibo shopping.

@Captain_Gonru What do you mean "again"? They took down the demo? Who takes down a demo? I can see them taking the 15% promo discount away, just assumed all the demos would still be available.

This may be Day 1 for us tomorrow. Last time we played the demo it froze the Wii U solid so never went back to it - I like my Wii U unfrozen - but it was fun for the family. Just bought a new Wiimote Plus last week too. hmm

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#44

rjejr commented on Falco, Mewtwo, Mii Fighters & More amiibo Rele...:

@amiiboacid - "If they chose to go down that route, they would of probably made alot more amiibos."

I spent a long time waiting for a full fledged toys to life game, maybe Pokepark 3 w/ playable Pokemon or Subspace Emmissary 2, a 2D side-scrolling platformer where we could use our SSB leveled up characters in a story driven game like Lego dimensions appears to be. But after several months of low to no stock I finally realized these were never meant to be playable toys, they are just limited collectibles, and that game is never coming. Well maybe it will come after more cards are released, but they just don't make enough "toys".

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#45

rjejr commented on Updated 'Roadmap' Infographic Shows Nintendo's...:

@Kimite It never ceases to amaze me just how different the EU and US run. Club Ntinedo closed in US vs still adding stuff in Europe. Release dates so far apart, eShop info out on Monday in the EU, Thursday morning in the US. I wonder if the Presidents of each company ever speak? 30 years ago before the internet this might not have mattered but nowadays you would think they would be more closely coordintaed.

I do agree on Yoshi amiibo production being the primary reason for the delay though, but I am not amused none the less.

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#46

rjejr commented on Rumour: Fresh Sources Suggest Shovel Knight Is...:

@JaxonH Glad you recognize funny. I actually like grumble, he and I are usually in agreement, I wasn't trying to start trouble.

@XCWarrior - "And Shovel Knight retail will be like $30"

Well the eShop DL is $15, and usually $13 US for amiibo, and $3 for a playable character in SSB, so that's $16. So it would cost $1 more for a toy and character in a another game than to actually buy and play the character in his own game. I just thought that was funny.

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#47

rjejr commented on Nintendo Confirms Super Mario Maker Console Bu...:

@JaxonH - Thanks. Judging by the Japanese commercials Japan isn't getting it either. I'm not a big fan of amibo or LE bundles but I sometimes go the extra mile for my kids. Only LE I've ever purchased is LBP2 w/ the stuffed toy and bookends for my sons birthday. We use the bookends to hold up our Wii U games, we surprisingly have 10, which I would never guess we own that many as negative as I am, but we do. We may actually own more 3rd party than 1st - mostly Lego and toys to life. I actually don't know what "party' Hyrule Warriors is, the mystical 2nd? W101 was a rental, still need Bayonetta 2. XCX will be the "oddest" 1st party title we own. Splatoon may be odd, but it feels "Nintnedo' - cartoon colors and no real spoken language. My brain still doesn't want to equate Monolith w/ Mario.

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#48

rjejr commented on Super Robot Wars BX Battles Its Way to Number ...:

@Spoony_Tech -Yeah I know the rest of the world has moved onto Sony and Microsoft. But still, I wonder if the Japan market is large enough to keep them going and the rest they take what they can get? Which is why no Wii U or 3DS price cuts, they keep selling in Japan? While I still think they should drop stand alone home consoles - they don't'sell in Japan and the rest of the world has moved on - they have enough brand recognition to not be "doomed" for awhile yet. I'm kind of getting sick of Ntinedo myself, but if NX is simply no more than a 3DS w/ TV out my family may buy 3 or 4.