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Mon 23rd June, 2008

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rjejr commented on GameStop President Says "Don't Bet Against Nin...:

@SetupDisk - I can see your point from a "gamers" perspective, or actually more a Nintendo fan really more than a gamer, but here's the reality for retailers who will need to decide how much shelf space to devote to these:

Wii U - about 8 mil sold

PS3 - 80m
360 - 80m
Wii - 100m
PS4 - 10m
X1 - 5m

Of course some of the math varies - No Disney Infinity 2.0 on Wii or 3DS, but Skylanders Trap Team will also play on a select few tablets. Any way you want to slice it, amiibo have a much smaller potential market than the other 2. amiibo will probably sell out day 1 as collectors items, but I just don't see the overall long term market demand being as strong.



rjejr commented on GameStop President Says "Don't Bet Against Nin...:

@SethNintendo - Do you really think Nintendo is going to sell that plain white hide in plain site circle as THE 3DS amiibo peripheral? Any mother cleaning up after her kids around the house will toss it in the trash. The amiibo bases themselves are pretty ugly brown and black, but a hide-in-plain-site white circle? Very hard to believe that that will be going on sale.

OK, since YOU seem to know so much about amiibo -

What day will the amiibo be available to purchase?
How much will they cost?
When will the 3DS peripheral be available to purchase?

You know, the basic "w" questions - who, what, where, when, how and why.



rjejr commented on GameStop President Says "Don't Bet Against Nin...:

""would not sell Amiibo short either""

Can't sell them short until you sell them. And since Nintnedo doesn't even have a date yet...

Oh, and the whole - "it plays on more than 1 game argument" - is nothing compared to what Disney and Skylanders can boost - plays on any SYSTEM. Have a Wii and buy a Wii U, toys come with you. PS3 to PS4, toys come with you. Own an Xbox and bring them to your friends Wii house, toys still work.

Have a Wii U, plays on Wii U. And maybe 3DS, if your friend has the required peripheral which none of us have actually seen yet.

Stores aren't going to promote a toy that plays on more than 1 game when they can be selling toys that play on every system they currently sell. So don't expect amiibo to have equal display space w/ Disney or Skylanders figures anytime soon.

On a brighter note - I do hope the reality of E3 and Pax start to get thru to the general public - X1 isn't selling much better than Wii U, Wii U has outsold PS4 in Japan week in and week out for months. Wii U is NOT being left in the dust by other consoles, it was just showing the future for home consoles, and that future sucks. (Yes, that is my brighter side, misery loves company.)



rjejr commented on Alphadia Genesis Set to Begin at the Beginning...:

A little too old school for me, but it did remind me that the Rainbow Moon sequel Rainbow Skies is supposed to be out this year (Sony platforms), though I havent seen it mentioned snywhere since 2013.



rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 21st August (North America):

For almost everyone here -

2 reasons they are giving away DI for free:

1. DI 2.0 is NOT coming out on Wii, so they don't wont to PO people who have only a Wii and bought a Wii version and now need to buy a Wii U to play 2, but then they won't have 1 on U b/c it will be on their Wii. At least this way people who do buy a Wii U to play 2.0 can at least still have 1 on that system. (I'm assuming this is a lifetime offer, not 1 week only.)

2. Buy Skylanders Trap force on Wii, get Wii U download version for free. This is sort of a match for that.

Big question is, will Wii U version 2.0 portal work w/ game 1? If that's the case maybe we'll buy 2.0 and think of 1 as a free game bonus.



rjejr commented on Cubemen 2 Hits the Wii U eShop on 4th September:

My kids were very excited to see the level editor.

Anybody know if SSB U has a level creator yet? (Brawl had one in case anybody was wondering why I'm asking such a stupid question.)

Game like this could really use a demo. Looks like a cross between Mushroom Wars (PS3 version, not the awkward to play Android version) and Swords and Soldiers set in a Minecraft world. Or it could just b ea horrible uncontrollable mess.



rjejr commented on Wii U Pre-Orders Enjoy a Healthy Boost Followi...:

@Spoony_Tech - Wow, thats almost exactly word for word what I was going to write.

Year got off to a bad start, the Wii U gets some good E3 press coverage to go along with some new games releasing, other consoles are slowing; but for every good news beat like this we get no AC game, no COD game, its Nintendo or nothing, which may not be enough to get people to buy a Wii U. (Title could really use the word "games" in it.)

I wasn't going to mention indies - Im sick of indie articles - but I think any sane person would have to agree indies can be great fun to play but they arent selling any systems.



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

@Gerbwmu - "Excepting maybe being something odd like a XenoBlade Chronicles."

They could still charge $50 for Xeno seeing as how it was $75 or $80 used recently at Gamestop. They could probably charge $60 for an HD Wii U version. Or even an SD Wii U eSHop version for that matter.



rjejr commented on Nintendo Confirms Loads of "Veteran Fighters" ...:

@LordJumpMad - I think we have Zekrom, maybe Kyurem, one of those big black and white guys, we got it launch day which was awhile ago now. And even w/ all the figures I just can't see it being fun. Maybe if it was the first game in the series, but the 2 previous ones were both much better. Though to be fair I knew form the first video I saw that the "1 arena" model was going to be bad. My kids are the target market though, so for them to think it's bad, it's bad.

Guess we'll hang onto our 1 toy so the kids can tell their friends we have a collectors item, good to know, thanks.



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

"subscription service"

"Nintnedo eSelects" Been waiting on that for awhile now :-)

Nintneod needs to lower prices on VC b/c you can't have N64 be $10 b/c then Gamecube games would need to be $12 or $15 and that's just too much for people to rebuy games they probably already own and can still play on their old(er) Wii.

So they should drop everything a couple of bucks, make NES $4, SNES $6, N64 $8 and Gamecube $10. GBA $7 - handhelds could all be odd to separate out handhled from home console VC.



rjejr commented on Wii U Sales Continue to Rise with the Release ...:

"The Wii U shows a massive 35% increase in units sold"

Hey Alex, was that for me? After you down played last weeks nearly 50% Wii U increase by saying, and I quote:

"Wii U. The latter has had a small spike of interest with nearly 5,000 additional units sold compared to last week"

additional 5,00 Wii U sold last week = "small spike"
additional 5,00 Wii U sold this week = "massive"

Statistics, gotta love'em.

And I'll take 70k copies sold of a mash up, that probably put off both Zelda fans and mosou fans, w/ whatever the Wii U install base is in Japan.

Oh, and Wii U was this><close to DOUBLING PS4 sales. gotta love that too.



rjejr commented on Nintendo Confirms Loads of "Veteran Fighters" ...:

@XCWarrior - Don't bother w/ Rumble U. My kids played it for all of 2 days. They go back to the Wii version adn the 3DS occasionally, but U was a waste, even w/ the free toy from Gamestop. Which sits on a shelf in its ball.

Did the Americas ever get this sale last week? This week?



rjejr commented on Brinstar Confirmed as Classic Stage for Smash ...:

They should call it "beach volleyball Samus".

I know they would be wearing a whole lot less if they were playing beach volleyball but that's the first thing that popped into my mind, probably b/c there were 2 of them in different color outfits.

Don't they usually only show 1 of each character in these? Can somebody find me another photo w/ the same character twice. Guess you can never have enough skin. ;-)

@Xilef - W/ DoA its not about the outfits, it sabout the bounce. And while the potential is obviously there for a whole lot of bouncing w/ these outfits, we'll need to see them in action for that.



rjejr commented on Fantasy Life Offers Multiple Ways to Connect W...:

@CorusFace - "In its defense, the game is 2 years old..."

Yeah, I get that, but even then the 3DS was over a year old, and it really doesn't get much better than what Level 5 is capable of. Though Fire Emblem is beautiful and incredible, I still can't believe it's a 3DS game. But the way tablets are going - hard to find one w/ a screen less than 720p - and many if not most people owning HD tvs, I think a 3DS upgrade in a couple of years will be most welcome.



rjejr commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS File Size i...:

"a fair bit of space on many SD cards"

Considering the 3DS comes w/ a 2GB SD card, yes 2.1GB is a fair bit of it's space. XL coming w/ a 4GB card doesn't help out 3DS owners. And the 2DS also coming w/ a 4GB card while the 3DS continues to come w/ a 2GB card really is a SNAFU ("situation normal, all f'd up" for those who don't know)



rjejr commented on Talking Point: The Pokémon Trading Card Game ...:

@kereke12 - "This is just a test to see if the game will sell well on iOS platforms & it will sell good"

It's not going to SELL at all b/c it's a free web browser app, has been for 4 years now, its not even really a packaged "game" per se.

Saying putting this on Apple devices will kill real Pokemon games is akin to saying selling packs of Pokemon cards in stores is going to kill Pokemon games b/c people will just play with the cards instead of the video games.



rjejr commented on Fantasy Life Offers Multiple Ways to Connect W...:

I've been thinking about getting an XL to play SSB w/ my 3DS owning sons but I'ld actually rather play this.

That video makes me think the 3DS is getting a bit long in the tooth though, those Ni No Kuni PS3 quality cut scenes make the 3DS graphics look oh so damned ugly.

I do like that ending picture of the XL, 3DS game case, and 2DS model all side by side. Very family friendly.



rjejr commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

Been wondering all weekend - any word on a level editor in either version of Smash? My kids made over a hundred in Brawl. They already said no to a Subspace Emmissary sequel, if they also take out the level editor thats 2 huge omissions for us.



rjejr commented on Interview: The Pokémon Company International'...:

"That’s great! It all seems like the logical thing to do, but Nintendo is infamous for not doing that a lot of the time."

Well guess thats the last time Jake is interviewing anybody at Nintendo ;-)

Should have asked about X and Y Pokemon making it into the official $15 Pro Pokedex,
Whats the hold-up?.

Dont see how they can expand the brand much, games, cards, toys, movies, tv show, upcoming amiibo - though they could have their own NFC line for a game like Pokepark.Maybe a breakfast cereal or theme park. Pokemon are as big as they can get b/c there is nothing about them that appeals to adults at all. Charlie Brown appeals to all ages, Pokemon are for kids.

Good interview, Nintendo should promote that guy to run Nintendo marketing.



rjejr commented on Nintendo Offers Condolences to Robin Williams'...:

@Crimzonlogic - "Talking animals have shown up in Zelda before. "

Impossible, nobody talks in Zelda games :-)

Sorry, pet peeve of mine, I'm still waiting for Nintendo to make games like it's the early 2000's. Though I did realize in Windwaker Link actually speaks, he says "follow me" just like Abe did in his Odyssey. I almost died of a heart attack. Not that I want Link to speak, I'm kind of fond of the silent hero myself, but if they are going to pay people to mumble gibberish just pay them to speak english, or preferably japanese.

Talking robin named William works for me though, I'm fond of talking birds. My favorite:



rjejr commented on The Pokémon Trading Card Game Is Coming To iP...:

If anybody is interested there is a PokemonTV app on android. Its officlly licensed by Pokemon, Gamefreak et al. So its not like Pokemon havent been available via an app before.

Does the PC web version of TCG work on tablets? If it does then this is all sort of a moot point anyway. My kids have a 2" stack of those cards for the online game but we never use them, they prefer playing w/ the cards.

IDK, just seems like a non-event to me. There should be apps for all websites, its the preferred method of bookmarking on a tablet, and thats basically all this really is.



rjejr commented on Super Smash Bros. Seizes Gamescom Most Wanted ...:

@FlaygletheBagel -" to make it easier for the average consumer to understand."

I wonder how many of the average consumer will wonder if the "for 3DS" version will work on the 2DS their kid has?

@Splatom - ooh, I like the 4, I'm always up for a play on words, and the inside of the smashball on the cover kind of looks like a 4. Its almost too good for them not to use it.

@Nintendo_Ninja - Ryno is in his mid 30's, its an akward age ;-)



rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 14th August (North America):

@sinalefa - I was pretty close on armillo a few times, but those graphics are a bit too ugly. I just NOW remembered I need to get Guacamele (can't spell that either.) And Stick it to the Man looks fun and unique - I was a big fan of Psychonauts way back when.

Of course I just DL Dragon's Crown for PS3 so that should keep me busy for a little while. I didn't even know we were getting the PS3 version until about 2 hours ago. And I really want to play Papa & Yo (from the 99c sale). And Sly 4. After my PS+ ends after Thanksgiving I'll probably be spending more money on the eShop. Unless I spend it all on amiibo :-)



rjejr commented on Super Smash Bros. Seizes Gamescom Most Wanted ...:

I think there was an issue w/ the translation and SSB U was actually voted: "game people most want a release date for" ;-)

As for Day 1, well I actually need to know what day that is. If it's close to Christmas and its going under the tree no rush, but if it's early Nov and we can have it for Thanskgiving weekend then we'll get it. Unless it comes out close to Bayonetta 2 which we still don't have a date for. Or Captain Toad Treasure Tracker comes out really close to Christmas then Santa can leave us that and we'll buy SSB U Day 1. But only if Captain Toad gets his own amiibo, and the amiibo are released around SSB U, whenever that is.

I know I am always on here complaining about release dates and you are all sick of it, but sometimes there is a reason I want to know, not just to know, ya know.



rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 14th August (North America):

@sinalefa - Thanks for the feedback. As always you lost me at "challenging". Sad but true. :-(

I don't think I've bought an eShop game since Child of Light, Sony has been pretty good w/ PS+ lately. So good on my PS3 that I have very little interest in purchasing a PS4. And despite my winter whining the Wii U line-up is better than PS4 this holiday. May get a Vita (PS) TV to try out some Vita games, if I can find enough that work. And that SSB red 3DS XL looked promising.

I am looking forward to Swords & Soldiers 2, that will be a Day 1 for me.

If Nintendo ever gets a PS+ like "Nintendo eSelects" or "Players eChoice" program I'm there. :-)



rjejr commented on Feature: HD Remasters That Would Be Perfect fo...:

Super Mario Sunshine.

It's the perfect game for an HD remake, just add a 1st person view to the Gamepad for FLUDD segments. It's ready made for a remake that would partly play as a FPS and show off the "only on the Gamepad" appeal. And that type of game play would also tie in nicely with Splatoon. I wouldn't be surprised if Splatoon was based on FLUDD and those cleaning levels.

I always hated this Sirena beach level:

And the game looked awesome for it's time, I can only imagine how good it would look in HD.

And it's the most different of the Mario games for anyone who hasn't played it. Or has.

Actually a far as I'm concerned SMS HD is a forgone conclusion, it will happen, the 5 on this list are a pipe-dream.



rjejr commented on Beautiful Limited Edition Super Smash Bros. 3D...:

@dkxcalibur - I was thinking abut that one but my kid already owns the game so it seemed a pointless extra. SSB should be better w/ multiple copies though. I could easily foresee us having 3 copies in our household, and 1 for Wii U - which is yet another reason why I like home consoles better - 1 copy couch mutliplayer.



rjejr commented on Video: Check Out Some Exclusive Skylanders Tra...:

@MrWalkieTalkie - I was thinking making Mario a playable character. If the amiibo tech is compatible w/ the portal tech of course. If Activisin is going thru all the trouble to make good use of the Gamepad maybe they can add in a character or two. Or maybe skins like in Bayonetta? Or just have them pop up in the hub world as NPCs. Something.



rjejr commented on Video: Check Out Some Exclusive Skylanders Tra...:

If Nintnedo was smart they'ld get the amiibo working in the Wii U ed as well. :-)

Wouldn't be unprecedented - Link was in Soul Calibur 2 and the outfits in Tekken Tag 2. Not all of them, maybe just a Mario appearance for 1 Mushroom Kingdom type level. For those who don't know there are always sets w/ extra areas you can open in the game.

We got Swap on Wii U and I'm sure we'll be getting Trap as well. My PS3 is about 5 or 6 years old so getting a bit long in the tooth, I use it only when neccassary.