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tsukipon

tsukipon

designer. maybe.

Female, 25, United States

I've been playing Nintendo since the NES and I'm basically a Nintendo loyalist. My favorite game series is the Legend of Zelda games. I'm studying Graphic Design and I also draw and write. Gaming is my way of life and I hope to make my own game one day.

Joined:
Fri 23rd May, 2014
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#7

tsukipon commented on Square Enix Pushes Back Its E3 Press Conferenc...:

@rjejr I feel the same way! I'm glad someone moved, realizing that it shouldn't be a contest right? To be honest, it didn't matter to me because I don't really care for Square Enix or it's upcoming titles, but glad to see fans of both will be able to see them without sacrificing the other

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#12

tsukipon commented on ​Famitsu Reveals Some Fresh Details on Fire ...:

I'm glad to see all this change. Hopefully the easier modes will bring in more fans who may have had bad experiences with previous games because they aren't that good at tactical games but wanted to enjoy the story. Anything to bring in a bigger fan base and hopefully have more FE games down the line :D

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#21

tsukipon commented on Konami And Square Enix Post Positive Financial...:

Kind of disappointed to see Konami do well after all its bad press recently but if they exit the console business, I will be happy. I thought Square Enix released a bunch of games but I'm not a fan of their stuff anymore so I might be mistaken. SE and Final Fantasy have a big fan base though. I suppose that helps. I hope Nintendo can experience this too

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#22

tsukipon commented on Don't Hold Your Breath On Those Marth amiibo R...:

@Kami2Kami what does it matter with how much of a product we receive when it still is gone in a matter of minutes? So no we don't have enough ammibos. 60% of what looks like is not a lot doesn't make it enough. And I'm not complaining about anything. I have all the amiibo I wanted by getting them through other countries if I have to. I'm siding with the UK fan base. I don't believe they should be paying more for amiibo, especially on ones that aren't even rare/ sold out. Raising all prices across the board is unfair for an amiibo with a lot of stock vs amiibo that you can't even get because preorders sold out. I attacking the UK market just as much as the UK buyers are. Not because I'm from the US, like lol what does that have to do with anything? Like " you guys are paying too much for amiibo ahahahahah" like no. I'm angry for you guys. It sucks ass like there seems to be no price regulations. Just retailers raising to different prices from each other for whatever reasons.

Learn to read and sit down.

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#23

tsukipon commented on Don't Hold Your Breath On Those Marth amiibo R...:

@Kami2Kami lol you don't know economics, sit down and stop trying to pick a fight.

Besides the fact that @Sir_JBizzle and I are just guessing, you were the one with faulty economic reasoning front he start and tried to correct yourself by going "I was talking about economy as a whole" lol.

But here some facts for you. I decided to actually look it up instead of making up false info and pretending to know economics and business practices like you are doing:

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2014/12/uk_retailer_game_cashes_in_on_intense_amiibo_demand_by_hiking_price

http://attackofthefanboy.com/news/online-uk-retailer-raises-amiibo-prices/

http://m.digitalspy.com/gaming/news/a614763/amiibo-stock-shortages-result-in-increased-prices.html#~pczKtdiTskxppj

Basically, I doubt it's importers who are the real issue when it comes to pricing but just the issue of all when it comes to amiibo. Not enough stock to meet demand, but it ain't effecting America in terms of cost so yeah... UK being greedy.

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#24

tsukipon commented on Don't Hold Your Breath On Those Marth amiibo R...:

@Sir_JBizzle I'm one of those people, sorry. I just can't pay eBay scalpers for being jerks so I buy retail from the UK/Japan on the ones I missed. But yup, looks like good ol' fashioned greed on some retailers. I wonder if it's even possible to fix the amiibo situation...

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#25

tsukipon commented on Don't Hold Your Breath On Those Marth amiibo R...:

@Mush123 like I had stated before, I was going by what others were saying. Amiibos that are all gone over here seem to be in stock in the UK/Europe, such as Marth and Ike. I never claimed to know the stock situation. I was merely providing conjecture and example economics based on what I had perceived from other comments, even going on to say things like "stock appears to be". Don't get me wrong, I was waiting for someone to tell me what was up over there cuz I didn't know for sure, so I do thank you for correcting that.

At least you have the slight option of finding it in a store. The amiibo never even make it to stores nowadays. Not even in our Nintendo Store... Also, I thought that Robin & co came out later this month... I already .missed the preorder so I don't even bother following the dates anymore. I was lucky enough to get my hands on the Splatoon ones. From my own experiences and seeing comments from other people, it seemed like you guys had an abundance because I was easily able to get amiibos from the UK that sold out over here.

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#28

tsukipon commented on Don't Hold Your Breath On Those Marth amiibo R...:

@Kami2Kami that's what I was wondering. Why raise prices of all amiibo instead of the rarer ones? Its not basic economics, it looks like basic capitalism and if there is one thing I can say I'm an expert on just by living in the US, it's capitalism.... The "best" economy ever >_>

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#31

tsukipon commented on Don't Hold Your Breath On Those Marth amiibo R...:

@Kami2Kami according to @outburst, all amiibo prices are being raised some retailers, going on to state that regular price was £10 but rose to like £12.99 etc.

While browsing GAME, I see normal prices are £14.99, including Lucina so I don't know what you are talking about.

And roices would be raised from the get go for US amiibo prices because past sales would affect RRP for future stock.

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#32

tsukipon commented on Don't Hold Your Breath On Those Marth amiibo R...:

@Kami2Kami something that apparently you don't understand.

How would recommended retail price raise in a country that isn't selling as well and not raise in a country that sells out in a few hours?

Basic supply and demand: in the UK supply appears to be high, demand appears to be low, prices would drop because there is a surplus of stock and product needs to be moved. Why are prices rising instead? Is what I'm curious about.

In the US, supply is low and demand and high so prices should increase but haven't.instead they stay the same and even drop for the select amiibo that don't sell as well (although this part makes sense)

Neither scenario makes sense so it should be the other way around. Amiibo prices should be rising in the US instead, at least for the new waves.

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#33

tsukipon commented on Don't Hold Your Breath On Those Marth amiibo R...:

@Kami2Kami but I was talking about the amiibo situation, not economy as a whole. I know about economics, supply and demand and all that smooth jazz. The idea of RRP pricing would make sense if it was affecting the amiibo prices as a whole and not just Europe. Amiibo prices are still $12.99 here and only drop to get rid of surplus common ammibi stock like Zelda and Pikachu. In Jaoan, the amiibo don't sell that well either. It was such an issue that Nintendo made a statement to their investors about ways they can increase sales in the homeland. The fact that amiibo waves sell out just during preorder in America and the RRP hasn't rose doesn't seem to fit in when Japan and Europe aren't selling as well, based on what others are saying.

Its different when a country sells items through another. I doubt the retail stores in the UK are paying the same kind of price and import that a single consumer would pay. They aren't paying the same import rate per amiibo they get from Nintendo like if I was to buy something from Japan. But I don't know how bad he prices could be for a single person. I paid only $20 for my Marth amiibo from Japan with shipping and taxes and normally import rates make the products a lot higger, like when I buy music from Japan. I think Japan sellers just don't give a hoot anymore which how many amiibo they appear to have.

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#36

tsukipon commented on Don't Hold Your Breath On Those Marth amiibo R...:

@Kami2Kami that doesn't make sense in this case. When there are lots of stock, prices drop because of a surplus and the need to clear product from the shelves. There doesn't seem to be that much demand when there is that much stock, according to what other people are saying amiibo stock in the UK looks like right now.

Yeah, I took economics too. I don't live in the UK so I don't know the amiibo situation so I can only go by what others are saying. Many commentsz not just here, talk about amiibo surplus and I even bought some from the UK cheaper than what I would've pad for here by a scalper because "why the heck not" was the description.

Thus. I'm confused why prices would go up when there seemingly is plenty of stock and in the US prices stay the same even though we rarely have anything. The only ones whose price drops are the "common ones" to get rid of the surplus like I explained above.

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#39

tsukipon commented on Don't Hold Your Breath On Those Marth amiibo R...:

Thank goodness I bought mine from Japan for just $5 more than it was over here including shipping. I normally don't bother but the amiibi scalpers in the US are our of control, camping oline with friends to buy out stock like the guy who hated Rosalina and bought her so others couldnt have it like what????

Do they pull that kind of stunts in the UK? Or is it just my crappy country >_>

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#40

tsukipon commented on Parent Trap: Splatoon Is The Perfect Family Fi...:

@Kirk I thibk thay the issue with multiple gamepads comes down to was cost. Since the WiiU continues to do not so good, and the fact that Nintendo canceled a lot of bundles because they couldn't afford to stock then anymore shows why they wouldn't sell gamepads separately, thus having multiple ones per system wasn't an option. I doubt that if they stocked it like a controller that people would have bought it because I assume the price would be higher than what people want. I don't think they could afford to stock gamepads separately alongside a system that wasn't selling that good to begin with.

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#42

tsukipon commented on Review: Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains (3DS):

The biggest curiosity to me was controls and the plot of the game. I like the story so I still want to try it.. on bargain. I am the type of person who can't play a game with shorty gameplay, no matter the story, but of course it depends of the level of issues. I'll wait to see it on sale, or maybe if a friend buys it - I can borrow it.

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#44

tsukipon commented on Parent Trap: Splatoon Is The Perfect Family Fi...:

@arojilla the lack of the 4 player local gameplay is probably to stop screen-hacking. I understand why. I don't know about 2 local vs 2 online or 2 player local playing online in general as in MK8 but it has been confirmed to have a 2 player local mode where one uses the gamepad and the other uses the controller.

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#45

tsukipon commented on Iwata: 3DS Has Plenty Of Room For Growth, Fema...:

"Target the female market" is a step in the right direction, what with other companies continuing to treat the female demographic poorly with creating unrelatabke female characters or not having them at all (Assassin's Creed Unity, Final Fantasy XV, Metal Gear Solid V). I've never had an issue like that with Nintendo. They continue to do a good job when it cones to their games, with almost every one of then having a female character to play as, at least.

I like how they marketed Splatoon with showing mostly the girls and watching responses of men going, "why aren't there any boys?" But whont question why ACU didn't have female avatar customization or why FFXV won't have female party members.

I just hope that when they mean marketing to girls, they don't mean flooding everything with pink and releasing lame titles. More games that offer female and male character creations or selections please.

Also... Since we are on the topic. Girl's Mode 3 to America then?

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#46

tsukipon commented on Video: Teenagers React To Duck Hunt And The Ic...:

I've never used the Wii Zapper but I have fond memories of the NES Zapper. As I grew older, my parents got rid of the NES, but I recently bought myself one from ebay with the Zapper and duck hunt game and it's just as fun as I remember. My brother who never played it during its time actually really enjoyed it. Because the way the Wii works now, he expected the NES Zapper to work well and it still does. Nintendo tech ftw.

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#47

tsukipon commented on Girls Mode 3 Struts to Number One in Japan, Th...:

I'm a big Style Savvy fan. Every new feature of this game makes me want it,like the translating Miis into cute girls... I'll be really disappointed if it doesn't get released in America, especially since we got the first two.

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#48

tsukipon commented on Pokémon Brand Retail Sales Hit $2 Billion in ...:

I generally dislike people who have to add their two cents on things that don't even matter to them and reply with useless comments. But enough with this rant...

As for me, I've been a die hard Pokemon fan since its creation and I never regret any of the money I put into this franchise. I could honestly go without console games. I would like a newer and shinier stadium, not that Pokemon revolution failure, and that's really it for me. More 3DS versions please!