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@ShawnLong85 I concur.  I just downloaded it today and I have to say, "How could I have missed out on this title?"  It's a great little title from the SNES days (best console ever IMO).  I also downloaded ROCK ZOMBIE, but I have yet to give it a spin.

15 hours, 17 minutes ago on Nintendo Digital Downloads: Week of October 30

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Platinum deserves the acclaim for their efforts.  They've earned it.

22 hours, 8 minutes ago on A Wii U Masterpiece – Bayonetta 2 Review

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Good, the more momentum WiiU has, the more likely thirds will give it a second look.  I'm sure there will be other projects announced also.

1 day, 15 hours ago on Nintendo Planning 12 Announced Wii U Games in 2015 for North America

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@chrisf86 They probably are.  Remember that there will be MK8 bundles in Japan this November + SMASH.  Sales will be up again in Japan for WiiU for sure.  Consoles aren't as strong these days in Japan, but IMO, I think they should focus in all three regions equally.  Even if consoles are struggling there, still try to bring some life to them over there while targeting America too.

1 day, 20 hours ago on Media Create Sales (10/20-10/26): Nintendo Sells 96k 3DS Units, Wii U Falls to 4k

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@LukasMeza Like I said, the sooner Novemeber gets here, the better.  SMASH BROS U SHOULD push WiiU up again.  Japan must have received word of the MK8 bundles and are holding out for it.

1 day, 22 hours ago on Media Create Sales (10/20-10/26): Nintendo Sells 96k 3DS Units, Wii U Falls to 4k

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November can't get here soon enough.  The release of TOAD + MK bundles + SMASH SHOULD push WiiU up again.  On the other hand, it's not like PS4 is doing any better there.

2 days, 2 hours ago on Media Create Sales (10/20-10/26): Nintendo Sells 96k 3DS Units, Wii U Falls to 4k

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I actually liked ActRaiser 2.

2 days, 15 hours ago on Clonin’ Ain’t Easy, But It’s Damn Sure Fun – Stealth Inc. 2 Review

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If they're fine with how it sells, great.  I just hope other thirds are taking note of this.

2 days, 15 hours ago on Hyrule Warriors Exceeds Sales Expectations in NA/EU

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Well I CERTAINLY want Nintendo to fix their relationships with third parties AND to try to get them to get back on WiiU.  This is a good start.

3 days, 18 hours ago on Even More Activision Titles Appear on eShop

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This looks really good, and SPOOKY!

1 week ago on Majesco Bringing Slender: The Arrival To Wii U

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Here's hoping Toad + Smash + MK8 bundles edges WiiU over PS4 for the remainder of the month.  They're going to have to keep up the fight to lure thirds back to WiiU AND keep the system relevant.

1 week, 1 day ago on Japanese Weekly Software & Hardware 13-19 October

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SquareEnix is publishing THIS?  How about that?

1 week, 1 day ago on Black The Fall Could Release On Wii U If Stretch Goal Met

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@chrisf86 @JonTurner Oh I'm absolutely looking forward to those two.  Very much.  We're also getting ALPHADIA GENESIS.  But I hope we see a few more disc RPGs on WiiU in the future.

1 week, 2 days ago on Stella Glow, A Magical Witch-Filled RPG Revealed For Nintendo 3DS

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Ya know, a NEW JRPG for WiiU would be great.  That way WiiU could have more than just XBCX and SMTxFE.

1 week, 2 days ago on Stella Glow, A Magical Witch-Filled RPG Revealed For Nintendo 3DS

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Good, good.  The more sales the better our chances of getting more games.

1 week, 3 days ago on Wii U Sales Up 60% in UK; Expected to Grow More

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I don't wish any harm against Ubisoft or anybody except  that they seem to be making fickle decisions.  I will say I am proud of my purchases for their releases though; ZOMBIU, AC3 & 4, RAYMAN LEGENDS, SPLINTER CELL are all in my collection, and WATCH DOGS will be too, bonus content or not.

1 week, 3 days ago on NE Forum Members Share Their Thoughts On Ubisoft

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@furryfoxman Technically, the game should REALLY be called BAYONETTA 1 & 2.

1 week, 5 days ago on The Score: Will You Buy Bayonetta 2?

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Already preordered.  And it's on the top 10 at Amazon.

1 week, 5 days ago on The Score: Will You Buy Bayonetta 2?

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Looks VERY stylish and fun.

1 week, 5 days ago on Guns, Gore & Cannoli Coming to Wii U in Early 2015

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I'm not quite sure what to think of this development, but I think it's a little too soon to call a possibility for either extreme.

1 week, 6 days ago on Project Cars Delayed for other Consoles, May be Delayed for Wii U as Well

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The success of this title should also lead to improved support from Koei Tecmo.  Hopefully other thirds in Japan follow suit gradually.

2 weeks ago on NPD Numbers: Smash Bros. Impresses, Hyrule Warriors Sells 190K, System Sales Up

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@uPadWatcher I don't want to sound like I'm [substitute any disrespectful insult here], but if he doesn't like it, he doesn't like it.  No need to insult him for it.


What matters are those who DO respond to it.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Why Bayonetta 2 Will Shape Nintendo’s Future

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Well I've already preordered bAYONETTA 2.  I WANT to see the third party situation improve on WiiU, but more importantly, it's a GREAT game that deserves to find an audience.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Why Bayonetta 2 Will Shape Nintendo’s Future

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Another grassroots campaign has begun as well:  #KingdomHearts3OnWiiU.  This, too, could use some exposure.  

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Video: What is Operation Zero?

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@KcebEnyaw I hope you're right about that.  The more units sold, the better our chances of getting more games, and the more thirds in Japan will give it a second look.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Media Create (10/6-10/12): Monster Hunter and New 3DS Sell Huge!

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The WiiU NEEDS something to continue to stay ahead of PS4.  It really does.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Media Create (10/6-10/12): Monster Hunter and New 3DS Sell Huge!

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I honestly didn't think Nintendo had it IN them to promote BAYONETTA 2 on TV.  Looks like I was wrong.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Bayonetta 2 North American Comercial

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@BlakeWigert There's still an opportunity for some of these thirds to change their mind in the event WiiU hits better results at the end of the year though.  In fact, this September's sales for WiiU have actually been 130% above last year's September in America alone.  65k were sold in America that September; this year it's about 80-85k.  Also, HYRULE WARRIORS is a success, so that means potential support from Tecmo Koei.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Ubisoft: Assassin's Creed Unity Could Not Run on Wii U

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Ummmm… sorry, I don't see any logic in this statement.  Sounds like MS and Sony paid Ubisoft to say that.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Ubisoft: Assassin's Creed Unity Could Not Run on Wii U

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On a sidenote, I DO hope BAYONETTA 2 and FATAL FRAME help the WiiU for the rest of September.  Seeing it drop in numbers isn't a very good sign, like at all.  It's now dangerously neck and neck with PS4. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Media Create: Xbox One Fumbles at Launch as 3DS Reins Supreme

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@RedRocBoy Well of course I want to support third parties on WiiU. In fact I've been rooting for them to return in the event WiiU sales finally get to the point where it's tempting (sometime in 2015 at most).  But I don't approve of them being so hesitant to release games on WiiU, particularly titles that would be perfectly suited to the audience on it.  WiiU still has some years left to go; hopefully some thirds will give it a second look.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Ubisoft Mexico says Watch Dogs Wii U Coming November 18th

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@ShawnLong85 @PBZReviews I personally don't buy that theory; it smells more like incompetence on Ubisoft's part.  They HAVE made a lot of dumb choices over the years, this is one of them.  But why would they intentionally set something up to fail? They've spent millions of dollars already making this port.  At the very least you'd think they would want SOME profit from it.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Ubisoft Mexico says Watch Dogs Wii U Coming November 18th

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@RedRocBoy Regretably it may be too late for that.  Already people on Playeressence are having a "call to arms" to make gamers boycott the game out of spite for the way Ubisoft has been acting towards WiiU.  Now I understand the rage, but IMO, boycotts don't solve ANYTHING.  They just make things worse.  I'm holding onto my purchase, but I'm still dialing my expectations backwards.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Ubisoft Mexico says Watch Dogs Wii U Coming November 18th

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I agree.  It's almost like gaming in general has forgotten what it is.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Miyamoto Believes The Industry Has "A Long Way To Go", Always Wants Nintendo To Invest In Something New

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@ChariotMan7 @JonTurner Really?  Is that true?  I'll have to check….


Actually, that's only true in the "WiiU Games" category.  Not all time.  In WiiUGames it's #3, but all-time it's still stuck in the 45-57 region.  Hopefully the ranks will increase when the release date comes near.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Bayonetta 2 First Print Edition Sold out at Retailer GAME; Dominating Other Large Retailers in UK

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@DevinChristopherNorris Except I think it WOULD have been better for PROJECT CARS to release on time instead of delaying it, because that will still impact sales in a bad way.  Now I really don't care whose fault this is that it's delayed, but I feel that it and WATCH_DOGS may have trouble on WiiU because of these decisions.  Should BAYONETTA 2 perform well, though, I wonder if such thirds will have to look again and see that gamers want a GOOD quality game, not a rushed port.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Slightly Mad Studios Comments on Project CARS Wii U Delay

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BAYONETTA 2 has also shot to #6 on the all-time best sellers Amazon UK charts.  Sadly, it's only #45 on Amazon USA.  I don't know why.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Bayonetta 2 First Print Edition Sold out at Retailer GAME; Dominating Other Large Retailers in UK

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I'm not exactly happy about Ubisoft's practices, but I'm getting it anyway.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Ubisoft's UPlay App Updates - Features Wii U Watch_Dogs Content

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@KcebEnyaw @chrisf86 @BlakeWigert That's exactly what this is.  Nintendo publishes it, it ain't going nowhere.  And besides not all third parties could be THAT duplicitous.  I'm sure there are some who will be more than happy to jump on WiiU again when they see this momentum.

3 months, 1 week ago on New Devil's Third Info; 16 Player Online and Strong Emphasis on GamePad

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@Wanderlei @JonTurner Sorry, I put the wrong word there.  It should have read "It shows that WiiU is not dead after all."

3 months, 1 week ago on UK Charts: Mario Kart 8 Up to Third Place

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@KcebEnyaw Odd, what's stopping Koei Tecmo?  They seem to have a good relationship with Nintendo.

3 months, 1 week ago on Fatal Frame Wii U "Uses Technology from Dead or Alive 5"

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Now THAT's weird.  What could it be?

3 months, 1 week ago on Fatal Frame Wii U "Uses Technology from Dead or Alive 5"

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I agree; they released the WiiU TOO early.  Rushing it to the market and not having a killer app game was a mistake on Nintendo's part.  (Of course it didn't help that the media was predisposed against it from the start and all the false information about WiiU's capabilities that caught on like a plague either.)  If they had, we wouldn't be in this mess.  Oh well, at least they're taking steps to correct it.  Advertising is taking a big step up, and MK8's sales and WiiU's worldwide sales are consistently better year over year.  Since MK8, WiiU has been selling about 60k worldwide average weekly.


That's a HUGE difference from last year, when WiiU hardly had ANYTHING to drive its sales and it wasn't until August or July that we saw PIKMIN 3, and even the effect of that was temporary.  Same thing's true with ZELDA WINDWAKER HD and SM3DW.  Oh well, all three of these games are going on to be long tail successes anyway (even lesser known titles like LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER and MH3U are still doing solidly).

3 months, 1 week ago on Nintendo of France ex-Marketing Director Reveals His Thoughts on Wii U's Soft Launch

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Look at that, it's even ahead of WATCH DOGS!  It's a good thing MARIO KART 8 arrived when it did.  It shows that WiiU is now dead after all.  The more Nintendo keeps it up, the more it'll get better and the more thirds will gradually return.

3 months, 1 week ago on UK Charts: Mario Kart 8 Up to Third Place

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Well, naysayers, what have you got to say to that?

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Wii U and 3DS Hardware/Software Sales Soar; Mario Kart 8 Smokes Competition

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@niggidynick @JonTurner  The misconception is all wrong.  Somebody should set this right.  The opposite is true.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Fatal Frame Wii U Hitting Japan September 27th; New Details and Trailer

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@niggidynick Who said anything about WiiU looking inferior?  As far as I'm concerned, there's nothing "inferior" about the graphics of WiiU at all.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Fatal Frame Wii U Hitting Japan September 27th; New Details and Trailer

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@Paleselan @JonTurner This SHOULD come, though, the more games Nintendo has for WiiU the better.  Hopefully this will be an exception.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Fatal Frame Wii U Hitting Japan September 27th; New Details and Trailer

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