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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 week, 5 days 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 week, 6 days 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 week, 6 days 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 week, 6 days 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 week, 6 days 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.

2 weeks, 3 days 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.

2 weeks, 3 days 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.

2 weeks, 3 days 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.

2 weeks, 3 days 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.

2 months 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."

2 months 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.

2 months 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?

2 months 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).

2 months 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.

2 months 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?

2 months, 1 week 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.

2 months, 1 week 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.

2 months, 1 week 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.

2 months, 1 week ago on Fatal Frame Wii U Hitting Japan September 27th; New Details and Trailer

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@StarfoxFire I don't see why they couldn't.

2 months, 1 week ago on Dragon Quest X 3DS Receiving Cartridge-Free Retail Release

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Absolutely AMAZING.  Simply stunning.  I don't know why we didn't see this at E3, but this is still very promising news.  More games = bigger library = more sales. 

2 months, 1 week ago on Fatal Frame Wii U Hitting Japan September 27th; New Details and Trailer

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@Fresnokila If there's one area that I agree that Nintendo could step up on, it's the content for VC.  Too small for gamers IMO.  Playing these classics on the Gamepad (I always die on the SONIC games!) would be a treat.  Ditto for the classic SNES FFs and CHRONO TRIGGER and SECRET OF MANA.

2 months, 1 week ago on SEGA Clarifies Wii U Virtual Console Support, Support Could With Demand

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@David K @JonTurner Yeah, hopefully those will be good.  I'm looking forward to FATAL FRAME WiiU.

2 months, 1 week ago on Media Create Sales (7/7-7/13): Yokai Watch 2 Dominates, Mario Kart Still Top 5

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Good.  The more exposure, the better.

2 months, 1 week ago on Nintendo Bringing Even More Games to Hyper Japan 2014

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VERY eccentric choice on SE's part.

2 months, 1 week ago on Dragon Quest X 3DS Receiving Cartridge-Free Retail Release

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Yes I would.  I figured that was a very off-color thing for Sega to say.

2 months, 1 week ago on SEGA Clarifies Wii U Virtual Console Support, Support Could With Demand

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@KallumSmarties @JonTurner Before that comes Wii Sports Club.  I don't expect that to sell much, but I DO hope WiiU continues to do better in sales in Japan AND outsell PS4.  That's the only way we'll get more third party support over there since we obviously can't depend on the West.

2 months, 1 week ago on Media Create Sales (7/7-7/13): Yokai Watch 2 Dominates, Mario Kart Still Top 5

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@KallumSmarties Not just Level-5.  I extend that offer to ALL Japan third party developers.  Nintendo NEEDS them.  It's the only way we can sustain momentum for WiiU.  The MK8 effect seems to have dried up, so it's time for something else.

2 months, 1 week ago on Media Create Sales (7/7-7/13): Yokai Watch 2 Dominates, Mario Kart Still Top 5

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@brando678543211 @ValeFalkren He means LTD, not YTD.  So on that level, WiiU is still ahead of PS4 by 1.5 million.

2 months, 1 week ago on Japan: Top Selling Software and Hardware for First-half 2014

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Time for WiiU to get something in Japan to renew interest.  MK8 WAS a great asset, but it needs something else if Nintendo wants to keep momentum going.

2 months, 1 week ago on Media Create Sales (7/7-7/13): Yokai Watch 2 Dominates, Mario Kart Still Top 5

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Now THIS is the sort of attitude third parties NEED to have on WiiU.  Have confidence in your own project and stick with your guns, don't bend over backwards to place a vocal minority who demand it be a multi plat on other systems who wouldn't buy said game anyway (e.g. RAYMAN LEGENDS and DEUS EX WIIU).

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Itagaki Feels Devil’s Third Will Be Successful on Wii U

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Sorry but anyone who seriously believes PS4 is going to outsell WiiU in Japan is going to be in for a very rude awakening.  The PS4 is still stuck at 500k units.  Seriously, name one title that did anything to "boost" PS4 sales in Japan.  MGSV:GZ had zilch impact.  WATCH DOGS did nothing for it there.  FFXIV did nothing.  The PS3 versions of all three outsold their PS4 counterparts.


At this point, PS4 has no system-pushing titles for Japan until at least FFXV, and even then that game is so far off (seriously, late 2015 at most), that by the time it releases, WiiU will be well and ahead of PS4.  The success of MK8 proves that there is hope for WiiU.


Anyway, great news for MK8.  It deserves those sales and then some.  May it lead to a better future in Japan.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Japan – Mario Kart 8 Sells Over 500,000 In June

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@KcebEnyaw @JonTurner Yep, it's in my collection.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Nordic Games Once Again Teases a New Darksiders Announcement

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I hope it's not TOO unrealistic to ask for a WiiU version of this game.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Nordic Games Once Again Teases a New Darksiders Announcement

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@MANGANian @JonTurner The Western third parties I gave up on, but the folks in Japan, absolutely not.  SquareEnix still left KH3 and FFXV open for WiiU, and Nintendo DOES have better relations with those guys over there anyway.


I'm not saying Nintendo should get everything Sony and Microsoft have, on the contrary.  Just some of those multi plats.  I'm not talking about CoD or AC.  But there HAVE been titles that thirds have left open and there are some who hinted they might return when the system picks up.  It's fine if you think Nintendo should give up on these thirds, but personally, I am against that practice.  Yes, EA and Ubisoft are deplorable and I wouldn't necessarily pursue them, but others, like Capcom, Activision, SquareEnix, Namco, Sega, and Atlus, and Nordic Games are still worth pursuing.  I don't think Nintendo should give up on thirds altogether, just the more stubborn ones.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Reggie Explains Nintendo’s Current Focus On Second Party & Indie Development

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Interesting turn of events.  At least it's not a Western third party publisher taking this.  I'll take Namco over those clowns any day.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Bandai Namco Enters Worldwide Distribution Agreement With Project CARS’ Slightly Mad Studio

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While I like the idea of Nintendo getting these exclusives, I don't think they should ditch multi plats altogether.  I say we try to get some of those on WiiU.  Not all of them, just some of the more highly acclaimed ones.  No, I'm not necessarily talking about CoD or AC, I meant titles that could potentially be good on WiiU, like DESTINY, FFXV, KH3, and anything else that catches Nintendo's fancy.  Although I think we're better off asking for those titles sometime next year when the system gets a better ground.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Reggie Explains Nintendo’s Current Focus On Second Party & Indie Development

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Even with the tax hike and slump in the console numbers, WiiU is still ahead of PS4 in Japan.  That's good.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Weekly Japanese Hardware & Software Charts – 6/23-6/29 – Taiko Drum Master 3DS Best Selling Nintendo-Exclusive

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Yes, I agree.  Nintendo really stepped up their game this year.  This E3 was great, and hopefully will lead to better results with WiiU.  And yes, E3 HAS been dreary over the past five years.  It's almost fair to say that Nintendo revitalized it this time.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on The Old E3 is Dead; Long Live the New E3

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I don't think CALL OF DUTY ADVANCED WARFARE is confirmed yet, but hopefully it will be.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Magic Pockets Working On Unannounced Wii U Game

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Continue to make improvements with WiiU and try to get some of the AAA ports to WiiU, like KINGDOM HEARTS 3 and FINAL FANTASY XV as well as a TALES.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on The Score: What Should Nintendo Do With its Money?

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@ChrisGoodman They didn't rule it out, but I'm not as hopeful for that to hit WiiU.  I hope it does, but SE's recent announcement that they are considering DQ for PS and Vita games isn't exactly encouraging news.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Nintendo Says there are 430 3DS Developers, 350 Wii U Developers

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Hopefully he'll reconsider.  Remember that he left it open to possibilities.  "Right now" doesn't mean "never," so hope is not lost.

3 months ago on No More Heroes Creator Has No Plans to Develop Wii U/3DS Games

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@chrisf86 Oh I think the Japanese third parties will support Nintendo.  They'll have no choice but to do so.  Westerns never will, but Japanese ones have done their share.

3 months, 1 week ago on Capcom Can Now be Purchased by an Outside Company

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I don't necessarily root for Nintendo to purchase Capcom, but to keep funding them for exclusives so that they can at least hang around for a little while longer.  Either way, I'm all for more Capcom titles on WiiU.

3 months, 1 week ago on Capcom Can Now be Purchased by an Outside Company

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The WiiU user base also IS getting bigger; MK8 DID drive hardware sales by 4x, and if they keep it up, they can potentially do it.

3 months, 1 week ago on No Plans for Tales on Wii U Currently, But There May Be in the Future

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Just as I suspected; TALES is not ruled out altogether for WiiU.  If Baba says it could happen in the future, it could happen in the future.  Not giving up hope on it coming to WiiU.

3 months, 1 week ago on No Plans for Tales on Wii U Currently, But There May Be in the Future

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@chrisf86 Well if Nintendo's success thus far continues to catch hold, maybe thirds WILL take notice and reevaluate WiiU.  I'd especially like to see KH3 on WiiU.  (And luckily even SE didn't rule it out altogether either.)

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Nintendo Uploads More Third Party Trailers For E3

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