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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.

20 hours, 7 minutes ago on Japanese Weekly Software & Hardware 13-19 October

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SquareEnix is publishing THIS?  How about that?

20 hours, 28 minutes 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 day, 13 hours 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 day, 19 hours 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.

2 days, 20 hours 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.

2 days, 20 hours 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.

4 days, 10 hours ago on The Score: Will You Buy Bayonetta 2?

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

4 days, 16 hours ago on The Score: Will You Buy Bayonetta 2?

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Looks VERY stylish and fun.

4 days, 19 hours 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.

5 days, 14 hours 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.

6 days, 12 hours 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.  

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week, 1 day 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.

1 week, 1 day 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.

2 weeks, 2 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.

2 weeks, 2 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, 1 week 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, 1 week 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, 1 week 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, 1 week 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, 1 week 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, 2 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, 2 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, 2 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, 2 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 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 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 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 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 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 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, 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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. 

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

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

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