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Viva Pinata announced for DS

Kotaku.com writes:
"Who wants Viva Pinata on the DS? Microsoft do. Announced at Comic Con yesterday, Viva Pinata DS will see the original game concept (ie not the party game) ported over to the DS, with the main changes a new top-down perspective and what I'd guess is an improved control scheme. The news is hardly surprising, what with Shane Kim's excessive hint-dropping a few months back, but hey. Best of luck to everyone involved. Viva Pinata was a good idea let down by the fact its target audience don't own 360s. They do own a DS, so maybe second time's a charm."

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iceice1233767d ago

This means Halo ds could have a chance, doesn't it?

Effects Guardian3767d ago

but Bungie said, in an interview after E3, that Halo DS was pitched to them but they denied it because they wanted to work on Halo 3 and other things. If Halo DS were to happen, Ensemble would probably do it.

I really hope Viva Pinata for DS sells well in Japan so that they can see where the game originated from.

Bloodmask3767d ago

but I guess good for the $$$. I bet Viva Pinata will sell lots of copies on DS. Seems like a good fit for a handheld.

It's just kind of strange to see Rare working with Nintendo again.

FirstknighT3767d ago

Maybe we can get a trade...Let's see...I think I would want...a next gen Mario Kart!

Like a shadow I am3767d ago

Rare used to make only Nintendo games, remember?

I think it's a mistake for Microsoft to buy Rare in the first place. Rare does not deserve the financial backing.

Morbius4203767d ago

Rare should be a third party developer. I always thought Microsoft buying them was a bad idea. They just didn't fit together. Being independant Rare could make games targeted specifically to the core gamers for each system.

TheMART3767d ago (Edited 3767d ago )

This is wise, very wise of MS

DS is no competition for the 360, and could even help sales. Imagine this:

Many young kids own a DS and watch cartoons. Like Viva Piniata. They buy the DS game first. THey like it. It's christmas. They're walking in town with mum and dad see the 360 Viva Piniata pack and you know that parents are pretty bad in refusing their kids stuff...

Very wise indeed MS, getting money selling the game on DS and even get extra 360 sales in the end. Smart

@ Babylonian (below)

"But if you can't refuse your kid than your a bad parent and don't know how to raise them."

You're right, but you have no idea with how much kids actually parents think like that. That's the real world and yours is the ideal one. WIth Christmas they get presents you know. And 200 or 300 dollar/euro is almost normal in the western world right now.

"Besides, there is big competition for Viva Pinata like Pokémon, Yugi-Oh, B-daman, etc. And all of these games are on the DS or Wii."

Depends. If one likes Viva Piniata the cartoon, bought Viva Piniata the DS version, its very likely they want Viva on their TV through the 360.

"Do you think the parents will buy the 360 for 400 euros or dollars just so that their kids can play Viva Pinata, a new and not well established franchise? I think the chances for that are slim."

No, but because you're a PS3 fandroid, you don't say they are just fine with a core. Because those kids don't need online. The pricedrop of 50 dollar in August, will make the 360 249 Euro. Sometimes the memorystick is included to do savegames. Thus it's just as likable as the Wii. And we know how that sells. Chances are big actually.

"Parents with kids often buy stuff that are economicaly affordable for their standards, that's what MS probably thought too because of the amount of units the DS sold and it's low price compared to other consoles/handhelds."

Indeed. The core on 249, you see how the Wii sells like candy. That's why the Core with Viva Piniata will sell also. Thanks for proving my point.

"If you were/are a parent and you didn't have a 360, would you buy your kid a 360 just because he/she could play 1 game? I would buy him a PS2 or a Wii or a DS instead."

Thats whats happening with the WIi also. For one game. Or maybe only Wii Sports. So yeah. You have no idea if a kid really wants something and is mad about it what many parents with Christmas do. They give in just because they see how bad the kid likes the cartoon, maybe the DS game etc etc.

It's just a smart move from MS. Either way you look at it. THey'll make money on selling the DS game and EVERY extra sold 360 is nice.

But you dude, are just so out on trying to put stuff with importance like this down. Son of old Barbie Ken maybe?

Babylonian3767d ago (Edited 3767d ago )

But if you can't refuse your kid than your a bad parent and don't know how to raise them. Besides, there is big competition for Viva Pinata like Pokémon, Yugi-Oh, B-daman, etc. And all of these games are on the DS or Wii.

Do you think the parents will buy the 360 for 400 euros or dollars just so that their kids can play Viva Pinata, a new and not well established franchise? I think the chances for that are slim.

Parents with kids often buy stuff that are economicaly affordable for their standards, that's what MS probably thought too because of the amount of units the DS sold and it's low price compared to other consoles/handhelds.

If you were/are a parent and you didn't have a 360, would you buy your kid a 360 just because he/she could play 1 game? I would buy him a PS2 or a Wii or a DS instead.

Odion3767d ago

no he has a point though, a lot more people are going to play Viva Pinata on the DS, if they really like it, hey a Core system is about to cost the same as a Wii, and there are 2 more Viva Pinata titles.

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