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The name will cause branding confusion. I use the blogs and forums all the time and even I am struggling to understand this thing.

Why? Because while they clearly market it as a member of the family the price point, specs and features all seem to imply it is an entirely new system. And yes I am aware it is intended to be a member of the family but their marketing implies otherwise.

9d ago 4 agree1 disagreeView comment

Didn't they say MVC3 would have a "robust story"? It was something like that.

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I'm saying it isn't a reliable market. Yes the games sell but the people buying don't stick around enough to keep you in business. This whole thing about mobiles is a myth that gained credence. The market for mobile games is a fad market, if that makes sense. It isn't a market where dedicated players are buying games all the time on a frequent basis and thus not worth the stock these analysts and investors have constantly put in it.

188d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

No. The problem is smart phones are not gaming devices under any game developer's IPs. Not EA's. Not Konami's. Not Capcom's. Not Sony's. Not Microsoft's. Not Nintendo's.

189d ago 3 agree6 disagreeView comment

Hopefully this proves Iwata was right. He was never convinced by smart phone gaming.

189d ago 35 agree9 disagreeView comment

Actually there is a backlash. Pre-orders for Ubisoft's games are lower then they were last time.

234d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Before that remake Rare was working on their own version for 360 without permission. Guess how it ended.

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This was actually leaked years ago by somebody called Oddjaw2 but given how things turned out I can't see his explanation being the reason behind it's cancellation. There were debates back then as to if it should genuinely happen as the game is very dated now.

308d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Proof Nintendo own the Wonderful 101. Not that Reggie and the trademark didn't already confirm this.

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That is all I can think it is for. I can't really see them going all out with it.

A trade in program would be a great idea.

459d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

For some reason I think they are doing this because of VR. If there are exclusive games that will be a giant middle finger to everybody who bought a PS4.

459d ago 0 agree1 disagreeView comment

And Kingdom Hearts is going to be next. Microsoft have lost Japan.

464d ago 23 agree6 disagreeView comment

Unfortunately we have little influence on it. Consumers accept what they accept.

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Its easy to see where Nintendo were coming from. They needed games which have mature stamps on their library. People can dismiss that but yes, every manufacturer needs a broad portfolio. They likely had faith Itagaki knew what he was doing and put a lot of faith in him to deliver.

Instead him and his team made all the blunders pretty much every other Japanese developer makes only up to 1000. This game has the same "locations" concept as NG3 combined with bad one...

577d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

Is this what the Mother 3 joke from E3 meant?

933d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Yes I read it. Care to prove that the amount of Playstation and Xbox fans are significantly higher than the amount of Wii U owners who would buy GTA V?

They wouldn't. A few complainers like Rubin and Pachter do not anywhere near equate to the masses. Pretty much every Nintendo fan out there knows and accepts you have to buy Nintendo systems to play their games (which are currently far better quality then anything EA have on PS4 or XBO).

Nintendo style gam...

949d ago 2 agree2 disagreeView comment

They wouldn't for two reasons.

1. Nintendo executives are not interested in Playstation and Xbox (which is where you assume they would go). They are interested in concocting shovelware on smart phones. That would decline sales within months.

2. The internet blows the REAL DEMAND for Nintendo's games on other systems way out of proportion. Know why games suited to online gamers do poorly on Nintendo systems? Because they are DIFFERENT audiences. The au...

949d ago 4 agree5 disagreeView comment

I think whenever a company stops making video game hardware they should stop making video game software as well. They should take another approach with their franchises instead.

Sega work much better as a publisher than a developer but with the development costs of AAA games they have pretty much failed as a publisher as well.

Going third party did not help Sega at all. It has just made them stay afloat longer in the video game market. Leaving their home hard...

949d ago 2 agree4 disagreeView comment

Link and Toon Link unlock a weapon in Hyrule Warriors so yes they are essential if you want to experience everything in a game.

And don't pretend a weapon is not a major part of a Warriors game either.

I completely understand the author's view point here. They start with a costume here or a weapon there but then you get Street Fighter X Tekken.

950d ago 3 agree4 disagreeView comment

If Bayonetta sold so well on 360 and PS3 the sequel would have come to the systems Platinum intended it to be on.

A lot of people focus specifically on sales figures of games when defending third parties but don't take into account that sales aren't cutting it anymore.

If sales are all that matter then explain why Tomb Raider, Bayonetta, Dead Space 3, Sleeping Dogs and Hitman are all stated by their publishers to be commercial failures.

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