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  • nickthegun 20 Jan 2014 12:38:36 60,617 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    No Mario on smartphones says Iwata
    You can certainly see his point. The only arm of nintendo that is doing alright is the handheld one. The minute they start putting games on other handheld platforms, they immediately start to cannibalise their market.

    Having said that, I cant really see how putting Super Mario Land on the iPhone would automatically result in the destruction of the 3Ds.

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  • Ror1984 20 Jan 2014 12:39:07 3,690 posts
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    @joelstinton They gave it a shot with Metroid: Other M and most hated it. Gameplay-wise I loved it, and I didn't mind the story. The cutscenes looked excellent, at least.

    I know it was co-developed with Team Ninja, but it felt like Nintendo trying to experiment with more in-depth storytelling.

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  • Pinky_Floyd 20 Jan 2014 12:39:42 8,082 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    No Mario on smartphones says Iwata
    You can certainly see his point. The only arm of nintendo that is doing alright is the handheld one. The minute they start putting games on other handheld platforms, they immediately start to cannibalise their market.

    Having said that, I cant really see how putting Super Mario Land on the iPhone would automatically result in the destruction of the 3Ds.
    They should put the older, more shit games on to the phones. Oh, hang on, that's the current VC strategy......
  • SamNunn92 20 Jan 2014 12:46:12 265 posts
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    Agreed, they do seem to make some questionable decisions (anyone remember when you couldn't even view, let alone buy, 18 rated games on the eShop unless it was between 11pm-4am?).

    But then again they make the odd genius move, like pulling a Beyonce and announcing Earthbound was available to buy immediately after its reveal. So who knows.
  • Murbs 20 Jan 2014 12:57:24 22,419 posts
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    Mario 3D World 29.95 at Game Collection here. Also picked up Trine 2 from eshop which is reduced to 5.49 at present.

    Get me and my WiiU backlog!
  • Armoured_Bear 20 Jan 2014 12:59:57 11,394 posts
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    Murbal wrote:
    Mario 3D World 29.95 at Game Collection here. Also picked up Trine 2 from eshop which is reduced to 5.49 at present.

    Get me and my WiiU backlog!
    You'll shit yourself at how good SM3DW is, it's truly incredible.

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  • prawnking1980 20 Jan 2014 13:01:13 4,772 posts
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    I have got 14 games in the two months I have had it, backlog galore!
  • Pinky_Floyd 20 Jan 2014 13:01:55 8,082 posts
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    Thanks to MH3U, my backlog is on hold for the forseeable future.
  • neilka 20 Jan 2014 13:06:21 16,328 posts
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    SamNunn92 wrote:
    But then again they make the odd genius move, like pulling a Beyonce and announcing Earthbound was available to buy immediately after its reveal. So who knows.
    Beyonce didn't announce that she'd just released an album of 20 year old material though.

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  • ecu 20 Jan 2014 13:16:16 77,097 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    No Mario on smartphones says Iwata
    I get the impression Nintendo would rather pack in making games altogether than release Mario on another format.
  • SamNunn92 20 Jan 2014 13:25:47 265 posts
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    @neilka good point. However, Earthbound was something that fans had been clamouring for for ages (like the album) & dropping it by surprise like that must have got lots of people very excited/happy/moist, therefore increasing interest and potential sales.

    As I said though, not all their decisions are this strategic.
  • Raiko101 20 Jan 2014 15:19:47 6,463 posts
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    I don't think Earthbound's release was strategic. More like an experiment to see how successful sudden launches might be. As it is, Nintendo have done more of it lately. Games like Steamworld Dig and NES Remix have appeared straight after Nintendo Directs.

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  • Armoured_Bear 20 Jan 2014 21:58:27 11,394 posts
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  • Progguitarist 20 Jan 2014 22:11:00 10,489 posts
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    If only there was a Mario 3D World thread...
  • mikew1985 20 Jan 2014 23:15:43 12,901 posts
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    Why are you posting fairly unremarkable Mario screenshots as if they are something to behold?
  • Armoured_Bear 20 Jan 2014 23:17:27 11,394 posts
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    mikew1985 wrote:
    Why are you posting fairly unremarkable Mario screenshots as if they are something to behold?
    I like them, I think they're pretty.
    I'll move them to the other thread though.

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  • mikew1985 20 Jan 2014 23:20:38 12,901 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    mikew1985 wrote:
    Why are you posting fairly unremarkable Mario screenshots as if they are something to behold?
    I like them, I think they're pretty.
    I'll move them to the other thread though.
    They look fine but are quite empty and nothing spectacular from a technical perspective. You seem to be over egging the pudding a bit.

    The best technical accomplishment of that game would seem to be one which cannot be communicated in static screenshots.
  • Armoured_Bear 20 Jan 2014 23:22:39 11,394 posts
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    mikew1985 wrote:
    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    mikew1985 wrote:
    Why are you posting fairly unremarkable Mario screenshots as if they are something to behold?
    I like them, I think they're pretty.
    I'll move them to the other thread though.
    They look fine but are quite empty and nothing spectacular from a technical perspective. You seem to be over egging the pudding a bit.

    The best technical accomplishment of that game would seem to be one which cannot be communicated in static screenshots.
    I never said they're spectacular from a technical perspective, I just think they look nice and I'm enjoying playing the game, no big deal.

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  • Pinky_Floyd 21 Jan 2014 09:06:18 8,082 posts
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    Argos are doing the Wii U Premium with Nintendoland for 179.99

    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/9128842.htm

    For delivery or collection - my local store has them.
  • zoolophage 21 Jan 2014 09:40:44 1,914 posts
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    A bargain at that price. I got mine as an xmas present in 2012, when i think the premium was around 280 - 320 depending on the package.

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  • brigadier 21 Jan 2014 10:34:45 125 posts
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    So tempting.... Really want to buy it even though I don't live in England anymore and it'll be a pain in the arse to ship over.

    The price though! The price!!
  • kalel 21 Jan 2014 10:39:31 88,511 posts
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    It will just get cheaper and cheaper now. I remember Gamecubes absolutely plummeting in price after about 18 months or so, and that was doing way better than the WiiU.
  • nickthegun 21 Jan 2014 10:42:44 60,617 posts
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    Im fairly sure I picked up my gamecube for 70-80 quid from argos bundled with Mario kart.

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  • Pinky_Floyd 21 Jan 2014 10:45:04 8,082 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    It will just get cheaper and cheaper now. I remember Gamecubes absolutely plummeting in price after about 18 months or so, and that was doing way better than the WiiU.
    There's less overhead for price drops on the Wii U though because of the cost of the gamepad.
  • nickthegun 21 Jan 2014 10:45:56 60,617 posts
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    I'll probably pick one up when they get rid of the gamepad.

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  • LeoliansBro 21 Jan 2014 10:46:14 44,553 posts
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    The WiiU already makes a loss.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • neilka 21 Jan 2014 10:50:17 16,328 posts
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    When I bought Mario Smash Football it came with a free Gamecube.

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  • LeoliansBro 21 Jan 2014 10:57:27 44,553 posts
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    Also the price drops aren't dictated by the cost base, they're the retailers and eventually Nintendo clearing units for whatever they can get, treating the manufacturing costs as sunk.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Murbs 21 Jan 2014 10:59:23 22,419 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    I'll probably pick one up when they get rid of the gamepad.
    Why? I really like the gamepad. I know it doesn't offer massive benefits as a second screen and the battery life is short but I still find it additive to the experience.
  • DFawkes 21 Jan 2014 11:03:54 23,432 posts
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    I always assumed they'd already written off the Wii U financially, and were pretty much using it as R&D for HD development. Get a Mario Kart and whatever else out of the door and make some money back, whilst not officially abandoning it. I don't mind at all of course, already enough games for me even if they only do Mario Kart.

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