Wii U Page 1113

  • Page

    of 1348 First / Last

  • nickthegun 20 Jan 2014 12:38:36 58,885 posts
    Seen 8 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    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.

    ---------------------------------------------------------
    He totally called it

  • Ror1984 20 Jan 2014 12:39:07 2,853 posts
    Seen 5 hours ago
    Registered 5 years ago
    @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.

    FFXIV: ARR - Khroma Midgard, Odin.

  • Pinky_Floyd 20 Jan 2014 12:39:42 7,456 posts
    Seen 5 hours ago
    Registered 5 years ago
    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 12:46:12 202 posts
    Seen 6 hours ago
    Registered 2 years ago
    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.
  • Murbal 20 Jan 2014 12:57:24 21,941 posts
    Seen 7 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    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 10,308 posts
    Seen 6 hours ago
    Registered 2 years ago
    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.

    XBL : ecosse011172
    PSN : ecosse_011172
    NNID : armoured_bear

  • cheeky_prawnking 20 Jan 2014 13:01:13 4,279 posts
    Seen 7 hours ago
    Registered 4 years ago
    I have got 14 games in the two months I have had it, backlog galore!
  • Pinky_Floyd 20 Jan 2014 13:01:55 7,456 posts
    Seen 5 hours ago
    Registered 5 years ago
    Thanks to MH3U, my backlog is on hold for the forseeable future.
  • neilka 20 Jan 2014 13:06:21 15,678 posts
    Seen 5 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    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.
  • ecureuil 20 Jan 2014 13:16:16 76,530 posts
    Seen 6 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    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 13:25:47 202 posts
    Seen 6 hours ago
    Registered 2 years ago
    @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 6,089 posts
    Seen 4 hours ago
    Registered 5 years ago
    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.

    3DS: 4210 4002 8289 (Dave)
    Wii U: Raiko87
    Xbox Live: Raiko87

  • Armoured_Bear 20 Jan 2014 21:58:27 10,308 posts
    Seen 6 hours ago
    Registered 2 years ago
    Post deleted

    XBL : ecosse011172
    PSN : ecosse_011172
    NNID : armoured_bear

  • Progguitarist 20 Jan 2014 22:11:00 10,401 posts
    Seen 3 hours ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    If only there was a Mario 3D World thread...
  • mikew1985 20 Jan 2014 23:15:43 12,610 posts
    Seen 7 hours ago
    Registered 7 years ago
    Why are you posting fairly unremarkable Mario screenshots as if they are something to behold?
  • Armoured_Bear 20 Jan 2014 23:17:27 10,308 posts
    Seen 6 hours ago
    Registered 2 years ago
    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.

    XBL : ecosse011172
    PSN : ecosse_011172
    NNID : armoured_bear

  • mikew1985 20 Jan 2014 23:20:38 12,610 posts
    Seen 7 hours ago
    Registered 7 years ago
    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 10,308 posts
    Seen 6 hours ago
    Registered 2 years ago
    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.

    XBL : ecosse011172
    PSN : ecosse_011172
    NNID : armoured_bear

  • Pinky_Floyd 21 Jan 2014 09:06:18 7,456 posts
    Seen 5 hours ago
    Registered 5 years ago
    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 1,602 posts
    Seen 13 hours ago
    Registered 5 years ago
    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.

    3DS: 2019-9957-3472

  • brigadier 21 Jan 2014 10:34:45 107 posts
    Seen 3 hours ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    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 86,417 posts
    Seen 9 hours ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    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 58,885 posts
    Seen 8 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    Im fairly sure I picked up my gamecube for 70-80 quid from argos bundled with Mario kart.

    ---------------------------------------------------------
    He totally called it

  • Pinky_Floyd 21 Jan 2014 10:45:04 7,456 posts
    Seen 5 hours ago
    Registered 5 years ago
    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 58,885 posts
    Seen 8 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    I'll probably pick one up when they get rid of the gamepad.

    ---------------------------------------------------------
    He totally called it

  • LeoliansBro 21 Jan 2014 10:46:14 43,247 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    The WiiU already makes a loss.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • neilka 21 Jan 2014 10:50:17 15,678 posts
    Seen 5 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    When I bought Mario Smash Football it came with a free Gamecube.
  • LeoliansBro 21 Jan 2014 10:57:27 43,247 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    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.

  • Murbal 21 Jan 2014 10:59:23 21,941 posts
    Seen 7 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    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 22,613 posts
    Seen 6 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    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.

    I'd kick the living daylights out of the producers of Tipping Point - Ghandi

  • Page

    of 1348 First / Last

Log in or register to reply