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Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:56 AM

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So yeah thanks to the pathetic display by the Xbox One and sad to say the PS4 doesn't look much better sales for the Wii U has since increased.

 

My hope is that this may turn third party support around. Though with the up coming directs we are sure to see some great games heading our way.



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:56 PM

875% wooooooow

 

That's pretty awesome, and looks good in that developers will begin to start making more games for the Wii U. Though right now the only games that interest me so far are the next Super Smash Bros. and the remake of Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker.



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:10 PM

I'd say if anything it would be because of the holdouts who are saying:

 

"Last generation got expensive, and I can no longer afford all three. Might as well wait until I know what the other options are before I buy a next gen console."

 

Although the new consoles look to be more powerful than the Wii-U, that has never stopped Nintendo from dominating.

Look at when the SNES crushed the 3DO (32-bit) and the Jaguar (64-bit).

Look at when the NES managed to keep competing with sega's megadrive (Genesis) for about two years before their own 16-bit console.

And then managed to STILL crush the technologically superior 32x and eventually the Sega Saturn

Look at how much better they did in sales against the PS3 and Xbox 360.

 

Also, the 3DS has already sold >31 million consoles and 95 million games.



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:33 PM

Well this is what happens when you outright hate the people who you're trying to sell to. 

 

95 million games.

 

With over 3 million of those games being animal crossing new leaf I might add which is only in korea and japan right now.

That number is going to explode a bit.


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 03:31 PM

Yeah in somewhat related news in the fact that it was also in response to what sparked this. Gamestop stock has dropped 20% this week.

 

http://news.cnet.com...-down-gamestop/

 

 

But yeah only time will tell if this is going to be more than just a reactionary thing. Hopefully a good showing of games at E3 can keep the boost in sales going.


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 04:51 PM

I think the gamestop drop might be directly related to the Xbox One's whole "Used Games" situation... In that because there will be fees to play used games on the console people will buy fewer of them and the ones they do buy they will not pay as much for. I'm gonna guess a preeeetty significant portion of Gamestop's income is linked to used games.

 

Gamestop starts having to sell used games cheaper to keep up the difference in sales due to used game fees. This means they can either drop their profit margins, or start paying less for used game trade-ins. The dropping profit margins wouldn't be good for anybody at the company, or any of the investors, and paying even less than they currently do for trade-ins would lose them a lot of business (Especially when eBay makes it so easy to sell games for more than the trade-in value)

 

Well, all that and digital distribution. Why go to the store and buy a new game when you could buy the same new game for the same price directly from your console? Not only that, but the 3DS marketplace (for example) has playable demos. I'm more likely to buy a game after playing a demo than I am simply seeing it on a store shelf.



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Posted 25 May 2013 - 02:30 AM

http://news.cnet.com...-down-gamestop/

Linked in that article...

 

Basically, GameStop can sell their used games, But only on Microsoft's terms and pricing. Which will essentially be around the same price as a new game, even though it's a USED GAME. Plus Microsoft will be taking a cut of the profits from the used games sold away from GameStop.

 

I'm just totally hoping GameStop refuses to go along with it. It'll only cost them more money in the long run. Especially since people aren't gonna risk buying a used game just to save 5 bucks. So they''ll be buying used games from people, but nobody would be buying the used games from them. Which would hurt their profits. And even if they do manage to sell a few used games, Microsoft is taking most of the profits away, making it pointless for GameStop to go through the hassle of trying to sell them in the first place.


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Posted 25 May 2013 - 08:52 AM

you know why they call it the wii u?

 

becuase when people look at it, they make a U-turn


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Posted 25 May 2013 - 10:05 AM

you know why they call it the wii u?

 

becuase when people look at it, they make a U-turn

Starting from one side and making a U-turn around it to check out that sweet Wii U from all sides.


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Posted 25 May 2013 - 01:43 PM

Wii-U is getting Earthbound.

PS3 or PS4 is getting Last Guardian.

Xbox One is getting...

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 06:52 PM

XBOX One and PS4 are hogging the internet... what happened to Nintendo??