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(IGN)   Good news for Nintendo: They sold over 400,000 Wii U consoles over Black Friday Week. Better news for Microsoft: They sold over 750,000 XBox 360s during the same week   (ign.com) divider line 15
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2012-11-27 04:57:13 PM  
4 votes:
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2012-11-27 09:39:43 PM  
2 votes:

Kuroshin: The controls were so crappy that I got screaming mad at the game by the time I reached the first castle, and my wife didn't even make it to the second castle after I tossed my controller in the trash. (I recovered the controller...eventually)


You sound bad at Mario. My friends and I had a blast with the NSMB, even if we got mad as hell at each other for the accidental deaths we caused, but that's half the fun. You really had trouble with the first world? The game barely gets up to Mario 3 challenge until the 4th world. The controls are a bit different from the past, but you can adjust.

/Try less breaking controllers, more adjusting to the controls.
2012-11-27 05:59:01 PM  
2 votes:

ManateeGag: How many of those Wii Us were bricks because of the firmware patch?


None, because if you unplugged it during the firmware update, when you plugged it back in it continued the update without the splash screen.

farking patience, how does it work.
2012-11-27 05:16:36 PM  
2 votes:
How many of those Wii Us were bricks because of the firmware patch?

How many of those XBox 360s were replacements for consoles that went red ring?
2012-11-28 03:31:58 PM  
1 votes:
Dear Microsoft,

Please bring back Rare's Killer Instinct on the 720.
2012-11-28 12:44:24 PM  
1 votes:

Smackledorfer: The weirdest thing about people who defend smart-phone gaming is that they try to play up the touch screen and play down the deficits thereof, while we see with the Wii-U and the DS that there are a ton of people who consider the second screen, the controller screen, the stylus, etc to be horrible add-ons to basic gaming.

How can something that is viewed in a negative light by so many for even being an option, but then people turn around and count angry birds or fruit ninja sales numbers and declare a touchscreen-only device the death knell for portable gaming systems? One of these two views is massively wrong, or there is a lot of overlap and people are contradicting their own views, OR the two groups are completely separate and the cellphones aren't going to dent the DS market.


IME, the people who deride smartphone gaming are the very same people who deride Nintendo's reliance on "gimmicks" like touchscreens.
2012-11-28 10:02:40 AM  
1 votes:

Smackledorfer: Dedicated gamimg devices, even including pcs for gaming, seems like a better category than one including cellphones.


Yeah, it is a bit of a stretch, but I would have thought the PC would have been the one being objected to. Cell phones are currently encroaching on the 3DS and Vita market in a big way. Windows Phones not so much, but the iPhone/iPod touch scares the living hell out of Nintendo and Sony in terms of stealing their mobile market share.
2012-11-28 09:18:34 AM  
1 votes:

EvilJRoss: Surool: Subby

750,000 x $199 = 149,250,000

400,000 x 399 = 159,600,000

Nintendo beat them with a console that cost twice as much with almost no library. Plus they sold out.

So, who had a bad week again?


The WiiU sales for $299 for the 8g kit and $349 for the 16g kit. Your numbers are off.


I was out shopping on Thanksgiving evening, the Wal-Mart sale. Saw several people picking up the $199 PS3 bundle. The crowd at the special sale display for the 360 was pretty big. You could hear crickets in the Wii section.


Better comparison:

Microsoft is currently selling one video game console: the Xbox 360. They sold 750,000 last week.

Nintendo is currently selling four video game consoles: the Wii U, the Wii, the 3DS, and the DS. Combined, Nintendo sold 1.2 million units last week.
2012-11-28 02:19:04 AM  
1 votes:

NetOwl: Metroid


The Metroid Prime trilogy disagrees with you.

/Though not as good as Super Metroid
//Few games are though
2012-11-28 12:29:43 AM  
1 votes:
I sure would like a decent game for the 3ds that isn;t named Ocarina of Time. I'm still waiting
2012-11-27 10:25:12 PM  
1 votes:

Kuroshin: Skarekrough: DoomPaul: I'm not 100% sure on the Wii U's specs but does it really even qualify as a "next gen" console? I mean, how does its specs compare to the 360 and PS3?

NIntendo doesn't play by "specs." Their last Gen didn't have HDMI and that was good enough for you even though Sony and Microsoft had it.

You don't need to know resolution, memory, graphics or CPU. They have a Wiimote and friggin' Mario. If that's not good enough for you then it's obvious that you don''t like "fun" so move it along.

Seriously though. Sony and Microsoft are looking at a decade for turnover. NIntendo is comfortable with six. Let's see how long that lasts.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii was not fun. Sluggish controls and stiff movement are the bane of precision platforming. Go play any Mario platformer from Super Mario World and earlier, then play NSMBW. You'll be snapping wiimotes by the dozen. Add in that croquet-balls-in-a-tumble-dryer multiplayer crap, and you'll see why that game has sat on my shelf since the day after I bought it. The controls were so crappy that I got screaming mad at the game by the time I reached the first castle, and my wife didn't even make it to the second castle after I tossed my controller in the trash. (I recovered the controller...eventually)

None of the "New" Super Mario games are fun. They all suffer from the horrible, sluggish, stiff, imprecise, and laggy controls - even on the DS. You can even play the original SMB and NSMB on the DS back-to-back for comparison. The new games are crap.


I had no trouble with mario on the ds. I play my retro systems regularly so I expect I would notice.
2012-11-27 09:49:45 PM  
1 votes:

sariq: Nintendo only had 400,000 units to sell. It was sold out everywhere.


It was the 3rd best launch of all time. In comparison, 360 launch did less than 325k.

These kinds of numbers are typical for launch systems, as they launch with higher prices and limited availability.
2012-11-27 08:52:59 PM  
1 votes:

DoomPaul: I'm not 100% sure on the Wii U's specs but does it really even qualify as a "next gen" console? I mean, how does its specs compare to the 360 and PS3?


A little bit less, a little bit more.

Less CPU, more GPU. Not really going to matter much, since it's not exactly pushing lots of polys at high resolutions. AI and calculations will be slower/worse on the WiiU, while some extra bling can be added on the graphical front. Pretty much a wash.

So what I'm saying is that it's the next Nintendo console. Nintendo lags behind in order to keep their price low. They aren't in competition for the next round of mega-AAA gaming.
2012-11-27 08:49:13 PM  
1 votes:

DoomPaul: I'm not 100% sure on the Wii U's specs but does it really even qualify as a "next gen" console? I mean, how does its specs compare to the 360 and PS3?


NIntendo doesn't play by "specs." Their last Gen didn't have HDMI and that was good enough for you even though Sony and Microsoft had it.

You don't need to know resolution, memory, graphics or CPU. They have a Wiimote and friggin' Mario. If that's not good enough for you then it's obvious that you don''t like "fun" so move it along.

Seriously though. Sony and Microsoft are looking at a decade for turnover. NIntendo is comfortable with six. Let's see how long that lasts.
2012-11-27 07:33:18 PM  
1 votes:
I posted this on another thread, but it's still valid.

art.penny-arcade.com
 
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