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    Attach Rates: Wii over PS3?

    in Sales Discussion, last active on on 24 December 2009

    Just noticed that with the latest (12/19) sales figures, it looks like the attach rate for the Wii has surpassed the attach rate for the PS3 (6.49 to 6.46).  I think this is the first time that's happened. I remember a time when one of the most often used attacks on the Wii was its attach rate compared with the HD twins.  Good to see that's not an issue anymore....

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    How Will HD Motion Control Affect Developers?

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 06 June 2009

    I've been wondering about this, and want to see if anyone here has any input? I can't help but feel that this is gonna pull developers in about eighteen different directions.  Now, you can't just either develop a game for HD/PC or Wii, you have to decide if you're gonna use a motion control, and if so, which one?  (I suspect Natal is different enough from Wii/PS3 motion...

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    Do YOU Own Carnival Games?

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 30 December 2008

    It's the poster child of Wii-bashing efforts everywhere.  I don't own it, or know anyone who does, but somebody must, and maybe a few of those somebodies are here on the Chartz. So, if you own it, a few questions: 1)  Why did you get it? 2)  Having played it, what do you think?  Is the bashing justified? 3)  Would you recommend it to someone else?...

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    Wii Only Owners: Which HD Console Would You Buy?

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 31 December 2008

    Wii Only Owners:  If you had to buy an HD console, but could only buy one, which would it be and why?   My answer:  I think a 360, because of Live, Netflix, and it would be the cheapest way for me to play the two titles I'm interested in most -- Bioshock & FFXIII.  The only thing really pulling me to PS3 at the moment is MGS4.   How 'bout you?...

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    An Answer to DMeisterJ: Why I Take Sales Figures Personally

    in Sales Discussion, last active on on 15 December 2008

    DMeisterJ recently wrote a post calling us VGChartz users out because of how we react personally to game sales.  I've seen the same sentiment expressed elsewhere in the forums, too.  These are just companies looking to make a buck; we're not shareholders, so why should it matter to any of us who does well, or who fails? While I want to agree, some soul-searching has forced me to...

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    Da Vinci Hysterectomy--WTF?

    in Website Topics, last active on on 11 December 2008

    I don't know how the ads on this site work... if it's somehow based on my history* or everyone sees the same things... but in the last few minutes I've seen ads for: Da Vinci Hysterectomy (Their tag: "Not your mother's hysterectomy") and MyRetirementShop.com I mean, what the hell?  I know that the Wii's bringing in people from every walk of life, but is it really time for these kinds of...

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    Da Vinci Hysterectomy--WTF?

    in General Discussion, last active on on 10 December 2008

    I don't know how the ads on this site work... if it's somehow based on my history* or everyone sees the same things... but in the last few minutes I've seen ads for: Da Vinci Hysterectomy (Their tag: "Not your mother's hysterectomy") and MyRetirementShop.com I mean, what the hell?  I know that the Wii's bringing in people from every walk of life, but is it really time for these kinds of...

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    Dragon Quest X MEGATON... overrated?

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 17 December 2008

    Don't mean to rain on anyone's parade.  Seriously, I'm thrilled to see the Wii get big third party games.  But, reading through the DQX thread last night & this morning, I've seen a lot of people calling this (basically) the megaton of megatons.  Many have said "much bigger than FFXIII."  Really? Outside of the original Dragon Quest (which I got free with a Nintendo...

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    IR is better FPS control than Mouse & Keyboard

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 08 December 2008

    Not faster.  Not more accurate.  Not for most of us.  But better. Most gamers today think that a mouse & keyboard is a superior game control system because it gives them greater accuracy and a greater degree of control than anything else, like analogue sticks or an IR pointer like the Wiimote.  But IR is a better control mechanism for FPS' because it is closer...

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    "My First Game Was Wii Sports!"

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 07 December 2008

    Well... my first game wasn't.  My first game was probably Pac-Man or Centipede or something like that. But, with the Wii expanding the audience to "non-gamers" and "casuals," this quote is going to be true for a lot of people, including wives and girlfriends, adults and the elderly, and the young.  And who knows what will become of those people...?  Maybe, one...

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    What Makes a Game "Mature"?

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 07 December 2008

    We always hear about "mature" games.  What makes them mature, exactly? Is it violence?  Sexual content? Do we have a word for the kind of maturity a person has when they begin to care about things other than violence and sex?  How about the maturity that can enjoy the pleasures of a more child-like or simple presentation, apart from surface image and social...

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    The Legs List for Week Ending 07 November 2008

    in Sales Discussion, last active on on 12 November 2008

    The Top 50 games making the current Worldwide Chart that are in their 13th week of release or longer:  1. Wii Sports (Wii) 2. Wii Fit (Wii) 3. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) 4. Wii Play (Wii) 5. Professor Layton and the Mysterious Village (DS) 6. Nintendogs (DS) 7. Lego Indiana Jones (360) 8. Kung Fu Panda (360) 9. Brain Training (DS) 10. Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3) 11. Mario...

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    The Legs List for Week Ending 31st October 2008

    in Sales Discussion, last active on on 08 November 2008

    Last week I created the first "Legs List." I'd arbitrarily chosen 6 weeks or older as my cut off because of the rash of recently released games. If I want to do this more than once, however, I should come up with a slightly more thought-out standard; real legs are probably longer than 6 weeks. So: from now on, The Legs List will show the Top 50 games making the Worldwide...

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    IGN Prefers Analog Snowboarding to Balance Board; Shaun White PS360 vs Wii

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 05 November 2008

    IGN has run a feature, comparing the PS3/360 version of the upcoming Shaun White snowboarding game against the Wii version (available here: http://wii.ign.com/articles/927/927089p1.html). They find that the PS3/360 version is superior in every way to the Wii version, except for "Presentation/Visuals," which they pronounce a tie, presumably to be ironic. For "Genre Innovations," they apparently...

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    The Legs List -- Top 50 Worldwide Sales, 6 Weeks or Older

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 29 October 2008

    With so many games released recently, I thought it might be interesting to look at what games have had staying power on the charts. With that in mind, here are the Top 50 from the Worldwide Chart for Week Ending 24th October 2008, showing only those games available for 6 weeks or longer: 1. Wii Sports (Wii) 2. Wii Fit (Wii) 3. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) 4. Wii Play (Wii) 5. Rock...

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    Wii Music: Do You Have It Pre-Ordered?

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 11 October 2008

    I'm supportive of Nintendo & their general family-inclusive strategy, etc. That said, Wii Music doesn't look like the kind of thing I'm apt to enjoy, and so I'm not planning on getting it unless what I see/hear post-release changes my mind. I've heard a lot of debate on these forums pro and con Wii Music, so my question is to the Wii Music supporters (I'm guessing I know the haters' answer...

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    Question re: Finding Classic DS Games

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 07 October 2008

    Hi! I recently got my first-ever DS, and I looked through some of the threads here to get a good idea of some of the now-classics I've missed, like Mario & Luigi, the early Phoenix Wright games, etc. Problem is, I haven't been able to find any of these games at any of my retail outlets, & checking Amazon it doesn't seem like there are new copies to buy, unless you want to pay through...

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    No More Official NPD Previews!

    in Website Topics, last active on on 14 August 2008

    I think the July '08 NPD Preview should be the last one here on VGChartz. VGChartz and NPD provide (roughly) the same kind of service, though one charges for the information it releases and the other does not. They proceed via the same kinds of means: they collect what sales data is available to them and then use certain formulae to estimate the whole of sales. Because the data NPD and VGChartz...

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    Sony E3 Presentation -- FFXIII footage?

    in Sony Discussion, last active on on 14 July 2008

    Question in 2 parts: 1) Do you think Sony had any footage from Final Fantasy in their E3 presentation? 2) If so, do you think they keep it in? Or dump it and not mention Final Fantasy at all?...

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    Does Wii Zelda Really Make Sense This E3?

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 02 July 2008

    I've read through a number of the E3 threads on the site, and it seems like a lot of Nintendo fans are looking forward to a new Legend of Zelda. I love Zelda as much as the next, uh, Zelda-lover... but I would be really surprised to have this game announced this year, if it comes to pass at all. Twilight Princess wasn't that long ago, and there are so many more franchises that Nintendo could...

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