Soundwave

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    Switch is the GameCube done right

    in Nintendo Discussion 4 days ago

    GameCube's issue was that they launched too late after the PS2, giving the market leader a full 18 month headstart was not smart. They needed to back off the N64 sooner, sure give it some games like Banjo-Tooie and Paper Mario to close things out, but Perfect Dark and Zelda: Majora's Mask should've been moved to the GameCube and they should have focused on launching it for holiday 2000....

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    Goldeneye 007 vs Perfect Dark (N64)

    in Nintendo Discussion 4 days ago

    I think PD might be the better game overall, but there's something special about the world of James Bond and it fit so perfectly with Nintendo and the N64. ...

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    Switch is the GameCube done right

    in Nintendo Discussion 4 days ago

    KLXVER said: Arminillo said: If they just used freaking regular CDs... DVD capability is what made it lose. I think the use of CDs would have helped the N64 way more than the GC. N64 would've sold 70+ million units easily IMO if they had compromised with their SNES third party partners and used cartridges and CDs (a cartridge slot costs practically nothing to...

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    Nintendo starts moving to a Wii-like “non-gamer” strategy for the Switch

    in Nintendo Discussion 5 days ago

    TheMisterManGuy said: Soundwave said: I doubt many people will give a shit about this game (errrr ... toy) come holidays, it will be old news by then.  Kids aren't that into this, if they were there would be great word of mouth on playgrounds and better week to week holds than what we're seeing IMO.  If it doesn't such a huge surge, Nintendo will ditch it like they...

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    Nintendo starts moving to a Wii-like “non-gamer” strategy for the Switch

    in Nintendo Discussion 5 days ago

    TheMisterManGuy said: Soundwave said: It's selling in line (or somewhat worse) than Nintendo's other ill-fated attempts to find the "casual audience" post-Wii Fit. Nintendo Land, 1,2 Switch, Nintendogs + Cats, Brain Training 3DS (flop), it's just another largely failed attempt on Nintendo's part to create a new system selling "audience expanding" casual title (which usually comes...

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    Nintendo starts moving to a Wii-like “non-gamer” strategy for the Switch

    in Nintendo Discussion 5 days ago

    TheMisterManGuy said: Soundwave said: And you're making a massive mistake if you think this is the next Brain Training or Nintendogs or is going to grow the Switch userbase in any massive way. I doubt it hits even Nintendo Land numbers in Japan, and if does it will probably require a long, long time to get there (provided Japanese retailers even bother restocking it).  If...

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    Nintendo starts moving to a Wii-like “non-gamer” strategy for the Switch

    in Nintendo Discussion 5 days ago

    TheMisterManGuy said: Soundwave said: Only selling through about 50% of your shipment after a month + Golden Week boost is actually pretty terrible, lol. Especially for a Nintendo game.  Labo's not a normal game though, it's a line of interactive toys. You're making the same mistake as others by looking at this through the lens of a conventional game release, but...

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    Nintendo starts moving to a Wii-like “non-gamer” strategy for the Switch

    in Nintendo Discussion 5 days ago

    TheMisterManGuy said: Soundwave said: Retailers ordered that amount I'm sure after conferring with Nintendo and expecting it to be a decent sized hit. Nintendo is a big partner for them, these decisions are not made in a vacuum.  It's going to struggle massively to even sell 390k in Japan (its initial shipment).  You can deny it all you want, but the numbers and...

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    Nintendo starts moving to a Wii-like “non-gamer” strategy for the Switch

    in Nintendo Discussion 5 days ago

    TheMisterManGuy said: Soundwave said: We know they shipped 390k or so of both kits in Japan.  We know today 4 tracking weeks and post Golden Week, they're at about 201k for both kits.  That means there's a shit ton (almost 200k worth) of unsold Labo inventory on Japanese store shelves.  That's not good, especially for a Nintendo release. They are going to have a...

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    Nintendo starts moving to a Wii-like “non-gamer” strategy for the Switch

    in Nintendo Discussion 5 days ago

    TheMisterManGuy said: Soundwave said: LOL, hang around the top 5 through the holidays, that is truly delusional.  Kirby released a full month before Labo and Labo's legs are already collapsing to Kirby level and will be soon below it. Book it.  Kirby has sold 492k or thereabouts already, Labo (both kits) I doubt will ever get there LTD in Japan.  I don't see...

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    Nintendo starts moving to a Wii-like “non-gamer” strategy for the Switch

    in Nintendo Discussion 5 days ago

    TheMisterManGuy said: Soundwave said: More like expect it to fall off the face of the planet in the next few weeks and go sub-5k and then pop back up for a very modest boost around the holidays (ala 1,2 Switch) and fizzle out with sales well below Kirby in Japan.  Nintendo is going to have huge problems selling its initial shipment in Japan because I think the next several...

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    Nintendo starts moving to a Wii-like “non-gamer” strategy for the Switch

    in Nintendo Discussion 5 days ago

    TheMisterManGuy said: Soundwave said: If we're going to be honest, most people have never heard of Labo or care about it if they have. If you want to be honest.  And right on cue, this week shows Labo Variety Pack dropping to sub-10k sales on Media Create Japan. A large 70% drop from last week.  Brain Training didn't drop under 10k for like a year and a half+. I don't...

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    Nintendo starts moving to a Wii-like “non-gamer” strategy for the Switch

    in Nintendo Discussion 5 days ago

    Labo is going to have trouble selling that initial shipment. The 1st week sales were 90,410 for the Variety Kit and 28,629 for the Robot Kit, which is about 119,000 units combined, but apparently this was only about 30% sell through of the initial shipment in Japan. So that means Nintendo shipped about 380,000 between the two kits in Japan as its first shipment. ...

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    Nintendo starts moving to a Wii-like “non-gamer” strategy for the Switch

    in Nintendo Discussion 5 days ago

    TheMisterManGuy said: Soundwave said:   The thing is Labo isn't even really that unique. There's plenty of hardware/build toys/for kid add-ons for the iPad/Android tablets, several of which I could see kids preferring to Labo (I'd take that Hot Wheels set as a kid over Labo any day):       The problem is this type of stuff only works if...

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    Nintendo starts moving to a Wii-like “non-gamer” strategy for the Switch

    in Nintendo Discussion 5 days ago

      The thing is Labo isn't even really that unique. There's plenty of hardware/build toys/for kid add-ons for the iPad/Android tablets, several of which I could see kids preferring to Labo (I'd take that Hot Wheels set as a kid over Labo any day):       The problem is this type of stuff only works if its an actual blue ocean ... which it isn't and hasn't...

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    DF: In Theory: Could Sony produce a PS4 Switch-style console hybrid?

    in Gaming Discussion 5 days ago

    Nvidia can match/exceed anything AMD can offer, they have more experience with low power tablet sized chips thanks to the Tegra line than AMD does and are a bigger company with more resources. Bottom line is I doubt shrinking the actual PS4 is feasible for a long time if ever. The chip simply was not made to be shrunk down that much and operate at a 12 watt-ish power draw max (excluding the...

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    Nintendo starts moving to a Wii-like “non-gamer” strategy for the Switch

    in Nintendo Discussion 6 days ago

    TheMisterManGuy said: Soundwave said: Strategy doesn't work when things like 1,2 Switch and Labo are not really moving big numbers of hardware. Selling on par with Nintendo Land or Wii Party U on Wii U doesn't get the job done, so long as games like 1,2 Switch and Labo are selling only a tiny fraction of what their 2005-2009 (pre-smart app years) hits did the strategy doesn't...

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    Nintendo starts moving to a Wii-like “non-gamer” strategy for the Switch

    in Nintendo Discussion 6 days ago

    Strategy doesn't work when things like 1,2 Switch and Labo are not really moving big numbers of hardware. Selling on par with Nintendo Land or Wii Party U on Wii U doesn't get the job done, so long as games like 1,2 Switch and Labo are selling only a tiny fraction of what their 2005-2009 (pre-smart app years) hits did the strategy doesn't work....

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    Star Fox Grand Prix?! O_O

    in Nintendo Discussion on 14 May 2018

    Ultimately I'm down. I'm getting kinda tired of the Mario Kart series, it's time for a new Nintendo racer to rise, and if they're not gonna do F-Zero, this sounds like the next best thing and maybe can expand things more on the story side. If the game looks good at E3, put me down for $60. ...

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    Star Fox Grand Prix?! O_O

    in Nintendo Discussion on 14 May 2018

    Also uh ... August - Yoshi September - Fire Emblem Switch October - Star Fox Grand Prix November - Super Smash Bros. Switch December - Pokemon Switch Seems like that would fill out the release schedule pretty much post July. ...

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