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I'm so jealous of all the 3DS owners, who have played awakening and have a beautiful display pic of a character in Awakening. Well you know what? Two can play at that game, I played, beat, and loved Mystery of the Emblem (the unlocalized DS Remake), and Katarina was a main character in that, and one of the best main female characters in all Fire Emblem games. So you know what?xLolz. Ya know personally I liked FE9 and 10 as a whole, but the characters of FE:Awakening are just too good.
xI mean just look at her in that dress!!xSince I haven't played FF13, I dunno who that is, but FE has always focused on unique and evolving characters, so I wouldn't be surprised if the characters in Awakening are the most fleshed out. Still, very jealous, going to import FF6 and play that soon.
P.S. I hated the console Fire Emblems, Sacred Sword and FF8 were my favorites so far, but I really liked the mechanics of FF12 (which are present in FF13). I like having my own character, and being able to play in Casual mode (I play on hard, but casual, I think making 1 bad move shouldn't justify replaying the entire level again).
When Venezualians and other South Americans import systems like the PSP, how do you import them? I'm sure you guys don't order off Gamestop.com, there must be some import companies. VGC estimates weekly sales by correlating sales with NDP, Media Create, etc publications, and physically contacting retailers and asking them how well some games are doing. Obviously not all etailer chains give information to VGC, so they have to extrapolate, but for USA/Canada, the richer countries in Europe, and Japan, VGC have a good grip at what they are doing. It's the other half of Europe, South America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East that VGC has trouble tracking. However we know PSP is doing very well judging by Nintendo Press reports (which state all system sales on a quarterly basis) and Sony Press reports.xSo to answer your question, PSP sales aren't recorded in USA sales because they aren't systems sold in USA, and retailers, along with NDP give VGC sales for USA (and to a degree Canada) only. Plus African, Middle East and a lot of Asian gamers don't import, and the ones that do import PAL.xMost of importations are made from shops like Gamestop and Amazon.. at retail prices.. that's why prices of games and consoles are very high... Is not the case of every country from south america, but in most case is it... like Argentina and bolivia and some center-america and caribbean countries...
And South America games are those of US market this is not PAL region as You think... not even Brazil is Pal region here...xBTW A game here is priced arround 120-140$ and a console 700-900$...xI'm aware of how much games and consoles are priced in South America, and I think since consoles are cheaper near their end of life, that's probably why systems sell so well at this time in SA. Since Sony supports their systems best late in life, they do the best in South America.
However if you import games at retail prices....oh I get it now. So when you import games from Gamestop, you buy them at $120 instead of $60 right?
What about games over eBay? If you buy a $30 game on eBay, are you just taxed heavily during importing?
Still VGC, and its sources like NDP tracks games sold in North and South America seperately, even if all the games come from the same North American retailers. They separate the numbers for units sold in USA, and units sold elsewhere.xWith inflation the consoles NEVER are cheaper... I paid 2200 bs. (1000$) when I bougth my first PS3 tree years ago.. and now a PS3 is priced arround 6500Bs (1000$).. The same with PSP..
But perhaps some others countries doesn't so radical problems like venezual and the PSP are selling better because are cheaper as You say... But I still doubt that are selling so much..
Probably is a adjusment or simply are the sells of "the rest of the world" not just SA...xBut with inflation, don't you make more as well? Does your currency really inflate that fast?
Wow, and here I am waiting complaining that a $250 PS3 is too much, and I'm waiting on a Black Friday sale. Then again, people eat better in Venezuela, the girls are prettier there, and the beaches are nicer too. So it's a fair trade off, right?
As for Sony consoles sales, Sony systems typically do well near the end of their life, and for years to come afterwards, and it's because of South America (and to a smaller extent Africa). I would imagine that prices do become reasonable near the end of a consoles life, and that's why the systems sell so well there, late in life. Otherwise, why else would Sony system sales peak so late in those regions?
Who's that in your avatar? She's kinda hot
I kinda want to add Shadow of the Eternals into my top 5, but I don't know enough about it yet... LOL, man I am a huge Nintendo fan, every month I want to add a game to my top 5. I didn't change my vote this time though, and next month I'm going to hold off until after E3.
Making a new comment - On steam aren't you limited to the number of computers you can install a game on? I know what you mean about "temporary consoles" I really don't like how PSN games bought on PS3 don't work on PS4. Can you transfer VC games from Wii to Wii U? I love Steam because all of the games you own (installed or not) populate your little collection list. It's so convenient. It makes little sense to own hard copies for PC games, a lot of good PC games don't even sell retail anymore. I kinda have to hold off PC games since I have linex for now, but I do have a shortlist of PC games which I plan to get when I replace my now 10 year old Tower. I'm replacing it because it's a bit choppy when playing 720p videos, and I mostly watch everything in HD now, but a good PC will play PC games too, so win win.xDepends on what game you get.
Here's a list of Steam games that run on DRM (of different kinds): http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/The_Big_List_of_3rd_Party_DRM_on_Steam
Some games have a limitation of 5 activations, some reset, some dont. Other games get limitation DRM removed in favor of always online like Ubisoft's Uplay. Majority of games I would say 95% have no limitations.
Also yes I love that too along with the fact it stores your # of hours too xD.
xRumor says that Wii VC games can be transferred to 3DS for a discounted price. I think its free from Wii to Wii-U.xThe main down side to Steam games is that you need to have internet all the time if you want to play some of the games like DOTA2 or games like Ubisoft's games.
Otherwise they give you like a few weeks "Offline" mode which lets you play games offline (single player games).xI dunno, I recall there are a bunch of great offline games like Half-Life 2 and Portal, but it's been ages since I used steam.xI was going off my own experience when I had no net for 2 weeks ;p.
I could log on for a few days until I got the "You must login warning XD).xMaybe, Steam now is very different from when I had a good PC and used to use it 5-10 years ago. It's always good to get a couple offline PC games, maybe some not available on Steam? I got FallOut 1 & 2 recently (Retail), and I'm hyped to play it.......one dayxMaybe, Steam now is very different from when I had a good PC and used to use it 5-10 years ago. It's always good to get a couple offline PC games, maybe some not available on Steam? I got FallOut 1 & 2 recently (Retail), and I'm hyped to play it.......one day
You have a lot of DS/GBA games! Why so many handheld games?xI have more PSP and GBC games too - cheaper and I've always gotten portables before I buy home consoles.
Planning to get a 3DS this year and a Vita next year.
Wont be buying a Wii-U until 2015 and a PS4 maybe in 2016 or 2017 (depends on the price).xBut that is going to change now since PC/Steam games are so cheap :)
I've gotten like 30-40 games within a year or so (and I only started to do PC gaming *-*!)xSteam is first cheap, but I usually play Japanese games which aren't available on Steam.
Your console plan sounds similar to mine, I'm waiting on a 3DS redesign (I need more battery life, and I want better colours for the XL), so I might get one this or next year. I plan to get a Wii U in a year or two, depends on when X releases, and how long it takes me to work on my Wii/PS3/360 backlog. I just bought a PSP last year though, and nothing on Vita interests me much, so Vita won't be until the end of the gen, and PS4 is likely 2015/2016, after a price cut, and games get cheaper.xSteam is fairly cheap* I don't have a PC, I run linex, but I think I'm replacing my aging PC Tower, so I might invest in some Steam Games.xActually Steam does have Japanese games.
There's also renewed support for Japanese releases on Steam - there's been some other non-rpg Japanese released games such as Devil May Cry and Resident Evil on Steam.
XSEED is a huge supporter and http://www.siliconera.com/2012/09/07/valve-contacted-japanese-developers-to-bring-their-games-to-steam/
I'm waiting/hoping for a good bundle for the XL or new colors at least - if not I'll probably get the red one.
I want a Vita but the memory card prices and the fact that Japan had a price cut turns me away, otherwise I would of gotten it cause there's a couple of games I already want and are coming out.
Nothing too exciting for me to get on the Wii-U, will be waiting for SSB4 and the next 3D Mario game before even buying it at all - gonna wait for a price cut or better bundles in time for Black Friday in the year I purchase a Wii-U. Buying it now would only mean to pick up dust ;p.
You can play some games on Linux but its a far smaller selection ;p
Windows ftw!xWindows doesn't work on my laptop because I friend the motherboard having it plugged in on a thunderstorm. I can't load Windows Bio's anymore, but Linex uses less, and simpler Bio's then Windows, so Linex runs fine, up to version 10 (which is equivalent to Windows Vista).
Yes Steam has Japanese games, but nothing by Nintendo or Sony, lol. Playstation's and Nintendo's get better Japanese games, and very few good Japanese games are PC only.
I'm the same about Vita and 3DS, but like I said I just got a PSP, so I'm in no rush for a Vita. You've already held off buying a 3DS for so long, don't make that wait all in vain! I refuse to buy a Blue or Red 3DS XL, especially since Europe has the solid Black, Solid White, and Grey/Black Models. I think it's only a matter of time before we get it, and I dunno about you, but I need the better battery.
I'm on the same stance for Wii U, but since I have such a huge backlog, I'll get it Black Friday 2014.xWell regardless of whether steam has few jrpgs or not I can get half of all the games I want that is on PS3/Xbox360 on PC for cheap ;p.
Any jRPG that comes out on Steam I will get it for sure *-*!
I wish there were more colors for the 3DS, my NDS is black and I wouldnt mind getting another black one. That Zelda 3DS was awesome but its regular and not XL :(.
Wii-U if the price is right and the games are the ones that interest me I might get it in BF 2014 maybe or else BF 2015.xYou don't mind owning digital copies of games? I like owning hard copies, and I'd argue hard copies are cheaper because good JRPG's increase in value with age and rarity, so if you get them cheap, you most likely can sell them at a profit or at least break even, down the road.
e.g. I have about 5 copies of XenoBlade, 2 I paid $50, 3 I paid $40 for. One is my copy, and the rest I plan to sell. Currently the game is selling for $90-100 on eBay because it was discontinued so prematurely. That's about $200 a profit if I sell now.
And yea, I hear you about the 3DS, it sucks that Europe gets the nicer ones. My DS is the "Electric Blue" original model, which isn't bad, but my GBA SP is solid silver, and I kinda want a solid white or solid black model now.xDigital only on PC and DRM only on Steam. I might get Origin just for Mass Effect though.
I'm not planning to get anything on PSN, XBLA, or Nintendo's E-shop cause I dont trust anything on "temporary" platforms. I feel more secured on PC cause if my PC breaks down I can always re-install my games on another PC (something that I will always have but I dont plan to have multiple number of the same console).
I like owning physical copies too but for only consoles.
I dont plan to sell my games anymore ;p. They are priceless to me.
And oh wow nice that you got multiple copies of Xenoblade I heard they sell for high price and I'm sure it'll go up again in the future :).
xThe rumor about the Wii VC transferring and the fact that PS3 PSN games dont transfer to PS4 is also another reason why I dont want to invest on digital games on console platforms ;p.
What anime is that main character from?xNo anime - its a original character according to Google images lol.xLooks kinda like the Demon King from Maouyuu.xIt isnt her - I checked ;o.
It leads to uhh...something that is NSFW l0l.xIt would appear to same for me.....looks like a character from Catherinexwhich character? ;oxI meant that the art style looks like it belongs in Catherine, but it does also look like the waitress Erica
To add Pandora's Tower, go to you profile, select the games tab, in the box that says "Add Game" type in Pandora's Tower. It should appear on a list, and click "My Games." If a game which released (like Halo 4) does not have a "My Games" button, click "Track" and then from your Tracked Games list click "Add to Collection" next to the game. P.S. Happy Birthday!xThankyou Michael!
I never realized this, but I'm used to life in Big Cities. Toronto is the 5th biggest city in North America, smaller then Mexico City, Manhattan, LA, and just barely Chicago. I've spent most of my life in Toronto, Manhattan, Montreal (8th), Ottawa (24th) Wow, now wonder I just said Denver I associated Denver as a small town (54th largest in NA).
My statement of Denver was opinion based, and thank you for pointing out I was wrong. I went to Denver once, only for a day while I traveled the Rockies, and I thought it was similar to Calgary because....well they looked similar when I went to both LOL. I never stated that Denver was Republican, but I did think it was. In the last election, I know Denver went Democrat, but prior, wasn't it a Democrat state?xI knew about the Meth problem because of the Meth murals. I've never seen anything like that before, buildings with painting about why drugs are bad. Especially meth, where I live Meth isn't a problem, so to see it being painted on murals was quite shocking.xAh sorry, ignore that last sentence. It should say--------------------- "In the last election, I know Denver went Democrat, but prior, wasn't it a Republican state?"xSince you asked for some clarification, Denver and Colorado are shifting more heavily Democrat while remaining extremely divided politically. Denver has been predominately Democrat for at least 8 years. Before the last two elections, the city and state leaned more heavily Republican as at that time it was primarily a White area. The Meth problem is common in all of the Western United states, but to be more specific it is is common in poor areas throughout the states, Denver is not a very impoverished city as compared to Detroit, but it certainly has it's poor areas. Denver is also much larger than Calgary so other than them both being located close to the Rocky mountains there are few similarities. The city is heavily Hispanic not almost all White. Again I do not care what you think of Denver, but when you write mostly false information about it then associate heavily with meth as your main way to describe it you are approaching bullshit levels of understanding the city as you clearly were trying to associate it with drugs and American conservatism. I am not aware of meth problems in Canada, nor other drug issues, but I do know meth is associated with poverty. The poor man's cocaine. Either way, that is as much as I should say since you asked. Colorado is the third highest tourist state in the country and one of the most popular in regards to places Americans wish they could live so despite some drug, Alcohol problems for sure it is amongst the most desirable places to live in the US for fitness and beauty.xI just want to say that I made my comparison between Calgary and Denver, not because of drugs, that was a joke, and not because of how much oil Calgary exports, I didn't think Denver exported oil. I made the comparison based on culture. When I went to Denver, it kinda reminded me of Calgary because almost everyone I saw was white (In both city's 70% of people are white, I just checked), and everyone was driving pick up trucks. Plus there was do dense city core like In Toronto, LA, or Manhattan, and it felt fairly republican there. CNN also said Denver was Republican, but I guess they meant before Obama's term, not just the recent election. I wasn't saying false facts, none whatsoever----Also what's a white Hispanic? I've seen the term in various statistics, but I have no clue what it is.-----Denver is quite a bit smaller then Calgary by Population BTW, your wrong on this factoid. Calgary has a population of over 1 million, Denver is about 600,000.-----As for your rant about meth, what's your point? I was making a joke, but if you're going to be serious about it, meth is a problem in Denver, and it's also a problem in Calgary. I'm not saying those two cities are where the problem is worst, but I know because of giant murals all over Denver, that it's a big issue there.----I didn't once lie, and just so you know, I wasn't attacking or criticizing Denver, it's just the most Right Wing city I've been to which I could relate to a Calgary, so I used it as a comparison.