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OneTwoThree said:
Joelcool7 said:

Honestly I think Nintendo had their priorities wrong they should have kept all the staff on MarioKart 7 and left Nintendogs for a later release. MarioKart would have been a far more impactful launch title and it could have shifted millions of 3DS units at a time when early adopters really had no software to buy.

It would have worked, but I'm not surprised Nintendo decided differently. Mario Kart is a sure hit, a game Nintendo likes to release once the launch hype is fading. A typical second wave title. But N was ill-advised to think the 3DS would sell on the 3D hardware alone (probably deceived by the overwhelmingly positive E3 response). I still think Nintendo should have had a totally new type of game available, like the Wii had Wii Sports. A really really good augmented reality game maybe. But maybe I'm wrong, seeing how 3D didn't keep people interested more than a few months... maybe a traditional N game would have been perfect, to remind people of what they DON'T get on smartphones. Mario 3D Land or Mario Kart. 


Agreed but Nintendo needs a big first party title at launch of a new console. Nintendogs just wasn't a high enough profile title to support new hardware. Nintendo needed a heavy hitter like a Mario, Zelda ,Donkey Kong, Kirby, SmashBros title launch day. New experiances are great but you need an established brand to launch new hardware as well.



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In Nintendo's defense, they did launch the 3DS with the sequel to one of the biggest hits on the DS.



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Salnax said:
In Nintendo's defense, they did launch the 3DS with the sequel to one of the biggest hits on the DS.

Yes, but if the expected early adopters are overwhelmingly male teenagers and adults, a game that sells overwhelmingly to females and children isn't exactly the perfect match.



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RolStoppable said:
Salnax said:
In Nintendo's defense, they did launch the 3DS with the sequel to one of the biggest hits on the DS.

Yes, but if the expected early adopters are overwhelmingly male teenagers and adults, a game that sells overwhelmingly to females and children isn't exactly the perfect match.

Good point. They clearly didn't think that through. The price was aimed at hardcore enthusiasts, while the "flagship title" was aimed at the expanded audience. 

Actually I wonder how Nintendo are planning to bring the Nintendogs / Brain Academy / Brain Training people to 3DS. Nintendogs&Cats is doing shockingly bad compared to the original game. 



RolStoppable said:
Salnax said:
In Nintendo's defense, they did launch the 3DS with the sequel to one of the biggest hits on the DS.

Yes, but if the expected early adopters are overwhelmingly male teenagers and adults, a game that sells overwhelmingly to females and children isn't exactly the perfect match.

Now that they've enlisted Breiber for 3DS xmas ads, that should fix the females demographic, be it a bit late.



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mhsillen said:
NightDragon83 said:
OneTwoThree said:
NightDragon83 said:
WTF is wrong with Nintendo that they only had 8 friggin people working on MK7 until earlier this year?!? This ain't the Super Nintendo! No wonder Nintendo has no games coming out... they're such cheap bastards that they won't hire more people to pump software production up, and instead pull critical development teams like Retro away from their work on (hopefully) an awesome HD game for Wii U, when Nintendo should be fully able to handle a game like MK7 in-house with no problem whatsoever.

I'm sure they weren't going to release MK7 before mid 2012. That small small team was supposed to have a lot more time for the job. But with 3DS ending up in its difficult situation, Iwata decided to release all their biggest games this holiday. Did you ever see Zelda, mainline Mario and Mario Kart in one month? And three 3DS bundles and new colors in a systems' first year? NO WAY was that what Nintendo had planned, and they're not going to be happy about it. 

Well maybe Nintendo needed to wake up and face reality... which is that people weren't gonna drop $250 on a handheld system with absolutely no compelling games just because it has a gimmicky glasses-free 3D feature.  And what a shame to have to release 3 big titles so close together... I mean imagine if M$ or Sony had to do that... oh wait, they do.   Every single year... which is why they're doing so well now, compared to Nintendo, who only release one or two notable system-sellers a year, if that.  back in '07-'08, we had Metroid, Mario, Smash, and MK all on the same system, and all within 8 months of one another.  Boy, I'd sure hate to have a lineup like that every other year... much better to release just one notable game a year and expect everyone to buy it because they're so desperate for any reason to dust off their systems.


I dont think any system is doing well 

Ahhh, you're such a kidder!

Wait... r u being sirius?



On 2/24/13, MB1025 said:
You know I was always wondering why no one ever used the dollar sign for $ony, but then I realized they have no money so it would be pointless.

pokeclaudel said:
Wow why would you start development with only 8 people on a flagship title that you know will be a hit? It should have started with at least 50 people from the start.

ALL games start development with a small staff.  You don't need 50 people working on a game when what you really need are a few key designers to come up with new track designs and new ideas to add to the gameplay.  Once the main parts of the game are designed, then you bring in a lot more people to do coding and art.  The number of people working on a game is going to grow as development moves along.



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