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Some of you are way too low on Wii's final sales numbers.

Its already above 95m. When WiiU launches, Wii will probably be dropped in price again and still sell another 5-8m by end of this year. It will remain on shelves for at least another two years before it becomes scarce or fully pulled from market. That should enable it to get at least another 10-12m between various bundles and people just buying it because it so cheap.

Have to keep in mind some people don't own any machine or will replace aging machines. Additionally, even at $99 it will be a profitable sale for Nintendo, so they will continue to produce it until sales dry up and cost to manufacture starts to have no margin.

It should realistically reach the 115m mark when its all said and done.



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superchunk said:

Some of you are way too low on Wii's final sales numbers.

Its already above 95m. When WiiU launches, Wii will probably be dropped in price again and still sell another 5-8m by end of this year. It will remain on shelves for at least another two years before it becomes scarce or fully pulled from market. That should enable it to get at least another 10-12m between various bundles and people just buying it because it so cheap.

Have to keep in mind some people don't own any machine or will replace aging machines. Additionally, even at $99 it will be a profitable sale for Nintendo, so they will continue to produce it until sales dry up and cost to manufacture starts to have no margin.

It should realistically reach the 115m mark when its all said and done.

If that is indeed what happens then I would wholeheartedly agree with you! Isn't the Wii already 99 dollars at Walmarts though? Cannot go down much more. Maybe 89.99 there, and everywhere else down to 99.99 including bundles. Wait for this Christmas or a little after I would say.



spurgeonryan said:
superchunk said:

Some of you are way too low on Wii's final sales numbers.

Its already above 95m. When WiiU launches, Wii will probably be dropped in price again and still sell another 5-8m by end of this year. It will remain on shelves for at least another two years before it becomes scarce or fully pulled from market. That should enable it to get at least another 10-12m between various bundles and people just buying it because it so cheap.

Have to keep in mind some people don't own any machine or will replace aging machines. Additionally, even at $99 it will be a profitable sale for Nintendo, so they will continue to produce it until sales dry up and cost to manufacture starts to have no margin.

It should realistically reach the 115m mark when its all said and done.

If that is indeed what happens then I would wholeheartedly agree with you! Isn't the Wii already 99 dollars at Walmarts though? Cannot go down much more. Maybe 89.99 there, and everywhere else down to 99.99 including bundles. Wait for this Christmas or a little after I would say.

No, its $149 everywhere. The $99 thing was a xmas holiday sale only.... and it did very well.



BasilZero said:

I wish they would make a GCN/Wii Dual Pack for Fire Emblem (both GCN and Wii versions together) and release it for the Wii-U in HD, I would so get it!

 

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Official Mario Kart 8 Thread:

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=162055&page=1#

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The Wii is not dead yet! Nintendo can keep dropping its price until it reaches $50 or so, and still make a profit by selling ancient yet popular software. 3rd parties will continue making shovelware and multiplat games for it until at least 2014. And if Just Dance 4 comes out on the Wii, expect one last 5+ million seller.

I made a bet with JoeTheBro on February 19, 2014. I say the 3DS will outsell the PS4 at least one month in 2014, he says the 3DS won't. Whoever is right gets to control the other person's sig for a month.

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Latest issue of Game Informer comes with free Kid Icarus: Uprising AR card


Thanks to Camacho for the heads up!






The multiple spelling/grammar errors in Resident Evil: Revelations
I don't pretend to be the world's foremost authority on spelling/grammar/punctuation. That's painfully obvious here on GoNintendo. With that said, I do see the irony in pointing out even more typos and spelling errors in Resident Evil: Revelations.

While the box spine featured the biggest error by far, there are some other hiccups in the game itself. It's not just spelling issues, but incorrect word usage as well. For example, at one point in the game you happen upon the line, “Not good. Your losing blood.” Close to the right usage, but incorrect nonetheless.

If you'd like to learn about more of these type of issues in Revelations, hit up this feature.
“Instead of button-mashing clichés, Pandora’s Tower champions strategic finesse.” We go hands on with the new Wii RPG

Pandoras Tower artwork

Animal rights campaigners PETA are becoming (in)famous for targeting what they believe to be unethical videogames. Cooking Mama’s pro-meat agenda came under fire in their Mama Kills Animals spoof, while Mario earned their ire for allegedly promoting fur by wearing his raccoon suit. But nothing PETA cook up (so to speak) can put us off the flesh like Pandora’s Tower. Meat isn’t murder in Ganbarion’s hack-and-slasher. Meat is disgusting.

The synopsis for Pandora’s Tower reads like one of David Cronenberg’s body horrors: branded with the ‘Mark of the Beast’, a young girl must scoff raw monster hearts to suppress her own demonic mutation into a… slug… thing. When we first meet Elena she’s already peckish, as evidenced by the slurping tendrils growing from her back. It’s an unusually grotesque setup for a Nintendo-published title. We’re used to games kicking off with stolen cakes, not disfigured ladies. At least it gives the game dramatic impetus from the outset.

In Pandora’s Tower we get to play best friend/impromptu butcher Aeron. He delivers monster organs harvested from inside the titular tower. Very much the hunter-gatherer. Or should that be hunter-gatherer-puker? Watching Elena chew on raw entrails is grim stuff. She chokes, retches and weeps gloopy tears as she gulps down blubbery mouthfuls. Where’s Mary Poppins and her spoonful of sugar when you need her? It helps the medicine go down, you know. And failing that, Aeron could easily harvest the batty nanny’s entrails.

Pandoras Tower screenshot

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Organ grinding
Murdering a cherished children’s icon? The fact we’d go to such hypothetical extremes is down to Pandora’s Tower’s manipulative hook: the longer Aeron spends finding a cure, the further Elena descends into illness. The entire game is played to a ticking clock – that circular meter in the left-hand corner of the screen. The further it fills, the more slugified Elena becomes. Spend all day larking about in the tower and she begins to resemble the melting man at the end of Robocop. And you don’t want to come home to that after a busy day of towering.

It’s here that Ganbarion’s nifty RPG element kicks in. Limited inventory space asks Aeron to balance power against defence, and weigh both against the space available for carrying stuff. A healthy Aeron is no good if he can’t fit meat in his bag. Do you try and push through the towers in one epic dash or retreat back to the base to upgrade items with a strange goblin trainer, Graiai? Popping back home lets you dose Elena with scraps torn from minor enemy fodder, but only a boss heart can eliminate the disease for good. It’s surprisingly thoughtful stuff for a hack-and-slash actioner.

More at the link. That is almost worth a thread, but someone else can do it if they come in here and see it.

http://www.nintendo-gamer.net/2012/03/05/pandoras-tower-gameplay-features/

 

 

 

 

 

Assassin's Creed 3 Wii U: Why you should be excited
Asassin's Creed fan Steve Hogarty introduces you to this amazing action series
Posted by Steve Hogarty | 5-Mar-2012
It's been whole minutes since Assassin's Creed 3 Wii U was confirmed, enough time for us to cartwheel through six different emotions before collapsing to the floor in an exhausted heap. "But what's an Assassin's Creed?" some of you howl - and quite rightly too: while there have been Assassin's Creed spin-offs on DS, it's not a series that's ever touched down on a Nintendo home console, so to suddenly be faced with this deafening wall of appreciation and anticipation for the third in the series might be confounding to the uninitiated. So here's the gist of the series so far, and why you should be spinning your pants around above your head in excitement right now.

Assassin's Creed
The first Assassin's Creed tells the story of Altair, a member of the brotherhood of assassins operating in the Middle East circa the 12th century Crusades. The ancient cities of Jerusalem, Acre and Damascus are three sprawling, open urban areas around which you can sprint, run and jump in 'parkour' style - that is, fluidly bouncing from rooftop to ledge to parapet like a hyperactive chimpanzee or talented Frenchman.

Assassin's Creed


You were a skilled assassin, capable of blending into the cities' bustling, crowded streets to become invisible, stalking and patiently tracking your targets before pouncing and sinking your wrist-mounted blade into their soft, fleshy jugulars.

As you played you uncovered a insidious conspiracy in which the Templars are vying for power by acquiring ancient, mysterious artefacts called Pieces of Eden.

Except you weren't really Altair. You were in fact his descendent, Desmond Miles, living in modern times and being held captive by the nefarious Abstergo Industries. These guys have developed the Animus, a techno-magical bed that allows the user to access his own genetic memories.

It's through the Animus that Desmond relives the lives of his assassin ancestors, and as you play it becomes clear that Abstergo are acting as agents of the modern day Templar organisation. Still bent on retrieving the Pieces of Eden, they intend to use your memories to lead them straight to the resting places of these artefacts.

Assassin's Creed 2
Assassin's Creed 2 sees Desmond escape Abstergo and, using the Animus of a group of modern day assassins, relive the memories of another of his great, great, great assassin grandparents - Ezio Auditore.

Asassin's Creed 2


Assassin's Creed 2 was far more open-ended than the first game, with a more complex combat system and the ability to upgrade locations around Italy.

Upgrading and managing your family's villa would earn you an income, which could be spent on new weapons and armour. The variety in missions was expanded and more side missions were introduced, as well as wholly interior challenge sections that demanded careful navigation of hidden catacombs and crypts. It was, in all, a far better game than the original.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
The sequel earned itself to further, non-numbered sequels. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood introduced the ability to recruit assassins into your guild, train them up and call them into battle at any time. You could also send them on missions around Europe.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood


As a sort of nested-sequel, you once again leapt into the brain of Ezio Auditore, although now the setting was all of Rome rather than a chunk of Italian countryside - to date the series' finest setting, as the city's most famous landmarks were reproduced in stunning detail.

Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Assassin's Creed: Revelations formed the last part of the 'Assassin's Creed 2 trilogy' and was, as far as the other games are concerned, not a great advancement for the series. It concluded Ezio's story as he travels to Constantinople to stab a bunch of bad guys, adding some odd new features: such as a tower defence mini-game, some strange first-person Desmond bits, and grenades. Clearly, given the tepid reaction, the Assassin's Creed audience were ready for a true sequel.

Asassin's Creed: Revelations


Assassin's Creed 3 Wii U
Which brings us to today, and the announcement of Assassin's Creed 3 Wii U. Now set during the American Revolution, it tells the story of Connor, the son of a Native American and an Englishman who likes to get really choppy with his Tomohawk and pistol. Historical characters such as George 'Bloke off the Money' Washington are set to appear, the game engine is all-new and the trailer hints at a more rural setting in which to deal death, with Connor darting nimbly through tree branches and infilitrating colonial towns.
I have always wanted to play one of these games. So now I am very excited! Long live the Wii U!

Who Needs Wedding Rings When You Have A 3DS?
This 3DS-assisted marriage proposal shows off the true purpose behind Nintendo's handheld gaming system, which is considered an aphrodisiac in many countries.


Dare you not to "dawww."

 

 

 

Europe - First 3D Shaun the Sheep episode coming to Nintendo 3DS
5th March 2012 – The first exclusive 3D episode of Shaun the Sheep will be available this coming Wednesday, 7th March, and only Nintendo 3DS owners can receive the episodes via Nintendo Video. As part of a partnership between Nintendo and the multi-award winning Aardman Animations, the creators of Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit, Nintendo 3DS owners will receive the brand new 3D SpotPass content for free.

Nintendo and Aardman will be releasing 15 clips featuring Shaun and his flock embarking on brand new adventures, available in 3D for the first time. All of your farmyard favourites are featured in the series including Shaun, Timmy, Bitzer, the Farmer and the flock, and each week you will be able to watch them like never before via Nintendo 3DS.

The first episode is available to receive via SpotPass from 7th March and sees Shaun and the gang heading out for a relaxing picnic; unfortunately the Farmer’s fishing trip in the adjacent field is set to spoil their tranquil meal.

To view the Shaun the Sheep episodes, make sure you have downloaded the free Nintendo Video application from Nintendo eShop. The exclusive clips can then be received via the SpotPass feature whenever your Nintendo 3DS is connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi, even when your Nintendo 3DS is in Sleep Mode. There are now thousands of public Wi-Fi hotspots across Europe, meaning that you can even get Shaun the Sheep while you are on the go.

Nintendo Video brings music videos, exclusive comedy, animation, and action to your Nintendo 3DS. Every week, new 2D and 3D videos will be delivered to your Nintendo 3DS via the SpotPass feature. But the videos won't stay long - don’t hang around or you might miss them. To start watching, download Nintendo Video from Nintendo eShop today!

The first of 15 3D Shaun the Sheep clips is available from 7th March 2012, with one further episode launching each week. For more information on Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Video and SpotPass, visit the official Nintendo 3DS website. For information on performing a system update, visit our dedicated Support section on system updates!

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Japan - Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D's launch at Hooters


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Etrian Odyssey IV - promo trailer

 

Community Choice: Best Mario Kart Item

 

 

 

Next Theatrhythm Final Fantasy DLC detailed

March 5th, 2012 Posted in 3DS, News, Posted by Valay

The following songs will be available as DLC in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy starting on March 8:

Matoya no Doukutsu (FF, field stage)
Battle 1 (FFIII, battle stage)
Archylte Steppe (FFXIII, field stage)
Warera Kitareri (Final Fantasy Type-0, battle stage)

“Warera Kitareri” will be the first song in the game that doesn’t come from a numbered Final Fantasy title.

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Tecmo Koei gets new software division head
- Hisashi Koinuma has been promoted to head of the company's software division
- Koinuma has been producer on many games in the Musou/Warriors games
- position was formerly held by CEO Yoichi Erikawa
- Erikawa will stay on as CEO
- Koinuma will retain his position as head of the company's Second Software Division in Tokyo
- Koinuma will also be promoted to head of the company's Kyoto development divisions
- change takes effect on April 1st

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Well there is more, but the post is about to burst, and I have a feeling that Nintendo pie should be here soon since he is off of school around this time.


Salnax said:
The Wii is not dead yet! Nintendo can keep dropping its price until it reaches $50 or so, and still make a profit by selling ancient yet popular software. 3rd parties will continue making shovelware and multiplat games for it until at least 2014. And if Just Dance 4 comes out on the Wii, expect one last 5+ million seller.


Well I am sure that you saw the Ilovegiggs thread today. Just Dance 3 is still going crazy on the wii. Mario Party I think will be big as well! Too bad Rthym Heaven is struggling though. The Last Story did well in Europe, and Xenoblade will do great in North America. Anyone wanna say over 200,000 in America alone for Xenoblade? So the Wii has a ways, just when will the end be is the question.

 

Also how much is the PS2 in most places? Still 79.99.



spurgeonryan said:

Also how much is the PS2 in most places? Still 79.99.


I haven't seen a PS2 in a retail store in years.



Hmm..The editing in my last big post did not work out too well. Sorry about that everyone, sometimes the html just does not want to work with me.

 

 

 

New Characters for Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Now Available - pics, 3-in-1 trailer, screens



Check out more screens, packaging and portal pics in our Flickr set

Lightning Rod is a celebrity among the Skylanders and joins Whirlwind and Sonic Boom to the roster of available air element characters. His primary attack, the lightning bolt, packs a powerful zap, while his secondary attack - grand lightning summoning - can take out a wider range of baddies.

Sunburn is part dragon and part phoenix, making him one of the most unique creatures in Skylands. Sunburn hails from the fire element and although he can breathe flames like the best of them, he can also teleport to protect himself. Sunburn rounds out the line-up of fire characters, joining Ignitor, Flameslinger and Eruptor.

Zook is a life character and comes locked and loaded with a bazooka attack. His hand-carved bamboo bazooka fires special explosive thorns and he can protect himself with his foliage barriers as he wanders throughout Skylands. Zook joins Stealth Elf and Stump Smash in the currently available line-up of life characters.

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure is now available at retailers for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC and 3DS.


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North America, Japan - 3 more TG-16 games yanked from VC
TG-16

- Bloody Wolf
- Drop Off
- Silent Debuggers

No word on why these games have been removed. Looks like the VC service is taking a lot of hits lately when it comes to titles getting yanked.

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New Toki Tori merchandise to be available next week
Coming from the Two Tribes Twitter account...

Newsflash! Toki Tori USB sticks and T-shirts to go on sale next week! Very limited quantities expected.

We've already shown you guys the USB sticks. They're almost too cute not to buy!

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Gerudo Valley metal version

 

 

 

RUMOR - NST working on new title, hiring new employee
This is part rumor and part fact. The rumor half of the story involves NST working on a new title. We don't know if it's for the 3DS or Wii U, but either would be fine with me! The fact part of the story involves NST looking to hire a senior software engineer for WebKit development. Perhaps we'll learn about this at E3 this year. Keep your fingers crossed!

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Darksiders II - two music features



 

The Smiths' 'This Charming Man' gets an NES/Super Mario Bros chiptune remix
I absolutely love The Smiths and Morrissey in general. That's why I can't get enough of this chiptune remix of one of their great tunes, This Charming Man. We've been listening to this one at the warehouse all weekend long!


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Here’s The Gorgeous Cobalt Blue Nintendo 3DS Packaging

Nintendo of Japan has released the first images of the recently announced Cobalt Blue Nintendo 3DS packaging. The Cobalt Blue Nintendo 3DS console goes on sale on March 22nd, and will retail for 15,000 yen. Nintendo Europe and Nintendo of America have yet to announce a release date for the console in their respective regions.

 

 

 

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai - inside cover


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The Cobalt Blue 3DS looks awesome! I wish I had more money. xD

Official Mario Kart 8 Thread:

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=162055&page=1#

Carl is a Piplup hater and deserves to be punished eternally.