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Alkibiádēs said:
deskpro2k3 said:

The dude didn't have to apologize at all for talking figuratively. Besides the Iwata comment, everything is on point.

Is that why the Switch is currently #1 and #16 on Amazon despite being sold at $420?

is that why the WiiU is such a smashing success?



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deskpro2k3 said:
Alkibiádēs said:

Is that why the Switch is currently #1 and #16 on Amazon despite being sold at $420?

is that why the WiiU is such a smashing success?

What does that have to do with anything? Stop moving goal-posts lol. 



"The strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must" - Thoukydides

He never intended to disrespect Iwata. His attack was purely on Nintendo. It was tasteless with respect to Nintendo whom he figuratively accused of indirectly killing Iwata due to stubbornness.

But yeah "Let's misinterpret his words, exploit Iwata's sad death and use it to attack him"

He may have said some stupid and inaccurate things, but Oddworld is an amazing series and possibly my favorite franchise from a western developer. Deserves to sell 10x more.



Alkibiádēs said:
Darashiva said:
Poor choice of words regarding Iwata, but I don't see anything wrong with the rest of what he's saying. He's correct in that some of Nintendo's way of thinking is outdated and needs to change. Of course, he was clearly wrong when he said that he thinks the Switch will be unsuccessful, but so what? That was just his opinion. People have been wrong about things like that on almost every new console that's released, so I don't see why that would matter to anyone.

He was wrong about:

- The specs of the Switch (he said it only had 2GB of RAM when it has 4GB)

- Nintendo using cartridges being a mistake: did he forget about the PSP fiasco with the UMD? Rampant piracy, awful loading times, easy to break, etc.

- The Switch being unsuccesful. It was already obvious by April that the Switch would be a success. 

- He was wrong (and distasteful about Iwata)

- He's wrong about Nintendo not advertising games unless they release on the same date as other versions. 

- He's wrong when he says the Wii wasn't succesful. 

-The specs of a console isn't really something  major to get riled up about. He was wrong about them. I don't see any reason to really care about that.

-Using cartridges could have been a mistake since you can never really tell these things beforehand. How does the PSP relate to this? None of the other current home console's use cartridges besides the Switch either.

-The success of a console is never set in stone even after release. Many console's that have had excellent launches and a lot of hype surrounding them before and during release have gone on to fail in the end. I don't think the Switch will fail, but it's never a certain thing that a console will be a success in the long run.

-I already said what he said about Iwata was a poor choice of words, so yeah, I agree on that.

-I have no clue about Nintendo's advertising, so can't really say much about that. 

-Where did he say the Wii wasn't successful? I only read that he said it wasn't the best environment for many third party developers, which is correct. If he did say that somewhere, then yeah he's wrong.

Maybe he talked some of these things in the video, but I don't have the time or really even the interest to watch the whole thing. 



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Alkibiádēs said:
deskpro2k3 said:

is that why the WiiU is such a smashing success?

What does that have to do with anything? Stop moving goal-posts lol. 

 if you want to get technical lets see how far that success goes with minimal third party support. I mean look at the charts, PS4 is already out selling the NS globally.



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deskpro2k3 said:
Alkibiádēs said:

What does that have to do with anything? Stop moving goal-posts lol. 

 if you want to get technical lets see how far that success goes with minimal third party support. I mean look at the charts, PS4 is already out selling the NS globally.

Please, lets not turn this into a flamming war or just posting to get under people skins.The Wii U had nothing to do with what he was talking about.If you cant keep it civil, please just dont comment.



And that is why twitter sucks. Takes like 7 tweets to barely put out anything.



deskpro2k3 said:
Alkibiádēs said:

What does that have to do with anything? Stop moving goal-posts lol. 

 if you want to get technical lets see how far that success goes with minimal third party support. I mean look at the charts, PS4 is already out selling the NS globally.

You and everyone else saying this know very well why this is the case, and it's not due to lack of demand on the Switch's part.

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OT: The guy is entitled to his opinion, but I think the apology was warranted when it comes to his tasteless assessment of Iwata.



deskpro2k3 said:
Alkibiádēs said:

What does that have to do with anything? Stop moving goal-posts lol. 

 if you want to get technical lets see how far that success goes with minimal third party support. I mean look at the charts, PS4 is already out selling the NS globally.

Vgchartz are just made up numbers and Switch is suffering from supply constraints. Look on Amazon, they just got a re-stock. Switch is dominating despite being much more expensive than the PS4. 

Just because Sony can't support a system without third party support doesn't mean Nintendo can't. 



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