Alistair

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    Alistair
    • A 35 year old male gamer
    • Joined on April 11th 2018, last online on 24 May 2020.
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    Did the Nintendo Unified Strategy Work?

    in Nintendo Discussion on 31 January 2020

    Wyrdness said: 3DS is the third best selling platform in Japan in total :? saying a platform isn't going to match it is not saying much at all because getting close to it is still demolishing the competition currently around you can't concede defeat when you're destroying the only competition around. No, not total. Launch aligned cumulative sales. Take a look at that link, or the...

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    Did the Nintendo Unified Strategy Work?

    in Nintendo Discussion on 31 January 2020

    RolStoppable said: Alistair said: I am on fire today. Take a look at the front page of this website:http://www.vgchartz.com/article/442227/switch-vs-3ds-in-japanvgchartz-gap-chartsdecember-2019/Switch can't even match the 3DS never mind the DS in Japan, and Japan is Switch's top market. 3DS plus Wii U outsold the Switch. That is a fail. Leaving a market and conceding defeat is not...

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    Did the Nintendo Unified Strategy Work?

    in Nintendo Discussion on 31 January 2020

    I am on fire today. Take a look at the front page of this website:http://www.vgchartz.com/article/442227/switch-vs-3ds-in-japanvgchartz-gap-chartsdecember-2019/Switch can't even match the 3DS never mind the DS in Japan, and Japan is Switch's top market. 3DS plus Wii U outsold the Switch. That is a fail. Leaving a market and conceding defeat is not a sign of strength. The Switch is universally...

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    [Warcraft 3:Reforged] - Stuff hits the fan - Update Feb/04 - Blizz answer added

    in Gaming Discussion on 31 January 2020

    The entire concept was bizarre. All they needed to do was hire a team to bring the Warcraft 3 content into the Starcraft 2 engine, and leave the old game alone. Instead someone pitched "play them both at the same time" as if 2d and 3d games can work the same way like Starcraft remastered. I was pretty horrified when they announced it 1.5 years ago.The new game was dragged down by the old software...

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    Did the Nintendo Unified Strategy Work?

    in Nintendo Discussion on 31 January 2020

    It's a fail. They shrunk their addressable market. They replaced a successful home and mobile business with a mobile only business, and are selling worse than the 3DS but have no home console sales at all. You can't spin Nintendo leaving the market as a success. If Microsoft stopped making an Xbox, that isn't a success. ...

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    EA: "There isn't much room for other titles than 1st party on Switch"

    in Nintendo Discussion on 31 January 2020

    Well EA is exactly right. Developers don't want to make games for 2014 cell phone CPU hardware. When I was studying programming in university do you think I dreamed about working for Blizzard anymore? I don't want to work on a 15 year old game. EA makes good games for high end PCs, thank god. Imagine Nintendo made all their SNES games for the NES instead? Donkey Kong Country NES is all we got...

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    FORBES [Opinion] - Xbox Series X Vs PlayStation 5: Don't Count Microsoft Out This Generation

    in Gaming Discussion on 30 January 2020

    People are always counting out the Xbox even though everyone is buying one. Sony has all the older PS1 and PS2 buyers who just can't stop crowing about it. The Xbox has always been regional, selling in NA especially. Remember how popular the Wii was? The Xbox 360 outsold the Wii in the U.S.... I'm not counting Microsoft out, I'm more interested in the next Xbox than the PS5. My PS4 was a big...

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    Forbes (Opinion) : Why Sony Is About To Crush Microsoft All Over Again

    in Gaming Discussion on 29 January 2020

    Microsoft's Xbox 360 outsold the PS3 almost 2 to 1 in the United States. Even overall the 360 outsold the PS3 all the way until 2013 when the PS4 had launched. The PS3 definitely lost that generation, who cares Sony sold more Blu-ray players in the end (my brother in law picked up a PS3 for use as a bluray player, late in the generation).  Technically Sony sold more PS3 than the Xbox 360,...

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    Why is Sony America Kind of taking over the rest of Sony?

    in Sony Discussion on 29 January 2020

    The PS4 is the worse selling Sony home console ever, in Japan. It barely exists in Japan. Like Wii U levels (which did so badly I was the only person I know who bought one, twice as bad as the GC). And if you are doing business in Europe it still makes sense to run it from America as that is where the English is and all the people from different countries can get along (and immigrate missing...

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    Forbes (Opinion) : Why Sony Is About To Crush Microsoft All Over Again

    in Gaming Discussion on 29 January 2020

    First of all the Xbox is almost tied with the PS4 in North America. The Xbox One was no flop, it will outsell the NES, 3DS, SNES, and n64 in North America. Remember how many people bought the NES which was much more popular than the SNES? I see more Xbox One's in North America than there were NES. The problem for Microsoft is they are a bit regional, with PS4 dominating in Europe, and the Switch...

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    What do you want in a Switch 2?

    in Nintendo Discussion on 20 January 2020

    curl-6 said: Alistair said: It is 3 years later just like Sony felt the need to release another console, same for Nintendo. It is the same thing. The point of calling it PS4 Pro or Xbox One X is that games were back and forward compatible. Do the same thing with the Switch 2, it doesn't matter what you call it. I like Super Switch myself. The Xbox One X is 4x faster than the...

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    What do you want in a Switch 2?

    in Nintendo Discussion on 19 January 2020

    Radek said: Alistair said: Yes. Same as PS4 pro. The Switch was based on the 2014 Samsung Note 4's CPU, so actually it will have been 6 years since those ARM A57 cores released. nVidia also didn't purpose build the Tegra X1 for the Switch, it was a reject chip because 16nm was delayed. Switch the Arm A57 to Arm A76, and double the GPU cores while updating to Pascal or Turing...

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    What do you want in a Switch 2?

    in Nintendo Discussion on 19 January 2020

    Radek said: Alistair said: There's no point in waiting. 7nm tech and nVidia's new design are launching this year. We can double the PS4's CPU and equal the GPU, that sound great for $350. What? You want Nintendo to launch next gen console after barely 3 years? Yes. Same as PS4 pro. The Switch was based on the 2014 Samsung Note 4's CPU, so actually it will have...

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    What do you want in a Switch 2?

    in Nintendo Discussion on 19 January 2020

    Radek said: Alistair said: PS4 Pro is too much in the mobile space for 2020 unless it is a large device like the iPad Pro (Beating the PS4's CPU is easy, the GPU part is hard because we want to use less than 30 watts max total). We can beat the PS4 easily enough with a 7nm version of a mobile GTX 1650 max q chip however. Who knows what nVidia will launch for laptops later this...

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    What do you want in a Switch 2?

    in Nintendo Discussion on 19 January 2020

    Radek said: GPU at least as powerful as PS4 Pro from 2016. So GTX 1060 power level at least. PS4 Pro is too much in the mobile space for 2020 unless it is a large device like the iPad Pro (Beating the PS4's CPU is easy, the GPU part is hard because we want to use less than 30 watts max total). We can beat the PS4 easily enough with a 7nm version of a mobile GTX 1650 max q chip...

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    What do you want in a Switch 2?

    in Nintendo Discussion on 19 January 2020

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    What do you want in a Switch 2?

    in Nintendo Discussion on 19 January 2020

    Every time I look at this thread, it is amazing how little people know of mobile hardware. AMD announced the CPU cores for the PS5 (FIVE, NOT FOUR) in a mobile chip, running at 1.8ghz, and it only uses 15 watts. The Ryzen 4800U. Even I was surprised. https://www.amd.com/en/products/apu/amd-ryzen-7-4800u That is what is possible in 2020 with a mobile CPU. And people wonder if the next Switch can...

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    What do you want in a Switch 2?

    in Nintendo Discussion on 11 January 2020

    I think Nintendo will do market research. They will add a camera because every kid is obsessed with cameras. And they've hit the gold mine with this design and need to capitalize on it with more power as soon as possible. Soundwave is right that building your business if it is possible is the way to go. Platform totals don't mean anything. We can patch over the internet and we have platform...

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    What do you want in a Switch 2?

    in Nintendo Discussion on 09 January 2020

    EricHiggin said: Alistair said: Another quick note is most people have no idea how far AMD has come. The OG Switch's APU consumed 15 watts. AMD just announced an 8 core 16 thread Ryzen 3000 APU for laptops that is also only 15 watts. It runs at 1.8 Ghz all cores (4.2 Ghz boost) and only 15 watts. Intel just launched their 10th gen 6 core 15 watts chip, 1.1 Ghz.AMD has 2 more cores,...

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    What do you want in a Switch 2?

    in Nintendo Discussion on 08 January 2020

    Another quick note is most people have no idea how far AMD has come. The OG Switch's APU consumed 15 watts. AMD just announced an 8 core 16 thread Ryzen 3000 APU for laptops that is also only 15 watts. It runs at 1.8 Ghz all cores (4.2 Ghz boost) and only 15 watts. Intel just launched their 10th gen 6 core 15 watts chip, 1.1 Ghz. AMD has 2 more cores, and 64 percent higher clock speed and...

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