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I hope Nintendo can sort things out, I really don't want them exiting the home console market.



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IsawYoshi said:
AZWification said:
IsawYoshi said:
Nintendo's marketing team is way of atm. They have been for a few years now. It's their biggest problem if you ask me. Haven't seen a decent commercial from them in ages.

And I like the idea of W101 as a game using NPC toys. Should have been the priority from the start, seeing as Pikmin 3 is right around the corner too.


  You know what? Nintendo should start a monster marketing campaign starting the holiday season or something for most if not every major Wii U game.  Have a Sonic cartoon to promote Sonic Lost World, air the 3DS Pikmin shorts on a cartoon channel, start a promotional Bayonetta anime and stuff like that. 

I agree. However, a big marketing push isn't needed if they do small, incremental and most importantly very good commercials to begin with. Make people want their consolens/games, and make them know what the consoles are, cause many still doesn't know about it. 

 

But we saw it with Kid Icarus Uprising that if Nintendo want's, they sure can market the heck out of a game, and the sales will show the results. I'm just hoping they will do the same with X.

      With the Wii U, a big  marketing push is needed though.  The console will  need a year until  the  doom predictions will die.



                
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AZWification said:
KHlover said:

Well, Nintendo paid for the development, so Nintendo will lose the money if the game sells bad. Still strange.

         So, Nintendo wants to lose money. The game is coming out in a few weeks in Japan/Europe/Australia and no marketing! Nintendo's marketing team needs to be FIRED.

It isn't easy to admit, but I agree. The marketing team has no idea what they are doing anymore. No ads for Nintendo products anywhere. No TV ads. Just nothing. Their big franchises don't need any advertisement besides the word of mouth, but the marketing teams seems to have forgotten that not all of Nintendo's franchises are this big >:{



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KungKras said:
Rawnchie14 said:

And this is why 3rd party developers are telling Nintendo to go blow.  Unreasonable fanboys blame the 3rd parties, but the way Nintendo is letting Platinum fizzle out on their own with weak support, tells me otherwise.  Platinum is the one big 3rd party developer to jump on the WiiU exclusive train, and they may regret it very very soon.

I love Nintendo and all of their first party games, but this behavior is foul - and the sooner folks take off the distortion goggles, we can all see it for what it is.

This has nothing to do with big publishers who can market their own games. You think Rockstar or Activision need Sony or Microsoft to advertise their games? Get real.

EDIT: Also, Platinum is a small third party. Always was. Nintendo saved them by offering to publish their games. Especially Bayonetta 2.

          What's the point of them publishing their games if they are gonna bomb? Nintendo needs to get real with the marketing. That's the reality.

I was not adressing your OP in my post. I was just lashing out at the misinformation in the post I was replying to.

Of course it's a shame that Nintendo aren't advertising their game. Nintendo has failed with a lot lately. Maybe they think Bayonetta 2 can do better, or they're just not interested in advertising others' games even if they publish them? Either way they are in the wrong.

It's even more perplexing considering how they marketed Monster Hunter Tri...



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I see this game flopping badly, unfortunately. I don't see Pikmin 3 selling much either. Well, maybe slightly more than 500k which is decent. The real tests will be 3D Mario and Donkey Kong



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I really feel bad for Platinum games. They are supporting the platform which is in desperate need of support and that's how Nintendo handles things..
Kinda off topic but I am extremely pissed off with their views on region locking aswell.. I kinda secretly want them to crash and burn a little bit in order to learn a lesson..



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KungKras said:
Rawnchie14 said:

And this is why 3rd party developers are telling Nintendo to go blow.  Unreasonable fanboys blame the 3rd parties, but the way Nintendo is letting Platinum fizzle out on their own with weak support, tells me otherwise.  Platinum is the one big 3rd party developer to jump on the WiiU exclusive train, and they may regret it very very soon.

I love Nintendo and all of their first party games, but this behavior is foul - and the sooner folks take off the distortion goggles, we can all see it for what it is.

This has nothing to do with big publishers who can market their own games. You think Rockstar or Activision need Sony or Microsoft to advertise their games? Get real.

EDIT: Also, Platinum is a small third party. Always was. Nintendo saved them by offering to publish their games. Especially Bayonetta 2.

So you pick up a struggling developer, make them make a game - just so you can smuggle a few more exclusives to your console, and then let the company burn out?

Lol, what you just stated in their defense, is even worse behavior.  Parasitic almost.



KHlover said:
AZWification said:
KHlover said:

Well, Nintendo paid for the development, so Nintendo will lose the money if the game sells bad. Still strange.

         So, Nintendo wants to lose money. The game is coming out in a few weeks in Japan/Europe/Australia and no marketing! Nintendo's marketing team needs to be FIRED.

It isn't easy to admit, but I agree. The marketing team has no idea what they are doing anymore. No ads for Nintendo products anywhere. No TV ads. Just nothing. Their big franchises don't need any advertisement besides the word of mouth, but the marketing teams seems to have forgotten that not all of Nintendo's franchises are this big >:{

            I hate to use this phrase, but " Nintendo is partying like is 1990".



                
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KungKras said:
AZWification said:
KungKras said:
Rawnchie14 said:

And this is why 3rd party developers are telling Nintendo to go blow.  Unreasonable fanboys blame the 3rd parties, but the way Nintendo is letting Platinum fizzle out on their own with weak support, tells me otherwise.  Platinum is the one big 3rd party developer to jump on the WiiU exclusive train, and they may regret it very very soon.

I love Nintendo and all of their first party games, but this behavior is foul - and the sooner folks take off the distortion goggles, we can all see it for what it is.

This has nothing to do with big publishers who can market their own games. You think Rockstar or Activision need Sony or Microsoft to advertise their games? Get real.

EDIT: Also, Platinum is a small third party. Always was. Nintendo saved them by offering to publish their games. Especially Bayonetta 2.

          What's the point of them publishing their games if they are gonna bomb? Nintendo needs to get real with the marketing. That's the reality.

I was not adressing your OP in my post. I was just lashing out at the misinformation in the post I was replying to.

Of course it's a shame that Nintendo aren't advertising their game. Nintendo has failed with a lot lately. Maybe they think Bayonetta 2 can do better, or they're just not interested in advertising others' games even if they publish them? Either way they are in the wrong.

It's even more perplexing considering how they marketed Monster Hunter Tri...

 That's what I hate. They can, but they don't want to. 



                
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pezus said:
I see this game flopping badly, unfortunately. I don't see Pikmin 3 selling much either. Well, maybe slightly more than 500k which is decent. The real tests will be 3D Mario and Donkey Kong


Yea, if those don't do well, then the alarms go off.

Although, despite the backlash of another pair of 2.5D games (instead of a more 3D Mario Galaxy type game), these games will likely do well.  They will probably be fun too.