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DKC Tropical Freeze is a mainstream game

It should have sold better 156 47.85%
 
Sales proves nothing 76 23.31%
 
Sales = Metacritic 27 8.28%
 
I wanted DK64-2 62 19.02%
 
Total:321

Just release a 250$ wiiU mk8 bundle. I never expected DK to move consoles, but MK might if it comes with a wiiu price drop.



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I tell you..."fanaticism" should be a medical condition... :-/

I looked at the headline for the poll, "DKC is a mainstream game". This is utterly ridiculous. I think fans (& Nintendo) needs to take a SERIOUS evaluation at their place at the home console table, and WHY they're losing their seat. "Mainstream" doesn't buy a $300+ system for a niche genre (which platformers also has a stigma of being cheap) filled with characters that have been spammed for over 2.5 decades! An HONEST assessment and vision of the marketplace is what's needed. And that, I might add, usually comes from FIRING. By them NOT firing, Nintendo is saying they will keep doing more of the same. And that's fine. But that's not "mainstream". And won't bring mainstream sales. Bayonetta 2, Monster Hunter, and X are BABYSTEPS in the right direction, but ultimately...there's a PERCEPTION problem in the House of Nintendo, and it's fans, apparently...

 

EDIT: It doesn't matter if it's DKC, Mario Kart 8, another Kirby game, or making JackEFFinBlack a hidden character in Smash Brothers.  A culture change is what's needed...



jlmurph2 said:
Im not understanding why people believe DKCTF will move consoles. Dont the platform lovers already have a Wii U because of the Mario games? Would DKC fans really be a different crowd from the platforming Mario fans?

This...



I'm sorry, but this hyperbole bullshit gets old. DKC has never been HUGE in Japan, even back on the SNES, so gauging the game's success, or it's affect on sales, in JAPAN, is incredibly pointless.



Soundwave said:

It's a much better game than NSMBU ... NSMBU wasn't even that bad, the presentation was just bland.

DKC: TF has really nice graphics (mmm, never want to play Nintendo games in SD again) and an incredible soundtrack for starters.

The game is hard though. Stay away if you can't handle dying. 


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DevilRising said:
I'm sorry, but this hyperbole bullshit gets old. DKC has never been HUGE in Japan, even back on the SNES, so gauging the game's success, or it's affect on sales, in JAPAN, is incredibly pointless.

Donkey Kong Country sold 3 million in Japan, thats pretty huge.



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DevilRising said:
I'm sorry, but this hyperbole bullshit gets old. DKC has never been HUGE in Japan, even back on the SNES, so gauging the game's success, or it's affect on sales, in JAPAN, is incredibly pointless.

How about now?



Less than 68k and Wii U already below 8k.
Looks like MK8 its Wii U last hope.



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Fusioncode said:
Rogerioandrade said:
Was it supposed to move consoles ??? pffffff...

The previous entry sold a million units in Japan. So yes it should have done a lot better. 

I agree that it should have done better, but the Wii had a better install base at that time, right?

Still, DK is not the type of game that would make people buy a WiiU just to play it. 



Pavolink said:
Less than 68k and Wii U already below 8k.
Looks like MK8 its Wii U last hope.


No, Bayonetta 2 will win the day. Along with announcements and awkward Directs. Obviously.