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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
Anfebious said:
The problem is the Wii U, no game will make rebound this system. Not MK8, not SSBU. The problem is the damn console and until the Wii U ends it's life for good you will see franchise after franchise bombing. No Metroid or Zelda is going to change that.


Agree. And that's why I want Nintendo to develop games, just like the GC era, for the low userbase. Despite low HW sales for GC, SW numbers were very good. But that's not happening with the Wii U and looks like DK was not a game that people were interested.

I eat crow on 3DFlop thought. It didn't move consoles, but it was very well sold in the userbase with a 30% attach rate.



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g911turbo said:
morenoingrato said:
Pavolink said:

Retro PR teach us that they choose DK franchise over others ones, but sales have proved that consumers choice is to ignore the game.

If you are going to bring up a Metroid game, I can assure you, it would have sold just as badly, nevermind a new IP.

The blame for the sales failure is directed at the WiiU itself, not the game.


Starting to agree with this.  The Wii U is just too expensive for what it is.  I'm not dogging the tablet, but rather the fact that Nintendo has poor 3rd part support, minus some shoddy porting efforts (even those are starting to go away).

I think Nintendo either needs a price cut (and to take a loss in the short term), or be content with slow sales at a profit/break even (where they are now).  The last sentence assumes we don't count R&D into the equation, simply HW costs.  Not sure what they were thinking releasing the Wii U at 3-350. 

 

Wii U sales for 250-275 out the door sell out in minutes (the more than a handful I've seen can move 1000-5000 units very fast), dare I say as fast as the PS4.  Nintendo needs to make that permanent.

The Wii U is not to expensive for what it is. People THINK it is to expensive for what it is. It is more this gen then it gets credit for.



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Pavolink said:
Anfebious said:
The problem is the Wii U, no game will make rebound this system. Not MK8, not SSBU. The problem is the damn console and until the Wii U ends it's life for good you will see franchise after franchise bombing. No Metroid or Zelda is going to change that.


Agree. And that's why I want Nintendo to develop games, just like the GC era, for the low userbase. Despite low HW sales for GC, SW numbers were very good. But that's not happening with the Wii U and looks like DK was not a game that people were interested.

I eat crow on 3DFlop thought. It didn't move consoles, but it was very well sold in the userbase with a 30% attach rate.


Let's wait to see how DK does though. You said the same thing about 3DFlop on it's first week and you are eating crow now.



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rolltide101x said:
g911turbo said:
morenoingrato said:
Pavolink said:

Retro PR teach us that they choose DK franchise over others ones, but sales have proved that consumers choice is to ignore the game.

If you are going to bring up a Metroid game, I can assure you, it would have sold just as badly, nevermind a new IP.

The blame for the sales failure is directed at the WiiU itself, not the game.


Starting to agree with this.  The Wii U is just too expensive for what it is.  I'm not dogging the tablet, but rather the fact that Nintendo has poor 3rd part support, minus some shoddy porting efforts (even those are starting to go away).

I think Nintendo either needs a price cut (and to take a loss in the short term), or be content with slow sales at a profit/break even (where they are now).  The last sentence assumes we don't count R&D into the equation, simply HW costs.  Not sure what they were thinking releasing the Wii U at 3-350. 

 

Wii U sales for 250-275 out the door sell out in minutes (the more than a handful I've seen can move 1000-5000 units very fast), dare I say as fast as the PS4.  Nintendo needs to make that permanent.

The Wii U is not to expensive for what it is. People THINK it is to expensive for what it is. It is more this gen then it gets credit for.

I'm not talking about the HW.  I'm talking 3rd party support, so SW.  When you buy a PS4 for 400, you are getting the best of what almost every 3rd party has to offer in terms of SW.

I have a Wii U and Xbox One.  I haven't bought a PS4 yet because the 1st part games are not there yet.  But I am tempted just because I can get the best versions of games like AC4, Tomb Raider, etc.



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Was it supposed to move consoles ??? pffffff...



"In Japan" is missing from the title pavolink. But i guess you wanted max dramatic effect for another oh so original Wii U doom thread



Pavolink said:
AZWification said:

Tropical Freeze  should have  been released in December just in time for the holiday season. Somebody has dun guffed.


It was delayed to disguise the drought. I guess they failed.

Exactly. So, not only are we  still stuck with an annoying drought, but Tropical Freeze missed  out on some good sales during the holiday season in all  important    regions.. Damn.. Is like Nintendo  is not able to do  almost anything right these days..



                
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wow, you know nintendo is in trouble when even nintendo fans arent buying your games

I mean the already small list just keeps getting crossed out with each title, Im afraid mario kart will be the same



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. 



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