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#3961 heatfan1121   Pikmin 3 is Awesome! CAG Veteran   136 Posts   Joined 2.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 04:44 PM

Several Wii U games have been on sale for about $30-35. Monster Hunters 3 was $35 a week ago. New Super Mario Bros was 29.99 a few weeks back. Lego City Undercover, Resident Evil: Revelations, Sonic and Allstars Racing Transformed, and Need for Speed have all been in the sub $30 price range. Nintendo Land,  Assassins Creed 3, Tekken have all been sub $20.

 

If you pay attention to the deals on here, you can get good deals on the new releases too. I got Pikmin 3 for about $45 with the Amazon pre order trade in credit. 



#3962 moothemagiccow   Tall buildings shake Silenced   1075 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 07:50 PM

Complaining about high prices while posting on this site makes no sense.


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#3963 MetalSlugger   : / CAGiversary!   2636 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:19 PM

I was absolutely flabbergasted that Nintendo didn't drop most/all of their remaining first party titles to Nintendo Select pricing last holiday season.  The Wii U is fully backwards compatible, so having a huge array of $20 first party games would've helped liven up the boring hellscape that has been the post-launch release schedule.  There are still tons of Wii titles that I haven't picked up solely because they still sit at $50 MSRP.  They did it with GameCube games back at the Wii launch...makes absolutely no sense that they didn't do it this time.



#3964 ColFantastic   Ranking Officer CAGiversary!   473 Posts   Joined 2.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 12:27 AM

 

I was absolutely flabbergasted that Nintendo didn't drop most/all of their remaining first party titles to Nintendo Select pricing last holiday season.  The Wii U is fully backwards compatible, so having a huge array of $20 first party games would've helped liven up the boring hellscape that has been the post-launch release schedule.  There are still tons of Wii titles that I haven't picked up solely because they still sit at $50 MSRP.  They did it with GameCube games back at the Wii launch...makes absolutely no sense that they didn't do it this time.

 

 

Exactly! A robust library of playable games would have pushed hardware sales in my opinion. It would make me much more likely pull the trigger on a $350 system that will be blown out of the water in November when PS4 and X1 launch. I'd still like one eventually to play some of the Nintendo first party titles.

 

Complaining about high prices while posting on this site makes no sense.

 

Really? You don't think a website dedicated to making gaming as cheap as possible would have people commenting on the high prices of certain types of software? Think about it.


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#3965 DNukem170   I plan 3 times faster than other birbs! CAGiversary!   7103 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 01:10 AM

Eh, there's still a lot of good budget titles though. DKC, Smash Bros., Zelda, Mario Galaxy, etc. I can understand why they wouldn't reduce NSMBW, and the two Kirby games are apparently discontinued.

Note that 3rd Party games do get discounted. All the Sonic games are $20 as are most of the Lego games.

#3966 MetalSlugger   : / CAGiversary!   2636 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 02:31 AM

Eh, there's still a lot of good budget titles though. DKC, Smash Bros., Zelda, Mario Galaxy, etc. I can understand why they wouldn't reduce NSMBW, and the two Kirby games are apparently discontinued.

Note that 3rd Party games do get discounted. All the Sonic games are $20 as are most of the Lego games.

 

Those are the first party games most people already own though since they released during the core gamer honeymoon of 06-early 08 (except DKC).  NSMBW would've been the game to discount since the (pseudo) sequel was already out.  Cut it down to $20-30, maybe even do a package deal with NSMBU; the game has already sold bonkers so why not eke a few more sales out of the cheapasses (like me) who are left?  Make Selects out of a couple of titles a month and build up hype for them like they did with the first two Selects release waves.  Collectors would make a run on the stores to get the original packaging versions and everyone else would get three great Wii games for the price of one non-existant Wii U title.  It would have been perfect.

 

I know third party Wii games get discounted a lot but come on, there are only so many of those worth owning and most of them have been out of retail stores for years.  They've been discounted to hell and back; anyone who wanted them already has them.



#3967 moothemagiccow   Tall buildings shake Silenced   1075 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 02:34 AM

Exactly! A robust library of playable games would have pushed hardware sales in my opinion. It would make me much more likely pull the trigger on a $350 system that will be blown out of the water in November when PS4 and X1 launch. I'd still like one eventually to play some of the Nintendo first party titles.

 

 

Really? You don't think a website dedicated to making gaming as cheap as possible would have people commenting on the high prices of certain types of software? Think about it.

 

No, I don't, because there are deals left and right on Wii U games, especially in the last month. I don't know what rock you're hiding under where everything is $60


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#3968 ColFantastic   Ranking Officer CAGiversary!   473 Posts   Joined 2.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 03:04 AM

No, I don't, because there are deals left and right on Wii U games, especially in the last month. I don't know what rock you're hiding under where everything is $60

 

If you don't see one of the uses of CAG as a place try to discuss and try to find cheaper games, I don't think you get the point of it then.

 

Of course there are deals but I think left and right is being quite generous. They need to have more deals on the stuff people care about, i.e. Wii U exclusives (which is also a problem based on the lack of games being released). I doubt many people bought a Wii U to play Injustice or most any other cross platform for that matter. They bought it to play games based on Nintendo IP.  Hopefully, Nintendo's fall/winter slate of games will give them a boost but I think a price drop would be good for them to do. The price drop on MH3 and some of the 3rd party games are a start on the whole and I hope they stay that price and keep dropping.


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#3969 io   ... Super Moderators   23468 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2013 - 09:48 AM

If you pay attention to the deals on here, you can get good deals on the new releases too. I got Pikmin 3 for about $45 with the Amazon pre order trade in credit. 

 

It is only $5 or so but I'm kind of pissed about this.  Slow UPS shipping meant I just now got my $10 Amazon preorder credit coupon.  When I went to preorder Pikmin 3 I found out it is back up to full price.  Even yesterday it was a few dollars off and I know it was $52 or $53 a week ago.  So yeah I can get it for $50 which is better than my current full-price preorder at Gamestop.  But knowing what I missed irks the cheapass in me ;).



#3970 moothemagiccow   Tall buildings shake Silenced   1075 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:23 PM

If you don't see one of the uses of CAG as a place try to discuss and try to find cheaper games, I don't think you get the point of it then.

 

Of course there are deals but I think left and right is being quite generous. They need to have more deals on the stuff people care about, i.e. Wii U exclusives (which is also a problem based on the lack of games being released). I doubt many people bought a Wii U to play Injustice or most any other cross platform for that matter. They bought it to play games based on Nintendo IP.  Hopefully, Nintendo's fall/winter slate of games will give them a boost but I think a price drop would be good for them to do. The price drop on MH3 and some of the 3rd party games are a start on the whole and I hope they stay that price and keep dropping.

 

You're not discussing, you're whining. Nintendoland's still $20. I got NSMBU for $29 last month. Clearly you're looking in the wrong forum. The deals are at the top.

 

And I bought a Wii U to play Runner 2 so nyah. Every download-only game has gone on sale on the eshop and heatfan listed that every wii u game has been on sale for over 50% off. Don't take my post out of context. You're ignoring reality.

 

Can we just rename this to the "PRICE DROP GIMME PRICE DROP" thread?


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#3971 007   Areaologist CAGiversary!   2860 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:11 PM

I agree that the deals are there. I own something in the neighborhood of 17-20 Wii U retail games and paid full price for, at best, 3 of them.



#3972 Deader2818   Flipadelphia! CAGiversary!   8899 Posts   Joined 3.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:19 PM

For people who have been wanting something new from Nintendo.

 

http://www.ign.com/a...wii-u-franchise

 

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#3973 Blaster man  

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:21 PM

For people who have been wanting something new from Nintendo.

 

http://www.ign.com/a...wii-u-franchise

 

I trust this man.

Good news but it won't help sell Wii U consoles until it's released and when will have be 2015 or 2016?



#3974 Deader2818   Flipadelphia! CAGiversary!   8899 Posts   Joined 3.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:23 PM

Lol

 

Wants new Nintendo IPs.

 

Bitches when they announce new IP.


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#3975 Billytwoshoes   Perpetually behind the times CAGiversary!   1633 Posts   Joined 3.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:35 PM

I'm also in the camp that Nintendo dropped the ball when it came to creating more Nintendo Selects out of Wii titles.  Compared to the GH/PC games of most past systems, Wii had the fewest re-releases, which were missed opportunities to help pad out the release schedules of late 2012 and early 2013.

 

There were some odd choices too, like having more Europe-exclusive select titles (like Mario Party 8 and Smooth Moves), and refusing to release stand-alone new play control MP1 and MP2 in the US (which would of sold well before or after the trilogy IMO).  I know they wanted to appear they were supporting the Wii U 100% in the home console market after its release, but I doubt anyone would question the motives if they did run some more Wii select titles this year.

 

Also fun fact, is that Nintendo officially dropped the MSRP for Kirby's Epic Yarn to $19.99, but yet some retailers still stuck to the $49.99 price, even after it dropped to around $15 for most all other places (especially online).  I know what MSRP stands for, but still odd that it wasn't a universal drop like SSBB and DKCR.



#3976 theflicker   Hurm. CAGiversary!   1495 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 02:37 AM

NSMBW would've been the game to discount since the (pseudo) sequel was already out. Cut it down to $20-30, maybe even do a package deal with NSMBU; the game has already sold bonkers so why not eke a few more sales out of the cheapasses (like me) who are left?


I think they might have run the danger there of undercutting NSMBU sales.

#3977 MetalSlugger   : / CAGiversary!   2636 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 02:58 AM

I think they might have run the danger there of undercutting NSMBU sales.

 

It's already undercutting NSMBU sales.



#3978 rocky435   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   192 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 07:37 AM

3.1.0 just came out a couple of hours ago. Looks like they are splitting the summer update as it says in September or October they will put out another update. Hopefully that one will add GBA vritual console support and N64 since they did not mention those at E3.

Version 3.1.0 U available via wireless Internet connection includes the following improvements:

Improvements to Standby Functions:

The standby functions will now regularly connect to the Internet when the Wii U is powered down to check for available SpotPass data or software and system updates. Software updates will be installed while the Wii U is powered down, and system updates will be installed the next time the Wii U is powered on. For further detailed information, click here.

Improvements to system stability and usability:

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

*A system update providing further additions to system functionality is planned for release between the end of September and beginning of October.

#3979 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   13362 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 11 July 2013 - 01:14 PM

Wonder if it makes the Game & Wario loading times (from the Wii U menu) any better?  That game loads so slowly...



#3980 MetalSlugger   : / CAGiversary!   2636 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:12 PM

Rig, on 11 Jul 2013 - 07:14 AM, said:Wonder if it makes the Game & Wario loading times (from the Wii U menu) any better?  That game loads so slowly...

It seemed a lot faster to me...5ish seconds now.

Anyone who updates should turn the Spotpass thing off...it sounds exactly like the Connect24 service which fried my Wii's GPU. The fan is only on while the system is powered on.



#3981 007   Areaologist CAGiversary!   2860 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2013 - 12:05 PM

Rig, on 11 Jul 2013 - 07:14 AM, said:Wonder if it makes the Game & Wario loading times (from the Wii U menu) any better?  That game loads so slowly...

It seemed a lot faster to me...5ish seconds now.

Anyone who updates should turn the Spotpass thing off...it sounds exactly like the Connect24 service which fried my Wii's GPU. The fan is only on while the system is powered on.

 

I thought the same thing at first, but this seems different. The WiiConnect24 basically kept the system on in low power mode 24/7, which is what fried things w/o the fan. This just seems to be a more robust version of what was added in the previous update (the amber light)... it intermittently turns on quickly, checks for stuff, turns off. Quick process. Even if I'm off on the specifics, it's certainly not doing the same thing WiiConnect24 did.

 

Plus, and I know this may be naive to think, but... Nintendo was aware of the WiiConnect24 problem. They might be screwing some things up lately, but I really doubt they'd replicate something that destroys hardware.



#3982 Blaster man  

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 01:20 PM

Wii U sales nearly "treble" from Pikmin in Japan.  In other words, they sold 22k consoles instead of 8k this week.

http://www.digitalsp...k-in-japan.html



#3983 007   Areaologist CAGiversary!   2860 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 July 2013 - 01:30 PM

Wii U sales nearly "treble" from Pikmin in Japan.  In other words, they sold 22k consoles instead of 8k this week.

http://www.digitalsp...k-in-japan.html

 

With only two days of sales in that reporting period, I'm more curious to see what kind of bump Pikmin 3 gives it this current week. 20k isn't great, but it's still better than, uh, 8k. I'm not defending it, but it's worth pointing out that 'this week' really means '2 days'.

 

I want the system to thrive, but it's also bizarre to me seeing people looking towards Pikmin 3 as some sort of system mover. Sure, it'll sell *some* systems, but a lot of those people likely already own a Wii U. Pikmin is one of Nintendo's more niche franchises, anyway. That's the really alarming thing about the Wii U... we've still got months until the *big* titles. I'm guessing that Nintendo is really, really thrilled they have MH4 and Pokemon on the 3DS this fall, since that'll temper at least some of the Wii U damage. Nintendo is going to have a good holiday, but it remains to be seen how much, if anything, the Wii U contributes to that.

 

The more interesting take-away from the Japanese sales this year is seeing just how much they've basically stopped giving one single Fuck about consoles. That's in a general sense, not just Wii U related. I'm really interested to see how the new hardware goes over whenever it launches.



#3984 SaraAB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5411 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 July 2013 - 02:35 PM

That is probably because everyone in Japan already has a PS3, they aren't interested in the Xbox 360 and again everyone probably already has a Wii and the releases for the Wii have trickled to a halt. Not sure about the Wii U as I don't know if there were any huge system sellers released over there. I am sure the ps4 will sell like crazy in Japan at least. Another problem with Japan is that they don't buy home consoles as much because most households there only have 1 TV, its not like America where there is a TV in every room, the Wii U was obviously designed around this, with off TV play. They don't have houses with a lot of rooms either for the most part which somewhat contributes to that. So there isn't a lot of room to store consoles and games, in America multi console households especially at this point are very very common. A large part of the population also isn't interested in upgrading to HDTV and is perfectly fine with what they have for a TV, contrary to popular belief Japan doesn't adopt tech as fast as other countries on a mass scale.

They also prefer portable consoles since a ton of Japanese people do a lot of traveling on public transportation and the portable consoles give them something to do, plus a portable console and games takes up less space than a console.

Yes I know I am making a lot of generalizations here but from what I see its all true.

#3985 foltzie   Strell where art thou? CAGiversary!   3199 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 July 2013 - 02:52 PM

Earthbound Today? -  http://kotaku.com/is...today-825120140



#3986 Deader2818   Flipadelphia! CAGiversary!   8899 Posts   Joined 3.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 July 2013 - 04:03 PM

Yes, i know im making shit up, but its all true!


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#3987 moothemagiccow   Tall buildings shake Silenced   1075 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:48 PM

Quick poll: should I make a Wii U doom and gloom thread, or do I leave this one as the doom thread and make a sunshine and farts thread?

 

Edit: screwit im making both


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#3988 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   13362 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 July 2013 - 06:45 PM

Downloaded Earthbound.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 01:57 AM

I never did beat earthbound back in the day, here's my chance!


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#3990 KillerRamen   OMG Lilac PSP! CAGiversary!   3326 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 01:52 PM

The Earthbound Guide is on the Nintendo Website and it's optimized for the Wii U Gamepad as well. http://earthbound.nintendo.com/


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