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Tuesday Chat, Dec 10


Nintendo seems to be having a few issues of late. Super Mario 3D World is regarded as one of the finest games of the year, yet it doesn't seem to be selling quite as well as it should. So why is this?

Part of me thinks that it's because people don't know it's a new game. Even when I'm writing about it, I have to stop and think for a second if I'm getting the name right (is it Land or World?) and this can't be good considering that I'm constantly writing about games each day.

It all makes me wonder if Nintendo has done enough to differentiate both this and the previous game in the series. It's like the Wii and Wii U all over again, with many people I known of still not being convinced that the Wii U is a new console, but is instead "some sort of handheld device."

The question is, what can Nintendo do to convince people to buy its games and the Wii U? Has it gone about advertising them in the wrong way?

Let's Chat! 

Edited On 10 Dec, 2013

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yoda soldier's avatar
yoda soldier 3 years ago
I don't follow nintendo that much but all these games sound the same to me and also its not going to sell well if there is not that many consoles sold which i believe there is not. I also believe that most of the nintendo fans would own this console by now for games like this as they like what nintendo do.
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Bindiana 3 years ago
I think one of the main problems is they never recovered from the initial confusion with the console a lot of people just thought it was a tablet accessory to add to there Wii. There is still people now I have talked to that have never heard of the Wii U and Vita.
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yoda soldier 3 years ago
I think joe has banned everybody its so quiet :)
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Well there seemed to be something dodgy going on friday night involving Gloria and Anthony seemed there were the same people but i think that might of been the second Anthony account that was set up. Interesting story I have just seen about a slip up by Zavvi http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/zavvi-threatens-customers-with-legal-action-after-accidentally-sending-them-playstation-vitas/0125572
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yoda soldier 3 years ago
I saw someone on hot deals saying they had sent him a vita.
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csrogue 3 years ago
Wii-u is actually a great console, the games are excellent. Problem is most folk think its a controller add on for the wii. Still think a complete rename of the console would have been the best starting point to differentiate it from the wii. I've got all the next gen consoles and I still say that the wii-u is the console to buy this Christmas as it has an excellent line up of games.
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Lucky people is all I will say I wonder how many people they get to return them cause technically the customers are in the clear and dont actually have to send them back.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
i've not been banned just busy if you was talking about me :D any sign of your parcel adam?
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yoda soldier 3 years ago
@tootell thats a shame :)
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Not yet who did you send it by? Will let you know when it does arrive maybe cursing you later though as might have to play skylanders and might get sucked into it again haha.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
nice one yoda.
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yoda soldier 3 years ago
Well you deleted me from psn so there.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
dpd or yodel
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Cool if I am not about that will go to my neighbour then
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
If I may ask, what are you guys talking about?
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JoeToots 3 years ago
okay dokey
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JoeToots 3 years ago
don't be so nosey nox.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
TELL ME!!!
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yoda soldier 3 years ago
Where is my playstation 4 shopto ? .
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Obviously I know what its about but didnt think its that hard to work out ??
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yoda soldier 3 years ago
I feel better now as that is what this board has been missing.
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Been asking Shopto for years where my dreamcast 2 is. Its terrible service havent once replied to my emails it just says processing!!
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Hey! The Dreamcast 2 is my thing, get your own
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Sorry Nox can I have Neo Geo Pocket Color 2 is that one taken?
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yoda soldier 3 years ago
U should xboxone its da best i like joe he my friend :)
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JoeToots 3 years ago
me and anthony was like bros i miss that guy.
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Bindiana 3 years ago
He was a special poster if he was trolling he did well to keep it up for so long there is no way I could force myself to type that badly for so long.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
He will be back under a different alias, don't forget Anthony was David
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yoda soldier 3 years ago
@ bindiana thats the thing i don't know if he was for real or not. But the boy knew he liked xbox more tha playstation.
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Yeah I could never figure if he was for real or not if he was for real I had no idea why he kept posting.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
there was two anthony's ANTHONY and Anthony gloria was ANTHONY.
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RTLF 3 years ago
A daily chat topic based on Nintendo and no sign of Gloria? :) I've got to admit even though I'm a little bemused by the direction Nintendo have gone with their games this generation I'm really tempted to treat myself to a WiiU this xmas just to see what all the fuss is about... Miss a bit of Zelda and the new Mario Kart looks fun
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Yeah I guessed the ANTHONY account was somebody pretending to be anthony. its getting to be like inception now. @RTLF Gloria may of had her account deleted on Friday not sure though.
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superniceguy 3 years ago
I do not think Anthony even liked Xbox, he called it the xbone, and people who like / respect the Xbox ONE do not call it that. If Gloria was Antony she is probably ashamed of it, so is not posting, but she has not posted for a week now, despite the 2 Anthonys posting
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RTLF 3 years ago
So did Anthony also have a TONY account? - I'm not talking about the TONY who has just posted... the grammar and spelling is of too high a level, and if I remember you were complaining about the lack of avatars to differentiate...
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JoeToots 3 years ago
atleast theres only one Joe Tootell.
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superniceguy 3 years ago
The other TONY posted with a high level of grammar and spelling too, so did Gloria when posting under Gloria, but if she was posting as Anthony then played dumb. The other TONY could have been Gloria too, but it was not me, and shopto should be able to prove it as they could see Anthony and Gloria being at same address.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
No TONY you got it wrong, there was another ANTHONY that came on the scene thursday and friday of last week.
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superniceguy 3 years ago
Yeah, but they both still posted the same
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Despite how much I would want to see it turn around for the Wii U I just don't see it happening, I do mainly think that it is not doing so well down to the poor marketing for it and that people think of it just as an overpriced attachment. I also feel as seeing as its games will not look so good compared to some out on the xbox one and PS4 (and PC for nox) will sway a lot of people from picking it up, not that it should though as the graphics don't make a good game.

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