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    Swiss got a reaction from family guy in General Nintendo sales/business discussion topic (previously: The Wii U Thread)   
    Just dropping in today to mention that I sold twice as many Wii U consoles than I did PS4s at work today.
     
    Shit felt goooood.
     



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    Swiss got a reaction from Detective Shadzter in General Nintendo sales/business discussion topic (previously: The Wii U Thread)   
    Just dropping in today to mention that I sold twice as many Wii U consoles than I did PS4s at work today.
     
    Shit felt goooood.
     



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    Swiss got a reaction from Solkia in General Nintendo sales/business discussion topic (previously: The Wii U Thread)   
    Just dropping in today to mention that I sold twice as many Wii U consoles than I did PS4s at work today.
     
    Shit felt goooood.
     



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    Swiss got a reaction from lbyrd2 in General Nintendo sales/business discussion topic (previously: The Wii U Thread)   
    Just dropping in today to mention that I sold twice as many Wii U consoles than I did PS4s at work today.
     
    Shit felt goooood.
     



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    Swiss got a reaction from Autosaver in General Nintendo sales/business discussion topic (previously: The Wii U Thread)   
    Just dropping in today to mention that I sold twice as many Wii U consoles than I did PS4s at work today.
     
    Shit felt goooood.
     



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    Swiss got a reaction from Gabz Girl in General Nintendo sales/business discussion topic (previously: The Wii U Thread)   
    Just dropping in today to mention that I sold twice as many Wii U consoles than I did PS4s at work today.
     
    Shit felt goooood.
     



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    Swiss got a reaction from Sixth-Rate Soma in General Nintendo sales/business discussion topic (previously: The Wii U Thread)   
    Just dropping in today to mention that I sold twice as many Wii U consoles than I did PS4s at work today.
     
    Shit felt goooood.
     



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    Swiss got a reaction from Cola in General Nintendo sales/business discussion topic (previously: The Wii U Thread)   
    Just dropping in today to mention that I sold twice as many Wii U consoles than I did PS4s at work today.
     
    Shit felt goooood.
     



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    Swiss got a reaction from Milo in General Nintendo sales/business discussion topic (previously: The Wii U Thread)   
    Just dropping in today to mention that I sold twice as many Wii U consoles than I did PS4s at work today.
     
    Shit felt goooood.
     



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    Swiss got a reaction from Jacky in General Nintendo sales/business discussion topic (previously: The Wii U Thread)   
    Just dropping in today to mention that I sold twice as many Wii U consoles than I did PS4s at work today.
     
    Shit felt goooood.
     



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    Swiss got a reaction from 8ther in General Nintendo sales/business discussion topic (previously: The Wii U Thread)   
    Just dropping in today to mention that I sold twice as many Wii U consoles than I did PS4s at work today.
     
    Shit felt goooood.
     



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    Swiss reacted to azoo in General Nintendo sales/business discussion topic (previously: The Wii U Thread)   
    This thread is going in circles.
     
    Discoid, I know you don't mean it, but you seem like you're just plain dead-set on wanting to deny any claims that Nintendo can salvage themselves from this, or that there is anything salvagable about what we have right now. Because there is. There's a decent lot of stuff salvagable from the Wii U, and no matter how many times "seven year old hardware" or "no games / third party support" or "bad idea for gimmick" is brought up, there will be the same points made about why none of that matters too terribly much, and you'll automatically dismiss it, bring those issues up again, ad infinitum.
     
    This is how it has been for at least the past 30 pages mong, and I'm not wanting to seem like I'm backseat modding at all as much as I am trying to make a point. Nintendo's being verrryyyyy dumb about their console, but the Wii U can be salvaged, regardless of whatever being "so much less powerful than the Xbone/PS4" is supposed to mean; because really all that matters is third-party giving a shit, which would require Nintendo to give one as well.

    Also,
    Play games and other ease-of-access things all around your house to your comfort, fun touch interaction things, decent second screen for menus and special stuff when playing with the TV, drawing pad, camera, etc... All while being $100-$200 cheaper than the other two competitors even combined with the actual console? Yeah, I don't see a problem with it if you make it more secondary to the main controls.
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    Swiss reacted to Remy in General Nintendo sales/business discussion topic (previously: The Wii U Thread)   
    It's funny that you drew the Dreamcast/Wii U comparison without, seemingly even understanding why that comparison exists in the first place.
     
    Why do you think the dreamcast was killed? I have some ideas: It actually did reasonably well as a system with the aforementioned unique library, particularly in the US, until a new Sony fronted juggernaut appeared, promising lifelike graphics the likes of which people had never seen before via the Emotion Engine- allegedly powerful enough to be hoarded by Saddam to guide UAVs and capable of simulating the human brain.
     
    So you're sitting there and the PS2 is on the horizon making some big, big promises and the Dreamcast is here already, looking pretty good, but you already don't trust SEGA because the saturn sucked, the 32x sucked and the SEGA CD sucked. And SEGA themselves aren't doing anything to rectify the situation whilst Sony are looking better and better.
     
    Then the PS2 actually comes out and Tekken Tag Tournament doesn't even look better than Soul Calibur, which is like two years old or something at this point. Dreamcast on the whole has way better looking games than the PS2 at launch.
     
    Did it matter at that point? no way. You know why? The battle was already lost purely on public perception. On marketing.
     
    I admit, the Wii U/DC comparison doesn't really holdup- the PS4 is actually a fair bit more powerful, although you can't tell comparing 3D world to the parade of butt that is Knack, but elements, such as lingering negative public perception from a previous console (the Wii, in this case ruining the Wii U for core gamers) and people "holding off" to buy something percived as being more future proof definitely give it Dreamcast vibes.
    It's also amusing hearing you say the Wii U doesn't have unique or interesting games- I take it you either don't have one or haven't bought Super Mario 3D Land or The Wonderful 101- both of which are better than anything on the PS4/Bone by a ridiculous margin.
     
    The Wii U's real problem remains it's public perception. Most people still think it's a controller or an add on for the original system. if not just the Wii itself- which was made obvious to me when the clerk at the game store wouldn't sell me 3D world until I made it clear that yes I had a Wii U and yes I know this game isn't for a regular Wii like 3 times.
     
    I'm emphasizing this. 3 fucking times. if that's not a marketing issue I don't know what is. 
     
    And then there's those that know it's a new system: "the Gamer Group", but don't think it's new enough compared to their powerhouse PS4s and Bones with absolutely nothing to play on them.
     
    The focus needs to be on two fronts for them, differentiating the console from it's predecessor and showing people that the Wii U and it's confusing tablet controller offer fresh, entertaining game experiences. The console itself is fine as is. There's nothing wrong with it.
     
    Where are these games at launch exactly? Oh right- they're fucking nowhere. Existing in the same ether as new Zelda, new F-Zero, new Metroid, etc.   You know why you really bought that PS4? For the same reason people don't buy Wii Us. Marketing. Sony promised you gold and you bought in. Nintendo don't promise enough gold and people ignore it.    It's also pretty ridiculous parroting that "oh my god the gamepad adds so much to the price" argument, when, in at least Australia the Wii U is still $200 cheaper than the competition.  
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    Swiss got a reaction from Da Blu Hedgie in Super Mario 3D World (Wii-U) - It's the cat's meow!   
    If it makes any of you guys feel better, every copy of Knack I've been selling at work has been part of a PS4 bundle, which people have then instantly proceeded to remove from said bundle and trade-in towards something else. Seriously, we counted and we have over 50 pre-owned (yet still sealed) copies of Knack in our store.
     
    The enthusiasm I'm getting from the (surprisingly many) 3D World customers at work far surpasses any enthusiasm not only for Knack, but for PS4 customers in general! That's good enough in my book.
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    Swiss got a reaction from RK64 in Your GOTY's of 2013   
    Probably got one for each console, so I'll keep them brief!
     
    Wii U - Super Mario 3D World (Overall GOTY)
     
    Probably my overall GOTY too (I never thought I'd say that), but as everyone else has already said, this game is just a sublime experience. The challenge is good, the visuals are incredible and this easily wins best soundtrack of 2013 in my book. Mario at his best.
     
    3DS - Luigi's Mansion 2
     
    Hate to have to copy MK here, but he's right! This game is bursting with charm and everything about it is a step up from the original. That, and the multiplayer is actually really good fun!
     
    PS3 - The Last of Us
     
    This game is one of the best story-driven experiences I've ever played. The characters, setting and writing are all top-notch. Naughty Dog are going to be hard-pressed to top this one! Oh, and the multiplayer in this is pretty addictive too!
     
    Vita - Tearaway
     
    This has only been out a week or so but that's more than enough time for me to be able to say that this game is only second to 3D World for my overall Game of the Year. The amount of creativity the game not only contains, but gives to you is through the roof. If you have a Vita, do yourself a favour and play this gem!
     
    Xbox 360 - Spelunky
     
    This might not count since it's multi-platform, but I love love love me some Spelunky. This randomisation, the difficulty, the tightness of the controls....everything about it just wants to play over and over again. Which means I die over and over again, but I don't mind since the game's so damn good! 
     
    Can't comment on PS4 or Xbox One since I don't own them yet...not that I mind, because you can't play 3D World on either one of them!
     
    Honourable Mentions (and what I played them on):
     
    Guacamelee (PS3/Vita)
    GTA V (360)
    Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)
    Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
    Rayman Legends (360/Vita)
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    Swiss reacted to RK64 in Your GOTY's of 2013   
    For me, its honistly a three way tie between Rayman Legends, Guacamelee, and Bioshock Infinte. Rayman is just so good (tons of content, even tighter gameplay than origins, really creative level designs) and Guacamelee was a real surprise for me; one of my first indie games on Vita and man, was it good. The game did some really cool things with the Metroidvaina style, and had by far some of the funnest combat machanics I've played in a while.
     
    Bioshock was great...for the first half of the game. The game starts off so strong, with an even mix between exploration sections and combat sections, but the second half is just filled with combat and while it is fun, it's not enough carry the whole game. But with everything else being so good, its hard not to like Bioshock Infinte .
     
    I would say Tearaway be my GOTY, but I only played the demo and don't own the full game yet .
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    Swiss reacted to TheOcelot in Your GOTY's of 2013   
    My game of the year is:
     

     
    The Last of Us:
     
    Quite simply a breathtaking post-apocalyptic experience with beautifully detailed environments, fun combat and a mixture of slow-paced and exciting gameplay which keeps me hooked for hours. The sense of realism this game provides is almost unheard of. The story is engaging and throws plenty of surprises at you. It always keeps you guessing and the ending is one of the most thought-provoking scenarios I have ever experienced in a video game. You see how Ellie grows into a hardened fighter. Troy Baker is outstanding as the voice of Joel, as you see him cope with daily life after the loss of his daughter, and how he bonds with Ellie. This is probably my game of the decade so far. 
     
     
    Special mention to:
     
    Tomb Raider: An impressive reboot to the franchise. Much like TLOU it has excellent gameplay and strong combat. The dialogue is good and the world is vast and incredibly detailed.   
     
    Metal Gear Rising: Revengeanace: I don't normally like this type of gameplay, but the action sequences, parry system and funny dialogue makes this an enjoyable experience. NANOMACHINES SON! I love the soundtrack.
     
    Sonic 1 (Mobile): Best version of the game. Playable Tails and Knuckles, widescreen 16:9, no speed-cap physics, time attack, debug mode (including beta textures) and Super Sonic. The StealthTax version brings fresh life to the original classic.
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    Swiss reacted to Doctor MK in Your GOTY's of 2013   
    Seeing as I have both a Wii U and 3DS I'll pick a respective Game of the Year for both...
     
    Wii U - Super Mario 3D World
    This one goes without saying, really. I've only had the game since Friday but it's already become my absolute favourite Wii U title so far, absolutely bursting with creativity and the incredible quality we've come to expect from Mario these days. Sure, it may not have the scale or atmosphere of the Galaxy series, but it more than makes up for it with its unique charm and constant barrage of ingenious ideas. There's ideas in here that you could base entire games around, but nope, Super Mario 3D World is so confident in its own excellence that it can happily let you toy around with something for a level or two, and then throw it aside in favour of something different yet equally compelling. It's a joy to play from start to finish and the definitive reason to own Nintendo's new console.
     
    3DS - Luigi's Mansion 2
    It's the Year of Luigi so it's only fair the man in green gets a chance in the spotlight! In all seriousness though, Luigi's Mansion 2 is a stellar title, and one that completely blew away my expectations. The game is bursting with personality and the gameplay is even more solid than it was before in my opinion - everything has been tweaked, refined, and better suited to the handheld platform. The puzzles are challenging and rewarding without ever becoming truly frustrating, and it's a game I keep finding myself going back to for a quick dose of ghostbusting glee. Of all the game's Luigi's starred in throughout this year, it's this one that shines the brightest.
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    Swiss reacted to Detective Shadzter in LEGO The Hobbit   
    http://www.computerandvideogames.com/440019/lego-the-hobbit-game-confirmed/
     
    Thought I'd make a topic for the game, as we always have LEGO game topics I'm not really a fan of The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit and have only watched the first The Lord of the Rings film, but I do enjoy the LEGO games. If this turns out to be any good I might pick it up, especially as it covers both of the first two Hobbit movies, so I should be able to get up to speed with the story.
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    Swiss got a reaction from Autosaver in General Nintendo sales/business discussion topic (previously: The Wii U Thread)   
    While I agree that Nintendo's dealt with the Wii U in a downright baffling way, none of the problems of 'no 3rd-party support' or 'marketing failure' bother me in the slightest since, as with every Nintendo console I've owned in my lifetime, I bought the Wii U to play Nintendo games (and the odd exclusive ala Wonderful 101, Bayonetta 2 etc.). AAA non-Nintendo titles, I would happily/preferably play on another console. 
     
    Sure, none of these do too much for the general sales figures and public appreciation of the console but in the 5 days I've had mine I haven't been able to put the thing down! It's a wonderful piece of kit and some of the game (3D World especially) look just as visually pleasing as some Xbox One and PS4 do. The Gamepad is incredibly comfortable and off-screen play is an excellent addition. I know this is all off the current topic of discussion but I thought I'd just share my early thoughts!
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    Swiss reacted to Chooch in General Nintendo sales/business discussion topic (previously: The Wii U Thread)   
    I think GameCube controllers are shit, so any point about lack of support in regards to Smash Bros. is laughable to me. Especially given all of the alternatives such as the Wii classic controller, the Wii U pro controller and even the fucking GamePad itself which, while a little on the heavy side, is plenty comfortable on its own.
     
    I also don't agree that the Wii U is a bad console. The Wii is a shitty console that was only justified by its library of games. My only real issue with the Wii U is that it's the console that should have came out in 2006 rather than in 2012. It also has a really, really stupid name.
     
    Off-TV play is a great feature and easily my favorite thing about it, games look great visually on it and it has far better online functionality than the fucking outdated Wii console. There are a number of issues surrounding the Wii U including but not limited to Nintendo's ignorance but that doesn't really have anything to do with the console itself.
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    Swiss got a reaction from Rinzler in Super Mario 3D World (Wii-U) - It's the cat's meow!   
    Just got through the first world of this after getting my copy 2 days early (huzzah!) and I haven't found a single thing I don't like about it yet. Plays amazingly, looks beautiful and sounds godly. Love it, love it, love it.
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    Swiss got a reaction from Chaos Warp in Crash Bandicoot: The Thread   
    If not Naughty Dog, then give Crash to Media Molecule. I got some crazy Crash (and Banjo) vibes from playing Tearaway (which I would easily say is my favourite 3D platformer this year) and I'm sure they could come up with some creative uses for an already-existing IP. 
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    Swiss reacted to Jeffhog in Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze (Wii-U)   
    Pffft, don't kid yourself guys.
     
    We ALL know who the last character is going to be! I mean, it's so obvious, what with the game being called Tropical Freeze, right?
     

     
    There is only room for Eddie the Mean Old Yeti.
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    Swiss reacted to Doctor MK in General Nintendo sales/business discussion topic (previously: The Wii U Thread)   
    Moving away from the Other M discussion for a moment, I feel a need to report something that genuinely impressed me.
     
    Yesterday I went to my local shopping centre and... pinch me, I think I must have been dreaming... there was advertising for Super Mario 3D World everywhere. Huge banners for the game hanging up all throughout the building, video adverts on loads of the screens as you walk past... it was, for once, very hard to avoid a piece of Nintendo marketing.
     
    What made it even more impressive for me was that it completely overshadowed any Xbox One marketing, which had literally been released the day before. Super Mario 3D World isn't out for another 5 days here. They're getting serious early!
     
    Keep it up, Ninty. There's hope for Wii U yet!
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