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It's Official: New Nintendo Console in 2012
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April 25, 2011, 11:00:20
 
A fully playable demo will be shown off at E3 this June.

IGN just reported it.


Nintendo Press Report


Not sure how I feel about this. Excited, yet worried at the same time.

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Posted: 04/25/11, 11:00:20  - Edited by 
 on: 04/25/11, 15:18:14    
 
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@Zero

Then they could make it where I have to add your gamertag and you have to add mine.


Posted by 
 on: 04/25/11, 19:46:32
@Secret_Tunnel I know, and they should have. Actually they should have just did it the same way everyone else does and not worry overmuch about vague child predators, but ah well.


Posted by 
 on: 04/25/11, 19:57:58
Zero said:
@-JKR- I'm not sure SE would do that though. They are pretty vocal about putting DQ on platforms with an established marketshare.

Sure, but a dumptruck full of money? I'm pretty sure they wouldn't pass that up.

Yeah, they could just plug the BC aspect, but if they just made it available in HD as well I think it would go far.


Posted by 
 on: 04/25/11, 21:39:20  - Edited by 
 on: 04/25/11, 21:39:49
@-JKR- Still, I just don't really see the point in Nintendo throwing away so much money. Wii 2 is going to sell a ton in Japan regardless. Dragon Quest isn't even the biggest thing there anymore, is it? I'm pretty sure New Super Mario Brothers sells more, and Nintendo is in complete control of that without having to throw money at it.


Posted by 
 on: 04/25/11, 21:43:55
@Zero

I'm not sure if NEW Super Mario Bros. sold better than DragonQuest, but I know the Pokémon games do.

Still, DragonQuest is a huge game for Japan, selling millions easily.


Posted by 
 on: 04/25/11, 21:49:05
Alright, well now it's officially time to request off work for the Nintendo Press Conference.

I've seen placeholder times and dates... but is there official word on when the conference will be?


Posted by 
 on: 04/25/11, 21:54:34
@grantimusprime
Yeah I'm gonna ask for that day off too... lol.


Posted by 
 on: 04/25/11, 21:56:00
I'm glad the system isn't coming out until 2012. This year would seem a little too soon for me.


Posted by 
 on: 04/25/11, 22:02:19
@Zero

Dragon Quest = Third Party. Making a new New Super Mario Brothers defeats the purpose. It's not about selling the most games, it's about the big picture. It's not a waste of money at all. It buys you a golden ticket with S-E, many Japanese third parties, and the Japanese gaming community. Something that you could NEVER buy with your own IPs. Never.


Posted by 
 on: 04/25/11, 22:20:24
@-JKR- I don't see how it buys you a golden ticket with SE as it basically is giving them money to do something they didn't want to do. Actually there is a reason that Nintendo rarely buys out game exclusives... it's not just good business in the long run. On the one side, it costs money and the return is a one time thing. On the other side, you get a nice hefty paycheck... but you get it because you're doing something with your franchise that you didn't personally think was the best choice for it.

I dunno, it'd just seem weird to me to spend hefty amounts of money to get someone to move a game from one of your platforms to another. Seems like a bad usage of funds to me. Better would be to spend massive amounts of money to get DQ XI exclusive to Wii 2.


Posted by 
 on: 04/25/11, 22:30:45
Zero said:
@-JKR- I don't see how it buys you a golden ticket with SE as it basically is giving them money to do something they didn't want to do. Actually there is a reason that Nintendo rarely buys out game exclusives... it's not just good business in the long run. On the one side, it costs money and the return is a one time thing.

Normally I would absolutely agree with you. Where this is a different case is "a launch title." That makes all the difference. You're NOT just doing it as a one time thing. You're kicking off a 5-7 YEAR thing. Can a system recover from a bad launch? Absolutely. You bet. However what it can't do is ever get that launch back. That launch is done and over with. And it sets the tone. Consider the N64 launch had it lacked Mario 64. Look at the Cube launch with NO "Mario 64" game. Wii Sports SOLD the Wii. Think about "what if" and the Xbox without Halo from the start! Launches can send you to soaring heights.

So you're totally right, exclusives are not generally good business moves. There are, however, exceptions and "launches" happens to be one of them.


Posted by 
 on: 04/25/11, 23:02:49  - Edited by 
 on: 04/25/11, 23:04:50
deathly_hallows said:
@grantimusprime
Yeah I'm gonna ask for that day off too... lol.

3rd'ed.

Man this E3 is gonna be EPIC!


Posted by 
 on: 04/25/11, 23:11:12
@-JKR- But spending tons of money to launch with a franchise that is basically not cared about outside of Japan isn't really the way to get off to a huge start if you're looking globally, especially if everyone and your brother knows that it was a last gen game moved to a new console (Twilight Princess?) This thing is absolutely going to be huge in Japan regardless, in no small part due to the fact that Nintendo owns like 80% of the most popular franchises in Japan. The Call of Duty/Madden/etc. gamers are the ones Nintendo needs to win over. Well, not needs to, but if they're serious about the "core" etc. It wouldn't hurt to have some big online game at launch.

Actually I'm not even sure how feasible it would be to have Dragon Quest X at Wii 2 launch anyway. On normal Wii it is probably barely going to be ready for 2012 as is.


Posted by 
 on: 04/25/11, 23:13:20  - Edited by 
 on: 04/25/11, 23:14:05
The Wii drought of 2011 has officially been FORGIVEN and FORGOTTEN!

Since Cafe will be playable at E3, it has to be pretty far along. I'd bet on an early to mid 2012 launch...and that makes me VERY happy.


Posted by 
 on: 04/25/11, 23:17:24
Christmas 2012, methinks, at least in NA. Consoles seem to always hit at holidays.

Well, more like October or November.


Posted by 
 on: 04/25/11, 23:20:28  - Edited by 
 on: 04/25/11, 23:20:42
@Guillaume
I wonder if you'll actually be less informed than us, overall?

You will have first-hands-on impressions, though I wonder how long the lines will be.

Yes, I'm jealous! BOOO!!


Posted by 
 on: 04/25/11, 23:38:23  - Edited by 
 on: 04/25/11, 23:38:37
@Zero
Nah. March, 2012. In time for their fiscal year, and just like the 3DS.


Posted by 
 on: 04/25/11, 23:52:38
@Deerock69 But they won't need to pimp out their fiscal year because 3DS will be killing by then.


Posted by 
 on: 04/25/11, 23:53:41
@Zero
The Wii sales are falling off the precipice. The five year fad is finally over. They've got to fill that gap. Iwata is on TOP of this shit!


Posted by 
 on: 04/25/11, 23:57:36
"5 year fad..."

Heh, that's some funny s.!


Posted by 
 on: 04/26/11, 00:04:33
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