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*Nintendo Direct today - Aug.7th*
 
New details on this year's announced Wii U and 3DS games.

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Posted: 08/06/13, 18:59:45  - Edited by 
 on: 08/07/13, 17:00:15
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When is the Nintendo Direct that is supposed to be dedicated to The Wonderful 101, I wonder?
Posted: 08/06/13, 19:03:44
Probably a part of this one?
Posted: 08/06/13, 19:04:02
We don't need any more Wonderful 101 coverage. Focus on something else, please.
Posted: 08/06/13, 19:12:08
I'm wondering if we'll get some new tidbits about Pokemon X and Y. October's not that far away, and we haven't had any significant news about the games in a while.
Posted: 08/06/13, 19:12:35
Here's what I want to see out of this Direct:

* Wii U Price Drop
* More info on The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
* Info and/or release date for Bravely Default
* Release date for FlipNote Studio 3D
* MiiVerse on 3DS (this may be a long shot, though)

@Infinitywave

Oh. I thought maybe there was supposed to be a ND that was ENTIRELY about that one game. Maybe I was mistaken.

@missypissy

FALSE! Of course we need extra info on that game! We need MOAR.....!

@WindWaker99

I wouldn't be surprised if they did shed some more light on that game. (er...those games?) Not that they have to...it'll sell boat loads regardless.
Posted: 08/06/13, 19:26:54
missypissy said:
We don't need any more Wonderful 101 coverage. Focus on something else, please.

WindWaker99 said:
I'm wondering if we'll get some new tidbits about Pokemon X and Y. October's not that far away, and we haven't had any significant news about the games in a while.

Agree with both.
Posted: 08/06/13, 19:27:11
Mario Kart and 3D World news plz?
Posted: 08/06/13, 20:09:35
@carlosrox
Mario Kart isn't 2013, so probably not much according to the description.
Posted: 08/06/13, 20:15:39
Oh damn, didn't even know... welp, I'll be looking forward to this. :3
Posted: 08/06/13, 20:38:08
Hopefully we will hear about some new modes in SM3DW and the secret playable character in DKCTF.
Posted: 08/06/13, 20:40:36
Release dates and assorted details about upcoming games (like W101), probably.
Posted: 08/06/13, 21:15:38
New Zelda game announced. IWATA SAID SOON.
Posted: 08/06/13, 21:16:46
GameDadGrant said:
Here's what I want to see out of this Direct:

* Wii U Price Drop

http://youtu.be/XIX0ZDqDljA?t=1m39s


I can't imagine a universe where that would happen, RIGHT before they release some huge games this holiday season. Would be throwing money into the toilet.
Posted: 08/06/13, 21:20:29  - Edited by 
 on: 08/06/13, 21:20:43
So... surprises?

The Direct that had the big Sonic news was described as just being an update on announced titles beforehand, so you never know. Iwata mentionned there are still 1st party games for this year that haven't been revealed yet.

It'd be nice to get some solid info on the slate of 20-30 indie titles that are coming, at least.
Posted: 08/06/13, 22:34:33
Infinitywave said:
So... surprises?

The Direct that had the big Sonic news was described as just being an update on announced titles beforehand, so you never know. Iwata mentionned there are still 1st party games for this year that haven't been revealed yet.

It'd be nice to get some solid info on the slate of 20-30 indie titles that are coming, at least.
Yes, this is what I would expect rather than any new major titles. Surely the Unity deal can start to bring some worthwhile games to system by year end.
Posted: 08/06/13, 22:43:52
I'm curious what's going on with Yoshi's Epic Yarn.
Posted: 08/06/13, 23:31:01
@-JKR-



Your lack of imagination disturbs me.
Posted: 08/06/13, 23:38:54
@GameDadGrant I think the price drop would happen in November shortly before the holiday heavy hitters release, so I'm not expecting to see word of that just yet. It would be nice if it happened though so that I don't have to keep wondering if it's really going to.

@-JKR- I don't know, I think sales wouldn't be this bad if only the lack of games were an issue. It's clear that most people think the Wii U is too expensive, and with both competing systems launching this year, Nintendo can't take any chances. They have a real uphill battle ahead of them, and the double-whammy of hit games plus price drop is what they need to ensure that Wii U sales pick up.
Posted: 08/06/13, 23:41:31
@Mop it up

People buy every video game console not called "Playstation" for the games. (Playstations they sometimes buy for their playing of DVDs/Blu-rays.) Nintendo has no games on the Wii U. They are finally starting to come, with Pikmin 3 last Sunday, but the big hitters don't do their hitting until December at the earliest, and really 2014 when Mario Kart and Smash Brothers come along. (But let's not rule out Mario 3D and Donkey Kong.)

Sales are bad because games are bad (library), not because of price of console. People are still buying the PS3 at a higher price. Why? Because it now has the games. It didn't have the games several years ago. What Sony misjudged at the launch of the PS3 was that people buy systems for games, not for whatever else. It's why no one was willing to drop $600 on a machine with zero to play, like they claimed people would.

People buy expensive stuff if they feel it's worth it. It's how Coach purse stores stay in business, much to my dismay. Anyway, how many people even HERE have yet to buy a Wii U because the games aren't there? And to contrast that: How many would buy it tomorrow, full price and all, if Nintendo's next Direct was "Surprise! We're launching Kart, Brawl, Mario 3D, and a new Zelda today, ha ha, we fooled you!" Answer: Almost everyone.

Heck, I'd probably go buy a second one if they did that, just because clearly the world has gone insane in that fantasy of mine.

EDIT: Honestly, thinking about it, why buy a Wii U? Like, WHY? What is there so compelling that you'd want one? (I bought one because I knew Pikmin 3 was coming, and we had the funds at launch. But it was a stupid purchase, honestly.) If the Wii U was $250 instead of $300, there would STILL be no real reason to get one. That extra $50 doesn't suddenly make a slew of great games appear in its library.
Posted: 08/06/13, 23:55:09  - Edited by 
 on: 08/06/13, 23:57:25
@-JKR- Neither the PS3 nor the 360 sold all that well until the price was $300 or less. Sure, the libraries were larger then too, but the price is clearly a factor as well. It's a combination of good price + games that beings in the big sales numbers, the kind Nintendo really need right about now. There's no way the Wii would have sold at $600. Heck, I doubt it would have sold nearly as well if it were $350. The 3DS also would not be where it is currently if it were still $250 (and probably $300 for the XL).

I'm waiting for a price drop and games, though if the Wii U were cheaper then I'd already own one.
Posted: 08/07/13, 00:02:05
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