That Voice in Your Head
- Sep 4, 2010
The problem with using Japan's numbers is that Japan's console industry is dead. The Wii U has been the top selling console for weeks now in Japan. That's how dead console sales are there. I will wait for worldwide numbers before I say Mario Kart 8 sold poorly. What we do know is that 1.2 million copies were sold in the first three days. All other information is too minimal for the big picture at this time.NuclearKangaroo said:well i dont know how many consoles it moved, i simply think it wasnt enough, and in japan the number of consoles this game moved is a bit underwhelming, tough the game itself sold very wellZachary Amaranth said:Hasn't Mario Kart 8 been a pretty dominant force thus far?NuclearKangaroo said:das Nintendo is kaput?
i knew the sales generated by MK8 wouldnt be enough, then again, they might have planned to close the office regardlessOr it would be, if Fisher Price used to be where you went for quality sex toys, which were licensed by them and published with their "seal of approval."Racecarlock said:You gotta love all the people who think nintendo needs to go in a more mature and gritty direction, because it's like asking fisher price to make sex toys.
Face it, Nintendo used to be the place you went for third party titles of all stripes as well as a decent serving of first part titles. Nintendo may have had some censorship issues on occasion, but the problem is more that the market changed and they didn't, rather than people expecting them to do something completely antithetical. I'd call modern Nintendo more akin to Fisher Price than classic Nintendo was.
Even still, this is closer to Fisher Price wanting to be competitive with the sex toy industry. I mean, Nintendo wants to court core gamers, and core gamers want the equivalent of sex toys in this example....
Frankly, I'd settle for Nintendo releasing the games people want within a year of launch, which I think is probably one of their biggest failings.
Yeah, I do. I'm pretty sure that applies to most modern games, even if you scale back the hyperbole a touch.Remember when games didn't need 37 women being raped, 97 torture references, and someone having a depression induced mental breakdown to be relevant?
Remember when Nintendo was a primary platform for games where you shot the hell out of things?
none of the other "killer apps" from nintendo has managed to move enough WiiU units to save the console, tough admitedly, Mario Kart might be their best bet yet, i still think it wont save the console