RUMOR: 3DS XL considered a "re-launch", Vita situation ->

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  1. soulx
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    (BEFORE PLAGIARISM) An insider on gaming forum, neogaf gave some details on the 3DS XL and Wii U situation.




    http://gonintendo.co...story&id=181935

    grain of salt and all that but this comes from an insider on neogaf so it should be true.
     
  2. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

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    So making a bulleted post on a forum is a credible source?

    Well I fucking hate news in this modern age.
     
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    *ahem* "insider"

    The dude has posted tons of correct info not shown before and I think is verified by the mods there so this is more credible than the average rumour.
     
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  4. TehSkull

    TehSkull Living the life

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    I hope they give the WiiU a bigger "retail presence" than the 3DS got. I was desperate to try one out after I preordered and I heard about Best Buys having demo units. I searched for a good 5-10 minutes before I had to ask somebody where the demo unit was.

    On an aisle end, facing the wall. The furthest aisle end in the VG section from the front door. Pretty depressing.

    Also, I hope they don't make the demo units exclusive to some crowded store like Walmart (see: Kinect) where the demo units are usually broken by retarded redneck kids or being used by a big group of people that you don't feel like asking for a turn.

    @Guild: Don't worry too much about it. This whole thread is non-information. Just some general ideas that anyone could say and have come relatively true because it's so vague. See: Psychics, palm readers, and fortune cookies.
     
  5. reshx

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    impresive....non-port titles.... coming during a year.... aww yeah
     
  6. KingVamp

    KingVamp Great... AETHER!

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    While I'm trying to see this from a different angle, but I didn't see what Vita status has to do with the Wii u. I mean I see games going to another system like the wii u,but how is it taking it a way? Should they just continue putting it on the system?

    Nintendo wants workers to compare the U controller to the iPad? Wouldn't that confuse people even more?
     
  7. soulx
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    The guy clarified it.


    Basically, devs were making games for both Vita+Wii U but now are doubting their decision because of the Vita's bad sales. Andd some devs are doing the opposite and moving their Vita games to the Wii U.

    No one is going to confuse the iPad with the Wii U.


    The iPad is an iPad, well-known and popular Apple product. The Wii U is the Mario machine. It'll just help consumers realize its similarity to the already-existing iPad.
     
  8. jagerstaffel

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    I'm hoping this is more along the lines of them explaining how you could enjoy a large touchscreen and buttons, similar to how a person went from a button only device to a touchscreen only device like the iPad. It'd be really strange to have those workers trained to tell people why it's better than the iPad :blink:
     
  9. ShadowSoldier

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    Wii U pad > iPad because the Wii U Pad actually has buttons.
     
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  10. Pleng

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    Please do go on; I'd love to hear about the similarities!

    So far I've got:
    • it has a touch screen
    • ...
    • that's it
    The first point isn't really that similar anyway as it's resistive and you'll often be using a stylus. You certainly won't be doing all the hoopy pinch manoeuvres that you do on an iPad. So with that point out the way, that only leaves my 2nd and 3rd points.
     
  11. ferofax

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    off the top of my wish list, it should contain:
    Animal Crossing 3DS
    Shin Megami Tensei IV
    Project X Zone
    Monster Hunter 4
    Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracles
    Professor Layton VS Ace Attorney

    ...I think for the most part, that about covers the exclusives.
     
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  12. reshx

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    i remember seeing that SMT soul hackers will be in the 3ds , is it the SMT IV?
     
  13. soulx
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    The simple fact that it has a touchscreen and resembles one a bit. The average consumer will look at the Wii U controller and instantly think of the iPad. It's smart to play on that fact and mention what else it can do.
     
  14. chavosaur

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    Fweh, shouldn't it be expected that non port games should be coming in a year?
    Anyway, I find it odd that vita sales affect publishers decision between vita and wii-u. I mean, the wii-u may have a tablet controller, but it's not a handheld. So wouldnt a publisher making a handheld game rather port that game to another handheld? Or are we to expect purely Tablet controller games in the wii-u future?
     
  15. TwinRetro

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    Vita doesn't sell very well because it doesn't have many great games.

    Vita doesn't have many great games because it doesn't sell very well.


    It seems like the only reason Vita is dying a slow death at the moment is because devs and publishers are too scared to take a chance on it.
     
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    YES!!!!!! It would be great if they also made another final fantasy crystal chronicles like the gamecube one but with online co-op!
     
  17. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Vita also has expensive upfront cost. Vita + Vita memory card cost a lot of money.
     
  18. Rock Raiyu

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    Its an old Sony strategy, they've been doing this since they've entered the gaming industry.
     
  19. chavosaur

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    Strategy? Well they call it old for a reason, they sure as hell need a new one.
     
  20. gamefan5

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    With great power comes great responsability. Clearly the devs couldn't handle the Vita's power.
    Also there seems to be a bit of bad news.

    http://www.allthegamesites.com/2012/07/25/japanese-agency-investigating-overheating-ps-vitas/

    There seems to have been 31 cases of PSVitas overheating in Japan. Hope that doesn't happen to you guys.