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GN Podcast #451
 

Nintendo annual report 2013, including a message from Iwata



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06 Aug 2013 03:13

Consider me disturbed.
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06 Aug 2013 03:40

Dat legacy!

All things considered it's just formal PR from the man himself but it's always good to have a refresher course on what Nintendo is about and why they're in the business. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for them.
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06 Aug 2013 08:18

They are going to turn things around with the Wii U. It will not be the hit like the Wii was, but when looking at all them exclusives coming it's a must-have for any gamer. It's an amazing system with amazing and original games. Is it a new GC or DC? In a sense, as a gamer, I sure hope so! Them original games!!!!!

Too bad the trend is... Well... CoD. It's not a bad series but I want variety in my library!
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06 Aug 2013 10:06

Nice.
Also... looking over the timeline of consoles I still don't understand why they don't think of Game Boy Color as a separate console (GBC games couldn't be played on the original Game Boy, I'm pretty sure), but different models of the DSes and 3DSes (Lite, XL) gets their own category despite just being different models of the same thing?
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06 Aug 2013 10:12

Zanreo wrote:Nice.
Also... looking over the timeline of consoles I still don't understand why they don't think of Game Boy Color as a separate console (I think GBC games couldn't be played on the original Game Boy?), but different models of the DSes and 3DSes (Lite, XL) gets their own category despite just being different models of the same thing?


Yes, that's a bit ridiculous. The Gameboy Color had a whole library that could only be played on it. Gameboy Color games could not be played on Gameboys.

The only thing that the DSi and DSi XL had that the DS and DS Lite didn't have were the little games purchasable through the online shop, but ALL DS games were playable on ALL models of the DS. I owned only an original DS throughout the DS's lifespan. There was no reason to ever upgrade.

The Gameboy Color was a separate "generation", but the DS through DSi XL was all the same generation. I think Nintendo's just trying to cover their butts because they milked the DS's lifespan so long and rehashed the DS console way too many times.
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06 Aug 2013 10:23

"Those are some impressive hardware sales numbers, Iwata-san. I couldn't help but notice your timeline didn't include the Virtua--"
*SMACK*
"I told you to NEVER mention that name in my presence!!!"
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06 Aug 2013 12:47

Radiant wrote:

Yes, that's a bit ridiculous. The Gameboy Color had a whole library that could only be played on it. Gameboy Color games could not be played on Gameboys.

The only thing that the DSi and DSi XL had that the DS and DS Lite didn't have were the little games purchasable through the online shop, but ALL DS games were playable on ALL models of the DS. I owned only an original DS throughout the DS's lifespan. There was no reason to ever upgrade.

The Gameboy Color was a separate "generation", but the DS through DSi XL was all the same generation. I think Nintendo's just trying to cover their butts because they milked the DS's lifespan so long and rehashed the DS console way too many times.

Yeah, that should be enough for it to be considered a "new console". Yet they never seen to show it as one (I heard they count the GB and GBC numbers together for whatever reason)
Agree about the DSi (I never had a DSi either, I saw more reason to upgrade to a Lite than to DSi)and I can get the DSiWare games I missed on 3DS now anyway) but I can understand doing the DS and DSi separately. The same can't be said for the XL versions... and speaking of new models, why do they list GBA SP but not GBA Micro? (I actually saw it the other way around on some survey Nintendo had made, question was "What was your first handheld console" - they had GBA Micro as an option, but not the SP.)
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06 Aug 2013 16:49

Poor virtual boy. :P

Odd that portable software has sold less even though more systems have been sold.
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06 Aug 2013 16:52

@Mako
It's probably because a majority of people own one system per a household, but many portables.

One Wii & 4 DS's

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