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      I've decided to extend our charity campaign for The Life You Can Save organizations for the entirety of 2017 so feel free to contribute at any time!  Periodically through the year, I'll have game giveaways for those who have donated to the campaign as a "thank you" for supporting this worthy endeavor!
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  1. This list is for Nintendo published games only? For Wii-U it's missing a few: Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge Wonderful 101 (few days out of window) Wii Fit U Wii is missing: Mario Strikers Charged Metroid Prime 3 (few days out of window) Too lazy to look back at 3DS... Xenoblade 2 / Fire Emblem: Warriors -- don't have release dates/ shouldn't be on the list...
  2. Would like to finish the Titanfall 2 campaign....
  3. If they don't want to track the controller -- don't do motion controls. Waggle sucks.
  4. If motion controls = what is capable with VR and Oculus touch -- then I'm all in. If motion controls = waggle -- then I'm not.
  5. I think you have missed my point. 3DS sales peaked in its second year on the market (2012) -- It did REALLY well in 2011/2012/2013 -- and has been declining since. That is NOT how video game hardware ususally sells and is not indicative of a healthy market in video games.
  6. It wasn't just a 2016 thing (3DS down 30%).... 2015 down 19%, 2014 down 8%... They are selling about half the number of 3DS games in Japan in 2016 that they sold in 2013.... Sun & Moon was the only bright spot in Japan in 2016. Yokai Watch 3 sold about half of what Yokai Watch 2 sold. (And yes, I have no idea what Yokai Watch is -- but the Japanese used to buy it a lot)
  7. What does selling well mean? Over 1 million? If so, I think there were two games that sold more than a million copies in Japan last year -- In 2013 there were probably 7 over a million -- with two over 3 million.
  8. A successor to 3DS -- Vita didn't sell particularly well in Japan. And to be honest, 3DS hardware sales were 75% lower in 2016 than they were in 2013 (in Japan). Hardware sales in Japan have been on a steady decline since 2013 -- and there is no guarantee that will stop. They could be an all-mobile market within a few years (particularly if Switch doesn't catch fire), as all hardware is selling at VERY minimal levels.
  9. If any of those Japanese developed games sell more than a handful of copies outside of Japan -- which they mostly don't -- they can put them on PS4 or PC. Switch would only be great for them if they have an install base that is significantly bigger than Wii-U.
  10. PS4/Xbox One Launch titles included: NBA 2K14 FIFA 14 Battlefield 4 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Call of Duty: Ghosts Forza 5
  11. The 3DS flopped at launch - it wasn't until 4 months after launch, when they reduced the price from $250 to $170 that sales took off. So, I agree that if they quickly lower the price by $80-$100 then it will sell a lot more.
  12. The ones that came in my MS Play & Charge kits are ~9 feet long
  13. I just feel this console ends up in no-man's land.... It will appeal to the Nintendo faithful -- but. based on Wii-U sales -- there are only about 10 million of those. It's too expensive to be a handheld for kids (DS was ubiquitous among young kids in its time) It's too expensive and doesn't have the "hit/unique game/experience" to replicate Wii's mainstream success. It's not powerful enough, and doesn't have enough software to be anyone's "go-to" console. (If leaked specs are to be believed it is 70% as powerful as an Xbox S, 55% as powerful as a PS4, and 25% as powerful as a PS4 pro) I don't know enough about Japan to guess whether it will hit there. But in the west -- it will be a great console for those who want to play Nintendo games and Japanese RPGs. I am guessing <15 million lifetime sales. That said, if they had come out with a $199 console (even if it was less powerful) and had Mario Kart and Pokémon coming out in 2017 -- I probably would have bought one for the kids. (And so that I could play Zelda).
  14. Yes. And I do use them for buying MS games/DLC. At the current rate -- you need about 29,000 points to get 1-year of live -- that same amount would get me just under $30 of MS store credit. I am averaging ~10,000 + MS points a month -- and all I am doing is spending 3 minutes a day "doing searches" on my phone/web browser and using edge on my home PC. I use about 30,000 on Xbox Live, and about 90,000 to buy $90 (or more) of Xbox points -- usually during a sale... (If you're doing "real" searches, you're doing it wrong.)