I actually had to Google that. Never heard of it before.
That Light Gun was amazing! I spent more time playing Duck Hunt than any other game in the NES. Duck Hunt was really, for me anyways, the Wii Sports of it’s time.
Anyways, Nintendo did sell many bundles.
- The Deluxe Set, retailing at US$199.99, included R.O.B., a light gun called the NES Zapper, two controllers, and two Game Paks: Gyromite, and Duck Hunt.
- The Basic Set with no game, retailing at US$89.99
- The Basic Set with with Super Mario Bros for US$99.99
- The Action Set, retailing in 1988 for US$149.99, came with the Control Deck, two game controllers, an NES Zapper, and a dual Game Pak containing both Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt.
However, my true big love today would be Metroid:
First no-bundled game I got and lord did I love the heck out of it. Later fel in love with Mega Man 2 and 3 (The first was too annoyingly hard.)
I don’t think it accounts for any digital distribution. I think all PS4 and XB1 are available for sale in digital form from day one.
Unless you talking about Tetris where The Tetris Company seem to go after any notorious game that features the classic building blocks used in their game.
A US District Court judge ruled in June 2012 that the Tetris clone “Mino” from Xio Interactive infringed on the Tetris Company’s copyrights by replicating such elements as the playfield dimensions and the shapes of the blocks.
I am not sure how significant the countries may be, they may be much smaller markets, but the XB1 launched on 13 countries while the PS4 was in 31 countries by Dec 1, 48 by Dec 13. They have been expanding their distribution way faster than Microsoft and that may affect sales.
What carrier you had to go to? I thought every carrier had at least some Nokia phone… although hard to beat the 1020 camera…
The cam in the 1520 is amazing, I know the 1020 is even better…
It’s a Lego game. Auto buy for me. No need for review or hands-on, all i care are dates and answers to questions like “this will be a 3 or 2 part game”, something this article answered.
Actually I do ponder if I should hold on until i get a PS4… Been holding on the other Lego games just in case. I know it’s not a demanding game series, but hear they go crazy with the “Lego bit particles” on the PS4/XB1 versions. Still need to find a video comparing that in previous Lego games.
Later I got to update the charts to show the latest numbers, also, I realize that there is a probable issue with the PS4 being available in more countries than the XB1. The PS3 also may have been too strong due to Japan demand, who during all this Christmas season had no access to the new gen consoles. So I will also add some charts only displaying US numbers.
Ugh, I am not sure I would be ever be able to go back to such a small screen. I loved my tiny iPhone but that screen… too small for me. Mind you, also think the 1520 may be too big. I am seriously considering stepping down to the 1020 or its refresh whenever it becomes available.
I would keep the 360. There are likely still many 360 small but fun titles going to be released that at least may give you rentals or cheap purchases.
If you decide to sell it, though, don’t do so at Gamestop or Craigslist. Instead sell them via Amazon.com. It may take a while but you can make it very stress free. You may even be able to ship them to amazon and let them do the final shipping if you are ok with them getting an extra commission, but at the end you will get more money than Gamestop will ever give you. Just go to amazon.com now and see what is the cheapest asking price for your unit and games. You may be able to charge a bit over that if you don’t want to be the next sold unit.
I think the article is an intentional joke. The closing argument is a downplayed flip on the whole article. A Genesis dev says the oposite: if he had not worked on the Genesis version, he would have bought the SNES one!
Huge budget titles tend to take 2-3 years to make. It is fair to say any game that starts development today will be next gen only, but the number of games that have been in development since before will likely be cross platform for a year or two.
Acording to VGCharts, the PS3 is outselling the XBOne in Janury. These are the global numbers for the month of January:
And ongoing numbers for February:
Another very interesting data point is the sales for AC4 – Black Flag:
2.63 - PS3
2.32 - X360
1.34 - PS4
0.67 - XOne
0.38 - PC
0.14 - WiiU
The PS3 is still moving VERY well (TOO well, it outsold the XB1 in January…), and due to huge install base for both consoles, the PS3 and X360 both are selling a gargantuan amount of game copies. If the studios are in it for the money (and obviously they are) they will feel forced to keep pushing for the previous generation for as at least as long as these distributions change drastically.
That aside: Poor Nintendo… :(
Dont jinx it!!! Dont say such thing please dont!!!
2010, and I am right now tempted to buy both from Amazon :P
It does in the Magical World of Accounting (no joke, such sales will be split in reports for 2 distinct months.)
Funny side story, you know if you divorce exactly Dec 30 you will be considered to have not been married all year long, as far as taxes go?!
Increasing the power at this pint is out of the question for a console. I can see them releasing a Kinect-free version, keep on selling the bundle (lets see how many go for it at that point) and price the cheaper version less than 400. I know the first thought is “lets make it $100 cheaper so it can compete with the PS4” but we have heard that the Kinect costs as much as the full XB1 to produce.
Its very likely they can go lower. A $349 or $329 XB1 with no Kinect may not only sell a ton, it may kill the WiiU and gain them some ground against Sony. Don’t forget, the success of the Xbox 360 was heavily built on the shoulders of Xbox 360 Arcade editions (low cost versions with no hard drive.)
1) I don’t have a setup box, I don’t have cable and gambling around that tech is gambling on a dying industry. Sure, Cable may outlive the XB1 and PS4 but it wont be but a shadow of its former self 10 years from now.
2) I am sure most people can keep on using their Cable box remotes. I know quite a few people with an XB1 that have not bothered plugging their STB into the XB1.
Wii Motion Plus got lots of support. I think tons of game by the end, including Skyward Sword, required it. In fact, legacy wiimotes stopped being sold, I think. Any new Wii shipped with the Motion+ and all sold on the shelves also were Motion+ versions.
The Wii Balance Board sold some good 42 million units (as of 2012, bet much more by now.)
The rumble pack for the N64 was another huge success, so huge that it became an industry standard going forward.
And hell, look the huge success that were plastic instruments until the industry burned everyone out of the music game genre.
As of February 2013 there had been 24 million Kinect sold for the 360. Lack of support for it had nothing to do with installable and more to do with the lack of actually interesting titles for the Wii: it really ends up being mostly just a gimmick and hard to make non-workout/party games with the things. Regardless what people say when asked, few want to spend a full CoD session standing, waving arms, and yelling commands.
Overall, the legend of “peripherals don’t work” is no longer true, it was only used to explain the failure of CD and 32x add-ons for consoles of the past and it cant explain why the Kinect had underwhelming software support.
I tried it, it does not work for me (the voice recognition I mean.) I do have an accent though, but so does most the planet.
I will agree with you on this: the PS3 was also overprized and arrogant at launch. I didn’t have one personally until about a month before the holidays and that was a gift.
Sony had a very weak launch with the PS3 and they only changed directions via a strong combination of leadership changes, change of tone, and huge list of great 1st party titles, highlighted by Uncharted and Last of Us. That in addition to being much more friendlier with 3rd party studios managed to get Sony to catch up to the point where they barely outsold the XB360 at the end.
What many are telling MS right now, is to change direction fast, don’t let Sony to gain too much of an advantage, because it will take a LOT for them to catch up, and I honestly doubt MS will be able to come up with enough 1st party franchises to convince players to stick around.
Microsoft needs to change its tone, stop forcing the Kinect on players (keep shipping a version with it, just offer one without it for under $400) and quit on the stupid micro-transaction things they are adding to games like Ryse (seriously… wth…)
We are not saying this to sabotage the XB1, we are saying so it can become a stronger product!
Tons of mobile game devs spend their bulk of their savings on going to GDC as they know it’s the only chance they may have to get some coverage. The place is plagued with mobile devs that should not even be counted, imo. We don’t need such a report to know that the 100 Flappy Bird clones With A Twist™ are not going to be ported to the Wii U.
Looking at the numbers, it seems they asked every single dev that is working on an Android game and aggregated it in there. You will notice if you follow the link they also list a huge number of “self-publishers.”
It’s hard to have a clue what the number of actual console developers is, but it should be somewhere between 20% minimum to 37% maximum. These numbers assume both extremes: zero cross-platform games between the PS4 and XB1, and total cross-platform games. If I was to guess, I think numbers are closer to total cross-platform than otherwise, so I’d guestimate 22%-25%
In those ranges, it means Nintendo has the attention of something between 11% and 20% of console developers. With my guestimates, that would be between 16% and 18%.
Numbers are still low, but not as crazy low as the article makes it sound.
He still has a very good point (if his statement is true.) Sure, it’s literally it’s not slander, but it’s still like saying that only 0.08% of all humans bought a PS4 and call it “bad news.”
It is just misleading and a misrepresentation of the truth.
I would actually like to see the percentage of console devs that would target the Wii U.
Well that sucks… I like my disks. Hopefully they do like they did with Duck Tales and we get a disk release later on.
So… is this only a digital download game? I was not able to find the game anywhere in Amazon.com and the only entry in Gamestop.com was for a PC download…