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And I concur.
No, my PC has 8 months, it’s a core i5 ultrabook, not a gaming PC which was my point: not everyone has a gaming PC and most people have PCs far less powerful that the new gen consoles.
I know that in Belgium, Xbones are much harder to find… because it hasn’t been released here yet!
OK, I’ll let myself out…
Maybe they don’t like that racket operation from the Brazilian government.
It helps forcing companies interested in the Brazilian market into manufacturing over there, what I believe Microsoft is doing with the Xbone and I think Sony too with the PS3?
Well, that’s 3 out of 3 for now ;-)
So I guess I’m not the only one not clicking instantly with all the thanksgiving references and all…
^ What Silver says.
Underpowered isn’t a problem in itself at all. It’s more than enough to allow Nintento to make their games, but as far as multiplatform goes, it’s another story altogether. I think Nintendo could make an effort to keep up with the console competition in terms of power so that buying a Nintendo console would allow having both great Nintendo games and great third party ones, because there’s more to third party than COD.
What PC is offering isn’t bad at all indeed. But I was comparing console gaming with console gaming, which might be a more apt comparison than console with PC which is quite a different beast if you ask me.
Also PS4 is certainly more powerful than my PC.
Nintendo games don’t do much for me, I’m not afraid to admit. Although they’re probably the best games available for younger gamers and I’m not ruling out buying my first Nintendo home console in a few years when my daughter are a little older.
It’s still relevant to know that they managed to sell everything they could have produced, and that it’s more than 2 millions in a very short span of time.
For example, with the PS3, they didn’t manage to sell nearly as much. So it’s still interesting.
It’s fairly easy to believe, especially given Nintendo’s history.
I mean Gameboy advance, gameboy advance SP and gameboy micro were all simply gameboy advance in the end, yet had either something added to the name (“SP”) or another name entirely (“Gameboy micro”).
Another example, you have the DS, DSi, DS XL which, again, all are variations of the same system, yet have things added to the original name.
And better yet, the 3DS and the 2DS!
How in hell did Nintendo expect its Wii user base (most of whom aren’t exactly avid gamers and gaming news followers) to understand that Wii U wasn’t some new variation of the Wii?
I’m often wondering what percentage of Polygon readers are from outside the US… anyone has any idea?
This was a great read and a really awesomely illustrated feature!
I was afraid we were gonna point fingers at guys once again but we didn’t! If anything, we pointed fingers at marketers and I’m all for that!
Well… Nintendo is offering the same as usual, an underpowered (compared to the PS4/Xbone) platform to play Nintendo games (all those you’ve listed, and the occasional Lego City Undercover or Bayonetta 2).
Sony and Microsoft are offering platforms for all the other games out there from every other publisher/developer. That’s not bad at all if you ask me.
It just comes down to the question: do you like Nintendo games?
I’m with you on the whole thing. I download TV series because they only air dubbed in French over here, which is a real shame. But I’ve bought or gifted many TV series over the years that I wouldn’t have known if it weren’t for downloading them in the first place.
Whenever I’m offered a convenient and correctly-priced way, I’ll buy things I’m interested in.
And as you say, it’s a complex matter. I’m sure that one download isn’t equal to one lost sale, even though the industry tries to make it look that way. And I’m also sure that piracy drives sales to some extent. I think it would be really hard to estimate the complete effect of piracy and determine how much of a loss it actually represents for the big companies.
And as for games, I haven’t pirated one since the PS2 days (at the time, I downloaded lots of things I never even played…)
Well the supply numbers should roughly be equal to the sales number since the console is sold out everywhere.
That’s a really sad and stupid reason to die… It really saddens me.
OK, Sorry about the price, but my point remains.
And yet another full-price game with microtransactions in it (and random booster packs). This new generation of consoles is getting less and less attractive with each new review…
I sympathize. Is the PS4 launching in Eastern Europe too?
Although I think Video Unlimited is nicer to have than VidZone. I guess it depends on your media habits!
I don’t like playing on PC (and I’m not sure the game would run decently on my ultrabook). And also I have dozens of games I still need to get to anyway ;-)
Yeah 18 if you live in every country at the same time but the disparity between countries is huge as usual : 10 for the UK, only 2 for France, and amazingly 5 for Belgium even though I suspect one of them is dutch-speaking only. Still nice to have the RTBF but having some kind of on-demand streaming service would be nice…
That guy seems pretty nice! Also, Alan Wake is one of the very few games I regret isn’t available on PS3…
At the time my Bluray drive died, a lot of the first batch of PS3s were starting to have issues like that one or with the YLOD, so they were pretty overwhelmed with all the returns and it took twice the time they announced for them to return me a working (refurbished) console.
Regarding Microsoft manufacturing in Brazil though, from what I read, it seems like they’re doing this to avoid extremely high import taxes more than anything else.
Just like Phil Fish is actually named Jacques Paul Philippe Poisson (=fish)