Category Archives: Opinion Articles
Jamie Butterworth goes over his Super Smash Bros for Wii U & 3DS Direct impressions. Check it out below.
Bit of a slow week, but we still got some good stories to go over, including the rumored 3rd party (Mature) Wii U exclusive. Subscribe to my PE Reviews Channel for the latest videos, let’s plays, reviews, and more.
My last video caused quite the buzz on Kingdom Hearts III potentially coming to Wii U. I wanted to explain myself further why I feel Kingdom Hearts III is a good fit for Wii U, and why Nintendo fans have proven they deserve the opportunity to play KH3 on the system of their preference. Subscribe to my PE Reviews channel for the latest videos.
DePapier from the Playeressence community has written another article discussing Nintendo’s possible discount and dedicated user program Iwata mentioned during the investor meeting in January.
Francis briefly discusses Watch Dogs on Wii U being delayed. Subscribe to my PE Reviews channel for more news updates, reviews, gameplay, and more.
After the whole Watch Dogs debacle from Kotaku. Stephen Totilo, editor in chief of Kotaku said “Anonymous sources are, I believe, an essential part of reporting.” As an editor myself, I feel this is completely BS, as what Mr. Totilo forgot to mention to his loyal readers is ‘anonymous sources’ are a way for Kotaku to gain more revenue by beating other news outlets to the punch. Fate of the game has written a nice article discussing the practice of journalism, and how Kotaku is breaking many rules for their own selfish gain. Read the article here, then come back to PE to discuss.
There is so much technical jargon in this post it made my head spin. But there is a guy who actually thinks the Wii U is stronger than the PS4 and Xbox One, and he ‘appears’ to be doing a good job of explaining why. Read the full post here. Or you can get the cliff notes version below.
Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata, has admitted he misread the market. He also said that he needs to a better job of tracking Western trends. Change is coming to Nintendo, Iwata said it himself. But what change is coming? Here are my ideas of what I think, Nintendo will do to remedy Wii U and 3DS sales.
Playeressence user Gryphonofmight, has listed his top ten most anticipated games of 2014. See which games made the top ten below.
We have a brand new writer for Playeressence! His name is Diego Arias, and he feels that the 8th generation of systems, will have more issues and problems than the 7th generation.
GenGAME has penned a fantastic article discussing why profitability matters more than sheer units sold. Get a snippet of the article here.
Super Mario 3D World’s opening week sales were absolutely destroyed by the media. Unfair comparisons, proclamations of being outsold with missing information, and just flat-out sensational titled articles, infested the internet for weeks regarding Super Mario 3D World’s sales. But as the dust settled, and the Wii U sold more units, Super Mario 3D World is proving to be an “evergreen” title. While Lighting Returns and Knack sales have fallen off a cliff.
Microsoft has announced that they are “committed” to releasing the Xbox One in Japan, in 2014. While Microsoft might be committed to doing this, the Japanese consumers are not committed to buying Microsoft’s consoles.
It’s pretty clear at this point that a lot of Microsoft and Sony fans want Nintendo to go third-party. Even Jason Rubin, the former CEO of THQ said he wants Nintendo to go software only. I was going to write article why Nintendo won’t go third-party anytime soon, but that type of article has been beaten to death. So I figured I can write an article on the games that drive Microsoft and Sony fans to say Nintendo should go third-party. Here are the top five upcoming games I could think of.
Just in case you missed the Media Create Charts this morning, Nintendo sold more than 200,000 units of hardware this past week. The 3DS sold over 181,556 units. The Wii U picked up 74,903 units, while 14 Nintendo titles charted in the top 20. Super Mario 3D World pushed another 57,862 units. Showing that Mario games always sell for long periods of time. While GungHo’s Puzzle and Dragons Z moved 543,630 units. More details below.
Gaming site Pietriots, has listed four depressing realities surrounding “next-gen gaming.” From Platinum Games to DRM, this article covers a wide rage of “depressing realities” in the gaming industry right now. Read the article here. Thanks Normal Gamer for the tip!
As you guys know, I’m a huge Nintendo fan. But at the same time, I feel Nintendo is being quite dicey with their YouTube Copyright policies.
You guys know how I do it at Playeressence, I try to be balanced. I just posted a video with Rich from ReviewTech blasting Nintendo and agreeing with Jason Rubin. Now I’ll post an article discussing some good news on Wii U. Check it out here. Thanks Ricard for the tip! Btw Ricard published a new article yesterday.
You guys asked for him, and he has responded. Ricard Julianti is finally back with another interesting, amazing, and thoughtful opinion article. If you only have time to do one thing today, make sure it’s to read this article.
Brayden Cole from ACHP discusses Jason Rubin’s controversial comments on Nintendo.
Gimme Gimme Games site owner Kevin Femmel, has discussed Jason Rubin’s thoughts on Nintendo’s hardware being “irrelevant”. Get a snippet of the interview below.
Nintendo Enthusiast’s Shawn Long has published an interesting discussing why negative Nintendo news is so popular. Get a snippet of the article below.
Playeressence user and major news contributor Anti, has brought to light an interesting comparison of Deus Ex Human Revolution Director’s Cut UK sales. It seems like the Wii U version did ok, but the PS3 and Xbox 360 completely flopped. See all the comparisons with links and numbers below.
Ok, so I got Sonic Lost World at midnight and got to play through the first couple levels. And my knee jerk reaction to the game is that its pretty good. I’m going to be reviewing the game on my PE Reviews channel, so stay tuned for that on Sunday or Monday. Nintendo has uploaded the Sonic Lost World launch trailer as well, check it out below.
Gaming Blend is really trying to start something here. In an article by William Usher, he claims that the Wii U has more “next-gen” games, that run in 1080p 60fps, over the PS4 and Xbox One . I’m not going to agree or disagree, I’ll just post some of the stuff he said, then link the whole article.
We all know Nintendo just delayed Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze on Wii U. However, this brings up a great opportunity to purchase a quality third-party game in its wake.
One of our users Eyeofcore, has a amazing breakdown of the Wii U’s specs in response to a thread asking if the Wii U is powerful enough to handle GTA 5. Get the full breakdown below.
Ok, so next Sunday the Deluxe Wii U Set drops in price by $50 and retailers start to phase out the Basic 8GB Wii U set. When Nintendo announced the price cut and the 2DS, it was via press release and YouTube videos, not Nintendo Direct. I have a feeling Nintendo is going to have a small Nintendo Direct next week to hype up the Wind Waker HD Bundle.
Although Reggie Fils-Aime thought the PS4 and Xbox One’s launch line-ups are “meh”, that doesn’t mean there are not some good games for each system at launch. Get the full breakdown of the PS4 and Xbox One’s launch line-ups below.
Here we go again, Nintendo doomed, and not because of Sony or Microsoft, but Apple and their new iOS gaming service that’s coming. I said I wouldn’t link this article but after reading it, I couldn’t help but laugh at its stupidity. There are more holes in it than swiss cheese.
In the four weeks Pikmin 3 has been out in Japan, Wii U sales have risen 117% from the previous four weeks. Get the full statistical break-down below.
timg57867 insisted I put up this article from GenGame, and since I am a man of the people, tim’s request will be fulfilled. Check out this article discussing why the Wii U can still pull through this generation, it’s a nice change of pace from all the doom talk.
The June NPD numbers are in, and the industry is set in a massive slump right now. PS3 sales are down, 360 sales are down, the PS Vita is selling horribly and the Wii U is not much higher than that. However, there is one shining star, and that is the 3DS. Get the full breakdown of the numbers and my own personal analysis of each systems performance.