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Re: Is brand loyalty "worth it?"
« Reply #30 on: August 07, 2015, 03:42:24 PM »
This is turning into an expensive handheld.

Still, I would own it if it could be both portable AND dedicated like that.  I guess I'm just spoiled by the full-budget, HD Mario, Smash, and Kart games.  I don't want to lose those.
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Re: Is brand loyalty "worth it?"
« Reply #31 on: August 07, 2015, 05:07:59 PM »
I'm not sure I understand the controller issue.  If the handheld is connected to the TV, isn't it the controller itself?  When I connected my PSP to my TV I didn't use a separate controller; my PSP controlled the action. 

Still, options are good.  Play on the go, or play at home.  I find myself playing games on my iPad and 3DS more than my PS3.

As for brand loyalty, I already answered that.  my brand loyalty pertains more to clothing than anything else.  Some brands of clothing are simply better sized and shaped to my body type. 
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Re: Is brand loyalty "worth it?" tha
« Reply #32 on: August 07, 2015, 07:01:30 PM »
RE: Nintendo

It'll be a long walk off a very high bridge before Nintendo ever actually tanks. Unlike Sega and other companies that failed at the console hardware biz, Nintendo is nowhere near financial ruin. Let's remember that the Saturn did so poorly for Sega, they had to have a sugar daddy bail them out. Even if you consider the Wii U a flop (I prefer underperformer, since it doesn't lend itself to exaggeration), the 3DS makes money hand-over-fist, they had an enormously good run with the Wii and DS, and they'll continue to make their great hardware-software combo work.

I don't really think that Nintendo is in any financial trouble.  But I do think that if the Wii U continues to eat it as hard as it has (just over 10 million units in almost 3 years  puts it on pace to do worse than the N64 and the Gamecube.  Making it Nintendo's worst selling console ever.) and Playstation continues to trounce them in the home gaming market (PS4 has sold 15 million more units over a year less) that it would be a lot easier for them to look at the run-away success of their handhelds (as well as the rise of mobile gaming) and decide that that's where their future ultimately lays.


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Re: Is brand loyalty "worth it?"
« Reply #33 on: August 08, 2015, 02:10:30 AM »
I'm not sure I understand the controller issue.  If the handheld is connected to the TV, isn't it the controller itself?  When I connected my PSP to my TV I didn't use a separate controller; my PSP controlled the action. 

Still, options are good.  Play on the go, or play at home.  I find myself playing games on my iPad and 3DS more than my PS3.

As for brand loyalty, I already answered that.  my brand loyalty pertains more to clothing than anything else.  Some brands of clothing are simply better sized and shaped to my body type. 

The smart thing to do would be to have the handheld as de default controller, but offer a wireless controller as an alternative/to be used for multiplayer. Sold separately, of course.

Basically, the thing would be like a Vita TV with a screen and buttons, I guess.


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Re: Is brand loyalty "worth it?"
« Reply #34 on: August 08, 2015, 03:58:28 AM »
I'm not sure I understand the controller issue.  If the handheld is connected to the TV, isn't it the controller itself?  When I connected my PSP to my TV I didn't use a separate controller; my PSP controlled the action. 

An inferior controller. Functional? Yes. Ideal? No.

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Re: Is brand loyalty "worth it?"
« Reply #35 on: August 10, 2015, 10:01:41 AM »
I'm not sure I understand the controller issue.  If the handheld is connected to the TV, isn't it the controller itself?  When I connected my PSP to my TV I didn't use a separate controller; my PSP controlled the action. 

An inferior controller. Functional? Yes. Ideal? No.

This.  Yes, I COULD play Smash on the 3DS.  But why?  Why when I have an HD option with the GC controller?  I don't want that option to die.

Also, as Tomara pointed out: local multiplayer?
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