Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 12, 2019 10:53:12 GMT -5
So, Just Dance 2020 is coming to the original Wii (but actually skipping the Wii U this year). It's not surprising at this point, but I was thinking about the implications.
If Ubisoft still finds it worth their time and resources to create a Wii version of Just Dance, then that means it must still be selling really well. And that means that there are a significant number of people who never moved past the original Wii, and to this day, still use it as their Just Dance box.
Either that, or a large number of collectors are buying it solely for the novelty.
But it also marks 13 years of official support for the Wii. This matches the length of time that games were officially released for the Atari VCS/2600 (1977-1990, although some sources say the final game came out in 1989), and one year shy of the 14 years the Neo Geo was supported (1990-2004).
The Wii is one of the longest officially supported game consoles in history, and could go for the record if Ubisoft keeps this up for two more years.
Post by nocturnal YL on Jun 12, 2019 11:04:30 GMT -5
Well, considering that Mario Kart Wii sales is still going on for some reason, I guess it does make sense to keep making Just Dance. It probably doesn't take them much development time since it's easy to import data that are needed for other versions anyway and make no program changes. so the only problem left is whether it still makes sense to make physical discs.
I've seen a community facility that still has a Dreamcast and a PS1 for the kids there to play. So I guess games for old systems do have a market, provided said systems have a large install base.
Mario Kart Wii's sale after all these years is still crazy. I think there was some fact it sold a million copies in the 11 month time period of Mk8 E3 2013 reveal to it's 2014 May release. That's for a 5-6 year old game (that still had MK7 available and the pending MK8 for sequels) is pretty impressive. Then from March 2018 to Mar 2019 it sold another 100,000 (compared to MK8 20,000), at that point the game is 11 years old has no (official) online multiplayer mode anymore and now exists in a world where MK8 Deluxe exists. To top it off these are all physical copies, there is no downloadable MK Wii version (not even on Wii U's eShop).
Think about those numbers when you have a struggling dev trying to get a newly released good game past their 1st million sold. There really is a large quiet audience of causal owners who refuse to upgrade their hardware or because it still works.
Nester the Lark: First, The Pokémon Company gets into trouble with that whole Pokémon Masters EX hashtag business, and now this.
Jan 14, 2023 9:55:16 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: That's very embarrassing (and also entertaining). But I wonder why would The Pokémon Company post something they probably didn't make themselves?
Jan 14, 2023 17:56:51 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Got to the ending of Xenoblade. I'll do the post-game contents in Casual Mode since they started to feel grindy. I'll also go back to the parts I skipped (mostly quests and Colony 6); there isn't much reason to play NG+, so I'll just complete the 1st run.
Jan 14, 2023 23:39:45 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'd like to be playing Fire Emblem Engage, but it wasn't delivered when it was supposed to be, and the shipment tracking hasn't been updated, so I have no idea what happened to it.
Jan 21, 2023 18:21:51 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Times like this make me wonder if Sakurai had the right idea, and buying games digitally is the way to go.
Jan 21, 2023 18:23:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Digital is usually more expensive and Switch only supports up to 2TB storage (about 140 to 200 games), but if you want to play games as soon as possible, it's the way to go.
Jan 22, 2023 1:48:00 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't know when will I be getting it. I'm still interested, but it's no longer the "pre-order, premium version" kind of interested. These days I order games in bulks, so maybe I'll wait.
Jan 22, 2023 1:49:34 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Finally, an update. It's marked as "out for delivery" again. Fingers crossed.
Jan 23, 2023 12:58:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: About the prices of digital games, I often find that when they go on sale, it's usually for very cheap prices. Except for first-party Nintendo games, which rarely go on sale, and not usually for that big of a discount.
Jan 23, 2023 13:01:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: But then, first-party Nintendo games usually hold their value for a long time even physically.
Jan 23, 2023 13:02:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Welp, that's 0 for 2 on the delivery.
Jan 23, 2023 23:11:36 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: And it's out for delivery again. Third time's the charm?
Jan 26, 2023 12:54:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: And that's 0 for 3 on the delivery.
Jan 27, 2023 9:49:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, the delivery company gave up and sent the game back to the retailer. My order is being cancelled and money refunded.
Jan 27, 2023 20:41:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been in contact with a customer service rep from the retailer all week, and they didn't understand why the package wasn't being delivered, either. But they're sending me a $30 gift card for the trouble, so that takes the sting out of it.
Jan 27, 2023 20:43:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Still considering the digital option at this point.
Jan 27, 2023 20:53:05 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Went back to my Wii U and downloaded updates / free DLC for games I don't have, in case I want to buy those.
Jan 30, 2023 7:22:29 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Wii U having only 32GB of storage isn't helpful at all. 3DS and Switch are expandable via SD cards, while Wii U only supports USB hard disks. It made sense in 2012, but with SD cards going up to 2TB now, not supporting that sounds silly now.
Jan 30, 2023 7:27:19 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: What started off as me checking what can I do with the Wii U ended up with me just having fun with the system. Also relieved that it still works perfectly fine after 2 years of disuse. Except the Wii U GamePad vibration motor, which now makes weird noises.
Jan 30, 2023 12:43:42 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I actually planned to use a mod to dump my games and save data, so that in case anything happens to it I can move on to emulation (since, unlike Switch, there's no save data backup service). I haven't started doing that, though.
Jan 30, 2023 12:45:00 GMT -5