Wednesday, February 29, 2012

3DS Continues to outsell PSP Vita In Japan

3DS Continues To Outsell PSP Vita In Japan
Nintendo's 3DS handheld continues to dominate the charts in Japan. With 4 titles on the list below it's looking good for Nintendo's new handheld. In contrast Sony may have more titles on the list but only 3 of them are on the PSP.
  1. [PSP] Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave
  2. [3DS] Harvest Moon: The Land of Origin
  3. [PS3] Naruto Shippuden: Narutimate Storm Generation
  4. [PSP] I Don’t Have Many Friends Portable
  5. [PS3] Asura’s Wrath
  6. [PSP] Nendoroid Generation
  7. [3DS] Super Mario 3D Land
  8. [3DS] Mario Kart 7
  9. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3G
  10. [PS3] The Idolmaster: Gravure For You! Vol.5
Well the 3DS may or may not be winning by a large margin in the software category, but when it comes to selling the consoles themselves there is no place to argue with the 3DS.
  • Nintendo 3DS: 76,322
  • PlayStation 3: 27,111
  • PSP: 15,928
  • PlayStation Vita: 11,186
  • Wii: 7,878
  • Nintendo DS: 1,639
  • Xbox 360: 1,508
  • PlayStation 2: 1,269
 (My source for this article)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Analysis; Sonic 4 Episode 2 Screenshots Vol. 2

Continuing from the last Analysis, we have more screenshots from Sonic 4 Episode 2. If you wish to read the first Volume then click here.

Sonic 4 episode 2 screenshot
Night at the Aquatic Ruins Zone
1. One Shield Two Heroes
In this screenshot from Sonic 4 Episode 2 we have Sonic and Tails in what looks to be a shield of some sort, but when I took a closer look it seemed more like a graphical effect caused while doing a combo move. I've come to this conclusion do to both characters being in there (which is unusual for a shield in the Sonic Series) and it looks more like a speed effect caused by super fast spinning when looked at closely.

2. Aquatic Ruins Zone At Night
I already talked about the Aquatic Ruins  Zone graphic look last time and here we see it again, this time at night or possibly late evening. A similar thing happened in Sonic 4

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Analysis; Sonic 4 Episode 2 Screenshots Vol. 1

Thanks to Destructoid super-sleuth Jim Sterling we got some nice screenshots of the upcoming Sonic 4 Episode 2. I'm not just going to show you them, I'm also gonna analyze them.

Sonic 4 Episode 2 Aquatic Ruins Zone
Purple Sonic? Lighting effect or glitch?
 1. The Tornado
Impossible to miss is the Tornado, Sonic's Bi-plane. Even though it's Sonic's plane it's usually his buddy Tails (real name Miles Prower), although it's probably safe to say it's his now since he's always maintaining it and has it at his workshop (though never mentioned, Sonic still probably gave it to him at some point).

2. Purple Sonic
This is probably the second thing you noticed, a Purple Sonic! I am very sure this is just a lighting effect and not a palette glitch, probably due to the location of the sun. Upon a closer you can see that part of him is still blue, although I'm not really sure why. It could be that whatever lighting effect is going on isn't effecting his leg due to it's position or it could be a program glitch.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sega Confirms Sonic & Sega All Star Racing Sequeal

Sonic & Sega All Star Racing, Does Sonic really need a car?

It seems Sega is actually making a squeal to Sonic & Sega All Star Racing. It hasn't been confirmed for a Nintendo console yet but I decided that I'll post about it anyways.

Why does Sonic even need a car? I would actually prefer a squeal to Sonic R, at least he was able to run in that game.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

No DVD/Blu-ray Support on Wii U

Wii U DVD and Blu-ray
Wii U Does Not Play DVD or Blu-Ray

Nintendo has reconfirmed that the Wii U will not have DVD or Blu-ray support, This is actually understandable. The biggest issue is Nintendo always does there best to cut cost and adding such a capability to there console would make the console cost more (probably 50 bucks more). You could use that money you save from it not having the support to actually buy a separate one, and that'
s assuming you already don't have a device capable of doing so.

Nintendo DLC, Is it True?

Yes, Nintendo is actually considering adding DLC (DownLoad Content) for some of there games. This come from an article on

From other articles I've read, Nintendo has stated that they will not release unfinished games that make you have to pay for DLC to get the rest of the game.

Perhaps I'll create a list of things I want as download content.

Nintendo Network More Than A Re-branding

Nintendo Network
More then just Nintendo Wifi

In an earlier post I mentioned that the upcoming Nintendo Network that's set to replace the Nintendo Wifi Connection was just a re-branding with few updates. This has since been proven to be false. In recent articles the Nintendo Network will have much more to offer, although almost all information is still being kept secret by Nintendo we have herd that this new network will be supporting DLC (Download Content).

We'll probably have to wait for E3 2012 till we get the real news though.

Nintendo Legend Shigeru Miyamoto Looking For Next Hit Seires

Shigeru Miyamoto Nintendo new series
Miyamoto Looking For Next Hit

One of the latest bits of news from Nintendo is the legendary video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto is looking for the next big series. Now finding a hit series isn't an easy thing to do, but this legendary man has created big names before. Such names as Super Mario and Zelda are only a few of his masterpieces, not to mention he helped created many others that launched big time.

With Nintendo having problems lately Shigeru Miyamoto whose been the driving force of Nintendo (and possibly indirectly other video game companies) has stated that he believes the company must invest and develop it's way back to making a profit.

“Developing big hit titles must be the solution,” He told investors.

But with all the series Nintendo already has, what could they possibly come up with next. It may take some time but I'm confident if anyone could find such a new series it would be Shigeru Miyamoto.

Fan Trailer For Next Zelda On Wii U

Recently people and websites have been talking about a recent Zelda Fan Trailer that's been posted on YouTube. Although the trailer is interesting and fun to watch, the concepts used would be impossible for a good video game. In fact I'd same it's more suited to be a movie/anime with what was shown.

When I first watched it I was thinking it would be more of a possibility or a new Zelda video game. However the environments didn't look good to me and it seemed to play like a sidescroller than the normal Zelda titles. That's not to say that a sidescrolling Zelda is a bad thing, Zelda 2 The Adventure Of Link was an awsome game, but with the graphics used and the way Link went through them made me feel that if they made a Zelda title like this it would be more like a revamp of The legend of Zelda The Faces Of Evil on the Philips Cdi.

Yes I said it, I don't feel the concept of what was shown in the video to be Zelda worthy and is more suited to be a Cdi Zelda based on the Wind Waker Link. However when I think about it as a video and not a game it can be pretty inspiring as an animated series or a movie.

So in all this Fan Trailer is good as a video but not a game.