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BY2K
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(04-27-2012, 12:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

In an effort to salvage this thread I'm going to split out the articles out into a garbage thread and leave this one to discuss what Nintendo announced.

1.) Please use this thread to discuss the things discussed in the fiscal call.

2.) Please use the other thread to discuss media reaction stories: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=471908

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As it was done last time, I'm creating a thread for the investor meeting of tonight so we can have discussions on the bit of news we'll get from Nintendo. (Last time we got the NFC feature of the Wii U controller, the NSMB 3DS announcement and the Nintendo Network reveal.)

The resume of the meeting will be found here later: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/news/index.html
And we can follow this twitter for on-the-spot news: https://twitter.com/#!/gibbogame/

Meeting should start in approximately 2 hours. I'll update as fast as I can the OP with the latest info.

Western Support for the 3DS will catch up to Japanese support by E3.

Claimed overseas 3DS support was rising, will catch up to japan by E3 so not worried about jp v. international performance

Nintendo promises they have leanred from the 3DS and the Wii U will have a very rich launch line-up.

Have learnt lesson of 3ds launch, as a result WiiU will have very rich line-up from the beginning, a few rich titles

Big-ish news #1: New Super Mario Bros 2. will be available both at retail and digitally (full download to the SD Card.) You will be able to buy download codes at retail too, as a way to reduce inventory risks at retailers.

New super mario bros 2 will be offered for packaged or full download to SD card

Digital buys will also include retail as place for payment and download, but said "it does look complicated" in demo

Said game life is getting shorter, hence retailers carry few, digital will help retail as inventory risk reduced!

Iwata doesn't think retail margins will be coming down as a result of digital. Finished

Big news #2: Wii U Software will be available digitally at launch.

Don't see big price difference between retail and digital as digital will be sold be retailers, will be available at WiiU launch



Big news #3: Digital prices will be set by retailers, not by Nintendo.

Price digital will be set by retailers and not nintendo.settlement by retail not nintendo

Overall focused on improving quality, and having long term relationship with customers, hopeful digital will long term +ve

Won't comment on wholesale price to retail for digital versus packaged

Digital wholesale price will not be the same as packaged as inventory risk is different

Big-ish news #4: Wants a Wii Sports equivalent on Wii U, can't talk about it now for competitive reasons, will not remodel existing (game?)

Want to find WiiSports equivalent for WiiU, cannot explain for competitive reasons, will not remodel existing

Another confirmation of Wii U details at E3. The Japanese press will get the same presentation, but in Japanese, a week later.

WiiU - will launch this year in jp,us,eu and australia, more details at E3, that presso repeated in jp one week later

The E3 presentation will NOT reveal the price of the Wii U.

E3 will NOT include price details for WiiU

Gibbogame Tweets:

David Gibson ‏ @gibbogame
At nintendo results meeting - scheduled games list doesn't look much new except 3 pokemon titles for DS in usa this yr

3DS post xmas in japan success has accelerated while not overseas

Only has 6 in top 20 titles in usa versus over 15 in top 20 in japan, usa should be 3x jp performance

Views super smach bros 2 as key to usa and will have long term demand

(Actually talking about New Super Mario Bros 2, here.)

3ds has only 2, 3, 2 titles in top 20 in germany, france, spain respectively, 2 in UK

3ds standard title globally include mario kart etc, but also monster hunter, fire emblem, kid icarus, plus pokemon titles on ds will help

3ds core titles globaly inlude mario kart etc but also monster hunter and fire emblem

Launching 3ds in korea tomorrow,planning other countries as well, now talking about the potential of digital

Demand for 3ds in eu/us has been been rather very weak, think 3rd year crucial and then if surge will achieve nintendo like profits

Won't go all digital as it doesn't suit all users, want win-win relationship with retailers.


Needs to consider social gaming for Wii U, can't say more.


WiiU - will need to consider social game play, cannot say more

Last edited by Nirolak; 04-27-2012 at 05:53 AM.
bigtroyjon
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(04-27-2012, 12:02 AM)
Starts in two hours.
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(04-27-2012, 12:03 AM)
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3DS revision and price drop.
Game-Biz
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(04-27-2012, 12:03 AM)
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Lets get this party started.



Edit: Can someone find me that gif of Reggie dancing at an E3 conference from years ago? Cannot find it for the life of me.
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Shadowlink
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(04-27-2012, 12:03 AM)
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Yoshi's Island announcement incoming! :(
Brazil
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The link to the Twitter profile you posted has a <br/> in the end for some reason.
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(04-27-2012, 12:03 AM)
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Two hours or one hour?
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(04-27-2012, 12:04 AM)
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Going Android exclusive! Fingers crossed.
Instro
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(04-27-2012, 12:05 AM)
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I suspect there will be a lot of talk related to DD of retail games.
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Originally Posted by Shadowlink

Yoshi's Island announcement incoming! :(

zombie artoon to develop
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Oh shit. Last one had a few surprises.
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(04-27-2012, 12:06 AM)
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Someone better ask Nintendo about the reasoning behind their hardware forecasts.
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I won't fell into the carnival of stupid hype, so the least thing I expect are charts and price drops.
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(04-27-2012, 12:06 AM)
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i expect the revelation that nintendo was bought out by sony in the late 80s and that sony will be closing down this division to save on costs moving forward.
frankie_baby
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(04-27-2012, 12:06 AM)

Originally Posted by bigtroyjon

Starts in two hours.

I thought it was one hour
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(04-27-2012, 12:07 AM)
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I hope there is some confirmation that 3DS and WiiU will have retail games available through the eShop. Any new information about WiiU would be cool.
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(04-27-2012, 12:07 AM)
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Just gonna leave this here
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BlackJace
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Don't mind me. Just reserving my seat for this evening ;)
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(04-27-2012, 12:08 AM)
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They dumped a bunch of stuff in the consumer-facing Nintendo Direct. I really doubt we'll get much interesting news beyond Iwata's thoughts on technologies and the industry and politely telling investors with boners for cellphone and SNS games platforms to kindly STFU with graphs.
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Originally Posted by frankie_baby

I thought it was one hour

Japan time has its quirks. Its mystery has yet to unravel fully.
Vic
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(04-27-2012, 12:08 AM)
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Is there's a known twitter feed that will follow this meeting?
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Originally Posted by NinjaTehFish

[IMG]http://s19.postimage.org/wgoif811f/TROLLOL.jpg[IMG]

sigh.
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Originally Posted by crimsonheadGCN

I hope there is some confirmation that 3DS and WiiU will have retail games available through the eShop. Any new information about WiiU would be cool.

This was actually confirmed in the earnings report yesterday. So details might be forthcoming at this meeting.
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Originally Posted by Vic

Any known twitter feed that will follow this meeting?

check the OP.
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(04-27-2012, 12:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kazerei

Someone better ask Nintendo about the reasoning behind their software forecasts.

Fixed. Especially for 3DS.
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Now that Nintendo Direct is a normal thing for them I doubt there will be much in these anymore. It's a good thing though, these aren't suppose to be for announcing and promoting new games, they're to keep investors up to date. If the last Nintendo Direct didn't happen I'm sure NSMB2 would've gotten a screen or two here instead.
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(04-27-2012, 12:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by IceDoesntHelp

check the OP.

Oops. Should have read the OP.
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(04-27-2012, 12:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Instro

This was actually confirmed in the earnings report yesterday. So details might be forthcoming at this meeting.

That's good to know.
Brazil
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(04-27-2012, 12:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by IceDoesntHelp

check the OP.

You'd think people would've learned the OP's role by now.
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(04-27-2012, 12:09 AM)
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Feels good man
NinjaTehFish
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Originally Posted by Gravijah

sigh.

Izayoi
(04-27-2012, 12:11 AM)
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Mother 4 3DS, RSE 3DS remakes, and Metroid Prime Trilogy 3D.

Right guys?

Guys?
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(04-27-2012, 12:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Izayoi

Mother 4 3DS, RSE 3DS remakes, and Metroid Prime Trilogy 3D.

Right guys?

Guys?

Did you see Micaiah?
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Originally Posted by Izayoi

Mother 4 3DS, RSE 3DS remakes, and Metroid Prime Trilogy 3D.

Right guys?

Guys?

Plus Pokemon MMO for WiiU.
bigtroyjon
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(04-27-2012, 12:12 AM)
It starts at 10 AM in Japan and unless Google is lying to me, it's currently 8:12 in Japan.

It's in 2 hours, not one.
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(04-27-2012, 12:12 AM)
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First page!

I want some Animal Crossing news, they mentioned it as a big game for the fiscal year.

Only a bitch like Maple could push 11 million units.

http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/sales/software/ds.html

STAN
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Just in case.



Well, Japan, but the point still stands.
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I can't wait for that announcement of a Nintendo-Apple merger tonight.
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Originally Posted by Izayoi

Mother 4 3DS, RSE 3DS remakes, and Metroid Prime Trilogy 3D.

Right guys?

Guys?


Just put down the koolaide and step away from the computer.

:P
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Star Tropics: Tides from the Past developed by Rero Studios confirmed!!!
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sweeet
BY2K
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(04-27-2012, 12:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by bigtroyjon

It starts at 10 AM in Japan and unless Google is lying to me, it's currently 8:12 in Japan.

It's in 2 hours, not one.

Source?
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Originally Posted by jj984jj

Now that Nintendo Direct is a normal thing for them I doubt there will be much in these anymore. It's a good thing though, these aren't suppose to be for announcing and promoting new games, they're to keep investors up to date. If the last Nintendo Direct didn't happen I'm sure NSMB2 would've gotten a screen or two here instead.

The last investor meeting arguably had more exciting information than any Nintendo Direct. Certainly, you are correct in saying that Nintendo Direct removes the need to announce games at the investor meetings, but that leaves Nintendo open to announce much bigger and broad things like NFC in the Wii U controller and the Nintendo Network. That said, I wouldn't discount game announcements all together; Nintendo announced NSMB for 3DS at the previous meeting.
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Originally Posted by ElTopo

Let's see your BINGO cards folks:



Let the insanity begin. Soon hopefully, because I need sleep.

:|
Last edited by BurntPork; 04-27-2012 at 12:41 AM.
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Wait so when does this start up again?

EDIT - AW FUCK I'M TWO HOURS FURTHER THAN WHERE I NORMALLY AM SO STUFF IS STUPID DANG. 40 MINUTES. OKAY.
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Let's do this!
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(04-27-2012, 12:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by BY2K

Source?

well the time did change so it makes sense that if it is not now then it should be at 9 pm (I think).
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Originally Posted by BurntPork

We know, you're already crazy.

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