- Nov 30, 2012
These were the first. But please, inform me which ones are the right ones?And that's exactly the problem. Wrong systems.
The N64 had most of it's success in the US, in case you didn't know. In Japan it was almost a total failure. In Europe it's sales were meh as well.And while you are sarcastic and dismissive in the rest of your post, it's very clear the press had something to do with it along WITH game droughts which you omitted for convenience. As it only had the type of sales id did (almost 6 million NPD just short) in the US. Nowhere else. Seems weird for such a ground breaking game that shocked the world and made everyone dance. Almost caught up by Golden Eye (less than a 850k gap) also in the US, I think surpassed by GE in the UK. and surpassed by Mario Kart in Japan.
Goldeneye had a much bigger marketing campaign than the N64 itself or it's launch titles in the UK. Even in Greece, where Nintendo's representative company hardly made TV ads, made one for Goldeneye.
And as a European, let me also inform you that most of the bias and propaganda in the press was mostly benefiting the Playstation. In my country magazines would do anything to patronize N64's good games (like how every 3D platformer is kiddy but conveniently forgetting to mention the same for games like Croc on the PS1).
So please, i know bias and propaganda. Got sick of it back in the day and it was one of the reasons i never gave a shit about the press.