Neoseeker : News : Nintendo expects amiibo to help reinvigorate Wii U install base
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XxSkelterXx Jun 19, 14
Lol....great strategy Nintendo
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Yay4sean Jun 19, 14
RIP Nintendo. Biggest sign of desperation!
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Rendan Jun 19, 14
Nintendo done goofed.
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SpOOK Jun 19, 14
I'm conflicted on this strategy. On one hand, Skylanders alone does phenomenal, on the other, I don't like the implication that future first-party games will offer some bonus or advantage to purchasing toys (ie outside of software). They look cool, but my mom stopped buying me shit when I was 17. And then she died. As a guy who just likes to play games, I can't see these being a worthwhile investment.

I'll need more info before I disregard them entirely; namely price, and function. This is something that should be tested on Smash Bros before adopted altogether. It doesn't sound like that's the case, although that doesn't mean they'll be completely dysfunctional as far as casual play goes. It's risky, I think, but if the implementation is smooth we might just see more interactive, collectible games in the future.

Personally, I would've liked a YGO game that involved similar tech. It just fits better than Mario Kart, Smash, Zelda, Mario, etc.
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RC Cola King Jun 19, 14
I'm definitely not interested, but I think it may attract some of the skylanders and disney infinity crowd, namely children.
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Eiche Jun 19, 14
Like I mentioned in another article, I'm likely going to collect them more as figurines than anything else. Still like the look of the Link one for Smash, and would like a Diddy Kong one as well.

Do I think this will sell that well? No, not really. I don't really see it taking off, but depending on how the cross-game compatibility work I could be proven wrong, of course.
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Huntereb Jun 19, 14
"Hey guys, wanna go play with me on my Wii U?"

"What? No way, that things a child's toy."

This would be a conversation I would have with anyone I know (Except a select few Fanboys like me).
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Auron32 Jun 20, 14
*sigh* what happened, they used to be KING of the consoles, now they're reduced to this...

the last console that even felt remotely appealing to me as an adult was the gamecube. the Wii had a select few awesome titles but the Wii u does not, and fear it ever will at them moment.
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Alanar Jun 20, 14
Honestly, I would just buy them if they were figurines...>.>
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Slash Jun 20, 14
quote Spook
I'll need more info before I disregard them entirely; namely price, and function.

$10-$15 for each figure.
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Game Over Jun 20, 14
quote Slash
quote Spook
I'll need more info before I disregard them entirely; namely price, and function.

$10-$15 for each figure.
That's pretty overpriced...
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dragonclawz Jun 20, 14
If they are new characters that can be introduced to games like MK8 and SB, then I will probably buy a few.

If they are just of existing characters, I could honestly care less about being able to 'level up characters and build stats' at all times.
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DedValve Jun 20, 14
Drop the Nintendo Waifu Collection (rosalina, lucina, wii fit trainer (f), Anna, Anna, Anna (again), ZSS, Zeruda, human midna, gardevoir)

Then drop the Nintendo husbando bikini edition (Chrom, Weegee, Gallade, tsundure wolf & fox combo pack, buff ike, TP link)

Honestly Nintendo your sitting on a very easy way to save the wiiU. Give me my husbando figure now!
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ashantiqua Jun 20, 14
A bit on the fence about this... Functionality is kinda interesting, like in super smash bros wii u the amiibo characters "learn" to fight better the more you use em, and eventually can become harder enemies than the max cpu or something like that. Problem is, i play super smash to play super smash, not watch my cpu character "level up".

But it could be kinda cool if in a new metroid prime game you connect the kirby amiibo and sporadically see kirby floating around off in the distance collecting items and sucking up enemies... But eh, itd kinda break immersion too.

All in all... I just dont know.
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