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#1 ccusack

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 04:25 PM

I know ubi left us high and dry, came across an old article saying no sequel for Zombi U cause it didn't turn a profit although it sold ok 0.73 Mil.
How much does a game with similar production value have to sell to make money!!? Not a business man here just a Wii U hopeful. playing off TV in bed next to my wife is dope so much potential wasted....shiet even 4GB of RAM would have been a game changer. Sorry to rant but is it impossible for these new gen consoles(Wii U) to pull a N64 and add and expansion pack??

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 04:39 PM

It's impossible. The N64 had an expansion port specifically for that purpose. The closest thing would be a ripoff of Microsoft's Readyboost but I doubt that would help much.


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#3 ccusack

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 05:14 PM

figured, oh well. I can wait five years for the next SKU from Nintendo. I hope next time it's a boss. Until then my Wii U will be a prized 1st party console that I will undoubtedly support.

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 05:18 PM

Adding more RAM or even having more RAM when Wii U was released wouldn't help 3rd party support. Heck, the last gen ps360 are still getting many of the big releases and they have much less RAM.

 

Expansion of memory or other devices (ie: 32x) worked pretty easily because they connected directly to the main board through the cartridge slot. As Grahamf noted, the n64 had a specific expansion slot already.

 

There are ways to use sd cards for RAM but that wouldn't really be worthwhile. 


Edited by Sorceror12, 12 November 2014 - 05:19 PM.

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 05:20 PM

figured, oh well. I can wait five years for the next SKU from Nintendo. I hope next time it's a boss. Until then my Wii U will be a prized 1st party console that I will undoubtedly support.

Dosen't matter how much power Nintendo gets, Devs don't really like Nintendo. Like the Wii U already has what, 2-4x more the RAM of the PS360? But their still getting games. I somehow doubt all that extra ram on PS4/One is getting used too. 


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Posted 12 November 2014 - 05:33 PM

Dosen't matter how much power Nintendo gets, Devs don't really like Nintendo. Like the Wii U already has what, 2-4x more the RAM of the PS360? But their still getting games. I somehow doubt all that extra ram on PS4/One is getting used too. 

Exactly, and don't forget PS4 and X1 don't have all of the 8 gigs allocated or free for games. X1 has two or three OS's and PS4 uses 2 or 3 gigs for it's OS and other features.



Oh, and a word about the sales of Zombi U. They were actually fairly solid for launching along side the console. Attach rate was pretty good. Ubisoft is a company who says one thing when it means another, so any statements they make should be taken with a grain of salt.

 

Here is a quote from 2013.... read this and then look at the half baked Unity just released.

 

Ubisoft's North American president Laurent Detoc would rather delay a game than release it in an unsatisfactory state.

 

"If we think we've ended up with a 70 percent Assassin's Creed game, we're not going to ship it," Detoc told IGN in an excerpt from a much longer interview. "That damages the brand. I'm not going to give you the names of products, because you know them as well as I do, but if you start to make games at 70 percent, even with a big brand, eventually people are going to change their mind about that brand. 

 


Edited by Sorceror12, 12 November 2014 - 05:34 PM.

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#7 ccusack

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 05:38 PM

Good info here, thx. I've certainly change my mind on that brand!! Don't even know why I bothered with AC3 &4 probably cause they were dirt cheap.

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Posted 13 November 2014 - 12:45 AM

RAM is the least of Nintendo's concerns when it comes to the Wii U's power. A little bit of optimisation can leave a game running just as well with less RAM.


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Posted 13 November 2014 - 06:22 AM

The only thing 4GB RAM is going to do is encourage devs to be sloppier. The days are over when 2x the RAM made a 50% improvement. It's just not that simple anymore.





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