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3136618 No.3136618 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

This piece of fucking shit is emblematic of everything wrong with retro videogame scene today.

1) People who think that something that's rare should be more expensive because it's rare. No purpose whatsoever, never going to play with it, they just automatically think it's worth more because it's rare. "herp derp, well that's RARE so gee it must be worth more".

2) Marking Nintendo's decline from being at the top of the console market with a single console loss to the Playstation, to purple, underpowered consoles with no DVD/online and so on.

3) People who think videogames are a "toy". The N64 has the design of an adult machine. Anyone saying otherwise has some severe issues about trying to feel superior to others, most of the most highly successful people in the world are playing videogames now so you can kiss that fucken method of pretending you're superior to people goodbye. Nobody is a manchild by playing videogames, you are by getting this console.

4) Some stupid meme by hipsters that having a pokemon console is so ironic that it's cool again. The original Pokemon gameboy games are great, but the Pikachu console was for children. Nobody could legitimately like this as a console.

5) Resellers selling to one another in a circlejerk game of hot potatoe.

6) Millenials who were 4 when the N64 came out and this was their first console - self explanatory.

What sort of a person would want this? It disgusts me that a person would buy this when other people are having trouble paying for consoles and games.

>> No.3136625

>>3136618
I don't like it because feet creep me out.

>> No.3136631

>>3136618
Ian, relax. Although I kinda agree.

>> No.3136632

>>3136618
>1) People who think that something that's rare should be more expensive because it's rare.

Welcome to collector's items. Sorry you weren't aware this is how rarity works.

>People who think videogames are a "toy"

They literally are. If you have shame over being interested in toys that's your baggage, don't lump it on us.

>5) Resellers selling to one another in a circlejerk game of hot potatoe.

Again, sorry you got into the hobby of collecting collector's items without knowing anything about it. Can't help you though.

>> No.3136634

>>3136618
>What sort of a person would want this?
Video Game Collectors.

>> No.3136635

>>3136618

>3) People who think videogames are a "toy".

Well, aren't they? Adults enjoy having toys too, which is why the term "Adult toys" isn't exclusive to erotic items.

>> No.3136641

>>3136618
>underpowered consoles with no DVD/online and so on
Nobody gave a shit about Gamecube not having online (fun fact: less than one percent of PS2 owners connected it to the internet), and nobody in Japan bought the Panasonic Q (aka the Gamecube that can play DVDs).

>People who think videogames are a "toy".
They always were, and people always thought they were, and people still think they are.

>but the Pikachu console was for children
No shit sherlock. It's based on the anime. Can't you see the Ash Ketchem sticker? It still has a lot of novelty value

I rate this OP a 3 out of 10.

>> No.3136643 [SPOILER] 
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>>3136618
I don't understand... why do you care? If you really want a Pikachu N64 then wouldn't you be one of the people you're complaining about in 4)? And if not, then what are you upset about at all? None of this makes any sense!

>> No.3136646
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>>3136618
Do you think N64 Pikachu gets flustered when I smell his feet

haha

>> No.3136676
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>>3136641
>Nobody gave a shit about Gamecube not having online

>> No.3136678

>Some stupid meme by hipsters that having a pokemon console is so ironic that it's cool again. The original Pokemon gameboy games are great, but the Pikachu console was for children. Nobody could legitimately like this as a console

Someone explain this. I've literally never seen hipsters associated with playing pokemon.

>> No.3136684

>>3136676
>the accessory literally nobody had

>> No.3136687

>>3136618
>People who think that something that's rare should be more expensive because it's rare
>Help, I'm 12 years old and I don't understand what supply and demand is
They cost more because there's more demand than there is supply.

>> No.3136730

>>3136632
no... video games are not toys. first of all, they are interactive experience, and not physical products at all. I mean, are the physical parts of the game the toys, and the rest (the rules, the people you play with, the playspace) not considered? is a football a toy? how about the pads and uniform?

and if you could call the concept and experience of the "game" a toy, you would still have to lump Dragon Age Inquisition in with Pokemon. which is fucking ludicrious. That is like saying that The Wolf of Wall Street is the same thing as a Tom & Jerry cartoon.

"video game" is not a genre, and more than "moving picture" is. there are games and films for adults, and games and films for children. I will freely admit that there are toys for adults, as well as those for children, but I still don't think that makes video games toys. I mean, is a book a toy, because it entertains children? No.

video games are a non-physical entertainment medium, just like music, film, literature, sports and anything else that is not a toy

>> No.3136738

>>3136641
yes, but 100% of PS2 owners used it to play DVDs, and about 50% of Xbox owners. or, anyone who bought that stupidly expensive remote control, anyway.

and, this might sound counter intuitive, but Japan is really slow to adopt new technology. they innovate like crazy, and ship it all overseas. How long did it take for Japan to start using smart phones?

Nintendo is a japanese company that considers its japanese market first. of course they would sniff at modern innovation. you are aware that the Wii shipped without HD video capability?

>> No.3136748

>>3136687
you are assuming there is demand, though. just because something is uncommon doesn't mean that people want it. Scarcity, alone, doesn't mean sales. you can price a lump of poop as much as you want, but unless there is demand for rare poop, no one will buy it.

and, if no one is buying a thing, that it really isn't that price. a sale is a transaction between two people. a thing's "price" is the amount it is sold for, not what some fool is asking for. I mean, if you are trying to sell a thing, and nobody is buying, you are likely to lower your asking price, right?

>> No.3136762

>>3136730
>no... video games are not toys.
Fits the first two definitions to a tee. It's not a bad thing that they're toys. It's claiming that they're not that's silly.
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toy

>> No.3136769

>>3136748
>just because something is uncommon doesn't mean that people want it.

When it comes to collector's items it does. That's why you're such a fool. You don't even understand the basics of the hobby you're into.

>> No.3136778

>What sort of a person would want this?

An hincha of Club Atlético Boca Juniors

>> No.3136782

>>3136730
My transformer is an interactive experience. So so is my jump rope. And my oculus rift.

>> No.3136787

>>3136684

Cause it sucked more than any accessory in Nintendo history

It was something around$100 and worked with like two games

Phantasy Star was basically unplayable online

>> No.3136794

>>3136748
>and, if no one is buying a thing, that it really isn't that price.

Untrue. If I had one of those I could put it up for sale for $1000 and insure it for as much. Even if no one else buys it, $1000 is the value it has to me because that is the price that has to be matched for me to part with it.

If I want to sell it for less than the price I think it should be worth, that's another matter and I can lower it if I want.

Even if someone else sells the exact same thing for $100, if I choose to sell it for $1000 that's my option because that's what it's worth to me. Whether someone buys it is irrelevant.

>> No.3136830

>>3136618
I agree with you, OP. However I am also autistic and a manchild, so I do like gettin me some RARE stuff. In fact, I'd considered the Pokemon N64 like your pic. However, I wouldn't pay say 10 or 20% more over the price of a comparable regular N64. I may be autistic and a manchild but I'm not a fool.

>> No.3136868

>>3136618
You should throw it out your window.

>> No.3136869

>>3136618
I kinda like the Pikachu N64, has it reached retarded price yet?

>> No.3136930

>>3136869
Cheapest I can find online is $90

>> No.3136947

>>3136618
How can this be rare? Back in the day you would almost trip over the Pickachu N64's in every electronics store, they were fucking drowning in them. Probably because they didn't sell they are sought after now.

>> No.3136949

>>3136787
>>3136684
ACTUUUUALLLLLLY it was jerked from the market because it made it piss easy to pirate GCN games.

>> No.3137030

>>3136618
I got this with the matching controller +2 controllers with like 15 games for $30 off a drug addict. Still Plays like a champ and the joystick isn't even wobbly.

>> No.3137046

>>3136618
Smash it with a fucking hammer you bitch. DO IT.

>> No.3137065

>>3136730
They are 100% toys you idiot. you "play" with them. That's a toy.

>> No.3137069

my local retro game store sells loose cart smash 64 for a hundred dollars

>> No.3137132

>>3137069
Call them kikes.

>> No.3137202

>>3136618
Your blog sucks kiddo.

>> No.3137367

>>3137132
>Kikes

I like to tell people I'm high as a kike when I'm baked as fuck.

>> No.3137404

>>3136618
>The N64 has the design of an adult machine.
nigga what. The PS1 had the design of an adult machine. The Saturn had the design of an adult machine The N64 looked decently sophisticated, but it still had rounded edges everywhere, unnecessary parts to the case tacked on just to stand out, and looked out of place compared to other "adult machines" of the time.
>It disgusts me that a person would buy this when other people are having trouble paying for consoles and games.
nigga what

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3137435

>>3136618
i got that n64 version 3 years ago brand new unused for 150€

>> No.3137510

i didnt read any of OP but if its from the 90s and has pokemon on it some autist is guaranteed to spend their autism bucks on it. doesnt matter how rare it is.

>> No.3137938

>>3136618
i always hated this system purely because i couldn't store it like my 64 and it just looked ugly.

i like pokemon, don't get me wrong, but if i ever come across one of these, its collector central for that ugly thing.

>> No.3137949

>>3136618
>People who think that something that's rare should be more expensive because it's rare

No they think it should be more expensive because it's in high demand from N64 and Pokemon collector's you retard.

>> No.3137953

>>3136678
Don't look too deeply into it, OP just decided to treat /vr/ like his personal blog and post a rant and rave with no real point.

>> No.3137958

>>3136618
Wait wait, this shit is actually worth something now? I got one because by the time I had the money to buy a 64 I couldn't even find the original anywhere, shit's ugly as hell.

>> No.3137982

>>3136678
I agree. I'm 23 and there's no point in my life when I had to like pokemon "ironically."

>> No.3138010
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>>3137046

>> No.3138056

>>3136730
Jesus fucking christ man. Just play retro vidya if you want to play retro vidya. Stop being such a faggot worrying about other people calling them toys or paying too much money for them or whatever it is that has your panties in a twist.

>> No.3138067

why are people on here constantly fucking crying about a thing's price being dictated by its supply and demand? holy shit.

>> No.3138069

>>3136678
Le hipster boogie man

>> No.3138071

>>3138010
That's wrong. Even if you dislike the Pikachu shell you could have kept the guts of the N64 as spare parts.

>> No.3138072

>>3138067
Because they are mad that games are expensive now. Just because something is old or not around anymore doesn't instantly mean it's worth 300 dollars or something fucking insane.

>> No.3139062

>>3138010
Wow OP really does have anger issues. I hope breaking some kid's toys with a hammer brought you some sort of comfort. Sounds like you really need it.

>> No.3139098

>>3138072
>Just because something is old or not around anymore doesn't instantly mean it's worth 300 dollars or something fucking insane.

It sounds like you don't understand the concept of supply and demand even a little. When something is no longer being made, the limited supply on it's own can create demand, especially in collector's items.

>> No.3139130

>>3138010
Whoa whoa whoa wait... what? Now this thread makes zero fucking sense. If OP already had one of these then why the epic bitch fest over how much they cost? And why on earth would he smash it? This thread is full of fuck. None of it makes any sense.

>> No.3139142

I'm OP, I don't have one nor did I smash it. I was quoted on one when I was in a retro shop recently asking for an N64.

>> No.3139146

>>3139062
>>3139130
Top. Fucking. Kek.

>> No.3139160
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3139160

>>3138010
It was an N64 nothing of value was lost.

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3139168

Pika wants revenge >>3138010

>> No.3139176

That's not OP you dumb fucks.

>> No.3139182

>>3139142
I see. At least you're only semi-retarded then.

>> No.3139193

>>3139182
at least you're fully-gay.

>> No.3139197
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3139197

>>3139193
I swing both ways, sweetcheeks. :)

>> No.3139198

>>3138071
>>3139062
>>3139130
>>3139160
>>3139146
>being this underageb&

>> No.3139506

>>3139198
How am I underageb& for saying "Top. Fucking. Kek" when people took the bait?

>> No.3140645

>>3138067
Because they don't have a job and are now mad they can't buy video games anymore.

>> No.3140664

>>3139506
>How am I underageb& for saying "Top. Fucking. Kek" when people took the bait?

>> No.3140691

>>3138010
complete waste of a good working n64

>> No.3140709

Even as a kid who loved Pokemon at the time I thought that N64 looked like fucking shit.

It's embarrassing.

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3140734

superior pokemon n64

>> No.3141685

>>3140734
Now see, I wouldn't mind having one of those myself there.

>> No.3141707

>>3136618
well someone is on their Kylo Renn Period

>> No.3141710

>>3136618
>I can't into supply & demand
Here's your (you)

>> No.3141715

>>3136631
Lel

>> No.3142853

>>3140664
OHHHHHH so you were informing the mods that YOU are underage and should subsequently by banned. Got it, thanks.

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