This year’s E3 conference was Nintendo’s big chance to show off the Wii U and convince gamers it’s the console you must own in 2012. So how did they fare then? They completely blew it, quite frankly, argues Techtroid.
The conference made me not even wanna bother with the Wii-U
Same here i was expecting something truly next gen and geared towards the core but all i saw was a Wii HD with tons of casual games. Its a bit early to determine the fate of the Wii U so i will give Nintendo another chance and hopefully they will do better at Gamescon and TGS. But i agree with the majority of people that while E3 had some very good announcements, most of the conferences were utter crap. I wasnt expecting much from Microsoft but Nintendo and Sony blew it.
Actually i have read somewhere they not gonna be at Gamescon
Just looking at that control pad reminds me of a frying pan. I dont see how that thing will fit into a kids hands. Which is most of the console user base anyways. Lol i bet they used Reggie as a candidate when designing the controller.
I was really expecting Nintendo to go all out for the PS360 gamers market with their announcements & at least some game play demos from EA. It turned out no new exclusive 2nd or 3rd party games. No Wii U specs either.
Same here. i was expecting something awesome and just got more of the same with a little glitter added.
Is it just me aswell but not only did they no show the specs and price which was a mistake but did the screen size of the gamepad get smaller from last E3?
As Eurogamer puts it: "A wasted opportunity." I was really hoping they would wow the PS360 crowd will awesomely brutal games but they DID NOT because they COULD NOT. Nintendo can not shed, shake off nor sacrifice their wholesome family image whether they like it or not. They brought it upon themselves by going ultra casual. They have strayed off from The Way to far. Nintendo is better off the way it is today for life. Doing what they do best for the kids and kids at heart. Nothing wrong with that. Its a huge market any ways.
I don't understand. We already know the Wii-U isn't very powerful. And we know Nintendo's business is built on the casual audience. So why did you expect something "truly next gen"? I've made a u-turn (tehe) and decided to buy a Wii-U, despite hating the Wii and never owning a Nintendo console. Were there any decent games that convinced me? Not really, it's the design of the hard ware that's convinced me. I think it has potential, and that's what i'm investing in. All you guys are comparing the conference to what YOU wanted to see. Nintendo even said they weren't going to announce the price or the specs at E3, yet you're still dissappointed that they didin't :( Ofourse the Nintendo conference is full of casual shovel-ware for kids. They always have done and they always will. Why expect anything else?
Nintendo E3 2008 is still the worst. period. they dropped the ball for the second time with the wii-u, but at least got something to show like the console itself, not a bunch of dudes waggling their arms as in playing music http://img.photobucket.com/... http://www.youtube.com/watc... Never. Forget.
I was also very dissapointed in what they rolled out at e3. This was the year they could have grabbed back some core gamers that moved to PS and Xbox over the years. Instead, we got a system that could have come out in 2005/2006 with PS3 and 360. The only game that interested me that they showed was ZombieU but even that was a teaser trailer with no gameplay. Other than that it was Mario (surprise...yawn), a newer Wii Fit (who cares), and just more of the same casual shovel ware crap alongside 3rd party games that are a year old and look as good as systems that have been out for 6 or 7 years. Let down. What is worse is that their young consumer base that made the Wii so popular is now getting older and probably wants games like those being featured on Playstation and Xbox. Now next year when Ps4 and 720 are announced ... it will make the Wii U look even worse. Now that I think of it, the best thing for Sony and Microsoft that happened at e3 might have been the Nintendo show. It showed everyone how much better Playstation and Xbox are going to be in the future and how Nintendo would rather underwhelm.
Nintendo needs to hire someone that knows what the hell they're doing at these events. They do all these idiotic little skits that a 12 year old would roll their eyes at. Know your demographic Nintendo! At E3, you're dealing with investors and adults, not elementary school kids. They also need to learn how to show off their product. I remember when they announced the Wii U and no one really knew if it was an add-on to the current Wii or a new system. Even on G4, they were confused. This year, they didn't seem to want to show off what matters to us. I wish they'd get their act together, because I love their games.
I also think that Wii Music time was their worst yet, followed closely by Dunnaway playing frisbee!
the conference sucked but the individual games didn't. Way more teaser trailers should have been shown for WiiU. Information like full backwards compatibility with VC games/Wii game saves should have been said. Hardware online community should have been detailed. BUT, now it's over. Keep an open mind. I'm not throwing Ninty under the bus then end up getting excited for Metroid on WiiU just cause their conference was lame. Honestly, if a game is coming in early 2014....show it in 2013. Tired of games coming over 2 years after announced. No modern system is perfect on launch day.
Worst E3 ever from Nintendo,MS and Sony *Fixed*
I thought last year's was the worse?
no its getting worst and worst. when you have article that is saying:''who is the least worst'' and when people and fanboy are arguing about what year was better and not saying who wonyou know something stinks
for me yes it was the worst and they only strength my decision to wait a year before i purchase a wii u. other than new mario bros and rayman nothing they showed interested me, and these two games is not much for me to drop $300-400 on a new console with a lackluster showing.
Not their worst, but probably the most disappointing and underwhelming You have this new console poised to start the next gen of gaming... and you did nothing with it! The only new games were Pikmin 3. Nintendo the reason your fanbase is so loyal is because of first party.. and you did not deliver on that aspect You announced 2 "new super mario bros" game Arkham city which many people have already played These theme parks... I mean what the hell happened with them saying last year WE ARE GOING TO BRING THE HARDCORE GAMER BACK TO NINTENDO? By re-releasing games we have already played with a few new features, or looks slightly better? You show us exclusive content, things that make gamers... you guys had an exclusive demo of AC3... and you decide not to show it at the conference? Not "oh now you can control the batarang with the gyroscope" Even more appalling... no release date or price point announced? This is the second year, and we have no bloody idea what the wiiU can do yet! WTH Nintendo?
Do you smell the salt water? I think I do.
Italian milk from the sewer!
you would think for NINTENDO bust a move to show off wii-U they would have SNES re-make games ready.
everyone had bad e3 showings All C- or lower
Yeah i also agree. Nintendo's conference didn't really prove the Wii U to be for core gamers, but rather that it lives up the the "Wii" in the Wii U name. So right now everyone should stay safe, because we will be flooded in shovelware once more!
E3 was an opportunity to get people excited, especially the hardcore. Some say that they only announced launch games and even if that's true, it's a stupid move to not talk about games being developed. If they said that they were working on a new smash bros, star fox, revamped network store and support, etc... people would become excited. They didn't make the argument in the slightest that I'm missing out, if I(a PC/S#/360 player) don't buy a WiiU.
Nintendo that was the worst E3 ever!!!!! Everybody on here should check out GT's Invisible Walls reaction to Nintendo press Conference: Watch it at 17:00. http://www.gametrailers.com... Nintendo's Wii conference back in 06, was better than this conference. It was the worst conference ever, worst than Microsoft and Sony!!! Seriously Batman Arkham City Armored Edition(Big whoop!!!), Mass Effect 3(The ending sucks), Pikmin 3(Don't even look much different from the past games), ZombieU(The only saving grace, but Ubisoft said it will eventually be multiplatform?). Nintendo!!! Nobody casual is watching E3, only core gamers, so why not show core games? This is a disappointment to Nintendo fans after the dumb down console Wii that's just a Gamecube with a motion controller. Now it seems like the Wii U is just WiiHD with a 3DS tablet function.
Ive been saying this since it was announced. Nintendo is good at what they do, but they do not appeal to me anymore. They lost me after N64. The Wii with its specs were a joke and now the WiiU finally catching up to consoles that are on the verge of being succeeded. Really all that is needed right now is native 1080p, but the problem is: If Nin is truly trying to get more 3rd party support... once the next xbox and ps come out, we will have another 360 situation on our hands where one of the consoles is holding the other one back.
gamers - never bother with the wii anyway.. but casual gamers will flock to buy it..
It was pretty bad. But I think Nintendo's 2008 conference was worse. This conference was boring - the 08 one was boring AND embarrassing.
I think Reggie summed up the conference beautifully with the comment "I feel like a purple Pikmin".
That's too funny!
At least they showed GAMES, unlike Microsoft.
MS imho showed games we expect them to show. MS focus was about bringing more to your 360, entertainment wise(other than gaming). Nintendo show the WiiU and some games but really not enough to get some people buying it. They could've at least gave a release date and price while on stage
Half the games Nintendo showed had already been out on 360 for some time. Nintendos conference was terrible
YEH! Like wonderbook!!!! Which conference were you watching? Halo 4, Gears, Forza, SC:Blacklist, Tomb Raider, South Park and BlOps2... Good year for Xbox gamers (Exclusives) and PS3 gamers (Multiplats). Seriously this was MS's best conference especially after showing their top 3 exclusives and i only found the Fitness game boring, Very good conference. Stop being butthurt because Sony wasnt the top dog like last year...
WTF are you talking about? We're talking about Nintendo, not Sony. And Nintendo showed games. Probably not what Xbox or PS3 players were looking for, but they're there. They had games for Nintendo fans, games for 3DS, games for mature audience, etc... What did Microsoft show? Another Gears of War, another Fable, another Forza. Everything else was multiplatform games and garbage: Usher, AirPlay, XBLA games. That's not what Xbox gamers deserve.
This was about Nintendo, not Sony. The following is your punishment: Tomb Raider = Multiplatform South Park = Multiplatform Black Ops 2 = Multiplatform The last of Us = PS3 Exclusive PS Battle Royale = PS3 Exclusive LBP Karting = PS3 Exclusive Sly Cooper 4 = PS3 Exclusive Beyond: Two Worlds = PS3 Exclusive GOW: Ascension = PS3 Exclusive Ni No Kuni = PS3 Exclusive LittleBigPlanet = PSV Exclusive AC3 Liberation = PSV Exclusive DUST 514 = PSV/PS3 Exclusive And also the news PS Plus members getting free full PS3 games every month was pretty great as well So you say it's a good year for PS3 gamers for Multiplats only? LOL, get out of here with that.
Shin Master ... Don't Forget ... Splinter Cell is multi plat again. Hahahaha. I laughed when I read that. Blacklist is slated for PC, 360 AND Ps3. Surprised that went under the radar as the last Splinter Cell was a 360 exclusive. Figured I'd help you embarrass Pekloie. I think he had it backwards, every year is a good year for 360 with multiplats, and for PS3 with exclusives ... and NEW IPs at that. Not the same ones over and over all the time. But hey, they did have Usher sing a song for them! Gotta be jealous of that!
And I thought 2008's Nintendo conference was bad, but I think this years was just as bad, just a little less embarrassing.
It was a bad year all around for conferences. Next year will be much better with the announcement of all the next-gen platforms.
I hope it's better since it seems that developers and publishers are opting to make their big announcements outside of conferences like E3 anymore. Here's hoping TGS won't be utter garbage.
Nintendo's conference this year wasn't its worst ever. To me, that dubious distinction belongs to the infamous "Wii Music" year. That's not to say its conference this year was good. I was really disappointed by the lack of concrete details for Wii U, such as the price. While I enjoyed the "Lego Undercover City" trailer, it wasn't enough to make me want a Wii U at launch.
Lol and people were hyping it like if it was the second coming of Jesus.
I admit, I had high expectations from Nintendo. I thought they would learn from what caused 3DS's launch failure which was lack of games.
No. Microsoft 2010, 2011 and 2012 were worse.
I'd say all the humor with pikmin and the jokes were all distractions from the inevitable, Nintendo didn't have a buissness plan on stage, there for, failed hard to sell the Wii U. Even now we don't know: The price of the console? How the tablet controller really works? What exactly is the game line up? Why should I buy the tablet if your gonna release a regular game pad? And most importantly, why the Wii U, why should we drop the PS360 versions of Batman Arkram City when clearly, what Nintendo showed could replicated by Sony's move/wand and camera and MS Kinect sensor. Yeah Nintendo failed in my book.
" How the tablet controller really works? " You know they didn't give us much information. But if you don't know how the tablet works by now... You know what? No. Cause everything I would say now would just be insulting to you.
Not that bad if your a Nintendo fan, but if they really want to go after the crowd that called the Wii a fad, they failed to impress.
See that's where you are wrong because I am a Nintendo fan and I was utterly disappointed by what they showed this year. I still don't understand how a company can blow a new console reveal! The thing practically would sell itself if we knew everything about it already. If I knew they weren't really going to showcase what the system could really do gameplay wise. I wish they would have at least showed the multimedia functions of the console, that would have been better than nothing! Nintendo wants to be Apple so bad, but at least Apple makes you want buy their products immediately after they've finished a conference...
Funny thing is that, IMO, the company that I felt that "won" was actually Ubisoft. These guys just caught me by surprise with there line up. From Assassins, to Stealth Espionage (Spinter Cell) to zombie slaying, to hacking-sandbox-omg-wtf-it-was -awesome-out-of-nowhere games.
Agree completely ubisoft rocked and they did more for the Wii u than nintendo
Eh.. didn't get my attention. Gonna see what Microsoft and Sony are gonna bring to the next gen table before I choose which to get first.
nowhere close to the disaster of a conference where the best thing they announced was Pacman VS for the GCN. Followed by the Wii Music conference, then this one. What i found worse of all is that they said they were making the Nintendo direct to explain hardware and focus on games, then they said again they were leaving out 3DS for the next day to focus on games. And then they give that crappy show??
I was very disappointed with Nintendo. This was most definitely one of there worst conferences ever. I think Microsoft had the best conference from the "big 3"
Ubi stole the show this E3, and nothing is worse than that "Wii Music" year. They at least showed games and informed of as Miiverse in the preshow
It's not even ended.. now it's 3DS's turn
Damnit Nintendo, let MS worry about the casuals with SmartGlass, let Sony worry about...whatever Sony worries about, and YOU, YOU WORRY ABOUT GETTING YOUR FORGOTTEN "HARDCORES" BACK. Please. You're trying too hard to be something you aren't.
still seems like they are trying to target the children audience mostly. The "mature" hardcore titles will not sell well because almost everyone of them the gamers already have on another system.
And what about The Last Of Us Beyond Two Souls and new Goad Of War Sony won again
While Xbox fanboys would say: And what about Halo 4 Forza and new Gears of war MS won again .......... See what i did there?
Microsoft dominated e3 with fresh new games like halo 4 and gears, not to mention forza. None of this same mario party and kiddy stuff. And also that brand new Asgard that will destroy god of war.
You must be crazy. " Microsoft dominated e3 with fresh new games like halo 4 and gears, not to mention forza" Halo 4 is like the 6th game in the franchise, Gears is on the 4th game and Forza keeps bringing out 2 Forza every 6 months. M$ did the same thing as Nintendo's. Rinse and repeat. Sony was the only one to introduce new franchise games like the Last of Us and and Beyond Two Souls. As far the new Asgard game that will destroy God of War. Thats wishful thinking. This has got to be Nintendo's worst conference. The Wii u does not look appealing at all.
Its called ascend not agard. And its a rpg not a hack n slash like god of war but I'm hearing it might be arcade release so I'm not excited. Between the big 3 I would say Sony won and this is coming from a MS fan but they didn't win by much, Ms would b second as they did show a lot of there big exclusives but no good new ips, and Nintendo last for blowing a new console reveal. I think between SONY AND MS both of them are looking at and waiting for next gen for more new games.
you guys really think this beats wii music? everyone were so hyped up thining it would be the second coming of Jesus, that it's impossible to be as good as ppl thought it would be. the ending, the ending was terrible, i agree with you guys on that, they should have showed something good, not that thing... but the rest of the conference was good, showed a lot of games, and they made it very clear that they would not be able to show everything, and that why today at 6PM they will have the software showcase and even a separate show for the 3DS... don't get me wrong, the conference wasn't good, just normal, like the other 2.
http://www.youtube.com/watc... in a desperate attempt to create a new meme, fearing that his body being ready wouldn't last much longer, he did this
it started out with promise and then....
what a clusterfuck
It was definitely right up there with WiiMusic.