Submitted by Proeliator 1146d ago | opinion piece

How User Generated Content Can Save Nintendo


"Nintendo carries itself with a certain level of pride. Take the 3DS for example.

Releasing an entirely new version of the DS for a market increasingly limited by the advent of the smartphone and by the fact that 3D isn’t something that everyone can experience, Nintendo simply sat back and assumed they would be successful as in the past.

As you may recall, this didn’t happen.

In fact, Nintendo reported their first loss in thirty years, with a 3DS price drop soon after.

There’s clearly a problem here, and Nintendo needs to do what they do best: adapt." (3DS, Nintendo, Nintendo DS, Wii, Wii U)

Proeliator  +   1147d ago
An interesting take. Honestly, any game can be improved with UGC but I think as the author suggests, Nintendo can benefit from it.
iamnsuperman  +   1147d ago
Nintendo will not entirely benefit from it. Look at Sony (LBP being the major example). Despite it being a major part of the game and there are some fantastic levels, UGC is often a feature over looked by many. Should Nintendo do it? Defiantly I think a lot of games need UGC.
Hooshuwashu  +   1146d ago
Well said. it can help but it depends on how it's promoted. I felt like nobody played lbp2...
Eske  +   1146d ago
Nintendo play their IPs pretty close to the vest. You can bet that they won't allow for user content that strays too far from their image.
Jirachi  +   1146d ago
Woulf it be nice? yes.
But it won't happen because nintendo is paranoid that if tey let user's do this they will only play that game and not any future sequels (a level editor in nmsb wii would make it possible to make levels JUST like levels from NSMB2 and U in example)
BeAGamer  +   1146d ago
Nintendo doesn't need saving.
very stupid premise for this article.
Hicken  +   1146d ago
I also don't think Nintendo needs saving.

At the same time, though, user-generated content would be a great bonus.
nintendojunkie28  +   1144d ago
hkgamer  +   1146d ago
ugc is great, just a simple level editor on mario would make every mario fan to buy the game.

only problem is people like to create offensive/copyrighted content. nintendo will never allow this. how many penis themed stages woulld mario get?
Squatch83  +   1146d ago
Ppl seem to forget that Nintendo has had user generated content for years. Advance Wars and Mario vs DK say Hello :)
a_adji  +   1146d ago
Errrrrrr stupid title. What does a cash rich company need saving from?
homer  +   1145d ago
It didn't work for sony so why should it work for Nintendo?

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