Reggie explained how to define Nintendo as a company.
But... What else does Nintendo make other than games, consoles, and console accessories...?
Games = Entertainment. Nintendo also develops things like TVii.
And licensed merchandise... cha ching!!!
He's kind of right considering Nintendo's history. Starting out as a Hanafuda card company, branching out into other areas such as love hotels, finally becoming a video game production and console development company.
Lets see what the Wii-U will bring first before getting any conclusion.
is not too dissimilar to the WWE (WWF). When Ted Turner came out to tell Ed McMahon that he too was in the "wrestling" business (WCW), Ed proclaimed: that's good Ted. I'm in the entertainment business. Regardless what it may look like on the surface. It's all about entertainment.
@darthv72: Umm, Vince McMahon?
And their entertainment equals game related things. They are both a games company and an entertainment company. Why does it always have to be one thing or the other?
It's young Reggie! :D
if it's true, where are my movies?
There was that delightful Mario Bros. movie. :D
They are saying that now because of TVii, but if they were truly an entertainment company, they should have allowed at least to play DVDs con the Wii.
@ jc48573 Dude... you never saw "THE WIZARD"!?!?! ...lucky.
I grew a new hole just above my stomach just so I could puke faster. Just kidding.
Now that's disgusting
Nintendo Video on 3DS? @Masane When did Reggie chastise Sony? I've never heard of that happening. Link please?
here! http://nintendocharged.com/... lets hope nintendo doesn't end up like MS http://www.tomsguide.com/us... But have a feeling all three consoles will. Hopefully sony remains the smae but with better marketing and online with gaikai.
Looks more to me like he was complimenting Sony in this one. Are you sure you sent me the correct article? Or are you just trollin'?
Here you go
Man first he says social features are their killer app now this. He needs to stop talking lol Wii U has so much hype right now but hard core gamers might still need a little push. This isn't helping. Talk about Zelda!!
Now Nintendo is also feeding us this BS? Sigh.
They used to own a string of sex hotels back in the day. I kid you not, google it.
Hey that's... Um... Entertainment too... I guess... Lol
LOL that Mario bit was so funny If they were an entertainment company why did they drop the "Entertainment" after the SNES? because they really are not?
Super Nintendo Entertainment System Entertainment lol. I like SNES much better than SNESE.
@Leviathan He meant the systems that came AFTER SNES. It confused me at first too.
When you made the Wii and the DS, you created two of your most popular and most influential systems. Yes, those systems had flaws and there were some things you could have done differently, but the focus of those systems was GAMES.
Please focus on games again. Facebook and Twitter will never make a videogame console into a GREAT videogame console.
You took the words outta my mouth. This guy must be an idiot or think we are the idiots. The 360 and PS3 are multimedia consoles not the wii or wii-u. It wasn't until the release of the wii did you see Nintendo have an option to play a CD or DVD. So how in the hell can he make that statement with a straight face? The reason I give MS and Sony an equal stance here is because even though XBL offers so much more than PSN, the PS3 has a browser which the 360 lacks. They are both incredible machines that offer more than games.
Well being in the beta the 360 has a browser now and it kicks sonys browser to the curb. I do agree ms should have offered it before now but i will be on all 360s very soon and I am sure the 720.
Sounds like a winner Jazz. I love 'em both but I find myself playing with my PS3 more. I think the resolution won me over. I think the line is drawing closer between the two. The only thing that will separate them in the future is in house development because specs are getting closer and closer. Before the games separated gamers and soon it will come down to WHO'S SIDE ARE YOU ON? Honestly, I think it won't be long before these two say "fuck it" and work together. Some feel a unified console is a bad thing and competition brings out fresh ideas, but that's not always true. Look at the saturation this generation has shown us as proof. It all comes down to the developers. Systems are going to soon have updates and no need for a 5 year cycle. I am sure of it.
I get tired of the PR answers from the higher ups.
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They'd better hope so for their sake. Maybe they have some not yet announced partnerships? I guess he's saying the Wii u will at least be as capable at multi tasking and multi media layered with Wii U's OS as the 360 is. Some bold statements coming from a company that has been the only company ignoring the expansion of console evolving into multi media hubs, for more than one generation I might add. Like I said, they must have something up their sleeves daring to pretend they are suddenly on par with their (Nintendo's) competition.
They did have the Unity deal out of nowhere. Netflix is popular on the Wii. They have one chance left really with their Wii U online presentation before it launches to seal the deal for many.
This quote does not sit well with me... They have been shifting for a while, making less and less core games. But this points that they are not going to be focusing on gaming as much in the future. But I hope he just made a stupid statement.
"They have been shifting for a while, making less and less core games." Like Mario Galaxy, Zelda Skyward Sword and engaging in the publishing of Ninja Gaiden and Bayonetta? The core stuff from Nintendo is there. You're letting their focus on casual games for the Wii outshine that.
I said shifting. Not gone. The fact is, they have made more casual movements with the Wii then core. I never said they dropped it all and ran. Moving into the Wii U I am hoping to see more core games, and already have started seeing them, but I just said this quote does not sit right with me. I was in no way attacking Nintendo, nor trying to put them down in anyway.
Mario galaxy and zelda skyward are really easy to beat compared to their past games. Nintendo has been making their games more casual and alot less core. You can't deny this.
@Mika And...? They're still core games.
@ Mika Huh? I don't recall SMG being easy to beat. And I actually played the game. <Nintendo has been making their games more casual and alot less core. You can't deny this.> Yes I can because most Nintendo games don't even have a difficulty mode, unlike most Microsoft and Sony games. DKCR is casual now?
^Not attacking smg, but imo it was very easy to beat. Doesn't make it good or bad but I thought it was really easy, easier than sunshine anyway.
@ cpayne93 True, but full completion of all 120 stars was a challenge. Not as hard as mario 64 mind you, but still a challenge.
They did shift away during the Wii era (those Wii titles you mentioned were not something I'd consider good for Mario and Zelda) but they are making better moves with the Wii U it seems, specially with Bayonetta.
Mika is talking about the past. The past when most of us were 4 to 7 years old. What gives you the idea, growing up, developing reflexes, etc, got nothing to do with it?
Nintendo was Nintendo for the most part. They should have had an Eternal Darkness though. A Star Wars exclusive? N64 and GameCube had Star Wars exclusives.
Wii has a bad rap for casuals but when it comes down to hardcre JRPG's Wii is the king. Xenoblade Chronicles The Last Story Rune Factory Arc Rise Fantasia Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of The Moon Shiren the Wanderer Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World Dokapon Kingdom Harvest Moon just to name a few.
Games aren't entertainment?
Maybe, but not entertaining; to be that would require no effort on your part.
Of course they are. Games are entertainment and Nintendo also works on other forms of entertainment for their systems like various apps.
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"Good" for you , but i'm warning you , i'm only interested in gaming , not your entertainement antics . And this is true for the other two .
It was the "Entertainment" portion of Nintendo Entertainment System that helped save the video game industry. I honestly think people are once again a bit weary of something just titles "Video games". Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo will all offer multiple things with their next consoles. Something for everyone, I think it'll be interesting to see and hear people's reactions when they realize all of the big three will cater to all audiences. That fact should actually eliminate some fanboy arguments. Its clear these companies need the casual, family, core, tech and entertainment crowds to compete with tablets and smartphones.
>helped save the console video game industry fixed it for you
* Console gaming in NA. Hell, Sony also helped shape the industry defining modern games with the PS1. There. Everyone contributes one way or another. But I don't think that was the topic.
GODDAMMIT!! DON'T YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHO YOU'RE TALKING TO LIKE THAT?
THIS ISN'T VIDEO GAMES, IT'S DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT!!!
I'M REGINALD KENNEDY MCMAHON, DAMMIT!!!
The title of this article is misleading. He didn't say "we're not a gaming company, but an entertainment company", however he says: "we’ve always been an entertainment company, going all the way back to the Hanafuda Cards and our key equities. We’re an entertainment company." Basically not negating the gaming side of his branch at all. I wouldn't read so much into it and I'm sure Reggie knows his company is as much an entertainment hub as it is a gaming corporation.
Does not help. Kills it right on the spot
Yeah... That would have been nice to know six years ago...
Wait... this is MS right?...
People will blow this way out of proportion. When the World Wrestling Federation changed their name (Due to lawsuit) to World Wrestling Entertainment, did they become less about wrestling more entertainment? No, they kept a healthy balance (usually) between the two. Apple says their a mobile computing company, not like their old Mac days. But they still make stellar Macs. Reggie's statement changes nothing, obviously.
Uh yes WWE is less wrestling more entertainment. if you don't believe me go look at there current shows and compare them to the attitude era.
I watch if quite often now, and I did then. It was just as much entertainment during the Attitude era as it is now. Love the user name btw!
Yes lol, wwe is way to much of a soap opera now compared to before, he'll its the reason South Park poked fun at it. You didn't help Nintendo with that comment dude.
And I suppose the Undertaker trying to crucify Vince's daughter on live TV only to have Vince's sworn enemy Stone Cold save her at the very end isn't too much of a soap? Or HHH having *** with Katie Vick's dead corpse? Those things did happen y'know.
Hell just today i found out they own the mariners
Well, they're saying that NOW. Of course it's in their interest to talk like that now that the Wii U will support non-gaming stuff more actively than any Nintendo console before it. I'm referring to TVii, of course. While the Wii had Netflix, it really wasn't as much of a compromise by Nintendo to non-gaming entertainment as what TVii promises. But before that? Lol. Nintendo has always ben, first and foremost, a games company. That was their motto to justify their consoles not having other capabilities besides gaming The original xbox and ps2 were also DVD players, while the Gamecube wasn't. Heck, they didn't even want to allow DVD playback on the Wii, even though it actually ran DVD's, a feature that was definitely taken advantage of by the homebrew community. The real reason behind this was simply that Nintendo didn't want to pay the royalties required in order to get official authorization for the Wii U to run dvd movies. But Nintendo didn't say that, of course. It doesn't look good from a PR point of view. So they went with the "we're a games company" angle. Now they changed their tune. NOW. So, yeah, what Reggie said is technically true, in the current times. But it wasn't always like that, and there's a healthy dosis of bullshit on his talk. :P
How did i know that this was going to be spinned to try to make them sound bad or casual?
Spun, spinned is not a word. It doesn't sound even remotely right. come on man. I'm not all that great at spelling myself, but that's not even close to being a word.
of all the times when autocorrect fixes things, why didn't it get that? Yeah i sometimes slip and write spinned. I'm used to people talking raggedy, and I type like I talk lol. That and i speak 3 different languages and sometimes forget the rules for words like "spin" in english