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Reggie: Nintendo Is an Entertainment Company, Not a Games Company

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Reggie explained how to define Nintendo as a company.

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Snookies121389d ago (Edited 1389d ago )

But... What else does Nintendo make other than games, consoles, and console accessories...?

Griffin48711389d ago

Games = Entertainment. Nintendo also develops things like TVii.

Masane1389d ago SpamShow
guitarded771389d ago (Edited 1389d ago )

And licensed merchandise... cha ching!!!

DragonKnight1389d ago

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.

MaxXAttaxX1389d ago (Edited 1389d ago )

Nothing new.

sikbeta1389d ago

Lets see what the Wii-U will bring first before getting any conclusion.

darthv721389d ago

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.

DragonKnight1388d ago

@darthv72: Umm, Vince McMahon?

edgeofsins1388d ago

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?

gaffyh1388d ago

It's young Reggie!

:D

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jc485731389d ago

if it's true, where are my movies?

Snookies121389d ago

There was that delightful Mario Bros. movie. :D

colonel1791389d ago

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.

guitarded771389d ago (Edited 1389d ago )

@ jc48573

Dude... you never saw "THE WIZARD"!?!?!

...lucky.

pixelsword1389d ago

I grew a new hole just above my stomach just so I could puke faster.

Just kidding.

swice1389d ago

Now that's disgusting

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PopRocks3591389d ago

Nintendo Video on 3DS?

@Masane

When did Reggie chastise Sony? I've never heard of that happening. Link please?

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1389d ago

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.

PopRocks3591389d ago

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'?

wastedcells1389d ago

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!!

SilentNegotiator1389d ago (Edited 1389d ago )

Now Nintendo is also feeding us this BS? Sigh.

Blankman851389d ago

They used to own a string of sex hotels back in the day. I kid you not, google it.

Snookies121389d ago

Hey that's... Um... Entertainment too... I guess... Lol

miyamoto1389d ago

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?

Leviathan1389d ago

Super Nintendo Entertainment System Entertainment
lol. I like SNES much better than SNESE.

ConstipatedGorilla1388d ago

@Leviathan

He meant the systems that came AFTER SNES. It confused me at first too.

dedicatedtogamers1389d ago

Dear Nintendo,

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.

Sincerely,
Gamers everywhere.

Syntax-Error1389d ago

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.

Jazz41081389d ago

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.

Syntax-Error1389d ago

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.

dogoodmatters1388d ago

I get tired of the PR answers from the higher ups.

neogeo1388d ago

Cartoons like pokeymon

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greenpowerz1389d ago (Edited 1389d ago )

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.

dogoodmatters1388d ago

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.

LordMe1389d ago

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.

PopRocks3591389d ago

"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.

LordMe1389d ago

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.

-Mika-1389d ago

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.

PopRocks3591389d ago

@Mika

And...? They're still core games.

ShaunCameron1389d ago

@ 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?

cpayne931389d ago

^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.

XxWalksOfShamexX1389d ago

@ cpayne93

True, but full completion of all 120 stars was a challenge. Not as hard as mario 64 mind you, but still a challenge.

Qrphe1389d ago (Edited 1389d ago )

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.

ChickeyCantor1389d ago

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?

dogoodmatters1388d ago

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.

neogeo1388d ago

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.

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omarzy1389d ago

Games aren't entertainment?

pixelsword1389d ago

Maybe, but not entertaining; to be that would require no effort on your part.

Kamikaze1351389d ago

Of course they are. Games are entertainment and Nintendo also works on other forms of entertainment for their systems like various apps.