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Submitted by TimmyShire 1174d ago | news

WII U: Nintendo 'Shouldn't Compete With Sony & Microsoft' - Analyst

NowGamer: "Nintendo should focus on its own identity for the Wii U if it's to succeed, says Jesse Divnich." (Nintendo, Wii U)

Dailynch   1174d ago | Off topic | show | Replies(2)
PrivateRyan  +   1174d ago
Well, no. Of course not. They should focus on NINTENDO games.
Anon1974  +   1174d ago
I think Nintendo did a great job with the Wii carving out their own corner of the market and I don't see how the Wii U is differing it's strategy at all. It'll still primarily be a console marketed towards a younger demographic and families. It's something Nintendo excels at, but there will always be overlap with core gamers, and catering to them isn't necessarily taking on Sony or Microsoft directly for core gamers.

I've often found Divinch's comments a bit hit and miss, and this is a miss for me. "The problem is that gamers don't want a core experience on the Wii U." That's ridiculous to me. The people who don't tend to be drawn to core games probably won't even realize the Wii-U also offers a core gaming experience, because that's not where their focus will be. They'll be too busy with games that appeal to them to care what the hell Bayonetta is, for example. It's like saying people will be turned off DVD players because there are too many R-rated movies available. His argument to me just seems baseless.
darthv72  +   1174d ago
is a two way street. We as consumers feel that competition is between one company or product and another. That is a very general definition but only one way to define it.

Competition can also be within a company and one product against another not just about one company vs another.

For example, a car company has many lines and basically they compete with themselves to sell aside from competing with other car company lines. Ford vs chevy but then you have chevy corvette vs chevy camaro.

So in nintendo (and sony) they have a popular product on the market that they have to compete against. Sony's biggest competition was themselves and the continued sales of the ps2 when the ps3 came out. In some countries...they still compete.

You have to figure a company will want to make the most return on their latest and greatest. Even though there are continued sales of other products within that same company, each sale represents a lost sale of their latest and greatest.

Nintendo going up against sony and MS...that is how WE see it but to Nintendo its them againt them. Wii vs wii-u. How do they get consumers to change up to their newest release instead of continue to purchaser the later. One way was what was revealed yesterday. Stop development of software/hardware of the later and focus all efforts on the newer.

Its a risky move and one that MS pretty much had no other option when looking at xbox vs 360 but it worked for MS. Will it work for nintendo?

Jury is still out on that.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1174d ago
and third party games. Remember the wii?
neogeo  +   1174d ago
Check this new game company out. I think they will fail.
Jadedz  +   1174d ago
It's for the best. Sega went down that path, and it didn't workout well for them.

All I want for Nintendo is to "keep up" with the competition (equally supported 3rd party software), the other two gaming manufacturers can compete over spec supremacy.
NYC_Gamer  +   1174d ago
Nintendo will go their own route with Wii-U..It's doubtful that Ninty could compete with Sony/MS when it comes to third party support..The Wii-U is limited in certain areas and that could do harm for future multi-plat software.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   1174d ago
That's how the original Wii was successful. Not worrying about Sony or MS. But there own innovations and games. Like they have been doing.

All Nintendo is doing is having standard current gen tech. current graphics and the norm like having apps in the console. Everything else shines with that tablet. Playing your games or apps via TV or the tablet is the "Innovation" with next gen Nintendo.
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1upgamer99  +   1174d ago
Nintendo has ALWAYS had its own identity, It has ALWAYS offered something for everyone. This guy is the pot calling the kettle black. Mario platformers are geared for everyone, Mario party for casual, Zelda, Metroid generally core. Starfox games everyone, but core gamers for sure. I mean Nintendo has always covered all ends of the spectrum. Sony and Microsoft are the ones that started going after the casual gamers. Since the days of the NES long before Xbox and Playstation were around Nintendo has given something for everyone. So I find this laughable.
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terrorofdeath  +   1174d ago
We don't need an analyst to tell us this.
tonywood  +   1174d ago
I love everything about Nintendo's Wii U....except its price. Dont have a problem with multi plat games, but $60 is too high. Zombie U isnt online rich like halo and fact, most wii u titles won't be. At $200 for a U...then I'm all in.
GraveLord  +   1174d ago
They couldn't even if they wanted to.....that was their plan with Wii. Create an entirely new market. The shovelware/party games/dance market.
Deku-Johnny  +   1174d ago
It's not that they shouldn't, it's that they don't need to. Nintendo are leagues in front of Sony and Microsoft. They can just keep doing their own thing and Sony/MS can keep copying them.
Picnic  +   1174d ago
Nonsense Deku-Johnny. Nintendo have never had a game that has the cinematic details of Uncharted 2, the pinnacle of the series on the whole.
Nintendo had some of the high ground for 'most underrated console' with the Gamecube but now they are running their own franchises in to the ground. They simply can't or won't come up with new franchise ideas - they're too fat on successful sales.

In years to come the N64 amd Gamecube will still be looked upon as their creative heydays by those with taste.
Deku-Johnny  +   1174d ago
You're right, Nintendo don't have games that look as good as Uncharted they must be the worst company in the world. I mean if you don't value graphics over good gameplay experiences then you don't deserve to be in business.
Dogswithguns  +   1174d ago
Nintendo is awesome.. bottomline.
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wiiulee  +   1174d ago
there is not much choice...nintendo is always focus on innovation but competition will happen....after the wii left the competition in the dust...its safe to assume wiiu will do the same being a much more capable system and with sony and microsoft trying so hard to attract casual gamers...all three systems fall in the same boat...but wiiu being out sooner give nintendo time to polish everything
Picnic  +   1174d ago
Deku-Johnny, surely you can tell from my praise of the Gamecube that I am not a blanket Nintendo hater. The reason that I chose Uncharted 2 is that, yes it can be linear (as can Nintendo games) but the attention to graphical detail is sometimes really beautiful. Not always - there are a few strangely ordinary looking areas right at the start of the game but after that it's nearly universally good looking. This beauty improves the atmosphere from what it would have otherwise been.
I know that in other hands it would be just window dressing but not quite with Naughty Dog.

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