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Submitted by pdqprogrammer 1110d ago | opinion piece

Nintendo Direct: Sony and Microsoft Are You Watching?

After today's Nintendo Direct, a look is taken at what lessons Microsoft and Sony can take from Nintendo. (3DS, Industry, Microsoft, Nintendo, PS Vita, PS3, Sony, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Kingofwiiu  +   1110d ago
Sony is and Destination playstation they will have to bring the Vita and Ps4 bombs. PS3 is fine...

Microsoft is still busy destroying RARE , making Kinnect 2 and a projector called ''project illuminati room'' and kinectimals 2 and a load of multiplats that are inferior to PC.
dboyc310  +   1110d ago
Sony and Microsoft don't compete with Nintendo. Even Sony has said they feel Nintendo runs it own generation by itself. A person that is only able to buy one console at the beginning of a generation who owned a PS3 or 360 will not skip out on the successors for a wii u. Sony and Microsoft know it that's why they have dragged this generation the most with their current console.
iamnsuperman  +   1110d ago
"Even Sony has said they feel Nintendo runs it own generation by itself"

The impression I got with that is there is a big Nintendo fanbase that also buys Sony or Microsoft products. This fanbase do no fully care on what the system is as long as they can play Mario , Zelda.... The thing is a Nintendo consoles do not compete at the same level as Sony and Microsoft as they have become a console you (big Nintendo fanbase) will get regards (fantastic position to be in by the way). Unlike Sony and Microsoft where you tend to get either or.

It isn't a bad thing and more often than not it is the most ideal solution for a console manufacturer. They have there games that sell the system regardless of third party help. Sony and Microsoft on the other hand need that support and often their exclusives with third part support are the deciding factor between a PS3 and 360.
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lilbroRx  +   1110d ago
Have you read this yet? It was their comment on the Wii U.
Gamer1982  +   1109d ago
I would agree with that. Nintendo are happy being behind and sticking with there fanbase. However that was because in the past with the wii it sold to a new demographic. One they didn't really care about. However it may not work with WiiU.
etownone  +   1110d ago
"and a load of multiplats that are inferior to PC."

And a load of multiples that are superior to PS3.
PygmelionHunter  +   1110d ago
Problem is, the PS3 still relies on its exclusives, what the 360 lacks, so...
morkendo23  +   1110d ago
illuminati room?? oh'my goodness the devil in video games now???? sure he- they are.......

or did you mean illumni-room projector.
TongkatAli  +   1110d ago
Please don't announce PS4, rape them in price Sony. ITS A TRAP!!!
joab777  +   1110d ago
I agree but they can do both. They can continue to support the ps3 ti battle the wiiU and ps4 to battle xboxnext. And i would consider today more of catching up for nintendo. They opted to get a jump on next gen consoles by creating this gen hardware. Also, most of their big titles didnt release at launch and who knows when they will. He says Sony is complacent. What? They have many exclusives including games that are similar to the bigN. And they are pioneering the HD remake. Also as he mentioned, they are both a little busy right now with real next gen consoles. Nintendo may survive with their trademark games that everyone loves while Sony and Microsoft battle it out, but i think Sony has the opportunity to steal from both companies. Anyway, Nintendo's launch was lackluster and they dont have much time before they lose the spotlight entirely.
bothebo  +   1110d ago
Very well said. Nintendo needs to get momentum going for their console ASAP if they don't want it to get blown away by new hardware releases and the rumored launch line up the PS4 is said to have. I also don't doubt that Microsoft will price the next box competitively in order to try and shrink Sony's and Nintendo's market share.
stragomccloud  +   1110d ago
Except it isn't "current generation" hardware by console standards. The Wii U uses a gpu similar to those released in 2011. The next sony and microsoft platforms will be using gpus from 2012. All are considered "next gen" by console standards.
Fierce Musashi  +   1110d ago
I might actually be interested in E3 this year, after today. Let's keep up this good momentum.
YoungPlex  +   1110d ago
This is how you build good hype, I like the direction that Nintendo has taken when reveling games! No longer do we have to wait till E3, though I'm sure there will be many announcements there, Nintendo has found a way to keep their fans excited before then. I'm ESPECIALLY EXCITED for Monolith Soft X, and am no longer worried for the system as of now. Things could change, but for now am super EXCITED!
JoelT  +   1110d ago
The Wii U may not be as much of a revolution as it is an evolution, but the way Nintendo is taking to the hype machine that is video game announcements, Nintendo Direct, as a news platform, is definitely a game changer.
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Phil32  +   1110d ago
I like how Nintendo is bypassing the Western press completely with these Nintendo Directs. They can deliver information their way without having to deal with the press mangling up the message or unfairly editorializing the news.
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DivineAssault  +   1110d ago
oddly theres new games announced for PS every single week.. Not just at E3 or Destination PS, or anything else.. Theres always new news of new games being announced.. Keep an eye on the news sections & not opinion pieces.. Nothing wrong with being excited about a new game brother... I was excited when i seen the last of us get announced & shown.. Not at E3 but before it on a regular day remember? I was excited for Ni No Kuni not at E3 but a regular day.. Same as Tales of Xillia, GOW Ascension, etc.. None were revealed at E3 except Beyond 2 souls & wonderbook..
Ck1x  +   1109d ago
Well since PS gets new games announced every week you guys can stop plastering the same 4 games coming in every thread! TLOU, Beyond, GoW, and Ni NoKuni. I've stated before that I have no clue why Sony fanboys proclaim these games in every post they make. But sales of Sony's 1st party exclusives vs 3rd party buggy games aren't even close in sales comparison. A game like Uncharted should sell like Halo does on the 360 if you guys really put your money where your mouth is...
SmokingMonkey  +   1110d ago
So no new Zelda till november 2014 then?

I'm not impressed with the WiiU... so far.

I will reserve my purchase until they release a GOOD metroid. (which sadly might be never)
wishingW3L  +   1110d ago
the only thing I liked was the X announcement but people are blowing this out of proportion really. Nintendo is still missing on tons and tons of 3rd party multiplats this year and Sony has its own set of Triple A exclusives for 2013 on top of the rumored announcement of the PS4.

HD ports like Wind Waker and announcements for games that will not even come out this year is nothing to get SO excited about if you ask me.
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3-4-5  +   1110d ago
* 3D Mario Game is huge news. So is a yoshi game, a random SMT X FE crossover game and WW HD along with New LoZ and Mario Kart announcements.

Most anticipated E3 ever for me.

We get to possibly see a 3D mario game that resembles Mario 64 !
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DonFreezer  +   1110d ago
Are you fanboys that delusional?The new game by MonolithSoft looks like the best jrpg of all times and you keep telling us about the unanounced ps4?
Neonridr  +   1110d ago
you say GOOD as if they have never been good.

Aside from Other M, which was a little different and a departure from the regular the Prime Trilogy was utterly fantastic, and was an amazing purchase on the Wii because they added Wii controls to the first 2 games.

If anything, the Wii U game should hopefully build on the successful Prime series..
pdqprogrammer  +   1110d ago
Nintendo dropped a big bomb with Pokemon announcement and topped it majorly today. This is something MS and Sony need to emulate. I hope they emulate this sooner rather than later.
Silly gameAr  +   1110d ago
Well, I feel kind of bad because I didn't think any of the announcements were that exciting.
Neonridr  +   1110d ago
fair enough, not everyone is excited by Mario Kart, Zelda, Mario.. The Wind Waker HD Remake was a nice bonus, and the Monolift Soft game looks like it could be epic.

but do you own a Wii U? If not, then I can easily see why you aren't excited for games on a platform you don't even own. But if that's the case, then why you would make that comment is beyond me..
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Silly gameAr  +   1110d ago
I don't currently own a Wii U, but I'm looking for a good reason to become an owner. Nothing really catches my eye and I was looking forward to seeing what Nintendo had up their sleeve for me to make that jump.

I was just a little disappointed, that's all.
Theyellowflash30  +   1110d ago
The Xenoblade 2 announcement looks better than anything on PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 imo. And it assures me the Wii U can visually do things the Xbox 360 and PS3 cant.

I understand why people are skeptical on Wii U, but the PS3 and Xbox 360 are shooterboxes. COD, Mass Effect, Far Cry, Killzone, Resistence, Borderlands, Medal Of Honor, Resistance, MAG, Halo, Uncharted, Dead Space,..... Everything is a shooter.

DmC Devil May Cry, Anarchy Reigns, and God of war are out or coming but the number of shooters dwarf those genre's. Lets not get started on console RPGs wheres Final Fantasy versus? Instead we get this Final Fantasy 13 Lighting Returns crap. The Last good JRPG on a console was Lost Odyssey. Ni No Kuni and Tales of Xillia took forever to come out here in the states.

I for one am happy Nintendo is bringing different types of games, even if there sequels. At least their not shooters. Legend of Zelda Windwaker HD, Fire Emblem x Shin Megami, Wonderful 101, Bayonetta 2, Monster Hunter 3, Xenoblade 2.
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saint_seya  +   1110d ago
So bringing old formulas, same characters, most of the time same things, just different controls, over and over, with different graphics is bringing something refreshing over the other plataforms? how that works.. If u want to call innovation in the wii u control.. it is #even if sega did it before, but the games that nintendo releases are not in any way...
Ezz2013  +   1110d ago

"""The Xenoblade 2 announcement looks better than anything on PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 imo. And it assures me the Wii U can visually do things the Xbox 360 and PS3 cant. """

i'm sorry ...but no way in hell this game look better than the games coming out for ps3 this year
you have to be very blind to think this game look better than god of war ascension /the last of /beyond /ni no kuni

those games look much better than what i saw for this game
Theyellowflash30  +   1110d ago
What rpg on the ps3 or 360 has the scope and size of xenoblade. and looks as good as it? The only game i can think of is ff versus
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AdmiralSnake  +   1110d ago
yellow flash

Sony has a variety of exclusives, from platforming to shooters, be quiet.

LOOK at the amount of exclusives Sony has launched generation. Your reference to them is stupid.

You're mentioning stuff that hasn't even released yet....

I can play, little big planet, uncharted, god of war, infamous, ratchet and clank, heavy rain, jax hd collections and various other titles....compared to what you just listed.
Theyellowflash30  +   1110d ago
I have already played all those games.... I have a PS3, 360, Wii, Wii U, 3DS, and PC. All im trying to say is there is no RPG that can match the graphics and scope of Xenoblade 2 with the exception of FF VS that we might not even see
DonFreezer  +   1110d ago
Can just go play Uncharted and God Of War and leave the true gaming to people who care about games and not about consoles.The new monolith game shits everything on the ps3.
Ezz2013  +   1110d ago
""""What rpg on the ps3 or 360 has the scope and size of xenoblade. and looks as good as it?""""


""and leave the true gaming to people who care about games and not about consoles.The new monolith game shits everything on the ps3""

such a real gamer right there /s
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GuyManDude  +   1110d ago
"Nintendo dropped a big bomb with Pokemon"

You say that like there haven't been Pokemon games on every Nintendo handheld. Gameboy, Gameboy Color, Gameboy Advance, Nintendo DS, and now Nintendo 3DS.

Like Mario and Zelda on a Nintendo console, Pokemon on a Nintendo handheld isn't a matter of "if" but "when".
pdqprogrammer  +   1110d ago
But the timing was great because people were originally complaining that releasing Black 2 and White 2 on the DS was a cop out only to follow it up with X and Y on the 3DS. Nintendo does hype and timing of announcements very well. When I heard of X and Y part of me was like so soon but then I felt that the timing was actually perfect with a release far enough away to allow gamers to enjoy what they have. That is just my thoughts on it all.
ozzywazzy  +   1110d ago
How is this news? Aside from Monolith's game, and zelda WW HD everything else was standard. Them saying they are working on a future zelda, ssb, and mario kart is NOT news or anything to get excited about. People knew this before the Wii U's release. Retarded fanboys are acting like this is the best day in gaming history.. Announcements people, just announcements of games that will EVENTUALLY come, maybe 2014, maybe 2015.

Also WW HD? That game was cell shaded and looked just fine the way it was. Why people were clamoring for this is beyond me. Release the zelda tech demo and now we're talking.
greatcrusader44  +   1110d ago
While I agree that Wind Waker is beautiful already and would have preferred a Zelda game like Majora's Mask to be remade cuz it has aged, those Wind Waker pics were delicious... Not a system seller of course but I haven't played WW since 2006 so I am excited to play this beauty.
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False-Patriot  +   1110d ago
There was nothing special. Just a couple of trailers.
pdqprogrammer  +   1110d ago
The timing and how the new was delivered is special. PS Vita could use some game announcements and a kick from the Nintendo Direct kind of announcement method. It builds excitement and makes people want to jump on board with the console and brand.
ayabrea93  +   1110d ago
Nintendo have played a really good hand so I hope Sony and Microsoft follow suit. e3 could be a good one this year
smashcrashbash  +   1110d ago
This is a mega bomb? Really? This is what Microsoft and Sony have to watch out for? I can just go on the internet when a developer or company has to say anything about his or her game and still be hyped.What is the difference if I hear about a game before or during E3 or all the other trade shows. That won't make the game come any faster or decrease or increase my hype.If I hear about a game in January from Nintendo Direct or hear it at E3 and it is coming out in December how does knowing about it in January or anytime before make any difference? I don't get it. Sony announces their games and we know that they are coming. We know all the games that are coming for the PS3 and the VITA this year without Sony constantly pushing them in our faces 24/7.So how is this a mega bomb or a lesson that they must learn from Nintendo? Please explain.Sony has a whole website that announces upcoming games with developers talking and answering questions and showing trailers that belongs to them.So how is this so different then just having a website?
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TheBrit  +   1110d ago
WHAT DID I MISS?? I did not see anything in there 'mind blowing' - just a bunch of remakes, delays and oh pay more at a huge discounted rate for old OLD games that you have already paid for once before on the virtual console.

Again, did I miss some mind blowing news during that whole boring video??

As for microsoft taking note on how to let people know what is going on, they already had this medium quite a while ago on a regular basis, Majors Minute which was about as informative.
Deku-Johnny  +   1110d ago
For their sake I hope so, they're going to have to bring their A game at E3. Iwata said Nintendo would be announcing their new 3D Mario Wii U game, Mario Kart U and most importantly Super Smash U!
GuyManDude  +   1110d ago
If they had shown footage of all these games, it would have been a different story. Instead what we got was:

"Hey guys, those games you already knew we were gonna make? Well guess what? We're gonna make em'. It's official."

We already knew they were making a 3D Mario, a new Zelda, a new Mario Kart, and a new Super Smash. But we didn't get any footage.

All I got out of this is that they're doing an HD version of Wind Waker and an Epic Yarn version of a Yoshi game.

Ck1x  +   1110d ago
Where you fail at in your attempt to belittle what is otherwise seen as good news. Is the fact that Nintendo has stated that these games will not only be shown but in playable form at e3. Which means these games are futher along in the development process than they are letting on. Why would Nintendo show such big titles before e3, they know that those games will draw in the big crowds. Even the Monolith game showed game play mechanics, which means that this game is also further along in the process as well.
Veneno  +   1110d ago
It's nice that Nintendo is showing whats in store months before E3, but why did the ajthor of this article have to make this awkward jab at MS and Sony as if they never make announcements? If anything, the author was inviting hateful comments for Nintendo.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1110d ago
Did you not see the Monolith footage? Blew my mind.
deadfrag  +   1110d ago
The President speaks,he gives the awnsers to the fans directly,he apologizes and explain the why and whos!Sorry but this only happens on a company that takes care,and have great consideration to gamers and to the fun that should be gaming;only on nintendo!!We will never see this kind of interaction coming from a Sony or Microsoft CEO!
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MasterCornholio  +   1110d ago
Its not like the PS3 wont have any games this year. Heres a list of some of the big titles coming to Sonys system.

1. Sly Cooper 4
2. The Last of Us
3. Beyond two souls
4. God of War Ascension
5. Grand Theft Auto 5
6. Metal Gear Solid Revengence
7. Injustice Gods Among Us
8. Dead Space 3
9. Bioshock Infinite
10. Crysis 3
11. Lost Planet 3
12. Metro Last Light
13.Until Dawn
14. Puppeteer
15. Guacamele
16. Alien Spidey
17. MLB 13: The Show

This is one of my main reasons why i dont believe that the PS3 is doomed with the announcement of the new games at the Nintendo direct event. But this is just my opinion.

Anyways i believe that Nintendo did a pretty good job with the event however they failed to mention the release dates for many of the games and some of the games announced didnt even have gameplay shown for it. They should have told people that the games are coming later on in the year and they should have shown some footage of major titles like Bayonetta 2 for example.


Still no excuse for not showing a montage of gameplay for those titles.
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RTheRebel  +   1110d ago
The Last of Us
Beyond two souls Sly Cooper 4 ony ps3 exclusives to look foward too
other multi platform games
Deku-Johnny  +   1110d ago
The thing you're forgetting is the games mentioned on today's Direct are Nintendo exclusives. Hardly any of the games on your list are and a few of them are coming to Wii U as well.
kirbyu  +   1110d ago
How many of those ps3 games are exclusives?
Drainage  +   1110d ago
like 3 lmao
Chevalier  +   1110d ago
They have a lot of exclusives this year.

There is:
Dragons Crown
The witch and Hundred Knights
Tales of Xilla
Hyperneptunia Victory
Atelier Ayesha
Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD
Toki to Towa
2nd One Piece PS3 game
Ni No Kuni (just came out)
The Puppeteer
Deadly Premonition Directors Cut
Beyond two souls
The Last of Us
Sly 4
MLB 2013
God Of War Ascension

That's all that's announced, there's still more coming I'm sure considering half of that list I made is coming out by May.

So in terms of exclusives there are lots of games only on PS3. Unlike Nintendo's announcements, these games are ACTUALLY coming out this calender year. By the time those Nintendo games come out there will be new games coming out like new games by Naughty Dog, Sucker Punch, Santa Monica, Quantic dreams etc.

And none of those I listed were multiplatform games so you know dig deeper before you laugh.
kirbyu  +   1110d ago

Wouldn't those games coming soon and Nintendo's coming later be a good thing? That way you have some new games for 2013 and some for 2014.

Also, I'll bet Mario Kart and Yoshi come out this year.
DonFreezer  +   1110d ago
So know ps3 fanboys post lists with multiplatform games?Weren't you the ones who said multiplats didn;t count when Microsoft fans mentioned them?
Chevalier  +   1110d ago
There are about 16 exclusives on my list above that aren't multiplatform games.
Abriael  +   1110d ago
The point is not what or how many games you have, but how you announce and present them. The Nintendo direct didn't have a lot in terms of QUANTITY, but it was very well communicated, and directly, which is what Sony and Microsoft should learn from.
Chevalier  +   1110d ago
There are plenty of quality games for PS3, Ni No Kuni, Tales of Xillia, God of War Ascension, The Last of Us, Puppeteer, Rain, Beyond two Souls are all looking quite promising. Plus most of the are new titles as well. Plus I listed like 16 exclusives, so QUANTITY: check, QUALITY mixed in: check. Bunch coming out this year so you guys can keep on talking about games that won't be out this year, we'll be playing exclusives throughout the year.
Veneno  +   1110d ago
Well The reason why that list has many multiplatform titles is because, for PS3, everything past E3 to the holiday 2013 is a complete and total mystery. Of course they have big plans for exclusives in that period, we just dont know what they are yet.
Ck1x  +   1110d ago
This is where Nintendo differs from Sony. Why would they show off the new 3d Mario, new Mario Kart and Smash Bros game just to show the same stuff at e3? what they gave today was just an insight on just some of the games that are coming for WiiU. People are trying to make this negative news and I dont see how it could be! Even the info on the next Zelda is something that Nintendo never does. They basically gave some clues as to what we can expect with the ideas they are playing around with. A non linear, with possible multiplayer components in a Zelda game, I for one want to see how they plan on pulling something like this off. But with what I've just mentioned, gamers cant say that Nintendo plays it safe with their franchises and they are all the same games. This is the most different take on a Zelda game since it came into existence if they pull it off...
profgerbik  +   1110d ago
Watching what? There really wasn't anything stellar announced other than one game at Nintendo Direct. I don't understand what Sony and Microsoft were supposed to be watching?

Everything else Nintendo was proud to show off has been done by both Sony and Microsoft before as if they have never released HD remakes of classics..

Not saying Nintendo Direct was downright horrible but it really wasn't amazing nor anything to learn from.
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metroidfusion2  +   1110d ago
People will bitch and complain etc etc just shut the fuck up and wait damn
wiiulee  +   1110d ago
of course they are watching and copying,,,immitation of course

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