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Submitted by Xieldos 1107d ago | article

Never write off Nintendo, ever

Yesterday’s big Nintendo news wasn’t a massive shock. The delivery possibly was but deep down we all knew that the next Legend of Zelda was on it’s way, Mario Kart similarly was a meer formality as was a new 3D Mario title. (Mario, Nintendo, The Legend of Zelda, Wii U)

GreenRanger  +   1107d ago
Never overestimate anyone, ever.
PygmelionHunter  +   1107d ago
"forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."
IAMERROR  +   1107d ago
Don't underestimate any of the big 3
Kingofwiiu  +   1107d ago
156Million DS's sold
100Million wii's sold
3DS is on 30M and is the fastest selling game system SO FAR
WiiU launch sold faster than PS3 and 360

Nintendo Hater - ''What can Nintendo do to save themselves'' lol
MasterCornholio  +   1107d ago
Nintendo isnt a perfect company and they have made mistakes in the past just like Sony, Microsoft, Sega and Atari.

Nintendo made huge mistakes with the N64, Gamecube and Virtua Boy which was one of the worst handhelds ever made.

But overall Nintendo is highly successful with their products even though i dislike some of their franchises.
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stuntman_mike  +   1107d ago
"No one ever died by being too careful".
tehpees3  +   1107d ago
People do this with every system and you know it annoys everybody. People want to stop using the internet as a boasting platform for negativity and scrutiny and want to start using it for the good in things.

When Vita and Wii U ride through it will happen with Xbox and PS4. Why not just wait and see until you try it before shouting doom and gloom?
TheGamingArt  +   1107d ago
I've already written them off for this generation only. I don't see how you couldn't considering what they've announced and the moves (lack of) that they're making.
RuperttheBear  +   1107d ago
'I don't see how you couldn't considering what they've announced and the moves (lack of) that they're making. '

TheGamingArt  +   1107d ago
Ok, watch their video... there's a reason it's only 30 mins long and full of concept drawing for a very low amount of rehashed games....
thaimasker  +   1107d ago
Only a fool would write off any of the big 3 so early...Especially Nintendo when the 3DS is doing amazing and the Wii U is off to a good start. They pretty much just announced all of their heavy hitters in one day 2 months after the wii u's release which wasn't even a E3.
deafdani  +   1107d ago
- New Mario Bros U
- Zombi U
- Rayman Legends
- Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate
- Project X (Monolith Soft's game)
- Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem
- Smash Bros
- Mario Kart
- Mario 3D
- Zelda Wind Waker HD
- Lego City Undercover
- Bayonetta 2
- Yoshi's Epic Yarn (or whatever it's called)
- Pikmin 3
- Wonderful 101

Just off the top of my head, those are the Wii U exclusive games that have been released, will release soon, or are in development right now. And almost all of them are being developed or published by Nintendo, so to say they aren't making any moves for the Wii U is just plain ignorant.

(I'm not mentioning the Wii-U exclusive Zelda game because that one will probably take a good 3 years or more to be released; however, all of the other games I listed have a good chance of being released this year or the next, and a few of them actually being released in the next 3 months or so).
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gpturbo81  +   1107d ago
not to mention all the third party games that we dont know about yet
clyde san  +   1107d ago
yeah, lots of games. but we only know the first game on that list to be a hit game. i think zombi u is great also, but for most consumers they'll see mixed reviews. everything else in your list is unreleased, and we don't know that they will all be great games . for example what do you know about the gameplay or replay value of Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem?

plus it's one thing to list all the games.
but how about putting the price of 59.99 beside each of the games and the 349.99 for the deluxe wii u system people want and it adds up to around 1,400 dollars after taxes. so thats just for perspective.

i have a wii u i play mario u with my daugher and i played and beat zombi u. haven't done much else games wise on the system. i'm looking forward to ni no kuni, last of us, bioshock infinite, gta v on my older systems. not into rayman.

my point is i think that people who want to wait and see a bit more how the system turns out are fully justified in there decision to do so.

not to mention, the system may get a price drop when newer systems are released and some games like zombi u and rayman will be cheaper by that time too.
Drainage  +   1107d ago
thats a good list but Nintendo probably needs to do a collab with a generic FPS studio or cover-shooter studio in order to sway the N4G crowd
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deafdani  +   1107d ago
@clyde san:

I agree for the most part with what you said. However, I wanted to point out a few things:

1. My list was in reply to TheGamingArt's statement that Nintendo isn't doing any moves for the Wii U. Clearly that's not the case, as my list shows that Nintendo is quite busy in making games for the console, or securing publishing deals with third party devs to get exclusive games for the system.

2. Of course game consoles cost money, and games cost money. I don't get your point here... you had to spend money to get your PS3 or Xbox 360 or whatever, and you will for the next consoles, plus the games. So I don't see how that is an argument for or against the Wii U.

3. I don't know how any of those upcoming games will turn out in the end, of course. But most of them look pretty promising, for various reasons (mainly, the teams behind those games, and their game history).

4. People wanting to wait a while longer before deciding to purchase a Wii U (or not) are wise. I agree with you. Right now there's not a lot to play on it because it's barely starting, and most of the early adopters happen to just be Nintendo enthusiasts, like myself. There's nothing in my argument agains that. However, that wasn't the point of the original commenter that I replied to, at all, as I cleared in point 1.
clyde san  +   1107d ago

fair enough. to be honest, i was just browsing the comments as i tend to do and came across yours and assumed by listing out exclusives you were trying to make a case for the system. i didn't really read the previous comment you made reference to, so my reply may have been out of context. i just wanted to provide a counter point for conversations sake.

and for the record, i'm stoked for some of those games too. and the one that has me itching to play it is the yoshi one. i hope it's release date is one of the earlier ones. all nintendo said was that they are not releasing anything for february or march right? so that means it could drop in april?

and we know the next mario 3d will amazing. i'm surprised no one has pointed out the fact that it was mentioned as a 3d mario "ACTION" game. doesn't that seem to evoke a sense of something different than a "platformer" ? OR am i the only one reading into that??
WiigotU  +   1107d ago
What do you supose they do. They gave us games we wanted what more do you want?
LastXeno  +   1107d ago
Personally I think Nintendo's upcoming E3 will be better than any lineup they previously showed. You have 3D Mario by the Galaxy team, Smash Bros 4 by Sakurai and Namco, Retro Studios, Zelda Wind Waker remake, X by Monolith, Mario Kart, and maybe some Bayonetta 2 depending if it's ready.

This will be the first E3 to have a 3D Mario, Zelda, Smash Bros, Mario Kart, Pokemon, and Retro all in the same conference.
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thaimasker  +   1107d ago
And thats not even counting all the possible surprises. I have a good feeling that Nintendo did not completely blow their load yesterday.
LastXeno  +   1107d ago
The Retro Studios game might be Metroid Prime 4 or Star Fox... So really they have all their big guns ready. Plus that Yoshi's Land game by the Epic Yarn team and the Fire Emblem X Shin Megami game by Intelligent systems and Atlus. PLUS the surprises they'll have for the show as you said.

Really the lineup is unrivaled.
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LastXeno  +   1107d ago
Also a while ago Retro hired some Naughty Dog, Vigil, and Doom developers to double the team so projects will come out faster. It's been 3 years since Country Returns so they might be working on 2 new Wii U exclusives.
CatXFlash  +   1107d ago
Blabla This has Nintendo police all over it. Just play the games and buy them forget about the lame console war started by gaming Magazines before the Gamecube, PS2 and Xbox came out.
edawg11885  +   1106d ago
Nintendo has been making games for 30 years now. Its safe to say Don't count them out. As my friend always says "Nintendo is like the Apple of the gaming world".

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