Submitted by gulevski 948d ago | opinion piece

Has Nintendo Made Its Comeback?

"For the past month, Nintendo has been relatively quiet. With the exception of their big Pokémon X & Y reveal, the company has churned out next to no titles or information about upcoming releases. " | Explosion.com (3DS, Microsoft, Nintendo, Nintendo DS, PC, Pokemon X and Y, PS Vita, PS3, Shin-Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, Sony, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

theBAWSE  +   949d ago
Ms and Sony are relying on rumours to keep their names in the media? ....I stopped reading after that ridiculous line..

off topic - Zelda HD omg can't wait
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iamnsuperman  +   949d ago
I agree that is the most ridiculous statement I have read in a while.
rodiabloalmeida  +   948d ago
Comeback? Did Nintendo ever leave for instance? What a stupid question for a title.
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MasterCornholio  +   948d ago
I think he means by blowing everyone away with the Wii. The N64 and Gamecube were failures in comparison to the Wii.
Kingofwiiu  +   948d ago
For me the anouncement of Xenoblade 2 or X is as big as they come. Like Xenoblade Chronicles is one of the best games I've played.
jimbobwahey  +   948d ago
Well I for one felt pretty burned on the Wii due to lack of decent software support in my opinion, which has led to me being incredibly skeptical of the Wii U. Due to the incredibly weak launch lineup and severe lack of appealing games on the horizon for the console, I was left feeling justified in my decision to not purchase a Wii U.

After watching the latest Nintendo Direct video however, I feel that the company is slowly starting to make a small comeback with titles such as Bayonetta 2, Wonderful 101 and the Monolith Soft game that was shown. They haven't completely won me back as a consumer yet, but they're making steady progress and I'm hopeful for a couple of surprises at E3 that will push me over the edge into buying a Wii U.

At this point, if they showcase a new F-Zero or traditional StarFox game, they'll have my money.
JohnDread  +   948d ago
Exactly. I wouldn't consider it a comeback. Everyone knew those titles are on their way and I never had a thought about Nintendo "leaving" their spot alongside their 2 competitors.
chadboban  +   948d ago
I don't think Nintendo ever left at least in the eyes of folks like myself. I do however think that this Nintendo Direct was a good step for them in showing folks that they mean business with the Wii U. Do I think that this would make folks who had no intention of getting a Wii U change their minds about the system? Well mostly no, but it was a damn good first step on the road to doing that, if they can keep up with stuff like this, I think they may just get back some gamers yet.

There will, however, always be those folks that hate Nintendo no matter what they do.
WiiUsauce  +   948d ago
yeah, they're making a comeback after the Wii was the highest selling system of last gen, and had the highest rated game of all time. lol
LOL_WUT  +   948d ago

Lets not get carried away the Wii U still has a lot of proving to do.
lizard81288  +   946d ago
Maybe I hang around on N4G too much but...
I see a bunch of, Nintendo is DOOMED, 3DS is a failure, Wiiu will be Nintendo's last console, ect, ect.

It is funny how one Nintendo Direct brings them back from doom to Nintendo is #winning

oh N4G...
Mounce  +   948d ago
The Zelda HD remake does sound delicious and looks beautiful, but I'd want to also express the stupidity and obvious bias in the article beyond what you stated, but it's like....Nintendo made a comeback? By what? They already had done an Ocarina of Time remake on the 3DS that was shown to be Profitable, why not repeat that step? A Comeback by making a remake? Sony got fucking plastered by making PS2 HD Remakes as some form of 'Scamming' when really it was to those who can't find or buy the real games retail wise and not just because the new PS3's aren't PS2 BC.

A Zelda game announcement for Wii U, and another Zelda remake, what fucking Comeback? They're making another game out of the iconic series. It's as if to say, Nintendo makes a Mario Wii U game that's comparable to Mario Galaxy! THEY MADE A COMEBACK! . . . No, just no. When Nintendo decides to be innovative in Software and bring out new IP's as much as the fans should be wanting them, by all means....But they aren't making a comeback, Nintendo stays the same in which they make a Zelda game, a Mario game and a random Metroid or random Starfox game amongst a bunch of Pokemanz.

It's exciting, don't get me wrong, an idea of a more 'Open World' Zelda, even though it feels like Twilight Princess is pretty Open world along with Ocarina of Time and Majoras Mask since you can go to any town as you please and goof about until you go about on the main quest again (Mini-games, get bigger bomb sacks, bigger quivers, etc) Zelda was always a Hybrid or blend imo.

At that....I know more people are demanding a Majora Mask HD remake....like, they better be inching towards that goal. If they made a Majora Mask HD Remake then I would say "Well, they clearly did this for the fans in mind, now if only they'd also listen to the Mother Series fans too"....Because Nintendo has lost their ways with pleasing their fanbase Before thinking about Money money money.
Ezz2013  +   948d ago
"""MS and Sony are relying on rumours to keep their names in the media"""

WTF did i just read ?!!
chadboban  +   948d ago
Agreed. It's a completely ridiculous statement.
WiiUsauce  +   948d ago
why do you do this """"" """""? it makes you look retarded.
Ezz2013  +   947d ago
why what i do bother you ?! and why should i care about yor opinion in first place ?!
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Belking  +   948d ago
Nintendo never went anywhere.
NastyLeftHook0  +   948d ago
if it wanted its comeback it would have went to kinects face and got it.
Old McGroin  +   948d ago
Nice. Bubs for that!
joeorc  +   948d ago
it is kinda ironic
that so many media outlets trying to paint Nintendo as the underdog?

I mean, the fact that Nintendo has currently the most number of systems in the retail chain out of the big three!


7! systems


What's ever left in the in the retail chain PS2

4! systems soon to be 3!




yet Nintendo is seen as the underdog?

zebramocha  +   948d ago
Their focus is the 3ds & wiiu,those other systems don't count as games are not going to be made any more.
joeorc  +   948d ago
"Their focus is the 3ds & wiiu,those other systems don't count as games are not going to be made any more."

that still does not take away from the fact their still in retail chains taking up shelf space!

just by target alone:

http://www.target.com/c/nin... categories_2

you can still get them in store! trust me they do infact count.


do you still see the PSPGo on store shelves?

http://www.target.com/c/pla... categories_8

the PSPGo is not in retail chain's pretty much if it is it's what ever they have left, Nintendo has not stopped production on the DS line of Handhelds.
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zebramocha  +   948d ago
That's not my point,I'm saying even with those are models still being purchased,their focus is the 3ds,wiiu and bring older games to the new consoles.
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delicia  +   948d ago
If you mention the 3DSXL, why not the different PSP's like the Slim or Go or the Slim consoles as well? But yeah, Nintendo's portables and video games do sell a lot.
Old McGroin  +   948d ago
The announcements were excellent all round. I now find that instead of feeling like my Wii U was a waste of money I now feel frustrated that all these great games that have been announced are not within touching distance of being released. We don't even know if any of them will be released in 2013. Oh well, Monster Hunter will have to fulfill my Wii U needs until then :)
Ck1x  +   948d ago
I think Nintendo is going to do for the WiiU what they did on 3ds in 2011! Here's my prediction of software releases from Nintendo for the WiiU.
*Just my predictions here*
Lego City Undercover- March 2013
Wonderful 101- April 2013
Pikmin 3- June 2013
Wind Waker HD- August 2013
3d Mario- October 2013
Mario Kart 8- December 2013
Bayonetta 2– February 2014
Retro's (Metroid)game- April 2014
SSBros U- June 2014
Xenoblade 2- August 2014
TLoZelda - November 2014
H4all  +   948d ago
in the article olny have 2 sony name..
so we can tag sony in the article?
did sony fan really care about this?
i don't really understand it..
Tonester925  +   948d ago
Comeback because they announced ANOTHER pokemon game and remade a Zelda game in HD?

What is a comeback anyway? If the buyers have the Wii U and 3DS and are unsatisfied but now getting games they want, or the consoles are getting media attention again?
chadboban  +   948d ago
That's not all they announced and you know it.
Tonester925  +   948d ago
WTF are you talking about? Duh! So touchy on this site.

I'm siding with the fans of these consoles. Context my friend.

To make a comeback obviously the consoles were either getting irrelevant by the media or by the consumer. Pick one because I want to know.

Do people with the consoles not like the consoles anymore and it's getting stale or are the consoles not getting the media attention and are finally about to become headliners again?
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AdvanceWarsSgt  +   948d ago
3rd party Japanese devs seem to be onboard with WiiU development, which is a good sign since Nintendo has struggled to garner much 3rd party Japanese support during the N64 and GCN eras.
Ippiki Okami  +   948d ago
Actually it was third party US support they never got which led to low sales. So far no Far Cry 3, Dead Space 3, Crysis 3, GTA V have been announced or even hinted at. The wiiu is still looking like a gamecube in terms of third party US support.
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AdvanceWarsSgt  +   948d ago
I never said anything about Western 3rd party support, which is what all of those you listed are: games from Western 3rd party developers.

I am well aware of the dearth of Western 3rd party support on Nintendo platforms. Even Nintendo handhelds don't get much support from Western 3rd party devs, and as long as they believe the target audience isn't there on Nintendo platforms, that's likely not going to change anytime soon.

However, in comparison to the Wii, the WiiU has already garnered enough interest from the Japanese devs early on to at least get in on some multiplatform games and even a console exclusive (MHU to my knowledge will only be available for the the WiiU). So, at least for right now, the WiiU is in a much better position with Japanese devs than the Wii was for the entirety of if it's first two years on the market.

edit: Also, to note, the Japanese devs all but abandoned the GCN due to poor sales. The N64 thing was more because of hardware limitations and because devs, both Western and Japanese, were tired of Nintendo's insufferable business tactics.
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the worst  +   948d ago
nintendo come what a joke
new console to play HD remakes
thank you Nintendo
money saved
i wont be needing this console
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metroidfusion2  +   948d ago
I can't wait to see the wii us 3rd party direct
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   948d ago
But Nintendo said 214 days ago:

I been here for years
Rockin my peers and puttin suckas in fear
Makin the tears rain down like a MON-soon
Listen to [my systems] go BOOM
Explosion, overpowerin
Over the competition, I'm towerin
Wreckin shop, when I drop these [systems] that'll make you [wanna bust my chops]
Don't you dare stare, you betta move
Don't ever compare
Me to the rest that'll all get sliced and diced
M' Competition's payin the price"

And I responded 214 days ago:

Me: "Wow Nintendo, that sounded a bit like LLCoolJ's 'Mama Said Knock [P60] Out'. But I think you've made your point."
Y_5150  +   948d ago
I've been listening to that song a lot lately. :P
DivineAssault  +   948d ago
no they have not..
Jason143  +   948d ago
Not owning any consoles other then a vita and gaming pc I must say Nintendo has me interested for sure. I see fun in their titles rather then the cash cow games me shot out multiplatform. Im interested Nintendo. Hop you can spark this old mans interest again
sonicsidewinder  +   948d ago
I do like the look of the line-up to be honest.

When it comes to Wind Waker though, I mean, it's Wind Waker. It's a brilliant game.

But it's just a re-make. All I can see that will happen with it:

- Nicer Graphics.
- Tingle Tuner built into the WiiU Pad.

As for the console itself and the way it's going... very nice. Hell i'm tempted for the sake of the old days.

Never owned a Wii despite loving some of the games. Little Kings Story? Brilliant. Twilight Princess? Played it on the Cube rightfully so. When I walked in on my bro playing Twilight on the Wii, I had to check myself to see if I was tripping. Mirrored world? WTF?

The fact it's BC with Wii games makes it even more worthy of buying.

The Gamecube has it's station. Will the TRUE next gen Nintendo console have a place next to it? We'll see.


/PC Gamer lul
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wiiulee  +   948d ago
lol..has nintendo made its comeback...umm..let me see...wii won last generation, ds won its portable wars, 3ds is millions ahead of the psvita...by the time the system from sony and microsoft come out wiiu will be at least 5 millions ahead...so im not sure what comeback nintendo needed to make...nintendo is doing everything right with the wiiu despite all the hate so im sure more great games are coming out.
Benjaminkno  +   948d ago

I'd say "game over"
thaimasker  +   948d ago
Don't call it a comeback, They been here for years

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