PS4: Should Nintendo fans worry?

ONM Editor-In-Chief Chandra gives his take on the PS4 announcement and how it affects Wii U owners

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Bumpmapping1643d ago

. But if there's one thing it proved yet again, it's that it can't match Nintendo when it comes to games.

What Mario 300?Probally not theres way too many of them :D Have fun playing on the titanic.

andshesays1643d ago

I see what you did there LOL

ABizzel11643d ago

Nintendo fans only need to worry about Nintendo putting out content, that currently is there.

PS4 has no effect on "Nintendo fans", besides allowing them to see what Nintendo could have done with their console, but chose not to, and what better tech offers.

n4f1643d ago

i see this is a flamebait article
brace yourself, console wars is upon our step

AsimLeonheart1643d ago (Edited 1643d ago )

First Nintendo fanbooys were like "PS4 wont be much more powerful than Wii U". After the reveal they are now like "it is just more powerful than Wii U but it lacks innovation and fun games". Others are like "Whatever, PS4 will surely be expensive and Sony is going under anyway". When they get beaten on one front they move to another. Changing excuses and stances one after another. Nintendo fans do not need to worry because they will get their first party games but Nintendo has a lot to worry about because they are competing with MS and Sony for the market share and revenue. The consoles which are more technically equal are more likely to get multiplats. Nintendo will be left behind with inferior looking multiplats and eventually no multiplats at all. Only the people who are interested in Nintendo first party games will be buying it and as a result, sales will be disappointing. The Wii analogy does not works any more because there arent any casuals buying the console.

-Alpha1643d ago (Edited 1643d ago )


Yup. At the end of the day, it's about the games, and Nintendo does that well. Sony and Nintendo are always going to be two sides of the same coin to me, wildly different, but still encompassing some great philosophies that I appreciate when it comes to games. Wii U isn't there with the games yet, but that doesn't mean that they are finished.

N4g_null1643d ago

THere is the question. When watchdogs comes to the ps4 and wiiu will it matter? How much more are you willing to pay to play a game like that? At what point do you not get a gaming pc?

I'm happy for ps fans but Sony still didn't show any thing I wanted to play or better yet any thing I can't play on pc. What is even cooler is this is an x86 setup which means direct ports to my current pc.

I'm not sure if you know this but lots of wii owners went pc and wii last gen. Many wiiu owners are going wiiu and pc this gen. Why because it is about buying the best in a catagory not funding one company.

So the question is what is Sony actually good at? Hype... I watched the reveal and was entertained and happy for their fanboys.

I've always said Sony had one more problem to fix, first party gameplay. I don't care what they want me to feel because it isn't a feeling industry it is a play or gaming industry.

Like infamous what makes that a game? What makes that some thing you want to play more than once? It's really sad to see all of this power wasted on cut scene gameplay.

Sony needs to launch a new industry and stop calling their console a game console. This would make the industry grow up and stop them from being compared to game makers.

Last but not least what you just saw was what pc gaming has had for a while. That did not stop the ps3 did it and nor would it stop the wiiu?

What is scary is what if it sells even worst than the wiiu, vita or gasp dreamcast?!!

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ChickeyCantor1643d ago (Edited 1643d ago )

Ill be having fun playing games. Even if that ship is sinking. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!


No i'm not worried. I'm sure ill get my Nintendo franchises. Sony is not stopping that.

Eyeco1643d ago

NO NO, no one should be worried, if anything they should be exited, stiff competition, means better games and services across all 3 platforms everyone wins in the long run

Rainstorm811643d ago

I agree look at the advancements in PSN which can be easily attributed to MS XBL competition.....

These companies competing is only good for us Gamers

Eyeco1643d ago

Exactly PSN/XBL probably is the best example of this,

N4g_null1643d ago

This will only lead to better ports on the pc which is my preferred power house setup. Will I miss Sony exclusives? Nope. So far the games I got a ps2 for have no representation on any of their systems. Will I complain nope. I will just play elsewhere.

There are a ton of hd content makers out there now. Yet retro studiosis more my speed.

xflo3601643d ago

I dont think they should be worried! Now! If sony had came out and said " We have aquired Retro Studios" Then they could have been worried! Or if they had said " We've bought the rights to release Mario and Zelda titles on ps4, Exclusively!!" Then that would have caused bedlam, but as is Nintendo fans need not worry!

--Onilink--1643d ago (Edited 1643d ago )

yeah, but clearly 5 uncharted games in like 6 years is ok, 4 Killzone games in 5 years is just fine, like 8 god of war games in 7 years is perfectly fine...

Its all a matter of perspective, every company has IP's that they make a lot of games with. Nintendo simply has the option to put Mario in many different types of games, doesnt mean they are all the same

And as long as all those games(from Sony or MS) are good, i dont care

ZoidsRaven1643d ago

Pay no attention to the idiots on this site who can't see that Mario Kart and Mario Galaxy are two different games just because they have 'Mario' in it's name.

They like living in their own little bubble, where they can ignore facts. 7_7

mshope101643d ago

thank you! I feel like I'm the only who see's this.

when a game sells good they will make more.Sony does this all the time.

but only Nintendo gets hated for it.

but every Mario game plays different.if they put a new character instead of Mario in alot of his games it could be a new series most of the time.

but people are such haters they just hate on Nintendo and never play the games to find out.

Minato-Namikaze1643d ago

Sony also has 5 new ip's this year. (ni no kuni, puppeteer, last of us, beyond, and tearaway). I dont mind sequels I just like new IP's to be there as well

--Onilink--1643d ago

Ni no kuni is not a new IP, its a game by level 5 and the 1st game was actually on the DS.

Nintendo has also created a couple of new IPs recently, they just havent done anything huge so far, mostly eshop stuff, but its not like there is nothing.

TranceXTheory1643d ago

how about all the spin offs of these titles on handhelds for psp ? at least mario is radically different each time. like metroid going2.5d and fps.

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Psn8001643d ago

Hey there is no need of that bashing other consoles !

telekineticmantis1643d ago

they dish out one Great game, every year or so...

muttley651643d ago (Edited 1643d ago )

let the game console war fight BEGIN.....

but before i go: "should the wii-U worry about ps4??" hell!!!!! nooooooooo

in case no body know or realize there are 2 types of gamer WII-U was design for casual and fun old school gamers and ps4-720 consoles for the CORE. wii-U only need eye catching games if i was CEO OF NINTENDO i would whip out SNES titles in a hurry.

PopRocks3591643d ago (Edited 1643d ago )

Eh, no thanks. I'm a Nintendo fan and I'm enthusiastic about the PS4. Once again, great hardware with some sweet looking online features. Just want to see some more games that interest me.

That said I'm not afraid for the Wii U. They're different beasts. I'm convinced they can coexist in the market just fine.

truechainz1643d ago

Seriously this again? There has never been a better time to be a gamer and people insist on trying to spoil things with console wars. I will own all three systems and have fun on all of them. For me it is only a matter of time based on launch prices. I don't see why everyone has this "you must game on my console cuz your console sucks" mentality. Just play what you like. So just because I buy nintendo consoles then yes I guess I should be worried. Most likely about how I can make time for a job when the new Super Smash Bros. comes out.

DarkHeroZX1643d ago

Remote play kind of stomped all the hopes I had for the Wii U away. PS4+PS Vita is a must combo for serious gamers.

deafdani1642d ago

If you think PS4 games will give PS4-to-Vita support anywhere near the levels that Wii U games support the gamepad, you're sadly mistaken.

It's not a matter of whether the Vita is capable of doing the same thing the Gamepad does or not. It's just that the attach rate will be incredibly low, vs. the Wii U's attach rate to the Gamepad (100%).

Because of this, game developers won't make games with the Vita in mind. If they put Vita-to-PS4 connectivity in their games, it will be an afterthought, a bonus feature, not the main control method.

corrus1643d ago

They only brain washing with that Mario

fatstarr1642d ago

Nintendo fans dont give 2 shits.

wiiu hasnt even touched the tip of its graphical capabilities.

first off theres no backwards compatibility so that stack of ps3 games you have, will either be sold or never touched again. but its not like sony fans dont sell off all their games to get the next call of duty anyway.

then sony is doing its best to push the vita down your throat trying to make that dead bird relevant.
no body wants to play that art game where you can map out your dreams.

then everything else will be multi plat. so theres no console exclusivity Nintendo has tons of games just waiting to be unleashed. sony has tons of work because only sonyfans were impressed by that conference.

let the next gen battle begin.

deafdani1642d ago

I won't bother writing a long diatribe to argument against your post, but only wanted to point out that Sony actually has a HUGE list of exclusive games. On this generation, it was Sony who pushed out the most exclusive games for their console, even more than Nintendo, believe it or not.

WiiUsauce1642d ago

Nintendo fans should definitely not be worried about the graphical gap between PS4/neXbox and Wii U. check out this GORGEOUS gameplay running on Wii U.

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xPhearR3dx1643d ago

Nintendo fans should be have been worrying before the PS4 was announced. 50K units in January? That's not good. At all.

--Onilink--1643d ago

omg then the Vita must have died like 8 months ago... im guessing that's why no one is worried about that one. Here is was thinking that it was because obviously its performance will eventually improve and it was just because it didnt do good for a couple of months...

G20WLY1643d ago

Why bring the Vita into it? Although since you have (and in an attempt to bring you back on topic) the PS4 could have a positive impact on it's sales judging by the interactions shown at the event.

Conversely, the PS4 will (at best) have no effect or (at worst) have a detrimental effect on Wii U sales, which is the point I think xPhearR3dx was trying to make.

All we can hope is that sales pick up for Wii U before the new consoles are launched. I suspect they will cut the Wii U price to coincide, which will help.

--Onilink--1643d ago

im bringing in Vita because this person somehow thinks that because the WiiU sold 55k in one territory for 1 month people should have been worried.

If that were the case, the Vita didnt even reach half that amount for many months in Japan, and im not even sure its still reaching numbers close to that, and yet if i had to guess, he is the type of person that when something is said about the Vita he would say to just give it time and it will be succesful.

So im bringing Vita because it was in a worse position than the WiiU and its still there