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Submitted by PachterAttacks 1034d ago | news

Miyamoto Preaches Patience With Wii U

Poor Wii U. Life for the fledgling system has been rough since its release last November and despite some small victories, it’s struggling to keep up in the console game. It might be the fact that the Wii U’s technology is lagging terribly behind its upcoming competition or it could be its minuscule library of games — it could even be the fact that several major franchises have canceled development for the console. (Industry, Nintendo, Wii U)

PopRocks359  +   1034d ago
I sympathize with both gamers and Miyamoto here. On the one hand, Nintendo's in a corner where they have no games' on the Wii U's current time slot (yet another of Nintendo's unfortunately usual game droughts), they can only do so much to get more content out there.

On the other hand, gamers need software to play and without that software, interest for the Wii U will diminish (for both early adopters and those yet to adopt) and sales won't pick up.

I may favor Nintendo, but I wouldn't have gotten a Wii U without the guarantee of first party releases in future, and I completely understand that someone who isn't necessarily a fan would not be able to show the same sort of patience. That much, I agree, is on Nintendo.
Ck1x  +   1034d ago
I totally agree with what you said and its not like you are giving Nintendo a free pass, so I'm not sure why all of the disagrees! But once again I think that they as a company just lost sight of how much effort was needed in the development times for HD games alone, just as 3d on the 3ds posed a challenge in the early days of that system. But people forget one major component though, that Nintendo is the only gaming company that is 100% invested in gaming and pushing gameplay ideas forward. Sony has a different day job and so does Microsoft, but Nintendo is just a gaming company and they remind me of an artist. Normally most artist hate being held to a schedule and just go with the flow of creativity. In the end it may annoy us gamers to wait, but how often can we as consumers say that we are thoroughly dissatisfied with the games that Nintendo has put out? Even as much as gaming sites wanted to rag on NSMB-U for looking so similar to the previous games, they still gave it great reviews. So the quality of games hasn't diminished at all! All though many people may want to see Nintendo make more M rated games. I think that a person has to be very immature mentally if you need to see blood in a game for self gratification. Unless the violence and blood serve a purpose to the setting and environment of the game, then there's just no need for somethings to be done. We need variety in gaming and to be honest if it wasn't for the Indie devlopers and Nintendo games, everything would be either FPS games or 3rd Person Shooters
PopRocks359  +   1034d ago
It's me lol. People will assume I'm defending Nintendo even when I really am not.

But anyway, your assessment is pretty much spot on; summed up all of my thoughts completely. Well said.
Realplaya  +   1034d ago
I agree with you and pops I think we have to understand Nintendo just doesn't like to release half assed games. You can knock there hardware as much as you want but there software consistently scores high reviews, They set standards on platform and 2d gaming. New Super Mario Bros U was one of the better platforming games that came out last year and it was done in about 4 to 6 months or less. If they can work magic like that I'm scared of what they can do with a full year.
Venox2008  +   1033d ago
well said, yes we have to wait for their games, but in many times - they are worth that (at least for me) :)
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1034d ago
It OK PopRocks don't worry about the "Disagrees" you'll get

more "Well Said"

so will Ck1x & Realplaya
diepdiep  +   1034d ago
I'm going to buy a Wii U no matter what, plus the next playstation and xbox.
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DA_SHREDDER  +   1034d ago
only a fake gamer would make that statement, diepdiep
PSNintyGamer  +   1034d ago
Honestly, I have no idea why anyone would want a company to fail. It's like gaming has just become one big mess of fanboys.
iGAM3R-VIII  +   1034d ago
I swear there was an article on N4G about the same thing......
josephayal  +   1034d ago
OK but Hurry up The Wii U Is Quickly Losing Momentum
Imalwaysright  +   1034d ago
I'm waiting patiently for Zelda to buy me a Wii U.
TongkatAli  +   1034d ago
All game consoles get hated on the first year of its release.
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maniacmayhem  +   1034d ago
Patience and this generation? Sorry but that is not happening.

The slightest rumor gets leaked on to the internet the moment a thought is formed.

People expect too much and seem to forget that every console goes through this faze.
TheSkullkid  +   1034d ago
Miyamoto needs to say NOTHING to appease these unworthy HEATHENS. Fact of the matter is Nintendo is at the pinnacle of gaming like always. If the nonbelievers can't see that then they shall be PURGED.
KrisButtar  +   1034d ago
Preaches Patience, Nintendo have always done this

"Every generation, Satoru Iwata tells investors, gamers, and retailers that they will avoid major software droughts because these can kill a platform’s momentum after launch. Satoru Iwata never learns from anything. He always says he has learned from past mistakes, but his actions never show it. Instead, every single generation, all we get from him is a whole bunch of “Please understand” and “I apologize for the inconvenience”.

Here’s some examples.

Iwata says Wii will avoid major droughts that plagued GameCube. (March 2007)

“When we launched GameCube, the initial sales were good, and all the hardware we manufactured at that time were sold through. However, after this period, we could not provide the market with strong software titles in a timely fashion. As a result we could not leverage the initial launch time momentum, and sales of GameCube slowed down. To avoid repeating this with Wii, we have been intensifying the software development, both internally at Nintendo and at developers outside the company, in order to prepare aggressive software lineup for Wii at and after the launch.” says Iwata. He then says, ”We believe it is important to provide the market with strong software without a long interval in order to keep the launch time momentum."


Iwata promises that 3DS will avoid major droughts that plagued Wii and DS.

“It’s important that you be able to supply software with no pause,” said Iwata. “With the DS and Wii, following the titles that were released at launch, the momentum dropped when there was a gap in software releases. We’re making plans so that this type of thing won’t happen.”


Iwata promises that Wii U will avoid major droughts that plagued 3DS and Wii.

“As we learned a bitter lesson with the launch of the Nintendo 3DS, we are trying to take every possible measure so that the Wii U will have a successful launch.”
“The company was unable to launch much-anticipated first-party titles for the Wii nor for the Nintendo 3DS in a timely fashion in the first half of the term. In the game platform business, creating momentum is very important, but the momentum was once lost, and it has had a large negative effect on our sales and profits.”

Source: http://www.computerandvideo...

Iwata apologizes for Wii U drought in January and February.
“I apologize to those supporting Wii U about the lack of titles in January and February.”

source: from neogaf
Ck1x  +   1034d ago
Although I'm hoping that you aren't racist and think that all Asians look alike! But this was Miyamoto talking to the press and not Iwata. So I have no clue why you felt the need to post that unless it was related to something that Miyamoto had previously said, which it wasn't...
KrisButtar  +   1034d ago
So you think I'm racist because I show the head of Nintendo saying droughts(which is a problem) won't happen this time over and over with each new system, and in the article Nintendo's main game guy comes out and says people don't understand the style of play, and that is the reason for its problems.

I was talking about Nintendo as a whole, that droughts(problems) were nothing new to them. They PR talk everytime, Whether it be Iwata, Miyamoto or Reggie. Nintendo have done this for a while now. I feel like they do the same song and dance, "it will be different this time and its not!"
Ck1x  +   1034d ago
@KrisButtar: I stated that I hope you aren't racists because you decided to point out things that Iwata has stated and clearly the article was about Miyamoto and its not like he always speaks with the press on these issues. He even goes on to say that it is fundamentally Nintendo's responsibility to prove the WiiU's value and importance in the marketplace.(so its not like he's asking for a hand out) Miyamoto even states that Nintendo's primary goal right now is to get the system more stable and fix software issues. Software drought is not isolated to Nintendo alone! The PSP,GC,PS2,XBox,Wii,PS3,360 and Vita have all been subject to software shortages. Now whether or not those CEOs at that time ever made public apologies is pointless when the same thing has happened on each companies respective successor platform. All that you are pointing out is that he has apologized more than once and seemingly needs to be punished for that... When you aren't taking into account that he generally rectifies the problem and moves on from that point to produce great results. Everyone coming down on Iwata, when I will take Iwata as CEO over the Kutagari's, Trenton's and Yamauchi's of the world any day.
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AKR  +   1034d ago
Miyamoto is correct.

ALL consoles go through the 'infancy drought phase', so it's beyond me why so many people are slamming the Wii U for having it, like it's anything new. The infamous PS3 and X360 weren't always getting a torrent of new releases. It took a while before development fired up, because, like Wii U, they were new.

The Wii U will get new releases on a regular bases in due time. Patience is necessary. I wonder what everyone will say if the PS4 gets a bad infancy drought too .... hmmm...

And for goodness sakes, enough with the 'weak specs' chant. It's getting old and over-used. For the past 3 generations, the weaker console has won, actually and history could repeat itself.
rainslacker  +   1034d ago
Because even in a drought you still get a few drops of rain.

I don't like this, they need time argument. Nintendo announced the system 2 years ago, so where are the games? Some good launch titles, and LC:U and MH3 recently is more than a drought, it's a dessert.

I don't like this, every console has a drought argument. Every console has a drought yes, but a 3 month interval after release without one single game released? No confirmed release dates for anything major for the rest of the year either. Just a bunch of, "please be patient, here is some stuff we're working on that we'll get to you one day...maybe this year, but no promises".

I don't really care if Wii U will get regular releases in the future, I want to know how long we have to wait. Empty promises are just that. Nintendo needs to deliver something substantial. I feel that we should at least be given that respect from Nintendo, particularly for those of us who picked up the system on day one.
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