Submitted by PureSophistry 681d ago | opinion piece

E3 2013: Nintendo Direct – Why It Dominated at This Years E3

Pure Sophistry: Last to the block in terms of major hardware and software developers and publishers is Nintendo, the dark horse of the seventh generation with its amazing performance with the Nintendo Wii. More recently, this horse has stumbled at the first hurdle within the eight generation, and the other horses haven’t even started the race yet. The Nintendo Direct show at E3, in place of the normal press conference format, is Nintendo’s chance to show that even at high odds, the Wii U (a horse I’m already backing) is worth a flutter. So, are we looking at the eight generations Derby winner? Or will the Wii U be turned to Wii Glue? Read on for my hastily scribbled notes which I dropped behind my desk and tried to interpret for the common tongue below to find out! (Dev, E3, Nintendo, Super Mario 3D Land, Wii, Wii U)

KMxRetro  +   681d ago
Things required by this article:-

1) Spellcheck.
2) Grammar check.
3) Rationality check.
andrewer  +   681d ago
Everyone can have an opinion, so stop being so childish.
dboyman  +   681d ago
+ bubble for #3 :D
LOL_WUT  +   681d ago
Lol no, it did not dominate E3 in fact it was quite the opposite. ;)

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McScroggz  +   681d ago
At least try to be reasonable. How can any Wii U fan be excited about the Nintendo Direct? Literally every game they announced or gave information on are games you know, without any doubt, Nintendo would be making and likely soon except Retro making a Donkey Kong game instead of Metroid or something new.. What's worse, just about all of the big games are coming NEXT YEAR. Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart 8, X (Looks sweeeet), next year.

Meanwhile Sony was incredibly impressive. And while they didn't show a bunch of new exclusives, and subsequently didn't have the amazing showing they could have, their game lineup still looks very compelling and most of their big studios have yet to announce their current projects.

EDIT: And at the moment, the PS4 is only $50 more. Wrap your head around that...
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yugovega  +   681d ago
how are mariokart, ssb, and x almost all their big games?

3d mario
wiifit(like it or not it's bigger then mariokart)
super luigi u
and the 3rd partys coming this year i'd say the have alot of great titles this year. more then either of the other 2.
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LOL_WUT  +   681d ago
Really wii fit? You're reaching don't yo think? Also why name Pikmin and the Wonderful 101 if we all seen that and heard about it before E3? Not really a surprise ;)
yugovega  +   681d ago
wiifit sold almost 23 million copies. so i'd say it's a big game.

as far as pikmin and w101 it doesn't have to be a surprise game to be a big game releasing this year.

granted it may not be what gamers want but theres no denying it's a big title if not the biggest.
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McScroggz  +   681d ago
First of all, and I know this is rude, but you are delusional if you think those games compare to the games coming to the PS3 or, possibly, PS4.

Games that have come out:

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Injustice: Gods Among Us
BioShock: Infinite
God of War: Ascension
Tomb Raider
Crysis 3
Metal Gear Solid Rising Revengeance
Sly Cooper 4: Thieves in Time

Games still to be released:

The Last of Us
Beyond Two Souls
Grand Theft Auto V
Watch Dogs
Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Tales of Xillia
Batman: Arkham Origins
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Battlefield 4

These are just high profile games, and not even all of them. This isn't even taking into account the PSN titles. You simply cannot rationally say the the Wii U has had, or will have, a better year than the PS3. And who knows about PS4, I certainly think what we know about the PS4's launch lineup is more compelling, but I'm willing to wait and see before jumping to conclusions.

However, that is completely besides the point. The article suggested that Nintendo Direct dominated E3. Here are the games discussed by said Nintendo Direct:

1. Pokemon X&Y (3DS)
2. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) coming later SPRING 2014
3. Super Mario 3D World (Wii U) later this year
4. Wii Party U and Wii Fit U (Wii U) delayed this year (NOT a big game for Wii U).
5. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD (Wii U) coming later this year
6. DKCR: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) coming November, tentative
7. Bayonetta 2 (Wii U) 2014
8. Super Smash Bros. (Wii U) 2014
9. Monolith's X (Wii U) 2014

Out of eight Wii U games, four of them are coming out in 2014. They are Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart 8, X, and Bayonetta 2. Other than Pokemon (which is a 3DS game, but I digress), the other four biggest games - including the frequently mentioned system sellers SSB and Mario Kart - are coming out next year.

Plus there was no announcement of a price drop.

If we are comparing the E3 Nintendo Direct versus the PS4 press conference, you'd be fooling yourself to believe the Direct dominated E3. If you extrapolate it out to include all the floor shows and demos, Nintendo gets lost even more.

But you want to argue games lineup THIS YEAR, and unless you are a fanboy incapable of being even slightly objective, you'd realize that whatever point you are trying to make is fruitless.

But, I would love for you to try to explain to me how I'm wrong about any of this.........

EDIT: @yugovega you can either respond to my original post or PM me.
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yugovega  +   681d ago
you do realize 3 of those titles you mentioned are coming to wiiu also right? so that puts future "big" titles at 6.

1. 3dmario
2. pikmin
3. zelda
4. dkc
5. wonderful 101
6. wii fit (which is big for wii u) highest selling new ip of last gen
7. sonic lost world
8. wiiu party (gamers may hate it but these games sell big)

also you must not have seen the 3rd party sizzle if you think they only showed 9 games. and the eshop sizzle.
McScroggz  +   681d ago
If you honestly believe people get excited for games like Wii Fit, then I'll never be able to talk sense to you. Wii Fit sold 23 million, but it's less a game and more something to help you exercise. Wii Fit is the third highest selling game of all time, are you really going to commit to your logic because that would suggest it's one of the best games ever made.

It's pretty clear you are a Nintendo fanboy. And not only that, but I'd be willing to bet that you are one of those gamers that dislikes just about every non-Nintendo game because it has too much violence, too much cussing, too much action, too much shooting, too much of a focus on narrative.

It's like if you are a movie lover but you only love Pixar movies. Yeah, they are good, sometimes great. But when you discount just about everything non Pixar (AKA not Nintendo) it's very, very hard to take anything you say seriously.
Baka-akaB  +   681d ago
Looking at the title alone , wow seriously ?

I'm looking forward to X , MK8 , smash and Bayonetta 2 ...

However if you werent a mario fan , all you had left was indeed X and Bayo2 .

Zelda fans had a (lackluster imo) Link to the past sequel ...

Retro studios fans had Donkey kong over Metroid or even a new ip .

I went in only expected sequels to stuff i might like , and there were even less of those than expected . it was ok but hardly that interesting with everything good coming at a later date .

Forget the gibberish about delivering pure gameplay content to the main media outlet , the internet , over "dusty e3 conferences" ... they know what they had , or mostly didnt have , and ran away to not get ridiculed
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R00bot  +   681d ago
The actual article was called: Nintendo Direct, What You Need To Know.
It wasn't about Nintendo dominating, it was about what was actually shown.
I don't know why this has that title on N4G, when the actual site has a completely different title and actual meaning. Probably just trying to get clicks.
Blastoise  +   681d ago
There was nothing that made me want to get a Wii U, and it was incredibly safe.

It was an okay conference, very short, very predictable
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moparful99  +   681d ago
Dominated? So having a flop of a system so far and having a truck load of same ole same ole IP's then to top it all off they don't have a press conference and this is considered dominating? Wow is all I have to say. wake me up when the wii u actually has 3rd party interest.
Stoppokingme  +   681d ago
The headline is misleading, I'm sick of articles using false headlines to generate hits.

If anyone dominated E3, it was Sony.
cleft5  +   681d ago
I like Nintendo, but their E3 Nintendo Direct was ultra safe. Yes it will sell WiiUs for them and thats what they needed to do. But for me that Nintendo Direct said, in 2014 the WiiU will be an amazing purchase at $200 or $250.
yugovega  +   681d ago
isn't this "being safe" what everyone wanted the to bring? i remember everyone n this site saying nintendo needs a 3d mario. well there it is. nintendo can do no right to some people. if they would have just shown all new ips the headline would be "where is my 3d mario, mariokart, and zelda games".
cleft5  +   681d ago
Careful with words like "everyone" friend. Just because you read a bunch of comments from people saying they should do that, doesn't mean "everyone" wanted it to happen that way or even the majority. I was hoping for Nintendo to come out and be bold and show off a bunch of amazing games coming soon.

They showed off great games, system sellers even, but the problem is that they are mainly coming out in 2014. Regardless, I will just save my money and buy a PS4.
trickman888  +   681d ago
Dominated?lol no
latincooker214  +   681d ago
Y nintendo dominated e3 this year........REALLY really no but really is there a other e3 show going on
some where else idk about.hmmmmmmmm. ???
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Moonman  +   681d ago
I wouldn't say dominated, but "silent but deadly" software was announced that has plenty gamers I know asking more about Wii U. Mario Kart 8 and Smash Bros. will sell systems faster than any previous Wii U exclusive. Just a fact people.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   681d ago
I agree with you to a point...

MK and SSB are HUGE Exclusives;
The fact that they have cross Platform hype (3DS and WiiU) is even more sales.

Personally, I am disappointed by RETRO's DK over Samus move. But logically speaking... DK makes way more $$$ than Samus.

I will still miss her- and I will fight for an HD Samus game.

Dno  +   681d ago
true but both are 2014 games with no release date. SO before they even come out ps4 and even mab XB1 will have a big install base with plenty of games.

Its to late for wii u.
yugovega  +   681d ago
mariokart will hit around tax time in the US. that's when they tend to release those games due to the holiday rush being over and people have tax money to blow. they will put both those titles out with nothing coming for the ps4 or xb1 for at least a couple of months.
Dno  +   681d ago
@ yugovega

That's wishful thinking that no new ames are coming 1 quarter of ps4 and XB1's 2014.... Especially since since a big title like infamous is confirmed for that time frame.

The next gen first year will not be as slow as wii u was just because 3rd party support is crazy on these systems unlike wii u.
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Axonometri  +   681d ago
As much as I really wanted N to have a awesome direct, it just didn't happen. It was just ok. We expected 90% of what they showed and the 10 we didn't was like, "cats? I hate cats..." Seriously, though it did not WOW me. Nothing huge was shown and barely anything new.

Add 3rd party support dropped from one major last pubs Ubisoft. Now it is entirely on Nintendo to produce turn around on 1st party. Which means, they still will be fine. $$$$$=Nintendo
Reality check son.
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2pacalypsenow  +   681d ago
All I got I say is $399.99

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