Submitted by Moncole 752d ago | news

Nintendo: If you're worried about used game sales, make better games

The best way for console makers to deal with the used games market is to ensure their games are so good that people don't want to trade them in, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told Polygon. But supporting used games is also important, he added. (3DS, Industry, Nintendo, Nintendo DS, Wii, Wii U)

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Cam977  +   752d ago
This is hilarious, go Nintendo! Tell Microsoft how it's done!
This gives me hope that Nintendo won't ever copy Microsoft's quest for avarice. Hopefully the XBONE's failure among the press will help the Nintendo Wii U rise up and overcome the XBONE. THAT I'd like to see! I can imagine it now, PS4 in first place, followed by the WII U with the XBONE in 3rd place. I can dream for a perfect world, but when a perfect world seems likely my dreams flesh out that image of a perfect world.

Microsoft (I hope) will get what they deserve. I hope this acts as an example to show how quickly a company can fall if they forget the consumer. Brace yourselves for the XBONE's launch, Microsoft! You're going to fall and nobody will be there to catch you.

I would usually condone the purchase of all 3 consoles but with this generation I really cannot do that. I believe that the only consoles worthy of a purchase are the WII U and the PS4 because they've stuck to what makes a games console brilliant whereas MS have strayed too far into an unknown abyss and fallen flat in doing so. So there you have it. Want a next-gen combo? Go with the WII U and PS4 (and a PC if you're after graphics and mods); I left the PC out because it's basically a super-powered console and yes, it HAS GOT EXCLUSIVES, but the console ones generally stand out more as exclusives and ease of access are all a console is really.

Roll on next gen, I really hope Sony soar, Nintendo get what they deserve (the WII U to be successful) and for Microsoft (with their anti-consumerist ways) to fail. Unless we stand up to such junk then companies will treat us however they want - just as Microsoft are trying to do with the XBONE.
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nintendo is right!!

I am so getting ps4!
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JoGam  +   752d ago
Honestly, it has nothing to do with making better games. Every awesome game can be bought used. Fact is some people just like buying used games. There are used hidden gems at times. Still funny though.
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smoothdude  +   752d ago
Perfectly stated. PS4 for your core gaming, and Wii U for those Nintendo games that I am addicted to. Damn Zelda, the most expensive game that I have to play!
pixelsword  +   750d ago

You're the man.

chadboban  +   752d ago
Well said my friend.

bub16  +   752d ago
Good post bro!

Everyone needs to stand up and fight this BS Microsoft are pushing out. If one company does it. Over time more will.

At he end of the day we buy the console and if it wasn't for us they wouldn't be around. We have more say then you may think
callahan09  +   752d ago
Here! Here! Nintendo is spot on with this one.
JsonHenry  +   752d ago
Bwhahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!
OhReginald  +   752d ago
hahaha so true. Even nintendo knows whats up.
dark-hollow  +   752d ago
You know you screwed so bad when even Nintendo is mocking you.
TXIDarkAvenger  +   752d ago
| You know you screwed so bad when even Nintendo is mocking you.

Why do people take Nintendo so lightly? Nintendo is partially the reason Playstation exists.
Shnazzyone  +   751d ago

Well not just partially... Nintendo made the original button layout(compare to snes) AND the name playstation. Only their name had a space between play and station.


Nintendo and Sony need a peacemaking run. Maybe this gen is it.
pixelsword  +   750d ago
I hope Nintendo buys one of them and keeps the online free.
Benjaminkno  +   752d ago
Honestly, I wouldn't mind getting rid of game sharing, if the price of games were dropped to 30 or 40 dollars.

GameStop is a leech off the industry and they should just go away.

Here's 10 dollars for your game that we're going to sell for 5 dollars less than brand new!!

mewhy32  +   752d ago
wow get in there nintendo
Mcardle  +   752d ago
Exactly! I never traded in my copy of MGS4 but did for lesser games like Killzone 2 that I didn't rate!
FlunkinMonkey  +   752d ago
I still have my KZ2 copy.. My personal favourite MP of all time.
chadboban  +   752d ago
I bought Killzone Trilogy for my little brother, but couldn't help but play it myself after watching him play. Not really into FPS games but I actually really enjoyed my time with it.
Mcardle  +   752d ago
I'm one of those strange people who can't stand multiplayer, so probably didn't get as much enjoyment out of it as others.
pixelsword  +   750d ago
Not everyone is into the same thing, Mcardle; I thought the single player and Multiplayer for K2 was better than K3 myself in terms of board layout, but the story is better in 3 than 2 only for the fact that they made Rico a pretty stable character in the previous versions but for K2 they made him a terrible character. But they fixed it in 3 and that's a good thing.

I only wish they'd bring Billinghurst into the foreground.
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Why o why  +   752d ago
I get your point.. still have my mgs4 too as well as my mario kart double dash and bomberman from the gamecube days.......original sotc okami and many others. Some games are just keepers...even some we may not ever play again.
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Khordchange  +   752d ago
dammmnnnnnnnn sonnnnn, thats almost as a good of a burn as sony's with the "how to share your games on the ps4"
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SexyGamerDude  +   752d ago
Woah, I didn't expect something like this from Nintendo. Reggie really knows what he is talking about. They just gained some more respect from me.
00  +   752d ago
make good games
and stop with the yearly releases because it just makes them disposable entertainment.
Mikelarry  +   752d ago
even nintendo is throwing some blows. boy how much of this can ms take
ricochetmg  +   752d ago
They just need games....
StockpileTom  +   752d ago
It's true... I have been saying this for a while. Make a good game that people won't want to trade in and it will severely limit the amount of used copies out there.
Captain Qwark 9  +   752d ago
no it wont. there's a ton of people who dont care to hang onto games regardless of how good they are

example, theres 31 used copies of bioshock inifinite on amazon right now for 360 alone. many people dont hang onto a game unless its got mp hence the rush of so many devs to add useless mp to their games.
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SexyGamerDude  +   752d ago
But there also tons of people who hang on only to good games. For example : I'm never getting rid of my copy of Tomb Raider but I would have no problem getting rid of other games.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   752d ago
31 out of how many sold total on a big site like Amazon?

If the game is good people will definitely keep it at least for longer than they would if the game were bad.
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Why o why  +   752d ago
You all have valid points. What an amazing occurrence.
Captain Qwark 9  +   752d ago

thats one platform and thats one outlet, you still got craigslist, ebay, gamestops, best buy, etc all those places likely have many copies too

150 on ebay for 360 too. i can guarantee you most people will sell used at gamestop because of it being easiest. they likely have thousands with more being added everyday
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Zechs34  +   752d ago
31 used copies, in the worlds biggest online retailer, of a game that has sold MILLIONS of copies is not a bad turn around.

Whether that's conclusive or not, who knows, but I do know that I much rather keep my games to LEND to friends or REPLAY or even PASS on to my kids, than get $17.50 for my 2 month old copy of Bioshock Infinite from Gamestop's greedy market.

OT: Nintendo has a point. The more highly successful a game, the more likely people will pick it up and have a hard time putting it down.
Excited2play  +   752d ago
So much truth in that statement.
lucidity  +   752d ago
The difference between Nintendo and (say) EA when it comes to this is that Nintendo games are both high quality and replayable, whereas EA makes middling titles that they want to be treated as disposable (which means they're excellent trade-in fodder) because they want you to move on and buy their next game. So Reggie has the right of it, in a way.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   752d ago
Well said. Nothing more needs to be said.
strigoi814  +   752d ago
Yup simple as that..if you want your consumers to buy your game new make it more interesting and sell like hotcakes..make your game to the level every gamer wants to experience it day one..
bub16  +   752d ago
This is to true. Stop bringing out half finished games with dlc already on the disc!!!

When I buy a game I don't expect to wait 6 months for bugs and stuff to be fixed. Its like buying a broken car. You wouldn't sell it as new
The Meerkat  +   752d ago
I'd love to be a fly on the wall at MS HQ right now.
MasterCornholio  +   752d ago
I cant disagree with that at all.
Themba76  +   752d ago
well said I still got my mario galaxy 2
Zechs34  +   752d ago
That game is good enough to keep for eternity if possible lol
ZombieGamerMan  +   752d ago
That's it, that is it. Nintendo just said the number 1 thing to do to combat used games. Make them so good people don't want to sell them. I own a ton of games and guess what some of them are just so good I don't want to ever sell them, I don't play them regularly but I don't to sell them on the change I want to play it again.

This & Rockstars solutions are the best for used games and that is to give gamers a damn good reason why they should keep their copies instead of forcing us to keep them.
hadouken007  +   752d ago
Can't get no plainer than that! + it's true.
mydyingparadiselost  +   752d ago
The N has always (for the most part) been about giving their customers great value and even better experiences. They are the only console offering straightforward backwards compatibility, the only one that lets you keep your digital collection from their previous console and has provided some pretty good customer service along with it. This next gen is all about Ps4 and WiiU and it's all because these are the consoles offering customers choices in how, where and when you can play games.
PiperMCFierceson  +   752d ago
JohnApocalypse  +   752d ago
Or cut back the cost
Roper316  +   752d ago
that is why Nintendo has been doing this forever & a day! They get, Sony gets it but MS not so much and will pay the price for it in the long run.
strigoi814  +   752d ago
Nintendo hits two birds on one shot..Microsoft and EA for backing down on them
Funky Town_TX  +   752d ago
maniacmayhem  +   752d ago
Nintendo: If you're worried about used game sales, make better games
Seriously, there doesn't even need to be a story after that title.
Takwin  +   752d ago
Nintendo needs to make these points clear:

1. WiiU is a new system, and is $299, the cheapest by far.
2. It is the only system that is fully backwards compatible. You can play all of your Wii games.
3. You can also use all of your existing Wii controllers.
4. EXCLUSIVES: Mario Kart, two Zeldas, 3D Mario, Smash Brothers, Donkey Kong, Pikmin 3, Bayonetta, X, Lego Undercover, Yoshi Epic Yarn, Wonderful 101, ZombieU, Nintendoland, Wii Fit, Wii Sports, and we all know there will be a Metroid, Kirby, and various other Mario games.
jmc8888  +   752d ago
The funny thing is the Xbox One is not much more powerful than the Wii U.

Wii U is said to have 0.576 TFlops or 576 GFlops.

Right now the xbox one is said to have 1.2 TFlops, with reports of chip issues that mind need to downclock. Xbox one might end up in the 0.8-1.0 TFlop range.

If it's 0.8, that's only 224 more GFLops then the Wii U.

Which means power wise the Xbox One might really be competing against Nintendo...except Nintendo doesn't cost $499. By the time the Xbox one releases there might be a 50-100 drop for the Wii U in price.

Which means the Wii U will have most of the power of the Xbox One, but cost say $249 instead of $499.

Even at 1.2 TFlops, 0.576 is competitive against it, especially at half the price.
DEEBO  +   752d ago
make better games,reggie throws the mic.i'm out!
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