In an interview during E3, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata shed light on one of the reasons his company may have been so much quieter: he admitted Nintendo made some mistakes when introducing the Wii U.
He's always admitting mistakes. Time to learn from them. (BTW, i'm not dissing him, i'm just stating the facts--he always apologizes and it's annoying, because he never presents a long-term plan of attack to be more agressive for Nintendo). Also, i'm P!ssed off because Nintendo said there won't be a price drop any time soon. My budget is tight this holiday season.
Is he really admitting mistakes all the time? I hear him talking about Nintendo "staying the course" with its strategy, but I don't hear him say "oops, we screwed the pooch" very often.
Man, I'm just mad because I was gonna buy a Wii U for Christmas, after getting ps4 on launch. But believe me I always see articles of him apologizing. I don't have the time or the care to collect the huge amount of articles were he's apologized or admitted he screwed up. Look on google. It's all there. (Google: Iwata, apologize, admit). Ah! I couldn't resist, here are a handful I found on google: http://www.escapistmagazine... http://wiiudaily.com/2013/0... http://www.gamesindustry.bi... http://www.electronista.com... http://news.cnet.com/8301-1... AND MANY MORE. These might not even be the best examples--It was just a quicky, just a lazy google search I did. Trust me, this guy has apologized ALOT. It's good to admit screw-ups, but u gotta have a long-term plan. And a price drop is a good start. The Wii U 8GB is being phased-out. So that means that the 32 GB version will be the main version. It costs only $50 less than a PS4. If they think that they will be able to compete at that price, then their crazy. Their not even in competition with ps4 and xbone anymore. They have to worry about a PS3 price drop--because PS3 is gonna have HTA 4, Beyond Two Souls, Pupeteer, The Last of Us, Gran Turismo 5, etc all BEFORE Christmas. VERY bad. I'm worried now about investing that kind of money
LOL!!! @ Donnieboi and his disagrees Dude, I just tried it! Hilarious!! He IS always apologizing Apologizing for - WiiU Day One update - WiiU Software drought - "Not trying hard enough" to make WiiU a success - Underpowered hardware for WiiU - to 3DS early adopters for price cut
I don't understand. The company is addressing concerns over not having enough core games (concerns expressed back in 2008-2011) by funding Monolith's X (new IP), Wonderful 101 (new IP), Lego City (sorta new IP) and Bayonetta 2. They're letting third parties use Nintendo items and characters in their games more often in order to help them sell (Scribblenauts, Need For Speed Most Wanted, Lego City) more copies because of featuring Nintendo content. They have already enacted a long term attack plan to develop and fund more "core" games.
The huge problem for me at this point is that they always had a long term plan, but not much of a short term one. And it's been that way since launch. An odd title to look forward to, a few ports and that's about it. To me, it seems they wanted to release because the console was basically done and they couldn't compete directly with next-gen consoles. Actually, it could have done with launching this year, with the GUI/update issues sorted and a few more big games.
But at least he's admitting them instead of making PAY EXTRA FOR USED GAMES...
True (I suppose)...but what does one have to do with the other?
You show them links, always trying to make excuses.
Iwata face photoshopped on that BP guy from South Park. Sorry
it's better than acting like they aren't making any....
I like his honesty but it's been said before.
This dude is like a record on repeat now days
Just like their gaming ideas.
No, but they're high quality and should be made until it hits the 20 mark xD
I hope they step up their efforts for marketing and promoting the Wii U.
It seems like their only "marketing" involves in-store things, though. Their PR efforts stink (I say that having worked at a PR firm for years).
I just wish Nintendo would get out of the 3d stuff. It's great and all, but nintendo could be so much more, if they made like a Mario64 style game instead of this 3d land shit. I hope that they drastically overhall Nintendo NextGen and give it a makeover that really shoots to kill. Come on Nintendo, do it man! We're all behind you!
I want a Mario fps with power ups.
I would buy that. I'm not even joking.
Donnieboi, you do have a point. Im tired of Iwata's apologies, he needs to do a better job at what he's supposed to do. Make better hardware, & create mature ips for us older gamers
" Make better hardware, & create mature ips for us older gamers" Aren't you entitled. I'm all up for new games. The more the better. But when people start saying "Me, they should develop stuff for me". Don't you have Sony and MS for that? Why are people demanding it of Nintendo? It's Nintendo. They make games mostly in the E rating range. ", he needs to do a better job at what he's supposed to do." He is doing what is mostly in the best interest of the company. It may look like he knows nothing but he has years of experience, not just as a developer but regarding business as well. It's not like he is going to show their long term plans. That would be dumb business. That being said, Nintendo games are fine. They are made with care and quality. The only issue I take with Nintendo is that they have a backwards way of thinking when it comes to certain features they don't implement in their games because of their BS philosophies. Basically "We Nintendo tell you what you will be satisfied with" mentality. Other than that their games are top notch. They just need to develop F-zero already. FFS Nintendo, get your sh/t together.
You've got it all wrong buddy. When you say we've got M$ & Sony for that, just what are you implying? For every mature game & 3rd party to be excluded from the Wii U & go to its rivals? You want Ninty to only make conservative software? I don't think so
If Nintendo wants to hire people to make m rated titles. So be it. But why demand something of them when they have their own style and creativity to work with? "For every mature game & 3rd party to be excluded from the Wii U & go to its rivals? " What I'm implying is that MS and Sony ALREADY cater to your needs. Why demand it of Nintendo? Why over saturate the games library with m rated games? And since the Wii, when is Nintendo rejecting "mature" rated games on their platforms? You are implying that If Nintendo doesn't create M rated games, third party developers either can't or won't develop games for Nintendo consoles. Which is rather nonsensical. Nintendo needs to keep doing what they are doing, they just need to stop with their sh/tty attitude towards consumers who want more feature ( such as a rich online features for a game like mario - > level editor ). The funding of Bayonetta 2 shows they would happily receive games that are not rated E.
Totally disagree not worth the conversation
And you disagree with what exactly? Sounds to me you can't counter it. So you opt out.
Actually I don't need to argue, I've got more class than that. To add the finishing touches to your argument, just take a look at our agree & disagree bubbles. Thank you very much ::)
Your agrees mean nothing. They could simply be an addition of fanboy idiots. It only tells that people agree with you. Nothing more nothing less. It doesn't make you right. It doesn't win you the argument. You are actually very tacky, for the very reason that you make a statement but don't want to ( simply because you can't ) defend it. The only class you have is your arrogance.
Some people here do not get Nintendo at all........or what the company is about. THEY ARE NOT TRYING TO COMPETE WITH THE TWO JUVENILE COMPANIES!!! They perhaps did release their product early to get people interested in the console, but they have great long term plans, and that is what matters. These things take time. Why complain about them taking more time to complete something when games these days are released way ahead of schedule (MMOs are very guilty of this) and it is because of the Execs rushing the developers so they can make money, and then just patch the hell out of it later to fix all the problems. Those are bad business models. Nintendo uses what works (Hardware and Software) and tailors it to their products. Take a look at the NES, mine still works from when i got it in 1987...........The Xbox 360 released and had "red rings of death" galore. Nintendo releases quality products, not new technology rushed to production to try and compete with their competition. Nintendo is just doing what it does best. Have patience, impatient people.
Gave my NES and SNES to my less fortunate cousins, each time the new console came out. But still have my N64, Gamecube and Wii, all bought on launch day and all still in perfect working condition. Yeah, i was like 8 when NES came out. My older brother always killed me in Tecmo Bowl.
I loved Tecmo bowl. I played it on Genesis though.
Well, looks like all the nintendo fans are done with this site just like me. What the? I haven't posted a comment on this site in two weeks. And now I suddenly have 5 bubbles instead of 3. Takes a pretty strong CEO to admit him an his company were wrong to the world. He's got balls.
Can wait till saturday. I hope microjunk comes to troll the Nintendo Experience at Best Buy like they did wednesday. It's gonna be pretty funny watching him get cussed out. AGAIN.
His final apology will be when Nintendo fails.
Go figure -_-
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