Nintendo President Satoru Iwata said recently that Nintendo doesn't really care about what other companies, like Sony and Microsoft, are doing. They instead focus on making their consoles do things those other consoles can't do.
"They instead focus on making their consoles do things those other consoles can't do" Those consoles can pretty much do everything the WiiU can. Specifically, the PS4 with a vita.
Clearly they mean their first party games which, since they like, OWN those properties, means no one else can "do" them.
"Those consoles can pretty much do everything the WiiU can" yeah yeah, ps4 and Xbox 1 can definately play mario kart 8, DCK TF, zelda WW HD, Smash Bros, Zelda , Mario 3D etc... yep you're right come on man, troll better
No but we can play BF,MGS,Uncharted,Halo,Gran turismo , forza ,The last of us,Nba,killzone,Grand theft auto, Crysis,Hitman,Splinter cell drive club etc you can't do those on Wii U
@2pacal....I wasn't aware xb1 or ps4 had hitman, crisis, or uncharted. was there a secret show at e3 or are you banking on being to pay for them a second time and play them through a cloud IF that will be possible.
>off TV play >3D without glasses >no paid online >full backwards compatibility >Nintendo 1st, 2nd, 3rd party exclusives GG, no re.
>Ps4 can stream games into the vita >3D without glasses that makes you sick after just 10 minutes >no one plays wii u online so doesn't matter i rather pay and get an online game. >One advantage >Sony/Microsft >Nintendo 1st, 2nd, 3rd party exclusives (wii U is loosing all 3rd party support Sony/MS 4 Nintendo 1
>You need to buy a Vita first. That's over $700 when bought together. >No it doesn't. That's an outright fabrication. >Strawman argument. No one plays online because no one has put out any online games worth playing on Wii U. >Sony has some good exclusives, butMicrosoft only has Halo and I don't many people who care much for Gears anymore. Next.
Don't forget you can transfer purchase from the Wii to the Wii U. Neither PS4 nor XB1 can do that.
Why should they care when they are winning every week? LMAO
You mean selling 36k a month for NA is Winning? if anything PS4 would outsell it 10 to 1 this coming Holiday.
More pre orders for ps4 than wiiU launch I am sure.
"They instead focus on making their consoles do things those other consoles can't do" Sony and MS cant save peoples electric bills.
Only thing Vita-PS4 showed it can do is show the same game with exact same footage on a second screen and worse at that. Wii U gamepad adds another dimension but i wouldnt expect anyone who does not own the console to know that.
They all ready have a game that lets you play with the vita as a remote and it adds touch and motions controls to the game it is called little big planet. But i wouldn't expect someone who doesn't have a ps3 vita combo to know that. Plus i have a wii U. Only a couple of games add new features other than making the thing a screen for your map. In the new mario game you can't even use the thing unless you are the 4th player.
@cooperdnizzle I saw that demo and thats what i formed my opinion on. Can you see different fields of view within the game with the Vita screen or is it just a second screen always display the same thing the tv is? Wii U was built for from the ground up to take advantage of those features.
No they can't, I didn't realize the Vita came with the PS4.I didn't realize smart glass had analog sticks and buttons...
well you can not buy a ps4 go home and have offscreen gameplay without an extra purchase. even if you already own a vita add that to the cost of what you payed for the ps4. Nintendo does it out the box. also its first party line up SN: I've preordered my ps4 so no i'm neither fanboy nor hater just facts
Maybe but not half as good as Wii U.
Nothing like a 600 dollar purchase to do what an 300 dollar purchase already does. You gotta dig nintendo. They are all about tinkering with our hobbies in the right way. Which everyone criticizes ignoring the fact that microsoft and sony will always do something like what nintendo does first and praise that decision. D pad, nintendo. Rumble, nintendo. Analog controls for 3d games, nintendo. Motion controls, nintendo. Touch based gameplay, nintendo. Now dual screen console gaming... nintendo
Fun games, Nintendo.
Nintendo don't wanna be a part of the "console war". .
Didn't they say this with the Wii as well?
And they mopped the floor with both consoles using old tech.
The other consoles can run anything the wii u can run, nothing special about the wii u.
My PC can run anything other consoles can run, nothing special about the other consoles.
You PC has 8 GB of GDDR5 RAM and it only cost you $400 to make?
16gb ddr3 and my gpu comes with 4GB gddr5.plus it won't freeze playing AC4...and i don't have to pay more than the price of my internet for online,but if money is the issue, why bring up ps4 vs wiiu, PS4 is 500$ after tax/online, and wiiu basic is 330$after tax.learn that its not about specs, because that will never be consoles strong point.
Nothing special other than Nintendo developing high grade HD games is all. Played MK8 at best buy today, 60 fps, crystal clear graphics. Freaking beautiful. The drifting works great too even with motion controls. I was surprised.
They are happy with the fanbase they have it seems...they wanna just stay right where they are and feel safe.
They gotta come out of the closet. John Travolta: Omg I feel so safe in here, omg.
They definitely play it safe these days but they make money doing it, like Activision with Call of Duty I can't help but think Miyamoto might feel creatively suppressed.
We know Nintendo. When Sony used discs for the ps1, you still used cartridges for the n64. When you finally went to discs, you opted for mini discs. When gaming was evolving it's online functionality, you chose not to. When gaming switched to HD gaming, you stuck with SD. When you finally game out with an HD machine, the other companies are gearing up for really powerful ones. When handhelds should have 2 analog sticks, you stuck with 1. and so on...
Nintendo is always a generation behind but atleast their pricing is good.
Wii U is an incredibly hard sell.
Now theres new consoles out a price cut is about to hit.
Other than the mini disc thing, the GameCube was a beast of a system. That thing was powerful for its time. If Nintendo came out with a Gamecube 2 right now, spec wise it would be just as powerful (if not more) than the ps4 or xbox one.
cartridges were actually beneficial in some ways- no loading times. practically impossible to pirate etc the mini disc wasnt impaired by data size, so the size was merely aesthetic. not everyone had access to internet. nintendo only jumped aboard when it was actually the norm for 'most' people to even be able to access the net at the speeds acceptable for playing/downloading games. same with hd- not everyone had a hd set. nintendo jumped aboard that bandwagon when hd sets were the norm. power isnt everything. its a global recession remember. see how easy it is to be positive, instead of putting a negative spin on everything. yes, nintendo were late adopters of some cutting edge technology, yes they were cautious and not so forward thinking with some aspects of the tech. but what you conveniently left out were all the cutting edge innovations that nintendo ushered in that the other companies didnt adopt until later. nintendo have been at the cutting edge before the playstation was even a scribble in a sketchbook.
Could not of put that better my self. For me I am loving the Wiiu at the moment it has some great games I can't wait for the new dk and Mario games I am also looking forward to the new sonic game. I have grown tired of the shooters that seem to dominate the current gen and im enjoying that time away from it on the Wiiu at the moment. I still can't wait to get a Xbox one because of forza 5 but I am glad Nintendo are not trying to do what everyone else is doing as it gives you a reason to own a Wiiu as well as a Xbox one or ps4 because back when the game cube ps2 and Xbox were out they were more or less offering the same experiences where now we get different ones so the winner is the customer in the end.
what i said was merely to show how nintendos quote rings true and not to put a "negative spin" on it. they have shown that they dont care what other companies are doing. nice try though.
I bought a Wii U to play Nintendo games.. I didn't buy it thinking it would be an early preview of the other consoles. Mario Kart 8 and Smash Bros and the other games they showed off at E3 are basically what I was expecting to play when coming into this so.. yeah..
First-party Nintendo games and exclusives is why I got it too. Everything else I think will be PS4
I'm not really a Nintendo fan anymore, not since the Gamecube era at least but I still hold Nintendo in high regards. They're a class act in my opinion.
You mean like selling consoles.
??? Are you referring to the domination of the Wii or the WiiU vs. ps4 and xbone? Please enlighten me with more details.
I'd rather not.
That's why they are not getting what other companies are getting. I will take The Division over new donkey kong any day.
I would take X over the division anyday.I would take DK tropical freeze over any platformer on PS3/4/xbox360/one anyday.
How old are you?
To old for nintendo games 85% of the time. :)
Actually now that I think about it. "We just don't care too much about what other companies are doing." - Nintendo Gives me a pleasant feeling but if Microsoft said the same thing. It'd be anything but pleasant sounding and would come off as arrogant. It's funny, companies really do give you impressions of them in much the same way people do.
I've never liked the 360 DUE to the way Microsoft comes off. Weasels.
It's ironic because after this generation renting games will be dead on the other platforms and I will be moving to PC gaming, but I will probably still get the next Nintendo console. If you think about their consoles as just a Nintendo platform you can't really be disappointed. It's kind of messed up to think that way, but well it's not like I can get Zelda, Mario, etc on any other platform.
I know they wont...but I would love to buy Nintendo games on my PS4. They got some great developers...some of the best in the world. Their hardware is nit for me though.
The only reason Nintendo aren't doing so good is because gamers are obsessed with juvenile things like tech and hyper-realistic graphics, not unique and enjoyable experiences. There's also a lot of ugly assumptions that Nintendo games are somehow 'childish' when in reality they can be played and enjoyed by a person of any age. Just because they aren't male power fantasies doesn't make them any less as videogames. Nintendo games are better than most of the crap out there.
"My opinion is better than your opinion!!" Great point. Those damn juveniles making decisions on things they enjoy.
Clearly...which is why nobody is paying attention to you right now
That's funny because they're your COMPETITION! or are you that arrogant?
Nintendo will end up selling more consoles than microsoft and sony purely on the fact that most people will get one as a second console. The thing with nintendos wii u is it will bring fun social games like mario kart,wario party etc and will end up with the best platform games as this is what nintendo do best. Also the ps vita & ps4 cannot match the same gameplay as the wii u game pad.
I've been saying this for the longest new generation same story ....majority households had a wii and either a playstaion or a xbox ....not Xbox and playstaion both because there was basically the same software on both systems and this generation what is everyone saying im getting a playstation and a wii u or I have a pc and I'm getting a wii u for there software the best gameplay experience on any console
Delivering my Wii U at Gamestop tomorrow with the few games I have bought for it. Everything is collecting dust.. It will almost pay for a PS4..I can live without Nintendo from now on.
"collecting dust" Right before games are supposed to come out for it? Genius move.
I have watched Nintendo Direct and there is nothing there for me. If Nintendo did something like...oh I dont know...make a new IP. I could be interested, but it's just the same over and over again. Nice for those that want that, but I like to get some new gaming experiences. So no more Nintendo for me, and probably never again as I am getting a little to old for those type of games now. But glad hardcore Nintendo fans get what they want and that children have a console dedicated to bringing safe and fun games.
Right before? Practically everything announced at E3 is going to be released next year.
@_LarZen_ At that point, I reckon you haven't really enjoyed Nintendo games for a while, so it's probably for the best. @Knushwood Butt Are you daft? Pikmin, Wonderful 101, Zelda HD, Mario 3D World and Donkey Kong ALL come out THIS year.
I don't know maybe it is just me and that I actually like to take time with my purchases and do research, but I really don't understand why you bought one in the first place. Nothing about about the last few years should have led to you to be have an epiphany that just now is making you want to turn in your wii U. I don't I just feel like it is foolish to buy a console before you know that there will be games that you want for it. Especially at launch. I don't know why you wait until some of the main titles are announced to do it as well. I mean nothing personal it just confuses me when people do what you do and the thing hasn't even been out for a year. Anyways I am excited for the ps4 and I will be getting a ps4 to go with my wii u
Not caring won't make the PS4 go away.
Nintendo have problem of their own so why bother care for others?? Am i right? Here we goooooo!
why the are people so intent on nintendo being more like other consoles? if they had an equally powerful system and same 3rd party games would you be happy then? no, u would be complaining about them doing what everyone else is doing. #people gonna hate u for what ever u do!