Wishful Thinking: Nintendo on Playstation

Matt dives head first into the debate of Nintendo releasing their treasured franchises on other systems besides their own. With the WIiU's future looking not-so-great, he would hate to see some of there wonderful characters and stories that only Nintendo can tell, be forgotten about and not enjoyed by the masses.

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iamnsuperman1710d ago (Edited 1710d ago )

I have no idea why they haven't released games like Super Mario Bros on smart phones. I mean no-one is going to by the Wii U just to play the old Super Mario Bros but by putting a game like in the mobile market for cheap, I think, would sell quite well with little to no development cost. They have some super old games a lot of people would just buy for nostalgia on their smart phone. You can have them on the Wii U as well but they will not lose anything putting it on the mobile market

On the PS4 and One is a stupid move

Elimin81710d ago

I'll tell you what.. People can H8 Nintendo all they want it would sell like crazy and i think it would be VERY successful.. It might hurt their system 'exclusively' speaking but people would buy. And I think it would look killer as well on the PS4...

My thoughts.....

GameSpawn1710d ago

You can already play Mario on non-Nintendo platforms - it's called emulators.

I imagine some of this comes our of the fact some people thought Nintendo was doomed to go the way Sega did because the WiiU has had less than stellar sales and that once Sony and Microsoft's consoles were out it had no chance of survival.

Well, history didn't play out that way once Microsoft revealed their console and plans. The Sega curse quickly lift from Nintendo and flew right over to Microsoft's court.

I'm not saying that either Nintendo or Microsoft will fail, but more that the market has always been big enough for two consoles, but not quite enough for three. Nintendo was able to survive with the Wii in the previous generation because they created a whole new market for themselves to thrive on separate from Sony and Microsoft, so they didn't end up the odd man out. Unfortunately with the WiiU Nintendo's Wii market just "ain't buyin' it". Nintendo just has not enticed them. Microsoft was promising competition until they almost literally threw their customers the middle finger and lost almost every iota of consumer trust.

I my opinion because of Nintendo's and Microsoft's attitudes to what they think their consumers want it is a mixed bag of how successful either of them will be.

1Victor1710d ago

I got a dejavu moment here in 1995 someone said we would never see sonic on playstation/nintendo and now its everywhere even cellphones

FamilyGuy1710d ago (Edited 1710d ago )

The DS sells like crazy, why on earth would they even consider releasing games on Smart Phones when they've got handhelds?


Yeah I guess it wouldn't but don't they sell those old games on the virtual console or w/e it's called?

iamnsuperman1710d ago

I am not talking about new/in the last decade games but those really old ones. Come on. Do you really think that would impact sales

Dj7FairyTail1710d ago (Edited 1710d ago )

because Super Mario 3D Land sold over 8.5m
3DS outpacing DS and it at 32m.

3-4-51710d ago

If they release Mario games on other consoles, they have lost all their leverage.

That is one reason you buy a GC,N64, DS, Wii, Wii U, is because of the Mario games and other IP's they have that will ONLY be on Nintendo.

What a dumb idea.

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LOL_WUT1710d ago

They should at least offer the classics IMO that'll be a really good partnership ;)

lilbroRx1710d ago (Edited 1710d ago )

No it wouldn't. Having Nintendo games on anything other than Nintendo products would only be beneficial to people who don't like Nintendo and other companies.

As I've always said. If putting your first party games on another console was such a good idea, then why don't I hear Sony fans asking for Sony to bring games like Uncharted, Infamous Killzone and the Last of Us to the other consoles?

Saturating their games available will simply make people lose interest in the games overall as well as Nintendo's hardware.

Nintendo is first and foremost a hardware companies. Their games were originally created and still exist for one purpose alone. That is to give people who buy Nintendo hardware something unique to play.

tigertron1710d ago

Tell that to Sega.

Me personally, I love Nintendo's franchise, but I'm not buying a Wii U and didn't buy a Wii, but I used to be an avid supporter of Nintendo in the Gamecube years and before that.

What I'm trying to say is that if Nintendo ever go down the software only route for home consoles then they'd get a thumbs up from me, because I'd love to play their games on a Playstation.

That said I doubt they'll ever stop making handhelds, because they're very successful at that.

iamnsuperman1710d ago (Edited 1710d ago )

"then why don't I hear Sony fans asking for Sony to bring games like Uncharted, Infamous Killzone and the Last of Us to the other consoles?"

Because these games are new. Games that came out 20 years ago are a perfect fit for that nostalgia crowd. As I said above no one is going to buy a Wii U or a Nintendo product just to play a 20 year old game. So there is no lost there if it went mobile. It will penetrate that audience who don't want a Wii U but wouldn't mind putting down 69p or £1 somthing for a game on an app store

Nintendo should keep its new franchises (last 10 years) exclusive but Nintendo has been going for years now. There really old games could sell very well on a smartphone and have no impact on Nintendo sales

Now I do not think other consoles because that would be odd but the mass market like the smartphone market is ideal and they could make a lot of money doing so

just-joe1710d ago


So you like Nintendo but you don't want to support them? Yeah that makes sense, douche.

And no it did not work with Sega, if fact ever since they went third party they've been been a shell of their former shelf quality and sales wise.

tigertron1710d ago


So I'm a douche because the Wii U isn't appealing to me? Just because you like something doesn't mean you are morally obliged to support them financially.


MEsoJD1710d ago

I like Nintendo software, but am not fond of their sub par hardware and services. Nintendo going third party would be so convenient. Wishful thinking? Probably, but I'm not itching for a Wii-U at the moment.

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Jagsrock1710d ago

It's like we can't go a week without one of these "It probably won't ever happen but wouldn't it be cool if" articles. Give it a rest.

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