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I think Nintendo is trying to put the nail into their own coffin by burying any potential of a revival for the Wii U. Should i start writing a Eulogy for Nintendo?
What is Nintendo doing?
Probably legal issues. Im sure Nintendo understands that opening the floodgate is one thing, but there needs to be a stream as well.
Ha yea sure ;)
@LOL_WUT Not surprising to see here. I bet you get pretty hard with your obsession for Nintendo. Nintendo is a business and understands it better than you. They probably have their reason why they can't engage with japanese indie developers. Instead of your "ha yeah sure" give us your insight on why you think they aren't engaging with the japanese indie developers. I'm going to assume you don't have anything that sounds plausible. So anything you say will be disregarded as basher antics . The only reason you're here is to express your bias. We get it, you want attention, good for you.
Naturally sidar gets a ton of disagrees while that troll LOL_WUT gets agrees. Yeah, a move like this from Nintendo sucks but we don't know anything about why. Maybe it is some stupid legal issue. Heaven forbid somebody tries to look at this objectively and not just automatically assume Nintendo has it out for indie devs in their own damn country. Why the hell are people disagreeing with sidar and agreeing with the troll who constantly leaves sarcastic comments ONLY on negative Nintendo articles? Well here's one more. Great job community. You're very intelligent. /s
@poprock The fact his bubble count is higher than 5, kinda creepy that there are people out there who want to hear more from him.
Probably worried about getting too many rape simulators.
WTF??????? Not funny.
No, it isn't funny. But Japan does have some really crazy, perverted games.
Check into it... there are a lot of rape sims over there. Nintendo is far from an adult oriented console.
?????? I wonder why? Indie games have been good to the Wii U recently? Maybe its a legal issue.
Exactly what I'm thinking. Nintendo knows they need more developers on board. Disregarding developers is bad for business. Every business knows this. This is something specific to Japan. So all I can think of is that there are some legal issues surrounding their law. Surely they will have this settled?
..... Come on, Nintendo, really?
Keep on rocking, Nintendo. I think the grave you're digging is still not deep enough.
Love these people who didn't read the article or didn't do research but instead just typed "NINTENDOOMED LOL". A quick google search will show you there is a rule, albeit strange rule, that indie developers can't self publish in Japan. There, there's your explanation. Now wasn't that so hard?
Yes there is a rule, but honestly Nintendo could make it a lot easier for indie developers to self publish. How do you explain Sony stance on self publishing? Majority of the indie developers praised Sony on how they made self publishing easier for them. Nintendo should use the stepping stones that Sony lay out because it seems to be working.
Developers have been praising Nintendo for the same reason. A number of articles from a variety of devs have talked about this. I don't know too much about the entire process, only that Nintendo and Sony's stances on indie game development (though seemingly Sony a little bit more so) are a lot better than both Xbox Live Arcade and Steam Greenlight in its current form.
Guys didn't you notice the word "currently"? That means not at this time, but probably in the future. There may be question about "why not now?", but they could be thinking on probably getting as much quality indie developers in the West and then go to the East. I hope that they have something up there sleeves as to why they are doing this. Although, there are more indie devs in the West than the East.
I read on Nintendo Life's website that this was just temporary. But of course every other article would spin it. That's the media for you.
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