In a recent interview with Dan Adelman from Nintendo of America, the executive was asked whether he was aware of the cross buy feature on other platforms and whether Nintendo was considering this approach for the Wii U and 3DS.
Yeah, we already know that. Nintendo is combining their HQ so there won't really be cross-buy ever. The next DS will probably be announced as compatible with WiiU after it takes off.
Why would the "next DS" be compatible with WiiU? If anything, Nintendo's next generation handheld would be compatible with Nintendo's next generation home console.
Because soon all games will be downloadable anyway. They've already announced the merge with both hardware. There won't be a "next console"... just plug your console in to the TV and when your done, put it in your pocket. ...no?... too early?
Do it Nintendo.
Does this hint/mean that their are more games coming out for both platforms like Super Smash is ?
cross buy would an amazing thing for them to implement. it's awesome with the PS3/vita, so it'll be great for the wii U/DS.
Although I think that listening to developers should be priority 2 in this case - consumers definately want it so the POSSIBILITY to do it should be given by Nintendo without asking anyone. It's one of the best features Sony has and one of the main reasons I bought a Vita instead of a 3DS.
Super smash bros cross buy would be so good,i doubt they would do it since smash will sell millions on each platform.
It probably wouldn't be PlayStation side either. They're "different" games (like the 3DS has portable maps and the Wii U version has console maps), which typically is what prevents some games from being cross buy. One example of this is Sine Mora.
Well, since the new Super Smash doesn't feauture cross-play it wouldn't make sense to have cross-buy.
Nothing wrong with them copying the competition if it means making some sort of profit them more power to them. ;)
Cross-Buy never earns profit on the software side of things. It's primarily a way to encourage hardware sales. Basically, in it's current incarnation (on PS3 and Vita), it's a way to encourage PS3 owners to buy a Vita, by essentially giving them "free" Vita games. The idea being that they'll be more likely to buy a Vita since they'll be able to play games they already own on it, than they would if they didn't have any games to play on it. ... In terms of applying the cross-buy model to Nintendo... I don't really see it happening. I guess... the reverse might work--buy a 3DS game, get a WiiU version for free or at a discount--but it seems unlikely given the much higher MSRP or WiiU games, and the fact that very few games are on both platforms.
This is an odd statement. Shouldn't there be crossbuy if there is demand from the consumers?
This is Nintendo. They -hate- listening to consumers. I'm not being facetious here, representatives of the company have stated (many times over the decades) that they tend to ignore consumer feedback entirely.
"Nintendo Considering Cross Buy If There is Demand From Gamers" << fixed!
thats why they gave us wiiu. if consumers hated the idea of cross buy, nintendo would implement it at once
Speak for yourself.
They actually do need demand from developers because the developers would be making less money if one version of the game was given to consumers for free.
Would be a boon for gamers but I doubt Nintendo will do it. If their first thought is what developers want then I'm guessing very few games would ever make cross buy. If they did, I can assure you 5 years from now we'll be talking about how Nintendo pioneered cross buy instead of what really happened.
Why wouldn t gamers want cross buy? That is kind of like saying we will lower prices if there is enough demand from gamers.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.