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Iwata on third-party publisher relations, doesn't want to get involved with price wars/money-giving

Satoru Iwata has discussed Nintendo's approach to third-party relations and more.

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Axonometri1385d ago

Kassai, Mr. Iwata.
Here is to the year of Wii U in 2014.

cleft51385d ago (Edited 1385d ago )

If he doesn't want to get involved with the price war or moneyhatting than thats fine, but Nintendo needs to ramp up their production of new games and get more second party studios. 2014 looks like it could be really good for Nintendo, but what about after 2014.

I like Nintendo games, but I need more than Mario. Give us more games, new ips, bring back older franchise like Star Fox, etc. Basically, show people that Nintendo does have a viable plan for the WiiU and it's taking the path of the 3DS.

DragonKnight1385d ago

You can't create a second party studio. A second party studio is just a third party studio with a contract to work for a first party studio. They'd be better off making more first party studios and diversifying their first party titles beyond the rehashes of Mario, Zelda, Metroid, and Pokemon.

lilbroRx1385d ago (Edited 1385d ago )

@DragonKnight, that is so much garbage.

They have over 70 franchises and come out with new I.P.s every year. They also have many other studios making games for them and have for over decade. People simply ignore all of their existence.

They have long since been doing that.

The level of misinformation about Nintendo is mind boggling amongst fanboys these day. They are so vocal, but rarely know anything regarding what they are talking about.

It gets so tiresome constantly recrossing the same bridges for the same reasons.

DragonKnight1384d ago

@lilbroRx: They have 70 franchises and rely on the same 5 every gen. Nintendo is responsible for their own misinformation because they throw everything behind Mario, or Zelda, or Pokemon. Then when something else comes out, no one attributes it to Nintendo because Nintendo are content to coast on Mario, Zelda, or Pokemon. It's why 3rd party games tank on Nintendo consoles. Nintendo used to be the king of 3rd party games, but they demand so much control that they decided they'd rather rely on first party games and look where that's getting them with the Wii U.

Aceman181385d ago

if they don't want to have some kind of price war/money giving that's fine, but you need to round table with 3rd party devs/publishers to fix the broken relationship i see you are having.

they need to sit down and hash out wth is going on between the two of them.

WeAreLegion1385d ago

That's good. It's just sad that it won't work out. :/

gedden71385d ago

Right because Nintendo is always in Negative Profits like Sony and MS.. Right..

MS and Sony may make a lot in profit but their Profit margins to cost are extremely slim or they have more costs then profit..

Nintendo always have a wide profit margin. Always in the black. Do some research..

DCfan1385d ago

Yea, cuz Nintendo relies heavily on mario and zelda. and gives outdated hardware. They got nothing but gaming business to keep them going.

nukeitall1385d ago

Nintendo has a business approach that means in general they are always profiting. That is how they survived the war against Sega and even during the Playstation hey day.

I have the deepest respect for Nintendo, but this approach of not copying is killing them fast. It sounds great in theory, but in reality, Nintendo Network sucks.

They need to step it up fast!

Either way, Nintendo will likely survive this generation, but not sure about next.

gedden71385d ago

@nukeitall

"I have the deepest respect for Nintendo, but this approach of not copying is killing them fast."

Wait how is it killing them fast? The Wii Sold the most gaming consoles every. 3DS is the top selling console. Wii U is off to a slow start but I do believe it will pick up.

"It sounds great in theory, but in reality, Nintendo Network sucks."
Nintendo Network? What do you mean? Miiverse is pretty good actually its really good! Online play is pretty solid.. (waiting for more games) So what Network are you referring??

jcnba281385d ago

@DCfan

"gives outdated hardware. They got nothing but gaming business to keep them going."

Looks at the DS, 3DS and Wii sales...yeah their "outdated hardware" seems to be working of for them just fine.

LOL_WUT1385d ago

Miiverse is good but in no ways is it how you describe it. First of all it's an app it's not even integrated. Also constant policing by the admins on their really limits what can be said and don't get me started on how atrocious it is to send a simple message to someone on your friends list.

It's already late for any sort of hardware upgrade for the WiiU but next time Nintendo should approach developers and ask what they'd like to see instead of putting stuff together with the Nintendo brand on it and expect developers to flock to it. ;)

gedden71385d ago

@LOL_WUT

"Miiverse is good but in no ways is it how you describe it. First of all it's an app it's not even integrated. Also constant policing by the admins on their really limits what can be said and don't get me started on how atrocious it is to send a simple message to someone on your friends list."

I respect that point! But I rather they have admins, it make for a much more peaceful community. But I do agree that Miss should be more integrated.

But for "It's already late for any sort of hardware upgrade for the WiiU but next time Nintendo should approach developers and ask what they'd like to see instead of putting stuff together with the Nintendo brand on it and expect developers to flock to it. ;)"

Devs will never flock to Nintendo system because they are in direct competition with Nintendo... Nintendo games on Nintendo games + the system is too strong of a following. Not to mention Nintendo wont just throw money at them like MS and Sony does..

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gedden71385d ago

If you don't feel like reading the article..

Basically Nintendo wont just throw money at companies who aren’t skilled and talented for what they do, MAKE GAMES… These 3rd party companies don’t even believe in their own works. If a game is creative, high quality (no many glitches) and fun. It will sale END OF STORY… These guys don’t believe in that so they rather waste money on marketing and tech. Tech that 1. isn’t even utilized correctly 2. waste full and 3. (MOST CRITICAL) EXPENSIVE.. Then look to the two companies that spoiled them MS and Sony’s lack off gaming integrity and reckless spending to be given that money back to them… Not Nintendo because they can make their own games, they don’t really need 3rd parties.. And this is what 3rd Parties, MS, Sony and the believe it our not the Gaming Media hates about Nintendo. Nintendo knows how to make a profit from gaming and gaming alone.. They don’t need to spend money on a gaming review (CoD, GTA, etc) to get a good score to sell or to be blind to the fact that a key component of a game like online is completely broken even when launched, after the actual game was launched…

Nintendo, is the last gamers gamer company..

j-blaze1385d ago

they are, Nintendo is a company that truly cares about Japanese gaming.. Sony is losing it's Japanese identity little by little, almost 90% of their investments this gen goes to west this gen which is sad.. really sad

gedden71385d ago

9 people do not like the truth. If you want Nintendo to be like other companies, it's just not gonna happen. Nintendo has survived the longest for a reason and Iwata just stated that reason.

Qrphe1384d ago

As long as Nintendo is profitable in some way or the other, Wii U marketshare isn't that relevant. However, those who enjoy certain Nintendo games like myself just suffer because of their conservative strategy. I am definitely not satisfied with Nintendo for this very reason regardless of their wellbeing.

Knushwood Butt1384d ago

Yet, no Wii U games are selling...

Sonic Worlds just bombed, reviews were poor, and Nintendo paid for exclusivity. So, how does that fit in with the above???

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JackieCruise691385d ago

I completely agree with their thinking. Rather than just throwing money at these devs for exclusives, why not make a relationship with them for future benefit? Thing is, I'm not sure how it'll work out with how 3rd party devs are these days. They're not very.. 'reliable' anymore because of all the money being thrown around, 'greedy' is a better word for a good majority of them.
So, although I agree with the mindset, I still have doubts things will work out with it. I'll just hope for the best.

Chrono1385d ago

All talk. I'd sell my shares if I were one of those investors.