Nintendo president Satoru Iwata believes that the imminent launch of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is good for Wii U "because they energize the video game industry as a whole".
The release of the Wii Mini would also be "good for Nintendo". lol.
Why pay 50 dollars for a wii when you can buy a smaller one that does less stuff for 100?
I don't know about your comment but I think he is implying the element of "sarcasm".
I know he was being sarcastic, I was too.
Man these guys are delusional.
yup.. and so as the fans.
No, their fans take it to a whole nother level ;)
As a Nintendo fan, I can say I'm not "delusional," I just enjoy the great games they consistently put out.
Not really. First we hear about the lower resolutions on Xbox1, then about games not arriving on time, and now ... finally ... the PS4 price increase ... $10 a month to play online. http://business.financialpo...
Better than the dickhole who responded with a "Meh"
Why you gotta be hating on Regg-eyh? Is it the eyes? I bet it's the eyes. XD
Reggie commented on launch games not launch of the entire system. Iwata is talking the upcoming performance of their launch window.
He has got that right. I'm sure the wii u sales will do better than before, just because a lot of people are barely going to upgrade to next gen. I have a feeling people were just waiting to see what Microsoft and Sony had to offer, then they will really look at what the wii u really has to offer. That doesn't mean everyone will get a wii u, but at least consider it.
What planet is he on? Nintendo world maybe? What? You know, the one with the funny little creatures. Oooh.
Too many shrooms....
Shroom tea? Shroom soup? My god, this is shroom tastic. The next gen shroom wars has been won by shroomtendo!
I don't know if they're good for the Wii U, but they're definitely good for the industry. I hope Super Mario 3D World sells well though.
From the article "The games available at the end of this calendar year, 'Super Mario 3D World,' 'Wii Party U,' 'Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games,' 'Wii Sports Club' and 'Wii Fit U,' all lean more toward family use, and we are targeting those who bought Wii and would be interested in the Wii U offerings. That is slightly different than what other companies are aiming for." So that actually makes sense to go after the people that made the Wii a success but it has to be back breaking that the core gamers that are currently supporting you get pushed back into next year. So from the horse mouth, Nintendo cares only for the casuals NOW and is not in direct competition with Sony and MS and they are not really trying. It's kinda pathetic but about what I expect from Nintendo these last few generations. Here's hoping they launch the Gamecube 2 in the next few years. A console that actually kept up with the times and was not built on gimmicks and casuals.
You do know that Casual gamers are around 75% of the market.
In regards to Nintendo, I see it as this: The Wii appealed to those who weren't big on gaming. The "casuals", the mums and dads and for really young kids. The motion control seemed cool to them so they went out and bought it. However, whether they played it once and it sat in the closet or continued to play it and enjoy it. I don't think these people are the types to go out and buy a new console every generation, especially if it looks similar and has a similar sounding name. Compare this for PS/XBox gamers who mostly know the whole deal with gaming, generations, news etc. They're the ones who will go out and buy a new console every generation.
Replace 'are' with 'were'.
I really don't understand if this was the plan then why did they launch so early when they could have launched right along side the other two consoles. You know the Wii only existed after the CEO changed. The last CEO was around through most of the Nintendo era up until shortly after Gamecube launch. This guy was the great Nintendo world CEO. Hiroshi Yamauchi - Third president; brought company into video game industry. (1949-2002) Sadly he died earlier this year and his last run with Nintendo was with the Gamecube. Satoru Iwata 4th global Nintendo president took the Wii, and WiiU direction. Still though the WiiU will sell either way. As its the cheaper alternative. So casuals will flock to it. Although Microsoft is hoping to grab the casual crowd. So it could be a struggle.
Smash bro, zelda, bayonetta, x say otherwise. Once the 1080 debate starts lots of people will get deja vu on the power struggle. Yet those casuals will help pay for other niche titles to be release. Sony better find a casual solution or die.... ms already has one.
That is a good point the 12 and under crowd that parents need to buy for arent running around complaining about 1080p or 720p...
If casual is the biggest market then sure, Nintendo will go for them. This is a business, you know, caring about the consumer doesn't exist. All there is is making money.
Damn, Why the Fanboys are mad? can Iwata and Reggie have their opinions?
Sure they can have their opinions, its just that they usually pull their opinions from the deepest bowels of their butts.
I'm sorry to say, Iwata. You've had your chance. Please let someone else take the reins, please?
He is correct, with this no holds barred fighting that is currently going on between Sony Ponies and Xbots... the calmth that is the Wii U and Nintendo becomes very attractive. No Meme posting, no shouting, no being an arsehole to others just "HI! We have fun games! Come play with us!". With an almost creepy chucky like siren ring to it ;). Jooin us.... JOOOOOIN US! :D
The launch of PS4/X1 means Nintendo will have to work hard to get consoles into the hands of the non-hardcore Ninty fans
The post launch of the PS4 & XBONE will be good for Nintendo. This is when all the NEXT GEN launch titles will dry up and everyone will notice all the great games Nintendo has released on the Wii U. I can see GameStop having trade in specials. Trade in your XBONE and get a Wii U with 3 games.
You sound just as delusional as Iwata
Iwata: "Other companies will launch new consoles (in the overseas markets at the end of this year), *but I think they focus on targeting highly skilled users*. Therefore, in that sense, though the competition will heat up because new game consoles will come out and there will be a 'war of the game consoles' played out in media articles, we wonder if the target user will actually be the same. So, he believes that Nintendo console owners are not the same "highly skilled users" that game on PS and Xbox consoles? Interesting. I thought that the Wii U was an attempt to try and get more into that hardcore gamer market. Is Nintendo admitting defeat in that market? He also says (in the quote above) that Sony and MS have different target audiences than Nintendo. Doesn't this reinforce the perception about Nintendo not being the console for hardcore gamers? So, Nintendo is basically ceding control of the market to Sony and MS and is content to just be in their own niche?
No, he just doesnt want to be the third in this war, where nobody knows, who will win, but if you can manage to make your console a must have, with another of the two consoles, then guess what, you are actually the winner.
Sony and MS target audiences is losing steam because all the hardcore gamers will be playing on the Steam Box Next Gen.
I believe Iwata. I bet, there are a lot of people, who are considering a new console, but are waiting for them all to be released and then make a choice, so a lot of potential Wii U buyers, are just around the corner, but didnt buy until now.
i think nintendo are just putting on a brave face now. wiiu had its chance, it had a whole year on the market with the next gen all to itself. it made zero impact. why will sells take off now, when it had all that time with no competition? ps4 and x1 are going to send the wiiu to its grave. when the smoke clears (after xmas) all that will be left is ps4 and x1.
When the smoke clears everyone will see the lack of launch titles for the PS4 & XBONE. Then they'll be running to buy the Wii U.
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Nintendo/Iwata finally states the market they are aiming the Wii U toward (Families/casuals). I know at launch they mentioned targeting the hardcore but that never happened- no one was targeted at launch- While I am glad they have finally stated a direction for the Wii U 1 year later, I don t know how many casuals will choose the Wii U at $300 over the Wii or Wii Mini for far less $ s and many more games- Also the ease of use the Wii featured w the Wii mote does not seem to translate to the Wii U gamepad which I am sure is intimidating to most casuals as a primary controller- (Those casuals that understand the Wii U is a different console anyway) Now that they are targeting the Family are we going to see any advertising to speak of this holiday that targets these casuals and explains to them that the Wiii U is not a Wii?
I love my Wii U and the controller is pretty comfortable. What I love most is the Nintendo store.
I think smartphones and tablets have taken a big chunk out of Nintendo's casual gamer target audience.
What do you think a casual gamer is? Also, what is a hardcore gamer?
I honestly know no one who is excited for the ps4 n X1. That excitement is just not there. I just feel that those 2 new systems are gonna be there own down fall, I mean they both do the same thing, they offer nothing new just looks differrnt inside and out, but if you think logically and not like some fan boy but like a gamer you just could stay with a ps3 for the time being. If people have been confused with the WiiU I imagine there gonna be some confusion with which system to choose. At least with each passing Gen there was something unique, motion, dvd, blu-ray ect.... This new gen coming there has just been nothing new and is just a wolf in sheeps clothinh, they make all these commercials and make it look so different but is all the same. At least Nintendo again and again tries something new for gamers be it something dumb or weird at least its us approving it or not they give us that chance.
*Looks at profile name* yeah...
Damn I've been looking at your profile name for the longest. Don't wanna be rude and not respond but dude don't get what u mean by look at ur name??
Forget I got you. Lol and I wasent being bias it the truth whats so new about ps4 n x1 seriously. don't judge a person by his profile name, I collect every system and Nintendo has always taken risk and try to be differrnt if you don't belive in facts your dillusional. I want gaming to succeed not every one sticks to one game. I loved sony for rpg's in the old days where are they now. Nintendo have always stuck to there guns and hasent swayed to follow the crowd. I respect and love that about them that's why my profile pic is Nintendo related
It is good for Nintendo, as now the truth is seeping out. Latest ... $10 a month to play your PS4 online, boys and girls. http://business.financialpo...
yeah the wii u beat the ps3 this week in japan, with wii party u bundle,and where are the trolls on that post? only 8 people, so much for the wii u being dommed! and when mario 3d comes out, it will sell even more wii u's, then mario kart, donkey kong, smash bros, the trolls can shoot their mouths off here, but again the wii u is the BEST SELLING BIG END CONSOLE THIS WEEK, IN JAPAN!! wow NOT PS3!!! so looks like once again the trolls counted nintendo out and it blew up in their faces! and this is just the beginning!!
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