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