Submitted by AbsoluteZelda 248d ago | opinion piece

Nintendo is Right to Not Consider Going 3rd Party

Gamnesia: "I have not exactly hidden the fact I am not a fan of Mr. Iwata as CEO of Nintendo. I think he’s a great person and an excellent problem solver, but most of the time he just spends his days cleaning up his own mistakes. It’s admirable, but generally you don’t want your CEO to be making the type of mistakes Iwata does.

One thing he has been right about all along has been his stance against going 3rd party. Releasing their games on mobile platforms and having their console offerings appear on competitor’s hardware sounds like a great strategy today, but it doesn’t consider the future of the medium. If Nintendo hops into the third party bandwagon, they very well may be turning into a sinking ship. If you think it’s bad now, you have no idea what would come with this close minded strategy." (3DS, Nintendo, Wii U)

FoxHound_  +   248d ago
Whether they should/need to go 3rd party is something we just can't answer right now. We do know this though, Nintendo is going to really have to step it up in 2014 with the Wii U. It's going to be a critical year for the Wii U.
mikeslemonade  +   248d ago
They need to go 3rd party. They have pissed me off and made it passion to never buy a Nitendo system ever again. And at good reason at that.. why why should I buy one?
zeal0us  +   248d ago
Just curious how did they piss you off?
Omegasyde  +   248d ago
I don't own a WiiU but once the core franchises come out I plan on getting one.

Local co-op gaming is the reason I still like them + mario kart.
Anarki  +   248d ago
No. They shouldn't go 3rd party, their 3ds is doing well for itself. They should strictly stay handheld gaming and perhaps release some games on the PS/Xbox. I think that's their best bet, they hit the nail on the head with the Wii due to it's innovation and its low price however the Wii U is none of this, it's just gimmicky and not even fun to play.
mikeslemonade  +   248d ago
Pissed me off on where what kind of games they are targeting to make and how suitable the system hardware is in today's gaming industry.
live2play  +   248d ago
You need to close your account. You have pissed me off and made it passion to never read your comments ever again. And at good reason at that.. why why should i read your troll comments.
mikeslemonade  +   248d ago
Good.. keep getting ripped off by Nintendo.
lilbroRx  +   248d ago
Better than being ripped off by Sony and Microsoft. At least I have fun with Nintendo products.
mikeslemonade  +   248d ago
Such a childish comment. What are you 15?
jhoward585  +   248d ago
The problem is, Nintendo need to spend some real money and make new ips. Their low cost policies is what holding Nintendo back. They need to invest more! Simple as that!
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SpiralTear  +   248d ago
Regardless of what it is, a brand-new AAA IP for Wii U would do wonders for Nintendo. Miyamoto said that he's working on one, but even just a brief teaser would calm the nerves of anxious gamers who've played New Super Mario Bros. to death.

A little risk would help.
princejb134  +   248d ago
would love to see mario games on Sony and MS consoles
link2Dpast  +   248d ago
Can't stand when people say that, that's like saying they want final fantasy or metal gear ona Microsoft system. ....o wait is already been done. . there no such things as first party/exclusives. Only Nintendo had that and that's what people complain about, wake up people Nintendo don't need 3rd party persay. They need it on the basis because of fans but I can give two creeps about playing call of duty on a Nintendo system. Give me first pau and exclusives all day. people ark for to much. Just buy an expensive Computer and emulate everything.
310dodo  +   248d ago
Nintendo one day should go 3rd party.
They're games would sell like hotcakes on Sony and MS systems.

Many gamers now adays do not trust or find Nintendo home consoles appealing.
They specialize in handheld consoles & nostalgia.
90Supra  +   248d ago
I pray for the day that a studio like SSM or Naughty Dog can get a hold of The Legend of Zelda ip...
Misaka_x_Touma  +   248d ago
no no no

I don't want Sony studios or Sony themselves touching anything Nintendo.
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AJBACK2FRAG  +   248d ago
Lol! That will be the worst day in my life.
truechainz  +   248d ago
SSM and Naughty Dog are awesome devs in their own right, but what you have just described represents what would be the darkest day in gaming.
Gemmol  +   248d ago
I would retire from gaming, I do not even like uncharted, this would be the worst thing any one could wish
boya3gob94  +   248d ago
They would make a huge load of money, but they are too stubborn.
Misaka_x_Touma  +   248d ago
typical comment from you
boya3gob94  +   248d ago
Truth hurts, Huh?
paulcek  +   248d ago
Nope. If they gave their ip away, they would only be making money off of games, and not consoles. Plus, a lot of shares would also be going to Microsoft/Sony, so they wouldn't be making that much money at all.
Misaka_x_Touma  +   248d ago
Fun Fact: There were for Atari Arcade
Moncole  +   248d ago
If you want to play Nintendo games than buy a Wii U and 3DS.
AJBACK2FRAG  +   248d ago
Hell yeah! That's the way it works!!!!
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SpiralTear  +   248d ago | Well said
The people who want Nintendo to go third-party are the same people who complain about Nintendo rehashing their franchises. They say that Mario is boring and Zelda is the same every time.

So would putting these games on a Sony or Microsoft console magically fix those franchises to these people?
Gemmol  +   248d ago
lol I kind of figure no one would reply back to your response, since you made too much sense for them
scissor_runner  +   246d ago
It is the type of suggestion that is self defeating and people ethier believe it now or just want nintendo to fail. It is very similar to people wanting Iwata gone. Wanting miyamoto gone is not as popular but so far Iwata is par course with running his company. We all know its just a matter of time before the games start rolling in and the sales start going up. Also people are enjoying the system. Once the sales numbers coming in then the hipsters will join in since they are mostly pop gamers.
meganick  +   248d ago
Third party publishers should pray Nintendo never goes third party. That would cut their sales significantly if third party publishers had to compete with Nintendo's software on Sony and Microsoft's consoles.
Omegasyde  +   248d ago
True story.
JackieCruise69  +   248d ago
Whenever someone says Nintendo should go third-party, I laugh. Because this just proves that Nintendo games are wanted more than they seem. Nintendo wont go third party whether the little Sony babies want them to or not. You want the Nintendo games? Get the damn console. That's how it works. ;)

I'm glad they're stubborn with this issue, because honestly? Mario or Zelda... any of Nintendo's IP's, wouldn't feel right to me and I'm sure many other people on anything that isn't Nintendo. Maybe I'm just stubborn to, but whatever, that's my feelings toward this.
andrewer  +   248d ago
Nintendo is Nintendo, they are completely different from Sony and Microsoft, way too different from their methods, thus should remain 1st party. Is like putting vegetables with dessert, wtf
TwilightBites  +   248d ago
Why is nintendo going 3rd party something that ANYONE wants? Nintendo Software and Hardware go hand in hand. I see this whole push to bring them to third party is the western gaming culture taking over, doing away with foreign ways of doing things."If nintendo cant make an XBOX then they should be out of the console business" is what some of you dudes believe. Gimme a break dude.
sephx22  +   248d ago
I don't want them to go third party, I just want them to make better consoles and games that better meet gamers expectations.
SpiralTear  +   248d ago
And there's nothing wrong with wanting improvement from Nintendo. High-five.
tweet75  +   248d ago
no way nintendo going third party is like disney selling its parks to six flags
eagle21  +   248d ago
Today's younger gamers are intent on ruining gaming as better generations remember it by buying every COD any given year and spitting crap like Nintendo should go 3rd party and put Mario on an Xbone. *sigh*

Anyway you little turds! :)
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deno  +   248d ago
You hit the nail on the head. Third party didn't help Sega and it won't help Nintendo.
scissor_runner  +   246d ago
They arnt helping ms and sony ethier... they are only masking the fact that those companies dont make real games.
DarkBlood  +   248d ago
jesus christ the buttflow flows through both sides lol come on guys dont do this :P

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