Sony's Shuhei Yoshida made some nice comments about Nintendo recently stating that their success is important to Sony.
I Just watched the full interview on IGN and it blew me away. Yoshida is a remarkable man with more humility and honesty than any other personality in this industry.
The legacy of Yoshida
Sony have honor
It's cool to see Yoshida complimenting both sides, the guy seems to be at peace all the time. People will disagree, but Nintendo was the main reason Playstation was created (started as an add-on to the SNES then got created into a console) and you have to thank them for that. Plus with that competition from back then in the late 90s...both of them were powerhouses when it came to exclusives proving that competition is always good. Nintendo is in a tough spot in the console market, but hopefully they come back full swinging someday. Maybe we'll see the same competition like N64 vs Playstation from back then.
Hopefully more people who hang on his every word will begin to emulate his attitude toward Nintendo.
With the industry full of lying, distrust, and name-calling (even if it is joking around), it's nice to see some friendly people out there... I believe that competition is key when it comes to gaming (any business, really), because companies will inspire each other and help them keep business tactics reasonable. Hopefully this type of relationship will spread and more people will start acknowledging each other in a friendly way!
ha haa Yoshida is trying to troll. Nintendo announces that they will be going the 2 screen route with the wiiU this generation, and yoshida decides to copy Nintendo with the same features using the vita. that sounds to me like Nintendo succeeded, not just in being innovative, but in being looked up to by major heads .. yoshida should focus on calling his own shots instead of waiting on Nintendo no? yoshida EXPOSED!! ahh yeahh
PSP remote play was around way before the WiiU nice try though do some research next time have a great night
@Lowsnamebrand Actually Sega kinda did it first. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... Then Nintendo http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
DS was using two screens before the psp.
Boy, I'm so glad you only have one bubble, which is already one bubble too many.
@Lowsnamebrand and I guess @EcoSos3 too Nintendo did indeed have a sort of remote play before anyone else. It was called the GameBoy Player. You would plug it into the SNES, put the GB cart in, and play on the big screen. Then, when you were ready to go on the road, you would take out the cart and continue your game on the GameBoy. It may have been that you were playing portable games on the big tv instead of the other way around, but Nintendo has been tinkering with the cross-compatibility type stuff for a long, long time. Hell...while we're on the subject they basically invented episodic downloadable games with the Satellaview...
Yeah you are completely wrong. The Wii U might be the 2nd or 3rd console to attempt a second screen. The psp failed, the Wii U has failed, As of right now PS4/Vita may be the first to succeed. It has the biggest chance considering the Vita is the most powerful hanheld ever and the PS4 is the most powerful console ever.
Most japanese ppl are like that.
Makes sense. can't tell you how disappointed I am that my nieces and nephews can't operate a controller all they know is swipe swipe touch.
Translation: Buy a PS4, and if you have some extra cash lying around, pick up a Wii U down the road. Ultimate combo right there.
That's been a winning combo for me the last few generations.
or if you already have Wii U get a PS4 abd don't forget get 3DS and Vita combo with them.
Please send some devs over to Nintendo to help them get into HD. They are having issues with that, according to Iwata. :\ I'd love to see these two work together.
I think they got the hang of it now. Looking at 1080p 60fps mario kart and smash anyways. Im willing to bet if MS dropped out (not saying they will or i want them to) nintendo would return to a competitive console in terms of hardware. I think the wii and wii u were a response to the disappointing sales of the n64 and gamecube, 2 systems that didnt try much different, whereas the wii and wii u are radically different. This gen will be a blast, the last one had a slow start but things are really kicking at launch for once.
If Nintendo is putting out games that look as good as Pikmin 3 and 3D World while they are "having issues"....I can only imagine what they will bring when they get a full grasp on everything. I believe what Nintendo (it may have been Miyamoto and not Iwata...but I'm not sure) said about HD development is that it was more difficult than they anticipated...
I dont think sony will help Nintendo I mean its business and Sony cant afford to lose money just to help a rival company. But if u can then you help them and buy a WiiU ^^
*Bane Voice:* "Nintendo spurned us. Birthed us. Brought us into being with their betrayal. We have yet to punish them enough for that. "Only when they have been truly ground under heel. Only when they have been fully broken and have not even the 3DS as a savior. Only then will they have our permission to die."
So Nintendo is Batman?
Well they are billionaires.
And what happens at the end of that movie?
Great words. Yoshida is a good executive and Sony makes great gaming products. If most of the people who support Sony were as sound minded as Yoshida, we would have a much better collection of consumers.
I absolutely agree with this man. He has my blessing.
I think the argument can be made that Nintendo needs Sony successful too. If it weren't for Sony's success on the PS2 and for the most PS3, I don't know if the Wii would have been as successful as it was. Core gamers wanted a "traditional system" in the PS3 and/or Xbox, the Wii was the causal alternative and given the Wii's success who's to say Nintendo wouldn't have gone just full blown causal with the Wii U. Granted the Wii U isn't a success, at least at this moment, they did at least attempt to add "core" elements to the system i.e. pro-controller layouts, HD, a Blu-ray drive. Besides... Japanese gaming companies need to stick around... can't imagine a world without one or the other.
Great words from Yoshida but the best way for nintendo to get me to buy a wii u is to offer a better model. there are still things that can be changed on the wii u to give the consumer a better deal like adding more internal memory.
What he really means is that nintendo is the last one standing in the handheld market that represents console gaming.He doesn't have too much confidence that vita will be around long enough to fight the fight.
He's right. competition is good. I want Nintendo to do well, but they've got some work to do. And some price drops to make.
Nintendo said the same thing about sony ( they arent successful right now, not like nintendo) and they got killed Hypocrites
they were talking about Vita. Miyamoto in fact. http://www.ign.com/articles...
Sony & Nintendo should just join forces and takeover the gaming world
SUPER SMASH STARS: CLUSTERF**K OF AWESOME! ONLY ON GAMESTATION 64! What, a fan of both can dream, can't he? On Topic: Fantastic words. Yoshida already said he owns 2 Wii U's (region locking, no doubt), so it's good to see at least company heads see value in competition.
Shu is a smart guy. He has been around long enough to know what to say or not say in a given situation regarding competitors. On the one hand a Nintendo/ Sony Alliance really doesn't seem like it would ever be possible. The entire reason Playstation even exists is because Nintendo screwed Sony over almost on the scale of Brutus and Julius Caesar. Sony was building them a Sega CD like Console. Nintendo decided they wanted to continue to use cartridges and instead of talking about it with Sony like adults they let Sony continue to make this SNES CD prototype while they went and formed an alliance with the now Defunct 3DO. Sony ever teaming up with Nintendo would with this information seem a completely impossible scenario. On the other hand however. It has been 20 years. Companies like to make money and Nintendo, is the only videogame "founding company" remaining. Far more importantly it also originates in Japan and the Western Videogame market seems to be far outpacing the Japanese one. So maybe the two foes would join forces to confront their enemy in the Western Market Microsoft. Which brings us to an entirely different tale involving the amount of microsoft parts in Playstation products. Conclusion the console "war" is and always has been a fabrication of the different companies. They don't hate eachother and they never have. They all laugh their way to the bank no matter we declare our "allegiance" as.
Sony wanted full control and profit. Nintendo opt out for philips instead. But choosing them was a bad move. They should had chosen Panasonic with N64 instead of GC starting it.
There's been different variations of the story on why Sony & Nintendo had a falling out. Seems to me Nintendo fans believed that Sony wanted full control and profit of the hardware. Whether that is true or not is debatable. However if people watch the 'History of Playstation' that you can watch on Youtube has a different take described by the major players that were deeply involved with that part of gaming history. From what i remember Sony only wanted the profits off the hardware being a hardware company at the time. While Nintendo receives the profits off the software the system sells. They say in the video that Nintendo were worried that since Sony was building the hardware including the discs that it may potentially have Sony gain all the profits from it thus cutting Nintendo out of a large cut. What i don't get is where was the contractual agreement that was supposedly been made to iron out such differences? Why didn't Nintendo just go to Sony & discuss these things instead of being peachy clean at the forefront with Sony while being deceiving in the background with Phillips. A simple face to face meeting would've fixed everything. That's what i don't get about that whole ordeal.
Don't spout lies that's not what happened Sony made closules in the contract that would give them free acces to Nintendo ip's
If that is true what was Nintendo thinking about not reading what is in the contract originally? They are a smart business to see them be that boneheaded is actually unrealistic if you think about it. Many still believe it was a dick move by Nintendo to secretly go behind Sony's back instead like i said face them face to face to iron out the details. It's not Sony's fault Nintendo didn't read the original contract. It's not Sony's fault that Nintendo signed that contract. Nintendo screwed up simple as that so don't plan on making excuses for something that could've easily been resolved if Nintendo manned up.
Well Nintendo didn't sign anything the contract was different than the initial agreements and they found that out after their lawyers checked it After that they went to Philips and they came up with the cdi Most people blame Nintendo cause they weren't around when this happened(too young) I'll look for the whole story later i'm at work atm
Notice that there's no Nintendo fans trolling this article, if it was vice versa youd have all Sony fanboys slaying and trolling Nintendo left right and centre.
You kinda completely missed bullymangler up there. Besides, in relation to other fanbases, there just aren't as many Nintendo fans around here.
There are plenty of Nintendo fans round here but they have better things to do than to stalk and troll everything single sony article. Unfortunately the same can't be said for Sony fanboys who dedicate their whole life to stalkin and trolling Nintendo articles. They are a very insecure bunch, I think they all may have small manhoods.
Well... that was unexpected. More respect to Shu, I mean, besides Reggie taking a few digs, Sony and Nintendo are usually peaceful towards eachother.
Hmm PS4U :)
He said he has 2 Wii U's and loves to play it with his family. This is why WiiU will find success again, maybe not "RAGE to get one" like Wii, but over time I think it will slowly start to replace those old dusty Wii's. I am starting to notice a trend online that people who actually own a WiiU like the system, there is a high satisfaction rate with it. WiiU + PS4 2 days. :)
Th wii u is a great system. I think with all of these wii u doomed articles, wii u weak, and developers using bad ports and complaining about sells ithas gotten a bad rep. If I didn't own a wii u already going into the holidays with what they have until december I would probably grab the wii u bundle with mario u and luigi u. Since I have one Im waiting for mario 3d world, and other games coming early next year. Also I watched the xbox one start up and it was around 8 seconds... The wii u start up is around 11-12 seconds right now. For something that is much more powerful 3 seconds doesnt sound like it. Andps4 is rumored to be slower then xbox one. I will decide on ps4 and xbox one when I see some reviews of xbox onegames. so far the 2 games on ps4 I wanted are getting bad reviews. I may hold off until infamous comes out for ps4.
Nintendo will be just fine. Gamers who say they are gamers should pick a Wii U up. Man Up and get a Wii U. Play WWHD, most of the people on this site have not. I know most of you have not played it, because the sales on Gamcube, and Wii U, prove it. I will be the first to say I was not into the cell shade graphics, but 30 min into the game I was sold.
I like this guy, I really do. I think he wants the wii u to sell well because if nintendo fails where will the causuals go and the hardcore nintendo fans? I think most would go towards microsoft. I also think nintendo brings unique things to the table everytime the release a console or a handheld. They also bring ideals to everyone else and to game developers. If nintendo failed and died off It would be a huge hit to all of gaming as a whole. I know for one where would I go for a different gaming experience and something that no one else has or even replicates? If you look at sony and M$ exclusives you will see most games are shooters, or games that involve killing enemies with weaponns, every other game is a 3rd party game. And also I do own an xbox 360, ps3, wii u, and a 3ds. I just like to have games that are different and nothing else is like them... thats why I own nintendo consoles, its an experience I can only get on them.
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