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Submitted by Abriael 289d ago | news

Reggie Gives Kudos to PS4 and Xbox One, then Calls them “Pretty Hardware”, Says “You Need Games”

During the VGX 2013 live show Nintendo of America honcho Reggie Fils-Aime walked on stage to bring a demo of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and was asked quite bluntly his opinion on the PS4 and Xbox One.
His response was quite mild at the beginning, congratulating the rivals for their launch, but right after he threw down the gauntlet of challenge. (PS4, Reggie Fils-Aime, Wii U, Xbox One)

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mafiahajeri  +   289d ago | Well said
Your in no position to talk about the PS4 Or Xbox ONE Reggie...
mikeslemonade  +   289d ago | Well said
Reggie and his fellow Nintendo workers know they are in danger. Just PR speak he is spewing right here.
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ShinMaster  +   289d ago | Well said
"You need games"

lol Wii U needed games at launch as well. It took almost a whole year.
decrypt  +   289d ago
Ironically what Reggie said applies to all 3 consoles lol.

The only platform that currently can boast a gaming library is the PC with its 30 odd years of BC and ability emulate almost every console ever released.
ShinMaster  +   289d ago | Well said
@ decrypt

Dude, no one cares
NewMonday  +   289d ago | Well said
"You need games"

yes games like ..

Witcher3,MGS5,the Order,Dragon Age,inFamous,Destiny,the Division,Deep Down,Thief,FIFA 14,Madden,Mad Max,Fallout,Star Wars BF,Evil Within,Elder Scrolls,TitanFall..
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LOL_WUT  +   289d ago
At least he congratulated them unlike last time his response was meh. Oh and I finally got my ps4! ;)
mikeslemonade  +   289d ago
decrpt

Tell me where PC is in these trade shows and award shows.
Mr_Writer85  +   289d ago | Well said
*puts Star Wars Rrouge Squadron into his Windows 8 laptop*

*gets an error as the game launcher won't work with 64bit Windows as the launcher is 16bit*

Oh but PC gamer said PC's are BC.

Guess he doesn't know what he is talking about just like any PC gamer who says PCs are BC.
sourav93  +   289d ago
Ah classic decrypt...Btw, show me how the PS3 can be emulated, please. FFS the 3DS can't yet be emulated yet.
AndroidVageta  +   289d ago
@Mr_Writer85

You can make it work easily. There are patches out there and work arounds. Sure it's not ideal but at least you can still play the game. Can you play Xbox or 360 games on your X1? At least with a PC ANY PC game will work...maybe not right off the bat but it still works.

Oh I forgot about DOSBox that emulates a DOS environment and makes all the old school games run flawlessly. Basically your "point" is pointless.
decrypt  +   289d ago
@mikeslemonade

Open platform doesnt need corporate paid media campaigns, even then hilariously enough most of the time they use the PC to show case the latest games, Just to make their platform look good.

@Sourav93

L2Read I said "ALMOST every console ever released" Good luck getting any other platform to do that, while maintaining so much BC.
BitbyDeath  +   289d ago
"The only platform that currently can boast a gaming library is the PC"

BEST PC GAME (2013)

Battlefield 4
Gone Home
Papers, Please
The Stanley Parable

http://www.spike.com/vgx/be...

Yea, no. PC games sucked in 2013 as can be seen.
But enjoy your old games we've already played.
Reverent  +   289d ago
@decrypt, even extremely powerful PC's have troubles running a Nintendo Gamecube Emulator... Don't even get me started on this.

PS3 and X360 won't be available for emulation for A LONG time (IF it ends up even being possible), so us PC gamers (Yes, I am one too) get to miss out on a ton of great console exclusives.

Good thing for me though, I also own a PS3.
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Mr_Writer85  +   289d ago
How is my point pointless?

Am I wrong? No you said yourself you NEED a work around. A work around is NOT BC is it? If it was BC it wouldn't need a work around or another program would it?

But hey don't let the facts get in the way of you making stuff up. And I know I am telling the truth and so do you as you know the issue I described is a real issue.
Nabbic  +   289d ago
@Bitby
Yeah, no. The VGX advisory council has a lot of seats given to Kotaku and Polygon, who ideally only give a damn about social justice issues and walking simulators.
None of those candidates deserved to be on that list at all.
nukeitall  +   289d ago
Nintendo lacked game at launch too, and the 3DS was about to tank when released, only to recover magnificently while the PS Vita is tanking faster than lead blocks in the ocean. So yes, Reggie is right.

However, I'm seeing plenty of great games on Xbox One and PS4 from third parties and multiplatform games, let alone a stellar first party line up.

As soon as March, I will get Titanfalls. I cannot wait for that game, and likely will spill the beans on the great grand daddy of collectors edition and get my 18" statue!
Kurylo3d  +   289d ago
I think he should rephrase. The vast majority of pc games are backwards compatible. And games that are 2 generations behind are always compatible. And yes they can emulate most previous consoles... and im sure one day ps3 if it isnt already will be emulated too.

Point being as soon as sony or microsoft or nintendo end 5-6 years cycle.. u can kiss all that good bye for the next cycle. If i wanted to i can still go back and play the original doom and have a blast. Not to mention the modding community making their own games out of games.

Im sure i will get a bunch of people clicking disagree with no apparent reason why. But lets face it... the vast majority of console games are multiplatform games that end up on pc. And this generation im sure will have even more. Theres even talks of the next metal gear going pc. You would have to be a fool not to..

Only disadvantage to pc is that those multiplatform will be released on pc 1-6 months later. Since you can steal games on pc way easier. But that being said... the sales on pc are just rediculous in comparison. I mean hell.. in the past year I have gotten tomb raider.. every assassins creed... every mass effect... every batman arkham other then the new one..(that one was 50% off)... hitman ... battlefield 3,.... just a shit tone of games... all being only $5 each. You just cant beat taht. Argue exclusives all you want. They are great and I do not disagree with you, but are there honestly that many exclusives that you can cast aside pc gaming... (the more powerful choice.. that does more then gaming... it does actual work and entertainment. It does downloads... it does stuff free!.)

Sorry but i dont like the idea of paying money just to watch netflix..(a service im already paying for) Thats what xbox does... So glad ps3 dont, kinda worried about ps4 though since htey are charging for online stuff now.
optimus  +   289d ago
@sourav93 ... I believe decrypt said "...ALMOST every console..." ...I find it interesting how people choose to ignore key words just to make a point.
Baccra17  +   289d ago
LOL_WUT

That's what you call a back handed remark. That was no compliment on congratulations.
Sharky231  +   288d ago
This all comes from a company that has an almost 2 year old system with maybe 5 good games.
Skip_Bayless  +   288d ago
^Decript

"Open platform doesnt need corporate paid media campaigns, even then hilariously enough most of the time they use the PC to show case the latest games, Just to make their platform look good."

Yep and that's why your game sales are so low. Hardly anything on PC sells like a launch PS4, X1, GTA5, Pokémon, Madden etc.

I can play pretty much everything current gen on PC on my PS4 on medium to high to almost max in comparison to PC. Considering most games are optimized first for X1/PS4 and then ported to PC anyway. And don't have to upgrade every 3 years. No hassle for me.

I don't care about BC. I have a launch PS3 that is BC but I think I only played one PS2 game all generation long. I only own 3 games in any given time cause I rather sell, trade, or give it away.
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BitbyDeath  +   288d ago
@nabbic,

Can you write 3 high budget (AAA) PC exclusives that released this year?
Or even just 1 that is on the same level as 'The Last of Us' or GTA5?

PC gaming is great for modding existing titles to take advantage of the unique PC hardware but it rarely gets any big budget exclusives.
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webeblazing  +   288d ago
arma3
rome3
company of heroes 2
Europa Universalis 4
The Stanley Parable
x rebirth
papers, please

why you said only big budget and gtav is not exclusive.... oh I see what you did there. desperate??? grasping for straws are we. when gtav come out I guess people are just gonna post ND games
Skip_Bayless  +   288d ago
^
Sales and metascores for those games? We got GTA5 first and will be playing better open world games considering almost all current-gen games coming out have open world elements.

Not at all interested in your MMO or RTS games. And many people are not interested according to PC game sales. And I can play the some of the same shooters on near max settings on PS4.
webeblazing  +   288d ago
lol near max and you say gtav only matter when its to your benefit. do you realize just because you don't like a genre doesn't mean the game isn't good, and the funny thing I didn't even post a mmo let alone a shitload of fun game I could of posted like amnesia. better open world games? like what.

everything your saying is subjective. like I said your grasping for straws. saying games now have open world aspects. so what games have been doing this. see switching up what you said to you benefit. arm3 is open world would it look like that on max.

its funny how closed minded people on this site if someone proves you wrong you just stick you fingers in your ears the top 4 I posted is successful franchises and you say post metascore and sales. lol what.... where they do that at?

but I know the deal, these games sucks and not worth making..... Until they make it on consoles.. RIGHT???

post metascore and sale, only big budget, no mmo till destiny and divesion, open world in games is somehow new now, if others like a game and you don't means nobodys interested in that games...... Seriously???
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UltimateMaster  +   288d ago
The Wii U has a bare minimum 3rd party support.
Skip_Bayless  +   288d ago
"lol near max"

Developers from BF4 says the PS4 version is near max look it up. That's a good value for PS4 owners. And you act like like majority of PC gamers have "max" systems. How many PC gamers actually can play near max settings??

"and you say gtav only matter when its to your benefit. do you realize just because you don't like a genre doesn't mean the game isn't good, and the funny thing I didn't even post a mmo let alone a shitload of fun game I could of posted like amnesia. "

No.. I'm generally speaking that's why I said "post sales and metascore". It's not my opinion. It's the general consensus. HAHA you just contradicted yourself. You said "shitload of fun games".. that's your opinion(post sales and metascores).

"better open world games? like what."

Yes better than GTA5 last gen. Already confirmed: Division, Zombie Island game(forget the title), Elder Scrolls Online, Witcher, MGS5, Infamous etc. And more games to come that are better than GTA5 for the consoles.

"everything your saying is subjective. like I said your grasping for straws. saying games now have open world aspects. so what games have been doing this. see switching up what you said to you benefit. arm3 is open world would it look like that on max."

Educate me.. Don't know what arm3 and many gamers don't know what that is either. Could you and all your PC buddies play that on max?? Like I said you assume a majority of PC gamers have max systems.

"its funny how closed minded people on this site if someone proves you wrong you just stick you fingers in your ears the top 4 I posted is successful franchises and you say post metascore and sales. lol what.... where they do that at?"

So what is your criteria?? Just because you like the game.. Sales and Meta score is general consensus. And all you can do is use personal attacks.. Why don't you argue with facts. Ever thought your the close minded person..?

"but I know the deal, these games sucks and not worth making..... Until they make it on consoles.. RIGHT???

post metascore and sale, only big budget, no mmo till destiny and divesion, open world in games is somehow new now, if others like a game and you don't means nobodys interested in that games...... Seriously???"

Elder Scrolls online coming in Q1 if not delayed. And near max settings on consoles because that game doesn't look that good anyway.

And lastly I've not said one thing I liked. You're the one who spewing opinions left and right.. Did I ever I say I liked GTA5?? Nope. But I know that game broke sales records and scored like 9.5 on metascore. Not my opinion.. it's the gamers general consensus.
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BitbyDeath  +   288d ago
@Webeblazing,

None of those games you listed are well known or popular.

Let's look at N4G's records and keep in mind this is a gaming site for everyone.

Arma 3
Highest rated 60 degrees - 3 comments
http://n4g.com/channel/arma...

Roads of Rome 3
Highest rated 80 degrees - 0 comments
http://n4g.com/channel/road...

Company of Heroes 2
Highest rated 110 degrees - 11 comments
http://n4g.com/channel/comp...

Europa Universalis 4
Highest rated 60 degrees - 1 comment
http://n4g.com/channel/euro...

The Stanley Parable
Highest rated 100 degrees - 3 comments
http://n4g.com/channel/the-...

X Rebirth
Highest rated 100 degrees - 10 comments
http://n4g.com/channel/x-re...

Papers, Please
Highest rated 150 degrees - 26 comments
http://n4g.com/channel/pape...

Now lets look at GTAV and Last of Us

The Last of Us
Highest rated 1020 degrees - 116 comments
http://n4g.com/channel/the-...

GTAV
Highest rated 480 degrees - 168 comments
http://n4g.com/channel/gran...

Not only that but look down the lists and see most of those PC game sections have 0 comments.
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Dante81  +   288d ago
Man, decrypt certainly got under you guys' skin.
crxss  +   288d ago
@shinmaster

are you saying the Wii U has games? bahahaa
T900  +   288d ago
@bitbydeath

You do realize this is a console oriented site, namely Sony.

Those games listed have a very good community playing them on Steam.
webeblazing  +   288d ago
T900 its pointless I give up
Skip_Bayless  +   288d ago
You're giving up because you can't back-up your statements with facts. Consumers vote with their dollars. PS4 breaking sales records. Clearly it's a viable option for gaming.
decrypt  +   288d ago
@skip

No ones saying PS4, XB1 or Wii U arent viable gaming options.

However, all of them at the moment dont have much games to play. Specailly the PS4 and XB1 have terrible launch line ups, in fact most people are waiting on the next games they can play. Most of the release games are indie games, hardly much AAA games that can be called system sellers.
Skip_Bayless  +   288d ago
The amount of games fits my needs thus far. A 3 week old system with 2.5 million sold doesn't agree with you.
windblowsagain  +   288d ago
@decrypt.

Dude do you work for Nvidia.

Are they still sore.
TheDivine  +   288d ago
Nintendo has a boatload of first party games and few third party games.

Sony and MS have a few first party games and survive off third party games.

Neither approach is wrong. Nin has to survive off their games because they lost support three gens ago. The others have to survive off third parties because they dont enough first party games good enough to sell systems.

Third party support is prob more important because there's something for everyone from GTA, MGS, FF, Elder Scrolls, Bioware games, to BF, Bioshock, Dark Souls, and DMC. MS has a few great games like Halo, Alan Wake, Fable, and Quantum Break. Sony has a few great games like Uncharted, Demons Souls, Journey, Beyond, and TLoU. Nin on the other hand has two dozen really good franchises. They crush the other two on that tip but they're games are in different genres so not everyone will like them all. Sony and MS only really make mainstream dudebro games these days. The people who like them will like them all at the cost of variety. That's where third parties come in to pick up the slack. Nin is slack in the mainstream popular dudebro games the other two excel in.

The only solution is to own a Nin system and a Sony or MS system. Il buy all three because they all have exclusives worth owning.
mewhy32  +   288d ago
Nintendo needs games. Third party games usually dont make it to the wii u.
JsonHenry  +   288d ago
Here is PS3 emulator you asked about above- http://playstation3emulator... (they now have GTA5 running on it!)

And to the people complaining about 16bit executable we all know damn well you run a shell environment that mimics 16 bit or DOS then run the game from that environment.

And also to all of the above that are stating no PC games get any sort of recognition or hits on this site that is because N4G.com is a well known console hangout. The PC crowd tends to hang out in other places (such as reddit) and post comments where the other people posting actually know what they are talking about when it comes to PC gaming and PC hardware.
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bullymangLer  +   288d ago
dang, just look at all the butthurt.

you guys are all mad just because the much awaited ps4 launch exclusives BOMBED ? but the ps4 and x1 was supposed to be the best launch line up in the history of gaming, what happened ? ha haa shame. ):

FACT >> the wiiU is the best choice over the new microsoft and sony gaming machines this holiday season.

Reggie is correct, the ps4 and x1 need better higher quality games.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   289d ago | Well said
"Says “You Need Games”"

Id rather wait a while for some new IP's rather than have the same old tired characters from 20 years ago rehashed over and over and over.

Cranky Kong.....seriously?
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Triforce_Germaine  +   289d ago
Um no, people get Nintendo consoles for the Zeldas, Marios, etc. And they don't rehash them.
BUT that Cranky Kong announcement was retarted beyond belief. Nintendo has great games, but isn't really a smart company atm.
Neckbear  +   289d ago
And yet those old rehashed characters manage to have much more imaginative and fun games than most others. Super Mario 3D World anyone?

Not to mention they incite new IPs too, like Wonderful 101.
alti  +   289d ago
Triforce, it is by definition a rehash lol.
Neckbear, i agree, the rehashes tend to do more for gaming than the ps4 and Xbox one's precious cods, bfs, maddens, and nbas. But those consoles do have their own great games, and if we give them the year that Nintendo had, those words from Reggie wouldn't have been uttered.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   289d ago
@Triforce

" And they don't rehash them. "

Yeah, you keep telling yourself that.

@Neckbear

"And yet those old rehashed characters manage to have much more imaginative and fun games than most others. Super Mario 3D World anyone? "

And yet no one seems to want these games, Knack outsold Super Mario.........Nintendo is tired, its franchises are tired....it can't compete anymore. It just sits there in th background with its tired characters.
Nerdmaster  +   289d ago
@Lukas_Japonicus
Knack only sold more in UK, and by a small margin, and it was sold in bundles with PS4, and people didn't have much choice since there are almost no games for PS4 and they needed something (anything) to play.

Why do people keep saying it like it happened everywhere?
Flyingdog670  +   289d ago
That Kranky Kong Though!
HighResHero  +   289d ago
That was more uncomfortable to watch than Joel's awkward jokes. Cranky Kong....?
Which demographic is excited about that?

Reggie comes across as less annoying now with the short hair for some reason though.
Deadpoolio  +   289d ago
@Triforce_Germaine: The hell Nintendo doesn't rehash. New Super Mario U is the same as New Super Mario which was ported to EVERYTHING they make. Zelda has been the same damn game OVER AND OVER AND OVER Since Ocarina of time with the ONLY deviation being Majora's Mask, they change a couple of dungeons around add 1 new thing like flying or fishing yet the story is almost EXACTLY the same.....Pikmen didn't deviate from the last 2 games, much like DKCR which was pretty much an exact rehash of DKC minus King K.Rool
parentoftheyear  +   289d ago
He has Pretty games, needs new hardware.
whome  +   288d ago
i'll fully support nintendo when they have account system similiar to xbox or playstation, with their version of trophies/achievements.
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   289d ago
Saying he's in no position doesn't make him wrong.
DialgaMarine  +   289d ago
Right, because every console ever released, besides PS4 and Xbone, had a super robust library 3 weeks after launch. He has no room to talk AND he is dead wrong. Last I checked, the PS4 already has almost 40 games in it's library, with hundreds lined up for 2014 alone, not to mention the numerous exclusives that have yet to even be announced. Meanwhile, 2014 for Nintendo is another SSB (that one's actually not bad), another Mario Kart, probably another Mario, Bayo 2, DKC, and X (this one being the most interesting on the list). There might, MIGHT, be another Zelda, but then what? PS4 is going to keep pumping out new and ongoing exclusives, on top of the numerous third party titles that Nintendo fans can only dream of having at this point, considering that if the Wii-U even attempted to run BF4 like PS4, it'll probably go into meltdown mode.
Pogmathoin  +   289d ago
Did he say WiiU needs games? Knack outsold Mario Ffs...

I feel like theres a hidden camera somewhere...
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Mosiac77  +   289d ago
I can't believe he said " they need games". Wii U has been out for more than a year and still has no must buy games other than Super Mario World 3D.
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DarkBlood  +   289d ago
lets see knack outsell mario during the span of a few years which moves units at the same time, which is what nintendo does best rather then aiming for a shortburst goal that others seem to only be designed that way

at least till i see something proven otherwise that is the way it is.
Gamer-40  +   289d ago
"Knack outsold Mario Ffs..."

Hahaha...:D
Knack its is a crap
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Super Mario 3D World masterpiece. "Ps4beaver" Ok, ok, your objective gamer, objective....
JLT-Sandwitch  +   288d ago
@ gamer-39 I just finished knack this morning. Reminded me of mario. I mean that as a compliment
donman1  +   289d ago
Reggie and Nintendo should have never been on that show and worse yet they pick the wrong game to show for that kind of gaming crowd. I am not sure why Nintendo seems to be doing everything wrong this generation in bringing awareness to WiiU strength.

Plus his comment about its about games and not just pretty graphics was idiotic since the WiiU has one of the worse gaming support (3rd party) since the Gamecube era. Very very bad PR move last night by Reggie and Nintendo. It would be a no brainer to talk about and show a Zelda, Starfox, Metroid or X new gameplay. What did they should…. Donkey K…. speechless. Nintendo… know your damn audience and show them what they want will make them take notice. Last night was a fail to me in that regard.
InTheLab  +   289d ago
They should stick to the Nickelodeon awards. That's pretty much all they're catering to this year with their lineup of games.
oricon  +   289d ago
This is a flame bait article, he was asked about sales of WIIU, which he replied with you need games to drive the hardware, he gave them props for successful hardware.
andibandit  +   289d ago
Yeah I didnt actually read the article but I figured not even Reggie would be that dumb. I almost joined the bandwagon.
Nerdmaster  +   289d ago
This site and this title prove that gaming "journalism" can be even worse than real journalism.
ZainreFang  +   289d ago
The gaming media, folks. He didn't take any shots at Sony/Microsoft. He looks at them with great apathy. He doesn't care what they're doing, he just cares what Nintendo's doing.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   289d ago
Reggie should of brought the games at E3, Gamescom, TGS. Nintendo has been weak so far If not this year then when? Super Smash looks great but what about Zelda or Metroid? It seems Reg can't even confirm development on some of there top franchises.

"What people recognize is that having pretty hardware is one thing, but you need games, and right now we’ve got some of the top rated games on our system, and it’s games that you can’t play anywhere else, so yeah, we’re feeling very good about where we are."

But yet Sony and MS come next E3 will make Nintendo look even more irrelevant Reg? I hate to join the "Nintendo bash crowd" but Reg and the rest of the team needs to wake up.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   289d ago
Ok it seems to me Nintendo fans are like ghosts. You don't see them, but you know they are there.

Listen I wanna here what a Nintendo fans has to say about this. Instead of running around disagreeing tell me what the problem, or not so the problem is.

I'll listen I just wanna know why you guys defend this to the death in a ghostly fashion stealth disagreeing with out no logical or rational explanation as to why.

I'm all ears Nintendo fans, explain.
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paulcek  +   289d ago
As a Nintendo fan, here's what I have to say.

Reggie and Nintendo messed up. They had no games ready. But that doesn't make what they said wrong.

"You need games" is true. The fact is, Wii U needs games. It's first year was terrible, but it's getting a bit better -> Pikmin 3, Rayman legends, Wind Waker, Super Mario 3D World.

And what else is Reggie supposed to say anyways? He has to stay positive. I think it was better to say "we have some exclusives so we feel pretty good about where we are".

Personally, I feel that Nintendo's lineup (if there's no delays) is just as good as Sony's and Microsoft's. Of course, it's all based on gaming preference. And as a Nintendo fan, I obviously prefer the Nintendo exclusives.

And Reggie kinda slipped up when asked about Metroid. Listen closely to what he says when he is asked about Metroid in the future. Reggie says "Of C-Who's to say whether we'll see more in the future?" Maybe he wanted to avoid the hype of "of course" so he covered it up, or maybe there's no development and he just needed to watch his words more closely, but there's something there.

I don't think Nintendo will be irrelevant E3 2014. At least, not yet. With X, Smash bros, Mario Kart, and Zelda U coming/being announced, Nintendo will at least stay relevant 2014.

I say give it one more year to compete with Sony and MS. Then see where it goes. I mean, the Vita is still hanging on after 2 years, right? We'll see where it's headed next Holiday season.
buynit  +   288d ago
The problem is that you dont like their games a long with a lot of the n4g crowd and fail to realise that the gaming world is much bigger than n4g..

The other problem is that kids that started their gaming experience with a playstation cant reflect on how great it is to still play a mario zelda ect. That to this day still bring more to the table than most new ip's that you stand by today..
moparful99  +   288d ago
@paulcek

Ok confident or not about what they have why did he need to make that underhanded remark? He could have easily just been like

"Congrats Sony and Microsoft on your launches." and then segued that into "I feel confident in what we offer, with titles like blank, blank, and blank I feel that we will be competitive for gamers' time and dollars"

@buynit

I have been gaming now for 25 years, in fact my first 3 consoles were all Nintendo products. I never owned a Sega even though I played them regularly thanks to friends or family members owning them.

I walked away from Nintendo after falling for my first Playstation 15 years ago. For me and alot of people Nintendo didn't grow with their audience. They continued releasing Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Metroid, and Smash Bros. games.

Very rarely did they attempt to invest in new IP's or more mature content. I had hoped with the exclusive release of Resident Evil 4 on the GameCube that they had finally begun that process but didn't.

So thats where I sit today, never owned a GameCube, Wii, or WiiU.. I was very tempted to pick one up last year with ZombieU but held off and still there isn't much I want to play on it. I get my Mario fix by going back and playing Super Mario World on SNES or Mario64 on the N64..

Before you go proclaiming that anyone that doesn't want to play Mario on this site is someong to young to feel nostalgic about the glory days of Nintendo just know that isnt true. A lot of us have grown up and moved on.. I remember it all very well and would like to see a return to those days.
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onyoursistersback  +   289d ago
Reggie's comments like that, make's me like the fact that Nintendo is having bad sales.....
kwandar  +   289d ago
I thought his comment was quite accurate. Where is the software?

On the PS4 it is almost non-existent, so why anyone would buy now is beyond me.

All that said, yeah, I think PS4 (no, I don't believe Xbox1 - Japan won't buy) could dominate if they do get the software.
AndroidVageta  +   289d ago
You do know the new consoles haven't even been out a month right? Where's all the Wii U games at? It's been out a year, bro.

This is why his comment makes no sense. Complaining about the lack of games on a less than month old system yet his has been out for over a year and has barely anything to show for it except low sales, a couple Mario games, and a Zelda game that's 10+ years old. Totally awesome, huh?
paulcek  +   289d ago
@AndroidVageta

HEY THAT'S WHAT EVERYONE WAS SAYING ABOUT THE WII U. People were complaining about the Wii U's lack of games when it was a month old.

At the Wii U launch, everyone was like "IT HAS NO GAMES". and the Nintendo fans were like "it's only been out for a month"

(Then later, during the Wii U games drought, it actually got bad...So, yeah hopefully Sony and Microsoft avoid that)

And you're not giving the Wii U enough credit. The Mario game is really good. The Zelda game was more of a stepping stone, so I didn't expect that much. And sales is never an indicator of quality. There are some REALLY great games on the Wii U.

Just because you don't like the games on the system doesn't mean they are not there. Wonderful 101, Pikmin 3, Lego City Undercover, Rayman Legends, Wii Fit U, Monster Hunter Ulitmate
And some 3rd party games: the CODs, AC3 and 4, Batman...(Yeah they need more of these)

But the reason these 3 consoles DO end up getting compared (even though it is unreasonable) is because to a consumer, it doesn't really matter when the console came out.

If I'm shopping for a console at Xmas, I look at mainly 2 things: Price and Games. I don't look at the PS4 and say "i'll buy it right now, even though it has few games, but it's only been out for a month". I'd rather buy a PS3 and say "wow so many great games to play and it's cheap"
garos82  +   289d ago
reggie sounds cranky
Azuske  +   289d ago
Is he really tryna say a console needs games? Dude you're console is over a year in it's life cycle (maybe a little less. Can't remember release date) and it still doesn't have many games. Please allow the real next gen consoles to build while you sit back and wait for something to happen.
Chrischi1988  +   289d ago
Why is he in no position? He is president of Nintendo of America and just because it is not doing so good, right now, doesnt mean, he doesnt know the industry better than anyone of us.

It is true, you need games, without games, your gaming hardware is worth nothing.
Azuske  +   289d ago
Then explain why the Wii U still has barely any games? That's why he is in no position. Once his console hits number one again then he will be in the position to talk.

The fact that he is in the presidential position he is in should make him responsible for the Wii U's lack of games. He needs to step up and speak to developers AND IMPRESS THEM so they will bring more new IPs and old ones to the console. It has potential but now that it is behind in games and in power it's simply becoming a waste of money.
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paulcek  +   289d ago
@ Azuske

What Reggie says is true. Without games your gaming hardware is nothing. Nintendo messed up with the Wii U. What Reggie says also applies to Nintendo's own consoles.

Wii U does not have a lack of games anymore, err, it kinda depends on what kind of games you want. Virtual console is pretty bad, but there are titles like Earthbound there. It IS backwards compatible so you can play all the wii's games. But if you're talking specifically Wii U, there are currently 216 retail/downloadable games on the Wii U. Here are a few:

SM3DW. Pikmin 3. NSMBU, LOZ:WW. Lego City, AC3, AC4, Call of Duty Black Ops 2, Ghosts, Rayman Legends, MHU, Batman Arkham City, Just Dance 2014, Nintendo Land, Scribblenauts, Skylanders, Disney Infinity, Wii Fit U.

Sure, just like the PS4 and Xbox One, it had a meh launch. Hopefully the PS4 and X1 will NOT follow the Wii U's footsteps into having that huge game drought. Sony and Microsoft should have a good game lineup for the next few months.(Please no delays like Nintendo)

Also, I'm HAPPY that Reggie did not show anything Metroid or Zelda at VGX. I mean Zelda and Metroid deserve much better. Like E3 or something. I would rather Nintendo stay away from things like VGX, it's not really their target audience.
Azuske  +   289d ago
@Paulcek I do agree with you for the most part but the only thing I disagree with is that it no longer is lacking games. It's still lacking games. It's a game console. This means that it's supposed to have a variety of games of all genres. When I can go to RPGS or shooters on gamestops website and see less than 10 games after a year... your lacking games
dmitrijs88  +   289d ago
I just love Reggie, every time I see his picture or read his statements, makes me laugh from very heart.
kwandar  +   289d ago
Wii U has started to get a steady stream of games, AND it plays all of the Wii library.

PS4 and Xbox1 DO lack games - there is no denying it.

A year from now I'll possibly pick one of those two up, if Steambox isn't already out.
C-H-E-F  +   289d ago
Launch titles bro, ps4/xbox one hasn't been out a month and has more quality titles than wii-u in the first 6. (more so the ps4).
MrSwankSinatra  +   289d ago
yes because a system that has been out three weeks is supposed to have a library like the PS2. get the hell outta here moron. the wii u just is barely starting to get games and you nintendrones think the wii u is like the most superb gaming machine on the market.
Chrischi1988  +   288d ago
But all of you acted the Wii U is a failure, because it didnt have the games from the very start, now it is legit, I thought the PS4 would do better in that department, but as we see, it doesnt.

Ah any by the way, right after launch there were over 3 million Wii U sold, not that many afterwards, but now it is gaining momentum. How many PS4 were sold during launch? I mean, not having enough consoles, isnt legit here, because Nintendo had enough for more than 3 million sales, it is Sonys own fault, if they did not have enough.

Being out a year means nothing. Wii U competes with the new consoles, so the console with the better games, will get the beteer sales, when all of them are released. The true battle between the consoles is just about to start. People acted like it is good for Nintendo to compete against PS3 and Xbox360, but that is pretty dumb to say, cuz competeing against them with their install bases is almost impossible, but now with the other consoles out, it finally has someone to compete on, who also just startet and doesnt have a massive install base and that is where they can actually compete. It is easy, to own a Xbox360, like other 70million people and then look down a just released console and act like "No games, small install base", but all these mentioned problems, are problems of PS4 and Xbox One as well, but now Nintendo fans should shut up because of that, but before we had to listen to all of your hate toward nintendo, just because of these exact reasons.
PaperClichePixel  +   289d ago
Actually he's spot on, but when the flood starts, no foothold or Spartan shall be safe.

I plan on getting them all, just because.
C-H-E-F  +   289d ago
Wait what?? "You need games" uhm your console has been out for over a Year and you can't even get LAST GEN games on it... STEP YOUR LIBRARY UP... Vita has more games than the Wii-U. (not bashing the vita I own one and love it along with my ps4). Reggie just hating cause he can't hit control, alt, del and re-create that pitiful excuse of a next gen console. SMH.
linkenski  +   289d ago
The worst thing is he completely underestimates the average gamer when he keeps pulling punches towards MS and Sony like that, which he's been doing for years now.

His philosophy is completely contradictory. "You need games, hardware is mostly irrelevant"... well, DUH Nintendo, where the hell ARE your quality gaming products for Wii U then? We don't even have them on the horizon yet. A small bunch yes, but we don't have that thing that makes the system a must! Where is it?!
Shellcase  +   289d ago
You can say that again.....
manaxknight1  +   289d ago
nintendo is a seasoned company so nintendo has all the room to talk!in the 80's, nintendo beat atari. when psx and saturn came out, nintendo still dominated with the snes...
2muchw1nn1ng  +   288d ago
You're talking about events that occurred 20 years ago.. and no, the PSX/1 dominated Nintendo.
DeathOfTheFanBoy  +   289d ago
To be fair, I have an Xbox one, I plan to pick up PS4 at some point in the future but lately I have been pondering upon getting getting a wiiu first and the PS4 later on. Nintendo regardless of taste make fantastic software, anyone who disagrees with that shouldn't really call themselves gamers... Nintendo's influence on the gaming industry is colossul, if you cant get behind that statement you need a history lesson...

But why would I want a wiiu before getting a PS4????
PS4 HAS NO GAMES!!!!

NONE.

X1 AND WIIU DO.
yeahokchief  +   289d ago
He is in a position to talk though.

All of Nintendos games have been getting 90+ on Metacritic the past few months and they have an awesome lineup for 2014 with DKC, Smashbros, MarioKart etc

And it's "you're" not "your". You will learn that when you finish gradeschool.
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Nathaniel_Drake  +   289d ago
Yeah they were in the same situation when they released their. Let's see if that will hold this time next year, which it won't.
scorpian007  +   289d ago
So true. And PS4 has nearly overtaken lifetime WiiU sales in a few weeks!
Azzanation  +   288d ago
@scorpian007

What does system sales have anything to do with quality games?
ziggurcat  +   288d ago
"Your in no position to talk about the PS4 Or Xbox ONE Reggie..."

Or to talk about games...
XGamer  +   288d ago
Reggie is a lost cause.
Wii U desperate times calls for desperate measures.
He's not competing on much of any level.

To be honest nintendo should not try to compete w/Xbox One & PS4 multiplatforms and just develope new fun ip's and keep it simple.
Their far behind so just embrace your strengths. Even X360/PS3 games isnt their target audience.
Shnazzyone  +   288d ago
He's just gloating because Nintendo's head start and low price puts them in a good position. Number 2 in black friday sales and 4 million consoles worldwide. It's good for Nintendo. Just hope they use their very temporary lead wisely.
Xof  +   288d ago
Nice argumentum ad hominem.

His statement is appropriate, accurate, and impossible to argue with. The fact that it applies just as much to the WiiU as the PS4 and XBox3 is irrelevant.

I know this kind of BS is to be expected with the console war heating up, and so many idiots running around masturbating to their favorite anti-consumerist corporation, but with all the ejaculation going on I'm getting real tired of having to wipe the metaphoric sperm from my screen.
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showtimefolks  +   288d ago
Reggie you do need games so where are they? wiiu sales will be beaten by MS and sony in matter of months not years

keep that memory of wii catching fire because home consoles wise nintendo is dead last, keep making handheld games and consoles. Let the big boys deal with home consoles
_QQ_  +   288d ago
You got a well said bubble for not reading the article and falling for the obvious flamebait misleading title.
edgeofsins  +   288d ago
He was asked about them. He didn't bring it up. This article makes it sound negative but it isn't. When he says "you need games" he isn't saying the other consoles don't have games. He is saying that the dedicated fans will get what they want depending on their tastes and that Nintendo specifically has big games coming in 2013.
MethCupcakes  +   288d ago
You're
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   288d ago
True definition of a hater...mad and shit..lol!
Skizelli  +   288d ago
Must be a slow news day for the fanboys.
Seraphim  +   288d ago
Funny, that's what we've been saying about Nintendo for the past Decade+. Come on Reggie, get with the program. This isn't the 80s or 90s.
Azzanation  +   288d ago
Look at the games on the market before questioning someone. Nintendo has by far the best reviewed games in stores right now.
THEMIGHTYDOOVDE  +   288d ago
Looking at the phenomenal success of the 3DS and it's games, and the (now) decent amount of Wii U exclusives available, I'd say Reggie is in a very good position to talk.

But hey, N4G is know for it's rampant fanboyism. Playing down a rivals success (not matter how small) and replacing is with BS and ignorant lies seems to be this sites main source of click bait.
deno  +   288d ago
Actually he does. The Wii U has better games out right now. Playstation 4 has killzone which is amazing and knack which is a generic platformer. Xbox has some good games.
geddesmond  +   288d ago
Lol I find this funny because I never once bought a consol for the games that are available at launch. I buy a consol for the games I know we'll see in the future and the future is telling me. Uncharted, FF15, MGS, Mass Effect, GTA and all the other bonus new IPs and old ips that surface through out a consol lifespan.
3-4-5  +   288d ago
* Mario Kart 8, Legend of Zelda & Super Smash Brothers along with another 4-5 games will sell better than most games on XB1 or PS4.

Nintendo is Nintendo......they will be fine.

There is more than enough room for 3 Main consoles to be in competition with each other and still be successful.

You guys complain that Nintendo "gives more of the same", but compared to what is on PS4 or XB1, what is on the Wii U IS different.

That being said, Nintendo is slightly out of touch with what people want. They are probably my favorite gaming company but I've still yet to buy a Wii U, although that Best buy NSMBU bundle is looking pretty appealing as of right now.
-Foxtrot  +   289d ago
They have games and they've just came out

Your a year in...OVER A YEAR and the best games you've done has been Pikman 3 and Super Mario 3D World.

Not to mention a lot of your main titles are still missing and hardly talked about. Mario Kart, Smash Bros and Zelda U

Oh and the way you talked about Metroid, it's not even in development yet is it despite people asking for it for years. Why get Retro to do that when you have a market for Metroid, people are asking to give you their money

So please don't talk about games when you guys don't seem to be bringing them out yourself. Once we get a year in with the PS4/Xbox One then we'll see how they are doing in the games departments compared to you guys. Hell you guys are missing last gen games like Bioshock Infinite, GTAV and Tomb Raider
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   289d ago
@Fox Its your tone the way you sound. You sound like an A hole or a jerk when you post stuff. Not just here but any article that you post.
-Foxtrot  +   289d ago
...Really?

Are you don't AngelicIceDiamond

Pot calling the kettle black

Not to mention your infamous "I'm always right" attitude.

I mean how can I sound like something when you don't hear me. That doesn't even make sense, even if that was the case as long as I'm not calling you or anyone else then I don't see what the problem is.
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ColeMacGrath  +   289d ago
@Fox
"Not to mention your infamous "I'm always right" attitude."

Infamous is my favorite franchise of all time as well.
kwandar  +   289d ago
Metacritic:

Zelda WW HD - 90
Mario 3D - 94
Pikmin 3 - 87
Deus Ex DC - 88
AC4 - 85?
Super Mario U - 84

The point is that the scores are high - very little "crap ware", and if Nintendo and 3rd parties keep up this pace, the Wii U looks like the best console out there.

Then there is all of the Wii catalogue too, as Wii U is backwards compatible.

Yes - I'll trade the extra graphics resolution for the ability to use the gamepad in games like Deus Ex and AC4.
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XenoUltra  +   289d ago
LOL at the disagrees. People just need to accept it.
linkenski  +   289d ago
Count AC4 out. People are already playing that in the millions on PS3 and Xbox 360 and their next gen counterparts to be quite frank.

There's a striking difference between getting solid games and groundbreaking games. Now I'm not gonna imply the next-gen hardwares (technically) have lineups of innovative upon innovative games, because there are many TPS or Uncharted or Borderlands-y rehashes but the best thing the Wii U has got is SM3DW and nothing currently on the horizon to top that. Problem is, that 3D World is an excellent game, but it's nothing extraordinary to be quite frank.

It feels like handheld mario on consoles with Co Op. We need something that rocks our socks off like Super Mario Galaxy or even Wii Sports. It isn't there.
Lyr1c  +   289d ago
All are wonderful games, but Deus Ex, AC4, and Windwaker simply don't count.
showtimefolks  +   288d ago
kwandar

lol AC4 better on ps4,xbox one and pc
dues ex is $10 of less on ps3/xbox360

so no 3rd parties won't support wiiu because all nintendo fangirls buy are exclusives and pass on excellent 3rd party games

people buy nintendo home consoles to play 1st party exclusives
Chrischi1988  +   289d ago
One year head start means nothing, I dont understand, that you guys actually act like it means anything. A head start is actually a bad thing, cuz you will only get third party games, which the old hardware with huge installbases gets, too, that means, noone, who owns old gen, will buy a Wii U for it. But guess what, games like Project Cars, which only come to current gen, will make the difference, because if you want to play that game, you gotta get a PS4, Xbox One or Wii U and all of them dont have the install base as of now, that is actually competing. No game, which comes to old and current gen, will be a current gen system seller, it is as easy as that. So this year, Nintendo could only rely on exclusives, because third party was on old gen, too. That will change soon and that will also change the system sales, you will see. I get PS4 has great hardware, I like it too, but hardware was never the winning factor for a gen and history is gonna repeat itself.
manaxknight1  +   289d ago
dont need a console for those games..a pc can do that.
Lyr1c  +   289d ago
You must have stuck a certain chord.

You're getting an excessive amount of hatred for stating things that are factual.

People need to cut their emotional ties to these companies and start criticizing them as much as you do. If we don't, then nothing will change.
-Foxtrot  +   289d ago
Thank You...thats my point

Nintendo is the worst for this because gamers nostalgia for them is at an all time high...and you can't be surprised since Nintendo with the NES are the people who pushed the industry forward in a brave, new, bold direction. They are the ones who set things in motion.

HOWEVER the problem is people are thinking of them as the company from back then instead of focsuing on the company we have now.

They are in trouble, they got lucky with the Wii but they went into this gen thinking that luck would carry over with them and it didn't. Now you have Iwata running the company like he dosen't know what he's doing.

The more people keep this up the more Nintendo are going to to be more left behind and when the day comes where they get a wake up call it will be too late for them to catch up because they would have fallen too far behind.

I'm not wanting them to match the PS4/Xbox One but at least be on a steady pace with them in not only games or specs but in these new social features. The main one being online...Nintendo's at the minute is laughable but again if we complain together then they'll be forced to change things around and get their act together.

See...it's more like tough love....not hate

" If we don't, then nothing will change. "

Look at the whole DRM thing with MS...it's a prime example of how a community can change something.
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PaperClichePixel  +   289d ago
@Fox

The pre-orders told and forced MS to change, not DRM.
deno  +   288d ago
They have Zombi U, Sonic lost world, super mario bros 2, super mario 3d world, pikmin 3, The wonderful 101. That's a lot of good games. I hate when people don't check the facts.
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Majin-vegeta  +   289d ago
I'm sorry when was the last time you released a good game that hasn't been rehashed over a million times??

Everyone knows out of the big 3 Sony wins when it comes to the games.

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DarkBlood  +   289d ago
im not sure how fair that rehash arguement is when we have

god of war 1,2,3,prequal and 2 psp games that got ported to ps3

Uncharted 1,2,3,4, vita

killzone 1, 2, 3, shadowfall, vita

resistence 1,2,3, psp title and vita title

little big planet, 1,2, vita title, psp title

and for xbox 360

halo 1,2,3,4, halo 3 odst

gears of war 1,2,3 and prequal game

if we are going by the definition both companies are equally to blame for this yet we ask for more which i dont have a problem with espeically in regards to uncharted 4 etc

lets not forget certain third parties are a victim of rehashing more then nintendo
-Foxtrot  +   289d ago
Why are you counting hand held titles....if we counted Nintendos hand held titles then there would be triple the amount of how many times they rehash.

The point is you get new games out of Sony and Microsoft...you hardly get them with Nintendo

This gen we already have

The Order, DriveClub, Knack from Sony

Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive, Ryse from Microsoft.

At least they do bring out new games.

EDIT: I see the blind Nintendo fans are in full force in this article....getting trigger happy on that disagree button eh
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Th4Freak  +   289d ago
Comparing games with 3-4 sequels to Nintendo games with 40+ rehashes makes sense...
mpnothanks  +   289d ago
@Foxtrot Oh wow! A new racing game?! Aww sweet! Now...does this one also have the cars that go vroom vroom?
PSNrandom15  +   289d ago
Nope it is not the same. All of those games are new IPs that came from the ps2 era GoW 1 and 2 and killzone 1. Mario and zelda have been done to death since NES. Sony creates new IPs every single generation they don't rely on the same two franchises every single generation.
DarkBlood  +   289d ago
might as well count them now that we have the vitaTV, can be considered a console at this point.

fair enough but which company branchs thier ip into many different genres just as much as nintendo?

alas im not here to take a shot at any of them deliberately because it is what it is with the companies

people are saying they want nintendo to have a stronger hardware presumably because of third party games so they wont get one because of that well obviously it seems like the purpose of getting a nintendo console seems to be lost from how i understand it.

you know i originally bought a ps3 for resident evil and final fantasy turn base rpg games, look how that turned out.

while i own both wiiu and ps4 as well, i at least personally know why i got them in the first place third party games aside
TheFallenAngel  +   289d ago
At least Sony and ms come with new IPs every new gen.
thehitman  +   289d ago
Lol rehashing more than Nintendo? You must be delusional.

Nintendo has Mario Party 1-10
Other more mario titles than I can count with my hands and feet combined.

14 Different Zelda games

Like 30 Pokemon games

A million spinoffs of each franchise so dont even start with rehash.
MrSwankSinatra  +   289d ago
Heavy Rain, Infamous, Uncharted, Resistance, LittleBigPlanet, The Last Of Us, Beyond Two Souls, Demon's Souls, Heavenly Sowrd, MAG, Modnation Racers, MotorStorm, Puppeteer, etc. we're all new IP's during last gen and what the hell is nintendo still doing the same crap? nintendo has been rehashing the same franchises for 30 years.
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Underworld  +   288d ago
And 3 of the 5 PS3 franchises you listed were new IPs created for PS3. The other two started with PS2. And what about all the other new games Sony put out for the PS3? Sony are always bringing us new things.
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ape007  +   289d ago
MAGIN....you are oh so wrong man because

1- nintendo games have timeless appeal to them, they stood the test of time more than almost any other, mario/other nintendo games feels more fresh than CoD, LBP, uncharted, BF etc.. which started getting popular in mid-late 2000's while mario/nintendo games started in the 80s and are still amaze critics

2- they innovate and add features and push the envelope in terms of "CORE GAME QUALITY" not just FLASH

3- nintendo games are all about core gameplay, masterful level design, replay value/longevity and excellent polish, not like these new "movie games" we see that have hollow shallow SP modes and are chore to beat

4- your lovely company sony (as great as they are) always steal ideas from Nintendo ,always,even yoshida himself said nintendo is very important for them

so please even if the wiiu as a system has some obvious problems(lack of 3rd party,marketing)), u can't help but respect the company and wish better luck for them because nintendo is pure gaming. period
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Underworld  +   288d ago
Tired of Nintendo fans acting like Nintendo games are fresher and innovative. Please. I used to play Mario when I was a kid but they don't interest me anymore. I've watched so many gameplay videos of them to try and get excited about them and to help convince me to give a Nintendo console another go, but they're just the same boring thing to me.

I haven't bought a Nintendo console for a long time and I'm not going to just to play the same old franchises again and again.

At least Sony bring us new great IPs all the time.
ricochetmg  +   289d ago
You guys dont get it the first year for most consoles is usually the worst for software. They have heavy hitters for next year and beyond ready for wii U. I advise you to get one.
-Foxtrot  +   289d ago
Difference is the PS4/Xbox One will have third party support to fill the void...Nintendo do not

So while someone waits for The Order: 1886 or Quantum Break they can be playing on a third party game.
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   289d ago
That's not true; indie support will more than fill the void left behind by the few third parties that are likely too lazy to properly optimize their games on the system anyways.

On top of that, a few of the games out right now have enough replay value that they'll STILL be being played while people on other systems are still waiting for those filler titles to fill the further wait for BIG titles.
WeAreLegion  +   289d ago
They do have heavy hitters, but they're not frequent enough and they aren't big enough.
s45gr32  +   289d ago
The PS3 first year wasn't that bad it at least got 90 percent of all multiplat titles. The xbox 360 first year was pretty damn good with exclusive titles coming out not to mention it released Gears of War during the launch of the wii and PS3.
cleft5  +   289d ago
I love my ps3, but the first year 90% of those multiplatform games you are talking about where second string compared to the 360 despite the ps3 being superior hardware. Considering the PS3 originally went for 500 to 600 dollars this is particularly unacceptable back then. The first year for a console launch tends to be dry regardless of systems. But if you look at what is coming out for the WiiU, PS4, and Xbox One after the first year their is a lot of amazing games.

I am really looking forward to playing more games on my PS4 when they come out, but right now there isn't a lot of stuff. With that said, I knew that before I brought the console and have no regrets.
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cleft5  +   289d ago
I plan on getting a WiiU when X comes out, hopefully by then Bayonetta 2 and Fire Emblem x Shin Megami will be out too.
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MidnytRain  +   289d ago
"the first year for most consoles is usually the worst for software"

Exactly why people are saps for buying in so early.
PaperClichePixel  +   289d ago
It actually helps a lot.

1.Shows developers that there is a highly demanding strong audience.

2.Gives companies a chance to drop prices to further push hardware, and funding resources.

3.Makes console last longer.
MidnytRain  +   288d ago
PaperClichePixel

That sounds silly. I'm not dropping hundreds of dollars and THEN hoping for support in the future. I want a well-supported machine WHEN I buy it.
Zodiac  +   289d ago
LOL, this comment section should be a blast.

Calling in all defense force members. Over.
Dark11  +   289d ago
He says you need games .. yet almost every 3rd party game are releasing on X1/PS4 and not on the Wii U.

LOL.
EXVirtual  +   289d ago
This coming from the man that went all the way to the event and stood up at the VGAs (this time the VGX) for the first time ever to show Cranky Kong.
For almost a year, the Wii U has been on a game drought.
I'm not saying the PS4 and XBO have had the best launch lineup ever. Hell no. But it was better than the Wii Us.
By late 2014, the PS4 and XBO will have a WEALTH of 3rd and 1st party support. They will have a multitude of games. Many of which the Wii U won't be getting.
I'm getting a Wii U when X or Zelda comes out, but Reggie should be the last one comparing the game lineups after what happened at the VGX.
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Wizziokid  +   289d ago
"you need games"

I'm sorry but Nintendo are in now shape to talk about lack of games in regard to the Wii U.
CaptainYesterday  +   289d ago
Just show me more X and I will be happy.
http://25.media.tumblr.com/...
cleft5  +   289d ago
X will be why I buy the WiiU. Bayonetta 2, Fire Emblem x Shin Megami, Wonderful 101, the Mario games, Donkey Kong, Zelda Windwaker, new Zelda, all the good jrpg games for the Wii that I never played, etc is just icing on the cake for me.
MasterCornholio  +   289d ago
So I'm not playing games on my PS4?

What the heck am I using it for then?
Majin-vegeta  +   289d ago
Pron hub??xD
MasterCornholio  +   289d ago
Does it work?
Abriael  +   289d ago
That's the proper use of a gaming console right there :D

All in one entertainment :D
Zodiac  +   289d ago
Shhh! You can't say that here. What, are you trying to lose bubbles for bad language and personal attacks?
cleft5  +   289d ago
I play a lot of Resogun and AC4 right now on my PS4. I have Killzone and eventually BF4 coming for it. That will hold me for a while and when I get bored with it I play games on my PS3 that is right next to the PS4.
ramiuk1  +   289d ago
there is games.
i held of last gen with certain titles knowing i was going ps4.
so now i have bf4,black flag,killzone,fifa 14 which im enjoying so so much.
you know the games that wont be on your system because they think its so crap they wont support it)

so screw you reggie with ya wii-poo U.
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Clarence  +   289d ago
At least M$ and Sony are creating new ips.

How many Mario, donkey kongs Wii sports can you make?
It's obvious that people are getting tired of these games, because the Wii u is not selling.

I have to admit quantum break looks really good.
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wonderfulmonkeyman  +   289d ago
And how many people are waiting for new entries in third party franchises they've played before on those systems?
HMMMM?
Playing the "new IP's" card doesn't work here when both systems are still going to be relying on long-running series from both first and third parties too, for their long-term health.
s45gr32  +   289d ago
But at least Sony and surprisingly enough Microsoft are willing to bring new ips. All Nintendo brings nowadays is Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Pokemon, and now Donkey Kong. Remember the wonderful 101 is a exclusive third party game from platinum games not Nintendo. Ubisoft is Nintendo strongest third party supporter.
Clarence  +   289d ago
Nintendo can't even get 3rd party support.
The Wii u released batman ultra, and bayonetta ultra. Games that were previously on ps3 and 360.

The Wii u is not worth the money. No one I mean no one wants to play cod or bf on the Wii u. Developers will not waste their time or resources making games that won't sell on the Wii u. 1st party is all Nintendo has, so maybe it's time to develop a new ip along with milking their old franchises.
DarkBlood  +   289d ago
theres no bayonetta ultra theres a sequal bayonetta 2 coming out next year, nice try though good sir.
from the beach  +   289d ago
Fair play to him, Sony and Microsoft have congratulated eachother's next-gen launches but I don't think they've said anything nice about Wii U.
jcnba28  +   289d ago
Reggie didn't even say anything negative about the competition and the haters are still mad lol
ZainreFang  +   289d ago
I know right? Sony/Microsoft fanboys can be quite insane. I watched the actual video and by my comprehension he was referring to consumers with the word "you" more so than Sony and Microsoft. Nintendo is not crazy about the other companies. The press is always turning people against Nintendo because they won't bribe everyone.
DanielGearSolid  +   289d ago
One thing I will give Nintendo is their resilience, or stubbornness... Which ever fits. In a world where, its all about photo realism and first person shooters they're sticking to their guns (no pun intended). Keep up the innovation
xlSAVAGElx  +   289d ago
I would like to Add that at least Nintendo doesn't release half assed broken games like COD & BF.
mpnothanks  +   289d ago
Sure, it may be a little unfair to imply that Sony and MS don't have games, considering how many Nintendo had at their launch, but there are a decent number of great games out on Wii U now. Joel McHale was trying to push everyone's buttons, how do you answer questions like that?
dcortz2027  +   289d ago
LOL funny coming from Nintendo.. They need better hardware AND games which is even worse!! The games are coming, the systems have only been out for less than a month, while the Wii U is in the same position one year after it's release.
lonewolfjedi  +   289d ago
that moment when you realize your hardware isn't pretty and doesn't have many games
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   289d ago
http://adala-news.fr/wp-con...

I don't care how much photo-realism or extra pixels it lacks; if you think THAT is ugly, even by comparison, you need to take off your hater goggles.
lonewolfjedi  +   289d ago
cool screenshot but Im uninformed about this game
Back-to-Back  +   289d ago
Look at those ultra low res ground textures. Would look good for a launch ps2 game.
assdan  +   289d ago
Yep, ok Reggie. I think I'll pick Killzone SF, inFamous, destiny, and the order over 3d mario.
Dlacy13g  +   289d ago
Yes, Reggie more than anyone would know what happens to new hardware that has no games. WiiU is the poster child of how not to handle your first year after launch.
josephayal  +   289d ago
WII U and Xbox One/PS4 are two very different products, The WiiU isn't a cinematic interaction console
m2stech  +   289d ago
Eating mushrooms and breaking pots can only be fun for so long, it's themselves who need games.
theizzzeee  +   289d ago
Those comments are pretty mild. Did you expect Reggie to say Nintendo doesn't have good games working for them???
ScepticTankAvenger  +   289d ago
Need games? It's been like month. The Wii U has been out for a year and has no "must have" titles. I don't see myself purchasing a Wii U at all. I can however see myself buying an Xbox One when it gets redesigned and cheaper within the next 3 years.
_QQ_  +   289d ago
Such a misleading title and the Nintendo haters just eat it up...
mpnothanks  +   289d ago
Yeah. It didn't sound douchey at all when I was watching the VGX last night (cringe). I feel like people are seeing the headline and getting an image of Reggie saying, "Sony, MS...YOU need games". But it was a general statement.
dennett316  +   289d ago
I love Nintendo but man, Reggie, what a dumb thing to say when your company had to publicly apologise for the lack of WiiU games being produced.
There are now some fine games available on the WiiU, but it's been out for a year now, and the number of truly damn good games is still disturbingly small. Plenty of hamstrung 3rd party titles and old games re-released like Deus Ex though.

In saying all that, my copy of Super Mario 3D World is making it's way to me soon and I look forward to finally having something I want to play on my WiiU....it's taken a long time.
At the end of the day, reggie is right even though he pissed me off at VGX
Remember when he said 'meh' to the PS4 and Xbox One launch titles
you people said exactly the same
Gamesgbkiller  +   289d ago
Ironic.
AKR  +   289d ago
The thing is; I love it how people are simply going by the article title and not reading further in.

When Reggie said: "You need games" - he said, "You need games to continue selling your hardware". He wasn't implying that PS4/X1 don't have any games. He was stating that they (any console) needs a steady stream of quality titles.

He didn't say anything negative about either system, and people are still tripping-out.

Classic N4G.
Dlacy13g  +   289d ago
No I get he is not trying to be negative towards the other consoles and merely talking about having a steady stream of games coming to New Hardware. it's just very ironic to hear him talking about that given the support issues the WiiU has had.
just-joe  +   288d ago
Seeing as no one actually saw the video, it must have been easy for article to twist words.
curtis92  +   289d ago
Definition of Irony
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