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Submitted by Abriael 181d ago | news

Sony Blamed for Nintendo’s Inability To Secure Third Party Games

The Japanese investment and market analysis firm ACE Securities released a report on Nintendo’s recent substantial reduction of the earning forecasts for the current fiscal year.

Interestingly enough, Sony is pinpointed as the cause for Nintendo's inability to secure third party software. (Nintendo, PS4, Sony Computer Entertainment, Wii U)

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Mikelarry  +   181d ago | Well said
Right!!!!! it has noting to do with Nintendo's approach to third party developers or Nintendo stuck in the past frame of mind instead of growing with the times...... NEXT

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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abzdine  +   181d ago
but who stopped them from investing as well?
i thought 3DS, DS and Wii was jackpot for them and they had more cash than PS Jap division did?
Nintendo's marketing was outstanding and so agressive with Wii, i dont understand what suddenly happened, i just dont!

But good to know Sony doing marketing efforts, looking forward to some new jap reveals on PS4
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cleft5  +   181d ago
To be fair, if you read the article it isn't the people actively running Nintendo blaming Sony for it's failures. It's the corporate department, that is clearly out of touch with reality, saying that Iwata needs to respond to their claim.

Nintendo's problems aren't Sony's fault anymore than any success they achieve being attributed to Sony.
uptownsoul  +   181d ago
First of all, please don't use that short hand for Japanese. But to your ultimate point, I somewhat agree, it's nintendo who i believe rested on the success of the Wii that made them think they could just coast on the brand name of the Wii (hence calling it Wii U) to market itself. They took far too long to realize that they needed to step their marketing and advertising game up.
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shoddy  +   181d ago | Funny
I blame MS
UltraNova  +   181d ago
Yeah...
Hatsune-Miku  +   181d ago | Funny
When it comes to Nintendo and their failures, blame consumers and other gaming companies like sony. Im surprised they aren't blaming rumpelstilskin

They blame sony for actually doing a competent job of acquiring quality titles for their PlayStation
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UnHoly_One  +   181d ago
I don't get their reasoning on this at all either, I don't see how anything Sony has done would affect the viability of the Wii U.

But... If they had named MS instead of Sony... Wow I can only imagine what these comments would look like. lol
ABizzel1  +   181d ago
@Miku

LMAO @ rumpelstilskin XD
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link2Dpast  +   181d ago
yea their marketing approach with the Wii was top notch. Then with the WiiU they have these obscure commercials that give no lime light to what is the WiiU, then on top of that release a revamped Wii MINI WTF, advertisement is literally non-existent and i live in nyc i see nothing Nintendo anywhere, not even on the buses. Other than near their home store. i just think The WiiU was such a surprise i think even for Nintendo, its as if they were expecting for it to just sell on its own just cause of the wii name now their dumbfounded on how to approach their own product.

I say test the waters, if mario kart or smash dont give you the numbers you want sales wise, then thats the nail in the coffin and just move on. Mario 3D world did good but not to what it can and i believe that's a first sign of worse to come. So test waters on your other top system sellers especially mario kart and smash bro, whenever that is coming out, but if the present proves anything, it a good indication if mario aint selling then this pipe is clogged just move on.
nukeitall  +   181d ago
I think this is a positive thing for Nintendo. Remember how Microsoft upped the game, and forced Sony's hand to improve their relationship with 3rd party?

Remember when MS was the one sending out engineers, whereas Sony was the one ignoring 3rd parties?

Look at Sony now!

Point being, Nintendo will do the same and Nintendo is a company that has proven to be very adaptable in the past so drop the price on a Wii U while the Windwaker LE edition is still available, and I will jump on it!

That said, I think investment into third party is not something Nintendo is "used" to, and will take some corporate company culture change. That is the most difficult thing to do for any company. Humans are creatures of habit!
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princejb134  +   180d ago
I think it was the wii that gave the wii u a bad taste
During that time I was working for gamestop and the wii was selling like hot cakes
Mainly because of the gimmick of wii sports and wii fit and the wii controller
But many of those people that bought the wii including myself found the game library kinda empty or disappointing. The only good games were the first party (Mario,Zelda,metroid, etc.)
PeaSFor  +   180d ago
Blame me, im Canadian.
windblowsagain  +   180d ago
What happened was they brought out the Wii u, which hasn't got the gimmick controls that mums,dads,children enjoy. Casual gaming.

The casual console can happen again, just needs to be more powerful then PS4, and have tons of 3rd and 1st party.
Robotronfiend  +   180d ago
"Jap" is not the preferred nomenclature dude.
thedon8982z  +   180d ago
It's not too-late yet (hear me out I am a hardcore PlayStation man, with deep Nintendo roots at-least up to N64..LOL.

1)Invest,Invest,Invest...One the biggest problems about Nintendo is there refusal to invest in RD.They need to hire some good tech firms to get together with their internal tech teams and create a kick ass HD engine to exploit WII U's GPU. They also need to invest in expanding their first party teams so they can create some New IP's. Finally they need to invest in creating A pro controller 2.0,miniaturizing the tablet screen and combining that with the pro controller.After that take a loss and bundle that sh@t with a black Wii U.

2) Stop creating the same dame games over and over...Its real pathetic when you cant tell a real difference between Mario Wii AND Mario WiiU
I am 31 years old and the biggest disappointment for me is not seeing the classic game's I grew up on, not get a real Next-gen remake! Mario should get a direct sequel to Mario 64(only with tru kick as graphics),Zelda should have went with a more darker tone just like the (Tech demo hinted at) and finally they should just say fuck it and make Super Metroid a straight Mass effect inspired type game.If they had those three big titles along with some new IP's, they could really have a good chance of turning things around.

Finally the last one CREATE A REAL INTERNET SERVICE deputing with a Nex-gen Starfox as F2P type game, this is 2014 sh@t. But watch Nintendo do the exact OPPOSITE!!!!
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Eonjay  +   180d ago
I have never found blaming anyone to be a solution or appropriate way for dealing with my problems
thexmanone  +   180d ago
@ shoddy

I blame you for trolling
ShinMaster  +   180d ago
NINTENDO is to blame.

""Satoru Iwata took away the autonomy of Nintendo of America when he took over. This meant the Japanese branch, the headquarters, made all the calls. This was right when the West started gaining a lot of traction as the most important part of the world sales-wise for the industry.

Multiple Western third-party relationships with Nintendo quickly soured, many that had worked with Nintendo closely in the past had their bonds broken with the big N, and it still hurts Nintendo to this day.
Third-party support in general is much more horrid than when Satoru Iwata originally stepped into the role as president of Nintendo, and it has only been getting progressively worse.

Under Iwata's leadership, Nintendo allowed the Wii to flounder for two years at the end of its life without much software support. This made it so the casual gamers that were attached to the Wii name went elsewhere for their entertainment, and it made it so any momentum Nintendo would have had going into the Wii U was dead.""
http://www.superphillipcent...
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Pogmathoin  +   180d ago
Nuke, I guess disagrees mean you spoke the truth.
UltraNova  +   180d ago
@Pogmathoin

Care to elaborate on why i got disagrees with just saying 'yeah'??

I would appreciate it...really!
a_adji  +   181d ago
@Mikelarry, calm down dear, it's just an article lol
Mikelarry  +   181d ago
lol i am very calm just dislike when blame is passed around on to others but the the person who is at fault, instead of the blame game cant they suggest ways Nintendo can improve on to avoid situations like this

also to the disagrees just an example of what third parties are saying about the wiiu... don't hate the messenger hate the game

http://www.gamesindustry.bi...
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JsonHenry  +   180d ago
Nintendo needs to realize that they are stuck in the past. Gimmicks in gaming rarely sells anymore. The Wii, WiiU, Kinect, and PSMove controllers are all gimmicks at best. It doesn't help sell a console or games. And add that Nintendo's default controllers are these gimmicky things it is a recipe for distaster.

Lets move on to the fact Nintendo's machines are greatly underpowered (something they use to be the star of!) compared to the competition. Then lets look at network/online/friends/apps and realize just how stuck in the late 90s Nintendo's online services are.

The problems with Nintendo is lack of vision and keeping things modern. Hopefully they learn their lesson and knock the next one out of the park much like Sony did with the PS4.
Chevalier  +   180d ago
I would think their poor choice in designing underpowered Wii U console and not having development tools ready are more detrimental than anything. Lots of work and low sales cement it.
kenshiro100  +   180d ago
This is hilarious.

A big company like Nintendo blaming Sony because they can't get third party support?

They have themselves to blame for it.
showtimefolks  +   180d ago
MS's already blames sony now Nintendo wants to join the cry baby list. Nintendo has a long long history of not getting 3rd party support, how about actually geeting feedback from development community next time around

stop with these Gimmicks gamepads and motion controls, make a solid console that can compete with ms and sony and 3rd parties will support you

also next time when you launch a new console make sure the games are ready to come out within timely manner. Both sony and ms will believer more than in shorter period of time since launch
Kavorklestein  +   180d ago
When has MS ever blamed Sony for anything? In fact, they have taken less pot-shots at Sony than Sony has as them, let ALONE blame them lol
Azuske  +   180d ago
It doesn't matter who is blamed. With the right approach and the right terms anyone can be talked into creating an exclusive game. This is an internal problem. It has nothing to do with Microsoft or Sony. They MUST make their console look amazing to develop for and with the numbers they are selling that's going to be hard.
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TheLyonKing  +   181d ago
I would take that as a compliment for Sony, Sony's hardware and support of 3rd party titles means its much more attractive and viable to produce on their platform rather than nintendo's
XiSasukeUchiha  +   181d ago
Nintendo make it attractive to third party at the same time innovative gameplay like u always done.
madjedi  +   180d ago
What innovation exactly?

I don't see anything remotely innovative in nintendo games the last couple gens, that hasn't been matched by either third part sony or ms games.

What innovative gameplay exactly mario still runs, jumps and stomps goombas and samus and link are still doing their things. Same shit better graphics like all games.

So again what innovative gameplay because since the ps1/ps2 era i don't see any real gameplay innovations. That i hear nintendo fans rave about, just the same basic things only more fleshed out as we utilize more powerful hardware and better tools.

If anything you have had more innovation(piss poorly used instead of improvements/advancements), in the graphical side, ai ect than the gameplay side.

Looking at all the ms, nintendo and sony games released last gen, i am not seeing anything i would shout to the heavens as innovative really.

But then again i am only interested in it's a fun game or not, how innovative the same games from 30 yrs ago despite not really changing much if any in 10+ yrs.

People need to stop confusing fun or enjoyable with innovation, and stop thinking that if the game is not innovating that it is a bad game.

Last serious innovations online and waggle, even those aren't new concepts in gaming. The powerglove by mattel for nes.
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ape007  +   181d ago
it's competition, it's nintendo that don't go out and get 3rd party games, let me put things on perspective,

nintendo have some of the best studios in the world and give some of the best games, games that are pure gold and have timeless appeal, i cannot wait for DK Tropical Freeze

on the other hand, Nintendo's management just plain sucks, their strategies and decisions with 3rd party developers, with system specifications, with online support, with the industry as whole just plain sucks

other than the hardcore nintendo fan, the wiiu for the general public is a very late xbox 360+ with tablet that have waaay less games and worse online support

the wiiu future looks absolutely bleak, i MEAN THE WIIU CANNOT EVEN GET/COMPETE WITH CURRENT GEN MULTIPLATS like GTA V, BF4, NFS what the hell the wiiu gonna do against NEXTGEN MULTIPLATS, the system feels lost

some might say to "hey ape u like their games why are u criticizing them"

i criticize because i don't want nintendo consoles to stop, i don't want to see others bash the company i grew with with heavy valid arguments, i don't want to see everyone making a joke out of it, from developers to games

nintendo should make a true wiiu, something that is for everybody

hope sales pick up...
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lilbroRx  +   180d ago
@" it's nintendo that don't go out and get 3rd party games"

False:

Tekken Tag Wii U Edition

Fire Emblem X Capcom
Lego City
Bayonetta 2
Wonderful 101
Hyrule Warriors
Sonic Lost World
deafdani  +   180d ago
I think he means multiplatform games. Of which the Wii U has a few, true, but it's definitely lacking, and it looks like it will fall even more behind in the future in that area.
lilbroRx  +   180d ago
@deafdani If Nintendo payed for developers to put something on their hardware that third parties were paying other companies to be able to put on their hardware(third parties have to pay licensing fees to sale the gamers, otherwise the console manufacturers wouldn't make any money) that would be disastrous.

It would set a precedent where every developer would expect Nintendo to pay to have the games on their console. It would cost Nintendo even more money. It would do nothing good for their pr. It wouldn't improve the Wii U's situation at all.

Did you forget Splinter Cell Blacklist? Dark Siders 2? Assassin's Creed 3 and 4? Call of Duty BO2 and Ghosts? Arkham City and Origins? Rayman Legends? Trine 2: Director's Cut? Deus Ex Human Revolution Director's Cut? Sniper Elite 2? Resident Evil: Revelations HD? NFS Most Wanted? Lego Marvel? etc.

They already get most of the big name third party mulitplats. They simply don't sale. People would rather buy them on consoles they already own with reputations for not having broken, glitchy versions of the game with missing content and modes. How is Nintendo wasting money to get more of them going to change that?

Exclusives always trump mulitplatform games in moving hardware as well.
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Redempteur  +   180d ago
@lilbroRx
Your list has 3 games that aren't out yet.
fruthermore, nintendo does need all those games that are garanteed to be on some consoles , stuff like creed ( they do ) but need for speed ( where is rivals ? ) , fifa , madden , METAL GEAR , GTA , skyrim.

How can you expect a normal consummer to take this console when the big games aren't there. Nintendo got creed and COD , but they failed to convince EA and plenty of other publishers aside from ubisoft.
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iceman1346  +   181d ago
wut ?!
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   181d ago
Translation:
Sony money-hatted third parties, Nintendo did not do it so much.
I guarantee you that if Nintendo had money-hatted as much as Sony, the third parties would have found ways of shoe-horning those games onto the Wii U.

But as it is, they're going to need to rely on a smaller selection of really high-quality third party exclusives instead of a ton of multiplats.

And given how horrible many of the launch ports were, I don't think most of those third party's could have made games worth having on the Wii U anyways, so good riddance to the ones that gave up before even trying to make something other than a port, if anything at all.
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InTheLab  +   181d ago
Actual translation right there in the article:

"2: Response to the problem of the inability to secure third party titles caused by SCE (Sony Computer Entertainment) investing heavily in the marketing cost of multiplatform software."

Has nothing to do with money hatting 3rd party exclusives, but everything to do with making a more attractive platform to sell multiplats on.
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MasterCornholio  +   181d ago
Here's the truth.

The PS4 is more appealing to 3rd party's than the Wii U which is why the PS4 has more support than Nintendo's console.
kayoss  +   181d ago
@wonderfulmonkeyman Please do me a favor and never try to translate anything for us. Thanks.
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Hicken  +   180d ago
Translation: wonderfulmonkeyman is trying too hard to defend Nintendo, and placing the blame on other companies, accusing them of doing things they don't even do.

Sony's kept very good relations with third parties for quite some time, though that was strained in teh early days of the PS3, when they weren't the most helpful when it came to getting devs acquainted with the Cell architecture and developing for it. That said, most of the third party support they have received has been either multiplatform games, or virtual second party developers/publishers/franchis es.

Particularly as it pertains to Japanese developers, there are many that simply prefer to have their games on Sony consoles. As far as console makers go, Nintendo has been the least attractive business partner for third party developers for some generations, now. And while there ARE some devs who work only on Nintendo consoles while not being first party, the number of such devs and the franchises they make s relatively few, particularly in respect to Sony.

Sony isn't paying anything for the next BlazBlue or Guilty Gear to be exclusive. They're not paying anything for Ar Nosurge or Persona 5. It's just that a Sony console is where those developers and publishers want those games to be.

As for the performance of the ports the Wii U received early on, part of that can be attributed to developers, but part must also be laid at Nintendo's feet. I'm certain developers wanted something more out of the next-gen console than they got, and I wouldn't be surprised if the third party offerings were a little rushed. You dismissing them just sounds like sour grapes, to be honest.
SoulSercher620  +   180d ago
You should look into getting your translator fixed.
Kryptix  +   180d ago
@wonderfulmonkeyman

"Translation:
Sony money-hatted third parties, Nintendo did not do it so much.
I guarantee you that if Nintendo had money-hatted as much as Sony, the third parties would have found ways of shoe-horning those games onto the Wii U.

But as it is, they're going to need to rely on a smaller selection of really high-quality third party exclusives instead of a ton of multiplats.

And given how horrible many of the launch ports were, I don't think most of those third party's could have made games worth having on the Wii U anyways, so good riddance to the ones that gave up before even trying to make something other than a port, if anything at all."

Translation:
Derp
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madjedi  +   180d ago
And wonderful is a perfect example of why 3rd parties are abandoning the wii u, left and right.

So either make a dedicated wii u exclusive or gtfo, wisely most devs decided to take the second option and put the games on a system whose fans actually understand do not expect 1st party dedication from 3rd party devs.

You evil 3rd parties how dare you want to make a profit by releasing the same game to all platforms instead of making it exclusive to my beloved wii u.

The 3rd party game industry revolves around no one, least of all nintendo.

Why should 3rd parties try to help a console maker that seems to want to work against them at every turn.

Lol if those were horrible launch ports ps3 and 360 owners should be absolutely livid, dark kingdoms or gun says hi.

Talk about a spoiled brat.
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Redempteur  +   180d ago
Actually nintendo did money hat third party and they tried to put their games on the wiiU , and most of them bailed out after the first yet because it just wasn't worth it.
RPG_Lover  +   181d ago
Eh, I dont know if thats true. But lets not use this as an excuse to troll Nintendo
tigertron  +   181d ago
Yes, clearly this is all Sony's fault. *Rolls eyes*
wingman32x  +   181d ago
In regard to the article, I don't really think it's Sony's fault. It's a lot more complex than that, I think.

This event on the 30th should be interesting. I've never seen Nintendo in a situation like this, so it'll be interesting to see how they plan to remedy it.

I was hoping for a Nintendo Direct this month, but time's running out for that, unfortunately.
Mikelarry  +   181d ago
i wouldn't get my hopes up for that event, if we were to go by history the highlight of the event will be another character reveal for SSMB and before some of you start saying i am trolling on Nintendo i do actually love the company but it seems that they are oblivious to important changes that are happening around them
wingman32x  +   181d ago
I wasn't talking about games. The briefing on the 30th has to do with management and policy, according to the article. If Nintendo has any structural/policy changes to announce, that is when they would do so. Which is why I'm curious as to what it's about.

I'm not expecting too much, for the record. I think they might announce a permanent price drop on first party software, but I can't see anything more dramatic than that happening.
CRASHBASHUK  +   181d ago
what about xbox one and DR3? its the same thing in a way
Majin-vegeta  +   181d ago
Uhhh no.It's Ninty fault for not getting with the times.You either get with the times or get left behind time simply waits for no one.Simple as that.
hollabox  +   181d ago
Simply Sony built a system developers friendly with a proven recent history of great third party sales. Nintendo on the other aimed to low with their specs and marketing.
monkey602  +   181d ago
Its nintendo's fault for creating this monster. Theyre to blame for the playstation to begin with ;)
MasterCornholio  +   181d ago
Frankenstein?
Nocando  +   181d ago
I think in about 5 years Sony will be the only player.
BakPAin  +   181d ago
And that would suck!!
KillrateOmega  +   181d ago
I agree with BakPAin, that would suck. Competition is good. It keeps everyone on their toes.
TheGreatXavi  +   180d ago
if Microsoft and Nintendo out of game industry, I bet on eof Apple, Google, and Samsung would replace them. In the end, its the big three, Apple, Google, and Samsung who rule the tech worlds now, not Sony, Nintendo, yes even Microsoft
ziggurcat  +   181d ago
Actually, the blame lies on Nintendo's shoulders for playing catch up rather than put out a system that's on par with xbone/PS4.
curtis92  +   181d ago
If it IS Sony's fault, then that still means it's Nintendo's fault. Wii U's failure rests ONLY on Nintendo's shoulders. They are just out of touch with console gaming. They got LUCKY with the Wii with it becoming a fad for non & casual gamers. That luck has run out.
KillrateOmega  +   181d ago
Basic Summary:
Sony has created a very attractive platform for 3rd parties. It is, in fact, so attractive that (according to these people) Nintendo is having trouble securing 3rd party deals.
clyde san  +   181d ago
To be fair. I was gonna buy deus ex for wii u, but then I saw it super cheap on sale with my ps plus. And the Wii u version doesn't look substantially better than ps3 to warrant the full price. Same story with sonic all star racers. Thought it would be a fun game for wii u but was much cheaper with ps plus discounts. Sorry Nintendo I got a wii u and want to support you but I'll keep getting third party games onps3 if they continue to offer vastly better value.
TheGrimReaper0011  +   181d ago
I'll just leave this here:
https://www.youtube.com/wat...
AnEwGuY  +   181d ago
In other news, Nintendo is blamed for Sony's utter failures with the PSP and Vita.....
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MCTJim  +   181d ago
Sony is so evil by paying off third parties not to develop for the Wii U. It so obvious that it could not be the fault of Nintendo in any way...Sony=Evil corporation to take over the world. /s

I would say the article title is misleading really. The fault lies on Nintendo for not being more aggressive marketing their machine.
Dlacy13g  +   181d ago
Ok so in part I agree, Sony's marketing dollars definitely probably kept many 3rd party titles from coming to the WiiU. But I would add MS into that mix... 3rd party games got their marketing costs covered by either MS or Sony. Porting to the WiiU quickly became an extra cost with little return so most of the 3rd parties just opted out.

What isn't being said but very well may come out in the meeting on the 30th is that Nintendo for the most part was un-willing or unable to make similar marketing deals for the WiiU with a few exceptions. Nintendo traditionally hasn't needed to do that mind you but times are changing and to be relevant for 3rd party they needed to step up and establish this kind of partnership. Instead Nintendo left 3rd party publishers out in the cold to fend for themselves. Nintendo only wanted to market their own games but expected 3rd party games to help carry them for the first few years. The competition embraces 3rd party and understands they have to help them to help themselves.
mochachino  +   181d ago
Most upcoming 3rd party games wouldn't work on Wii U, or the dev cost to market share wouldn't justify it.

Next gen engines were made for next gen hardware and PC, which are all very similar. A lot of last gen games come out on Wii U but there's no point buying a Wii U to play last gen games when they'll look and run virtually as well on your ps3/360. And for people that don't have those, you can get a ps3 with a far better and larger game catalogue for 200 and much cheaper games.

The only reason to buy a Wii U is if you love Mario and Zelda, etc way more than every other game. And even them, you could adequately satisfy your Nintendo fix with a 3DS....cause for Nintendo fans, graphics don't matter right?

:)
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zingers  +   180d ago
Yes you're pretty much right. I think you have a Nintendo console because of Nintendo first party exclusives, but there really isn't enough of them to warrant a purchase from non-die hard Nintendo heads.
Clarence  +   181d ago
Wow! How about the fact that Nintendo is living in the past, thinking that another gimmick would help sale the Wii U.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   180d ago
Maybe by the end of this year, company's will learn.. Gimmicks aren't for Gamers.
dcbronco  +   181d ago
Everyone knows that Sony doesn't pay for developer support.
Dlacy13g  +   180d ago
Not "developer" support but they do foot the bill for advertising often. GTA V is a prime example. Numerous commercials air'd showing of the game and at the end you saw "On Playsation 3" or "Get the exclusive PS3 GTA V bundle" at the end of the commercial. Never saying its exclusive but the association that the game and system go together is made by consumers. That is the kind of support Sony does often, and its valuable to publishers. In trade Sony will get back DLC often or in GTA V's case they got to make an exclusive bundle for the PS3 with the game packed in.
dcbronco  +   178d ago
It is a form of paying to get a game. it's no different from what MS does to secure Gears as an exclusive. MS paid for a 10 million dollar advertising campaign.
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MajorGecko  +   180d ago
I blame Nintendo's neglect of hardcore gamers during the WII generation.
TristanPR77  +   180d ago
Oh Nintendo... You need a rebirth
unknownbystander  +   180d ago
Just so you know, for the people who haven't been paying attention, it was ACE Securities who made the claim about Nintendo blaming Sony why they couldn't get 3rd party. I repeat, it was ACE Securities NOT Nintendo.
LKHGFDSA  +   180d ago
Yeah you're right. It's just some careful guess-work by an analyst.
It's out of character for Nintendo to be aware of their problems or do anything about them.
zero_gamer  +   180d ago
Yeah, it's Sony's fault the Dreamcast failed...
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Xenonauts Xenophobia Mod v1.1.6 Released

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Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations Review {Critically Sane}

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