Nintendo is not confident that it can the idea of achieving success via imitation.
I dont think we need 3 black boxes on the market, but until nintendo makes good use of the gamepad id prefer that over the direction they chose.
It would be a mistake for Nintendo to directly try and compete with Sony or Microsoft, at least this generation anyways. I really like the unique stuff Nintendo is attempting. I own a PS4 and feel zero reason to own a Xbox One. I imagine that the average owner of the Xbox One feel the same about the PS4. Essentially both consoles are too similar to be bothered with owning both of them unless you are flush with cash. Even so I look at what Nintendo is doing and will be doing and I am interested in experiencing their technology and games because they are so distinctive and unique. If they was just like everyone else I simply wouldn't care. Thats the real lesson they had to take away from the GameCube. Because the GameCube was just like everything else there wasn't enough of a compelling reason to get one for a lot of people, particularly when you looked at what Sony was doing with the PS2. Being like everyone else would just make the WiiU into the GameCube of this generation and I don't think Nintendo wants that at all. I think they would much rather the WiiU become the 3DS of this generation.
Nintendo would have no choice, but to try and directly compete if they couldn't come up with a way to carve out their own market.
Well luckily for you, the WIIU is white.
We wouldn't have three black boxes, it's not about what they are on the outside it's what they are capable of and if two of those "black boxes" are similar and offer more not in terms of first party games but also third party then why would you even give the third black box a second glance. If the Wii U was at least up to speed with the PS4 and Xbox One maybe it would have a chance but Nintendo refuse to get with the times and take a more modern approach on the market. We are well into this gen now and despite having a year head start Nintendo hasn't even got an online system to match the PSN and XBL, there best system seller last year, Super Mario 3D World, was built around the idea of co-op and you couldn't go online with it. That would of been great marketing stuff right there, "For the first time ever take you and your friends on a Mario Adventure with online 4 player co-op". I think they've spent enough time with the Game Pad since they haven't came up with anything yet which makes it a more interesting selling point. I'd rather they just revamp the pro controller with a Gamecube styled one in time for Smash Brothers and give every Wii U game that support alongside the Pad.
Well there could be a nice balance between powerful hardware and creative hardware. The dreamcast came out too early but it was powerful alongside innovation. And thats sort of what i mean, the gamecube/xbox/ps2 had a lot of the same games because there wasnt much to differentiate the systems. Because the wii was both successful and different, it got a lot of 3rd party games exclusive to that system based on the systems hardware. Thats what made the wii a good console to buy even when it was so weak. And yeah i agree that they need to both get to times with online gaming and release a gamecube replica because people have been using that controller for over a decade lol. I would rather them keep the gamepad though, with this purported new focus.
lol i knew it. typical of a fan to put a positive spin on it, even when it came right from iwata's and miyamotos mouth. just admit defeat with wiiu, its the honorable thing to do haha
"Nintendo is not confident that it can the idea of achieving success via imitation" There's "imitation" and then there's "actually pleasing the game community". If Nintendo wants to compete... "We CANNOT CONTINUE a business without WINNING" --Nintendo on the Wii U, Jan. 17th 2014 ...and they do, then they need to adapt. Adopting good elements isn't copycating; it's good business.
Yeah... after reading all this... Nintendo really isn't playing around anymore. HA!
Whether or not they want to or not. They are competing to some point.
Okies then, so it's bye bye Nintendo Wii U then....alas we never knew him well at all ;/
God Iwata has ruined Nintendo, Reggie Amis should jump ship while his name is still good.
Unfortunately Nintendo have given themselves a swollen head over the generations, they seem to think they have no competition. Probably explains why they think they can get away with underpowered hardware and releasing the same franchises over and over. That formula is obviously working for them though, they're essentially the Apple of videogames.
So much negativity... Oh wait, N4G. Not surprising. I think some of the topics were good to hear. They're finally getting up to date with the account issues and all that crap. And they're finally going to give the Gamepad priority. So why the hell do people STILL think they're going to drop it? they said they weren't. Get over it.
You do realise N4G is just the source of websites from around the internet, everything gets posted here where it's good or bad. If there's tons of "negative" articles on something then maybe they are there for a reason Don't see why people blame N4G all the time when it's just a site to hold other sites articles.
Yeah, whatever you say. Lol.
@Sincere0121 Stop...just stop seriously it's getting embarrassing now. When you don't want to hear news about a company you love you starting hating on the site and it's users by calling them fanboys. Next you guys will start calling the mods bias....oh wait yeah thats already happened. It's becoming sad now...it really is. People post whatever crap they find because thats the whole point of the site, GAMING NEWS. Remember 2006 with Sony...yeah totally different back then. It's just whatever is happening in the industry, when it shifts the tone of the articles do aswell as gamers because real gamers like to support whatever company are doing things right. If it's bad then that's not their fault users just want points for submitting things and they'll use anything they can find, not because they have a secret agenda because most good news gets submitted by the same old people.
Rather than people thinking Nintendo WILL drop the gamepad, it's that people think they SHOULD. It's not too difficult- unless you happen to be a blinded fanboy- to see that the gamepad is part of the Wii U's problems. Obviously, then, something needs to be done about it, right? The quickest thing to do is to drop the pad altogether. Making it an optional accessory- which is is, anyway, in the case of most developers, it seems- would allow for the price to be cut, thereby making it more attractive to people. Of course, there's far more that goes into than just that, but that's one of the things that would be positively affected. At the same time, though, they could choose to push use and awareness of the gamepad. Use is more difficult, as it involves convincing developers to use it, and so far there's been little desire to do so(little desire for third parties at all, which is another problem). Awareness is necessarily predicated on use, as it's hard to promote the gamepad without a significant number of games that use it in a meaningful way. The latter decision- supporting the gamepad- is a longer road, and a more expensive one too. But both come with their own risks. It's not a certainty that either will give Nintendo the success they seek, so why SHOULDN'T people still champion one choice over the other? Oh, and quit whining about N4G. This site just reports the news; it's not the origin.
Iwata needs to leave nintendo.. I mean where's the hunger to compete with the top dogs?
Another PS4/Xbox One wouldn't be desirable by anyone's means. It's a last resort if Nintendo has no other idea.
Well yeah that's pretty easy to say when you're getting destroyed. I'm quite sure if they were successful and beating ps4/xb1 they'd be very vocal in saying they're winning.
Then you will fail
They can say they didn't show the usefulness of the gamepad all they want but the bottom line is if people think it's useful then it is if they don't then nothing or no amount of "understanding" you convey will make a damn bit of difference. They need to stop with this gimmick hardware direction and focus on lowering the price and getting good third party games.
that's why they're sort of slipping. had they released a system that was on par with PS4/xbone, they'd probably be in pretty good shape right now... but they decided to only go slightly better than last generation hardware.
This title... the only reason i clicked on it was because that word "Direclty" stood out like a sore thumb. It's Directly damnit! lol
They have to compete or do something brand new like they did with the wii and good luck with that with Oculus and other VR tech coming out so yeah they will have to compete and with their lineup of characters it should not be hard they just need the hardware to back it up.
“Instead, we should continue to make our best efforts to seek a blue ocean with no rivals and create a new market with innovative offerings as a medium- to long-term goal.” Ever since Nintendo took this route, they haven't been taken as serious by hardcore gamers. Sure, if they managed to pull this off properly, it could have worked. They haven't been able to though. So suddenly deciding they don't wanna compete anymore after years of direct competition, was a bad idea. One of the reasons the Wii U is so underpowered is because they thought it was so important for the console to be quiet, seriously? They sacrificed more power to be extremely quiet. I'm so tired of Nintendo now. Zelda, Metroid and Mario aren't nearly as interesting as they use to be. They've all been spread a little too thin in recent years. I remember when we had to wait years for a new Zelda, and usually only got 1 or 2 per console cycle. Metroid even less, until they started going crazy and making them nonstop. I feel like both those franchises became a little watered down in the process, and Nintendo has almost zero 3rd party support because of their nonstop idiotic hardware choices. I just can't support the company or even root for them anymore at this point.
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