Nintendo discussed an account-based future in their financial report briefing this morning to investors and analysts that, as a result, suggested games will never be restricted by the platform they are located on.
I know! Awesome :)
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At least this is better than never.
2014/2015 As you still have to rebuy Sony and MS games each generation.
MS console games actually.
Show me Halo 4 on Xbox One
Really, it sounds like they're adapting what Sony ad MS already have, but making it all cloud-based. In other words, you have access to all the same games, regardless of hardware, because they're all based on a central server location from which you can draw them. It's gonna run into the same problems all the other cloud-based gaming programs will have. Retail titles will have issues with this, unless they're doing something really crazy with wifi or something, like some super low-latency streaming from console to handheld and vice-versa, which their current hardware isn't built for. All in all, though, it's not very clear WHAT this really means.
Nope one set further 3ds or ds games on the wiiu... hmm mom interesting!
@Milruka *an Haha, who's a idiot now? /s
Welcome to blank? Had a brain fart, didja?XD
Really nice to see Nintendo (maybe) finally moving in the right direction. Especially after the crap Sony pulled with the PS4.
I dont mean to sound rude, but what did they do?
Sony had a unified platform with the PS2, PS3, PSP and Vita to play pretty much ALL of their titles. But the PS4 cannot play PS1, PS2, PS3, PSN, or digital PS1/PS2 games. Basically, all of the digital content that we bought from Sony no longer exists on the new platform. Ostensibly this is so they can continue to charge money for up-res'd ports and their streaming service. Basically, it's the biggest anti-consumer move in the history of digital distribution, and one of the scary "doom" scenarios people have used for nearly a decade to justify their choice in NOT opting to purchase games digitally, yet oddly is basically being ignored by the media and community alike. For some reason I cannot fathom, everyone seems intent on masturbating furiously to Sony. Possibly this is because Microsoft threatened to be so much -more- anti-consumer with the Xbox3, and perhaps the prevailing opinion is just to bend over and take it, because it could be worse. Essentially, Sony's stance with digital content on the PS4 marks them moving AWAY from a unified platform at the same time Nintendo is (finally) starting to move TOWARD a unified platform.
@Xof I was really shocked by that, especially because of how much money I've sunk into PSN thinking that it roll over to PS4. I have heard; however, rumors of local emulation coming to PS4 which may make at least PS1 and PS2 games playable which is fine by me!
I was still going to keep buying eShop games regardless but hearing this makes me happy Nintendo are doing something good for a change ;)
Same here, dude. ;)
Finally! I love how I can play PS1 games on my PS3 and Vita without buying them again. I've been waiting for Nintendo to do something like this~
cool! just don't ever sell the PS3 or Vita. I recently re-bought the PS3 in the wake of ps now announcement which confirmed all my PSN purchases won't move over to ps4.
Yeah, that erked me too. Hopefully PS5 won't have the same psn issues. Lol
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