We’ve been here before. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has stood tall to deplored fanboyism, shared the respect that he has for the company’s competitors, and now, on the eve of E3 2014, he’s complimented Nintendo’s pedigree.
Well that was nice of him to say. :)
Sony gamers, PC gamers, and even Ouya gamers have to agree with that. it's fact. Nintendo has the best 1st party games, and that's why I've always had a Nintendo console as my Playstation's sidekick. I recently got an Xbox One too, but I barely use it. To me: Nintendo Exclusives > Sony Exclusives > Xbox Exclusives So far.
Nothing like a good ol' subjective 'fact'.
I like Phil Spencer. I'm glad he has turned his back on the Aaron Greenburg/Major Nelson school of trash talking about the competition. However this non-stop nice guy behaviour to pander to the chattering classes of N4G and Neogaf is becoming tedious as it is one non stop PR exercise. Yes I get that it is good to not be a hater but that is an indirect swipe at Sony by saying Nintendo is better and it just comes across as sly. I'm glad he isn't directly hating (but considering the relative sales strength of the competition that would be just foolish) but I'm finding his behaviour ingratiating to an extreme degree. I hope Phil stops trying to 'win' fans and gets on with the business of delivering games.
Sony's console, with Nintendo's exclusives and Xbox UI, that would be a great console
"Sony gamers, PC gamers, and even Ouya gamers have to agree with that. it's fact." I find Nintendo exclusives to be the least interesting of the consoles by far. What now?
I love that you disguise your comment as a 'fact', as if saying it's a fact means everyone will agree no questions asked -.-
If opinions are now officially facts than what are facts?
xbox USED to have awesome exlusives back in the Original xbox days. but yea Nintendo has the most fun first party games I've ever played.
Sony make better games and a better console but I do agree Nintendo make a couple of very good games like Mario and Zelda :) XoXoXo
Sony doesn't make games.
@StealthPandemic Ignore MrTehDingo statement for a second But if I remember clearly, Sony makes a game console and first party studios OWNED by Sony that makes games hence Sony do make games
Sony don't make games? I suppose Sony Santa Monica and a few other studios just sit on their a***s and do nothing then?
"Sony doesn't make games." lol People actually agreed with that. Ahhh N4G you make me smile.
Thank you Phil:)
Um, I a..gree?!? with Phil Spencer.. huh wow... O.o
And you're maybe a little oblivious to his ability to do PR stunts.
Wow... Now I know sarcasm and humor don't translate well through text but certainly I understand his motivations. That doesn't mean I don't agree that Nintendo is the best first party. Ya know, mostly I just dismiss the Xbox folks around here but it's messages like this that for the briefest seconds give me a glimpse of how annoying the other side can be.
He has right!!! :D
*+Funny* I couldn't help it.
Phil the man Phil The man Phil The Maaan Yes he is Yes He is Yes he iiis Phil The Man Phil The Man Phil The Maaaan
Best first party worst third party But your thrid party support doesn't take much to change!
Yea Nintendo makes excellent games. They are just top notch. I love most of sony first party but Nintendo just pours great games.
More of a drip than a pour i'd say. The rate they dribble these things out has been their biggest problem since the N64 :)
They have the best properties no doubt. Nintendo doesn't use all of those great properties. The fact that a top 5 studio in gaming like Retro is not working on a open world metroid game is blasphemy. Phil's a good guy, though. Not many bosses would come out and say that. Hopefully he lives up to his promise and delivers Crackdown 3.
im sorry, but the games that i love the most don't come from nintendo
I disagree but to each his own.
Love me some Kirby and Mario Galaxy last gen
Well he's not going to say Sony's are and he's not going to say his own companies has them May aswell say good things about the ones your not in direct competition with. Sony would do the same It's debatable though i like Nintendos games but theres not much variety and newer IPs
He praised Sony's first party last year on Podcast unlocked. Your theory holds no water.
You mean last year when Sony kicked their arses after the whole Drm thing going on. What else would of he said. If he called them he would of been called himself
lol, great minds think alike. In fact, Sony objectively got the best first party games, but will he praise his direct competitor which is going to outsell his company at least 4:1??
Phil has praised Sony as well on numerous occasions.
"theres not much variety and newer IPs" Apart from the rest of your statement, I agree with this. Third party games really bring variety for Nintendo, other than that its Mario family, Zelda, Smash Bros rehases over and over again
Why wouldn't you expect him to praise his own studios? Also, "Naughty Dog is a special studio with an amazing track record" - Phil Spencer
I can see that, nintendo is pretty much the only reason wiiu could make a comeback. On another note, sony, at least on the vita front, is pretty top notch. Almost every big game on vita either has sony as a developer or publisher.
Maybe Microsoft is buying Nintendo? /realistic
MS can afford it but Nintendo's is more profitable and loaded compared to MS and Sonys Game divisions. Game division, before I get hate mail
Game division - that's where people get lost in this kind of discussion. They forget Nintendo is ONLY a game divison xD My favourite, yes, but still, they only do games...
Nintendo is to video games what Walt Disney was to motion pictures. They do what they do superbly well, even if it doesn't suit everybody's taste.
every one has it is own opinion can we move on :)
Praising Nintendo and hanging with Jack Tretton? Digging Spencer's approach to interacting with other companies and those who are (or were) associated with them.
Didn't need Phil to say, the lack of third parties every generation shows this. Although, I have the other systems, the Nintendo quality always stands tall. Shame they don't use their ip's much bar Mario. They could be the video games Disney if they got their act together and looked at CGI, animation movies and theme parks etc
I agree. Coming into last gen... Sony really stepped up last gen after a lot of their 3rd party exclusives on ps2 went to ps3 & the 360. With that said.. Halo and Gears are my favorite franchises :-)
This means Master Chief is in Super Smash Bros! Rumor confirmed as rumor.
Heh. N4G. We all could have smiled and thought "that's nice," but instead a bunch of elitist snobs decided to have a pissing match over subjective opinion. Very adult. Very grown up. May I have by disagree votes now please? I do enjoy the irony attached to each click.
There's nothing to declare, it's a fact...Nintendo's first party franchises (namely Mario) have an established precedent, that no other first party (SONY, or Microsoft) studio will ever have. The longevity of Mario alone is testament to Nintendo's first party prowess. Any additions they made thereafter, just solidified that precedent, such as games like Metroid, Star Fox, and Zelda.
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