NE: "Don’t expect Nintendo to ditch dedicated gaming devices anytime soon."
there's no one that i respect more in gaming than this dude
as it should be, no one deserves it more.
may i know why?
@Vishmarx http://en.m.wikipedia.org/w... If you dont know Shiggy by now, its time you educated yourself.
And with good reason too; he makes it a good chunk of the reason why the gaming industry still exists/ is as big as it is today. People slam Miyamoto and Nintendo a lot - but they conveniently forget that if it weren't for them, the gaming industry may have very well ceased to exist, and even if it did carry on, it more than likely wouldn't be anywhere near the size it is right now.
people slam adam for eating the forbidden fruit too....but if it werent for him....
@ape007 I can think of some others. None have his rep sheet of games and time in the industry, but they earn my rep for simply keeping everything 100 and upfront about the industry, their games, the consoles, both good and bad.
"“A unique software experience can always be realized with unique hardware that has a unique interface.” Isn't this the same statement Mr. Iwata said before that the "U" in Wii U stands for "unique" ? So what happened to that "uniqueness"? Or did they meant "unique"="gimmi cks"? Oh wait!.... maybe the "U" stands for "underpowered"? I have lost respect when he called the millions of casual gamers and soccer moms who made them successful with the Wii and DS as "pathetic". Just because casual gamers did not become hardcore gamers does not give him the right to call their attitude as pathetic. People has the right to choose their form of entertainment. Maybe he should have asked why people quickly bought and quickly deserted the Wii instead of calling them pathetic. Nintendo has underestimated the intelligence of the masses like what Microsoft did with the Xbox One no wonder the same thing happens to the Wii U. The casuals have seen through Nintendo's schemes.
I hope people stop thinking Nintendo fans are casuals now. I started with Nintendo and staying with Nintendo.
yep the moment i give up on nintendo is the moment they lose it as a developer, if they gave me a bad generic mario game or DK game or starfox etc.. the last time i checked, they still got it
Great to know. Having a Nintendo device is a tradition.
I always have a spot for nintendo, they paved way for a lot of us gamers now!
I wish that the idiots out there who think Nintendo would find anywhere close to the same level of success in mobile squares or on other consoles that they do on their own consoles, with their games, would just read this and give up hope of ever seeing Nintendo drop out of making consoles of their own volition. I'm already well and truly sick of the repeated requests for Nintendo games on anything other than Nintendo's consoles, considering Nintendo's games on other consoles would be treated EXACTLY like how watered-down third party ports are being treated on the Wii U. Gamers on those other devices already have games/franchises they place far higher in importance than the next Mario game.[which they would likely insult and downplay as "casual rehashed crap" regardless] Mario would sell like crap on any console other than Nintendo. Hence, it's good to hear Nintendo put its plumber-sized boots down, AGAIN, in a firm declaration of their dedication to continuing their own console line. This is how it should remain forevermore.
Well said! I choose Nintendo consoles over anything else. Born and raised to love Nintendo. I wish them nothing but success for the future.
I think going mobile or on other consoles (specifically mobile) would be beneficial for software sales, but I would hate for that to happen to Nintendo. I do think their next console should simply be their handheld that can easily sync to your TV. Their consoles simply haven't been financially successful for them (excluding Wii), however, their handhelds have been breakaway hits. The power for console gaming on a mobile / handheld device is already here with Tegra K1, in another 2 - 3 years mobile will out power the Wii U, thus giving Nintendo the chance to have a high-end handheld at an affordable price ($199). NVIDIA's new Shield is a testament to that. http://n4g.com/user/blogpos...
You know, people complain about how Nintendo has Mario this and Mario that, well My issue with them is, the games are all DIFFERENT, yeah they have Mario, Zelda, Metroid, what have you. THE ARE ALL DIFFERENT. How many freaking COD do I have to play????? They really are the same OVER AND OVER, and yes I do like them but, REALLY? How can you say Mario is the same OVER AND OVER????????? Microsoft XBOX has been around since like What 2001 and HOW MANY HALO GAMES are out there???????? Its Laughable. My gosh if you like games Play Wii U and wonder what they will do with all that added power in a few years. The funny thing is they will do and have done AMAZING things with a console that does not even come close to my PS4...and The games are more...wait for it...FUN! Super Mario 3, Mario 64, Mario Sunshine, Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario 3D World, then of coarse we go back to "NEW" Super Mario, well yeah that is the same, but all in all Nintendo has always REINVENTED their mascots. Yet soooo many say its the same over and over. All I can say is I can not wait for 4 more years to see what they will do with Zelda, Metroid, Mario, Pikmin, X, Bayonetta, Fatal Frame, Eternal Darkness(they renewed it)Pokemon, Smash Bros, there are so many more, but all I can think is what I am in for in the next 3 years....:)
Talking like that will get you banned on this site
Look at the agrees, Sony and Microsoft fans are pretty nice and mature if you ask me, I see barely any disagrees.
And the people say amen brother. Preach it. Bubs up well said.
Wow! Somebody is begging for a "Well Said" Vote. (jk) So, May I please give you a bubble vote sir? Nevermind, I already voted for you. I only wish I could give more. I really hope that the lack of Ubisoft and Activision now result in Nintendo blowing the dust-off of titles like Metroid- Eternal Darkness- and Geist. At the very least, they could fund Precursor's "Shadow of the Eternal."
That's reassuring to hear. I personally think the Wii U is the best system right now.
Technologically speaking no. Game wise yes, but it should be considering this is wrapping up Year 2 for them, while the other are just wrapping up Year 1. Excluding PC of course.
Spec wise, any true gamer knows the Wii U's strength isn't its hardware, even though it's not a weak system like most think. And I would disagree with the two years lead. One of my favorite consoles, the Dreamcast, had arguably its best games pretty much at launch. Sonic Adventure, Soul Calibur and NFL 2K were really solid launch games. Other than RE:Code Veronica and PSO, which I loved to death and a few others, I would say the launch games were its best. Not too many memorable games down the line for the DC. Changing the subject, where is Toy Commander 2? What an awesome game.
Wait you mean everyone on the internet is wrong. Impossibrue.
This is great news! So when "others" go to cloud gaming I'll stick to Nintendo. Unless they do it too
I don't see Nintendo doing cloud gaming at all, it just doesn't seem like their kind of thing. I don't see Sony doing it as their sole form of gaming for at least another generation (PS6 at the earliest). WW internet just isn't there and it won't be there within 6 years aka PS5 launch. But in 12 - 15 years it'll be reaching the starting point so PS6 might get a big push for it, and that might be the last PS console that you need, once cloud takes over.
I don't want a last console! Lol. I already figure if there isn't a BC PS5 and things move to digital after this gen, I'm stopping or going to PC. I want consoles. I also want them to be BC. I don't care what people say about cost and whatever, that's the PC crowd's biggest argument... Backwards compatibility. I believe all games sold digitally now should work on PS5. I haven't owned a Nintendo system in a long time so I'd have no problem buying one. Hopefully by then I'll have a kid and more a reason too
Long live the King.
Not much of a surprise here. Nintendo has dabbled in a lot of things in the 125 years it's been existence (yes, it's been that long); but gaming has surely been their ace-card. They practically SAVED the industry and made it their own. PlayStation has been the more successful brand sales-wise, true, but where did most of PS' audience start from? Nintendo. Sony themselves even admitted that it's still the same case today. After all, Nintendo is responsible for making the gaming industry as big as it is, and despite being slammed again-and-again; they're the only ones who have been genuinely successful. So many other companies have closed their doors (ex: THQ), down-sized (ex: SEGA and Atari), or are losing billions (Sony, MS) - yet Nintendo is still making BIG profits off of the same franchises they crafted almost 30 years ago. That's amazing. They've been continually expanding themselves, and that's a good thing. There's a reason why their games usually score quite high when it's time for reviews...Their expertise in the game-creation and even hardware-development (uniqueness, fun factor and durability) ~ is 9/10 times unmatched. Call me a fanboy if you want; but I just highly respect them as a gamer. They deserve it.
Yeah, true, Sony just sold over 100 million consoles with each Playstation, that must have been Nintendo at it again. Obviously Nintendo was the only genuinely successful one, posting positive things about Nintendo is better then smoking weed, hehe.
hopefully sony and microsoft to, unless sega tries to make a new console or google or apple enter the video game console business
That's "too" not "to". Pay more attention in school child.
Go Nintendo!!!!!!!! Can't wait to buy your next console!! Loving the wiiu but hoping for a more streamlined console like the ps4 with the focus on strictly games and not so much on gimmicks next time. Nintendo and sony fan for life!!
Anyone with a brain knows what to expect if Nintendo stop doing their own systems to make their games. Look at EA and Capcom for reference.
Glad to hear it Nintendo and I will buy every home console you make until I am to old and busted to use a controller
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