What Nintendo's next home console needs to succeed.
Nintendo could release such an amazing console if done right. I just don't know if they are smart enough to do it, they seem so out of touch with some areas of gaming. I hope theyve realised what needs improving and what needs changing. Maybe their next console is a true return to form. A next gen version of the GameCube perhaps with easy to use online, powerful hardware with big storage, achievement type system, touch and motion controllers optional, full BC with GC - Wii @ Wii u games ect... Such an amazing library of first party franchises imagine Nintendo games with CGI level graphics, Zelda, metroid ect..
nintendo need to go back to basics with NX. it needs to be gimmick free it needs to be cutting edge so it can play the graphics intense games of today and tomorrow it needs strong 3rd part support ...im afraid non of these things will happen because nintendo hasnt evolved with the industry. they havent adapted their business to produce the cutting edge, evidence of this is that they have a HD console with the wiiu, but havent really utilised the technology to its full potential, with the games often being little more that upscaled, higher frame rate gamecube games. so how can we expect them to all of a sudden produce games with the visual fidelity of uncharted, or scope of gta v? if anything, nintendo seem to be scaling back their operation even more, with the move into mobile gaming. their relationship with 3rd parties is poor, and so we can only expect the trend of sparse games release schedules to continue. nintendo are very aware of all the above, and so implement gimmicks to try to balance out its weaknesses and attract customers. problem is, lightening doesnt strike twice in the same place
Third parties need more than late ports to gain a foothold on the NX. No amount of power is going to make people pick up an NX when all we'll get is late ports of stuff like The Witcher 3 with nothing but better graphics. It didn't work with Wii U, it won't work with NX. They need new and exciting exclusives, or ALL GAMERS will ignore third party on NX.
Nintendo will NEVER be cutting edge when it comes to their home consoles...I dont know why people keep going on about how it needs to be as or more powerful than the PS4, that isn't how Nintendo has EVER been... It will be made like every Nintendo console with next to obsolete parts to keep the pricing down, period thats just how Nintendo rolls
@wonderfulmonkeyman Well maybe if Nintendo meets them half way and actually gets involved more they could have more then ports
Might as well write an article about what the Nintendo NX wont be or have. Its Nintendo so dont expect what is standard on todays modern console like ps4 and xbox one. Nintendos latest online multiplayer game lacks voice chat because one of the devs heard adult language in an online game in the past. People shouldn't expect a lot of what is standard on normal consoles these days to be on Nintendo NX then dont think about buying it. History proves that Nintendo will continue their archaic ways no matter what. Look at previous generations. The failed and weak wii u is being sold for 300 dollars so id imagine a weak Nintendo NX to be release.
@deadpoolio316 i think its extremely important that nintendo make a console with cutting edge technology because the industry requires it to run the latest games. if you have 3 consoles, and (ideally) devs producing games for all 3, they need to be on a level playing field. having one console VASTLY weaker will only mean it will miss out, we have seen this time and time again on wiiu, and wii. and any port nintendo does get is usually inferior, or some alternative version... like the resident evil chronicle games. so i think its vital nintendo have a capable console, in order to remain competitive, and assure gamers they will get versions of games on par, or better than the competitors. its no good at the moment, with nintendos mind set being- people will want the wiiu version because the in-game map is on the controller, or the item select screen is on the controller... its laughable and just not good enough. gamers want the core experience to be superior, not gimmicky. but im afraid you are right, nintendo will never change, i doubt the NX will be cutting edge, it just doesnt fit nintendos current attitude.. i think they will make the same mistake all over again
Faster than Xbox one cpu and 2-3x better than ps4 GPU.
Clearly Nintendo has to release a more powerful system than PS4, otherwise it would not make sense to even release one at all. NX will come out in 2017, that will make PS4 4 years old, which means Nintendo will have about a 2 year run before PS5 will come out, it could be 3 years if Sony stays with PS4 as they did with PS3. Of coarse Nintendo could totally shock me and release it next year. Which would upset allot of Wii U owners. Plus that would mean Wii U would Will have a very weak software year next year. Nintendo is counting on NX being a "hit", we will have to wait and see. Lucky for me the Wii U has and will continue to have amazing games this year. Oh yeah, NX better be BC, with Wii U being so new still.
It needs exclusives that show off that power. Not ports. New games will sell the NX far better than anything else could.
Nintendo needs to get on the same console release schedule as Sony and MS, and have similar hardware, social features and architecture for easy ports. That will give consumers the choice between 3 great consoles that will get proper 3rd party support, with exclusives being the deciding factor.
Powerful hardware with no gimmicks and if they have to then BUY 3rd party support. ;)
1. Better hardware than current gen 2. Backwards compatibility with Wii U 3. Strong 3rd party support 4. No gimmicky controllers 5. Trophy/achievement system
Not sure how you get backwards compatibility without the gimmicky controller.
Almost all Wii U games support Wii remotes, Pro controllers, and the Gamepad.
If it's going to be a console for mostly Nintendo games 1) $199 entry price. 2) Built in wifi and ethernet 3) Overhauled online network 4) Minimum 1080p resolution for all games 5) Game streaming to any tablet or phone 6) BC with Wii U, better Virtual Console. It absolutely does not need to compete with Xbox or PS4. It just needs to give the best Nintendo experience possible for a reasonable price/performance.
I want to be the new Super Nintendo 2
What it needs more than ANYTHING... is for Iwata to understand why the Wii U failed. And to stop saying why everyone ELSE didn't get it... and admit you DON'T get it. Understand why your current system is failing so you have the blueprint of that failure and don't repeat it anymore. Understand the Wii was a gimmick and a fad and that is why it succeeded in the short term, but that the Wii brand isn't viable. Your core audience needs some TLC, not the casuals or the collectors of toys.
powerful enough to play X1 and PS4 games , and open world third person view with RPG system pokemon game :3
Everybody is saying "No gimmicky controller" but "Wii U" support - A LOT of the games on Wii U were built with the Gamepad in mind; How's that supposed to work? Also; Nintendo have always been about using cheaper hardware and focusing on the software. Literally almost every single console of theirs has been underpowered when compared to the competition - It's just what they do. Cheaper to produce; Cheaper to buy. It's how Nintendo roll. And seeing how Nintendo of Japan is still stuck in the past; I doubt we'll see anything revolutionary. What truly worries me is the Dreamcast situation. SEGA pissed off their developers by releasing the Dreamcast after the lackluster performance of the Saturn / Releasing the Dreamcast so soon after the Saturn and because of it (As well as other reasons but the lack of developers such as EA really hurt) caused SEGA to fold as a console manufacturer. That's right - A company at times bigger than Nintendo (I'm looking at sales here; Not popularity) crumbled because of a situation similar to what is looking more and more likely. So worst case scenario - They release NX in the next few years (Which would explain the lackluster Wii U offering at this E3); Third party developers don't support it and poof - Nintendo's finished. Even if it's underperformant / overpowered it doesn't matter - If they do release the NX in the next couple of years - It could be devestating. You may think I'm just a crazy dude with a tin hat on - But think about it; Why are Nintendo putting so much attention to their "Nindies" stuff lately? It's almost as if they are trying to create a safety net for it other developers don't make games for their consoles. You could create all the Mario games in the world; But eventually people will get bored of them. They like variety. They also like to be able to play games their friends are playing on other consoles (Again, Look at the Dreamcast for proof of that!) So yeah; You can imagine the NX to be whatever you want it to be; But in the end - Nintendo have a name for releasing lower-powered consoles at lower-powered prices and relying on software and programming tricks to feign power. If they DO release the NX and developers pull out? Well... Look at the Dreamcast....
You got disagreed with because the Wii and WiiU are the first Nintendo home consoles to not be cutting edge. Their previous systems were generally the most powerful or produced the best visuals. People need to let go of this Nintendo always produced weak hardware thing, that's not true. Also, why do people equate Nintendo hardware with going Dreamcast? Sega was broke when they launched the Dreamcast and filed for bankruptcy shortly afterwards. Nintendo is nowhere near that same situation, so can we please stop using this term...
Comparable hardware or better to whats out now which will keep third party games on the system A new account system that keeps your purchases together forever profit
they should release a console more powerful than both xbone and ps4, a beast. then they should get full 3rd party support and make pretty games. simple.
Nintendo need some fresh blood to help influence the direction of the console first and foremost. Just going by the absurd interviews they've been giving in response to the criticisms of their E3 shows to me that they are most likely completely out of touch with Western gamers and their needs/demands. Nintendo need their own Phil Spencer to help shape the direction they take their new platform if they want to gain a foothold again in the west.
Full length Pokemon adventure game and I'm sold!
This is an absolute no brainer, and yet Nintendo has not figured this out. I get that they want Pokemon on portable platforms, but a WiiU version would sell out fast. If Splatoon can sell Wiiu's and a million copies, imagine what Pokemon could do. Hell link it with the portable versions in some way and you have a recipe for PROFIT. On topic, Nintendo need to stop with gimmicks. Each iteration is based on a gimmick, and with each gimmick that pure Nintendo gaming magic becomes more and more obscured. Gamers are not looking for reinvented controls, they are looking for fantastic games. We all know Nintendo can make great games, but they need to do so free of the need to tie it to a gimmick. I would be just as happy with a gamepad free WiiU. In fact splatoon plays better with the pro controller. I am sure Starfox would play just as well (if not better) using the pro controller. Go back to basics. Give us a Super Nintendo 2. I love that name. Give us a well rounded VC with great titles WTF is the GameCube library??? Give us a true account that we can tie to our console and software purchases (stop tying to hardware) Give us a true Nintendo network w things like Cloud saves TROPHIES!!!!! Please Nintendo give us trophies
A steady supply of games might help.
Powerful hardware (Nvidia 900 series gpu and an intel i5-i7 cpu) A traditional controller Strong 3rd party support A complete overhaul of the online system and ABSOLUTELY NO GIMMICKS
They need to get with the times and make a console with competitive specs. They need 3rd party support if they want the NX to have success. Drop the gimmicks, focus on traditional gameplay. Keep the 'innovative' stuff as a side thing. Stop relying so much on Mario and Zelda. Give fans the games they ask for, don't be stubborn. Promote the console and the games, convince people you're offering a great product.
I love it how people with no gaming industry experience, are telling Nintendo what to do. Aint the internet grand? (people throw around the word gimmick and really have no idea what it means or how gimmicks have shot this industry forward)
The target consumers having the audacity to tell a company what would make them interested in their product? The cheek /s
The target consumer is never happy and usually has no idea what trends will be successful and which will not. Case in point, Splatoon just sold 1 million units, and nobody was clammoring for a game like that, nor where they happy when the game got announced for that matter. Nintendo works best when they are contrary. People thought the DS was a "gimmick" 2 screens? touch? They thought the system was a joke. People just wanted "a more powerful gameboy, like the psp, more of the same" That is not how Nintendo works.
While I hear you RP, they need to do SOMETHING different. To keep doing what they have been and expect different results is the definition of insanity. Clearly what they have been doing is NOT working. Whole generations are being raised not knowing or ever experiencing the magic of Nintendo. Unless we want to see Nintendo pull a Konami, they need to make changes. Otherwise none of us will know them in the future. Adapt or die. MANY companies struggle with this.
Reggie needs to shut his mouth, preferably leave Nintendo for good. How's that for telling them what to do? He's genital warts to Nintendo.
How about third party support?
4k capable is definitely possible
Short answer: nothing. Long answer: nothing because I don't need another console. I play almost exclusively on pc and I have lost interest in Nintendo's core lineup. There are plenty of indie games that can fill my desire for platformers and I've hated every zelda, minus the handheld ones, since ocarina of time. The only way I see myself buying another Nintendo system is if I buy one for my nephew. I mean, they are children's toys are they not? Maybe I'll pick up some of the games by DeNA. Afterall mobile is the future. Konami said so! /s
People have to stop listing get 3rd party support as guarantee. If you guys remember, when the WiiU was announced it had all of the major 3rd party developers listed on stage with them. That doesn't mean that they will commit top notch projects to the platform. Nintendo needs to take a page from Samsung and create a sophisticated enough piece of hardware that gets the industry excited about it. It's not always just the hardware that gets people excited about the latest phones, but what the software O/S side of things provides as well. If they can strike the perfect balance in software and hardware advancements, their next console will be a great success. Create the system that gamers want to buy and it will take care of the 3rd party situation they are currently in.
I just want Rockstar to finally release Grand Theft Auto on a Nintendo home console. They just sold like 53 million copies of Grand Theft Auto V. You tell me they wouldn't want maybe 3-5 million more even if it sells lighter than Sony or MS....that is adding to the jackpot.
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