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Nintendo Iwata: We Won't Compete Online

Sure, the company isn't really going to bother to much with any more Wii peripherals (hello, third parties); and certainly, the Wii Motion Plus (which makes the Wii Remote do what developers thought it could do to start with) hasn't been priced for retail - but "we can make it very affordable"; cripes, even the DS could take on mobile phone-like capabilities. Aside from all that, Nintendo is not going to compete with either Sony or Microsoft in a plethora of online services. Ninty is, after all, "still an entertainment company first and foremost".

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niall773417d ago

it would "put more smiles on more faces"

ewwww

kindi_boy3417d ago

he should have said we "CAN'T"

JsonHenry3417d ago

Then you will FAIL OFFLINE.

MazzingerZ3417d ago

Of course they WON'T even if they COULD...the wii is selling like pancakes, why to spend money on that?

Gangsta Krizzab3417d ago

This is going to hit them hard in the future.

ChickeyCantor3417d ago

Although this does not mean they wont try and make something out of it....i'm still gonna say it.
Damn you Iwata >=(.

madjedi3417d ago

So does this mean nintendo isn't going to allow wii users buy/tv episodes and movies or that online gaming will not be one of nintendos priorities he is far to vague.

taken from the article
"In terms of online services, Iwata actually tells Yukari Iwatani Kane at the WSJ, "If we can do something different that plays up our strengths - and broadens what a videogame constitutes then we might do it." "

Okay exactly how many kinds of online services are there, i think between the ps3 and 360's online features just about everything is covered.

Now the last part about broadening what a videogame constitutes sounds odd, best i can guess either he is talking about creating new genres. Or he is refering to making more dumbed down, no purpose everyone wins games like wii music.

ChickeyCantor3417d ago (Edited 3417d ago )

If the other 2 are covering everything i really do not see the point of people bashing Nintendo's online service.
Why complain if 2 companies are already doing.
Nintendo does allot in a different way so we will never know what they will do.

What they meant with the last part, well we will see about that.

BrotherNick3417d ago (Edited 3417d ago )

In terms of online services, Iwata actually tells Yukari Iwatani Kane at the WSJ, "If we can do something different that plays up our strengths - and broadens what a videogame constitutes - then we might do it. If we have no ideas, we're not going to compete with the exact same services against companies like Sony, which has a movie studio, and Microsoft, which has a lot of money."

mcgrawgamer3417d ago

trying to compete head on is what put them in 3rd place to begin with. prior to this generation that is.

jeffaustin903417d ago

mcgrawgamer, I agree. They were getting their butts kicked by trying to be a conventional gaming system (Gamecube) so they decided to see what else they could do with video gaming, something else that Sony and Microsoft weren't doing at the time. And you know what? It worked. They've become very profitable because of the Wii, and they've stood out from the pack as something new and different.

I think that with next generation, there will be even more of a difference between the Big 3 consoles. Sony will cater to the hardcore-of-hardcore fans, Nintendo will become strictly a fun machine for friends and family, and Microsoft will offer the best of both worlds.

thebudgetgamer3417d ago

we might have to change the phrase selling like hotcakes to selling like wiis

wiizy3417d ago

they dont need to just provide new online services that the competion does not have ... and you keep winning

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