OJ from PlayerEssence discusses how Nintendo can convince the average PS4 and Xbox One gamers to purchase a Nintendo NX.
Easy answer. It doesn't.
Wow, I guess this guy speaks for every gamer out there. All hail the mighty Hoffman! *slow clap* /s
Don't forget the champagne /s-eriously!
well they haven't done it since the SuperNES days
Easy, just continue to be themselves. I'm not even a fan but I can acknowledge their efforts. And, they're always innovating. Both hardware and software. Dual screen /DS and Splatoon, for example. others follow. -- xoxo
They need better online, marketing & 3rd party support, if they can't get 3rd party support then at least make sure there is a consistent stream of games so there isn't 6+ month droughts. I don't mind fun little gimmicks as long as it doesn't limit/detract from the game experience or jack the price up.
They have been doing that, and it hasn't worked
Just gimme some chocolates. That's all I want in this life. I think to get gamers, they need 3rd party support. They're still making great 1st party games. They just need the 3rd party support that PlayStation and Xbox have.
- Third party support - produce something that looks/plays just as good as PS4/X1 Yes, that means 1080p/60or30fps for games that PS4/X1 are outputting them at. They need multiplats bad. This is coming from someone that has a PS4/X1/Wii U as well. The Wii U is okay. I have alot of great "old" games, but nothing new really other that Super Mario Maker. Zombie U is okay. Donkey Kong Country 1,2,3, Super Punch Out, Super Mario 64. Those are the oldies I play on the Wii U.
- produce something that looks/plays just as good as PS4/X1 Wii U already has games that plays better but not look.
Secure exclusives, and no more hardware gimmicks. Cross buy between handheld and home console. Hardware on par with current gen or better.
Having more power than the PS4 would give it a percieved edge over the other consoles right off the bat. I really doubt it though.
Power doesn't mean much if there's no games to back it up.
Which is why they need to secure third party support from major publishers.
Even then, will that make them successful or win back gamers? If most already own X1 or PS4 (or both) with the 3rd party support already established, why would anyone buy an NX to play the same game? Even if it's more powerful no 3rd party is going to add any extra features, it'll just look a tad bit shinier. I don't think that will be enough personally. But I guess we have to see.
And bring the online into 2016
That is going to be the biggest challenge Nintendo faces with the NX. With Nintendo being out of the gamer spotlight for so long, users having their gaming needs being taken care of by PS and Xbox and even PC, what can Nintendo do to get back in the spotlight, woo third parties and convince a gamer to get a second or even third console?
You are 100% correct, Nintendo put themselves out of the spot light. It all started with them skipping e3 twice in a row.......bad move. But the NX has given them a bit of attention again. The eyes are slightly on them and now they need to forcibly turn those heads. The Wii u was a mistake starting with the name, the NX is already fixing issues with a completely different name. Now a strong launch lineup should be their next goal.....come on ninty I know you've got it.
It's going to be tough. Leveraging their strength in the handheld space with a hybrid concept might give them a serious shot a sizable user-base. It doesn't need to be THE place for 3rd party and online-centric games, but it needs to be ONE OF the places for it. If gamers are given Nintendo 1st party, a place to play their FIFAs, Fallouts, and CODs, with solid online, indie support, and no controller gimmicks, I'd hope they'd support the NX. But you're ultimately right, I'm not sure they'll be able to tackle the PS/X1/PC market like we once thought they could.
You know, I find it funny that most of the people saying Nintendo is irrelevant, can't seem to shut up about a company they claim not to care about.XD Nintendo's not out of the spotlight; they're just not hitting it big in home console sales. They can change that with the NX, but they've been doing pretty damn good in software sales despite their Wii U hardware sales woes.
If this gen is anything to go by. Power, power, and more power. Quality of games doesn't matter as long as you've got native 1080p at 60fps the gamers of this world shall rejoice. This is why I dislike the way the industry is heading. Don't get me wrong I love great graphics at a great frame rate as much as the next chap but not at the expense of a great gaming experience. The Wii U is the best example of this trend I've seen. It's library while not huge has some of the best games I've played in 30 years of gaming but it just hasn't sold well because its deemed inferior to the rest of the crowd. I hope Nintendo stick to there values and make the nx what they want it to be and not a clone of the ps4.
I agree. I don't understand this trend of wanting Nintendo to be exactly like the other systems.
Give me an experience that I cannot have on the other consoles. Thats how. Make games that I want..not the kiddie game only system. I'd love Nintendo to be what it used to be. They have always marched to the beat of a different drum....hence here we are.
The NX will be dead on arrival
Does Nintendo want the average gamer? What is an average gamer? Because with the Wii we saw Nintendo went for a very casual crowd while still delivering some fantastic games. I think we will have to wait and see what this device really is before we know who Nintendo want to sell it too.
The gamer who only plays EA, Ubisoft and Activision games. With GTA.
All I really want is a return to the classic style Metroid, not the 1st person style and I'll buy one.
I always just whip it out. They should try that too ;)
It's simple... they need to leverage the vast gains in power that have happened since Sony and MS left some power on the table by not going cutting edge with the PS4/XB1. Some games are coded terribly. Besides those, they need 1080/60 where others have 1080/30... and that's at a minimum. What they really need is something at least twice as powerful as the PS4 as well as having the newer architectures which are more efficient. It really is simple. People need to see why it's better. If they see it, they will buy it. Gamers who already have a PS4 or XB1 or a PC need to be given a reason to buy the console. They NEED to be on an X86 architecture. They need to make it easy for developers to port over the games and get them up and running in a couple of days... like what is possible on the PS4. At that point it becomes economically feasible for 3rd parties to support it at WHATEVER sales of the console itself. The Wii u version of the games had to be specially made. Not fully from the ground up, but lots of work. Then they needed to make use of the gamepad. BLOPSII on the Wii U was great, but there wasn't enough sales of the console to justify such support. When going forward developers can make a Nintendo version as the better performing version of the PS4 (with perhaps slightly better textures/effects), then it will be supported. They need to jump onto 14nm bandwagon. Get those gains, and they will have quite a system indeed. They could be about 1/2 a generation ahead powerwise... and it could probably come it about $399 provided they don't have any gimmicks involved. 4-6 Tflops is easily within reach. More if they want it, but probably not. If they do this, they have it all. They have their own IP's which are very much loved, as well as all the 3rd party games which is what most people buy consoles for. There also is about half or a bit more of people who haven't bough any next gen console yet. Meanwhile those that early adopted have been noticing the shortcomings of the PS4/XB1 since launch and many these few years later would love to actually play 1080/60 at better IQ. A GTX 970 with a competent CPU can easily play games at 4k. Not all games at high quality/ultra settings, but at decent settings. Nintendo could easily outdo the 970... it's a double node jump. They could match the 970 and save what about 80 percent of the power requirement? So yeah, it's doable. They could save 60 percent power and easily hit 4-5 TFlops and it be cheaper to make then a 970.
No gimmicks & standard controllers
Copy-pasting and doing nothing interesting in hardware didn't work for them with the GC, why the hell would trying to become a copy of the competition work for them now?
At the very least make the standard controllers an option like they did with the Wii U. I barely purchased any games for the original Wii since most games did not have the standard controller option. So if they take away the standard controller for most games again Im out this time
New Mother/earthbound game. Donkey Kong 64 sequel. Mario 64/Galaxy type game. Use your IP's. Listen to feedback. Make are REAL Paper Mario game. Achievement/Trophy type system call them "Stickers" or whatever. No gimmicks/too much motion control. Get 3rd Party Support. Open world MMO Pokemon game. < (so obvious it hurts) Better online. Make some Mature games. Get mature games on your system.
1.) Make a powerful console (relative to the competition) 2.) Make an ergonomically comfortable STANDARD controller 3.) Attract 3rd party support 4.) Create a robust online infrastructure 5.) Separate yourself from the competition by putting out a consistent and steady flow of high quality exclusive games.
I'm done with "standard" controllers. They do little to nothing in terms of giving me new ways to play.
They need to make some MUST PLAY titles, and actually market them. There have been some amazing Wii U games - but unless you are constantly on gaming websites you would never know about them
Exclusives, from both first and third party, that people won't want to be without, tech that none of the whiners can complain about, and better advertisement efforts from all game makers on the console. Also, make sure that they have more new games than old ports. We all already have games like Witcher 3 on other consoles; old ports won't move NX's.
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