Throughout its 20 year gaming history Nintendo have made quite a few muck-ups, here is the top 5.
I agree with the majority of the list, but... I think the virtual boy should replace Rare. It seems like Nintendo sold Rare at the right time. They don't seem to be doing much for Microsoft.
"It seems like Nintendo sold Rare at the right time. They don't seem to be doing much for Microsoft." that might have more to do with microsoft then Rare
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Number 5 is a bit of. I have seen some screens of the n64 FF7 game, and they were nothing like FF7 as we know it now. The game originally planned for the N64 had different characters and different storyline. Although N64 could have had a Full RPG game, just not with all the prerendered backgrounds( sometimes that changed into a FMV) and Cut scenes. http://www.fantasyanime.com... Seriously this could have been an awesome Final fantasy =) FF6 has a great story too, so story telling was already matured enough in the SquareSoft department(FF4 rocks too btw xD) It's a shame, i'm still interested in how that game would have become as a whole. Number 4 is also off. The problem was that the Ps2 already managed to get enough people to their side. Developers saw money in it and basically ditched the GCN. Not because of "memory" restriction. Some developers even took the "multi-disc" way....so that wasn't the problem at all. GCN just sold less, so developers had little reason to develop for it. Edit: Well it wasn't sure if it was meant for the N64, those are FF6 characters, but those gfx werent possible on the PS1, so its safe to say that it was indeed planned for the N64.
Nintendo selling Rare was the biggest mistake they ever made.Without Rare,the N64 would not have stood a chance against the PS1.Rare without Nintendo is like the X-Men without Wolverine
Rare without Nintendo is like the X-Men without Wolverine Very nice analogy, Steve. bubbles on me
Can't say I really agree, as I'm wondering what the heck Rare's doing on the list at all. In the first place, Nintendo only sold their 49% share in the company to Microsoft *after* Microsoft had already gotten the 51% majority share from the people who had actually founded the company. There aren't exactly a lot of options when the majority share in a company goes to one of your competitors. And in the second place, even if one takes the stance "Well, Nintendo didn't try hard enough to keep them!", Rareware lost tons of key personnel even before anyone knew about the sale (if memory serves, a lot of them went off to form Free Radical). A lot of the people behind games like Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Jet Force Gemini, Conkers Bad Fur Day, et cetera, which were arguably Rareware's best games, weren't even there anymore -- and a few more left after the sale went down. "By allowing Microsoft to acquire Rare Nintendo lost possibly the biggest asset they had." An asset that hasn't really made anything on the same level as it did in its heyday, in terms of sales and critical acclaim at least.
that stuff is a tech demop run on silicon graphics workstations so they could learn 3d modeling and code it never would have reached n64like that
If you see how good FF7/ff8 characters looked in battle on the PS1(for that time), the N64 could have done this easily. Edit: If you meant it wouldnt be that what you see in the screens ...no. That was indeed a demo. But if there was a n64 FF it could have looked like that ( and seeing that there are far better looking games released on the N64 it could have looked much better than that) That what you see in the screens is actually an reenactment of FF6
I didnt expect this list to be very factual, but I kinda like this list. Many of the points made are true(mostly because of playstation's dominance and the ill-fated Gamecube) and have been the main reason why Playstation has won two consecutive console wars. Of course, Nintendo is now back on top thanks to the Wii so none of this matters now. Next up: the top 5 on why the Wii owns this generation, period.
There may of never been a playstation if nintendo didn't decide to ditch sony - thank god they did!
Thank god ? I think its the most stupid thing that ever happend! Just imagine those two companies combined. together have a huge library of first party titles. Just imagine! (however i can't imagine Zelda:OOT with PS1 gfx though xD)
"Just imagine those two companies combined. together have a huge library of first party titles." Yeah, but we'd also be closer to having a company with the capacity to form a general monopoly on games, which would be... very not good for the industry overall.
yeah ok true that, but remember. Sega was still kicking and other companies were trying to find their places too. It was inevitable that MS would make their console anyway. IT wouldn't be coming down to just one gaming company.
Nintendo are not big at all on 3rd party and sony probably would of just stayed in the tech side of things since all they were doing was providing hardware. So we probably would of just had nintendo's usual stuff and to be honest, i much prefer the stuff sony has in their first and second party then nintendo's first party. You can argue with this all you like but its a simple fact, without the ps1 and 2 the games industry would not be half as big as it is now. Sony are a company that have been the main innovators in the technology industry as a whole (check that history article someone posted a week or so ago) and without sony always wanting to use the latest hardware i just couldn't see console gaming being as advanced as it is now. Nintendo have always really been about the games (till the wii), sega were the hardware side of things till of course they stopped making consoles, microsoft are about software and have been the innovators in online console gaming. They have all contributed, i've just stressed sonys contribution to the tech side of things, i could go on about microsoft, nintendo, sega & atari if i needed to - but i won't. Like i said though, i honestly couldn't see the console gaming industry and maybe even the computer entertainment industry as well developed as it is now if sony never got involved. Sony took the high tech gamble with all their consoles everytime and have pushed the bar everytime which has helped. Disagree all you like, you're welcome to but you cannot deny at least in the technology side of things - sony deserve credit.
Actually them working together would have delivered an awesome product. Software would be booming all over the place. Nintendo's hardware department are good too and their software is mostlikely high of quality. Same goes for Sony. Together they would be more than Gaming gods. " Nintendo have always really been about the games (till the wii)," Lol, they actually do care about their games. They want it to be accessible for the masses, hence the Wii-mote. So that everyone can play their games. But i guess you wouldn't get that.
I like the Gamecube I still have mine, but i lacked the games that the PS2 and the Xbox had at the time and the discs were neet but with a downfall and that was memory space. As for Nintendo selling Rare well like people have been saying they have not done much for Microsoft mind you the orginal people might not work there anymore. The N64 is a differant egg when compared to the Gamecube, I had an N64 and had mostly the Zelda game but i don't think it could run an rpg like Final Fantasy. What Squaresoft should have done at the time was release a no name rpg to try out and test the capabilities of the N64. As for Nintendo blunders well they should have added the virtual boy and that stupid robot that came out during the NES era. All companies make blunders Microsoft when they relased the 360 with RROD and Sony when the PS3 did not have a solid line up. But you learn from those mistakes. I mean Segas big blunder back then was supporting the 32X, SegaCD, Genesis, Game Gear, Pico, and the Saturn that was Segas big blunder releasing all those syetems at once. So what Nintendo did was not that bad.
I know they care about their games, i just don't know - the wii seems more of a toy to me than a gaming console, nothing appeals to me on the wii whereas i've always had an interest in most of nintedo's first party games on their older systems. They made a good move though, as a business - looking at their sales.
I seriously don't get that...define:Toy. I am for one not interested in all the extra features PS3 or 360 brings all i want is games, Games that i like wether it be HD/media hub or not So i would say ...that they are all toys? I dunno, GamoverThinker at youtube explained it best i just can't remember which Episode it was. But here is a good one anyway xD. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Revealing new and innovating controller ideas before Sony launches their console.....again.
But then again, Nintendo didn't really worry about it because they knew that Sony would try to copy it and end up failing in the process. Have you ever tried using a SixAxis controller? It sh*ts for the birds!
I can't even see the list! I keep getting stupid GameTrailers datebase errors!
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