Nintendo has been subject to doubt every step of the way, but they've remained relevant this long and they'll do so for a long time yet.
NEVER doubt Nintendo
I'll hold Nintendo to the same standards as I do with every other gaming company, when they do right i'll give them my money, and when they don't I won't. Nintendo is a great company, but they aren't immune to making foolish decisions.
That said it's good to see them getting back on track and finally finding a place in the home of gamers.
Eeee, while both were commercial failures basically. Virtual boy was to early and the technology wasn't there yet and the Wii U was a good piece of hardware and had some good games on it. The marketing for it wasn't the best really.
Marketing has nothing to do with the failure of the Wii U, the hardware itself was low-spec, feature-lacking, gimmicky junk.
Remember the Wii U? No? Thought so
I generally have faith in Nintendo to tease me with a product that is only attainable through eBay.
Nintendo just needs to figure out the best way to get their games out there. Plus, PSP usually knows what he's talking about.
I'd say its fair to doubt this company until something is proven.
Wii, Wii U, 3DS etc. For the last 10 years, quality has not only been questionable, they've been losing marketshare at a DANGEROUS RATE (Something fanboys seem to love to ignore, yet pretend as if all is good in the neighborhood)
So when you go from 100 million Wii, 160 million DS
...to 14 million Wii U and 65 million 3DS (basically fighting to MATCH PSP sales) something is wrong. Something changed and yes, people are not returning.
It could be them going casual, it could be them outsourcing just WAY too much ie Paper Mario Color Splash, Other M, Star Fox Zero, them making games no one asked for ie Yarn BS, Animal Crossing Party game.
Something happened and over the last 10 years, quality has been questionable and fans have not been returning. You can only really do this so many times before someone literally stops buying from you.
So is Metroid 4 going to be good? Well who knows, Retro isn't making it, sooooooo Star Fox Zero, Paper Mario Color Splash...so for many, they need to wait. We need to KNOW its good, a title isn't really enough.
Star Fox 64
Paper Mario Thousand Year Door
3 of some of my favorite Nintendo games...that doesn't mean that translate into LIFE TIME FAN WILL BUY EVERY SINGLE VERSION DAY 1. That stopped when they started outsourcing and turning established games into other genres. They lost many of those fans years ago and 3DS and Wii U sales show they have left.
Took me RE5 to not buy RE6. I bought RE7 as it was return to form in the features I wanted.
Nintendo for the most part IS trying to have a return to form, something I've noticed MANY are not bringing up (or don't realize)
Kirby for Switch is just Kirby...2D, sucking things up...THATS IT. No drawing, no DAMN YARN BS, just CLASSIC Kirby.
Xenoblade X for the most part looks like its classic Xenoblade I think without the Mechs (Not sure, didn't see them in the trailer though)
Splatoon 2, literally looks and plays like Splatoon 1....this is not only a good thing, this is a GREAT THING! Not Splatoon 2 FPS, not Splatoon 2 PARTY GAME, but more of what 1 was.
THIS is the direction they need to go. It is of a quality I expect, it is of a concept that is of the past games, I don't feel like I"m playing this hit or miss. Want to do something new? Make it a damn new IP. They need to continue this for the whole gen so their old fans see that they can actually trust this company to make a damn game without the need of gimmicks or trying reinvent a concept NO ONE was asking for.
Be honest about why they lost fans, its the only why you can admit when something is going right.
It's been tough to stick with Nintendo, but I'm starting to come around. I still need to see more sound decision-making before I give them my (monetary) support, but it seems like they're making some strides in the right direction.
I get a really good feeling under Kimishima and from the Switch. It feels like theyre back to their best and can focus everything on Switch, no game droughts. I'm playing Arms now and it very hard lol.
Not even just that, the fact that the games are more focused on being what the past titles where, ie Xenoblade X 2 being like 1, Splatoon 2 being like 1 ,KIRBY ACTUALLY JUST BEING NORMAL KIRBY! lol
So its clear a focus is being pushed on less gimmicks, less yarn crap, less bs and I think it won't change much at first, but over time they will grow with trust. I'm not worried with droughts as I feel Switch is likely their only device they have plans for in the future so Pokemon and their other handheld ips will be common place.
I think they can do a great job with having both portable and console teams working on 1 device for once.
I actually want a top down zelda as the team that made the last one is still MIA. Fingers crossed.
Agreed, its like they kept doing certain things deliberately bad. The Switch feels like the perfect home for Nintendo, it feels modern and sleek unlike 3DS and Wiiu. Mario Oddysey is like everything we asked for and more as well. Right now I LOVE my Switch and I love that Nintendo are back on track, games coming earlier than expected and everything!
Unless were talking about that horrid red vr abomination, all the shoveware on wii, or the wiiu?
Orrr how about all those AAA 3rd party devs making games for the switch? Doubtful af
Switch's long-term success isn't guaranteed yet
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