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Nintendo Shouldn't Feel Threatened by New Motion Control Systems

DouglasBuffone writes.... Both Sony and Microsoft announced new motion controllers at E3 this year. After seeing a few of the capabilities and imagining the possibilities, many saw Nintendo's announcement of Wii Motion Plus as nothing special. More so, many people think that Nintendo will fall behind with motion control and may ultimately loose a part of their audience that will have different casual gaming options. However for all the hype surrounding Project Natal and Sony's motion controller, Nintendo shouldn't feel threatened by the competition as their position in the market will not change.

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mrv3212943d ago

Oh man it's cold over here... why did I have to make the joke about Milo being quite pedophilic one which quite a few people make... well here goes nothing, for the next 14 days... I'll be here on the rough side of town, the side where you can get a sex worker for a $10 (which wouldn't be so bad if this was a gaming site and ALL OF YOU ARE MEN)

ON TOPIC: I highly doubt Nintendo are worried, their console has the most sales and both of them are making profit more than many can imagine and they have the least out goings such as advertisement etc.

Off TOPIC: The only reason why I can see I was banned was a 'Bad sense of humor' so I figure if I make a good joke I can be un banned?

Well here goes Why did the chicken cross the road? To make love to your wife... oh forget it, I wont be unbanned... I'll just be left on the dark side of this place... so for now I guess I'll emprace my enviroment... So I'll guess I'll have to sell illegal items such as dorito's and pizza!

thebudgetgamer2943d ago

one time ive been banned for saying cliffy b might be a kid toucher.

:)

mrv3212943d ago

Can I ask when have Pedophile jokes been unfunny... to be honest I blame Micheal Jackson, when he was alive we could make jokes as much as we want and now he's a great singer and not a pedophile despite what the same people making jokes...

-Mezzo-2943d ago

Well i think they should be worried at least from Sony's motion sensing controller.

ChickeyCantor2943d ago

Looking at the dates of their releases, Nintendo probably made the next step by now. Important thing to note is marketing as well.

I'm not saying this will be a bad product, but Sony is going to have a hard time to associate motion controls with the name "Sony"...like Nintendo did.

TheColbertinator2943d ago

Well said Sidar.That is one of the smartest comments I have heard all week

Shnazzyone2943d ago

seriously... sony's motion is not that impressive. check this video out. All of what sony did is possible with a wiimote with motion +, a bicycle light and a cheezy webcam

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inbfour2943d ago

They aren't in competition with Microsoft and Sony anymore. They know they can just throw anything out there and get tons of money.

-Mezzo-2943d ago

True because Nintendo does not care if their product is bad or average they know it will sell like crazy.

Which is bad for consumers.

N4g_null2943d ago

Nintendo knows they can not just put any thing out there. Nintendo will never make a buzz or eye pet because they know it has to sell.

Just look at Wii music and other Wii games that did not even make it over here.

If nintendo did not believe in improving the Wii they would not have made the motion+. Devs have been playing with this thing for a while and if you didn't get the dev kit and you have friends over at EA I'm sure they could let you know every thing about it.

Nintendo took a lot of input for this attachment also.

Why you guys believe nintendo does not care about making good products is beyond me. You may be right in that they are not trying to impress you directly but it is sorta hard to impress some one who makes stuff up.

keysy4202943d ago

i only see m$ targeting the wii casual market, sony however is fixing the gripes us hardcore gamers had who bought the wii for its possibilities.
sony i think will deliver that fantasy sword bow and arrows, fishing,etc game that people first thought was possible with the wii. not to mention fps so you can actually use the gun correctly. plus this will be on a better network so the possibilities are endless.
however m$ will sell natal and it will do ok in sales. problem i see is that it will be expensiv, not be supported by enough hardcore games. and its now going to tap into nintendo's market. seriously granny's women, and the extreme casual gamer isnt going to go buy a wii and natal when the nintendo is already their and they still have tons of fun with wii sports fishing etc. so i dont know who m$ is targeting but its a unclear path.
Also MS isnt a hardware company look at 360 rrod if this happens with natal m$ just turned into another sega. its a extreme risk for m$ in my eyes . but they need to do something becuase at the rate that m$ is going without new innovative ideas, in games it aint looking good becuase m$ is doing what happened with dreamcast and its looking like its comming to light. you cant rely on 3rd party games on a system.but M$ is going to find out the hard way or stop supporting 360 in 2011

tiamat52943d ago

Why does everyone keep saying that? Of course they have to worry. Nintendo can try to put up a brave front as much as they want but their potential to get the next generation of casual gamers is in jeopardy. Nintendo's only hook was their motion controls. With out it their games are barely even mediocre at best. Now if Sony and Microsoft manage to market their controllers and prove it is better and more advanced then the Wii-mote, peopkle will start to wonder "Why buy a Wii and miss out on great titles like Resident Evil, Metal Gear Solid, Grand Theft Auto, Killzone, Uncharted when I can buy a PS3 or Xbox 360 and not only get those games at their best but still have motion controls and get the same experience"

Shnazzyone2943d ago (Edited 2943d ago )

i don't think you see the big picture. Wii includes next generation controls standard and in the box. All sony and MS have are pricey upgrades. Who would pay an average 300 bucks for a gaming console then pay another 100 for an addon then another potentially 60 bucks for one game for this addon when nintendo has it all in the box from the get go. Not to mention for that initial 300 bucks you could get the system with motion standard and either a brand new title or a couple older used titles. It just makes more consumer sense. On top of that developers know how to use wii motion controls. They still have to learn how to use these new optional peripherals. Optional peripherals for systems not as widely adopted as the wii. Also wii will have a whole other year to let Motion + catch on before Natal(like the baby) or eyetoy 2 even make it to market.

Now tell me Nintendo has something to worry about... and try not to laugh.

Qdog2943d ago (Edited 2943d ago )

It is $249.00 plus s&h for the Nintendo wii from Overstock.com. With the Motionplus (and a compatible game) its another $44.49, without the game it's $20.00 for the standalone Motionplus. So it's relatively congruent in respective pricing strategy, Nintendo's offering and Sony/MS offering, except that you know that parts are cheaply made with Nintendo. No one knows yet the pricing of the next gen motion controllers yet, I'm just going by your assumptions and my facts. I think you must have overlooked the fact that the PS3 has come standard with a Sixaxis motion controller from launch day.

Sources
Wii from Overstock.com http://www.overstock.com/Bo...
MotionPlus peripheral with Wii Resort http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0...

Mahr2943d ago (Edited 2943d ago )

"Of course they have to worry. Nintendo can try to put up a brave front as much as they want but their potential to get the next generation of casual gamers is in jeopardy."

That you think they honestly *need* to get the next generation of 'casual gamers' is quaint, really. They've already made about as much money off the Wii alone in two years as Sony made off of the PS2 in eight. Think of the terrifying scale of that business.

"With out it their games are barely even mediocre at best."

That's for the market to decide.

"Now if Sony and Microsoft manage to market their controllers and prove it is better and more advanced then the Wii-mote"

And if my aunt were a man, she'd be my uncle.

"miss out on great titles like Resident Evil, Metal Gear Solid, Grand Theft Auto, Killzone, Uncharted when I can buy a PS3 or Xbox 360 and not only get those games at their best but still have motion controls and get the same experience"

As last I checked none of these motion control set-ups are currently out yet, and industry analysts are predicting that Natal and possibly Sony's wand aren't even going to be sold until the fabled 'Wii HD' comes out, so even in this vague, hypothetical match-up of abstract, unreleased technology, imaginary Nintendo's hardly in the type of trouble you're claiming that they are.

N4g_null2943d ago

"With out it their games are barely even mediocre at best." That explains the HD market really... take the HD away and you have to ask your self why you are still playing.

The funny thing is every one know that Even if the Wii had GC controls it would still be close to 20 million. I'm sure nintendo could have adapted wii sports to a controller. Nowe would it be fun maybe not as much but tell that to mario party owners. Nintendo has been doing this for years before motion controls.

Now you have to look at this...LOL If SONy and MS just make motion controls for hardcore games then seriously how is that going to expand the market? When was the last time SONy made a game that expanded the market? This is what blu ray was suppose to do.

MS made buzz and some other lame games and rare has made what since when?
SONy has made what?

The whole hardcore gamers want to play HD motion games is sort of a oxymoron. So far the Wii has already established it self as a great system for every one. Wait till your mom wants to play the new MS or SONy motion controlled game and they boot up one of the bloody games on the HD system LOL... The image is tarnished already and on top of that what happens when the HD gamers start talking to the new gamers? Instantly those gamers will be turned off once they are called gay or some them else a 12 year old would say online.

We will see and I hope they do scare nintendo but I think capcom and other will get nintendo back on their game on what the other hardcore games want thanks to stuff like MH3.

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