Nintendo will never follow in the footsteps of Natal

Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO of Nintendo of America, doesn't seem interested in releasing a product like Natal.

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EvilTwin3231d ago (Edited 3231d ago )

Why should Nintendo be interested in copying? It's Microsoft and Sony that have seen Big N's success this gen and tried to copy it, not the other way around.

Trying to be just like Sony and Microsoft is what made the Gamecube come in a distant third last gen. I don't think Nintendo has any desire to do that again.

dangert123230d ago

I'm sure the gc was out 1st,and started of good because devs were using the engine potental but stoped when the ps2 and xbox came out because they were better hardware wise and easier 2 develope for

Smacktard3230d ago

PS2 wasn't better than the Gamecube, "hardware-wise." The reason the PS1 got so much dev support was because it used discs, which allowed for more space than cartridges (AT THE TIME) and were cheaper to produce, and because Nintendo were jerks towards 3rd parties and had a strict set of guidelines or censorship or whatever.

I still to this day have no idea how or why the original Xbox sold as well as it did.

knox3230d ago

i think the sony wand and natal are both cool but i am skeptical tbh.....i just want to see more of them

IdleLeeSiuLung3230d ago (Edited 3230d ago )

True, but if Natal is a success watch Nintendo follow suit. That is how it always works!

The company will always down play the competitions product until it is a success, in which case "me too" happens.

The original Xbox sold so well because of superior hardware and a very large and active modding community. Halo helped too.

Let's put it like this, I bought an Xbox and not a PS2. Clearly the PS2 had games, but it was the option to mod it as a media center with a secondary feature of games.

The thing was ugly as hell though.

Tony P3230d ago

Back then MS had the superior hardware and pretty good exclusive games that so-called "couldn't be done" on PS2 like Ninja Gaiden, Steel Battalion, Panzer Dragoon Orta, KOTOR, Jade Empire, Otogi etc. Totally different story this gen.

RedPawn3230d ago (Edited 3230d ago )

Releasing nothing but weak 1st and third party games did not help, and look at all the games from the Playstation catalogue the Wii is starting to copy,

Try Harder

Yes Sony has been copying Nin game plan this gen, with games like, Uncharted 2, Ratchet, and Demon Souls/Sarcasm off.

PROFIT3230d ago (Edited 3230d ago )

they print money, those fuccers!!!

i want those powers.

EvilTwin3230d ago (Edited 3230d ago )

GamingSucksNow -- Dude, what are you talking about? My post didn't even address software. We're talking about console hardware here, and it's not in question that Natal and the Sony Wand are being made now because of Nintendo's ridiculous success this gen.

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na-no-nai3231d ago

dont forget who copy Nintendo rumble, the analog and stuff. nintendo made them first on console

knox3230d ago

what about dual analog

FinalomegaS3230d ago

the dual analog is just an extension of the "analog" concept. No analog then the time line would equal no dual analog.

You can give Sony the eye toy ( I love the idea) but proper app for it hasn't shown to be applied properly.

Natal falls under this category.

And Sony wand falls under Nintendos Wiimote.

We can go on and on about things like this but we get the point.

Oner3230d ago (Edited 3230d ago )

^^^ Correction the Wiimote is actually a copy of the PS3's Eyetoy with their wand ~

"The EyeToy was originally devised by Dr. Richard Marks, who had the idea of connecting a web camera to a PlayStation 2 and using it as a peripheral to play video games. The idea of using cameras in games was not new, as it was previously used in many arcade games and toys such as the Game Boy Camera and the Dreameye digital camera for the Sega Dreamcast, the latter of which affected the development of the EyeToy; however, with the resolution of modern cameras and the processing power of the PlayStation 2 new ideas were possible that were not achievable on the Game Boy. The idea was taken up by SCE London Studio, ****who showed a concept in 2002**** with four games"

Source ~

Here is an early concept of what the interface could be that evolved into the "wand"


So just to re-iterate ~ "In 2002" 7 years ago and quite a few before Ninty's Wiimote...

Product3230d ago

@ Oner

You don't quite understand how old motion controls really are. Le Stick was over 2 decades before the Eyetoy.


Go check it out since google won't help you in really researching old gaming news.

Oner3230d ago (Edited 3230d ago )

That was not my point. I was merely showing how Sony had their Motion Control WITH a Wand type interface earlier than the other current CONSOLE manufacturers. Which is FACT no matter who disagrees...

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Samus HD3231d ago

yeahh i agree with you two.,, Nintendo will be always one step forward.,. nintendo games will be 4ever the best

knox3230d ago

that is not true necessarily

RedPawn3230d ago

Sega wants to talk to you, buddy.

Eiffel3230d ago

Nintendo is buried under to much shovelware to be the best. In my book they stopped being great after the SNES.

Samus HD3231d ago

by the way NATAL is for gays.,,.

knox3230d ago

no i dont think so.....that women in the picture isnt gay

Eiffel3230d ago

Natal is for "Happy" people?

Sarcasm3230d ago

No. Natal is really for people who want to look crazy waggling their arms around with nothing.

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FinalomegaS3230d ago

Just would like t comment on everything that is said here.

First "Natal" isn't for gays, the tech might be good if done right.

Nintendo is like that solid foundation that we know is there and will be there. If Sony and MS decided to stop gaming, whatever they can go on their merry way and do what they've been doing TV's and crappy OS ( let's not add Win7 yet, it's not officially here yet).

We know that that company will still be here and doing what they do best, making HW and SW. The problem with fans of other systems, they tend to look at thing from their bubble world and tend to forget that the gaming world is more than just making you happy. Nintendo is a very complex company that tries to make everyone happy even their investors. They did fall hard when they tried to make their first disc base system ( GCN), I remember seeing Rogue Squadron on that and I was amazed of what it could do , then came RE4 which by chance was my last GC game. But beside the technical marvel that Factor5 and Capcom1 did nothing else really stayed in my mind.

Will Nintendo follow, that is a clear NO. They have invested a lot into R&D and they must be up to something for the Nintendo6, I am always curious to see what they have brewing behind those doors. They have their own momentum and if we know anything The current president of Nintendo isn't as close minded as the previous.

I am a video game lover since 30 years now and any system that comes out ( 32X and virtual boy excluded) has always given me a fun time from this hectic reality.

DuneBuggy3230d ago (Edited 3230d ago )

Yeah but you got to admit that the commerical for 32X was great.
"you just stick it in your Genesis"
"Ohh Yeah...Baby"

Great post BTW

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