Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO of Nintendo of America, doesn't seem interested in releasing a product like Natal.
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.
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
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.
i think the sony wand and natal are both cool but i am skeptical tbh.....i just want to see more of them
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. @smacktard: 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.
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.
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.
they print money, those fuccers!!! i want those powers.
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.
dont forget who copy Nintendo rumble, the analog and stuff. nintendo made them first on console
what about dual analog
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.
^^^ 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 ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... Here is an early concept of what the interface could be that evolved into the "wand" http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://stanford-online.stan... So just to re-iterate ~ "In 2002" 7 years ago and quite a few before Ninty's Wiimote...
@ Oner You don't quite understand how old motion controls really are. Le Stick was over 2 decades before the Eyetoy. http://classicgames.about.c... Go check it out since google won't help you in really researching old gaming news.
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...
yeahh i agree with you two.,, Nintendo will be always one step forward.,. nintendo games will be 4ever the best
that is not true necessarily
Sega wants to talk to you, buddy.
Nintendo is buried under to much shovelware to be the best. In my book they stopped being great after the SNES.
by the way NATAL is for gays.,,.
no i dont think so.....that women in the picture isnt gay
Natal is for "Happy" people?
No. Natal is really for people who want to look crazy waggling their arms around with nothing.
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.
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
"Nintendo will never follow in the footsteps of Natal" Who would want to ? When it glitches like this: ;-D !!!! http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Idon't blame them. Natal seems well... homosexual. I could explain myself in several large paragraphs but instead I'll sum it up a bit. EVERYTHING about Natal is bad.
How can a product be homosexual? God you're stupid.
I can still lol on the racism and the darkness of the room issue. XD
Natal is full of fail that's why.
why would they want to
ppfff... looks like they will never follow in the steps of a next gen console either..
Natal and Anthony Otero (air1) are failures anyways. Good for Nintendo, don't follow bums around.
natal attracts pedophiles no wonder its on the xbox 360.
Why would Nintendo? Nintendo solidifies there selves with there peripherals and casual games . They dont need to Natal
After all this is a reply from the lovable ignoramus dipshit hate everything that isn't pulled from Nintendos anal cavity. Reggie Fils-Aime. His opinion matters very little.
Reggie has said some crazy stuff ...but he`s right though. Nintendo doesn't need it because the public know they do motioin .
Who would want to follow in the footsteps of an upcoming Flop.
Interested in NATAL? NAT-AT-AL
really?. Nintendo is trying to copy MS that is trying to copy them?. Lol!. Look if it wasn't for the wii success i am pretty sure there would be no wand or natal.
Call me old fashioned, but I still prefer the nunchuck when playing mario kart instead of the stearing wheel. I don't think a fully motion sensored interface would really work, besides the lack of accuracy such interface could get pretty strenuous. For some laid back gaming I just want to hang on the couch and play with my joystick.
Nintendo innovates.... end subject.
not even reading article natal following in wii's footstep which microsoft calimed to be a gimmick. if anything for the wii to follow down natals path they would need something to copy off of
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