Mario creator tells The Economist that 2009 sales were down because games weren't as fun, explains his aversion to making online titles.
Yeah, on the Wii. Don't know why sales were down but I can equally blame it on the economy. 2009 was a great year. Case closed. Except for the Wii. That console could have done better. I wonder what his definition of fun is. Then again, he is the creator of Mario and nobody does fun like Nintendo does.
yea i agree. the wii is just going down like the gamecube. its not just game quality but even the gameplay is usually the same thing and it gets old fast.
What effing system is he playing...oh my bad... a Wii... just in the last 3 months we had Mass Effect 2 and GoW3... not to mention Heavy Rain, Bioshock 2, and FF13... add in some Metro 2033 and the upcomming Splinter Cell, Alan Wake, and Crackdown 2 and we have so much quality is comming out our ears.
I actually agree with him. 2009 sucked for video games. March 2010 alone was better than all of 2009.
And this is where we disagree, evr. Last year, I enjoyed: inFamous Killzone 2 Uncharted 2 Demon's Souls Battlefield 1943 Wipeout HD fury Borderlands Batman: Arkham Asylum and Resident Evil 5 (kinda)
I thought 2009 was pretty brilliant for games, Wii included. This guy lives in Crazytown, though. Just look at that picture above - I think he's about to slay a cardboard dragon.
The Wii. Hah. Even the kids at home got tired of it.
all the multiplat titles on your list were good but those were mostly just filler titles till something else came along. The only ps3 title I cared about playing last year was kz2 and I was extremely disappointed. I didn't bother with UC2 seeing as UC fell into the filler category. Infamous I played the demo but it just hit me as a rental title, that I'll probably never get around to renting. I was interested more in the Yakuza 3 demo than Infamous. Even while looking pretty bad, it had good gameplay which is always > graphics. All in All to be more accurate 2009 was a filler year.
keen on supporting the core gamers enough. Most of the people who bought the Wii are casual gamers and a lot of them bought only one or two games. Some of the games came bundled with the Wii, like Wii Sports. They should release more games like Monster Hunter, Legend of Zelda or even Metroid. A lot of core gamers perceived Nintendo as selling out in favor of the casual gamers. Compared to casual gamers, core gamers tends to purchase a lot of games.
2009 was a brilliant year with high profile releases spread out over the months. Demon's Souls + UC2, that alone made 2009 a year to remember
This is how it work for nintendo, they make their games with their First Party devs and those games are mario, zelda, metroid... but never create a new IP so you have those games and the Third Party games that are Pure Crap, so instead of try something new, nintendo crew complain about game quality... Sorry but, If this year nintendo make a New Mario, a New Zelda, a New Metroid and then the third party devs make the same crappy games again, what's going to happen?, I mean, complaining is not a solution, so in order to "satisfy" the Gaming needs, nintendo have to make more games, but what games, mario, zelda, metroid and such again?
LOL, Wii is proof that sales have NOTHING to do with quality.
evrfighter, you are a sad sad little troll. to be more accurate you are a filler troll. ------------------ 2009 was an epic year for gaming, 2010 looks to be just as good. The "industry slump" eh....the PS3 and PSP are doing doing great while the Wii is dropping off...Why is that? Simple, the games.
"PSP [is] doing doing great" Wow, any more spin on that statement, and it would go into orbit.
I actualy can not be bother to play many of the games on the HD consoles. If your games where so fun then why are you guys trading them in? Sure you need the money but if you are having so much fun why are you not still playing these games... Seriously what are you guys playing from 09? Don't count online either then till me what you are playing still... Maybe the hype is fun for you guys but most people see past this crap. Cool great graphics but even that did not help crysis against quake wars which i still play. All i see is praise and hype online... this does not get other people excited. We want game play, some thing that takes skill. We want something intense, not pretty graphics and a system is worst than an intercity school lol. If I was not working in this industry I wouldn't even be here right now, gamers these days suck. I'm actually glad the Wii is here to shake off the pop gamers and FPS drones.
So let's fix it!
I blame him and Nintendo for the slump in quality.
On everything but the PS3, yeah, I agree, to an extent, it wasn't quite as good as 2008.
and his Wii door-to-door Wii Salesmen were just at my Pad a few days ago. I thought they were Japanese Jehovah Witnesses at first, then they asked me a question- Can we "pray"... ur PS3? Now I cant seem to find my copy of Heavy Rain! XD
why is he talking about his own system/games like that. Maybe he should make more different and fun games then. problem solved
wii sells like crazy, but wii games not so much, only the mario, zelda, and metroid games sell. i would like to see a new zelda game developed for the ps3. man do i love zelda games despite the hate i have towards the wii.
Zelda's developed by first party. The closes thing to Zelda on the PS3 is 3D dot game heroes. Actually, it pays homage to Legend of Zelda.
He's talking about the Wii, the title is misleading as he's not criticising anyone. 2009 seemed like Nintendo planned to give Third party's some time though and none of them did anything worthwhile with it. Like when people talk about lack of motion plus stuff, part of it stems from the fact that Nintendo intended to have Red Steel 2 launch in the winter and planned to give them space...and then it was delayed. Now Nintendo is bringing the awesome though and some 3rd party's have actually put out some excellent stuff!(Tatsunoko vs Capcom, Red Steel 2, then in the future Monster Hunter Tri and Epic Mickey and I suppose you could count NMH2).
Nintendo better announce whatever 'Zangeki no Reginleiv' is going to be called over in the western hemisphere soon. I was literally drooling at captured footage on Youtube the other day.
wii - the place where shovelware constantly inbreeds
and on the Wii I blame no other but the Wii itself and Nintendo. On PS3 and 360 there are too many good games, in there so many that it's imposible to buy them all.
He means game quality per craptastic on the Wii as the other two systems have had great games in general
Miyamoto is stucked in the n64 era, he should do more complex games, doing the sames games all over again must be a frustration to a game developer or director. don´t get me wrong i love my wii for games like Madworld or No more heroes but not miyamoto's games.
it's ironic how Nintendo brought the videogame industry back to life in the 1980s with their Seal of Approval to assure quality, and now look at the amount of shovelware rubbish that have that same approval on them on both the wii & ds. rofls etc.
"it's ironic how Nintendo brought the videogame industry back to life in the 1980s with their Seal of Approval to assure quality, and now look at the amount of shovelware rubbish that have that same approval on them on both the wii & ds. " *Sigh* Do you guys like to make up your own "facts". The seal of quailty was to let people know that they were genuine catridges and not pirated. The NES had many blue and pink catridges that were not genuine (many of them were bible games ironically). Do you know how many crappy games had that seal on the box?? HUNDREDS apon HUNDREDS! The NES had many, many, many bad games with the seal...here have a look for yourselves :- http://www.cinemassacre.com... The Wii and DS have very good games if you look. The console with the most sales will always have alot of shovelware. The Ps2 and psOne had the same problem, but people never seem to remember DOA Beach volleyball! The wii has the best Capcom fighter at the moment by the name of tatsunko VS capcom. The gameplay pawns SF4 everytime. Even going as far to say the port of resident evil 4 (from the cube to wii)is better than resident evil 5 on the ps3, and yes I own them both (even the gamecube R4). Graphics have never defined a system. NES - Master system, c64 Gameboy - game gear Ps1 - n64 DS - PSP SNES - Neo GEo Ps2 - xbox, gamecube Get my drift? If you dont then your opinion means nothing to me. If you believe many of the comments from the people on here that think they know what they are talking about then you are going to seriously miss out on some great games. Your loss I guess as my catalog is not biased to one system. Sad for you.
Im old school, and shooter after shooter, and now stupid hack and slash games are getting wack. The PS2 era produced better games than what we are playing now. We need more games like Heavy Rain, SMG, MGS4 and Zelda: TP. Not 20 CoD type games, or Gears clones. Game quality overall is bland especially on the HD systems where these types of games come out monthly. I have had both PS3 and Wii since launch and I have 25 Wii games compared to 15 PS3 games.
"but my own personal focus is to try to entertain people, even if they are not connected to the Internet. That is my first priority." good stuff Mr. Miyamoto. i like that he admitted what his priorities are. and to get into the singleplayer/onlinemuiltiplaye r topic a bit it seems better to try and focus on just one aspect of a game instead of trying to cover all bases. one example is BFBC2 i have yet to touch the single player portion, now if developers took the risk and tried for a MAG type approach we might have a bigger/better online component to that game. now that i think about it, i have no games in my collection that i play single/multi modes equally.
Idk what 2009 he lived in but last year for me was a great year for video games. Not a great year financial as I was laid off in may. inFAMOUS, Killzone2, Demon's Souls, Uncharted 2, and a boat load of other games continued to push the envelop. But I guess since he doesn't have a Ps3 and likes to Waggle around in games he doesn't know what fun is anymore.
[email protected], pretending to have a ps3, downplaying GOTY and best games for 99% producers and journalists, like most of xbox greatest fanboyz.
Only the Wii, out of all the other major systems, had disappointing titles. 360 and PS3 kicked butt, and will continue to. This is what I see happening to the Wii: less to play on it as developers leave in bunches (no one buys non first-party games (look up the numbers), too much piracy), and whoever is left playing on the system will just be waiting for the next Mario game. Or Zelda. Or Mario Kart. Or Mario Tennis... If I was a developer, I would not even look at the Wii as a viable option to make a game for; in my opinion, there's 2 major gaming systems, a couple of decent handhelds, and a paperweight.
Such a shocker...dude, it's been this way for 3 generations, and many gamers are content with that. Nobody expects 3rd party efforts on Nintendo consoles to be worth any amount of time, considering how much 'respect' third parties have given Nintendo consoles the past three generations, with few exceptions (Suda51. Sega and Capcom sometimes. Ubisoft once.). But the first party efforts are almost always top-notch, so it doesn't normally matter.
nintendo's fault of what 3rd parties decide to make? nintendo makes great games. 3rd parties, not so much. i'd say capcom and suda51 are good 3rd parties. sega is iffy and Ubi and EA are the worst. they produce the most crap on the wii. imagine babyz, & My sims. although the HD games seem even more boring. letz play FPSs!!!! its seems like thats all they have. i know they have more, but it seems like the majority. :/
"lol, how is it nintendo's fault of what 3rd parties decide to make? " Ooh lizard. Stop making sence..people dont post sensible comments on this site! Geez watch your "disagrees" pile up. "nintendo makes great games. 3rd parties, not so much. i'd say capcom and suda51 are good 3rd parties. sega is iffy and Ubi and EA are the worst. they produce the most crap on the wii. imagine babyz, & My sims. " Again with making sence! They dont listen to people that have common sence, they are "hardcore" remember lol And yes ubisoft even makes crap on the ps3, shock horror to the HD fanboys. There is no gaming apart from HD gaming. Yep just forget any other console that was made for SD. Ubisoft lol Did you see the "remake" of the Turtles in Time game for the HD consoles. How could they DESTROY what konami did with one of the best arcade games of all time? And keep in mind this game was not on a wii. Answer - Because we live in a time wheremany people dont understand what makes a arcade great. They only understand HD, kill ratio's or head shots and hooker beatings. The original TMNT in Time had personality and character. Ubisoft made it dull and boring without any style. Very sad.
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