Nintendo Now calls out Nintendo gamers for not buying the games they vocally demand and ponders if that trend will continue now that Nintendo has granted their wishes with a non-casual focused E3.
Casual, core or both. Vote what you want with your wallets people.
I totally agree with that statement. I feel it sometimes holds more true with the gaming and tech industry than anything else.
Most Nintendo gamers demand Nintendo games, and for the most part, they buy them. NSMB: 15m MK: 22.5m SMG: 9m SMG2: 2.8m (in 6 weeks) SSBB: 9.5m Zelda TP: 5.6m Super Paper Mario: 2.25m MP3: 1.6m Punch-out: 1.1m Pretty much every Nintendo published or developed game sells a million. The article mentions MP Trilogy not reaching 600k.. but keep in mind 1 and 2 combined for about 4m, and 3 and the trilogy combined for about 2m.
doesn't matter to me as long as i think the game is good
For me Nintendo is to little to late. There have been some great games on the wii and a few rpgs comeing soon that i want bad but over all i kind of just stop trying to find the jems lost in the shuffle of games like deca sports. Ofcourse this isn't nintendos falt like alot of you sad fanboys want to think. Nintendo needs to leap forward and start doing what sony and MS have been doing to them for years. Add things like tropies and a better online setup without those friends codes. They copyed nintendo for years and still do but at least take a few ideas from sony and ms. Most of my gameing today is done on the PS3 or Xbox but i still remember most of the things i enjoy today came from ideas that nintendo came up with just never caped on.
They only demand it because they wanna pirate it. Thats all. Sure alot of dedicated fans will buy it but the majority will get it for free. Why do you think the DS userbase is so huge yet they don't sell much software.
Uh, Focker. Piracy on Wii and DS are nowhere near as bad as you're trying to make it out to be. DS has the best software attach ratio of any portable console in history. Now i do understand that many European nations have a high piracy rate because the R4 chips are sold in every store but outside of those nations most gamers haven't even heard of the R4 chip.
um the R4 cards are illegal, you can't walk into a store and buy them at least in the UK i think its the same for the rest of europe
You don't even need a chip to pirate games. All you need is a SD card and you're good to go.
How was their E3 "non casual focused"? I didn't know having a good E3 showing made them not casual anymore.
This is a moment that is pivotal to whether Nintendo pays us any attention in the years to come. Either buy the games we claim to want, or have Nintendo's theories that we are all talk confirmed.
i'm not gonna lie . my wii is soft modded since the method to do it came ..and that didn't prevent me from buying wii games this year ( games i really wanted ) simple as that ...
Nintendo has opened the door to so many worlds that gamers have grown up on and currently are enveloped in. I just don't know why everyone has crapped on them for so long. I am one of those few that has picked up all of these games that "core" gamers have been crying for, but when they come they couldn't give a damn. I really just wish that "core" gamers would stop being such graphics whores and pick up the games--there was a time when Nintendo was at the top(they actually still are)of the list for many core gamers...but that time has gone...I will (most likely) support Nintendo until the grave...but I dont understand where the disconnect is when it comes to people crying for better games...they come out...and are disregarded...just a bunch of fanboy fools who has left their old friend and buddy in the dark and dust...
So True. couldn't have said it better myself
gamers can now finally shutup about "Baw! Nintendo Abandonzzed Usssss!" Nintendo always knew we existed, and this E3 is just proof of that.
I picked up the Wii games I wanted. It's not my fault if the "core targeted" games didn't impress me much...or at least enough to purchase. The Wii just lacks the addictive nature that PS3 and 360 have in achievements/trophies and a real online system. Most self proclaimed "hardcore gamers" also have Ps3/360 which are both getting a continuous stream of amazing games. Often the Ps3/360 games win out. So with the hardcore games, not only do they have to beat the cream of the Wii crop, but also have to be able to seriously contend with Ps3 and 360 juggernauts. MH3, for example, looks awesome, and if the Wii wasn't built to gimp the experience, I'd probably have bought it. But when there is no voice chat outside of Wii Speak (where are the headsets?) and online continues to be ravaged by BS like friend codes, the "core games" dont end up being anywhere near as nice an experience as I get on my PS3 and 360. It's like Nintendo saw a bunch of people crying for ice cream, so they gave them spinach flavoured ice cream and are scratching their heads as to why no one is enjoying the taste. I continue to use my Wii for the local MP and SP games I thought were worth purchasing, and the spectacular VC catalog, but I'm not going to throw my money out on a game that I can't try (no demos...) if I'm not 100% sure I will love it. If there were a tighter community (word of mouth is powerful, but with no real sense of community due to fragmented friend code groups, word of mouth works much better on XBL/PSN) maybe I would hear more about the hidden gem games and be encouraged by friends to pick them up like I do on PSN/XBL. Just my 2c given my Wii experiences
Go to Google and type Wii Headbanger Conduit 2. There's your headset. Go to Google and type Monster Hunter Tri Friends Codes. There's your no Friends Codes game. Always funny when people try to complain about Wii yet don't do research on their own complaints. So now that Nintendo and 3rd parties are making a better effort to appease this vocal group, are they going to step up and make good on the offers or cry, whine and complain and shove the goal posts back another 30 yards?
I'll be speaking with my wallet by buying Kirby's Epic Yarn, DK Country Returns, the new Zelda wii, the 3DS, and games for the 3DS. I'm trying!
That's the spirit, Jagstaboy. Going to grab much of the same myself and hopefully Xenoblade and The Last Story. Localize them, Nintendo. You hear me? And then bring us Disaster: Day of Crisis, Fatal Frame IV and Mother 3 while you're at it.
anyway, theres a crap load of games i want.3 or 4 for my wii, 2 for my DS, and like every 3DS game. its about time. lets hope ubisoft or EA won't mess this up. >:< i don't want to see imagine babyz in 3D!!! got that ubi? along with the 98% of things your selling on the DS already... nintendo's next console will kick some ass, since they said they are going to improve upon what they failed this time, via more online & in HD.
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