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LGC07: Nintendo booth tour reminds Joystiq we're not the target audience anymore

"The first felt very much like a "it's not you, it's us" speech detailing, basically, how much more successful the Wii and DS are compared to anything else on the video game market. "But look how much money we're making. How can we not abandon hardcore gamers?" was all I heard."

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DarkArcani3433d ago

i don't even like the wii and this upsets me. It's fine if you do both but to 'ignore' the fans that always supported you with mainstream games is sad.

ChickeyCantor3433d ago (Edited 3433d ago )

this made me laugh =D

Nintendo is promoting for the casual gamer, no sh/t.
but really like if its the only thing Wii has to offer.

great games are coming for it...and Metroid 3 is a start ( Zelda was officially a gamecube title....so i'm not really counting that one as a Wii tittle)

Because Nintendo is giving more people attention and not just the Core doesn't mean they have abandoned you....
god you sound like if your parents got a new child and they are giving the child more attention then you, doesn't mean they don't love you any more XD

Rooftrellen3433d ago

Wow, crybaby writers?

Let's see here, Nintendo gives casual and hardcore gamers something to love. Both are catered too, and the time for the casuals is very nearly over, with hardcore games comming over the next few months.

Heaven help a company that knows who it needs to advertise to! Us hardcore gamers know what games are comming. Nintendo has to constantly reach out to the casual that will not know what games are comming. I can go and look up all the games annouced to date and find at least rough release dates. A casual gamer won't do that.

Now why would Nintendo target the hardcore gamer that knows where to look for what he wants, and stays in the know? I know if I was working for Nintendo, I would be showing off the casual games every change I got too, because I know that casual gamer isn't going to seek out the games he wants.

I know Ghost Squad is comming without having to hear it (I've seriously not heard a word about it, but I found it looking up games for the Wii). A casual gamer would not know Wii Fit is ever comming if they don't hear it from somewhere. It's obvious Nintendo isn't turning their back on the "hardcore" gamers, but are trying to give their casual games as much exposure as possible so the casual gamer will hear about them.

Trick Nolte3433d ago

Well Said. Truth is, after the N64 and GC failing to live up to gamers standards, Nintendo had to take a completely different approach. I honestly dont think the Wii would be as big as it is if it boasted the same types of technologies that the PS3 and 360 does.

It does kinda suck to see Ninty get so wrapped up into casual stuff but as much as it pains me to say it, Its Money, Business, and theeeen Gamers and that applies to the BIG 3 collectively.

I want to say that Nintendo would be hurting really bad right now if it were'nt for Wii but I would be lying. Gameboy and DS, Pokemon etc keep the bank rolling. However, its evident that Ninty is fighting nail and tooth not to go out like Sega and slide off the console scene.

But thank God the Wii is a Run away train that transforms fuel into cash. I would never want to see a time where there wasnt a Nintendo console on the market regardless to how casual, kiddy and a 1000 insulting things people say about it.

If you want to stay in business, sometimes the only thing left to do is reinvent yourself.

So F it.. Go NintenDOE!!!!

ChickeyCantor3433d ago (Edited 3433d ago )

" Us hardcore gamers know what games are comming. Nintendo has to constantly reach out to the casual that will not know what games are comming. I can go and look up all the games annouced to date and find at least rough release dates. A casual gamer won't do that.
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this is exactly what i said in a nother topic.

they dont need to promote stuff for us we known the games.

and its exactly the thing i try to explain to many...they just dont get it.

KeiZka3433d ago

Here I was thinking that gamers were the informed bunch, not the crybabies. This "newsflash" is nothing more than a bait.