Submitted by charlescox4 1562d ago | article

Nintendo Franchises That Would Be Better on Other Consoles

"Nintendo is a great company by any means. They're often seen as the inventors of the wheel in terms of video-games, and are responsible for the development and publishing of some of gaming's biggest icons. Disregarding the Nintendo DS' near complete domination of the handheld market, the current generation hasn't treated Nintendo so well. The Wii was a huge success at first, but has dwindled in sales in the last year. Nintendo still pumps out the occasional successful first-party game, but I feel other developers and companies could do much better jobs if given the opportunity to do so on other consoles." ( Metroid Prime, 3DS, GameCube, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, Nintendo DS, Pokemon, PS3, PSP, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Wii, Xbox 360)

GunShotEddy  +   1562d ago
here we go. It's so easy to hate on Nintendo hardware because it's slower and older, but outside of the CD-i, you'll never see Nintendo on another platform.
vgn24  +   1562d ago
@Gun. Are you kidding me? Did you even read your own comment? You defend Nintendo by talking about how old their hardware is? The Wii is a freaking PS2 with waggle. Nothing more.
Dark_Charizard  +   1562d ago
So what if he is? Nintendo hardware may not be the best, but i could never see Super Mario Galaxy or Twilight Princess on a freaking PS3 with that dualshock controller.. It's only now that SONY has released their Wiimote rip off, but TOO BAD its late to the party! Wii gets SKYWARD SWORD and what does move get? Sorcery?? LMFAO!

Nintendo hardware rocks, that's all I'm saying... GCN > PS2 hardware.

@VGCHICA - GCN is far more powerful that PS2. Remember the games that rocked on GCN but looked like s#it on PS2 like Resident Evil 4!? And btw GCN was FAR FAR more powerful and MUCH MORE easy to develop for, it was Nintendo's relations with 3rd parties that caused the lack of games, NOT THE HARDWARE, noob.
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VG_Releaser  +   1562d ago
Nintendo would make a lot more money as a 3rd party pub. A lot of gamers miss out on great Ninty titles cause their hardware's bunk.
vgchica  +   1562d ago
Did I see someone say the Gamecube was greater than the PS2? That is impossible in every way. I play RPGs more than anything, but I know that the PS2 had more games in more genres than anything last-generation.

The PS2 was more powerful and easier to develop for too.
AGamerOfConsoles  +   1562d ago
If you want to play Nintendo games get Nintendo consoles. Sorry to tell people this but Nintendo is in this industry as much as MS or Sony.
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ChickeyCantor  +   1562d ago
"The PS2 was more powerful and easier to develop for too."

RE:4 says hi.

Im talking about "more powerful".
The only downside GCN had was the disc capacity.

" And they didn't require first-party assistance"
Nonsense, Sony funded lots of PS2 projects.
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charlescox4  +   1562d ago

The entire PS2 library of much better games says hi back. And they didn't require first-party assistance to develop like Capcom did with Nintendo.
browngamer4  +   1562d ago
Are you on crack or just mentally impaired?"the ps2 was more powerful and easier to develop for"-It was the excact opposite..Gamecube COMPLETELY crushed the ps2 in the graphics dep. in every single way..noob! It was running off a power pc structure instead of intel(like the other two)and was vastly easier to develop for ..the xbox had better resolutions but the gamecube could read info. much quicker and easier..fact.
ShAkKa  +   1562d ago
"Wii gets SKYWARD SWORD and what does move get? Sorcery?? LMFAO! "

At least Sorcery worked how it was supposed to. But hey! as long as you don't have a cell phone or camera turned on you should be good to play.

Btw the Gamecube was in fact more powerful than the Ps2 but the difference between the RE4 tittles was minimal at best.
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MisterAV  +   1562d ago
Gamecube was a little more powerful than PS2, not so much. However GC used stupid small disc with 1.4GB so many title couldn't fit. And it was released almost two years later...
And PS2 had the biggest library...

And @dark-charizard Super mario galaxy it would be much better with a dualshock instead of remote+nunchuck. If you think many nintendo titles like that use very little motion controlling, also SMBB.
BeaRye  +   1562d ago
I'd love to see what Zelda could be on the PS3 or Xbox 360. Who wouldn't love that except diehard Nintendogs? It would be great if we had the best games on the most powerful systems, but exclusives somewhat level the playing field. Nintendo will get their stuff together eventually in the home console.

Let's just hope the Wii 2 isn't this gen hardware and actually next-gen.
matey  +   1562d ago
Nintendo could have made Twilight princess 2 with improved polycounts and textures ect they said as much but they chose a different art style the wii can handle alot going off gamecube and wii being 2/4 times more powerful expect TP2 4 Wii2 even Retro said with MP3 they could have gone with high polygons but chose art instead.
dannybohy  +   1562d ago
wouldnt they all be better on a different console! why grown adults buy this machine for themselves is a mystery to me!.. i only bought one for my 5yr old son! and now kinect is out even he want me to sell his Wii and get him Kinect for the xbox!
dannybohy  +   1562d ago
I want ZombieNintendogs on my xbox please!! or rather ZombieXdogz!?
Stealth20k  +   1562d ago
the wii has been killing it in sales worldwide.

still as popualr as ever

just sounds like a jelous idiot fanboy who wants to play nintendo games but cant afford nintendo systems
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dannybohy  +   1562d ago
so is The Sun newspaper in the UK! doesnt make it any less cr4p!
dannybohy  +   1562d ago
who?. Ive got a Wii, an Xbox360 and high spec PC
the Wii was by far the cheapest so i dont know what your on about! lol!. im selling the Wii to go towards Kinect purchase!
DigitalAnalog  +   1562d ago
"Nintendo Franchises That Would Be Better on Other Consoles"

No. Just No. Nintendo franchises are best in Nintendo's consoles that's why they called NINTENDO. GTFOOH!

-End statement
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Alacrist  +   1562d ago
First, I will say i love Nintendo always has, but with that said i wouldn't like to see them 3rd party (why should they) but i would like to see Zelda/other NiN IP's on and a HD system. I'll still by Skyward Sword because the game will be great, but i think people care about what other folks think of them for buying a Wii and that's why they miss out on stuff.

Off Topic: I'm just hoping Nintendo shows a new system at E3, cause everyone knows they make great games, they just didn't come out with a graphic powerhouse like the other two. Who's knows, with all that money they made maybe they will come out with a system that they lose money on for a year.

Also @VG_Releaser Nintendo would not make more money as a 3rd party only developer, considering the fact that the Wii has pretty much sold the same as the Ps3 and 360 combined I'd say the are doing fine.
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fossilfern  +   1562d ago
Im sure they could look better on 360 and PS3 but if they dont have the original team behind them they will suck and it wouldn't be the same playing Zelda or Metroid on an Xbox or PS3
GodofwarGoty  +   1562d ago
i am sure legend of zelda out of all the games that is on the wii would do the best on the other systems with its story with its combat and its over all experence i am sure everyone would agree that it would be Great on the PS3 and the 360
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Ddouble  +   1562d ago
If pokemon was on playstation, we would probably have had some nice pokemon RPG's and maybe a MMO.
newn4gguy  +   1562d ago

Sony Online Entertainment could easily do a Pokemon MMO. DC Universe Online is amazing!

Game Freak is a great developer, but they're just...sitting on a gold mine.
ShyGuy13  +   1562d ago
Well said. This adds to that argument where some of us would like to see an end to console wars.
A unified console would definitely have it's faults, but who wouldn't love access to any game franchise?
feeter  +   1562d ago
I own all 3 systems... I love my Wii cause i cant play Zelda, Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Kirby or any other of video game legends.... Yes games should look better and better but publishers are getting pushed to put out a product even before it is perfect... I pop it a Nintendo game and it perfect... pop in any other game on 360 or PS3 on release day and you get an update that doesnt fix everything... without Nintendo there would be no Move or Kinect... I still play with my NES cause some games may not have to look really pretty cause they are just the most fun to play
newn4gguy  +   1562d ago

The graphics aren't what's most important to me. I want to see Nintendo and Sony collaborate. Steven Speilberg and JJ Abrams got together and now we're getting Super 8. See what I'm saying?
feeter  +   1561d ago
I think Sony would put too much time pressure on Nintendo... most Nintendo games take forever to come out but when they do they are some of the best... still I would love to see Nintendo games in HD
n4f  +   1561d ago
well sony and nintendo use to collaborate before. sony wanted to have complete controle over the ip of nintendo. it almost work but at the last time at a convention nintendo introduce there new partner. its was a shocker to EVERYONE. sony was pissed still made the play station(now PlayStation) and they sold great for 2 generation.
Masterchef2007  +   1562d ago
Oh no ppl are going to get real mad at this article.

But anyways i respect Nintendo a lot and i am glad to see that they provide serious competetion to Microsoft and Sony.
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newn4gguy  +   1562d ago
Nintendo merging with SCE is a dream! Miyamoto's ideas on Sony hardware...and helping/getting help from Sony's 1st party developers? *faints*

Imagine a Pokemon real-time RPG made with help from Level 5 for the PS3...or a Wario Ware with Move support...or Super Mario Galaxy 3 running at 1080p in 3D!

Nintendo could obviously help with hardware also. They build great stuff. ^_^

Sony allowing creative freedom and pumping money into Retro studios...and we'd have the Metroid we've always dreamed of.
eagle21  +   1562d ago
This is all cringe worthy. I guess Move software and some other high profile titles are scoring 10 after 10? (heavy sarcasm). Man please, Nintendo software is superb and is critically acclaimed regardless of petty tech specs. And I think it's the other way around. Nintendo gameplay and art styles are second to none. I would like to see Nintendo make some other companies franchises...lol. :)

This just shows how much extra demand Nintendo games have than they do already. There is a serious void on most games for HD consoles in the gameplay department and this is telling. You guys are aware that Nintendo software outsells the majority of first party exclusives on PS3 and 360? If it isn't an FPS, how well does it actually sell on PS3 and 360? Nintendo has 10's of millions demanding their games. They don't need anymore. They would only be catering to a vocal minority on the internet who needs to stop being blind fanboys and just buy Nintendo. And I want Nintendo to show 90% of these developers how to make real deep, classic gameplay on high spec tech.....it's coming. It's the team behind a game that counts....remember that. I own two consoles this gen, and Nintendo is still my favorite game provider regardless.
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browngamer4  +   1562d ago
Well said my friend!
zeal0us  +   1562d ago
Pokemon is best where it at, wouldn't feel the same on psp or mobile even though I have ran pokemon on both through a emulator.

Out of all of them ,Fire Emblem is probably the one that could work on the other consoles. I would like to see something dethrone FF

Some to most of nintendo games, if not all of them don't really need high-end graphics or mechanics that other consoles have to offer.
StarCSR  +   1562d ago
Basically this is just another "Wii has to get a HD version" article...
Swiftfox  +   1562d ago
I would argue that a franchise would be better off moving systems if say the games are not selling or simply being ignored by the demographic. Moving consoles could possibly mean more exposure in hopes of generating more interest.

However, Nintendo franchises do very very well for themselves consistently. They see repeated success with every release.

The question really lies within the majority of 3rd party exclusives that have faired very poorly when compared to Nintendo's first party franchises. Not a lack of quality but a seeming lack of interest. Those games deserve to be moved to other consoles, definitely.
GameTavern  +   1562d ago
I think the bigger issue is, how moving these franchises will help them.

Aside from potentially Fire Emblem, and I'd love to see comparable sale figures, and Metroid, Nintendo games tend to sell much better than anything on Sony or MS consoles GTA and Call of Duty aside.
Raichu50  +   1562d ago
I'D LIKE to see Fire Emblem done by Bungie.
dannybohy  +   1562d ago
i worry about anyone over the age of 11 playing Pokemon!!
Achtung  +   1562d ago
LULZ!!! "I want to play Nintendo games but I don't want to play them on a Nintendo console" just hilarious...

"Imagine if sony and Nintendo merge, TOTALLY AWESOME!!!" not gonna happen in a trillion years.

"ps2 more powerful than Gamecube" really?, does the fanboyism transforms people's brains into excrement?


Silly trolls, Nintendo games are for Nintendo consoles
boss_killa  +   1562d ago
It'd be cool to see Nintendo IP's on PS3 or 360 but it will never happen.

I think Legend of Zelda would be awesome on the Ps3 or 360. I still have Ocarina Of Time gold cartridge for N64 and Link to the Past for SNES.

Nintendo lost me as a fan with Gamecube, and I refuse to buy a console with Gamecube specs and weak hardware. Maybe next-gen I'll be a Nintendo supporter again if they step up their hardware.
GameTavern  +   1562d ago
I've always been curious to know, what exactly has Nintendo done to lose you?

I mean if anything, people grow up or out of it, but there's nothing they can really do to fix that and still be Nintendo.
boss_killa  +   1562d ago
Nintendo didn't actually "do anything" to me, it's more of what they made me feel when I bought the Gamecube and felt really disappointed by it.

I bought the Gamecube at launch and felt like they did a horrible job of managing the pipeline with long droughts of games. The only game I bought was Mario Sunshine and didn't buy anything else. I sold my Gamecube after a year or so and haven't looked back.

I don't hate Nintendo, I actually like them as a company and would like to see them continue to succeed.
GameTavern  +   1561d ago
I don't know always felt that aside from a few dry periods, Nintendo does well with their releases. The problem is they don't really have any 3rd party support to anchor their titles.

I mean MS has done Fable, Halo Reach and Crackdown 2 in the last year, but there are tons of titles to fill in the gaps.

Nintendo hasn't had that leisure since the SNES really.
browngamer4  +   1562d ago
AAhh N4g you never dissapoint-full of fifteen year old biatches who like to troll..You want to play Nintendo games(and who the hell wouldnt..they are by FAR the best)-why even post stupid sh-te like this..and yes trolls you suck and yes I am defending Nintendo's hardware-bring it! It isn't like the 360 is 6 year old tech or anything? I just bought a frickin laptop for 500 bucks that kicks both the 360 and ps3's ass graphically..
stuna1  +   1562d ago
Haven't people ever heard of a what if article? Just pathetic! I've been a gamer longer than most of you have been alive, and the fact is a lot of the franchises that nintendo rely on to boasts their dominance in the market today, are basically the same franchises that I grew up on! Just with a fresh coat of paint. The Wii is nothing more than a GC 1.5 with a few extra bells and whistles, and keeping up with the technological race it is sadly lacking in more than one area. But for those rushing in, in defense of it, whatever makes you sleep better at night!
Not even an option to view games in HD. The other consoles have their own faults, but when it come to the Wii's they are blairingly obvious.
stuna1  +   1562d ago
And they say Xbox and PS3 fanboys are bad!
I guess covering your ears, and screaming La la la la does work! Smh.
Venox2008  +   1561d ago
Nintendo games have to be on their systems.... if you want GOW, you buy PS, if you want GEOW, you buy x360, if you want to play zelda and metroid, you buy nintendo platform..and best expierence is to play a game on a platform which is made for it...

btw.. devs tried earler to port No more heroes to x360 and ps3, look what happened.. :/ good luck to konami to re-release it on move/ps3..

..I'll still prefer to play with Wii & 3ds in a future :)
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kesvalk  +   1561d ago
this again?
Ayer99  +   1561d ago
Try to picture yourself playing mario kart with an xBox 360 controller. Exactly,you can't!
TXIDarkAvenger  +   1561d ago
Graphics do not make the game. It is the gameplay. Why all the hate on Nintendo? There games are fun and there relaxing. I mean seriously how many times have u rage quited on Wii compared to xbox and ps3 lol
Shok  +   1561d ago
Nintendo games require Nintendo consoles.
SlaughterMeister  +   1561d ago
Wii sales are dwindling?

Weird, I just bought one in January. It's red. Nifty!

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