Nintendomight be set to announce a new console to win back the hardcore crowd. Gavin from lazygamer.net muses as to why Nintendo should stick with its winning formula.
I dunno, I think the idea of a Nintendo console with all its 1st party titles as well as all the current gen multiplatform titles is a formula for pure win.
Only and ONLY if they get the online right this time. Friends codes need to die.
They have already redesigned Friends Codes on the 3ds, I expect they will do the same thing with the Wii2. Basically, on the 3ds you exchange Friend codes with someone once to add them to your system-wide friends list. It is exactly like Live and PSN except you exchange Friends Codes instead of Gamertag/PSN-Id. http://www.businessinsider....
@above you are correct but it begs the question...why not just be able to create unique ids like Live or PSN? Why must you be assigned some long obscure number? People love their handles.
But once you add friends, it shows them by their name. You never have to look at their Friend Code again.
Death to friend codes!!!!!!! What the heck were they thinking! And why didn't they try to amend the issue with a system update!!!!! What the heck Nintendo!
Friend codes prevent people from spamming your profile with messages and friend requests.
Nintendo has made tones of money from Wii sales, so I think they should take on Sony and Microsoft more directly. I think the reason they went with the Wii in the first place is because the GameCube flopped, and they didn't have alot of money to play with. Nintendo doesn't have the deep pockets that Microsoft and Sony have, but they are smart.
Nintendo products are nearly all successful with a few exceptions eg power glove, virtual boy. But they need to get the online right to attract hardcore.
they need more hardcore games in order to compete. but i think the wii 2 might do ok, wii's main winning point was its price compared to ps3/360 in the begining. idiot parents had no idea about the massive difference in power compared to the wii's compition. they also got the wii because they thought they could lose wieght. I worked at game crazy for almost 3 years, once this morbidly obese lady that was so big she had to be wheeled in on a wheel chair, she barely fit through the door, then she stood up and asked if we had any wii-fits......sorry lady on massive liposuction would save u. anyway, hardcore gamers have a different mindset compared to the average casual person. if wii-2's price is more than the 360/ps3 they arent going to do aswell. especially since i believe the wii fad has died. so now nintendo is gonna have to get back to making good games for the wii 2 to do well
I don't know why they wouldn't go after the hardcore market. Soccer moms turned into gamers? Check! Grandpas and Grammas turned into gamers? Check! The whole casual market covered? Check! Portable market for the casual? Check! They've got the cash. http://pixelverdict.com/wp-... All they need now is just to develop a console for the hardcore as well, very clever especially if this means that 3rd party developers can now develop games on the same par/similar performance level.
def with nextinitely would like to see a Deagon Quest game on the Wii 2 with next gen graphics.
exclusives will be more important than ever next gen
As they were this gen and the console with the most sales has the most exclusives. Oh I bet you were talking about PS3 there werent you... Now I'llwait to see what excuses you make for why Wii having way more exclusives than PS3 some how doesnt count.
whats your deal dude? you a fanboy? with 3 systems having relatively the same ability we get into snes and genesis territory . Exclusives are going to be more important than this gen. Multiplats will have a split audience so they will sell as many or even less than this gen. People are going to choose a console and stick with it therefore the deciding factor into which system people will buy there games for wil be exclusives
The current business strategy might be profitable for Nintendo, but I still prefer the old Nintendo when it targeted the hardcore gamer. The pre-Wii days will always be my favourite era of Nintendo. I know many will disagree, but thats just me. I doubt Nintendo will ever go back now that they've made a big impression on casual gamers. Its unlikely that the Wii 2 will try and compete with Sony and Microsoft in hardware. The other article about Project Café's specs seem to be likely.
First ditch friend codes, then we'll talk.
I think next gen Sony, MS and Ninty's online system will all be on par with eachother.
I don't think Nintendo can take Sony and Microsoft, at least not head on. This generation was the death of third party exclusives. Can Nintendo really provide exclusive content that makes people want to buy their version of the game instead of the xbox one or playstation one? And knowing how Sony and Microsoft operate with third party games, can Nintendo be aggressive enough in securing exclusive dlc and co-marketing agreements? And think about it like this... Nintendo doesn't have an online gaming infrastructure. Will hardcore gamers abandon Xbox live and PSN for a new and unproven online network? Also, do you remember the first 2 years of PSN and how rough it was? Will hardcore gamers want to go through that experience again...? I just don't know
I personally didn't think the PSN had a rough start, I was very satisfied with it, but of course, its better now. Nintendo will have to prove to us that they can provide a great online service (thats if they intend to give us a proper online). The problem at the moment is those stupid friend codes. I know Nintendo has the knowledge and expertise to create a great online service. The Wii 2 or whatever it will be called, should be a perfect opportunity. As for third party exclusives, you're right, first/second party exclusives are the only way to fight the console war. Hopefully, Nintendo will pump out first party games that cater for hardcore gamers too, rather than just casuals. First party exclusives are why the PS3 is doing so well right now. I've never bought so many exclusives in my life, in one gen.
Yeah I see a lot of casuals playing Radiant Dawn, Punch Out... lol They have released more of their core games this gen than they did the past 2 previous gens. Seems to be a trend on this site to just believe what you want rather than what is real. Let me ask you something seriously. Does being ignorant of something and spouting nonsense make you feel better about yourself? Would taking 10 minutes to educate yourself really be that hard?
Nintendo has had high profile M rated exclusive titles in the past and i'm pretty sure this Nintendo console will go all out in capturing an audience very strong for this new decade. Nintendo is in the perfect position to have have a Super Mario and a GTA on the same console...that has win all over it.
Just because Nintendo got away with a less powerful system this generation dont mean they can pull it off next gen. For some reason people loved motion controls this gen and nintendo reaped the rewards. Of all the console manufacturers, nintendo knows what they are doing. If they think a powerhouse system is going to work then its more likely going to succeed.
Dont call it Wii 2 or anything relating to Wii...Re-branding is needed. I also think they need an actual controller this time. Plus some M-rated titles that aren't available on the other systems.
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