Is Nintendo Ready to Break through into the hardcore gamer community?
I think - yes... depends on how good software will be.. + multiplats quality..
Depends on what you call hardcore. Hardcore Nintendo fans still support their current consoles (Wii & DS) to the core. Personally I'd really like games like Call of Duty, Bioshock, Crysis, Elder Scrolls, Braid, Batman, Mass Effect, Portal, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, GTA, Prototype, Red Dead, Dragon Age, Assassin's Creed, LA Noire etc. to come to their future console! :D
Now that's a tough question? If I remember correctly, the NES is one of the most hardcore, unforgiving console ever made when it comes to difficultly difficult games. Nintendo was the king of hardcore gaming back then. Thousands of hours upon hours spent dying on Rockman, Gradius, Super Mario, Legend of Kage, Ninja Gaiden, and Shadow Warriors. But little kids can be hardcore gamers, too.
Actually, back in the day Nintendo's Entertainment System and Mario were considered to be casual and family friendly. Nintendo has had the family friendly image for decades. It's not going to change - get over it.
WiiS3... Nintendo have been talking with the developers of most of the games you just listed! Combine that with their list of games and I say yes nintendo can do it! As long as they don't try any goofy stuff with the controller.
the question should not be "can they" but more to the point of "do they" What is really to gain from winning the hardcore audience? They make up a minority in gaming these days. We have already seen that hardcore games are a tough market to sell to because of the similarities of the different titles and ideas. The games that generally get talked about are the ones that stand out from the rest. Usually those titles are very casual. Think of the simplicity and addictiveness of a game like angry birds or better yet....tetris. Nothing hard core about those games yet garnering massive followings. The more the games look and feel the same the tougher it is to sell to a saturated market. Nintendo chose the route they did with the wii for a reason and so far that has been a win for them. I would not expect them to radically change their path to satisfy the needs of the few or the one. It should be us as gamers that should be able to accept their position in the market. When I think of the basic principle of fun and entertainment...I think of nintendo.
But winning over the fanboys/fangirls, is another thing.
You could also say that because of Fanboys Nintendo could realise something rubbish with a high price tag and it will still sell. I know they wont release something rubbish but there are two sides to the fanboy story
Either have upgradable hard drives or scrap the 8GB as rumoured and go for a bigger one and third party support will give the Wii2 a chance in winning over the hardcore gamers. They need to show more Mario and Zelda in HD at E3. Also if price is really high the forget it. Look at the PS3 it had the right hardware but initial sales were hampered by a high price. I do hope the console isn't that expensive but by the sounds of the controller being expensive I wonder how much the console on top of that will cost.
Do they even want/need too?
If it has a good third party support and good controller design (unlike the last nintendo consoles, including the wii) then I'll probably get one when the price drops
If the hardware is exceptional then that is a yes. The hardcore community or most of it excluding the fan boys will flock to new tech in a minute if its really high end. For the first time in years I am excited for Nintendo's E3 showing.
i really hope the new hardware is awsome but imo it is most likely not going to be better than the 360/ps3 hardware going by nintendo's previous new consoles and it is very unlikely that it will have a hard drive in it imo or have a large disc capacity like blu ray but if it does i will most likely buy one.
Generally Nintendo do a decent job of supporting core gamers anyway. Whenever they can win over the internet crowd is a different matter.
Of course they can, but they need to embrace 3rd party support and make sure motion control is secondary. The Wii sold well there's no denying, I bought one for the wife, but this household and others I know personally have not touched them for at least 2 years and that makes it a very expensive ornament. I for one will not be fooled by the hype this time.
Nope. When CoD comes out they will buy it for their current system not spend $350-$400 for the same game. 2008 Hardware won't cut it in 2012 (for a new system), especially when you start to hear whispers of what is around the corner for PS4 & Xbox. Gamers will just save their money & wait to see what SONY & MS offer. (hint: It won't be 2008 hardware.)
Honestly I'm really hoping that it'll launch with a major title like Battlefield 3 or Call of Duty. I really feel that is the direction Nintendo needs to go, but only if they have the network to back it up.
I love Nintendo. But I don't think they can. Why? Because the so called "hardcore" gamers probably won't even give it a chance. They've all hopped on the bash Nintendo for everything bandwagon. They'll find everything they can to complain about the system. Then they'll just hold out for PS4 or Xbox 720, and then they'll complain that the new Nintendo console is old tech. I guarantee it. If you really are a hardcore gamer, stop the hate, stop the complaining, don't go into a game with a preconceived idea, and just play some games!!!
I don't see a hate bandwagon commenting on this article. You are entitled to your opinion, but you could respect the fact that the Wii didn't offer enough to hold some peoples attention.
@stragomccloud . That's what I said. but only got disagrees LOLz.
I personally dont care what is the name of console I play on, as long as it has games i want to play. Now it is Gran Turismo, MGS, Uncharted, so I play on PS3. If Nintendo or MS or someone else would have better lineup in future, I will for sure get that console. Only thing is, I am 35, so maybe I will not care over gaming any more when that happens. Panta rei...
just get the kinda support the SNES got and get a bunch of third-party developers, and make a variety of games for it and ull have urself a winner if its cheap enough to buy and develop for
NOPE, and NEVER
No, they just sell fanboi machines now.
nintendo is the hardcore. They invented that. Its the other developers that didnt step up
zelda,galaxy, smash bros, 2 metroids, kirby, dk returns, wario platformer, zelda, mario kart, paper mario, xenoblade nintendo more than satisfied the hardcore console gamer with there own games this gen on console.s
disgrees because the definition of hardcore varies by console for some reason. like Mario is casual to PS3 owners, but 360 owners will say it could be either, and Nintendo fans say its hardcore. since this word is yet to be clearly defined, I'd say screw hardcore, just go for the gamers. Gamer= anybody who plays games for fun, and makes time to play games for at least a total of 5 hours out of a week.
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