Nintendo Belongs in the Toy Aisle

Any true gamer will agree that Nintendo belongs in the toy aisle right there between the remote control cars and the sit n’ spins. DS, 3DS, Wii, and even Wii U are trying to appeal to an audience that is significantly broader than any other gaming console's audience. In a way it can be said that this tactic is merely a pathetic attempt to gain recognition and increase their net worth while finding a loophole around having to actually compete directly against real gaming consoles

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Hitman07692599d ago (Edited 2599d ago )

I've been seeing this get worse and worse and now I can honestly say they should have been in there a long time ago. I miss the golden Nintendo days... And I don't believe they are ready to bring them back yet either.


Truth hurts sometimes. No sense sugar coating it or it would just be a fancy way of lying.

showtimefolks2599d ago

hopefully with wii U. you will give the a core console that can get the proper support from 3rd and 1st party in hd

without any gimmicks

NewMonday2598d ago

worse is that when they do actually get hardcore games that we want play, they don't get published, like Xenoblade, Last Story, and Pandora's Tower, and get Mystery Case Files shoved in our faces.

i'm not one to rant against console since i own everyone of them, but Nintendo is just awful for me this gen.

Baka-akaB2599d ago (Edited 2599d ago )

Please , you didnt seem to have issues sugarcoating your stories , and sprouting BS , with BF3 quite recently .

-Alpha2599d ago (Edited 2598d ago )

The Wii is a gaming console. It plays games. It appeals to a different audience more so than the PS3 and 360, but that doesn't change the fact that it has games and that gamers play it. You cannot call the Wii U a gimmick considering that it hasn't even released yet, and you can't judge Wii U off of the Wii

People here don't seem to understand Nintendo's situation: Having 3 consoles that all do the exact same thing and differentiate themselves only by exclusives isn't a marketable strategy for Nintendo. Look at last gen when all 3 consoles were battling for the exact same market. Personally, I'd much rather get a Wii to my PS3 than a 360. Simple reason: Nintendo exclusives.

This "true gamer, hardcore" BS is pathetic internet elitism. I'm so sick and tired of people acting as if gaming is some snobby class of intellectual products that only those who obsess over it can enjoy. I know that calling Nintendo a toy product is supposed to make it sound inferior or something, but the last time I checked that DS toy has games well beyond that of the PSP's.

You can criticize it all you want for not being equal to consoles today, but the WIi is very much a console. I know lots of gamers who enjoyed SMGII immensely.

A gamer will play games. You can call it a toy, but I know many people who don't touch video games that consider the entire concept of playing video games childish.

ufo8mycat2598d ago

It plays games aimed at KIDS

BIG difference.

Calling it purely a TOY though is going a bit too far.

It is a games console for Kids, where as the 360/PS3 is a game console for core gamers directed at a more mature audience.

schlanz2598d ago

Its a game console aimed at all people. Not just kids.

Also I know plenty of people who aren't core gamers and have a 360 or PS3. Sony and MS don't market their consoles solely to that demographic. That would be absurd.

AWBrawler2598d ago

Wait shouldn't the teens and not us adults be considered the core gamers, since they can go get a job and blow all their cash on games and not have to worry about bills. You'd be amazed by how many teens I know who have way more games than me.

And as for Wii aiming only at kids: no the media focuses on the childish Wii games like cooking mama, and carnival games, but there are a lot of games for the more mature and the hardcore. I just turned off no more heroes 2 and I dare you to tell me thats for kids. I played more games that made me think as opposed to mindless shooting on the Wii than any other system this gen. Hardcore is Donkey Kong country returns, monster hunter Tri, and games that require skill not pointless shooting like COD

Main_Street_Saint2598d ago

Oh thank god, a voice of reason!

MaxXAttaxX2598d ago (Edited 2598d ago )

Now why would you bring the PSP into this?
It may not be flooded with kid-friendly or casual titles but it has plenty of solid quality games too. Research is good.
My library of DS and PSP games is pretty equal.

The Wii is not solely made up of "kids" games. It has many teen-mature games as well. BUT look at how they market it! Walk down the Wii and DS aisle!
Every year at E3 we see at least one picture of a f***ng smiling family having a fake-ass good time which has sure worked with parents. And the motion controls gimmick worked well with other non-gamers as well.
Nintendo managed to sell me a GameCube with motion controls. But I don't mind it because the GC's life span was short lived and I still wanted games.

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n4f2598d ago

please if nintendo belong in the toy aisle then the future of the 360and ps3 belong in the toy aisle. why? cause they are copying the wii

lizard812882598d ago

I agree. She complains the wii is a gimmick, yet welcomes kinetic and move with open arms

AdvanceWarsSgt2598d ago

LOL I love when people who never bought Nintendo consoles complain about them more than Nintendo fanboys

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MarielleElie2599d ago

@jaredhart Or not harsh enough, I think I took it a little easy on them

@Hitman I'm glad I am not the only one who thinks this!

kaveti66162599d ago

The part where you said that "Any true gamer will agree that Nintendo belongs in the toy aisle right there between the remote control cars and the sit n’ spins."

That's the part when I stopped reading the article description.

If your very first sentence is a logical fallacy then there's no point in even arguing because you defeated yourself.

StarWolf2599d ago (Edited 2599d ago )

i guess im not a true gamer.... and neither are the millions of people who chose the Ds over the PSP...

Biggest2598d ago

Or chose the DS and the PSP.

Millah2599d ago (Edited 2599d ago )

"True gamers" play VIDEO GAMES. Of all kinds, and on all platforms. Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, and even PC. That's what I do, and I'd consider myself a true gamer who's been one since the NES. Wii has many great games. So does the DS. And there are a couple great games on the 3DS too, which is JUST starting. They don't have the third party support of the other consoles, but that doesn't mean they don't have ANY games. They have some of the best first party games in the industry. And ANY "true gamer" would appreciate that.

People like you, limit themselves on what games they play, based either by console or by genre. That's NOT a true gamer. That's a fanboy. An ignorant fanboy.

Thanks for the heads up, I know now not to visit your site ever again.

Squatch832598d ago

Totally agree with u there.

I play more games on my DS and 3DS than any other format. Why? Becaue they are fun. Isnt that what games are meant to be about after all?

A ''true'' gamer shouldnt be limited by format, like u say.

lizard812882598d ago

I agree too. I've been playing since the NES days. it seems these new kids, that joined in the gen of ps2, seem to be big fanboys. there are also dood brofest gamers out there too.

I play games, it doesn't matter what console its on, Nintendo, Sony, Handheld, Console, Kirby or Killzone, i play them, because they look fun. Thats what a hardcore gamer is.

Cheeseknight282598d ago

To the author of this poorly written article,

I haven't a clue how you made it on Examiner but this article is a joke, just a flamebait piece of garbage meant to rile people up. The Wii was my first seventh generation console and I have never considered selling it. Why in the hell would I; where else am I going to play Mario Galaxy 2 and Little King's Story? Donkey Kong Country Returns and Fire Emblem? Super Smash Bros Brawl and Metroid Prime Trilogy? Where, I ask?

There's some gamers out there that enjoy... wait for it... all their consoles. "True gamers"? That's the most idiotic thing I've read all day. Typical N4G.

I'll be enjoying my 360, PS3, 3DS, PSP, and... wait for it... Wii this week.

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_EvilMonkey_2599d ago

So Nintendo has finally become a children's play thing. How the times have changed.

digitaleraser2599d ago

I know what you mean, it's not like any of us were kids when we were first introduced to the NES (or for some, SNES).

_EvilMonkey_2599d ago

agreed. my first console as a kid was the NES and I still have it to this day.

Main_Street_Saint2598d ago

I am sensing a lot of sarcasm there.

tplarkin72599d ago

Nintendo has always been a children's toy from the very beginning. Video games were viewed as a childish hobby in the 80s. If you look at the commercials, they often showed a little boy with his family in the background.

Nintendo never changed their business model. They almost went under with the Gamecube. We'll see what happens with the Wii U.

TheDivine2599d ago (Edited 2599d ago )

Yea but the gamecube was as good as a ps2 or xbox. Had some of the best games ever. At least with n64 they brought tons of innovation with mario 64 and goldeneye. The wii might look bad beside a 360/ps3 but it has solid games and like it or not it made gaming more acceptable and mainstream. The wiimote was cool at the time and we wouldnt have ps move or kinect without it. I dont own either but theres some cool stuff bieng done with them. I think the wii u will redeem them, they have made 5 consoles and only the wii was sub-par tech-wise. The controller is really awesome and innovative, cant wait to see how the extra screen is used. Items in jrpgs, planning in a rts, tower defense games exc. Metroid prime, zelda, pikimin, metal gear solid twin snakes, re4, the last story, mh-tri, new dk are all what i dfine as AAA core games. I just wish the wii was hd, hate playing it on my 46in it looks sooo ugly. Still fun though.

egm_hiphopgamer2599d ago

maybe the wii but the wii u is incredible

jdfoster002599d ago

? How is it incredible? How do you know it's increible? Did you see it at E3? It's ridiculous! And they only say 'it is AS powerful as the ps3 and 360' never have said it is MORE powerful... WOW! They didn't even shwo off the console they only showed the CONTROLLER which looks HORRIBLE!

rexbolt2599d ago

if u pay attention to anything power does not make a comnsol and even so the ceo of sony a;ready stated that p24 will not be more powerful then p23? or did u just shurg that off cus ur a fanboy

Shok2599d ago

Who is they? Nobody ever confirmed the Wii U being AS powerful as the PS3 and 360. You Nintendo-hating fanboys just keep pulling that out of your asses because that's what you WISH would happen lol.

Let's stick to the facts here, and that's the fact that all the devs are saying it's 50% more powerful than the PS3, and that was when they had the under-clocked dev kits.

Shackdaddy8362598d ago

He actually did see it at E3 if you ever saw his videos...

Just saying...

El-Fenemeno12132599d ago

you're being to quick on judging the wii u.

DELTABOY042598d ago

lol i wouldn't post comments in n4g hiphop you could say the sky is blue and water makes things wet and still get disagrees...haters are going to hate

pepsilover_20072598d ago

If this is the real hip hop gamer, QUIT MAKING YOUR SHOW it sucks and has the same amount of lies as a typical fox news cast

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