The madman Pdblacknoir shares his thoughts on Nintendo's situation. Videos and a nice image included....
Is that Scarlett Johansson? Well, I'm not going to bother asking why that's there. OT: I think the inclusion of a the Last Story video speaks for itself.
"The rumours tell me a 3-core cpu is in order, I dont think that a tri-core setup will be good enough unless their clock speeds are over 3.5ghz. Mirrors edge, possibly due to the pc port being unoptimised, required at least a multicore at 3ghz and thats without physx so they need at least 4 units to stay with the times and not get murdered by Sony and Microsoft’s hibernating beasts." Just ramping up the hertz will not guarantee better performance... Nor adding extra cores will unless the system as a whole is optimized 1:1.
Seriously. I don't care as much about power as I do performance and capability. I don't need the Wii U to 'be at least 3 times powerful as the PS3'. If it's 1.5 times the power of a PS3, but is far more optimized, efficient, has superior shading and resolution capability, then I'm good. I don't want it to cook my food, I want it to play awesome games. All of that being said, my biggest worry/complaint/frustration with the little that I know so far is that it seems we're looking at 1 Wii U controller per console. I DO NOT WANT TO PLAY THE NEXT SMASH BROTHERS ON A WII REMOTE OR ON A CONTROLLER THAT HAS ONE THUMBSTICK. I don't want to play only online, or have an advantage or disadvantage when I play at home. Nor do I want to purchase some new form of 'Classic controller'. For once in my past decade of gaming I'd like to buy a Nintendo product that I can be satisfied with out of the box. I want to spend my money on games. Not B.S. attachments that are created to fill gaps created by poor Nintendo's decision making. I honestly don't think they understand how frustrated gamers like me have become...
You say gaps for Nintendo's poor decision making. I'm pretty sure it's intentional. Don't get me wrong I love Nintendo... but they are are a business that's going to try to make you buy accessories. I don't think it's a coincidence that the Gamecube controller chord was so short when they were also selling the wireless wavebird controller.
you want ultra realist graphics in Nintendo games? No, thanks, I'll stick with Wind Waker. It looks prettier than most current games.
I love Wind Wakers visual style. Its actually my personal favourite Zelda game, maybe besides Ocarina.
yeah i loved that zeldas graphics too. my main point here is that ninty needs to allow for cuttinig edge graphics to match ps4 or 720s in 5 years in order for nintendo to grab lots of sony and microsofts market. imagine a new zelda with wind wakers style but using more power than 3 ps3s...... it would look beyond anything photorealistic
First thing they need to do is delay the Wii-U into 2013, get a killer lineup of games, price it reasonably at launch and market it as a do-all machine. If they do that, I think it should sell pretty well.
How will that work for their financial part? You have the system ready but wait a year? That will hurt them too much especially if some other company comes up with something similar between 2012 and 2013.
Much easier said than done. That would be far too a big a financial risk for any smart company to take.
Agree with VIKEME. Nintendo should wait until 2013. That way it will not appear to be too old when the next box and ps4 comes out. Average customers dont care too much about specs, they care more about novelty and fancy gimmicks. Waiting a year could not hurt nintendo's pockets too much. They have money to burn thanks to selling 70 million+ will's and still making a profit on each unit since day 1. They should take this extra time to figure out how to add more touchscreen comtrollers to the device and avoid another embarrasing design decision, like that extra analog button adapter for the 3DS.
the wii wii got lucky and caught a fad, I think nintendo will fumble next gen like they did with the N64 (which I had and loved but clearly wasnt as good as they hoped) The wii u looks lame and the 3ds has not owned up to expectations Their franchises are taking more to sell now, as the gen gap widens many dont know what mario and mario kart is, so no longer is name alone working the game is having to be great to even get non aware people to buy and play Nintendo has its work cut out for it, but they have the cash to try until they find something that works
the best comment i heard thank you someone finally sees that and opened their eyes for once...
It's a fad for selling 90m+? The normal Console cycle is over and you are claiming it's caught a fad? The console has lived it's life to the fullest. "as the gen gap widens many dont know what mario and mario kart is," O you mean the fact that most of their games reached around 20 million copies sold? During the Wii's live cycle? Who the hell are you kidding?
If it was a fad, it wouldnt still sell well and still wipe the floor with the other consoles, as it would have passed. DOnt get me wrong, im not a big fan of the Wii, I think motion controls are a terrible idea, but its no secret Nintendo is simply the most popular console developer.
If i was in charge of nintendo i would venture into smart device integration. Nintendo has a large portfolio of unique ips and i would look into getting their ips onto smart devices. But i would also expand their hardware to smartphone accessories to emphasize their games and enhance how they are played. Why make a half hearted investment into developing hardware to sell when you can piggyback off of already capable devices and add to that with gameplay accessories?
first- fire reggie
Then get Nintendo of Europe President to work for North America! :P
If they want to succeed and stay afloat they need only do 2 things: Stick with the Blue Ocean Strategy and Don't go Shooter heavy
all games 1080p native res all games run 60 frames per second all games support at least 4x anti aliasing metroid at launch zelda at launch mario at launch castlevania at launch resident evil at launch darksiders at launch far cry 3 at launch bf3 at launch bye-bye 360 and ps3
Where are you getting you information? There is no word of any of those games coming out during the launch window. And I know that Dice has confirmed that the Battlefield that comes out for Wii U, might not necessarily be Battlefield 3. Also, there will still be a market for the last generation systems. Although dated in comparison to the Wii U, they can still hold their own, for sure. Still, the system will definitely be able to handle 1080p 60fps. Glorious.
GTA5 at launch Lego city stories at taunch also all the superior ports of games on ps3 ect in 1080p with higher resolution textures and then some big hitters like Metroid HD,MarioKart HD,Pikimin HD,F-Zero HD,then nintendo will crush the competition oh its got that Ninja gaiden Razors edge thats exclusive and THQ have said that Metro ect and theother games will be superior on pc/wiiu why THQ says the WiiU is alot more powerful than the other HD consoles it doesnt have any problem doing 1080p on all games plus 3rd party networks on wiiu like Steam ect the WiiU will dominate.
Looks great, but nintendo is too STINGY to achieve all those things. Nintendo and cheap have almost become synonyms.
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