Nintendo: The Ultimate Gimmick Salesmen

Like many other kids of my generation, I grew up on Nintendo. I rocked the Super Nintendo, I jammed out on the Nintendo 64, I played the Game boy like it was my job, and I loved every single second of it.

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MoXxXi2492d ago

Wow, kinda hits the nail right on the head...I mean, Nintendo is a good company and all, but they really do try to emphasize gimmicks...

Shackdaddy8362492d ago

They are just being innovative. They could just come out with the same console every gen but with better graphics, but what's the fun in that?

MoXxXi2492d ago

Yeha, but whats the point of releasing a console with shit graphics, and motion controls that are done better not even 2 years later.

ChickeyCantor2492d ago

Those motion controls you are refering to hardly got itself up in the spot-light like Wii did.

The point is that Nintendo has a better marketing sense.

ignorantsonsof_2492d ago

You took the words right out of my mouth, even though I still posted a much longer explanation about how I feel about all this haha.

Jirachi2492d ago

It's seem people can't make up there minds,here they complain about nintendo using the same frachises and never try anything new. But then when nintendo does try something different it's a gimmick? Are you serious you can't complain about things not changing,then turn around and complain when they do...

MoXxXi2492d ago

Um, they need 3rd party support. They just need to make games and stop selling us shit that is so worthless that its better off without it. i feel the Wii would have been much better if it was HD and wasnt motion control. hell, I used the GCN for any game that allowed it anyways

Khordchange2492d ago

and where did that get them with GCN? Thats right, dead last. And where did "gimmicks" get them? First by a long shot, hell if I was nintendo, i would say screw you guys too because you clearly don't support them.

jacksonmichael2492d ago

Uh... You can't be a salesman if you outright refuse to sell people things. I mean... Mother, Xenoblade, Pandora's Tower, Sin and Punishment (until the VC), Fire Emblem, the Last Story, Zangeki no Reginleiv, the sequels to Elite Beat Agents... The list goes on. But my obedience to the company doesn't.

ronin4life2490d ago

Elite beat agents was a standalone western version of osu! Tatake! Ouenden (which did have a sequel), and never had a sequel because it sold so poorly.

Mike_Tha_Hero2492d ago

Only confirming what the lot of us have been assuming for years.

ignorantsonsof_2492d ago

Just because something is different does not make it a gimmick. And just because you don't like it does not make it a gimmick either. I personally believe the motion controls on Wii have improved the experience of the games on the system, and have provided something you cannot get on other platforms. Metroid Prime on Wii is still one of the most immersive games I have ever played, and nothing can change my mind about that. And then there's the whole waggle thing, sure I was right there with you all criticizing the waggle controls in the beginning. Then guess what happened? I figured out how to use it properly, which is with fine wrist movements. After I had that realization I have fallen in love with every Nintendo game on Wii, and even many 3rd party games. One more thing, graphics are not everything. A game could look beautiful yet be so shallow it's not even funny. I have honestly enjoyed my Wii more than my PS3 this generation and probably spent much more time playing Wii than PS3, although I have about the same amount of games for both systems. I could go on and on about why I love the Wii but I'll stop there since I know I'm gonna get disagrees regardless of what I say.

Venox20082492d ago (Edited 2492d ago )

couldn't say better.. Wii has a lot of great games.. and I enjoyed it more than X360 and PS3.. though I have them and played most of exclusives and third party.. Wii has lots of great platformers and puzzle/ logical games + unique titles... Wii FTW! Call it gimmick or not I dont' care I love it, I remembet days when PS1 analogs where called a gimmick too, when people still where using D-pad.. :) still it's better to innovate than release console with same experience + better online & better graphics.. and you know what? I'll buy Wii U! ..why? because it will start new gen.. not in graphics, because not graphics & better gpx and more RAM are defiying new gen, but the whole new experience :)

bergoo2491d ago

people say gimmick like its a bad thing. Gimmicks are used to immerse the player into the game. Just like HD graphics are a gimmick

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