GamePro - Nintendo President Satoru Iwata states that in order to maximize game sales, they've "intentionally delayed the launch of some software titles to early next year."
Another reason for early 3DS adopters to be pissed at Nintendo.... Intentionally withholding software from people who paid top dollar at launch & then just rereleasing N64 games to fill in the gap in the meantime is no way to treat their fanbase.
Nintendo has heavily exploited early adopters of the 3DS. Of course they did get the 20 ambassador games, and free excitebike 3d classics.
exactly why I'm "Deliberately Delaying" buying the 3DS
its not a reason to be pissed at them, thats rediculous.... videogames are a business like any other, profit needs to be made. and since most games have the bulk of thier sales in their first few launch weeks it only makes sense to launch them with less competition. think about it... lets say there is a new mario game coming out, i love mario and i would love to pick that up. but wait, launching a week later is a new COD, BF, and elder scrolls.....now i have a decision to make. i can only get maybe 2 or 3 so now perhaps mario doesnt seem so important. if they did launch it, yes it would be there for those who chose mario over the other three but by the time i finished the other three, i may have forgotten about it and at that point and am already looking to the next game im seeing hyped up. however by delaying it, that hype still remains, media still covers it, i dont forget about it and now its the next game im waiting for...
Captain Qwark9 yes it is a business but do you think it is good business to release an underpowered, overpriced electronic product with no software support, especially when there is strong competition? They are in the business to provide a product and to support that product, and they failed to do so at the moment.
i dont know which of their consoles your referring too but if its the wii, that consoles sold amazing. and while i agree it was underpowered its intention was to try something new and attempt to redefine gaming not just upgrade the hardware like its competition. and if your talking the 3DS then again, they are trying something new and while you seem to think it has no software support, would it even matter with all the competition this fall? we are seeing release after release of some of the finest games ever created this year. Are you really telling me that your gonna dig into your games budget for some 3DS/wii titles over everything else coming out? and clearly if it is the 3DS or wii, does it even effect you? i mean if you think its underpowered and overpriced clearly you didnt buy one now i do admit though that by releasing it later, you are slightly admitting that it may not be as good as the competition becuase you arent sure it stands a chance. however like i said, from a business standpoint it makes sense to hold back and wait, then enter the market when you will be the only new kid on the block. and as far as supporting its system goes, thats not necessarily an obligation to create first party titles as long as they make it a point to have numerous other companies creating / releasing games and are fixing any defected consoles / updating firmware then they are supporting that product still. look at the 360 for example, its mostly supported off of 3rd party titles and nobody seems to mind.
Don't pretend that Nintendo is the only company to do this... However, shame on Nintendo for trying to pass the 3DS with such a Poor opening lineup.
better than what the ds had. Much better So really theres no difference
@richter But ps3/360 gamers aren't exactly hurting with a lack of content, if anything there are too many games to play and not enough time or money, for most people.
This has two sides. Good: Less bugs and more time to find flaws and buff them out ergo more enjoyment and less frustration. Bad: Can peeve off fanbase through impatience and frustration.
"Good: Less bugs and more time to find flaws and buff them out ergo more enjoyment and less frustration." Right exactly what part of completed games was misinterpreted as needed further testing or refinement? These aren't console games getting a day 1 bug fixes or patches, how anyone can remotely try to spin this as a good thing is incredible. Lol and nintendo still gets treated with kids gloves by gamers stuck on nostalgia, you people want to reward this action with your money, knock yourself out.
I don't think that's really what they mean though when they say they are delaying games, they're not delaying them to give devs more time to work with them, they're just delaying games that are already finished and completed and ready for sale for marketing reasons.
Nintendo sucks this Gen.
Nintendo will take the World by storm with 3DS/WiiU next year Lego City Stories on 3DS/WiiU with connectivity wiil be amazing Lego games are very well recieved this gen a massive CGI like Lego world will sell 10 million+ and with rumours of GTA5 WiiU and a developer said Pikimin3 is gorgeous you have to see it to believe it i think going off Zelda tech demo WiiU Nintendo's developers are obviously the most talented devs out there they have just been held bk by moderate hardware.
also DragonQuest will be in the launch window for WiiU
Nope, Nintendo sucks. Period. I want their stocks to fall so dramatically that they're forced out of the console business so they can become a software publisher like Sega and have their overrated garbage games drift into obscurity.
A user named "AntiTroll".......tr olls. Ironic huh.
I hate EA, but I don't wish that crap on them. what did Nintendo do to him?
Deliberately Delaying Completed Games? Like there is any competion on the Wii and DS brand other than Mario, Link, and Pokemon. The only game I am getting for my Wii is Skyward Sword. Yup I currently owns ZERO Wii game ATM.
I'll deliberately delay buying Nintendo hardware and games until they hit the bargain range. I can wait, no problem. What about your shareholders, Nintendo?
So Nintendo wanted to release the 3DS with no games on purpose? Jeez that is really screwing their fanbase in the rear especially with the high launch price and the 80 euro price drop that followed afterwards. Not to mention there will be a new 3DS soon that will offer dual circle pads that will provide better controls. Oh well at least they have a bunch of Nintendo games this Christmas because that is all most 3DS owners buy. XperiaRay
Well, he didn't say that. He said they delayed games. He didn't say they delayed the launch window. If they delayed the launch window that would be stupid, but no one said they did that.
When we look at the software lineup for the year-end sales season," he continues. "it is so dense that, if we added any more software, the total sales would not increase They should not have released it so early then imo. There was a shortage of games to buy from launch till now and now there's enough that they want to spread it out. It's a good idea to spread it out to get maximum sales but at the same time they're more or less admitting that they rushed it out. If they released it this holiday with MK7, SM3DL and OoT. It would have sold loads even at the $250 price tag and they would have enough games to release next year without no shortage.
Why would Iwata admit that publicly? That is just so stupid and arrogant. At this moment the 3DS is starving for games, so holding back software makes little sense.
But Sony is never wrong? I mean, c'mon guys - not every company is perfect (oh wait, Sony is).
Dude this is N4G. Sony 'is' perfect...
Sony could learn from that, they should never release Killzone, Resistance and Infamous in the same year.
If Insomniac Games were going on the same schedule as before, Resistance 3 should have been released in the 2010 holiday season. Instead they released both R3 and the new Ratchet and Clank game in a matter of about a month or 2
Wow, look at all the retards in this topic. This is a common tactic used by all game companies so that sales of two or more anticipated games don't conflict with one another.
Well you can't blame them considering that everyone decided to release all the major titles within a week of each other right at the end of the year practically... Bad time to launch anything that isn't already established.
The only Wii game coming out that I know of, for the rest of 2011 is The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and a Kirby Wii game?. There's probably multiplat titles which I'll be getting for a different platform.
Kirby has been out almost a week now, you're late
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