We don't pay for exclusives says Nintendo

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has swept aside any notion of Nintendo splashing the cash for big platform exclusives.

Iwata said that they will not be paying for exclusives. Instead they will be looking for games that make innovative use of the Wii U's unique capabilities.

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matgrowcott3284d ago

I keep reading about Nintendo high-ups saying they don't do certain things. "We don't pay for exclusives." "We don't force developers to add achievements." Not so long ago they were saying that they don't see why they'd focus on online services.

It's nice that they have their own identity, but there's a lot of things that PS3/360 owners take for granted and without those things they might not buy into a Wii U. You have to be flexible and Nintendo don't seem to want to adapt to how gaming is changing.

Morrigan-Aensland3284d ago (Edited 3284d ago )

I think zombie u might be ported to Xbox and ps3 since Ubisoft likes making money and Nintendo didn't pay for it. I think it should be ported to the vita also. I won't buy the game but I know a lot of gamers say they like the game so I'm quite sure a few would get it for other systems.

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Question_Mark3283d ago

Rye or the Kaiser, or the wheat or the white
Maybe I can suggest an appetizer!
Stay away from the tuna, it smells funny tonight
But you just can't go wrong with the ryyye.. or the kaiser...

Sono4213283d ago (Edited 3283d ago )

Am I the only one that doesn't understand why this comment was posted in this article? Or why it was a reply to Matgrowcott's comment? Or why it got so many agree's when it was far off topic? Doesn't make any sense.. but hey that's N4G for ya.

Jadedz3284d ago (Edited 3284d ago )

They'll never do what Microsoft does, but they'll gladly pay for advertising and what not, for a game's exclusive right to be on their gaming platforms.

Nintendo can't afford a bidding war between Sony and Microsoft. Maybe they can, but it would be at the expense of them paying out the ***, and they'd rather use their funds for game development purposes.

matgrowcott3284d ago

I can understand the reasons behind it, I'm not saying they should out and out emulate Sony and Microsoft. It just occurs to me that Nintendo have thus far spent more time telling people what they don't plan to do over what they plan to do. And when you read behind the lines, to me it sounds like "we don't follow trends, we make them."

And you really have to get the basics down before you can break the rules. I sort of think that was the problem with the Wii, they started with the controller instead of starting with a gaming machine.

PopRocks3593283d ago

"You have to be flexible and Nintendo don't seem to want to adapt to how gaming is changing."

They are. The Wii had next to no online service, had little third party support and no achievements. The Wii U is the exact opposite from that.

hellvaguy3283d ago

Ok the ps2 and xbox 1 had online and 3rd party support 5 years before the wii even released.

So basically over 10 years later the Wii U is still playing catch up. Depressing.

Hisiru3283d ago

So you forgot the Gamecube?

SkullBlade1693283d ago (Edited 3283d ago )


What, you mean the two Gamecube games that supported online play and required an add-on to the console?

For the record, Dreamcast supported online play. Even the Mega Drive/Genesis had a very limited support for it. The little support that the Gamecube provided is hardly worth bringing up in a debate.

Nintendo is even behind Sega, a company that stopped working on consoles in 2003 in the online aspect. This isn't something to be proud of. :P

Hisiru3283d ago (Edited 3283d ago )

I think it's ignorance to say Nintendo is behind sega, but I could say the same thing about motion control on the Wii (which was copied by Sony and Microsoft later), the same thing can be said about D-pad, rumble, analog, triggers and some other things Nintendo brought to the industry. Now Nintendo did it again and Microsoft is trying to improve the xbox companion app calling it "Smart Glass" and trying to copy Nintendo. The same goes to Sony improving the PSP's capabilities trying to give the same WiiU experience.

Like it or not, Nintendo is also always bringing something new to the industry, so your "Nintendo is behind Y" argument has some flaws. Youre probably just a hater.

Also we don't even have the full details about the WiiU. We should wait for the september conference then we will be able to talk about that.

BitbyDeath3283d ago

I could say the same thing about motion control on the Wii (which was copied by Sony and Microsoft later)

PS2 was the first to do motion control with the Eye-Toy

CaptainN3283d ago

So you guys think Nintendo was behind in online,try reading this article and get back to me !

portal_23283d ago

Ahh the Dreamcast...happy memories.

Puddlejumper753283d ago

Wii had online and it worked fine in every game I played online

Some games even had achievements they just didnt force everyone to do it.

PS2 was not the first console to offer motion control gaming. That honor goes to the Atari 2600.

Sono4213283d ago

The fact that you got disagrees just shows how idiotic the people are on here, there's seriously only a handful of level minded people on this site, the rest are biased ignorant morons.

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Thatguy-3103283d ago

Nintendo like Sony don't need to pay for exlusives. They simply have enough studios to make them on their own.

CouldHaveYelledUiiW3283d ago (Edited 3283d ago )

The problem is that people tend to "radify" Nintendo's comments beyond what they meant.

"NINTENDO Doesn't LIKE HD! They Hate HD! THEY will Never Use it!"

"NINTENDO Hate the INTERWEBZ! They wills Never EVERz have online services. "

Nintendo has always said that somethings need to wait. They thought HD needed a bigger install base before they could make it a selling point- so they made Wii.

They thought the same about online. (Even though GameCube had a modem and Famicom in Japan (in the 80's) had online banking and other advanced at the time features. But they did not make much money off of it, so they stopped.

Nintendo is trying not to force the industry or themselves into investing or pushing technology that the majority does not use or have.

HD TV's now have a bigger install base.
High Speed Internet is was more affordable/common than it was 6 years ago.

Is this a little because of Sony and Microsoft?
But you can't argue that both companies won't/didn't make profits in other ways off of those technologies being adopted/pushed.

>Sony MAKES HD TV's. (+games and consoles)
>Microsoft sells Computers (software) and Internet Solution and Browsers. (+games and consoles)

Both of these companies benefit from the money they invest in pushing HD and Internet connection.

Nintendo JUST makes Games and Consoles.

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DivineAssault 3283d ago (Edited 3283d ago )

& Dragon Quest? or was that Squares idea? lol Someone plz answer me this (not lying to yourself), "without children & casuals, do u think nintendo would still be in the hardware business?"

Baka-akaB3283d ago (Edited 3283d ago )

Of course it was square's idea , and a no brainer .

Dragon quest games always get released on the machines with the biggest fanbase and most potential . With the wii being on top and easy compatibility on WII U , or the big success of the 3ds , its easy to see why they went there on their own .

Now i dont think Nintendo should brag about not fighting for those exclusives , and having them just happen when the publisher wants to... definitively not a positive message to me .

Especially when the money you are not using could produce new ips ALONG your usual sequels . I love them but Nintendo's ip creation is definitively in the backsit here , and they are the number one driving force behind their home consoles' offering .

WeskerChildReborned3283d ago

I read about this a while back.

HalfNerdHalfAmazing3283d ago

If nintendo wants the core gamers back they have to pay for exclusives

ChunkyLover533283d ago

Why would they have to pay for exclusives? Nintendo has always had some of the best exclusives ever made. The Wii U Gamepad will mean that third party companies will make exclusives by default. Games like ZombiU, which require the Gamepad, its something the other consoles don't have standard, which means Nintendo gets an exclusive that it didn't have to pay for.

Almost everything on the Wii was exclusive, for one reason or another.

cuddlemonkey3283d ago

True but... was/is that a good thing?

jetlian3283d ago (Edited 3283d ago )

Because most hardcore players are above nintendo ips. After 2 years wii had nect to no 3rd party exclusives.

to be honest I got GC/WII for the naruto 4 player games. I had fun with a few other games but thats it. Wii u as far as I can see has nothing.

Nintendo should make some hardcore ips atleast

Puddlejumper753283d ago

You talk about hardcore gaming then bring up Naruto? LMAO.Best joke ever

jetlian3283d ago

yea the fun 4 player fighting game. I read the manga every week. Doesnt mean thats all I play. I like fighting games as well as ninjas so it fits. And naruto is more hardcore than pikman,DK,Mario, zelda or the rest of nintendos line up.

when was the last time anybody really dies in nintendo games? Naruto people get impaled, blown up, hacked you name it.

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