Does Nintendo need new IP?

Although E3 was predominantly seen as a battle between Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo still had plenty of work to do in creating some momentum for the Wii U, and maintaining it for the 3DS.

Their software line-up ticked all the main boxes and hands-on reports were largely positive. Nonetheless there was tinge of disappointment, with a vocal part of the community bemoaning the lack of any new IP. Nintendo were accused of shovelling up the same old franchises, releasing the same games again and again. But is this criticism fair and does Nintendo really need new IP?

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LOL_WUT1995d ago

Nintendo needs newer and broader IP's. They need to be seen as a company that makes more than just Mario, Zelda etc And whoever says otherwise would be simply lying to themselves. ;)

grailly1995d ago

I'm sure they can do fine without new ip, but I really want new IP from them

PopRocks3591995d ago

"And whoever says otherwise would be simply lying to themselves. ;)"

Really. Last time I checked they were also bringing out Pikmin 3 (an IP not touched for a decade) and The Wonderful 101.

But I'm guessing those just don't count, right?

grailly1995d ago

no, a game that has 3 at the end does not count as new IP -_-'

I guess we could count the wonderful 101, but we were kinda talking 1st party games.

wampdog291994d ago (Edited 1994d ago )

Crashmo/Pushmo and Dillon's Rolling Western and its sequal don't count I guess...

Wonderful 101 may not be developed by Nintendo, but it is being published by Nintendo and will stay an exclusive because they are helping to fund it. How is this any different than say Mario Golf that isn't actually developed internally at Nintendo either, but is obviously a NIntendo IP....

Steel Diver and its future free-to-play additions is new as well. Just because you don't like a game, doesn't mean it gets stricken from the record.

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lizard812881995d ago

They should make one new IP per gen and push it.

GCN seemed to have Pikmin which had 2 games

Wii had....Wii Fit..which also had two games.

I wonder what the Wiiu will have?

jcnba281995d ago

Nope. Nintendo has more IPs than any other game company. What I would like to see is Nintendo use more of them instead of the main ones like Mario and Zelda. New entries from franchises like StarFox, F-Zero and Fatal Frame would be great.

Smoovekid1995d ago

I do not think they own fatal frame, I may be wrong.

quantae061995d ago

They now own the Fatal Frame series.

ThePsychoGamer1995d ago

They own partial rights to the series (which as far as I can tell just means they own the Spirit Camera spin off series), but not the whole series, Good thing too, otherwise we wouldn't have gotten the original trilogy on PSN.

Dj7FairyTail1995d ago (Edited 1995d ago )


Nope Fatal Frame IV is published by Nintendo on Nintendo Wii. Japan Only

ThePsychoGamer1995d ago (Edited 1995d ago )


Fatal Frame IV, and the remake of 2 were both part of a deal between Nintendo and Tecmo, The fact that Nintedo published, one of these games really doesn't prove anything.

As I said before, the fact that Fatal Frame 1 and 2 were both released on the PSN earlier this year proves Nintendo doesn't have full rights to the series.

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Relientk771995d ago (Edited 1995d ago )

Sony's IP's:

Nintendo's IPs:

Sony has WAY more franchises WAY more then Nintendo, you have no idea what you're talking about.

edit: wrong link sorry,

that for Nintendo frachises

so It says Sony: 90 franchises, Nintendo: 75 franchies

jcnba281995d ago (Edited 1995d ago )

Yes you are right, what I meant to say was biggest not most.

Dj7FairyTail1995d ago (Edited 1995d ago )

Personal Trainer
Puzzle League
Rhythm Heaven
Sakura Samurai
Sennen Kazoku
Shin Onigashima
Sin and Punishment
Star Fox
Steel Diver
Stunt Race FX
Super Smash Bros.
The Wonderful 101
Trace Memory (Another Code)
Urban Champion
Wave Race
Wii series
Wii U Panorama View
Zangeki no Reginleiv

Professor Layton

THE ENTIRE LIST are IP and Franchises

n4f1995d ago

the page you sent does not contain all the nintendo ip
fairytail is right

jonboi241995d ago

They do not that co-own Bayonetta that's Platinum Games IP. They are just publishing it. I believe the same is with Professor Layton, Level 5 of steel the IP and Nintendo helps publish the game.

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Animavicion1995d ago

xbox and ps too. although one likes a game series, also companies must have new ideas that deliver different franchises to not fall into a single category. :3

MilkMan1995d ago

Thank you.

Ginesis1995d ago

YES!!! With new characters!

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