Nintendo Rants: Nintendo Needs to Focus on North America/Europe; Not Japan

Nintendo has had a long tradition of putting emphasis and priority on the home console market in Japan instead of other regions, but is this a tradition worth keeping in 2014 and beyond when competitors Sony and Microsoft don't? Shawn Long breaks it down in the latest Nintendo Rants.

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MrSwankSinatra1479d ago (Edited 1479d ago )

Nintendo in general makes dumb business decisions. Example: Nintendo releasing Bayonetta 2 & Super Smash Bros. 3DS within a week of each other. Who thought that was a good idea?

-Foxtrot1479d ago

Smash Bros 3DS and the console version releasing so close to each other

It would of made sense to spread them out a little.

We've gotten one Smash Bros game per gen so it would of been better to release the handheld one first or wait until people have bought and played the console version then bring out the handheld version the same time next year.

You would be prolonging the Smash Bros goodness for everyone instead of having people wait so long for the next game.

DiscoKid1479d ago

lol They shoulda put Bayonetta in Smash. Would have been perfect marketing.

Baccra171479d ago

Nintendo does need to stop treating America and Europe like red headed step children and start acting like a player on the global market. But they won;t do it so it's same ol same ol.

TongkatAli1479d ago

Nintendo should make a new console called the New Wii U without the gamepad remote , just have a regular controller and a better CPU so it can get 3rd party games.

Metallox1479d ago

The CPU is not a problem, let's deal with that. The issue here is the way Nintendo develops its relationship with other publishers and Wii U sales.

MrSwankSinatra1479d ago

That really doesn't fix anything at all. Look at all the cross generation games coming out and yet third parties skip the wii u entirely even though the Wii U is more powerful than the 360 & PS3. Nintendo doesn't make an effort to build relationships with third parties.

Ol_G1478d ago

You mean they don't pay to get those games

CandyFace1478d ago

They put a lot of effort into getting third parties but it is not wise to pay for cross platform games (which they obviously know), when you know your platform isn't the attractive one. What Ubisoft, EA, Activision would release wouldn't sell anyway. Most who owns a wii U (including me) owns another console too like PS3/4 or Xbox360/One, there would be no reason to get the Wii U port what so ever.

marloc_x1479d ago (Edited 1479d ago )

I'm sure you can come up with a better name than THAT for the console :)

qwerty6761479d ago (Edited 1479d ago )

the problem is nintendo instead of adapting to the where the industry is headed is trying to differentiate themselves.

Miyamoto has been very outspoken about this.

which is ok. but when you do that theres a lot of risk involved. they had a hit with the wii with the whole motion control thing.

but as you can see this mentality has now cost them. wii u although not a complete disaster has been pretty abysmal. they've completely alienated a huge chunk of hardcore older gamers.

having this gimmicky game pad, horrible online, horrible media features, horrible third party support, horrible specs for their console.

they're just being stubborn at this point.

Jay70sgamer1479d ago (Edited 1479d ago )

It's really bugs me how everyone always say Nintendo does this wrong or does this or does that...Nintendo has made a profit off of every home console since they have been making video games....yes sometimes they might not make the best decisions all the time but what they do works for them ....yes they have taken a lost in the last year or two but at the end of the console cycle Nintendo is the only one that always turns a profit ....that's just good business and at the end of this cycle I'm sure they will profit off the wii u they are already making a profit from now until the end of the cycle off every wii u sold and their first party software always makes a profit ....Nintendo doesn't have to sell the most consoles or be in first place to make a profit ...just saying ...also all the people that are saying smash bros 3ds and Bayonetta 2 should not come out so close ...yall are forgetting super Mario's 3d world and Pokemon x and y was released on the same day last year and it wasn't a problem both games sold very well

benji1011479d ago (Edited 1479d ago )

3rd parties would still ignore it. 90% of the games that are from 3rd parties are coming to Ps3 and xbox 360.
So power has nothing to do with 3rd party support.

When people say third parties they mostly mean the big three.
The big three dont really like Nintendo and it is hard to work out why. Actually, I know why... Most Nintendo fans live in the past, talk about Metroid and Ocarina of time.
There are plenty of good modern games on Nintendo but they dont get the support they deserve.

I hope people buy Bayonetta 2, splatoon and Devil's third.

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