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Nintendo heads into E3 with its hands tied

Eurogamer:
Nintendo won E3 hands-down last year, even if its victory counted for squat: for all the success of its Direct approach, and for all the strange new pleasures to be found in its line-up, there wasn't much by way knock-on effect on for the fortunes of the Wii U. It didn't really matter back then, and it doesn't matter much now, either: last year wasn't about saving the Wii U, but about introducing a new, revitalised Nintendo, one that had decided to take its critics head-on, to tackle the circus of E3 on its own terms, and one that came out on top even though its home console can't hold a candle to its competitors sales-wise. That one of Nintendo's finest games in a generation came in its wake - an all-new IP by a new generation of talent within the company, no less - was just gravy.

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gamingpro1229d ago (Edited 1229d ago )

Wow the haters are running scared. Why do they fear Nintendo so much if Nintendo is irrelevant? They constantly hope and pray on Nintendo's down fall but it isn't happening.

"a new, revitalised Nintendo, one that had decided to take its critics head-on, to tackle the circus of E3 on its own terms, and one that came out on top even though its home console can't hold a candle to its competitors sales-wise"

No mention that the competitors can't hold a candle to Nintendo GAME-WISE? Wow what is more Important to a Gamer? Sales or Games?

deafdani1228d ago

Why so defensive? The article states, at least two or three times, that Nintendo "won" E3 last year, which implies that they delivered on what matters most: the games. Why is it so bad to also mention sales?

I didn't see this article painting Nintendo in a negative light at all, just stating things how they are, along with a bit of conjecture.

:/

superchiller1228d ago (Edited 1228d ago )

@gamingpro - The real question is, why are the diehard Nintendo fans always desperately running damage control for a company that completely failed to deliver what gamers wanted, this (or even last) generation? Every single bad decision or poor product from Nintendo is defended and rationalized by a tiny core of diehard fans that simply make endless excuses and point fingers everywhere else.

And apparently, those "competitors" can indeed hold a candle to Nintendo GAME-WISE, because their consoles and games are actually selling very well, whereas Nintendo's consoles and games simply aren't.

What is most important to gamers is solid gaming hardware that can grow, evolve, and deliver fantastic games over the life of that hardware; something the Wii U was just not designed to do. The Wii U is yet another console from Nintendo completely based around a gimmick, and with a very low-spec, feature-lacking base console at its core (just like the Wii before it).

It's a shame that Nintendo didn't put more thought and planning into the design, to make a console that would actually deliver solid games over many years. Instead, they just took the cheap way out, throwing in a questionable, unappealing gimmick and hoping it would catch on. Sadly for Nintendo and their dwindling core of out-of-touch fans, it didn't work this time, leaving the Wii U as a failed concept that didn't deliver on its promises, at all.

marloc_x1228d ago (Edited 1228d ago )

"..games are actually selling very well, whereas Nintendo's consoles and games simply aren't."

☆$350,000,000 proves otherwise schiller☆

Dubaman1228d ago

"completely failed to deliver what gamers wanted"

-Like buying a game on disc and being FORCED to install it on a console before you can even play it? Something that PC's had to do back in the 90's and when games can come in sizes of around 50GB + patches and updates, a 500GB HDD is pretty much useless for digital only or physical only.

-Like, being FORCED to pay for an online service which is having constant problems? Yet you're still FORCED to play on P2P servers. Where's that money going to exactly?

-Like releasing games that are broken on day 1 and months later still require patches and fixes.

"those "competitors" can indeed hold a candle to Nintendo GAME-WISE, because their consoles and games are actually selling very well, whereas Nintendo's consoles and games simply aren't." Sales don't equal quality though and quality is what the article is talking about.

No console is perfect but at least Nintendo still knows what it means to make a Video Game Console. Put game in, have fun. Thats it.
Plus i didn't see specs as a problem when the PS2 became the best selling console of all time yet was over powered by the gamecube, dreamcast and demolished by the Xbox. Guess it must have been something else which helped it *cough*cheapestdvdplayeravaila ble*cough*.