What sort of experience will the NX provide? Evidently, a "new" one.
I'm all for it having unique features; as long as they build it in a way that third-parties can finally shut up about it not fitting their needs.
I wish Nintendo and Sony would let me change my username...
You can with Nintendo. Not the NNID, but you can change your nickname anytime you want.
@deafdani You can do the exact same on psn except you can use vulgarity as well in your name
I ve got Wii U.. and waiting for NX :) ( Also have PS4 XB1 )
Me too, ill sell my wii u when the nx comes out prob tho. Might keep it for smash
I don't play on consoles anymore but I do hope they can finally get more real third party games. They can't recycle the same characters forever.
I just wanted it to be more powerful than the PS4 and have a controller that's not a gimmick. Whatever else they add, I'm fine with it. I want third party support, and it would be great if we got some actual current or better gen graphics in our Nintendo games (like Zelda).
Remember Nintendo saying similar things before the reveal of the Wii U, hopefully they don't go wrong this time again as I'd definitely pick up an NX providing it's a good console, has features like a robust online network, achievements etc. and has 3rd party support
I hope this time the controller is a ball of microphones that you blow into to control.
What a brilliant idea! Sounds like something Nintendo would seriously consider, it certainly would set them apart from the competition.
I'm sure you could master that control scheme. .
That idea blows.
NX controllers confirmed to be Ocarina's.
@marloc Not gonna lie, that one stung
But the Wii U really was a new experience. Honestly, despite all the flack that it gets, the Gamepad is a really great addition, especially with certain titles like Pikmin 3 and Lego City: Undercover. At the end of the day, I've had a lot of fun with the system, and I'm still doing so, which makes me all the more excited for whatever the NX is — as long as they do it right.
If you're talking about specific experiences with specific Nintendo titles then I agree (since technically any new game on any new system is a new experience), but if you're talking about the Wii U overall then I disagree since what the Wii U could do was already out there in some form.
The controller really isn't the problem though. I agree that it's unique and IMO they should stick with it and/or improve on it (I'm a Sony guy so I really don't mind having the same controller for every system xD). The problem is in the hardware and their third party policies (they did loosen those a lot overtime however but the damage had already been done.) I really wish they wouldn't already be talking about a new console though. I wanted to get a Wii U but if that's all it'll ever get I'll probably wait for the NX and/or if it is backwards compatible with Wii U titles.
Well said. It seems like Nintendo strives to set themselves apart, by adding gimmicks to their consoles that the mainstream game companies don't have. Unfortunately, those gimmicks usually deliver a worse experience than the competition, and they cause the base console specs to be mediocre at best. For the NX, if Nintendo follows the same trend as their previous two consoles, they're not going to have a chance.
Yea but this new guy was against releasing the Wii U, so maybe he's advice on the NX might help it be better. Not sure really, but either way I'm excited to see what the NX is.
Looking forward to this!
Hopefully our NX games will be attached to our accounts and not our console. Get with the times Nintendo!
Thats what the new Nintendo Account service will allow. They're replacing ID's and and your account will connect to all their platforms, mobile, and PC.
When did Nintendo announce that their new "Nintendo Account" would do away with their policy of tying digital purchases to hardware? Oh right, they never mentioned that at all. Don't jump to conclusions and make false statements; until Nintendo actually changes that anti-consumer policy, it is still in effect.
I pray for a traditional console this time.
Nintendo always come back hard! Have a lot of respect for them! Still enjoying my WII U
They've still yet to come back from the N64.
No worries, the console will be fine, I'm more worried about what kind of controller they'll come up with this time. Im thinking a powerglove in one hand, a nunchuk in the other, and two displays attached to your feet.
I appreciate and respect the fact that Nintendo takes risk's and innovates on how people play with their gaming machines but I just hope those same risk's don't come back to bite them from behind again. Whatever the NX is, I just hope it's successful.
Ugh, Sounds like more gimmicks.
^^^^ This is why we don't see innovation and evolution in gaming more often. People like you are stuck in the 80's and anything different than the status quo is "a gimmick". 20 years ago we were all dreaming of the day we could have a screen on our controller. 20 years ago we imagined what it would be like to have a real power glove that worked. 20 years ago we could only dream of virtual reality. Now no one wants to see anything improve. Screen on a controller? Eh, gimmick (ignoring just how amazing it is in games that use it well). Motion controls? Eh, gimmick (ignoring the maturity of motion in the current gen and how games like Splatoon and Pikmin 3 wouldn't be what they are without it). Haptic feedback STEAM controller? Eh, gimmick (having not even tried it). Playstation VR? Eh, gimmick (despite the fact gamers have wanted virtual reality for decades). For goodness sake stop treating every push forward as a gimmick and start judging fairly based on the improved experience each innovation provides.
I find it ironic you call him out as being stuck in the past yet praise Nintendo.
Most things are a gimmick though It's been proven especially with the Wii U as lack of game pad support, increase pro controller sales and people buying GameCube adopters that people just want a normal traditional experience
No thanks to everything you just listed. Its way too early for any of those things to actually be good enough as our "dreams." Sounds good in practice but they are too quick to try and push the stuff out now with the tech not being there.
Unfortunately, what you call "innovation" ends up being poorly conceived gimmicks that fail to deliver a better gaming experience. And no, no one dreamed of having a "screen on our controller", citing that as a justification for Nintendo's mediocre hardware just shows how out of touch you are with the gaming community. And motion controls have proven to be a failure, just look at the terrible results on the Wii, PS Move, and Kinect. All bad gimmicks that failed to deliver a satisfying gaming experience.
Should have been optional and not mandatory. I'm willing to bet the wiiu would have twice as many units sold if they simply made the tablet controller optional, an made the wiiu at least as strong as the X1...
Yo do notice that you're talking on a sony website where anything that sony do is gold. Motion control, pay for online and vr was said to be gimmicks when when others was pushing them more. No matter what they will always move the goal post.
@someonecalled As much as I like Sony, I have to say that their biggest weakness is they don't support their gimmicks. I don't think VR is going to be any good so no, everything Sony is not gold.
VR is a gimmick are you all over mainline franchises being made for that?... Okay then
Nice Straw man argument bro
Yes, and in the end they'll just release their usual franchise milks like they do evry gen. Mario Kart, Mario Party, Yoshi... Yawn.
Yeah like Microsoft with halo forza gears Sony with uncharted last of us killzone gran turizmo Activision cod skylanders Ubisoft ass creed rainbow six ea Madden fifa battlefield need for speed yawn
How about the Forza/Fifa/AC/Cod that's milked every YEAR? Not to mention Halo/Uncharted/Battlefield/Bat tlefront/NFS/Killzone/GOW/ that we see every generation. Everyone does it, I only consider it milking if it's like FIFA/Cod/AC that's made every year.
Yet for some inexplicable reason Nintendo get credited for innovation. Maro Kart 8. Ooh, teh innovation.
That was my thought exactly.
Zelda on NX!!!!!!!!!!!!
being worded like that somethings screaming gimmicks again. hope it's a traditional console too.
The word we want to hear is traditional
But we do get a standard traditional controller this time round....right
You got one last time as well, what are people nagging about? The gamepad has traditional controls with a screen in the middle. People who don't like playing with it can use a controller pro. Could the gamepad have been more refined, smaller lighter and had a better battery? Yes. But to justify the dualshock 4 as the best controller ever made and it has its gimmicks as well is very hypocritical of people here. Sony and Microsoft are doing the bare minimum to advance the way we play games, so at least let Nintendo push for innovation. If Nintendo puts the scrollable shoulder buttons and pulse detection strip onto their next controller. Something tells me that both Sony and Microsoft will try to copy one or both for their next consoles.(you guys will all claim how they did it better)
The gamepad is not a traditional controller, saying it is...well it's just being deluded "so at least let Nintendo push for innovation" Yeah only for more money, they couldn't give a shit if it ticks off the core audience, the people who got them where they are today or the ones who will always be around, they just seem to care on attracting an audience who will quickly run to the next new shiny thing
@Foxtrot That worked with the Wii but not so much with the Wii U xD they lost both the core and casuals.
There is nothing traditional about playing pc games without a keyboard. Your preferences are ps controllers and story games along with tech buzz words that result in mostly eye candy and hardly any game play or replay value. What is useful about this situation? Nothing other than trolling. The gamepad actually allows more game types like war craft, rts, with two of them you open up even more game types. Yet we can keep using a ps controller simply because you can't get use to another controller. Even the xbone suffers from not having a ps controller.
I like being challenged by fresh control schemes. I have been really enjoying the Camera Obscura in Fatal Frame :) I do understand casuals needing something more linear..er..traditional ;)
For those asking for a traditional console why would you want another console that does the same thing X1 and PS4 does? Nintendo did this with the Gamecube and it didn't work out for them, hence the creation of Wii. Also why do you care about third party games and/or achievements system when you already have those on the other consoles? Would you really purchase a third party game on a Nintendo console when you already have 100's of achievements/trophies on the other systems?
I think they want a "traditional" console from Nintendo because the last two consoles they produced were crippled by mediocre gimmicks. And without 3rd party developers on the NX, the system would have zero chance to succeed; is that what you want?
It has zero chance anyways, so long as two-faced people will take any excuse, no matter how small, to demonize Nintendo and turn themselves and others away from Nintendo's systems. What it needs, more than third parties, is for people to critique them fairly instead of use buzz words like "gimmicky" to pass off anything different as something horrible. We've had traditional controllers as the main stay for ages now. It's time to start letting the industry grow into new ideas instead of dismissing them the moment they're just a little too different from what others are used to.
"Nintendo did this with the Gamecube and it didn't work out for them, hence the creation of Wii." Didn't work out? The Gamecube controller is one of the best controllers out there. An more improved version of it would have been welcomed with open arms, it's why gamecube adapters have sold very quikcly and usually go out of stock fast. It's why people bought an old controller or the new ones made for Smash Bros. " why would you want another console that does the same thing X1 and PS4 does? " Because then I can play Nintendo games with it...something I can't do on the PS4/Xbox One as Mario, Zelda and co are Nintendo games. "Also why do you care about third party games and/or achievements system when you already have those on the other consoles?" Seriously it's like you are telling Nintendo to stay in the past...being part of the problem Nintendo has.
I'm not telling Nintendo to do anything, I was just asking the question. I agree about the gamecube controller but I was referring to the console's lifetime sales which were one of the lowest in console history.
^ Gamecube ended up with nearly 22 mil sales. Wii U currently at less than 11 mil.
> It's why people bought an old controller or the new ones made for Smash Bros. Yes for smash bros. Because you know the hype started with Melee and transcended down to smash wiiu. Im not entirely sure why you keep bringing back this argument. I like the controller but the only reason it's being sold out is exactly for that one reason: Smash.
Yes, i would. And the gamecube wasn't traditional. They snubbed their nose at DVD format and limited the space on disc. Nintendo is ALWAYS trying to do something to say "look at me!" and it almost always backfires.
That wasn't a look at me statement, they just wanted to avoid piracy (and they did, at the expense of the console doing as well as they had hoped).
Actually if you knew the history of why the GC used the proprietary mini DVD, you would understand that developers were asking Nintendo to create a system that had more encrypted technology, because the ps2 was one of the most pirated gaming systems in history. But people don't like to do their research and just go with what's commonly being passed around.
Maybe it didn't work out for them, but it did for me. GameCube was a great, well built machine with an awesome controller and a fantastic, if not small, library.
A new gimmick in perspective... Give up Nintendo !!!
Yeah because PS4 and X1 don't have their own gimmicks... /s
Seeing that the Xbone dropped Kinect. What are these gimmicks you spoke of ?
None that are as intrusive or underutilized as the gamepad. Kinect gets more action than the gamepad.