Ty at Aussie-Gamer writes: Michael Pachter is at it again, panning another Nintendo product — in this case, Nintendo NX — almost a year before it launches and months before we get any details whatsoever on the product itself."
If the NX is easy to port to and the ROI makes sense, 3rd parties will be there. The Wii U was an abnormality. It was closer to the seventh gen, though was more capable. Underpowered when compared to the eighth gen, so porting titles didn't make sense financially. Nintendo doesn't have to compete on a "best hardware specs" level, though they need to even the playing field and not get left behind like the Wii U was. Anyways - the way Nintendo has the NX setup, it seems like they've taken it upon themselves into creating a development landscape where they only need to delv a title once, which can then be applied to any of their future platforms with ease. Making the NX region-free could also alleviate fractured software launches.
if its easy to port i agree but they wont likely take advantage of any gimmick, which we all know nintendo is hard to let go of. if there is a gimmick it needs to be optional and this is where nintendo fails because they believe the hardware is built around the software.
If the architecture is similar then 3rd parties should happily put their games on it. The WiiU was bad for 3rd party devs to work with in the end, hopefully NX is more conventional even if there is an optional gimmik.
Yeah, just how they supported the wiiU amirite?
Just making a powerful console isn't enough to attract third party anymore (especially in the case of Nintendo) There are lots of elements involved that 3rd party asks of you. The marketing, do you have other games on your platforms which resonates with the game focused on our researched demographic, how are you going to treat us for bundled copies with console?, and how much are you willing to market it. MS / PS is familiar grounds. Nintendo is not for 3rd party. So Nintendo needs to make that extra step, just making a powerful console is only one part of the equation. Call me dubious, I would love to see Nintendo going on with the Top2's now, but NX isn't going to win third party support. NX will probably been made in a way that you can play 3DS (or their next handheld) titles on NX too, filling the gaps between 2 actual console titles, which was the problem for WiiU. NX will be all first party force and it will work !!
I am kind of glad. As a hardocore games they should restructure their focus I haven't love Nintendo since like the gamecube
What hurt the WiiU the most was that at launch there were no must have Nintendo titles to drive the install base to create a large enough interested gamer pool for third parties to enjoy success. It took so long for the WiiU to get to 5 million units and it really only picked up in sales when SM3dW and MK8 hit the console. The NX can avoid all of this simply if developing for the NX means that one game can run on two systems! The question is what will be Nintendo's hook to get people to buy both pieces of hardware, there has to be some major incentive...
We've heard this song and dance before.
Then Japanese Publishers will. - Square Enix talked about Final Fantasy XIV, Dragon Quest X and XI being on the NX. - KOEI Tecmo has already confirmed they are supporting it. - Level-5 already talked about considering the NX for future development. http://www.destructoid.com/... - Spike Chunsoft is considering the Nintendo NX for future development. http://gematsu.com/2015/09/... - Capcom as well stated they may support it as well http://gamerant.com/capcom-...
Yeah, the Japanese devs are the ones that have done the most good lately, IMO. Platinum's games alone fill a need in gaming that I pray never goes away, no matter how niche people claim they are.
I think Pacther is so off the mark when he said third party support won't come to NX. Nintendo isn't stupid. They've learned a LOT about the Wii U. That's one of the major reasons why they're waiting until everything's ready for a proper launch.
Ohhhhh no. No. NO NO NO NO NO. I don't care whether anyone here thinks he's right or wrong on this one; Keep Pachter and his shoddy crystal ball OUT of our community. He's the equivalent of a monkey that flings sticky crap at walls until something finally sticks [and as a monkey, I find that offensive], a 10 pound bag of "Nope" in a 2 ounce bag that's already filled with aforementioned poo, the Grinch of the gaming community, only noisier and with a smile that could make the devil himself queasy. Just....eugh. No more Pachter articles. For God's sake, think of the gamers.
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