Nintendo’s uniqueness is why they’re great

Nintendo is the Disney of video games. This is represented in the way it crafts its games, hardware and outside peripherals. Some of these did not pan out as well as Nintendo had hoped, such as the Nintendo Wii U or the Virtual Boy. However, even in these failures, and especially in its successes, Nintendo shows what no other console manufacturer has, and that is pure, unadulterated joy.

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TekoIie320d ago

It can be their biggest weakness too though. While that drive produced the DS, Wii and Switch it also created the Wii U (although that system is the least unique of the lot).

When it comes to games though I think it can only be seen as a strength for them because I think their game lineups are by far the most diverse of the big 3 almost every year.

cha0sknightmare319d ago (Edited 319d ago )

I completely disagree that they are the most diverse...

Sony consistently has Adult focused games, Family friendly games, VR games, both a big focus on Western and Eastern games, Single-player, Online Multiplayer focused games, Indie Games + FULL third party support.

Now tell me where Nintendo's Mature AAA games are (first party and/or exclusive) tell me where Nintendo's Western focused first party/Exclusives are....Nintendo have SOME third party support and they do have decent Indie support, but very little focus on Online multiplayer (how can they without designated online service, party chat, or decent chat solution)

in 2017 sony had

Gravity Rush 2
Horizon Zero Dawn
Nier Automata
Persona 5
MLB The Show 17
Grand Turismo Sport
Hell Blade Senuas Sacrifice
Crash N'Sane Trilogy
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
Farpoint (PSVR)
Knack 2
Everybody's Golf
Starblood Arena (PSVR)
Statik (PSVR)
Tales of Berseria
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
What Remains of Edith Finch
Wipeout Omega Collection
Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles
Accel World VS Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight
Akiba's Beat
God Wars: Future Past
Gundam Versus

(there is probably more than this, but look at the variety, the genres, the different appeals)

Chuck in the huge wealth of Third Party games that Nintendo don't get...

Look at that variety. And genuinely try and tell me Nintendo consoles have the "most diverse" game line up every year.

Big_Game_Hunters319d ago (Edited 319d ago )

I didn't see you name a single good family game in that list.

In fact if you don't like anime, there goes 80% of your list. Nier and Nioh arent Sony exclusives and remasters don't count.

Wow variety

TekoIie319d ago


Okay, stop. I said Nintendo's game lineup is the most diverse of the big 3 and you then go to name games not made by Sony, MS or Nintendo... Come on dude, please read before you begin dribbling.

This article was about Nintendo's uniqueness and I said I think Nintendo's games are the more unique of the big 3 and you somehow see the need to throw 3rd parties in there like this is a console war? If you want to argue at least stay on topic instead of trying to make me defend something I didn't say.

cha0sknightmare319d ago

"Remasters don't count"

err..why? Well there goes, MK8, Pokken, Bayo 1 and 2 from the Switch list then,

"I didn't see you name a single good family game in that list."

Subjective, Knack, Yonder, Everybodys Golf and Crash can all be classed as family games. They are they just because you don't like them, doesn't mean they haven't got some there.

My list did include plenty of second and third party stuff just to show the diversity of the console, but if we are talking just the actually company's themselves, please give me an example of how Nintendo are the most diverse every year.

Prince_TFK319d ago (Edited 319d ago )

“Now tell me where Nintendo's Mature AAA games are (first party and/or exclusive)”

Bayonetta 3 and SMTV are mature and also are AAA exclusive games.

“but very little focus on Online multiplayer”

Uhh...they do have Splatoon and Mario Kart which sell like gangbuster as well as Rocket League (and to a lesser extent, Fifa 18, NBA 18, Pokken, and Arms).

Both companies have great and diverse games. Get over it.

_-EDMIX-_319d ago

I agree

I would argue Nintendo seems to be the only one out of the three first party Publishers that seems to be fixated on the same demographics still.

TekoIie319d ago (Edited 319d ago )

sonys 2017 lineup according to your list (feel free to add more if you've missed them):

Gravity Rush 2 (Action/Adventure + A-RPG)
Nioh (A-RPG)
Horizon Zero Dawn (A-RPG)
Crash N'Sane Trilogy (platformer)
MLB The Show 17 (Sports)
Grand Turismo Sport (Racing)
Farpoint (Shooter)
Knack 2 (Action + Platformer)
Everybody's Golf (Sports)
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (Action/Adventure)
Wipeout Omega Collection (Racing)
Starblood Arena (Action)

Nintendo's 2017 Lineup:

Zelda: Breath of the Wild (A-RPG)
Snipperclips (Puzzle)
1-2 Switch (Party)
Mario Kart 8D (Racing)
Flip Wars (Action + Party + Tile-matching)
ARMS (Fighting)
Splatoon 2 (3rd person shooter)
Mario+Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Turn-based T-RPG)
Pokken Tournament D (Fighting)
Fire Emblem: Warriors (hack 'n' slash + RPG)
Mario: Odyssey (Platformer)
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (A-RPG)
Pokemon U-sun/U-Moon (RPG)
Metroid: Samus Returns (Action/Adventure)
Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia (T-RPG)
Hey! Pikmin (Action)
Yoshi's Woolly World (Platformer)
Mario Sports Superstars (Sports)

I'm seeing a far larger variety of genres in the Nintendo lineup compared to the Sony one. If I've missed anything in Sony list feel free to add to it but that there shows far more diverse line-up for Nintendo. Im pretty sure at glance that if we went into sub-genres we'd still see that Nintendo's lineup is the more diverse as well.

This is why I'd argue that Nintendo is the more Unique of the big 3.

michellelynn0976319d ago (Edited 319d ago )

Lol family friendly? Sony? Uh no. Diverse? Uh some, and a lot of games you named aren't exclusive to Sony. Just stop! Both of them make great games.

_-EDMIX-_319d ago

@Mich- How are they not family friendly?

Little Big Planet
Loco Roco
Thats You

and many more and that is just from Sony, not even bringing up 3rd party. Sorry but MS and Sony have a very, very solid line up of titles that hits in terms of variety.

Nintendo is literally the only 1 out of the 3 that has such huge gaps in genres and demographic. Most of their games, like 99% of them are geared to children.....

Only with a PC, PS or XB can you buy it knowing that you can have a whole collection of content for your kid or just for yourself as an adult who wants adult narratives.

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_-EDMIX-_319d ago

"I think their game lineups are by far the most diverse of the big 3 almost every year"

I mean you're free to think what you want but I don't really believe having huge massive gaps of content missing like Mass Effect, Assassin's Creed ,Battlefield ,Battlefront ,Call of Duty, Red Dead Redemption 2 ,Far Cry annnnnnd more constitutes as having the most "diverse". I would argue Microsoft has a more diverse lineup then Nintendo is ever going to have if they continue to have entire series absent on their platform by default I believe they're always going to have the least variety.

I mean some of the biggest third-party games that are going to be releasing this year don't have switch versions and don't look like many of these Publishers even plan to ever have a version for that platform. But like I said you can think whatever you feel like it would be like me saying i think cell phones have the most variety lol

TekoIie319d ago (Edited 319d ago )

Congratulations! You didn't read my comment either and are trying to make me defend something I never said.

"I mean you're free to think what you want but I don't really believe having huge massive gaps of content missing like Mass Effect, Assassin's Creed ,Battlefield ,Battlefront ,Call of Duty, Red Dead Redemption 2 ,Far Cry annnnnnd more constitutes as having the most "diverse"."

See I didn't even mention 3rd parties but you've jumped the gun and brought them up when that wasn't the topic. You may be back from the grave EDMIX, but I think half your brain didn't make it out with you. If we're going to bring up 3rd partis and limit the whole conversation to software then I may as well just start talking about my PC.

Trumps all other systems in power and has the greatest variety of genres and games from all generations. So is that the end of the conversation now?

michellelynn0976319d ago

Here he goes again. Seriously? Think for one minute. The Switch has had to get developers PAST launch! Sadly, because of the Wii U, a lot of publishers took a wait and see approach to the Switch. Now they are jumping on board. And more diverse? Lol please. I have rgps, strategy, fighting, indies, adventure, action, platformers, etc on my Switch.

michellelynn0976319d ago

How dare you complement Nintendo! Not on this page! You will get ridiculed and mocked.

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