A love for Nintendo aside, Nintendo Directs are the best way to announce games. Should other companies adopt that method for news too?
No they don’t. More third party publishers still put their games on PS4 & XO that Sony and Microsoft don’t need to have frequent ND style series, especially when they have PSX(well not this year) & Xbox Show
So less announcement and show about game is a good thing now?
Every company have games with a story showing a direct not gonna make the story spoil
Sony still attends more conferences than Nintendo does, and more major multiplats get announced for XO than NS. So it’s really not a big deal for either of them to have something like a Nintendo Direct
@FallenAngel1984 That's wonderful and all but none of it actually addresses what the Nintendo Direct can accomplish. The one extremely clever thing about the Direct style show is that you have no idea what is going to be shown and that it can often expose people to a game they would never have seen had it not been in that Direct presentation. It also makes people watch a trailer for a low profile title because people are hoping something big will follow. When MS or Sony attempt the same on a big stage (typically indies) they're usually bashed for it because people are only interested in the big reveals/announcements. When the same is done in a presentation people are fine with it so the style definitely has advantages over a big stage.
Sony can't even contain and show the huge amount of games in all their shows ... LOL. and 30 minutes for just one game? Sony can't even give agame 3 seconds in their shows LOL And Sony has more events to show PS4 games than Nibtendo
Actually Sony can’t show their games alot because most of their games are story-based. You’ll run the risk of spoiling the game if you show it too much.
As of 2018 Nintendo been to every event Sony been to......now 2017 Nintendo a different case but as of this year Nintendo more aggressive . If you did a look up you would of seen Nintendo did a lot of events this year
The last thing we need is nintendo fanboys swarming the Internet saying MS and Sony copied them. Oh wait I just made a comment in a forum. I must have copied Nintendo as well
Haha, it's okay. You didn't copy nintendo, you're just a hyperbolic fanboy yourself. Being mad that an older brand set industry standards is a guaranteed lose.
I like em too, but press conferences are still great. Directs directly give you announcement after announcements whereas conferences go into more details with devs speaking, theres a huge crowd to see their reactions, a demo can be showed off, etc. Both are great.
Um no no they don't
Yeah no. Only if it's in addition to the shows they also do yearly
I prefer traditional press conferences.
Nope they don't! Nintendo is behind the times & they need to pay attention to Sony & Microsoft.
Articles says it is better to only hear about games just before they are released. I disagree. I want to know the whole plan for the generation. Got burned by Nintendo with WiiU. Nintendo has an unrivaled amount of franchises? Do they? I'd wager Sony has more.
Yeah more franchises that I couldn't give 2 shits about. Bring on the the disagrees you salty sony fanboys. Oh yeah, you do realize that sony is making games for the Switch, right?
Technically Sony Music but seeing as that's part of Sony your statement in true. I still laugh that Sony put an Advance Wars like game on the Switch before Nintendo did. Lol
Have fun playing the last of us 1.5. I mean days gone.
I wager they do not Look at playstation all stars vs smash bros Wii U smash bros sales alone out sold by millions Look at Mario Kart Wii when Nintendo system sells only way to compete them is if you add sales from both ps3 and Xbox 360 to reach Nintendo level of sales, Mario art Wii sold 32 million before it got bundle, it took grand theft sales from both ps3 and Xbox 360 to reach 30 million Look at horizon for ps4 after 3 weeks it drop to 40 dollars, Zelda breath of the wild still 60 it have no problem selling and it out sold horizon without including Wii U numbers List goes on and on, only games on Nintendo sales level is the 3rd party games that sell on PS4 and Xbox one Sony would have to bundle the game with their system to get their game sales similar
Don't bring FACTS into the discussion. The majority of the n4g community doesn't like that.
"Look at horizon for ps4 after 3 weeks it drop to 40 dollars, Zelda breath of the wild still 60 it have no problem selling and it out sold horizon without including Wii U numbers" You're comparing a mid gen new IP to a massively popular, well established IP that was the only worthwhile launch title for the Switch. Such a fair, well rounded comparison you made there! Sony dropped their game down to $40 after a couple of months? How dare they be consumer friendly! They should be assholes and keep all games at $60 like the almighty Nintendo does! Regardless if the game is almost 2 years old and sales took a nosedive into oblivion.
What do sales have to do with amount of franchises? Are you really also insinuating Sony exclusives don't sell well? Hahabanajajajhahahabababajahab hahahahahhah.
Yeah Horizon sure was a flop for Sony.
Please no ... kiddie style presentation with a gimmicky finger snap b4 each fade out ... making a big deal of indie games coz of the lack of AAA games ... not annoucing major gaps in the firmware such as bluetooth headset support and local save backups ... showing they dont care about their fans ... these are direct insults to seitch owners
Well for " and Sony Should Pay Attention to Nintendo Directs".... Okay that dude that wrote the article is like 15y old.. I call it Fake news from a dude that has not even pubic hair yet and try's to write something to convinced people. Since the days of Nintento 64, Nintendo went downhill with 3th party support badly they never recovered from that because it is Nintendo as we know it for over 15+y. And now some fanboykid-writer try's to convince people otherwise... get lost dude.
You do realize that sony is making games for the Switch, right? Look it up
I kinda doubt he's 15. Like, basically positive. I'd guess he's 29 and turning 30 in June. Just a hunch. I also think you missed the point of the article. The author isn't trying to upset anyone. He just believes that Nintendo Directs are a neat approach to marketing and maybe Sony or Microsoft could consider doing something similar. He is not saying Microsoft or Sony are doing anything wrong, in fact. Just that experimentation is often a good route forward, and what Nintendo is doing seems to be working for them. I also bet the author likes all of the systems, thinks they each have pros and cons, and each of them has room for improvement. They could all learn something from each other. He would also feel bad that he upset you. He doesn't hate Sony and didn't mean any offense when he suggested it wasn't perfect. He also probably didn't know that the PlayStation 4 was such a substantial part of your identity so he certainly didn't think his words would come off as an attack. And, if I had to guess, I'd say he probably appreciates your passion. If, one day, you learn how to spell, your passion might be contagious and then people can comment on your articles telling you how you are wrong and bad. That is how these things seemingly work. Anyway, again, this is all just a hunch. Wish you well, friend. I hope you have a nice night playing PlayStation 4. The new Spider-Man game is a decent enough way to while away the weekend.
One big problem with your post that make everything you say not worth it to read is that Nintendo handheld never had third party problems This system a hybrid its a console that can be a handheld All those handheld developers already moved to the Switch this is why yokai watch 4 is coming to the switch and other games The system already have over 1000 games, now games that took 2 to 3 years to develop are coming next year to add to the total this system will have more games than any other Do you not read the article there are a couple games that are pc and switch exclusives already, the list grows
I agree with cheatcc for a change. I think their lack of transparency is the only thing that has them chained up. Directs and transparent development like dev diaries are great, cheap ways to keep interest during the whole development cycle. Let social media do the work. Hopefully they take a new course with their most recent acquisitions and take some of the great marketing/games promotion from Nintendo to task. Sony and crowd funding as well. The frequent directs are a great strategy for momentum but you need to get to speed first. The Xbox is going to be a different beast next gen, that’s the only way the deafening silence makes any sense to me. With the gameshow announced just before the PSX cancelation, I’m thinking Microsoft is ready to capitalize on their plans. They are going to announce their new system and hopefully a more transparent or at least frequent update on their process. I’m hoping they do good next time around.
Sony needs to pay attention to nobody but their fans, developers, making their online infrastructure the best it can be, and last but not least... ps5
Pretty much. Sony doesn’t need to copy Nintendo, their strategy is thriving. Microsoft would be a lot better off adopting the best parts of Nintendo and Sony marketing when it comes to game publishing. What’s MS next first party game? I get that the only thing that really matters is fortnite crossplay but some insight into their other projects would be nice.
Directs are amazing but it's something that MS or Sony would not be able to replicate with the same success. MS has their thing and Sony has theirs which works for them. Directs work for Nintendo.
LOL. Nintendo been in the market for over 100 years. Still, it's a company with very little market share and cost. Moreover it's the greediest company out there (no real sales, overpriced games). They forbid remakes made by fans but don't do themselves what their fans ask. Does such greediness help them? Nope, still the same minor company.
Sony only fans do not like to hear that I actually agree with the article, Nintendo directs are way better than anything Sony do Sony should also learn to stop announcing games far away look at Nintendo every thing announced in the last direct comes out from September to May Next direct should be January
Is Metroid Prime 4 out yet?
It seems like Inside Xbox is kind of going down this route.
Nah. Everyone should keep doing their own thing.
Nintendo Directs is terrible though
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