Xbox and Nintendo seem to be working closely at the moment with Phil Spencer welcoming collaboration between companies but why is this sharing so one-sided?
I understand where you're coming from, but I think one important thing is missed: Microsoft wasn't using Banjo for anything. And while that may not have been a deciding factor, it definitely had to help.
Microsoft is more interested in getting their games on as many platforms as possible. This is why I feel we wont be seeing that many, if any, Nintendo games on Xbox.
I think we’re in a time where Microsoft is gonna push the cloud. I don’t think they are as concerned with getting consoles in houses. If you can play there games every where why do they care if they sell a Ton of consoles? Nintendo understands like Sony... if you have to sell a console it needs exclusives!
Won’t see any, my friend mentioned this the other day oh Nintendo/Mario will Be on Xbox... since when. Nintendo do their own console and their own services to fill up with their games why would they help Microsoft. Microsoft need them not the other way round.
@Sharky231 "Nintendo understands like Sony... if you have to sell a console it needs exclusives!" You talk like Sony still sees consoles as their prime business. Flash news: They DON´T. Nintendo? Yes! Nintendo is the sole company that is 100% devoted to console business as their prime. Both Sony and Microsoft will try and push their streaming services from now on. I don´t care about cloud gaming. I´ll continue to support console as long it exist. Only god knows if streaming is gonna take over the gaming market.
but apparently Nintendo if not ready will follow Sony with partnering to use MS server structure for a streaming service. So in a sense it wont matter. We will get to play all the nintendo sony and MS platform on PC at some point over the next few years.
MS is a 3rd party dev....Nintendo is not. Easy.
5 years ago who would of thought that Nintendo would ever partner with ubisoft to make a Mario/Rabbids game. Nintendo has really opened themselves up for collaboration. I wouldn't be surprised to see them eventually doing skmething similar with Sony if it all pans out.
@KingThrash360 "MS is a 3rd party dev....Nintendo is not." I never looked at it like that,...but your right!
Pretty sure Mario and other ip is never going to another console. Maybe bayonetta or any other 3rd party exclusive could be shared.
Just put Mario on all available devices and see. It would get all that money for that game, which their all gen combined consoles couldnt get. No need of any advertising as well.
@blackblades "Pretty sure Mario and other ip is never going to another console." We heard the same thing about Nintendo games on mobile.
I got Mario on iOS so.... yeah its all about money... the right amount and boom!! Mario on the X
Consoles and mobile are different things, Nintendo arent going to put there ip on another console.
Android consoles: am I joke to you
I knew it wouldn’t be long before Xbox sites started begging for Nintendo content. Xbox are the ones wanting their games and content on as many platforms as possible. Don’t expect anyone else to follow.
This is a win/win for both companies! Nintendo is introducing a whole new generation to the Banjo Character. Now, when MS drops the next Banjo game, switch players who favored Banjo in Smash, might be interested in giving it a shot.
Here we go, I wonder if crying for Nintendo games on xbox will reach the fever pitch of cross play begging.
Two reasons Nintendo are too proud to give anything to a rivals console. Microsoft need Nintendo a lot more then they need them.
Microsoft need Nintendo? You won. LMAO
If they want to put their plan into action and broaden the Xbox brand onto everything they can...yeah...I think they do.
With all due respect MS can buy nintendo 7 times or more and they need them?
With all due respect MS can buy nintendo 7 times or more and they need them Don't think who has more to spend. Think who's obviously not doing as well as the other. There's many reasons why Microsoft haven't been able to purchase everyone who's in a better position than them. You can't say Nintendo or Sony's consoles aren't profitable and performing well so what gives. . . .I'd love to hear your theory
@Trueflames It would take a little over 8.6 billion dollars to buy controlling stocks at Nintendo. Microsoft has less than 12 billion to spend. They can't even buy Nintendo twice, nor can they afford to buy all of their stocks a single time over.
@Lennoxb63 "Microsoft need Nintendo? You won. LMAO " You realize your in an article that's begging for Nintendo games on xbox, right?
@Trueflames "With all due respect MS can buy nintendo 7 times or more and they need them?" You dont really think things through huh? Xbox is a different division of Microsoft. If Xbox is not making money, what you think will happen to the gaming division (xbox)? Microsoft will shut it down. Lets just entertain you idea for a fraction of a moment. If Microsoft wanted to buy Nintendo, who to say Nintendo will sell? Just because you want to buy something, doesnt mean the other person is willing to sell it.
lol no they don't if streaming takes off. They'll reach a lot more people than the Switch ever will. Xbox really doesn't "need" anyone for the future. In fact it's Sony and Nintendo that need Microsoft. Why do you think PlayStation chose Azure over Amazon or Google? It's not only because xCloud is better it's also because depending on Google and Amazon would have made it easier for them to acquire playstation. They would have been vulnerable. Nintendos online system sucks so bad that they should just replace it with Xbox Live at this point. OG Xbox live was better than Nintendo Online. Who really needs who?
lol no they don't if streaming takes off no they don't if streaming takes they don't if streaming takes don't if IF
Azure: A cloud based server structure used to run programs in one of three service models, used to deliver a clients specified products or services to private or public customers. xCloud: A service that runs on a cloud based hosting service, such as Azure, to stream content, specifically video game related content. The two things are not the same, and you using the two interchangeably makes it look like you are ignorant, more than the rest of your comment already proves you are. Sony doesn't need MS, they could use Amazon, or Google, or other cloud services, or even expand their current service. Azure just makes more sense for them to use....of course, assuming they actually end up using it. xCloud has nothing to do with PSNow being hosted on any cloud service, and absolutely nothing suggests or implies that Sony will be using any technologies that xCloud uses to deliver it's service. Not a single thing. not one. But, there is evidence, and comments, that say that MS does indeed use some of Sony's streaming tech, as they licensed it for that purpose. Does that mean MS needs Sony? No. Just that it's beneficial for them to go that route than spend more making their own solution. How is that related to Nintendo? Well, nintendo doesn't need MS, and MS doesn't need Nintendo. But they may have products or services which are useful for the other, and despite how some MS fan boys acted about it being a big thing, each and every one of those things they worked on or shared was it's own thing, and it didn't indicate anything about the two working together on more. It's just yet another instance of people who make more out of something than there actually is.
Streaming ain't taking off anytime soon buddy
Even if it doesn't take off they don't need it. Nintendo releases one good console then one bad console. A partnership would be beneficial for both, but MS doesn't need them.
Seems pretty much.
Third reason People just assumed that Nintendo was going to reciprocate MS support of Switch, even though Nintendo isn't known for such things, and there is no reason for them to other than to try and get more sales of the software, but Nintendo actually makes money on hardware sales, and the licensing of games on it's system, and they're doing fine.
Lol have you seen how much MS is worth? Sorry this is shenanigans.
proud? how about smart business sense! giving away your bread and butter wouldnt be smart. exclusives sell consoles.
Foxtrot Someone been smoking those "Mushrooms".
@-Foxtrot "Microsoft need Nintendo a lot more then they need them." You´re desperate, dude. Why exacly Microsoft need Nintendo for? Never mind. I sure you don´t have a answer. Lol
Nintendo needs nothing from Microsoft and vice versa.
But MS would love to apply/use Nintndo's history and reputation to the Xbox brand in order to make it more popular to the non arena shooter crowd.
Hotel Mario Round 2
Plz keep Nintendo cuteness of xbox....
no way, hahaha, try better X-boy
Its only a matter of time before 007 remastered is released on both.
Nintendo crushed that dream years ago on the 360. Wonder how they'd feel in this day and age with all this 'sharing' & 'playing together'.
Microsoft isn’t truly collaborating with Nintendo. Games like Minecraft and Hellblade were multiplatform before MS bought them. Cuphead isn’t owned by MS. And Banjo-Kazooie is only in Smash Bros because Nintendo paid to use the character(s) license. Many of the Microsoft First titles like Halo 5, Gears 4, Quantum Break would run poorly on the Switch or be heavily downgraded. Conversely Nintendo Switch games could be upgraded and have better performance even on the base Xbox One than on their actual native platform. MS just wants more companies (including Nintendo and Sony) paying for and using their servers and cloud computing infrastructure. MS has a much more developed server infrastructure than Nintendo and the earlier won’t mind letting the latter pay to use their servers and services.
Why would they? They're dominating MS, they have the leverage, not Xbox.
Yeah. Kodak/Nokia thought the same...they were dominating the world and probably universe and galaxies
Nintendo probably still has mental scars from the last time they let their properties appear on an American console
What are you referring to?
My bad forgot that Phillips was Dutch and not American Still Nintendo must still be reeling from letting their IPs onto a western console
I mean, the revenue from those game sales on Switch I'm sure are pretty nice for MS.
they might throw them a bone, dont expect mario or zelda though.
Lo freaking L! This article is hilarious. Yeah Nintendo. Get in deeper with Microsoft. Maybe even start selling them some shares in the company. Then you may see Mario and zelda on gamepass or xbox. Maybe they can design the next Nintendo home console. Gtfo.
Isn't there now an xbox app on the switch?
I do not remember Nintendo offering anything to Microsoft.
Killer Instinct with Link (Zelda) or Metroid will be a win win.
I'm sorry, did you just call Samus Aran "Metroid"? This comment is written in an ambiguous way. Are you suggesting the inclusion of Samus in Killer Instinct, or a Metroid game on Xbox? Either way, none of that works, especially Link in Killer Instinct. Soul Calibur II was fine since the violence was pretty tame, but that's a negative on KI, for sure.
Because one side has leverage and the other doesnt.
Nintendo is in a better position that Microsoft in the gaming market. They don't need to make any desperate or surviving strategy. Microsoft on the other hand has been loosing against the competition and now they are reenvisioning their business and trying everything to try and take a piece of Nintendo and Sony's cake 🎂. They beg Sony for crossplay and now they beg Nintendo to put their stuff on Xbox or allow them to run their app on Nintendo network.
All they've really done is put a character in a nintendo game. They've had minecraft for a while. But beyond that, it's not like MS is giving Nintendo everything. I'm sure MS wouldn't mind it's services being on the Switch, but that's a different matter.
It just wouldn’t work
Banjo Kazooie and Rare properties in general have a history in Nintendo, so it kind of makes sense for them to make a cameo in a game like Smash. It's the kind of game that lends itself to that sort of appearance too. I also wouldn't call Rare allowing a pair of characters to appear in one game that's filled with a roster of characters to be "sharing" so much as making a quick buck from licensing fees and getting free advertising of an IP for multi-system owners, current or prospective. Also, what kind of Xbox exclusive would be a good fit for that kind of licensing deal?
Well, the thing is IF Microsoft wants to run their goal of "Play Everywhere", Nintendo is one of those bets. Like many people say Microsoft needs Nintendo more than Nintendo needs Microsoft. Here's some proof even though it a bit old: https://nintendosoup.com/cu... before Cuphead was on the switch, Japan didn't even knew the existence of Cuphead but now that's on the switch sales went pretty good. I believe Microsoft wants to become more of a software publisher than a console manufacturer which makes sense the studios they bought and the cross-play between PC-Xbox-Nintendo Switch. Not counting Sony cause they don't wanna join unless they get pure pressure from the community. So I think things are fine as it is for now.
MS strategy has changed because they can’t make good games. Nintendo is much better at making games and has a much better library than MS . Actually most video game companies do. Sega , Capcom , Square Enix , Sony etc etc etc . MS wants to sell subs and they don’t care how they get them
I mean, the Switch is a multi-nation success, the Xbox One is a pretty big disappointment compared to the 360 just one generation ago (I have both so it doesn't much matter to me) Xbox says that console sales aren't the business that they're in, and they're broadening their approach to PC/Phones and now Switch. Microsoft wanted to share with Nintendo, nothing about that mean Nintendo has to do the same back. This article is a non-issue, especially because Nintendo has always said their games won't ever be on other systems (outside of the Phillips CDi but those weren't made by Nintendo)
Microsoft failed hard in Japan. Who currently rules there? I understand where you are coming from but you need to remember MS has a lot of business interest by putting their games on Switch more than Nintendo do on Xbox. Besides that only Nuts and Bolts was truly exclusive. Banjo never was.
If Nintendo did share what would they have left that makes them who they are.
The author of this article is naive in the extreme if they honestly think Nintendo will allow any of their IP on Xbox. There is absolutely know way Nintendo let the likes of Mario or Zelda appear on Xbox or Playstation, they guard those properties so jealously, and rightly so, it is those types of franchises that keep Nintendo fans coming back to every Nintendo console. Nintendo simply dont have the infrastructure or technical knowhow to release a console and services on a par with Sony or MS, what they do have are fantastic games and that is why I, like many others, have bought Nintendo consoles.
Well Nintendo isnt really in need to share!