Riccitiello: Nintendo Must Innovate

Edge: At the UBS annual Global Media and Communications Conference in New York this week EA CEO John Riccitiello spoke of the increased effort EA has put into Wii.

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Aquarius3633d ago (Edited 3633d ago )

The only one who is innovating is SONY.

Nintendo and Microshaft only cut their ( already cheap ) prices because of SONY.

It's time for the KING to take back his throne.

Mista T3633d ago

Nintendo hasn't been innovative since N64

-Alpha3632d ago

Instead of its console being a standard graphical update, it decided to reinvent how games were played and they innovated motion control.

Say what you want, but they took a risk, it paid off BIG time, and now Sony and Microsoft are following in Nintendo's shoes trying to replicate the success. All that are characteristics of innovation.

Sure, the Wii is annoying with its predominantly casual market and Nintendo hasn't been doing much to offer something a little more valuable to its core gamers, but they have most certainly innovated since N64.

I just wish they would take the time and money (God knows they have it) to implement a legit online system and to make more core games. Nintendo can't rely solely on their internal studios and it's time for some more games that satisfy the core gamer.

All that aside, the Wii innovated

kratos1233632d ago

wich game your talking about thats soo inovative becuase all im seeing is shovelware and more mario zelda with dumb wobbling with your hands yeah that will bring me in the game so please whats soo innovative about this all

EvilTwin3632d ago

kratos123 -- If you're wobbling your hands for most Wii games, you're doing it wrong.

IR/pointer for aiming works great for shooters. Metroid benefited greatly from it, as did RE4. The projectile combat in Twilight Princess was even improved because of it.

The swing mechanics for TW10 really are better.

And sword combat is supposed to be big in the next Zelda.

If none of that's your bag, cool. Just don't fault others for finding innovation in areas you aren't interested in exploring.

sikbeta3632d ago

Mario Kart 64
Mario Kart Double Dash (GC)
Mario Kart wii

Super Metroid
Metroid Prime
Metroid Prime 2
Metroid Prime Corruption

Super Smash Bros
Super Smash Bros Melee
Super Smash Bros Brawl

Mario Bros
Mario Bros 2
Mario Bros 3
Mario Sunshine
Mario Galaxy

The legend of Zelda
The legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time
The legend of Zelda Majora's Mask
The legend of Zelda twilight Princess

FZero (SNES)
FZero (GC)

GUiiii3632d ago (Edited 3632d ago )

it hasn't ? the Gamecube was far better than ps 2 the fail was put mini-dvds instead normal , this made nintendo lost even more the credibility
if the nintendo 64 ran cds i believe that Sony wouldn't make great achievements
and getting to the point innovation , who didn't innovate was Sony the most innovative thing from Sony was eyetoy and it sucks
about the games you dont call innovation Its called franchise like Sony ratchet and clank , GOW , SOCOM or , HALO of XBOX and even third parties have than like Resident Evil from CAPCOM , nintendo did other games that were really inovative like Wii sports

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Gr813632d ago

Why don't you worry about what EA must do. EA is the company laying off thousands of employees and bleeding money. Maybe its EA who needs to start innovating. What increased effort on Wii? DS:E? NFS:Nitro? Only game where I give EA props is Tiger 10 on Wii other than that...

Worry about your own Riccitiello.

And why is innovation solely on Nintendo's shoulders?

EvilTwin3632d ago

Seriously. TW10 is the only Motion+ game they've really hit out of the park.

They haven't even made a TPS with IR/pointer to top the RE4 port from Capcom, instead giving us a Dead Space rail shooter. You can't talk about innovation when the best your company comes up with is a frickin' on-rails game.

Nail IR first in great FPS and TPS games, quit dumbing down your football sim, pull your golf sim graphics out of last gen, THEN you can talk about other people needing to innovate.

eagle213632d ago


EA? I can't understand how EA games even sell.

TheBand1t3632d ago (Edited 3632d ago )

No offense EA, I love your games to death. But the Wii has innovated. It was the first motion control console on the market. Not a aftermarket extra motion control, motion control as standard. And while I am not and probably never will be a fan of motion controls, I also cannot deny that Ninty took a huge risk with the Wiimote.

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