EA's Riccitiello: Nintendo 'learning' how to support third parties

More than twenty years and five home consoles later, you'd think Nintendo would get this "third-party support" thing by now.

tunaks15190d ago (Edited 5190d ago )

no, 3rd party studios need to learn how to support themselves, like getting your game known, theres a thing called marketing which i rarely see for 3rd party efforts on the Wii, EA is beyond capable of spending some $$$ on marketing. I never saw a DS:E advertisement except when im on IGN & gamespot, never seen a MW;Reflex trailer or ad, never saw a Muramasa advertisement, I better be seeing some FFCC CB advertisements. I saw 1 Conduit & Madworld advertisement, and thats about it.

Fierce Musashi5190d ago (Edited 5190d ago )

Nintendo: Why must I babysit these----?!? D:

Third Party: Whhhhaaa! WWWWWhhhaaaaaa! DX Baby Third Party want milk! Nintendo, go fetch me a nipple! DDDDDX

EvilTwin5189d ago (Edited 5189d ago )

"What kind of "support" are third parties like EA looking for? Most likely, third parties are looking for co-opted marketing opportunities provided by other first-party platforms, like Sony's PlayStation.Blog or Microsoft's MW2-branded hardware. Unfortunately, Nintendo appears content with its hands-off approach to third-party marketing, offsetting all the blame for the failures of GTA: Chinatown Wars and countless other games at the hands of their respective publishers."

Are you effing kidding me?

You think blog entries really sell that many games? And you can count the number of third-party branded hardware releases on one hand.

Publishers have to market games. Period. Doesn't matter what console it is. And you can't expect the hardware maker to do that for you.

The Wii is souped-up tech from last gen, yet no third party has made a game that gives first-party Nintendo games a run for their money. That's not on Nintendo. It's on third parties for not taking any time to make a badass game on technology they already know how to develop for.


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Leeroyw57d ago

Alan Wake 2 goty is their answer.

repsahj57d ago

Nowadays, if you release your game in late December, it will be automatically GOTY. If Alan Wake 2 is released in January, it will be forgotten in a couple of months.

ItzArditrus37d ago

That is not why it works at all there is a cutoff point for GOTY hense Spider-Man 2 not beign nominated for anything at the golden joysticks or the game awards