Can Nintendo win over the hardcore Gaming community?

Is Nintendo Ready to Break through into the hardcore gamer community?

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Venox20082711d ago (Edited 2711d ago )

I think - yes... depends on how good software will be.. + multiplats quality..

DarkCharizard_2710d ago (Edited 2710d ago )

Depends on what you call hardcore. Hardcore Nintendo fans still support their current consoles (Wii & DS) to the core.

Personally I'd really like games like Call of Duty, Bioshock, Crysis, Elder Scrolls, Braid, Batman, Mass Effect, Portal, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, GTA, Prototype, Red Dead, Dragon Age, Assassin's Creed, LA Noire etc. to come to their future console! :D

miyamoto2710d ago

Now that's a tough question?

If I remember correctly, the NES is one of the most hardcore, unforgiving console ever made when it comes to difficultly difficult games. Nintendo was the king of hardcore gaming back then. Thousands of hours upon hours spent dying on Rockman, Gradius, Super Mario, Legend of Kage, Ninja Gaiden, and Shadow Warriors.

But little kids can be hardcore gamers, too.

DarkCharizard_2710d ago

Actually, back in the day Nintendo's Entertainment System and Mario were considered to be casual and family friendly.

Nintendo has had the family friendly image for decades. It's not going to change - get over it.

AAACE52710d ago

WiiS3... Nintendo have been talking with the developers of most of the games you just listed!

Combine that with their list of games and I say yes nintendo can do it!

As long as they don't try any goofy stuff with the controller.

darthv722710d ago

the question should not be "can they" but more to the point of "do they" What is really to gain from winning the hardcore audience? They make up a minority in gaming these days.

We have already seen that hardcore games are a tough market to sell to because of the similarities of the different titles and ideas. The games that generally get talked about are the ones that stand out from the rest. Usually those titles are very casual.

Think of the simplicity and addictiveness of a game like angry birds or better yet....tetris. Nothing hard core about those games yet garnering massive followings. The more the games look and feel the same the tougher it is to sell to a saturated market.

Nintendo chose the route they did with the wii for a reason and so far that has been a win for them. I would not expect them to radically change their path to satisfy the needs of the few or the one. It should be us as gamers that should be able to accept their position in the market.

When I think of the basic principle of fun and entertainment...I think of nintendo.

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Titanz2711d ago

But winning over the fanboys/fangirls, is another thing.

iamnsuperman2711d ago (Edited 2711d ago )

You could also say that because of Fanboys Nintendo could realise something rubbish with a high price tag and it will still sell. I know they wont release something rubbish but there are two sides to the fanboy story

iamnsuperman2711d ago (Edited 2711d ago )

Either have upgradable hard drives or scrap the 8GB as rumoured and go for a bigger one and third party support will give the Wii2 a chance in winning over the hardcore gamers. They need to show more Mario and Zelda in HD at E3. Also if price is really high the forget it. Look at the PS3 it had the right hardware but initial sales were hampered by a high price. I do hope the console isn't that expensive but by the sounds of the controller being expensive I wonder how much the console on top of that will cost.

Fishy Fingers2710d ago

Do they even want/need too?

St02710d ago

If it has a good third party support and good controller design (unlike the last nintendo consoles, including the wii) then I'll probably get one when the price drops

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