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Nintendo's Fils-Aime: Microsoft, Sony need to react to us

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#31 HawkMan


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Posted 04 December 2012 - 19:50

From what I've read the only frame drops happen if you play Co-op mode with one person on the TV and one person on the gamepad at same time.

The reviews I've seen, which is the tech comparison done by the guys who do these things regularly. Single player is the worst, Multi player doesn't suffer very bad from framedrops. and CoOp does.

which does point to what is the problem, the under powered CPU isn't capable of handling the AI. but oh well you don't need a half decent CPU if you have a half decent GPU I guess :p

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 15:56

Nope, it's the Ouya they're going to have to react to.

Tablet and smartphone gaming has been a major disruptor in what people are willing to spend (and economies of scale mean that devs can sell games for a lot less and still make money), and free to play gaming on the PC has changed things too. The Ouya is going to bring in both.

There's the odd high budget game that you'd want to get on a console (Forza 4 for instance), but a lot of other ones could easily be done with a smaller budget and scaled down graphics (Catherine or Persona 5).

The Wii U is doing a lot of stuff wrong - their marketing is terrible as nobody knows what it actually is. You've got people thinking it's an add on for the Wii like THQ's uDraw. They also still don't understand how to deliver a good online experience, and while using 2 screens seemed like a good idea based on the DS, you have to look up and down between the two screens with the Wii U rather than at both of them on the DS.

There's the odd game that'll take advantage of the Wii U - Okami HD could be a good hit, as could another Fatal Frame, but that's about it.

Then you have to think about what Sony has. Vita + PS3 gives you a much better experience than the Wii U, given you can actually take it with you, and then use it for the odd game that really benefits from the additional feature.

Microsoft can also expand on Smartglass and offer a tablet + Xbox experience for the odd game that would really benefit as well.

Nintendo had a decent idea that they're running with, but Microsoft and Sony can safely ignore them while wondering WTF they're going to do if Apple decides to get into console gaming, and keeping an eye on the effect the Ouya has.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 16:33

Now what he fails to mention is naturally MS has Kinect, which I think it is a pretty safe bet to say is going to be deeply integrated into the next XBox experience, so MS they have it.
I highly doubt Sony is going to consider Move to be their additional experience, but I also think that perhaps they may not come up with anything else along these lines, and just keep it more traditional. Wether this winds up hurting them or not remains to be seen, but I do think there are those people who will still want just the pure untampered gaming experience of just a controller. At least for the foreseeable future. I really think a whole lot depends on if MS makes Kinect something next level or not.

Sony might combine the Dualshock and Move in one. I would like to call it the "DualShmove". Sony has patented such a hybrid controller and its recently been approved. But who knows if they're actually gonna use that.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 18:04

Nope, it's the Ouya they're going to have to react to.


Ouya doesn't have an effect. it's a neat little project, but it's nothing. while the numbers for the Kickstarter sales seem impressive, in kickstarter scale. it amounts to less sales than the Xbox 360 has in ONE month.

it's a fun little emulator toy, but it's no new console replacement or competitor to the big three.