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#16 torrentthief

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 20:08

I'd rather they release a Wii U lite with no gamepad but with a wii u pro controller instead. This would be £50 cheaper or so.




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Posted 20 January 2014 - 20:16

I'd rather they release a Wii U lite with no gamepad but with a wii u pro controller instead. This would be £50 cheaper or so.

 

I wish people around the net who suggest that option would actually think about it for a second before they say it. Because doing this option would not only break many things in the os and its features, but would also break several games. Basically, it'd cause more problems than it helps.



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Posted 20 January 2014 - 20:19

I wish people around the net who suggest that option would actually think about it for a second before they say it. Because doing this option would not only break many things in the os and its features, but would also break several games. Basically, it'd cause more problems than it helps.

Only a few games require that functionality, game patches could add support for the wii u controller. Or ship it with a disclaimer saying it may not play all previously released games, go to our website for a list of incompatible games, do that and force all new games to support wii u pro controller.



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Posted 20 January 2014 - 20:50

I wish people around the net who suggest that option would actually think about it for a second before they say it. Because doing this option would not only break many things in the os and its features, but would also break several games. Basically, it'd cause more problems than it helps.

I agree with you.  Like it or not Nintendo made their bed with the gamepad and they can't escape that now.  The question is will it be an anchor or not.  I think we can all agree though that gamepad or not that's not what ultimately caused the Wii U to tank.  However it doesn't help that to this day Nintendo themselves have still not come out with a game that makes you say oh yeah that's why I need the gamepad.  I think Nintendo doesn't want to admit that they decided to join a bandwagon (tablet market) and was hoping to piggy back off that.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 08:39

Here's one thing i don't get. If nitnendo makes a mistake and things don't go as well as they planned(like with the wii u), everyone calls for iwata's head. Meanwhile, Sony's vita has been failing so much harder than the wii u has yet i don't think i've seen any articles anywhere saying we should throw the leadership of sony off a cliff without even thinking twice about it. Why is this kind of thing only targeted nintendo and the person who brought two of the most successful gaming devices to the market(ds and wii) and who was able to actually turn their current handheld around and make it successful?

 

 

"A mistake" is an understatement - 3 years of consecutive losses? 336 million dollars in loses? Yeah, trivially mistakes which are no doubt being blown out of proportion by the Nintendo haters. Like any of those really exist.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:34

"A mistake" is an understatement - 3 years of consecutive losses? 336 million dollars in loses? Yeah, trivially mistakes which are no doubt being blown out of proportion by the Nintendo haters. Like any of those really exist.

 

Why do we see only articles calling for the firing of leaders of nintendo when the leaders of SCE have failed just as badly with one of their own devices? Surely we should be calling for their removal as well, right?



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:43

 

http://techland.time...holder-refuses/ -- CEO asked to step down

 

http://edition.cnn.c...japan-sony-ceo/ -- CEO steps down, Kaz takes over

 

http://www.dailymail...net-losses.html  -- CEO steps down after 4 years of losses

 

http://www.computera...holders-report/ -- Shareholders ask Stringer to step down

 

 

 

 

The Iwata situation is different from a device simply failing. It is an issue of how long he stuck to the initial sales forecasts before revising them down from 9 million units sold to 2.8 million for the Wii U and 18 million to 13.5 million for the 3DS, resulting in an operating loss of $335M & sending Nintendo's shares plunging 18%.

 

The issue with great upcoming titles having no firm release dates is also not encouraging anyone to run out and buy a Wii U at this point, either.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 18:35

Topic cleaned.

 

Enough of the personal attacks



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 18:37

And a New Zelda.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 18:53

Personally I think that an exclusive Grand Theft Auto funded by Nintendo to make it easier for Rockstar would help the Wii U massively and slightly help Nintendo's image.  I know it sounds insane but look at the amount of sales that GTA 5 made this year and in general and how many hardware sales it drove.  If Nintendo had an exclusive GTA that was not available on any other console I'm sure many people would buy the console for just that one game thereby being a Trojan horse.  Then you show those people reasons why having a Nintendo system wasn't as bad as they thought.

 

 

That's just my personal opinion on one thing Nintendo could do but I think they need to make more effective use of their cash reserves.  What is $100 million in the grand scheme of things to completely fund a game that could potentially generate over $1 billion in sales for you and improve your brand image among gamers.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 19:03

Personally I think that an exclusive Grand Theft Auto funded by Nintendo to make it easier for Rockstar would help the Wii U massively and slightly help Nintendo's image.  I know it sounds insane but look at the amount of sales that GTA 5 made this year and in general and how many hardware sales it drove.  If Nintendo had an exclusive GTA that was not available on any other console I'm sure many people would buy the console for just that one game thereby being a Trojan horse.  Then you show those people reasons why having a Nintendo system wasn't as bad as they thought.

 

 

That's just my personal opinion on one thing Nintendo could do but I think they need to make more effective use of their cash reserves.  What is $100 million in the grand scheme of things to completely fund a game that could potentially generate over $1 billion in sales for you and improve your brand image among gamers.

 

They had Chinatown Wars on DS but I'm not sure it sold that much The game was good but not a system seller nor developed by R* North.

 

It'd take this sort of strategy with a number of high profile games to achieve what you describe IMO. A big name RPG and FPS would be a start but convincing a dev to ignore X1/PS4 won't be easy.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 21:06

They had Chinatown Wars on DS but I'm not sure it sold that much The game was good but not a system seller nor developed by R* North.

 

It'd take this sort of strategy with a number of high profile games to achieve what you describe IMO. A big name RPG and FPS would be a start but convincing a dev to ignore X1/PS4 won't be easy.

that's true which is why I suggest Nintendo would have to foot the development cost almost completely or work out an arrangement with the developer where the game is exclusive for most of the generation to their platform (Mass Effect comes to mind) and then towards the end it comes out on the other systems.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 21:13

that's true which is why I suggest Nintendo would have to foot the development cost almost completely or work out an arrangement with the developer where the game is exclusive for most of the generation to their platform (Mass Effect comes to mind) and then towards the end it comes out on the other systems.

 

I understand but that's a very expensive straegy. You'd have to make a lucartive contract along the lines of, we'll pay you more than you can stand to make by selling on the other 2. And if you want to keep using GTA V as the example, well, you know how much that made in 1 day never mind what it stands to in lifetime sales. Now multiply that by x number of exclusives and you're quickly signing checks you can't guarantee will be paid off.

 

Nintendo have £10 billion in reserve and bonds IIRC, but they still can't sign cheques willy nilly. It'd certainly pay off with the right partnerships. To what degree is unknown and you still have a task on your hand convincing them.

 

I'm sure we'll see them create these deals, but on a smaller scale. There was an article last week about Next Level Games working on Nintendo IP from now on. That's a start and very valuable asset for N.



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 01:10

Not a bad list to consider. I'm not sure of the ultimate cure though.

Has anyone seen the supposed rumor about Nintendo's next gen plans? There was a post today from one of those rumor sites that may or may not be credible at all, but its a funny spec list to look over:

http://www.nintendon...-hardware-name/

#30 Andrew

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 01:32

I read it but I don't believe it. It won't help to rebuild confidence in the company. It'll only go the same way as SEGA with Pluto/Saturn/DC etc.