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Nintendo of America head says “meh” to PS4 & Xbox One launch line-ups

Thursday, 29 August 2013 09:30 GMT By Dave Cook

Reggie Fils-Aime isn’t impressed with the launch line-ups of both PS4 and Xbox One, and has stated that Nintendo’s current slate is ahead of its competitor’s.

In an IGN interview, Fils-Aime was asked for his thoughts on the yesterday’s Wii U price-cut announcement and what incentives there are to get new customers on board with the format. He replied, “It’s all about the games. The competitive systems have announced their launch lineups. I’m allowed to say ‘Meh’.

“I look at our lineup of titles and I feel good about our lineup. We’ve got Zelda. We’ve got Mario. We’ve got Donkey Kong. In addition to great titles like Pikmin 3 and Wonderful 101, I feel very good about our lineup, and I feel very good about the value proposition we’re putting out there for the consumer.”

In the end, Fils-Aimes said all he wants is to give consumes fun gaming experiences. “We’ve got cloud technology that we’re delivering with Wii U. Nintendo TVii is all cloud-based technology. But the difference is, we don’t talk about the tech. We talk about the experience.

“We make sure that the consumer has fun with the game experiences that we provide. And so I think as you compare and contrast Nintendo with other players in the space, for us it’s about games, about the fun, about the entertainment value, and not about the tech.”

Also in Nintendo-land, the company just announced the Nintendo 2DS handheld. Get images, details and a trailer here.

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79 Comments

  1. The_Red

    He’s not wrong. Sure, Wii U had a terrible launch as well but that doesn’t mean PS4 or Xbone have anything great to offer for their launches either.

    I like Dead Rising 3 but that’s it.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. polygem

    same here. actually not one game on either system that i really want to play. wiiu and 3ds’s fall, winter, spring lineup has at least 7 games that i really want to buy day one…

    #2 1 year ago
  3. matirishhh

    I can’t stand this fella, he always talks rubbish. I will never forget an interview with Geoff on GT when asked about ARKHAM CITY ARMORED EDITION he replied that it is a completely New and different game from the ones available on other consoles. He can say so much crap. I will not buy WIIU until I see at least three Awesome Games. Pikmin and Wonderful69 no thanks…Wind Waker finished already…mario kart is the only titles that would be safe and sound.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Bashtee

    @2 well, give sony and microsoft a year and we’ll see about the games. The drive behind ps4 and xbox one from 3rd-parties is just huge.

    Including 3rd-parties the lineup is pretty impressive, for both consoles. The Wii U got a handful of ports of games, which already released on other consoles/PC months before the launch.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. KAP

    Hahahahaaa, Nintendo are in so much trouble its unreal… If only a “meh” can make this nightmare drift away right nintendo…. hmm yea lol

    #5 1 year ago
  6. DrDamn

    TVii – almost forgot it existed on WiiU … maybe that’s because it still isn’t supported in Europe nearly a year after release?

    “We talk about the experience.” – because allowing your customers to actually experience it would be a bit too much?

    #6 1 year ago
  7. mistermogul

    “It’s all about the games.”

    Yes but Reggie, it HASN’T been all about the games this last 9 months though has it?!

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Hcw87

    It’s funny that he says that, and at the same time he says ”We’ve got Zelda. We’ve got Mario. We’ve got Donkey Kong.”

    Exactly the same games as they kept releasing 20 years ago. Innovate allready. And release a next gen console, or you’re fucked.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. viralshag

    @8, You say that but you know the WiiU will bounce back and then they’ll all be like “hahaha and you all though Ninty were dead!”

    It’s going to be the 3DS all over. Price cut will help. Which is what EVERYONE has been saying is needed and then Nintendo fans will act like that was the plan all a long. To have terrible console sales, followed by terrible game sales, followed by a price cut when you’re already making a loss…

    Magic.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Hcw87

    I doubt they will bounce back from this. The WiiU is a commercial failure, and the sooner they realize that, the better.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Clupula

    Reggie, you need two legs before you start talking trash and trying to enter the ass-kicking contest.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Clupula

    Seriously, though, I hate Reggie and his stupid giant pumpkin head.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. wicktus

    @4 If for you developping a game for ps4 AND x1 (because yeah they’re pretty much all multiplatform) it would tkae WAY much time than developping it for the wiiU.

    With the price cut, the software updates and the system sellers games that will be released before Q3 2014 : wiiU is commited to a success it’s 3DS all over again.

    And developpers will soon realise that developping and marketing AAA+ games won’t always be benefic for them it takes a LOT of times and ressources and next to that you’ll have a wiiU with a solid consumer base that doesn’t need 4 hours of cinematic and 3 Engines to bring you money.

    I’m already afraid for Destiny which looks like a very good games, this thing has been in developpement for a LONG time, it’s an online experience which means lot of servers and maintenance. So I’m pretty sure that like Tomb raider the expectation are unrealistically high.
    (Thus they could port it to wiiU too….)

    #13 1 year ago
  14. viralshag

    I’m actually surprised he’s even comparing Nintendos year-after-launch line-up to that of consoles literally about to launch. It’s true, I’d like to see the line up of all three “next-gen” consoles in a years time.

    It will probably be something like: “who needs third party? We have MORE MARIO, MORE DONKEY KONG, MORE ZELDA! MORE OF THE 20 YEAR OLD THINGS YOU KEEP BUYING OUR CONSOLES FOR!”

    #14 1 year ago
  15. wicktus

    @14

    You have to admit that those franchise : Mario etc have a HUGE success on the gaming market. Just like COD and BF they’re successful people want more so they bring more why Nintendo should be different for You !?

    The new Zelda on the wiiU WILL bring innovation just like the new Mario kart, new innovation doesn’t mean new 1P especially, It’s wrong,…

    I’d really like a new crash bandicoot, a new syphon filter, a burnout, beyond good and evil on the newt gen, I wouldn’t mind at all in fact :).

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Obernox

    He is right you know, aside from PS4′s Killzone SF and Xbox One’s Crimson Dragon, all the good stuff is post launch.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. orakaa

    Yeah… If I were in his shoes, I wouldn’t criticize Sony and Nintendo about the games available. Sure both launch line up are not that great, but Wii-U has been out for almost a year now and hasn’t got a lot of interesting games. They had a worst launch line-up and since then they haven’t released a lot of interesting stuff

    #17 1 year ago
  18. viralshag

    @15, What I will admit, based on the last video about their line-up, is that the Mario, DK and Luigi games pretty much all look the same. Yeah, ok, Nintendo are king are fun platformers and that’s great but surely there’s a limit to how much fun you can have on side scrolling games collecting coins, stars and bananas?

    Yeah, they make good games, polished and fun. Do I personally think they add a lot or push this industry forward? Not really.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Clupula

    @18 – Heretic! Blasphemer! Infidel! They are Nintendo products so they automatically innovate! Back to the texts with you!

    #19 1 year ago
  20. viralshag

    :(

    #20 1 year ago
  21. wicktus

    @19 go play COD :).

    @18
    Well you have your opinion and I respect It but It might be too soon to say that nintendo didn’t add a lot to the industry with the WiiU.

    In the past they revolutionised the industry from the NES to the DS :).

    Super smash still has a lot to show and prove so to know wether it’s just an HD copy of brawl or not is hard to tell.

    Mario kart seems to add a lot to the franchise with influence from Fzero and 1080p/60fps.
    Same goes to Mario world with a new dimension it’s all 3D no more scrooling and many initiatives regarding coop. It’s not a revolution but a nice initiative.

    I like Nintendo i can’t really be objective but I don’t think I’m wrong by saying that the wiiU is a big innovative step for Nintendo’s main franchises.

    I don’t know why but I feel that the new Zelda (not the HD remake)will really be different from the others.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. polygem

    wow guys…just play the games you like. you got a serious ego problem if you feel like pissing all over every single nintendo article. i get it. you don’t like their games. you are real men…ffs be cool, be clear, be straight. stop playing videogames at all then. you don’t like nintendo systems. fine. don’t buy them. it’s simple. i enjoy my windwaker remake, dk, yoshi, pikmin and kirby games. i don’t want yet another hardcore console that plays mario games too.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. viralshag

    @Poly, Come on now. You come into most next-gen XB1/PS4 threads with barely anything that resembles positivity regarding the consoles or the games and usually end up saying “WiiU/3DS is my gaming combo”.

    There’s absolutely no rule anywhere saying any discussion regarding Nintendo must be positive. If people have criticisms for whatever reason you can’t just go around bashing them and labelling them as “dudebro gamers”.

    All other consoles receive criticism and quite frankly, the few Nintendo defenders on this site that try to stop anyone having a discussion about Nintendo that isn’t all flowers and bunny rabbits is getting a little ridiculous.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Belmont

    What Reggie is saying is absolute rubbbish,typical of CEOs everywhere. the same way that Apple’s CEO finds AMOLED displays stupid, and Nokia CEO finds android meh and …

    I think that any nintendo console is (and will always be, probably) only about Nintendo games and franchises (Mario and …) and third parties will always remain a side dish. It will also always be about games with new design, don’t expect new technologies,online and realistic graphics, those things are on PS4/XOne. Everyone picks up what they like,simple as that. I can’t bitch about it that much. But that is what ninty is.

    @23

    I agree, It’s not like nintendo shouldn’t be criticised. To say that “Don’t buy” kills the whole point.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Biscuitpants

    i agree with him tbh

    #25 1 year ago
  26. Joe Musashi

    I’m glad he’s come out and said this. If only to show anyone who act like Nintendo are above sniping and throwing jabs at the competition that, no, they’re no better.

    “We’ve got Zelda. We’ve got Mario. We’ve got Donkey Kong. In addition to great titles like Pikmin 3 and Wonderful 101″

    This says so much. Not just the words but the ordering too. This is where Nintendo’s thinking is in a nutshell.

    JM

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Sini

    Trash line up, fils aime is just mad because he is bolding at an alarming rate. WHen you look at it objectively, you have hd rerelease of the weakest console zelda, a mario that looks like it was moved from 3ds, and dkc game that has alarming been put on dec and price reduced. Lastly, pikmin is a niche flop that took over 3 years to develop, yet another reason why Iwata needs to step down; no one should ever green light a niche product to be released in the first 1-2 years of a console cycle when manufacturer’s number one job is to drive the install base of the system. 3+ years of development time squandered because Miyamoro wanted to make his pet retirement project.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. Clupula

    @21 – Oh, Dickus, you know me so well.

    Is there any bigger fan of the COD series on this board than I?

    Why, everyone knows that I’m just gushing with positivity over Call of Duty. Hahahahaha.

    Seriously, I love how just because one finds Fils-Aimes a ridiculous pumpkin-shaped blowhard, I simply must be a huge fan of Call of Duty.

    Maybe you should take a look at what other genres the Wii U is lacking in…

    Oh, like…

    ALL OF THEM!

    JRPG’s! Fighting games! Adventure games! Beat-em-ups! Shoot-em-ups!

    Genres I am a fan of, which I have an abundance of this Fall.

    Combine that with genres I’m not into like racing games, sports games, and yes, FPS, then the Wii U has a whole lotta nothing.

    Suck it, fanboy. Me saying Iwata needs to step down is because, unlike you, I don’t have brand loyalty. I like gaming, in general, and I want Nintendo to do well, because the better one company does, the better the competition does, and the better it is for the consumer.

    You Nintendo apologists don’t understand that Nintendo doing as shitty a job as they’re doing and now having the balls to be arrogant about it, just hurts gaming as a whole.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. Lengendaryboss

    Hm? I think he should watch his words: the majority of the lineup on PS4 and Xbox One is also available on Wii U and calling their lineups “meh” doesn’t sound positive for third party publishers to listen to.

    Anyway Reggie your weak third party lineup is meh and your first party support is aimed at the Family: so work on both before dissing.

    @Viral
    LOL at flowers and bunny rabbits :P

    #29 1 year ago
  30. Clupula

    And wait a minute! Didn’t the shitstain that called me a Call of Duty fan also go on about how much HE was hoping that Destiny, a game I have no interest in, is ported to the Wii U?!?

    You hypocritical bottom feeding plankton.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. wicktus

    @28
    hey clupula can you see further than the tip of your nose ?
    I do like gaming in general I preordered a ps4. But the wiiU has a LOT of games coming but haters gonna hate….At least nintendo have always been loyal to their fanbase and what hurts the gaming world isn’t Nintendo arrogance but crappy smartphone games, DLC, microtransactions, Pay for Win, CODised games, anti-secondhand policy ALL OF which have been put in Front by the other manufacturers especially Apple and Microsoft. But above all what hurts the industry the most is the image aggressive people like you give to this very industry :). “I like gaming in general my a##” can’t wait to spill your poison on nintendo can’t you ?

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Clupula

    I shoot my poison wherever it deserves to go. If I were less mature, I’d turn that into a joke about shooting sperm into your eye, but since I am an adult, I won’t do that.

    Nintendo have been shitting the bed since the N64. I had hoped the Wii U would turn it around and actually offer something worth buying, and just yesterday I said if I could play 3DS games on the Wii U, I’d buy one.

    But you can’t see further than the tip of Reggie’s cock, so that might explain why you don’t see any of that.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. Lengendaryboss

    “Haters gonna hate”? Just like Nintendo defenders hate on any negative/controversial opinion remotely related to Nintendo or an opinion they don’t like. The sheer hypocrisy of it all.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. viralshag

    @33, +1.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. viralshag

    Double post but I agree so much here #33, +1 again.

    #35 1 year ago
  36. polygem

    @viral. no man, i criticise x1 and ps4 right now because i don’t feel excited about them. i have praised tlou mp recently. demons souls as well, also sonys indie push, i want to get my hands on pvz garden warfare as soon as i can. i love the look of the x1 pad, i have both systems on preorder. i told you before. i like what i like no matter what system. atm i think nintendo are very hot. they got the games i enjoy the most. by FAR. that doesn’t mean i have to piss all over every single ms or sony thread. if i do that from time to time atm it’s because i don’t like a lot of the games/ services they are focussing on right now. simple as that. i don’t exclusively do that though. i give them lots of credit too.
    but actually, i really don’t feel like fighting about that yet again. have nice day everyone. it’s only games. sorry if i was a dick ;)

    #36 1 year ago
  37. viralshag

    @36, And I give Nintendo credit where it’s due. But this statement made by Reggie really doesn’t deserve any. Just like I don’t think their 2DS does either.

    W101, Pikmin, 3DS and Pokemon is where I’ll give them credit and say “hey, that all looks great” but the majority of the rest of it looks boring and completely uninteresting to me.

    #37 1 year ago
  38. wicktus

    @37
    That’s far more constructive than what you wrote previously. The 2DS is indeed a joke and a horrible one ^^ !

    PS: add to your list of unboring games Fire Emblem Super smash and zelda maybe ^^

    #38 1 year ago
  39. Clupula

    Smash doesn’t interest me. Wonderful 101 is probably the first Platinum title I looked at and said, “Meh” to (although I never picked up Anarchy Reigns because I found out I would have been stuck with that awful soundtrack).

    At this moment in time, there’s a total of three Wii U titles I have interest in and one of them hasn’t even had a single screenshot and none of them have release dates.

    Bayonetta 2, X, and Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem.

    If there were 17 more titles like that, I’d probably own one. But those are few and far between.

    #39 1 year ago
  40. viralshag

    @38, It’s not really. It’s simply more positive. I still find Mario, Donkey Kong and the like utterly boring.

    I would add games specifically but I only WANT the 3DS, I don’t actually own one so I can’t say what is good or not. I don’t game on the go enough to justify buying a 3DS, especially when I have so many unfinished games on Steam to play and I’m buying a new console in a few months.

    #40 1 year ago
  41. CPC_RedDawn

    Trust me when I say this, Nintendo are not going anywhere. According the inside analysts such as Micheal Pacther who, as much as people sometimes hate him, he knows his stuff and earns millions in the process. People like him see just how much money Nintendo have in the bank, somewhere in the region of 10-15 BILLION DOLLARS!!!! Apparently they could survive another 50 years making hardware and have at least another FIVE failed consoles before they even look at their bank account and think… “oh ok, enough is enough lets go third party only”. Even then they have without a doubt the strongest first party IP in the industry so they will still be making money for a long time.

    #41 1 year ago
  42. absolutezero

    The supposed lack of innovation Nintendo is being crucified here for (because new IP automatically means innovation amirite) is endemic in console gaming as a whole. Theres fuck all new on any of the consoles.

    You dislike collect’em’up Platformers and action RPGS? Well I dislike shooting dudes and cars, what fucking now?

    Really theres nothing to get all that excited about on the WiiU and both of the Next Gen consoles.

    Apples and Oranges if you can look at Killzone 4 or Zombie game 502 and see innovation then look at the new 3DS Zelda and see the same game from 20+ years ago then I kinda worry a little bit.

    #42 1 year ago
  43. Dragon246

    @Viral, LB,
    +1
    If any guy from Sony, MS and Ninty takes the cake for sounding most ridiculous, it has to be Reggie, followed by Iwata and Miyamoto.
    Its better they get down their high horse after 30 year old sequels. Its really ironic how Ninty defenders lambast COD, BF , AC and every MS and Sony franchise for “OH SEQUELITIS SYMDROME, NOTHING NEW” while in the same vein play 30 YEAR OLD SEQUELS of mario, zelda, pikmin and so on.
    Hypocrisy at its best.

    #43 1 year ago
  44. absolutezero

    Nah its more like people looking from the outside in and trying to call games they’ve never ever played rehashes.

    Really because Mario being the main character means Mario Galaxy is the same game as Mario Bros and lazy or whatever.

    Get fucked. If you have no interest what so ever in what Nintendo games actually are then don’t spout ignorant stupid bile. Its childish in the extreme and makes you look silly.

    #44 1 year ago
  45. viralshag

    Nah it’s more like me looking at the same little podgy man in a red hat I enjoyed playing back in 1990 and thinking, “yeah, that really doesn’t do it for me anymore. What else you got Nintendo?”

    And their reply is “We’ve got Zelda. We’ve got Mario. We’ve got Donkey Kong.”

    Outside of those titles, Pikmin and W101 is about the only interesting looking games to me but not enough to buy a console for.

    #45 1 year ago
  46. Clupula

    Yup. Nintendo are immune from criticism. Got it.

    #46 1 year ago
  47. absolutezero

    Well thats fair enough its not like their going to release Super Mario Deathmatch Arena anytime soon.

    If you get hung up on the aesthetics of games enough to stop you playing something thats actually really really good then fair dues. Go for it.

    You might get sick at the sight of Mario but I can’t think of any other series that has the same level of consistent quality through out all of its main entries. What I seem to be reading from this thread (not from you Viral I’ll add) is that the mere presence of Mario makes a game objectively worse, no thought put into actual deconstruction of the game itself but just “MUH MARIO, MUH REHASH”.

    #47 1 year ago
  48. absolutezero

    You think thats criticism?

    We need you writing video game journalism articles post stat.

    #48 1 year ago
  49. Clupula

    @41 – And I actually cast a lot of doubt on your claim that Nintendo have the strongest 1st party titles. Sony’s beat them in creativity, diversity, and variety of genres, easily. Nintendo are 90% family friendly. Sony have family friendly games, but they also have something for everyone.

    I don’t like every first party title they put out (I still think ripping off Smash Brothers in Playstation All Stars was a huge mistake when they should have gone with a traditional 2.5D fighter, I coyld give a fuck about Killzone, Gran Turismo, and Knack), but there’s still so much to love that I don’t think Nintendo can even compete creatively anymore.

    Another year, another Mario Kart, Mario Party, Mario Galaxy, Mario Sunshine, Mario 3D, Mario & Luigi, Mario & Sonic Go to the Olympics, Mario’s Prostate Exam Adventure. They’re creatively bankrupt at the moment, just constantly shitting out whatever old man Miyamoto scrawls on the walls in his own excrement.

    #49 1 year ago
  50. Lengendaryboss

    @47/48
    Whether or not you like to hear this stuff, whether or not your denying Mario, Zelda etc etc are the focus for Nintendo for god knows how long. Doesn’t matter, when it comes to criticism Nintendo shouldn’t be left out because of a bunch of Nintendo defenders coming in and defending no matter the current situation, you don’t see PlayStation/Xbox fanboys defending criticism of their products if its in a bad state, they don’t continually say when Game A, B, C, D, E launches things will be fine over and over again. But when it comes to Nintendo its forbidden?

    No Nintendo should take criticism just because they are perfect in your eyes don’t equal what everyone thinks they should improve on.

    #50 1 year ago
  51. viralshag

    I was going to add this in the last comment but I’ll just put it here. In addition to what I said it’s really not my fault (or Nintendo’s, although maybe a little) that I have grown away from liking characters like Mario, DK and the rest of their roster. While Nintendo have remained so loyal, imo almost too loyal to those brands, that it almost overshadows anything else that comes to their consoles.

    I’m not a big platformer fan and that’s one of Nintendo strong points and often where some of their best games lie. I’m also not really a fan of their art styles but there are exceptions when I find something that strikes home – eg W101. All of the side scrolling Mario, DK, Luigi games do not do anything for me.

    So yes, while there ARE good games. There aren’t enough good games I WANT. But I still don’t think they are above criticism when they make comments like the above that come across as arrogant after a rather poor year for their main home console.

    #51 1 year ago
  52. absolutezero

    Which is fair enough, but have you played any of them? (@ Culp)

    It might be another entry in the same series, which is fair enough to get fed up with but the quality of the games themselves have never ever dropped. So Mario Kart 7 might have been the 7th Mario Kart but its still a superb game and the best Karting series going. Look at the reviews for Mario Kart Wii then compare it to LittleBigPlanet Karting, a game whose very existence is thanks to the horrible rehashing bastards.

    I’m not blindly defending Nintendo, I’m trying to make your criticism stronger by actually commentating on the quality of the titles themselves without falling back on moaning about innovation in player characters, which is all it really is.

    “you don’t see PlayStation/Xbox fanboys defending criticism of their products.”

    HA HA HA HA HA

    #52 1 year ago
  53. Lengendaryboss

    @52
    i’m sorry that was phrased wrong i meant as much as Nintendo defenders. Also the point i was making is that Nintendo isn’t this special company that should be left out when criticising just because Nintendo defenders can’t deal with it.

    #53 1 year ago
  54. Clupula

    @52 – Super Mario Brothers 3 used to be one of my favorite games when I was in some grade or the other. I’ve also played Mario Party (which really is a game that just makes you hate everyone else playing), Mario Kart (which I didn’t like…but I don’t like kart racers period, whether they’re Mario or LittleBigPlanet or ModNation), Mario Galaxy, and a couple others.

    The thing is, I was tired of the Mario character when I was in high school. It’s part of why I got a Genesis. I graduated 20 years ago and they’re still sticking the character everywhere. I’ve said it before, I would have loved to have seen, say, Mario Galaxy be a totally new ip with the same gameplay. Same with 90% of the titles that Nintendo intends on sticking their franchise character on. It seems like they’re afraid to branch out and try something new. That’s my big complaint about the lineup.

    #54 1 year ago
  55. absolutezero

    No one said that.

    Dismissing high quality games completely and passing off one specific aspect of the titles as high level criticism is churlish.

    Disliking Ninty games because you are fed up of the Mario re-use is perfectly fine, trying to claim that the games are somehow bad as games is ignorant because despite it being a Mario title Mario Galaxy 2 is one of the best games of the last ten years. Based on gameplay, level design, audio and presentation. The main things that make games medium that they are.

    #55 1 year ago
  56. Professor Zoom

    It’s all about the games, Reggie, but you don’t have the games. And you’ve never had them, so stop saying it’s all about the games, otherwise you would’ve had an E3 conference to show these games, but you wouldn’t because you wouldn’t embarass yourselves, you’re bringing us about 3 or 4 games in in a 5 year period without any kind of third party support, that’s obviously why you’re gonna be having problems selling consoles. Microsoft have a lineup of 15 exclusive titles at X1 launch window, 8 of which are brand new franchises. that’s more than what Nintendo can do in a 10 year period. So stop pretending like you have the games, your console has very little to play, it’s less powerful and more expensive than a 360 and it has lesser games and poor online capabilities.

    #56 1 year ago
  57. polygem

    @absolutezero. the guys saying “same shit since 30 years”. those people actually know shit. simple as that. it makes no sense to discuss with them about this at all. they haven´t played the games. it is insane really. i try to explain that all the time. it´s clear, they haven´t played nintendo games in a long time.

    the difference: i personally only talk about games i have actually played. if i haven´t played one i can say “i don´t like how that looks” “not feeling it” etc etc but it´s pure ignorance to stand up and say: “this game is shit. i haven´t played it but it is shit”. huuuge difference.

    just look at the zelda ds games and skyward sword. kirby canvas course and epic yarn. galaxy and paper mario and so on…

    they improve on their existing ip´s. reinvent them. they´ve always done that. they don´t make a new game out of every single new idea. they try to implement this fresh idea into their existing franchises and THATS DAMN CLEVER. look how well it worked for them.

    if you have mario, zelda donkey kong fatigue a nintendo probably wont be a system for you…but then, you should just move on. it wont change. it is what nintendo do. there will be new ip´s coming but very very few because if they instal a new one they will plan to support and improve it for ages.

    it doesn´t make them lazy or “milking” their franchises. the opposite is the case.

    #57 1 year ago
  58. Clupula

    @55 – I liked Mario Galaxy, but I wouldn’t say they were the best games of the last ten years (which reminds me, I have been wanting to update my top 20 favorite games of all time list ever since I played Arkham City, but I can’t figure out where I want it to go).

    I’m not saying that they’re bad games, but the character is part of the presentation. For example, my favorite game of all time is Metal Gear Solid 3. But imagine that was a new ip instead where you were a Klansman and instead of sneaking into Russia, you were trying to sneak into the NAACP to kill people of color. And the Shagohod was actually some evil weapon created to kill white people and all the Codec conversations were about how you were the last great hope of the white race. Same gameplay, totally different presentation. I don’t think that’d be a game I wanted to play, despite the structure being sound, because I wouldn’t be able to play it without wondering what ignorant, racist shithead decided to make a stealth Klansman game.

    It’s the same thing, just a little less extreme. Instead of constantly regurgitating the same old characters, which speaks to me of fear of trying something new, why not, you know…try something new?

    #58 1 year ago
  59. Clupula

    @57 – That’s actually the very definition of milking franchises.

    #59 1 year ago
  60. Professor Zoom

    ”We don’t believe in tech”

    Then what about Nintendo 2DS, 3DS and the Gameboy Micro? How was that not tech to boost your sales instead of releasing more games? He’s very annoying, I phucking hate this Reggie guy, he should seriously be fired.

    #60 1 year ago
  61. absolutezero

    Kojima used to make games outside of Metal Gear :(

    I hated the DS Zelda games by the way, I thought they controlled badly and had terrible touch screen integration and the central idea Phantom Hourglass was terrible.

    Just to even things out even more I hate HATE the 3D models on a 2D plane thing that Nintendo have been doing recently, its ugly and in a time where tiny Developers like WayForward or the Skullgirls guys can produce high def sprite art, its money grubbing and lazy.

    Sticker Star was crap, I can’t believe Nintendo stepped in and stopped the developers from continuing the series sense of humour and new side characters.

    #61 1 year ago
  62. absolutezero

    You can say fuck you know.

    #62 1 year ago
  63. Clupula

    @61 – I know. I’m the only person I’ve ever met who owned Snatcher for the Sega CD.

    My guitarist tried to set me up with a ROM of Policenauts, but that didn’t go well.

    #63 1 year ago
  64. Lengendaryboss

    @Polygem
    I was with you right up until you said: “but it´s pure ignorance to stand up and say: “this game is shit. i haven´t played it but it is shit”. huuuge difference.”

    That reminded me of something this at comment @9
    http://www.vg247.com/2013/07/22/titanfalls-mech-drops-explained-differences-between-current-next-gen-builds-confirmed/comment-page-1/#comment-514350

    “this game looks like the most uninspired piece of shit i have ever seen… can´t wait to skip it.”

    #64 1 year ago
  65. Djoenz

    lol LB touché.

    #65 1 year ago
  66. Dragon246

    @LB,
    “the difference: i personally only talk about games i have actually played.”
    And yet-
    “this game looks like the most uninspired piece of shit i have ever seen… can´t wait to skip it.”

    Yup. You nailed the lie :D

    Now time for word of the day-
    Hypocrisy –
    Hypocrisy is the state of falsely claiming to possess positive characteristics, such as religiosity or virtues, that one lacks. Hypocrisy involves the deception of others and is thus a kind of lie.

    By wikipedia.

    #66 1 year ago
  67. antraxsuicide

    @LB +1
    This is relating to an early comment from LB. Does Reggie realize that he’s bashing 3rd parties launching for the PS4/X1? This is not going to help Ninty’s image among 3rd parties, and it’s already a poor image at that.

    #67 1 year ago
  68. polygem

    *looks like an uninspired piece of shit*

    looks

    looks

    looks

    is not the same as…

    game IS shit

    you guys must learn to read.

    what i said:

    “the difference: i personally only talk about games i have actually played. if i haven´t played one i can say “i don´t like how that looks” “not feeling it” etc etc but it´s pure ignorance to stand up and say: “this game is shit. i haven´t played it but it is shit”. huuuge difference.

    see?

    that’s what i said.

    #68 1 year ago
  69. polygem

    one thing i’d like to add. i might have made one or two comments about not liking titanfalls artdesign but then i stopped right there. i can say what i think about a game of course. if it appeals to me or not but it would be plain stupid to go on and on and on forever telling everyone it is a shit game. i don’t know. i haven’t played it. if i have i can give you further impressions about it…maybe i was even wrong and i will love that game. could be happening.

    dragon for example is just a guy trashtalking about nintendo games all the time again and again eventhough he never even touched them. he just has no idea what he’s talking about.

    #69 1 year ago
  70. polygem

    he’s just a kid though. i forgive him.

    #70 1 year ago
  71. Lengendaryboss

    @Polygem
    Noted, next time i will brush up on reading skills ;)

    @67
    None of that matters as apparently they have got Zelda, Donkey Kong and Mario in addition to great titles like Pikmin 3 and TW101: clearly going after third parties wil be harder than ever after that disrespectful “meh”.

    @Dragon
    Well i would never dig the knife that deep.

    #71 1 year ago
  72. monkeygourmet

    Uncharted 1,2,3, Vita, Cardgame

    Halo 1,2,3,4, Wars, IOS, Reach, ODST

    To be fair, the other companies are catching up fast on The sequels front. Difference is, these type of games are reaching a gameplay plateau.

    Nintendo keeps managing to adapt and score highly over a long period. That’s a huge strength.

    How did Mario translate to the 3DS? Great, a highly rated platformer.

    How did Nathan Drake transfer to Vita? A card game and an average edition to the franchise…

    #72 1 year ago
  73. monkeygourmet

    @71

    That was respectful! :) what are you doing here?! ;)

    #73 1 year ago
  74. polygem

    i know you have dat reading skillz lb, was just a word but makes a difference i think.
    :)

    @dragon, sorry man, i will stop it here.
    it’s just that i know that you don’t own all the systems. that’s totally fine. just pisses me off that you pretend to know how games are that you obviously cannot play because you simply do not own the hardware…

    i don’t understand why you are so confident about your opinion anyway, but hey. good for you i guess.

    #74 1 year ago
  75. Lengendaryboss

    @73
    He called their lineup (some of which share Wii U versions) “meh” if he means just first party thats fine although not clear, if he means both then yes he is indirectly insulting third party titles. He said it in a respectful manner.

    I’m not sure of any other way to see it.

    #75 1 year ago
  76. monkeygourmet

    @75

    I meant your reply to Poly! :)

    #76 1 year ago
  77. Lengendaryboss

    @76
    Oh it reminded me of what he said of Titanfall, which used the key word he used. I thought it was an interesting comparison but… i was wrong.

    #77 1 year ago
  78. Dragon246

    @LB,
    I have no need to be overly diplomatic to score internet neutrality points.

    #78 1 year ago
  79. flowsz

    honestly i dont blame him for saying cocky stuff but we all know,reggie , that your company is struggling , i know youre trying to defend your company and feel threatened that 2 next gen consoles with big titles such as
    Xballs one –
    - titan fall
    - dead rising 3
    - halo 5
    ( And many more i dont give a shit about )
    Ps4 –
    - infamous second son
    - killzone
    - final fantasy 15
    - the order : 1886
    - destiny
    - watch dogs
    - kingdom hearts 3 ( albeit coming for both xballs one and ps4 )

    those are just the beginnig stages of ps4 and xballs one and well to many peoples eyes …i’m sorry but … You’ve already been surpassed … cause frankly youre games are complete and utterly boring yes including dicky kong though ill say zelda i respect and mario only cause of galaxy 2 and mario 64 but none of your games on the wii u come close to those games and even if you did you’d still be dogs chasing tails :) . Nintendo fans get angry and say all you like , theres nothing you can say about the fact that your company is struggling already :) …now let your anger douse me with utter laughther

    #79 1 year ago

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  • Nintendo US eShop update includes Metroid Prime Trilogy, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. demo

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with the Metroid Prime Trilogy, Shadow of the Ninja on Virtual Console and a demo for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Here’s your update: Metroid Prime: Trilogy – Wii U Rock ’N Racing Off Road – Wii U Frenchy Bird – Wii U Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – […]

  • Battlefield Hardline open beta takes place next week on all systems

    Details and dates for the Battlefield Hardline open multiplayer beta were announced by EA and Visceral Games today. From February 3-8, the beta will be available to all players worldwide on Origin for PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You’ll notice that the dates coincide with the Microsoft slip up earlier in […]

  • Transistor, Yakuza 4, Thief headline February PS Plus offerings

    Sony has announced your free PlayStation Plus games for the month of February. Come February 3 in North America and February 4 in Europe, Plus members on both side of the pond will be gifted with the following: Transistor (PS4) Apotheon (PS4) Yakuza 4 (PS3) Thief (PS3) Rogue Legacy (PS Vita|PS4|PS3) Kick & Fennick (PS […]

  • Life is Strange launch trailer and final dev diary released

    With the first episode of Life is Strange releasing tomorrow, Dontnod Entertainment has released the last developer diary for the title as well as the launch trailer. Titled Creating Arcadia Bay, the video provides more information on the licensed soundtrack as well as the voice actors behind Max and Chloe. It also touches upon how […]

  • LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers out this year

    LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers have been announced by Warner Bros., the former was outed by Toys R Us and then teased at the end of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, if you recall. LEGO Jurassic World encompasses all four Jurassic Park films and will be made available in June for 3DS, PC, […]

  • Pokemon, Super Smash Bros. top Nintendo’s million units sales list for Q3

    Nintendo has posted a list of titles which have sold millions of units as part of its quarter three earnings release. Global unit sales of 3DS titles for the nine months ending December 31, 2014: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 9.35 million (life-to-date, same) Super Smash Bros.: 6.19 million (life-to-date, same) Tomodachi Life: 2.11 […]

  • How to take a screenshot on Xbox One: a lesson in frustration

    Trying to do just one simple thing seems to have 360 steps with Microsoft – why is the Xbox One’s functionality such a car crash? “The Xbox One’s definition of usability is in fact the exact opposite – this is a console designed to make life inconvenient for its players unless they sign up for […]

  • Game of Thrones’ Westeros is being made in Minecraft by 125 people

    WesterosCraft, the project dedicated to creating the entirety of Game of Thrones’ Westros has resurfaced. There are more than a few ambitious Minecraft projects, but hardly any as impressive as WesterosCraft. We first came across it all the way back in January 2013, but it looks much better now. “I would say the world is […]

  • Dying Light exploit gives you unlimited money and items

    Dying Light has been out for just over a day and an infinite money and item exploit is already out there. A simple exploit has been discovered in Dying Light that lets you duplicate weapons, all of which you can sell for profit. Win/ win. YouTuber PowerPyx lays out the steps in the handy video […]

  • Sunset Overdrive concept art is as jovial as the game itself

    Sunset Overdrive is a colourful game which is partly due to its concept art. The concept art featured below is created by Vaughan Ling, one of the concept artsists who worked on Sunset Overdrive. Anyone who’s played the game will immediately recognise the locations, weapons, character designs and general atmosphere of the game through these. […]

  • Get an extended look at the PS4 version of Project CARS

    The PlayStation 4 version of Project CARS has been shown in 1080p 60fps. The video below is captured by racing game enthusiasts Team VVV from a preview build. You can see different racing disciplines being demonstrated here, on different circuits. The game’s impressive visuals get even better when the weather gets worse.

  • Battle Pod is the Star Wars arcade game you’ve waited your whole life for

    Star Wars: Battle Pod is an arcade game that lets you replay the battles of the original trilogy, and features an incredible cockpit. If you’ve never played a game at an arcade before, Star Wars: Battle Pod will definitely be the one to change your mind. It’s an arcade cabinet out of a classic Star […]

  • CoD Exo Zombies: how to unlock the Ride of the Valkyries Easter egg

    To no one’s surprise, Exo Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has some Easter eggs. The first Exo Zombies Easter egg, of surely many more to come, has been discovered. It’s a musical one that involves Richard Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries. How you unlock it is not as convoluted as you might […]

  • Dying Light is sub-1080p on Xbox One, full 1080p on PS4 – report

    Early analysis of Dying Light on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has revealed a few technical details about both ports. Digital Foundry has produced some analysis of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports of Dying Light based on some early testing. Both versions manage a solid 30 frames-per-second, only dipping below that in […]

  • Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC free to all EA Access members

    EA is offering Battlefield 4′s Second Assault expansion free to anyone with an active EA Access subscription. Anyone with an active subscription to EA Access can download the Second Assault expansion pack for Battlefield 4 starting January 29 and through February 28, free of charge. All you need to do is find it on the […]

  • The Witcher 3 is getting optimised, but no visual downgrade

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in the final stages of development and developer CD Projekt RED is making sure optimisation work doesn’t impact the game’s visuals. The Witcher 3 art producer, Michal Stec, spoke to Eternity in an interview and was asked whether the team will downgrade the visuals to get better performance. “No. […]

  • Can’t download Dying Light on PS4? Here’s a fix

    If you’ve bought Dying Light on PS4 and you’re having trouble downloading it, you’re not alone. Here’s how to beat the bug. Techland’s Dying Light is stumbling out of the blocks a little this week, with many PS4 users experiencing problems with their full-game downloads. A bug’s to blame. Your console thinks you’ve already installed […]

  • What The Witcher 3 owes to Skyrim – and how it surpasses it

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owes more than a nod to Bethesda’s Skyrim. I went to see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and had a great time. I went in a fan of the books but not very experienced with the first two games. I came out with The Witcher 3 top of my gaming […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers – PewDiePie, others weigh-in

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets, and some prominent YouTubers aren’t pleased with the company. Update “What Nintendo are missing out on completely is the free exposure and publicity that they get from YouTube,” wrote Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie) on his […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]

  • An average Evolve match takes less than ten minutes

    Evolve players are pretty quick at hunting each other down. Evolve developer Turtle Rock has released an infographic brimming with statistics garnered from its recent beta test. One of the key takeaways is that all three monsters, and all four classes, are working as intended – their performance in game matches Turtle Rock’s designs. If […]

  • Super Mario Amiibo can be pre-ordered on Nintendo UK, Mario and Peach sold out

    The latest set of Amiibo in the Super Mario series is now available for pre-purchase through the Nintendo UK Store. Each of the following sports a red base and will run you £10.99: Bowser, Luigi, Mario, Peach, Toad and Yoshi. It looks like Peach and Mario are both sold out, though. All six can be […]