Nintendo (Wii, DS, Wii Fit, Wii Play)
Who's the #1 selling video game company in terms of software this gen?
Nintendo (Mario Kart 15M, Wii Sports 45M, Brawl 8M, Mario Galaxy 8M)
What's the formula that Nintendo sticks by?
Makes games that can be played by everyone. Nintendo developed/published the best selling fighting game, party game, platformer, racing, role-playing, sports, puzzle, and simulation. That's 8 out of the 13 gaming genres.
Why change the formula when it's the best formula?
So you could please the Nintendo haters.
Who knows what they're doing? You or Nintendo?
I think I'll go w/ Nintendo on this one.
What does all this mean?
You can lose faith or hate on Nintendo all you want but Nintendo knows what they're doing. You may think that they don't rule E3 anymore but they still and will rule the industry as long as they keep doing what they're doing which is making fun games for everyone.
Last edited by bruceleroy; 06-04-2009 at 10:48 PM.
Yeah the formula is VERY successful as theyre tapping into an audience of non-gamers, which is bigger, much bigger than hardcore gamers. I have much respect for what they did, but now they need to appeal to the actual gamers, the ones that own Wiis which are collecting dust in a cupboard.
I consider myself more of a hardcore gamer than a non-gamer though, so their forumla doesn't suit my gaming needs. Hence I sold my Wii and bought a PS3 (and upgraded my PC).
I had FUN with my Wii, but it didnt offer the experience I wanted.
BTW, extreme sales doesnt equal good gameplay. Take all the shovelware titles on Wii, little kids LOVE that stuff and parents don't know ANYthing about games so they buy them....gamers hate it, yet it still sells.
See my point is, everyone is going to see Nintendo's E3 in a different light. For me personally, it was a failure.
BTW, WiiSports hardly counts. Its a pack of minigames shipped with the console. Its like saying Solitaire on Windows is the highest selling game of eternity as every single PC has it.
"If I had a dollar bill for everytime I was wrong, I'd be a self-made millionaire and I wouldn't be singing..."
Games like Mario Kart, Mario, Brawl, Wii Sports, etc. are Nintendo's top sellers. Are those shovelware to you? The fact that shovelware also sells on the Wii proves that if you develop a game for the Wii then chances are that it will sell. It may not sell a lot immediately but it will sell eventually. That's why all types of games are being developed for the Wii. From shovelware games for kids to party games for everyone such as Wii Sports Resort, Boom Blox, Mario Kart, etc. to Nintendo classics for Nintendo fanboys such as Punch Out, Brawl, Zelda, Metroid, etc. to hardcore titles such as Red Steel, Grinder, Conduit, NMH2, Madworld, Call of Duty, etc. It's a system for everyone who likes different types of games.
Last edited by bruceleroy; 06-05-2009 at 12:41 AM.
Hardcore games can make some pretty good sales on the Wii. Red Steel, Resident Evil 4, Umbrella Chronicles, Brawl, Metroid Prime, Star Wars: FU, HOTD: 2&3, COD:WAW, etc. Even No More Heroes sold well enough for them to create a second version. The Conduit is going to sell well also guaranteed.
Left 4 Dead is relatively new, but since it did good, now they bank on left 4 dead 2. And from personal experience, I believe it is good to leave a few years in between before releasing sequels. Look at what happened to the original Megaman series, went down the drain as fast as it became popular.
And to me it really doesn't matter that Nintendo is kicking a** and taking names, because in the end they're still becoming passive in comparison to what they were. Back in the day the NES ruled because most of its games were completely innovative, and different from the working formula of space shooters. That's what makes Nintendo what they are, the fact they are supposed to have brilliant geniuses who come up with new stuff that doesn't rely on focus groups or fads to be good.
And now, here's an E3 where they banked completely on stuff they've always had, they're going for safety instead of having balls and doing something new.
Sure, there are good games out and on the horizon, but as a person who knows games and has played them almost all his life, I want the novelty back, I want games that will make me go "holly f***, this is fun." In the past two years, only Brawl and World of Goo have managed this for me, and Brawl only because I was fond of melee and because it is such a museum of video game nostalgia. The rest of the games feel so repetitive, and that's because companies think all hardcore want FPS, and suddenly all good games have to be bloody FPS.
Personally, I'm waiting for this generation's Miyamoto to remind people in this business what they're supposed to do.
Currently Playing: Brawl, Wi-Fi Brawl and Rhythm Heaven.
The problem with creating new video games is, as I see it, that after 20+ years of home based systems there are very few new ideas to explore. Sure devs can make another FPS or another driving game that is more accurate or better looking than it's predecessors but it will still be a driving game or a FPS.
Bringing a whole new style or genre of game to the market becomes harder each year purely because of what has come before. The NES had much less history to compete with than the Wii, Xbox360 and PS3 do.
im pleased with E3. not jizzing.. but pleased.
Wii Games: Mario Glaxay 1&2, Smash Bros Brawl, Mario Kart wii, wii sports, wii play, Wii Party, Force Unleashed 1, Godzilla Unleashed, indiana jones:SoK Wii, Metriod:Trilogy, TMNT:Smash-Up, CoD:Reflex&black ops,NSMBwii, Link's zapper training,goldeneye,tomb raider anniversary,metroid otherM.
RE4 is a port.
UC, you're counting that? It's an on-rails shooter. Sold well, but its a spin off and sold because it had Resident Evil on it.
Brawl, yes, but this is Nintendo's IP.
Metroid Prime, even though it's Nintendo's, it still sold relatively poorly.
Star Wars.. huh? Still, it didn't sell that amazing, but it's a bad game, not original and a movie IP.
HOTD: 2&3, didn't sell that well, again, on-rail shooters and ports?
CoD:WaW sold relatively poorly.
No More Heroes sold 'well enough', a fair example.
Mad World sold poorly, regardless of what Sega wants to tell themselves. Fact is, other developers aren't going to look at MadWorld and say: "Oh boy, we should try to make a hardcore ground up game for the Wii too!"
Were looking for Wii's Gears of War, Left for Dead or Assassin's Creed. New IPs that sell amazing to very well. These are the games that set examples for other developers to embrace.
IMO, it all means not much until The Conduit comes out, then we will see the true fate of the Wii.
Last edited by Sovieto; 06-06-2009 at 08:52 AM.
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