Nintendo Damages itself and Reputation to Core Gamers

Nintendo Continues to make Huge Mistakes with the Wii U

Over the resent months players have been worried for Nintendo’s future. Nintendo has done nothing but confuse players since the announcement of the Wii U. With fans hopping to see the company change its course Nintendo is running out of time to impress. With time running slim and players attention greatly turned on the Xbox One and PS4 it is Nintendo’s job to step up to the plate and impress a crowd like they once knew how to do. So what does Nintendo do, continue to make mistakes and vital ones.

One thing that lacked from the Wii was third party titles. Nintendo claimed to be on the path to fix that problem with the Wii U. Somehow with new games being announced confusion on if those sought after third party titles will hit the Wii U is still up in the air. While there has been some improvement here Nintendo is going to need a lot more than the diminishing Call of Duty to hold it up in the third party market. There isn’t a whole lot to worry about here, Nintendo is at least working on it but that doesn’t make it any less annoying for core gamers to wonder if games will appear on Nintendo’s dying console or not.

On another note Nintendo is making huge mistakes with their exclusive games and this is where we once again draw the red flag to the once fan favorite industry lead. While third party titles will help the most important aspect of gaming and deciding if a console is for you is their exclusive games. Nintendo used to be the front runner with exclusives; who could beat the love players grew for Mario and friends or Link and Zelda? There are plenty of great games that have been announced under Nintendo’s name but none of these games are doing anything for their dying console, the Wii U. Why? Because all the good stuff is coming out for the hand held 3DS.

Ok, we love our 3DS and appreciate so many great games coming out for it but that doesn’t mean we want our Wii U to sit in the corner collecting dust. Take Animal Crossing: New Leaf for example; a game that did amazing and nearly everyone with a 3DS has but also a game that would have not only stood its own on the Wii U but would have made the entire console worth buying.

This is old news right? No, because Nintendo is progressing into their future making the same mistakes as they did with great games like Animal Crossing: New Leaf but this time through Super Smash Bros. gamers around the world are more than excited to play the much anticipated Super Smash Bros. but guess what, the game is also coming out on the 3DS. Ok, that’s fine but what really hits home is that all levels that core gamers would love to be a part of are exclusively appearing on the 3DS. The Wii U is standing firm with mediocre levels while the 3DS features great classic everyone would like to experience. How is this a way to promote the sales of the Wii U?

Nintendo is in a crisis and it’s not pretty. If they keep making such vital mistakes they will lose all their supporters. As a one lover of the Nintendo brand it can be said that disappointment has taken the lead over hope. Come E3 2014 they better have something good up their sleeve because by now nearly all hope for the Wii U is lost; suppose it’s a good paper weight…

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5 Comments on "Nintendo Damages itself and Reputation to Core Gamers"

  1. Col March 12, 2014 at 4:27 am - Reply

    A lot of articles are scolding Nintendo for having lost their brand with mainly core gamers etc.. and claiming they pulled in the mainstream market with Wii, which they’re now losing for WiiU. Everyone is acting like Nintendo is driving themselves into a dead future of no popularity.
    Assuming things continue for WiiU at mediocre pace, sales wise at least. It doesn’t mean anything for the next (9th) generation. So WiiU may turn out a non success, but just as easily Nintendo could make their next home console a stellar success. Ppl seem to have a mentality that Nintendo is incapable of building a high performance processor machine (one of the top reasons WiiU gets dissed by media and consumers) based on mainly Wii, WiiU and DS systems.
    Nintendo is worth more money than Sony World Wide, and if they decide to build a more hardcore, mainstream system along the lines of PS4 next gen, they could so happily do so to regain that lost respect. As it stands, Nintendo’s strategy (not necessarily their management,) isn’t actually that bad, even the PS4 shows nominal hope for rebuilding Sony’s wealth. 100 – even 150 million systems sold by todays standards doesn’t promise a lot considering Sony would be losing money on many of those systems, and software development to accommodate that processing power would be a fortune. Software probably offers nominal profit per game sold as well.
    Also WiiU needs to be viewed in light of the future as well. Ppl claim WiiU is doomed because the expensive Gamepad just isn’t delivering its potential on the games. But the next system could be BC with the gamepad (like WiiU is BC with Wii-motes, balance boards etc..). So come next gen, the gamepad could be yet again an integral feature for their 9th gen system that won’t cost Nintendo as much to produce cause they already did the R&D on it now, and consumers wouldn’t have to lash out as much on the Gamepads because millions of ppl will already own one from the WiiU era.
    As it currently stands, Nintendo is still doing financially about the best out of all the console makers and is expanding itself (including a new development building manufactured). Don’t stress on WiiU. It has every potential to turn around, and in anycase Nintendo is more than equipped to push forth next gen.

  2. maxleresistant March 12, 2014 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Are you serious? This whole rant was about a STAGE in smash bros? Do you seriously believe that a stage matter that much?
    Can’t believe I waisted my time reading that.
    The wiiu has many problems that needs to be solved and you talk about a stage…
    why not talk about the fact that they underuse one of their bigger studios: Retro Studios, why not talk about the fact that almost every game feels like a HD version of a previous game.
    -New super marios Bros U (NSMB wii and DS)
    -Donkey kong TF (DK country returns on wii and 3ds)
    -Mario 3D world (mario 3d land on 3ds)
    -Pikmin 3 (pikmin 1&2 on GC and Wii)
    -wind waker HD (this one is really a HD remake)
    -Mario kart 8 (Mario kart 7 on DS)
    -Wii party U (Wii party on Wii)
    -Wii fit U (wii fit on wii)
    -Smash bros U (smash bros melee on GC and Brawl on Wii)
    with the exception of Nintendoland and The wonderful 101, all this doesn t feel fresh or new to me.
    don’t get me wrong, these are all great games, and I ll enjoy playing them on my WiiU, but it certainly misses the wow factor that this console desperatly needs.
    X could be a strong response to that problem, but it will need a better marketing and a stronger buzz than the one Xenoblade got. But that is the other big problem with Nintendo at the moment. Marketing
    we could also talk about what happened to all the billlions made with the wiiU and the DS, MK wii sold 40 millions, same for NSMB wii, same for for Wii fit, etc etc. i saw an article that mentionne 32 billion dollars of profit made with the wiiU, enough money to finance the developpement of 128 GTA V. So you can imagine what nintendo could have done with money if they invested it in new studios, new franchise, securing third marty exclusive and help financing ports.
    This is more important than a pokemon stage.

  3. Jim Girgenti March 14, 2014 at 1:59 am - Reply

    Do the people disagree… people have there own opinion. For the people that are over analyzing the least important facts of their article… it is not necessary… constructive criticism is welcome… not trolling a post.

  4. Jim Girgenti March 14, 2014 at 2:00 am - Reply

    We have a unique generation that is moving fast when it comes to media, gaming and technology. One day something is amazing the next it is not or there is simply something better available. Most of the numbers come from Japan as the years go by. If you had to take numbers from English speaking territories in the past 3 years… I think things would be very different. So much so that more articles like this would see the light of day rather then having to worry about Nintendo PR with all the large conglomeration of gaming blogs owned by larger companies.

  5. Jim Girgenti March 14, 2014 at 2:00 am - Reply

    Nintendo used have games like Resident Evil… I even remember when a specific Resident Evil was EXCLUSIVE to the Nintendo Game Cube… now the titles they have… are there any third party publishers anymore, I know Ubisoft released a couple as well as Warner Bros. Entertainment going out on a limb with a new version of Batman which worked actually in my opinion for the Wii-U but all the games that are developed from third parties are probably exclusive to Japan or elsewhere, because that seems to be their main market… it’s doing great there.

    Microsoft and Sony stretch the globe with there consoles, as well as their exclusive titles, unique features and have joined the world of blu-ray which may just be what takes place of dvd’s – although that does not apply to the 3DS I can still rent a movie at least on my PS Vita which is fully integrated with the Playstation.

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