How many of you would be fine with nintendo focusing solely on handhelds?

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#1 Posted by Shinobishyguy (22385 posts) -

It seems to be the common belief that Nintendo just 'gets' handheld gaming alot more than console gaming. Would you be alright with them pulling out of the console race and focusing all of their resources on the 3DS?

Keep in mind this is directed at those who actually care about their first party franchises. They would still live on ofcourse, but just on handhelds

*and no I don't mean them going third party and developing games on the ps4/720, I mean them focusing on the 3ds and that's it*

#2 Posted by freedomfreak (38806 posts) -
Bayonetta 2 on the 3DS? D:
#3 Posted by DropsofJupiter (1424 posts) -
I'd be okay with this.
#4 Posted by Speedzilla (1756 posts) -

Handhelds(lol) are the only thing Nintendo is good at now. So would be fine with that.

#5 Posted by Shinobishyguy (22385 posts) -

Handhelds(lol) are the only thing Nintendo is good at now. So would be fine with that.Speedzilla
you say lol but the 3ds probably has the most killer exclusive lineup this year. It would only get even better if they focused only on that

#6 Posted by Giancar (19046 posts) -
Not me. I like their consoles more than any handheld. It is just that I liked the past 2 gens other consoles more than Nintendo ones.
#7 Posted by BPoole96 (22784 posts) -

I'd be fine with that. They can release all their other games on PS4/Nextbox

#8 Posted by mysticstryk (1700 posts) -

Having owned every nintendo handheld since the original Gameboy, I would be ok with it. 

#9 Posted by KillaCattle (63 posts) -
Nintendo needs to get back to what made them great in the first place. Stop releasing gimmicky consoles and create worthwhile games that can appeal to both the hardcore and the casuals. Casual gamers are too fickle to base your entire business on, Microsoft will soon learn this if they try to push kinect with the Nextbox. Right now tablets and smartphones has engrossed most of casual gamers and I'm not sure if having a standalone gaming device as the center product will help them in the future years to come.
#10 Posted by aroxx_ab (9221 posts) -

Zelda and Metroid on handheld? :lol:

#11 Posted by fadersdream (3153 posts) -

Third Party developer and Handhelds?

Last handheld I bought wa a Neo Geo pocket, but Nintendo going third party is inevitable at this point.

#12 Posted by Jack-Burton (2303 posts) -
NO MS need some one to keep it on it's toes with Sony falling apart.
#13 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30917 posts) -

I like Nintendo's consoles aswell so I voted No.

#14 Posted by Renegade_Fury (17030 posts) -

I don't play handhelds, so no. I rather see their big guns run on awesome console or PC hardware.

#15 Posted by Shinobishyguy (22385 posts) -

I'd be fine with that. They can release all their other games on PS4/Nextbox

BPoole96
actually no, nintendo has said time and time again that the day they're forced to go third party is the day they stop making games altogether. It means that the 3ds would be the only platform to get those games on.
#16 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26145 posts) -
I wouldn't. They may sell better than the consoles, but I doubt they would survive on just that. Besides, the console market would be INCREDIBLY boring without them.
#17 Posted by whiskeystrike (12068 posts) -

Going by your OP no.

If we could get their usual console offerings on other platforms, I'd be all over it.

Hard to imagine their usual first-party console offerings downgraded for the 3DS.

#18 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26145 posts) -

Third Party developer and Handhelds?

Last handheld I bought wa a Neo Geo pocket, but Nintendo going third party is inevitable at this point.

fadersdream

*seeing that their finances are still in the green despite recent losses*

No, it's not.

#19 Posted by DropsofJupiter (1424 posts) -

Third Party developer and Handhelds?

Last handheld I bought wa a Neo Geo pocket, but Nintendo going third party is inevitable at this point.

fadersdream
Lol
#20 Posted by Shinobishyguy (22385 posts) -

Going by your OP no.

If we could get their usual console offerings on other platforms, I'd be all over it.

Hard to imagine their usual first-party console offerings downgraded for the 3DS.

whiskeystrike
As of late their first party offering have actually been better on handhelds than they have on consoles.
#21 Posted by osan0 (12599 posts) -
no. the console market would be a lot more boring without them. its nice to have a more diverse choice in consoles.
#22 Posted by Ghost120x (3691 posts) -
No. There are some things that handhelds can do but due to battery, heat, and size limitations so they are limited as to what kind of games work on them. I couldn't imagine how dead rising would be on 3ds, there would probably be a handful of zombies here and there lol.
#23 Posted by DarkLink77 (31695 posts) -

Um... no.

Because handheld Zelda games are disgusting.

#24 Posted by DropsofJupiter (1424 posts) -

Um... no.

Because handheld Zelda games are disgusting.

DarkLink77
Play Minish Cap, brah
#25 Posted by BPoole96 (22784 posts) -

[QUOTE="BPoole96"]

I'd be fine with that. They can release all their other games on PS4/Nextbox

Shinobishyguy

actually no, nintendo has said time and time again that the day they're forced to go third party is the day they stop making games altogether. It means that the 3ds would be the only platform to get those games on.

Well that is stupid of them. I would buy Mario/Zelda games if they were on a platform that I owned, but I will not buy a platform just to play them.

#26 Posted by Giancar (19046 posts) -
[QUOTE="DarkLink77"]

Um... no.

Because handheld Zelda games are disgusting.

DropsofJupiter
Play Minish Cap, brah

and Gamboy Zeldas.
#27 Posted by DarkLink77 (31695 posts) -
[QUOTE="DarkLink77"]

Um... no.

Because handheld Zelda games are disgusting.

DropsofJupiter
Play Minish Cap, brah

That's a GBA game, yo. I am not going back that far to find a decent handheld Zelda. Also, there'd be no Project X on 3DS.
#28 Posted by DropsofJupiter (1424 posts) -
[QUOTE="DropsofJupiter"][QUOTE="DarkLink77"]

Um... no.

Because handheld Zelda games are disgusting.

DarkLink77
Play Minish Cap, brah

That's a GBA game, yo. I am not going back that far to find a decent handheld Zelda. Also, there'd be no Project X on 3DS.

It was also released as a 3DS Ambassador game, so you should actually have it :P But yes, recent handheld Zelda games certainly took a nosedive. Hopefully the 3DS one gets it back on track. And yeah... although Monolith Soft is working on something else for the 3DS.
#29 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

No.

#30 Posted by Shinobishyguy (22385 posts) -

[QUOTE="Shinobishyguy"][QUOTE="BPoole96"]

I'd be fine with that. They can release all their other games on PS4/Nextbox

BPoole96

actually no, nintendo has said time and time again that the day they're forced to go third party is the day they stop making games altogether. It means that the 3ds would be the only platform to get those games on.

Well that is stupid of them. I would buy Mario/Zelda games if they were on a platform that I owned, but I will not buy a platform just to play them.

there's more to play on handhelds than Mario and zelda. Unlike their consoles they actually get somewhat decent third party support
#31 Posted by RyanShazam (6498 posts) -
I wouldn't like that.
#32 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30917 posts) -

[QUOTE="DropsofJupiter"][QUOTE="DarkLink77"]

Um... no.

Because handheld Zelda games are disgusting.

DarkLink77

Play Minish Cap, brah

That's a GBA game, yo. I am not going back that far to find a decent handheld Zelda. Also, there'd be no Project X on 3DS.

I think they would put it on the Wii U VC.

 

Edit* I would like them to put it on the Wii U VC; I have yet to play Minish Cap and the Oracle games but I think the Oracle games are on the VC on the 3DS.

#33 Posted by hiphops_savior (7828 posts) -
I'm sure Nintendo would stay exclusive to handhelds when that niche is beginning to be bitten bit by bit by smartphones and tablets. If you would like Nintendo be Sega, be my guest. Mind you, last I've heard Sega is going through financial struggles.
#34 Posted by enzyme36 (1452 posts) -

I would be very dissappointed.  The Zelda and Metroid games need to have the full home platform treatment.  Minish Cap was one of the better handheld zeldas, but still fall short to the console games.   

 

I would be perfectly content to buy a Nintendo Console just for 1 or 2 of these games a generation.  Anything after that is just a bonus.  For instance, I (like many other nin fans) am waiting for Wind Waker to drop to make my WiiU buy.  Then boom... Monster Hunter and ZombiiU Bonus

#35 Posted by jimkabrhel (15417 posts) -

Not at all. In fact, I think Nintendo needs to make a wildly overpowered console that gives us Mario, Zelda and Metroid in glorious HD, so that the power and graphics lovers can drool and have their Nintendo too.

#36 Posted by Boddicker (2438 posts) -

Nintendo's been irrevelant for 90% of 25+ year old gamers for a while now. The Wii was a flash in a pan, and it looks like the Wii-U is going to crash and burn hard. Even my little cousins that are under 10 have sworn off Nintendo for MS/Sony.

Ninty needs to take there queue from Sega and bow out, becoming a third party developer for the big dogs MS and Sony. I personally would love to play a Mario/Zelda on my PS4.

#37 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26145 posts) -

I'm sure Nintendo would stay exclusive to handhelds when that niche is beginning to be bitten bit by bit by smartphones and tablets. If you would like Nintendo be Sega, be my guest. Mind you, last I've heard Sega is going through financial struggles.hiphops_savior
SEGA's having struggles with many fans too.

#38 Posted by Thefatness16 (4672 posts) -

I prefer their handhelds, but I'd still want them to focus on both.

#39 Posted by Clock-w0rk (3238 posts) -

70% yes 30% no

There's like 1 or 2 games I wouldn't like to see on handhelds only.

#40 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (8585 posts) -

[QUOTE="DarkLink77"]

Um... no.

Because handheld Zelda games are disgusting.

DropsofJupiter

Play Oracle of Seasons/Ages, brah

Fixed!

#41 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26145 posts) -

Nintendo's been irrevelant for 90% of 25+ year old gamers for a while now. The Wii was a flash in a pan, and it looks like the Wii-U is going to crash and burn hard. Even my little cousins that are under 10 have sworn off Nintendo for MS/Sony.

Ninty needs to take there queue from Sony and bow out, becoming a third party developer for the big dogs MS and Sony. I personally would love to play a Mario/Zelda on my PS4.

Boddicker

Sony NEVER bowed out of the hardware business. Would we be seeing that PS4 announcement if they did? I won't even get started on Ninty's inevitable quality (and relevancy) dip when they do go third party.

#42 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (8585 posts) -

If Nintendo did follow the philosophy of the beginning of the Wii's lifecycle, they wouldn't be in this mess. Instead they went to follow the Gamecubes Philosophy and look what's happening to them.

Sean Malstrom was right again that Nintendo would stumble on the Wii U beginning of launch.

#43 Posted by caryslan2 (2092 posts) -

Zelda and Metroid on handheld? :lol:

aroxx_ab

 

Zelda and Metroid have been on handhelds for years, and those entries have been pretty good.  The 3DS could easily run a Zelda that's on the level of Wind Waker or Twilight Princess and the Metroid Prime games would easily work on it as well.

 

 

Really, what's the problem?   Both Metroid and Zelda have been on handhelds since the Game Boy.   Its not like this is some unproven thing or their gameplay would be difficult to translate to handhelds.  Zelda and Metroid's  gameplay have been proven to work well on portable systems. 

#44 Posted by mariokart64fan (19355 posts) -

wait what ,  nintendo was still profitable with the gamecube for christ sake ,   the wiiu will be no different  just takes time   once the big games come  the sales pick up its that simple 3ds went through this , in fact it was this time last year that you people created dozens of doom threads proving to be just failed predictions and like the 3ds  the wiiu will prevail it may not be the most sold but it should provide nintendo the profit it needs,   they are already developing future platforms ,        

 

thats another sign of this not happening ,  if anything they may just make a hybrid ,     and combine,  they ll never be in trouble if they do that ,  theyll still focus on handheld type games along with console but theyll do it on one platform ,   instead of two 

#45 Posted by guard12 (1657 posts) -

I would respect the decision if that happened since I love there handhelds but it would leave a bitter taste in my mouth

#46 Posted by BPoole96 (22784 posts) -
[QUOTE="BPoole96"]

[QUOTE="Shinobishyguy"] actually no, nintendo has said time and time again that the day they're forced to go third party is the day they stop making games altogether. It means that the 3ds would be the only platform to get those games on.Shinobishyguy

Well that is stupid of them. I would buy Mario/Zelda games if they were on a platform that I owned, but I will not buy a platform just to play them.

there's more to play on handhelds than Mario and zelda. Unlike their consoles they actually get somewhat decent third party support

I was referring ot their consoles. Handheld gaming is not really my thing
#47 Posted by LadyBlue (3927 posts) -
Hell to the no!
#48 Posted by fernandmondego_ (3170 posts) -
Why not hand held and PC?
#49 Posted by aroxx_ab (9221 posts) -

[QUOTE="aroxx_ab"]

Zelda and Metroid on handheld? :lol:

caryslan2

 

Zelda and Metroid have been on handhelds for years, and those entries have been pretty good.  The 3DS could easily run a Zelda that's on the level of Wind Waker or Twilight Princess and the Metroid Prime games would easily work on it as well.

 

 

Really, what's the problem?   Both Metroid and Zelda have been on handhelds since the Game Boy.   Its not like this is some unproven thing or their gameplay would be difficult to translate to handhelds.  Zelda and Metroid's  gameplay have been proven to work well on portable systems. 

I know it been on handhelds before but i prefer gaming on home-consoles on big HDtv. Oh Metroid for DS was terrible, worse controls ever...

#50 Posted by BrunoBRS (73260 posts) -
i wouldn't. certain things just work better on big screens, and nintendo consoles are the only consoles i still bother buying (since the others are just gimped PCs)