Nintendo or SONY : Which one is the better 1st party developer?

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#-49 Posted by crimsonman1245 (4253 posts) -

Nintendo rehashes the same 20 year old franchises over and over again on gimped hardware, Sony has much more talent in their first party and they mostly make new IPs.

Dont get me wrong, Nintendo has a very solid first party, but Sony's is much better.

#-48 Posted by chocolate1325 (32595 posts) -

Sony:Uncharted,Heavy Rain,God of War,InFamous,Ratchet and Clank,Resistance,Sly Cooper,Jak and Daxter,LittleBIgPlanet

Also I think Sony are good at creating new IPs Nintendo have to rely on Mario and Zelda to get people to get their consoles.

#-47 Posted by osan0 (12984 posts) -
personally i am not a fan of sonys style of making games. sony are very focused on the cinematic gaming experience. at times they seem more focused on making a game look good for an E3 video reel rather than focusing on the nuts and bolts of the games themselves. but i can see the appeal of them to other in fairness. they are great to show off and can still be fun. they just dont interest me much. in saying that i do like wipeout and hope there are more games in the series in the future. but overall i prefer nintendos approach (just....lets not talk about other M. :P). their attention to detail and the time spent on the nuts and bolts of their games really pays off.
#-46 Posted by KillzoneSnake (1863 posts) -

Sony by far. I'm not interested in no 2D mario games or stuff like that. What i'm interested in is games like Uncharted, Last of Us, Beyond, Killzone, God of War... beast!! :cool:

#-45 Posted by TheEpicGoat (2006 posts) -

Nintendo with ease

#-44 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

Nintendo, duh.

#-43 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

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#-42 Posted by blackace (21378 posts) -

the Marios, Zeldas, Metroids, Pokemon, Pikmin, Animal Crossing, Kirby, etc..

or

The Uncharted, GoW, Infamous, Gran Tursimo, Last of us, Killzone, LittleBigPlanet, SOCOM, etc...

If you had to choose, which one, in your personal opinion, happens to offer you the more appealing 1st party exclusives that are geared towards your taste?

Mystery_Writer
Nintendo, mainly because then are the ones who make the majority of their 1st party games. Sony uses other developers like Naughty Dog, Polyphony, etc to make their 1st party games. Nintendo's 1st party games usually score higher overall.
#-41 Posted by blackace (21378 posts) -

Sony by far. I'm not interested in no 2D mario games or stuff like that. What i'm interested in is games like Uncharted, Last of Us, Beyond, Killzone, God of War... beast!! :cool:

KillzoneSnake
Sony didn't make most those games, Naughty Dog, Quantic Dream & Guerrilla Games did. Sony did make God of War. 2D games? What about Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime, Star Fox and Mario Kart? Those aren't 2D games.
#-40 Posted by crimsonman1245 (4253 posts) -

[QUOTE="KillzoneSnake"]

Sony by far. I'm not interested in no 2D mario games or stuff like that. What i'm interested in is games like Uncharted, Last of Us, Beyond, Killzone, God of War... beast!! :cool:

blackace

Sony didn't make most those games, Naughty Dog, Quantic Dream & Guerrilla Games did. Sony did make God of War. 2D games? What about Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime, Star Fox and Mario Kart? Those aren't 2D games.

Naughty Dog and Guerilla games are Sony first party, they are owned by Sony, their IPs are owned by Sony. Just because they kept the name of their studio doesnt mean they arent Sony First Party.

#-39 Posted by rockydog1111 (2076 posts) -

This gen, SONY. Last gen, SONY, the generations before these 2, NINTENDO.

I feel that a lot of the Nintendo 1st party love comes from Nostalgia. Don't get me wrong, I love them, but, how much hasve their game series evolved since the N64?

#-38 Posted by yellonet (7768 posts) -

There are hardly any nintendo exclusives that appeal to people aged 18+MaskedPlayer
Yeah, that's what all the "cool" kids think anyway :lol:

#-37 Posted by PCgameruk (1512 posts) -

Sony:

Killzone

Infamous

God of War

Uncharted

The last of us

GT

Resistance

Nintendo:

Mario

Mario

Mario

Mario

Mario

#-36 Posted by Pikminmaniac (9370 posts) -

Nintendo. It's no contest really. Sony hasn't been able to compete with Nintendo's level desgn and gameplay standards. That's not to say that Sony is terrible. They make some good games, but Nintendo always produces some of the best games of each generation.

Sony has a tendancy to make games that are like other already existing games, but not as strong. Nintendo has a plethera of franchises at the top of their genre that other developers including Sony strive for.

#-35 Posted by el3m2tigre (4232 posts) -

I voted for Sony only because they seem to be more.... adventurous when it comes to IP's. I'm only interested in Zelda, Mario, Smash Bros. and Pokemon out of all Nintendos IP's.

#-34 Posted by nintendoboy16 (27927 posts) -

Nintendo:

Mario

Mario

Mario

Mario

Mario

PCgameruk

Because Zelda, Donkey Kong, Kirby, and Pokemon CURRENTLY aren't active IP's on the Nintendo front. :roll:

#-33 Posted by Midnightshade29 (5535 posts) -

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time ImageThe Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask ImageSuper Mario 64 ImagePaper Mario ImageDonkey Kong 64 ImageStar Fox 64 ImageF-Zero X ImageMario Kart 64 ImageSuper Smash Bros. Image

Metroid Prime ImageThe Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker ImageSuper Smash Bros. Melee ImageSuper Mario Sunshine ImageMetroid Prime 2: Echoes ImagePikmin 2 ImageF-Zero GX ImagePaper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door ImageMario Kart: Double Dash!! Image

Super Mario Galaxy ImageSuper Mario Galaxy 2 ImageThe Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess ImageSuper Smash Bros. Brawl ImageThe Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword ImageXenoblade Chronicles ImageMetroid Prime 3: Corruption ImageDonkey Kong Country Returns ImageSuper Paper Mario Image

Such a hard choice, LMAO

Samus3D
Almost all the same few franchises and mario can be seen a million times on there. And where is a game that a typical adult would be interested in? Because I don't see one. This picuture just shows that nintendo is a great console for children... thats why I bought mine a wii when they were 5 and 7.. Now they would rather play ps3. To me games like uncharted, ico, jak, crash, sly, infamous, shadow of colossus, gravity rush, lbp, wipeout, grand turismo, socom, gow, twisted metal, legend of dragoon, siren, tokyo jungle, patapon, locoroco, syphon filter, killzone, etc... are all more aimed at me and are better games imo.
#-32 Posted by nintendoboy16 (27927 posts) -

[QUOTE="Samus3D"]

Such a hard choice, LMAO

Midnightshade29

Almost all the same few franchises and mario can be seen a million times on there. And where is a game that a typical adult would be interested in? Because I don't see one.

Because METROID and F-ZERO are CLEARLY kids franchises like Mario. :roll:

Also not forgetting Nintendo's previous attempts at trying to get the M rated market, only to get bit in the ass by a couple of those games, leaving them to retreat to third party franchises (see: Capcom, Tecmo/Team Ninja, SEGA/Platinum Games)

#-31 Posted by HalcyonScarlet (5136 posts) -

Im going with Sony for this one. By quite a bit.

#-30 Posted by the9thinning (653 posts) -
[QUOTE="k2theswiss"]microsoftTrueAmerican007
Why the fvck isnt MS on the poll.

Because everyone knows MS has by far the worst first-party line-up.
#-29 Posted by Kuromino (1397 posts) -

Don't understand the people implying that one is factually better than the other. Everyone has different tastes and expectations, so Sony's exclusives will have more appeal to some and Nintendo's will have more appeal to others.

Even though I really enjoyed the Ratchet & Clank and God of War games, there are more first-party Nintendo games released that appeal to me more. Donkey Kong Country Returns and Xenoblade Chronicles are among my favorite games this generation.

#-28 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
Only a cow would think Sony could even compare.
#-27 Posted by 1oh1nine1 (779 posts) -

It seems there's never a shortage of youngsters willing to start this same exact thread, over and over.

If you're over the age of 20, and you've ever held a controller or portable in your hand that:

1) Has an "A" button and a "B" button

2) Has an actual, working, useable, good D-Pad

then you know that the answer is, and always has been, Nintendo.

#-26 Posted by BrunoBRS (73263 posts) -
Is this a real question?nini200
#-25 Posted by SectorSix6 (201 posts) -
Nintendo?
#-24 Posted by trigger_cross93 (29 posts) -

It's okay that people have preferences and such, but this shouldn't even be a question. It is true that Sony showed up this gen, but they still weren't better than Nintendo. They arguably created the two greatest games of all time in Galaxy 1 and 2... I can see how people would choose Sony, but looking at this question objectively, Nintendo wins. Look at sales, or look at highest ratings. I still think Ninty wins no matter how you look at it...

#-23 Posted by hiphops_savior (8039 posts) -
My personal tastes find Sony franchises to be bloated boring blockbuster wannabes. Nintendo for me.
#-22 Posted by LittleMac19 (1638 posts) -
Nintendo, it's not even close.
#-21 Posted by hiphops_savior (8039 posts) -
[QUOTE="AznbkdX"]

[QUOTE="emgesp"]

You can't really compare the two devs because they make games for totally different audiences. I'd say for their target audiences they are equal in ability, but I doubt Nintendo could make games as breathtaking visually as Sony's 1st Party Devs even with the Wii U's extra horsepower.

emgesp

Just going off of visual parity does not equal your whole experience. Ninty knows how to make games flow more naturally and are just plain easy fun without any hassles. Some games imo are missing this aspect.

Not saying Sony has this issue a lot but I feel their natural gameplay is lacking more than ninty first parties imo.

Truthfully Zelda/Mario don't appeal to me anymore. Skyrim is basically what Zelda should be right now. Nintendo hasn't evolved enough with their franchises.

What do you truly want their franchises to evolve into? There is a difference between change and the change you want.
#-20 Posted by Heirren (18803 posts) -
Personally I can't even think of Sony developed games. Can someone give me some examples? A contact with an outside developer does not mean Sony.
#-19 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30917 posts) -

I love both 1st party developers but I would say Nintendo is better.

#-18 Posted by platniumgamer (3960 posts) -

Nintendo, I guess.

#-17 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30917 posts) -

Personally I can't even think of Sony developed games. Can someone give me some examples? A contact with an outside developer does not mean Sony.Heirren
Uncharted, inFAMOUS, Ico, SoTC, Killzone, Jak and Daxter, Gran Turismo, Ape Escape, Siren, Gravity Daze, LocoRoco, Patapon, Little Big Planet, Syphon Filter, Sly Cooper (Not when it was made but it is now), God of War, and The Last of Us.

All of those are developed by First Party companies from Sony Computer Entertainment.

#-16 Posted by crimsonman1245 (4253 posts) -

[QUOTE="Heirren"]Personally I can't even think of Sony developed games. Can someone give me some examples? A contact with an outside developer does not mean Sony.Nintendo_Ownes7

Uncharted, inFAMOUS, Ico, SoTC, Killzone, Jak and Daxter, Gran Turismo, Ape Escape, Siren, Gravity Daze, LocoRoco, Patapon, Little Big Planet, Syphon Filter, Sly Cooper (Not when it was made but it is now), God of War, and The Last of Us.

All of those are developed by First Party companies from Sony Computer Entertainment.

Alot of people dont know that Naughty Dog, Guerilla, Sucker Punch, Media Molecule, polyphony, are all Sony first Party because they dont have "Sony" in their name.

I guess that would be an easy mistake to make, but i think its cool that Sony lets their developers keep their name intact.

#-15 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30917 posts) -

[QUOTE="Nintendo_Ownes7"]

[QUOTE="Heirren"]Personally I can't even think of Sony developed games. Can someone give me some examples? A contact with an outside developer does not mean Sony.crimsonman1245

Uncharted, inFAMOUS, Ico, SoTC, Killzone, Jak and Daxter, Gran Turismo, Ape Escape, Siren, Gravity Daze, LocoRoco, Patapon, Little Big Planet, Syphon Filter, Sly Cooper (Not when it was made but it is now), God of War, and The Last of Us.

All of those are developed by First Party companies from Sony Computer Entertainment.

Alot of people dont know that Naughty Dog, Guerilla, Sucker Punch, Media Molecule, polyphony, are all Sony first Party because they dont have "Sony" in their name.

I guess that would be an easy mistake to make, but i think its cool that Sony lets their developers keep their name intact.

Nintendo does that aswell.

Retro Studios, Brownie Brown, Intelligent Systems, HAL Laboratory, Monolith Soft, ND Cube, and Creatures Inc. (But it used to be Ape Inc.)

#-14 Posted by Heirren (18803 posts) -

[QUOTE="Nintendo_Ownes7"]

[QUOTE="Heirren"]Personally I can't even think of Sony developed games. Can someone give me some examples? A contact with an outside developer does not mean Sony.crimsonman1245

Uncharted, inFAMOUS, Ico, SoTC, Killzone, Jak and Daxter, Gran Turismo, Ape Escape, Siren, Gravity Daze, LocoRoco, Patapon, Little Big Planet, Syphon Filter, Sly Cooper (Not when it was made but it is now), God of War, and The Last of Us.

All of those are developed by First Party companies from Sony Computer Entertainment.

Alot of people dont know that Naughty Dog, Guerilla, Sucker Punch, Media Molecule, polyphony, are all Sony first Party because they dont have "Sony" in their name.

I guess that would be an easy mistake to make, but i think its cool that Sony lets their developers keep their name intact.

To my knowledge it's still contractual. These developers existed beforehand, and we're acquired by Sony. Example, Bungie. Ms fronted the money, Bungie developed the game.
#-13 Posted by Nuck81 (5964 posts) -
Nintendo and it's not even close.
#-12 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

Nintendo, I guess.

platniumgamer
No, you know.
#-11 Posted by PhazonBlazer (11990 posts) -

Nintendo, Sony has gotten some really good IP's this generation though.

#-10 Posted by charizard1605 (61012 posts) -
I've said this a million times, I'll say it again: when Sony has sustained not one, not two, but three full systems on nothing but the back of their first party games, then and only then will Sony games even be in the same league as Nintendo's. Until then, Nintendo wins this so handily, it's actually funny. Just FYI, when Nintendo tries to sustain a system all on its own, we get the N64. When Sony tries to sustain a system all on its own, we get the PS Vita. Pick and choose.
#-9 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30917 posts) -

[QUOTE="crimsonman1245"]

[QUOTE="Nintendo_Ownes7"]Uncharted, inFAMOUS, Ico, SoTC, Killzone, Jak and Daxter, Gran Turismo, Ape Escape, Siren, Gravity Daze, LocoRoco, Patapon, Little Big Planet, Syphon Filter, Sly Cooper (Not when it was made but it is now), God of War, and The Last of Us.

All of those are developed by First Party companies from Sony Computer Entertainment.

Heirren

Alot of people dont know that Naughty Dog, Guerilla, Sucker Punch, Media Molecule, polyphony, are all Sony first Party because they dont have "Sony" in their name.

I guess that would be an easy mistake to make, but i think its cool that Sony lets their developers keep their name intact.

To my knowledge it's still contractual. These developers existed beforehand, and we're acquired by Sony. Example, Bungie. Ms fronted the money, Bungie developed the game.

Actually all but one existed before they were part of Sony. Polyphony Digital was part of Sony then the success of Gran Turismo Sony let them change their teams name to stand apart from the rest of Sony.

#-8 Posted by Shinobishyguy (22587 posts) -
I'll give Sony credit for pumping out new IP's every time a new gen rolls out, but none of them really seem to have the staying power that Nintendo's franchises have.
#-7 Posted by PhazonBlazer (11990 posts) -

The problem is Sony doesn't have a Halo or a Mario, they don't have one franchise that people would buy a PS3 for. Uncharted is the closest thing they have.

#-6 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -
Sony by a long shot. Nintendo literally has no games I care to play. I grew bored with Mario when I was in my teens, Zelda has always sucked, never care for Donkey Kong, Pikmin isn't anything I care to play, Metroid isn't half as good as other FPSs I can get on other systems. Nintendo over uses their IPs to the point of boredom.
#-5 Posted by GunSmith1_basic (9885 posts) -
if I'm talking about personal preference, I like both with maybe Nintendo getting the slight edge. If I'm talking about making an un biased choice for the sake of discussion, it's no contest: Nintendo. Nintendo is the #1 game developer in the world without anyone really close to them. They crushed every other dev in the world in sales and they release the greatest diversity of software of any dev as well.
#-4 Posted by themajormayor (24200 posts) -
Sony by several hundred miles
#-3 Posted by themajormayor (24200 posts) -

[QUOTE="MaskedPlayer"]

Nintendo are good but sony are better.

There are hardly any nintendo exclusives that appeal to people aged 18+

DarkLink77

Or not.

Or.

#-2 Posted by Link3301 (1811 posts) -

[QUOTE="BlbecekBobecek"]

Ad. topic:

Nintendo is much better first party developer.

Most of Sony the games in the OP are not developed by Sony, but by second party devs like Naughty Dog.

Newhopes

Naughty Dog is owned by Sony....

Yes that is why they are called "second party" devs.

#-1 Posted by Vickman178 (866 posts) -

There are hardly any nintendo exclusives that appeal to people aged 18+

MaskedPlayer

Yeah I highly disgree with that. Most Nintendo fans are 25-30+ years old.

#0 Posted by TheDidact (3986 posts) -
Nintendo, and this will be solidified next year.