GS News - PS4s selling similar to hotcakes + Nintendo is “irrelevant”?!
2.1 million PS4s have been sold worldwide according to Sony while Nintendo get hate from the former THQ president to the tune of being “irrelevant”, and Microsoft would very much like you to resist the temptation to switch on Xbox One developer settings.
by Jess McDonell on
"Sony's PlayStation 2 is currently the best-selling home console with over 155 million units worldwide", what the hell is she talking about when she says they have the best selling console by over 22 million.
Nintendo really should have made a capable console. It's just sad what they put out. They had a lot of success selling an underpowered console with the Wii and just thought they would get away with it all over again.
The average user is a lot more tech savy today than they were when the original Wii was launched. A lot more people are just wise to that game and don't want to end up buying a console that won't be supported by any 3rd party developers.
Nintendo should have made a more powerful and media compatible console and made sure they had great great 1st party launch titles instead of a bunch of crappy 1 year old ports and a glimpse of a great looking Zelda that wouldn't be ready for 3 years.
All the first party games now are remakes or rehashes of older games, what happened to the company that brought us Mario 64 and other genre defining games, hopefully a boost in Christmas sales will keep it alive until a real console pusher like a true new Zelda arrive.
Nintendo made a horible mistake with the Wii U and they will pay handsomely for it i hope the go under so i can maybe play Mario after 15 years cause Im sure as hell not buying a Wii U
If Nintendo didn't keep their first party games to their platforms, they'd sell nothing at all. It's a damned joke that Nintendo is the only first party people are demanding to make their games multi-platform. You don't hear people crying for Sony to make games for Xbone...
On the Xbone side... Why the hell are dev kit options even ON the end user side before the indie stuff is ready?
the only game I would play on Wii U is Zelda games, I'm not buying a console for only Zelda games. If Zelda and Mario games went to other consoles then Nintendo would not be selling anything.
As a computer science student, I am honestly perplexed why Microsoft would allow developer settings to be enabled at all if there was a possibility of brickifying the thing.
playstation is selling pretty well in latin america, I have gone to one shop that has always a big stock and they were sold-out, some people even asked if they could sell the one in exhibition to them, xbone hasn´t come, so is not selling here
I think I like Jess' news segments, but I think I would like them more...much more if she had larger breasts! How about we all chip in for a kickstarter to get her set up with a nice new rack of C's or D's? No one can deny it would increase the hits on the site many times over. Let's do it!
I am a Playstation fan AND and Nintendo fan. I am no longer an XBOX fan. I think most can agree that Nintendo can produce fun handhelds but that their consoles are, at times, muddled with design choices that are not in sync with our modern gaming culture. On occasion, Nintendo has demonstrated that there are new, innovative ways play games with titles like Super Mario 64 or Wii Sports. They gave us glasses-free 3D. Holy. Crap. Love it or hate it, Nintendo will always be Nintendo. That's the way I like it, I've always liked it, and how it is going to be for now or until CONSOLES cease to be relevant.
I'm not sure why everyone shouts things like "their exclusives are the only reason people are buying the console". Save for a few instances (many of which are with previous Nintendo consoles), isn't that always the case? Why did people buy Game Boys? Because of Pokemon. Why did people buy Xboxes when the PS2 was already out, and for cheaper? Because of Halo. If there wasn't a solid selection of exclusives (or the promise of them) on the typical console, players would go to another. And if no console had a decent selection of exclusives, nobody would ever buy a game that wasn't on PC.
I see M$ found a more devious way to brick consoles. and this time, they won't replace them for free.
Nintendo should just give up consoles, and put their games on Xbox, and PlayStation. Their console days are way over. I love Mario just like anyone else, but that isn't enough for me to spend a couple hundreds of dollars on a console. That was never up to today's gaming standards the day they started planning it. Nintendo would be standing on at the top right now. Had they not ran out, and left the keys to Sony. I grew up on playing Nintendo, but sadly. Unless they come through, and put a world leading console on the shelves. That will get devs excited to work with Nintendo. Their days are numbered.
Sigh here we go again with the stupid Nintendo discussions. Nintendo at this point count amoung one of the few Developers that attempt to do something different with both consoles as well as games. Do I think they did a good job marketing WiiU and producing proper games for that console... hell no. But I do think They have their place in the industry. As a matter of fact I feel theyve earned it long ago(from saving it back in the NES days). People calling for Nintendo to go away or go 3rd party need to think! Less competition is BAD..IF there is no Nintendo, there is simply nothing keeping Microsoft and Sony from saying Fuck gamers(because need I remind you they are not gaming companies, theyre only in the industry for profit and if that dies so does their interest in gaming and theyll just move on to something else, which is close to happening btw with Xbox one), lets do whatever we want and put out any crap game we want and people are gonna love it..Hell its happening now with games like Cod, Battlefield and Killzone. This is why I say Nintendo has their space in the industry just like the mindless shooter games do. I dont get the children who come on these sites and forums and have the attitude that what they dont like has no right to exist its stupid. Also the idea of design by committee sucks so no I dont think gamers are absolute barometers of what should exist or shouldnt since they are a fickle bunch by nature...
It's true, Nintendo is completely irrelevant in terms of hardware. If they didn't have almost exclusively 1st party games unique to their hardware, nobody would buy that shit. They day Nintendo allows their 1st party games to go to other systems is the day they stop being able to sell hardware. Nobody prefers a wiimote or tablet controller and if given the option, everyone would rather play on a Dualshock 4 or Xbone controller. Hell, even Kinect. Nintendo isn't stupid though and knows that in order to keep its head above water, they will have to give the Zelda Machine and Pokemon Machine so many exclusives people are forced to buy them practically.
The highest selling console of all time is the PS2 not the Wii, don't worry Jess we all make mistakes. Also Nintendo really needs to do something other than Mario, Zelda, Mario, rinse and repeat.
I don't think the guy from a company that no longer exists (THQ) should be giving speeches about 'irrelevance'. However, I do feel that Nintendo has only stuck around due to their 1st party exclusives.
Hell, when I look at Sega...
...they're doing okay as a publisher. But, I mostly like them for their 4th gen (Genesis/Mega Drive) thru 6th gen (Dreamcast) offerings which are now for PC.
Everyone is always so quick to count Nintendo out; I wouldn't be so hasty. Fire Emblem, Monolith's X rpg, Monster Hunter, Bayonetta 2, Child of Light, Teslagrad, Shadow of the Eternals, plus Zelda, Mario (in all its forms), Yoshi, Super Smash, Donky Kong. There are some great looking games coming out, the list goes on, Plus all the nonsense multiplatform games like watch dogs and COD if you really want to play those on a wii u or at all. Now I'm as pissed at Nintendo as the next guy for not embracing new hardware and coming up with gimmicky control schemes but you can't deny the games. The same can't be said for xbox1 and ps4 yet. So we'll see.
@Arachnofunk compared to?
@jcopp72 except a whooooooole lot of games.
@amdreallyfast As a human being, I am wondering the same thing.
@thrombosis45 How about we start a kickstarter to get you laid.
Why would you want to deform a beautiful girl?
@thrombosis45 Depending on the Kickstarter milestone we'll get preview of C cups or maybe D's? good, good. Brilliant minds think alike they say... I'm also crazy.
@thrombosis45 you must be a ladies man
@unfreak-believ Well... Not that many people did buy an XBOX haha :P. More like Halo was a big part of the reason the 360 was successful.
@amcanes Considering that their console did bad, it would make financial sense to release their big titles like Mario and Zelda a year later or something to Xbox and PS4. That way people who really want it have to buy the Wii and people who dont eventually get it and Nintendo makes more money. Win win.
@amcanes No way! We need Nintendo, the last thing we want is for them to just fade away into oblivion. They'll be back!
@amcanes Actually theyre doing just fine...the WiiU is just doing bad...and I think they can change that with better decisions....
@IanNottinghamX They messed up on this console and they are going hurt profits if they release titles for Wii only due to the low volume. Say the Wii sold 4 million units, even if everyone bought Mario that is only 4 million copies. Some of the best selling Mario games sold like 25 million copies. See the issue here? They just need to move on and maybe attempt another console in 5 years.
people, especially customers should complain if they don't like the way a company is going, competition is good in a consumerist society but people need to complain and fight for their rights, and their view of where things should go..has been so for ages
Competition is good when it serves a purpose, Nintendo doesn't have much purpose in a core gamers life
@Patohua1 At least Nintendo actually has some integrity. They don't act like little kids like two other major companies I know....
@Harbinger_CR True... True.
@Harbinger_CR Lose a whole gen isn't a good deal. I'd consider Nintendo seeking partners and putting their games on other consoles soon.
Lol it was a joke people, and one of the few funny ones I've ever seen in these comment pages. Lighten up! And let's not start with the usual idolizing of any female we can find. The girl is honestly weird looking, but she does her job well enough so I don't care either way.
@ArchoNils2 Aww, how cute! The only "issues" I have will surely be fixed if this kickstarter is successful, now stop being part of the problem and start being part of the solution!
@Robboninja @unfreak-believ It's all relative. Yeah, it 'only' sold 24 million units, but it was Microsoft's first foray into the console market and it went toe-to-toe with the best selling video game console of all time. All things considered, that's pretty damn impressive. But I do agree that Halo was a massive part of why the 360 was successful as well.
There is a difference between complaining and saying that a business has no place in a console market.
Complaining can (or at least should) act as constructive criticism. If a product doesn't reach the expected sales, then developers should see what it is that people don't like about it and fix that for their next run. That's what keeps the industry fresh.
I agree with most of what @IanNottinghamX said. Nintendo deffinately has its place and I hope it is still pumping out games and (better) consoles for many years to come.
@GreatMasterJim I think you are mistaking lack of innovation with integrity. Sony and MS may be bickering children, but Nintendo is the teenager that thinks they can not get out of bed until 2PM and still succeed in life.