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

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#1 Posted by Mystery_Writer (8275 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?

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#2 Posted by nini200 (11484 posts) -
Is this a real question?
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#3 Posted by MaskedPlayer (892 posts) -

Nintendo are good but sony are better.

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

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#4 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -
microsoft
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#5 Posted by DarkLink77 (32731 posts) -

inb4 Sony wins because of Cows and stupid reasons when Nintendo is blatantly better.

Nintendo are good but sony are better.

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

MaskedPlayer

Or not.

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#6 Posted by Heil68 (57942 posts) -
Sony by a long shot.
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#7 Posted by Cheleman (8197 posts) -

Sony, of course.

lol Nintendo.

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#8 Posted by DarkLink77 (32731 posts) -

Sony, of course.

lol Nintendo.

Cheleman

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#9 Posted by Heil68 (57942 posts) -

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Sony, of course.

lol Nintendo.

DarkLink77

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#10 Posted by mariokart64fan (20694 posts) -

this is easy just look at what sonys launched in 2012 vs nintendo wii -which was said to be a dead console ,and wii u which just came out

  • kirby dream collection
  • xenoblade
  • the last story
  • mario party 9
  • wii play motion
  • nsmb u
  • nintendo land

ps3

hmm

twisted metal

wonder book

lol

and over all nintendo also still released alot more good titles then sony most of sonys were average at best example gt prolouge motorstorm killzone 3 , socom 4 this doesnt even include lair and other bad exclusives sony got over the years

nor does it include any other wii exclusive provided by 3rd party as well ,

so the clear winner is nintendo on any given day i would say nintendo over sony , because when they deliver they deliver a punch

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#11 Posted by Samus3D (1953 posts) -

Mario, Zelda, Smash, and Metroid vs a bunch of IP's either created from this generation or last that can't break 6 million...

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#12 Posted by TrueAmerican007 (671 posts) -
microsoftk2theswiss
Why the fvck isnt MS on the poll.
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#13 Posted by silversix_ (26347 posts) -
Nintendo spams same franchises for over 20 years, Sony even releases amazing new IP's at the end of a gen (tlou), hard to chose.
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#14 Posted by Samus3D (1953 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

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#15 Posted by Samus3D (1953 posts) -
Nintendo spams same franchises for over 20 years, Sony even releases amazing new IP's at the end of a gen (tlou), hard to chose.silversix_
Or maybe they release new IP's because their old ones can't survive?... Nintendo releases a new 3D Mario, Zelda, Smash, Metroid, Donkey Kong, Star Fox, etc every 3 to 12 years... However Sony releases sequels every 1 to 3 years, so who really spams? It's okay though because I know Uncharted, God of War, and KillZone won't last longer.
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#16 Posted by silversix_ (26347 posts) -

[QUOTE="silversix_"]Nintendo spams same franchises for over 20 years, Sony even releases amazing new IP's at the end of a gen (tlou), hard to chose.Samus3D
Or maybe they release new IP's because their old ones can't survive?... Nintendo releases a new 3D Mario, Zelda, Smash, Metroid, Donkey Kong, Star Fox, etc every 3 to 12 years... However Sony releases sequels every 1 to 3 years, so who really spams? It's okay though because I know Uncharted, God of War, and KillZone won't last longer.

Yes its much better to jump on enemy heads as a plumber for 20 years than play an AAAE trilogy and start a new AAAE franchise.

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#18 Posted by Ultrabeatdown55 (15314 posts) -

My own personal taste dictates Sony the winner, but I still love Nintendo games. I buy and play almost all of their first party franchises.

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#19 Posted by jeffster85 (2286 posts) -
for my personal taste? sony. but i still love ninty.
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#20 Posted by IAmNot_fun (3336 posts) -
I like sony games, but they have nothing against nintendo
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#21 Posted by the_phenom_ (2992 posts) -
Nintendo, easily.
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#22 Posted by Kingpin0114 (2607 posts) -

I really like what Sony has done this gen but Nintendo is still better.

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#23 Posted by deactivated-58c8ef5f8044e (546 posts) -

Sony doesn't really stick with their franchises. It's questionable if we'll even see Uncharted, God of War, or Infamous on the PS4. With Nintendo we know we're going to get a 3D Mario, Zelda, and Smash Bros, plus they space out their sequels much better.

Zelda Twilight Princess came out in 2006... Skyward Sword 2011

Mario Galaxy came out in 2007... Galaxy 2 came out in 2010

Metroid Prime 2 came out in 2004... Metroid Prime 3 came out in 2007

Smash Melee came out in 2001... Smash Brawl came out in 2008

Donkey Kong 64 came out in 1999... Country Returns came out in 2010

etc.

Uncharted came out in 2007... Uncharted 2 came out in 2009... Uncharted 3 came out in 2011

God of War came out in 2005... God of War 2 came out in 2007... God of War 3 came out in 2010... God of War Ascension will come out in 2013

Ratchet and Clank ToD came out in 2007... ACiT came out in 2009... A4O came out in 2011... FFA came out in 2012

Infamous and KillZone 2 came out in 2009... Infamous 2 and KillZone 3 came out in 2011

etc.

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#24 Posted by daveg1 (20396 posts) -
nintendo lost it ages ago...
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#25 Posted by nintendoboy16 (34369 posts) -

Nintendo are good but sony are better.

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

MaskedPlayer
Only because when Nintendo tried, it only bit them in the ass after nearly getting it. With Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge and Bayonetta 2, they may try again if those do well.
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#26 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
sony.
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#27 Posted by nintendoboy16 (34369 posts) -
More posters saying Sony, but more poll votes saying Nintendo. Hmm...
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#28 Posted by emgesp (7551 posts) -

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.

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#29 Posted by nameless12345 (15125 posts) -

Never really liked Sony's games that much...

Also note that the first two PlayStations mostly succeeded because of 3rd party games. (and heavy advertising)

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#30 Posted by deactivated-58c8ef5f8044e (546 posts) -

Sony doesn't have a stable franchise like Mario, Zelda, or Smash. Even back in the PS1 days they released sequel after sequel. Crash 1, 2, and 3... Spyro 1, 2, and 3... etc. You need to space them out. Mario 64, Mario Sunshine, Mario Galaxy.

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#31 Posted by AznbkdX (4257 posts) -

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.

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#32 Posted by whiskeystrike (12172 posts) -

Nintendo. Outside of this gen it's not even debateable. The first two PS were so appealing to me because of the crazy amount of third party support and an abundance of quality JRPGs. Not so much this gen. Nintendo systems are for nintendo games

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#33 Posted by leader_e (143 posts) -
we are tired from saying it .................. Nintendo
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#34 Posted by emgesp (7551 posts) -

[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.

AznbkdX

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.
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#35 Posted by ArisShadows (22784 posts) -

This one..

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#36 Posted by nameless12345 (15125 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.

Skyrim is basically what Zelda should be right now.

In your opinion.

Personally, I would not enjoy a so boring Zelda...

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#37 Posted by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

Nintendo fo sho.

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#38 Posted by KungfuKitten (25071 posts) -

I don't think Sony games are anything special. You can replace most their exclusives by games that were already there. Uncharted is cool. LBP is a big failure in terms of design. (Bad interfaces and the mechanics are so bad that whatever people create doesn't feel fun at all, just amazing that they were able to create something.)
Microsoft hardly matters when it comes to exclusives. I don't even think they know that word anymore.
Nintendo provides games that nobody else can make. So for any gamer it's easy pickings.

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#39 Posted by DISSESHOWEDO (1775 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

WoW, that's a lot of games that i'm not interested in ! So, I say Sony ! Their games just appeal more to me. And just because you said in another post that who ever chooses Sony is a retard i would add who ever picks Nintendo is a 12 year old imbecel !

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#40 Posted by DISSESHOWEDO (1775 posts) -

I don't think Sony games are anything special. You can replace most their exclusives by games that were already there. Uncharted is cool. LBP is a big failure in terms of design. (Bad interfaces and the mechanics are so bad that whatever people create doesn't feel fun at all, just amazing that they were able to create something.)
Microsoft hardly matters when it comes to exclusives. I don't even think they know that word anymore.
Nintendo provides games that nobody else can make. So for any gamer it's easy pickings.

KungfuKitten

So much butthurt, millions of people say you are wrong! Go save your princess all over again !

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#41 Posted by USS_Data (543 posts) -

[QUOTE="k2theswiss"]microsoftTrueAmerican007
Why the fvck isnt MS on the poll.

Because MS doesn''t have any 1st party worth mentioning. That's why.

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#42 Posted by BlbecekBobecek (2932 posts) -

microsoftk2theswiss

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#43 Posted by BlbecekBobecek (2932 posts) -

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.

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#44 Posted by Newhopes (4756 posts) -

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.

BlbecekBobecek

Naughty Dog is owned by Sony....

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#45 Posted by GamerwillzPS (8531 posts) -

Sony.

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#46 Posted by Maroxad (14692 posts) -

Some of Nintendo's first party games actually appeal to me.

Outside of Planetside 2, can't say the same thing for Sony. That said, they do make quality games, just not ones that appeal to me. Both Uncharted and InFamous have left me with a terrible taste in my mouth whose foul taste remains today.

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#47 Posted by Newhopes (4756 posts) -

Personally for me Nintendo frist party are better, even though I own 100+ PS3 games but I can't even remember the last frist party Sony game I bought probably Killzone 2 or Uncharted 2 back in 2009 but even those I didn't particular like.

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#48 Posted by rjdofu (9171 posts) -

Personally I prefer Sony's.

And btw, i think you meant which one HAS better 1st party developer, 'cus Sony didn't develop most of those exclusives, it's their 1st party developers.

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#49 Posted by ebrezzy1 (1427 posts) -

I choose Microsoft

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#50 Posted by metal_zombie (2288 posts) -
It's a close call but nintendo is better