Should Nintendo develop for other platforms other than their own?:

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76 onyhow4th Dec 2012 02:56:05 AM , Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
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^ I can DEFINITELY understand how you feel (because I have that problem too) its just that, well, it's business...Ninty want to protect their image and console power (plus they can't afford their gaming division losing out, because they ONLY have that division, MS and Sony have other business to help out)

edited 4th Dec '12 2:57:28 AM by onyhow

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77 Marioguy1284th Dec 2012 02:58:24 AM from various galaxies
I find the bias towards Nintendo here greatly disturbing. It's like there's an unwritten rule here that Nintendo shouldn't do anything unconservative. Do you know what trade conservatism is like? Just look at the global market tariffs and cross country transport taxes and embargoes.

I'm pretty sure you would get the same reaction if you were talking about Sony or Microsoft instead.

edited 4th Dec '12 2:59:18 AM by Marioguy128

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78 Recon54th Dec 2012 03:02:58 AM from Southeast Asia
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What I think would happen if Nintendo develops games from its main I Ps for other platforms is that those installments would simply founder and die because their existing fans would snub them. This would in turn give those games a massive stink of a reputation to the point that new players would be dissuaded from getting them too.
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Cassie, it seems to be that, despite all your hostility, you are the one who has a bias towards Nintendo. Either that, or you seem to have a very strange idea of corporations.

Nintendo is not a charitable organization, but a money-making business. As any good (as in, competent in what they are doing, not as in morally/ethically sound) money-making business, they make decision based purely on whether it brings them profit, not whether it's a nice thing to do. As any console-manufacturing company, they want to sell consoles. For that, they have to have exclusives. If they were to make games for other consoles than their own, they devalue their own consoles and discourage potential buyers from getting them. Consequence: They don't do it and make all their games Nintendo-consoles only.

Sure, it would be nice to have Nintendo games on other consoles. If they were to make a game for PS3, I may get it (if the game itself interests me). But they will never do that, because they would hurt the sales of their own consoles. Yes, it would be nice not to have to buy another console just for their games, but that's exactly the reason why they won't do it.

Actually, you could easily answer the question "why won't they make games for other consoles" with "they are a corporation, interested in making money and not much else". There is nothing else to say, it should be self-evident, really.

No, I don't actually expect to convince him. Attempting to make any sense out of what he's babbling is hard enough.

edited 4th Dec '12 4:15:33 AM by Nyarly

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80 burnpsy4th Dec 2012 04:16:28 AM , Relationship Status: Abstaining
As a video gamer, I do not feel it fair to have any game being barred from reaching my hands just because I can't pay for the hardware.

So now, after claiming that people were making a strawman out of you by saying that your point boils down to not being able to afford the system, you fully admit that they had made the correct assumption.
81 Cassie4th Dec 2012 04:19:25 AM from Malaysia, but where?
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Stop with the backhanded insults, please. If this thread is just an exercise to attack me, I'm going to leave this thread now
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82 burnpsy4th Dec 2012 04:20:27 AM , Relationship Status: Abstaining
I'm just saying, if you're gonna make an argument about something, you could have been clear from the get-go and been consistent. Yet you've contradicted yourself twice.
83 Cassie4th Dec 2012 04:21:17 AM from Malaysia, but where?
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WHAT is so contradicting, about my posts?

(note: I'm sorry. This is the best thread for me to lose my temper in 5 seconds)

edited 4th Dec '12 4:24:03 AM by Cassie

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84 burnpsy4th Dec 2012 04:23:34 AM , Relationship Status: Abstaining
I don't think I could have been clearer in pointing the two contradictions out.

You complained about Nintendo not making their titles multi-platform, then state that you don't actually care.

You complained when people narrowed your argument down to the core point, that you can't afford the system, and then you admit they were right.
85 SpookyMask4th Dec 2012 04:26:13 AM from Corner in round room , Relationship Status: Non-Canon
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Anywaaaaaaaaaaaay, I also think that Nintendo shouldn't develop for other platforms.

Why? Brand value tongue Plus I have dislike for Sony and Microsoft as companies for unrational reasons caused by more idiotic gamers of "OMG graphics!" sort.
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86 Cassie4th Dec 2012 04:34:02 AM from Malaysia, but where?
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1) I was going to say that I don't care further if Nintendo continues to exclude their franchises from other consoles. It should be clear from the beginning that me wanting Nintendo games to BE on other systems is my primary reason for being in this thread. Do you believe there's someone who's never touched N64 before, let alone seen the games? That's me.

2) It's not about the price or the ability to afford for me. I already said that Nintendo's amount of platforms is a factor in this debacle, unless you don't find it valid to factor it in whatsoever. It's more about cannot able to get them. At least, over at where I am you can't get them unmodded. If I have to lay down Neptunia terms, I'm from a place where Arfoire reigns the strongest. But the crux of the problem is that everyone assumed that I automatically mean 'pricing' since I used to take similar stands. In THIS particular joint? It's not about the price. It's about the SPEED which Nintendo always take to toss out yet another new platform. The gall of it. You can see why I'm a long term PC and Sony gamer, because Sony existed first as a 3D gaming platform which was sold in Malaysia. Between PS 1 and PS2 there's already been several Gameboy incarnations. Who in the right mind would pay for those if not for fanboyism?

The problem swings right back: you couldn't get SNES here. Only SFC. NES and N64 also never existed here. Also no Gamecube and 3DS. You can imagine my sheer disgust on how often Nintendo can crank the hardware like a cancer of the world's semiconductor supplies

edited 4th Dec '12 4:35:54 AM by Cassie

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87 burnpsy4th Dec 2012 06:34:05 AM , Relationship Status: Abstaining
...Wait, you're saying that 1989 → 1998 → 2001 → 2004 → 2011note  and 1985 → 1991 → 1996 → 2001 → 2006 → 2012note  are too fast? Sorry to completely disagree with you, but those gaps seem completely reasonable (and, in a few cases, too long).

edited 4th Dec '12 6:35:52 AM by burnpsy

88 Swampertrox4th Dec 2012 06:41:07 AM from Sea Mauville , Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
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[up][up] You do realize the Wii has been out six years and the DS was out for seven when the 3DS was released, right? Nintendo doesn't release new systems very often; they release updated versions which play the exact same games as the previous versions. We just got Pokemon Black and White 2 for the DS family this year, and it runs on both the 3DS and every DS system including the original Phat. Nintendo doesn't release new consoles any more frequently than other console manufacturers.

edited 4th Dec '12 6:41:44 AM by Swampertrox

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89 EviIPaladin4th Dec 2012 06:41:20 AM from Burlington, ON , Relationship Status: Noddin' my head like yeah
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[up][up]I think Cassie means the Updated Re-release consoles, like 3DS -> 3DS XL and stuff like that.

Which doesn't make much more sense since the PS3 went through three different incarnations and, depending on whether Sony wants to stave off generation hopping, might go through more.

edited 4th Dec '12 6:41:38 AM by EviIPaladin

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90 Swampertrox4th Dec 2012 06:43:25 AM from Sea Mauville , Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
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[up] I think Cassie is just confused about what actually counts as a new console and is making the assumption that every updated rerelease has games that won't work on older consoles.
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The only updated system that has games that won't work on the previous one is the DSi. They're not very plentiful, although a fair amount of new games have features that need the camera, and they all work perfectly on 3DS anyway.

And to answer the original question, no of course not. That's like saying Uncharted should be on Nintendo's systems. It just doesn't make any business sense.

What I think people keep forgetting in here is that Nintendo is not the only company with exclusives. Their exclusives are just more visibly theirs. Hell, go watch Sony's "Michael" commercial. Most (though not all) of the characters in there are from Sony-exclusive games.
Thinking back on it . . . this is an irrelevant discussion anyway. I keep mistaking the Big Three (Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft) for the third party producers. Well, they're not. NONE of the big three are really multi-platform at all. They allow third party, multiplatform companies to produce games for them, but Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo don't actively produce any games at all for consoles that aren't their own. (Pcs are a different story.)

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93 onyhow4th Dec 2012 09:29:34 AM , Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
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What about PC- oh wait ^ nevermind...

I wonder how is PC different though...

edited 4th Dec '12 9:29:53 AM by onyhow

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It's...not, really. I don't know why people keep saying it is. The only company that has any reason to put their first-party titles on PC is Microsoft, and that's because they're primarily a computer company.
95 TracerBullet5th Dec 2012 01:06:29 PM from A Dark and Rainy Alley
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Regarding Cassie's Last Post

That perspective actually has a bit of a point... Sony actually *does* do multiplatform development to an extent. PC (Sony Online Entertainment is a thing) and home console (though the latter overshadows the former in non-developing markets).

Furthermore, there's actually a point regarding the longevity of platform support. Sony platforms have a couple of traits that make them especially advantageous to gamers from developing nations:
  • They are made, and supported for effectively forever from generational standards.
- Both the PS 1 and the PS2 had lifespans that lasted at least a decade, with continued software support throughout them. New PS2s finally stopped being made this year. The PSP doesn't seem too far off. 8 years old and still kicking in terms of software output (in Japan, anyways).
  • Games on Sony consoles, regardless of first or third party, tend to depreciate dramatically quicker than Nintendo first party games.
- It's a bit easier to justify getting a game when they are going for a song, regardless of context.
  • Sony consoles often have multiple justifications from a purchasing standpoint
- Sony as a hardware manufacturer has been pretty good at being able to sell their machines from more than solely the perspective of being a games machine. The PS 1 was serviceable as a CD player (the original models coming with VERY good sound chips for their time), PS2 is a DVD player, PSP is a decent (if not iPod-level convenient) MP3 and video player, and the PS3 does Blu-Ray.
  • The choice of format makes playing legitimate games via emulation on non-dedicated hardware more viable
- If you have a computer that can run a PS 1 or PS2 emulator, it is a perfectly viable (if clunky) solution to simply buy the games and load them through your computer's disc drive. The only Nintendo console ever where this is theoretically doable without special hardware is the Wii (though Gamecube is still doable if your drive can read MiniDVDs)

That's not to say that Nintendo as a gaming company is incapable of making good games, just that their priorities in terms of where they market and move hardware and software are less easily aligned with a consumer pool outside of developed nations. (Their habit of No Export for You doesn't really help matters for region-locked systems. And Nintendo's current business model of "using killer app software to move hardware designed for the express purpose of playing games sold above at a day-one profit" (which they've had to deviate from in more recent years thanks to the 3DS' rocky start as a platform) simply doesn't suit most developing markets well.

Could Nintendo develop for platforms other than their own? Sure, why not. Should they? While there's definitely some pros for them to consider the matter, doing so would majorly undermine their current business model. So from Nintendo's perspective, there's simply no incentive (for now) in disrupting a business model which has kept them in the black for most of the last quarter-century.

I understand that it's probably not what some of us would like to hear, but that's just how it is, and not really worth getting worked up about.

edited 5th Dec '12 1:07:06 PM by TracerBullet

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96 DevilTakeMe5th Dec 2012 02:14:34 PM from Wild Wasteland
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[up] AFAIK, the Playstation 2 hasn't been discontinued yet. The last (meaning latest) games for it were released just in October.
97 burnpsy5th Dec 2012 06:19:50 PM , Relationship Status: Abstaining
Just to lighten up the tension a bit, what nintendo franchies/games would fit on the other systems?
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99 Kostya5th Dec 2012 07:30:47 PM from Everywhere , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
[up]Probably some of the ones that aren't as strongly associated with Nintendo. Something like Endless Ocean or Brain Age could work.
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