Title: Article bashes 3DS XL for not being a Wii U contro
EggBeatr8 - June 24, 2012 04:58 PM (GMT)
What the f*ck is this bullsh*t.
He goes on to praise Sony and Microsoft for connecting tablets to the TV, which you'll have to be blind to see adds NOTHING to video games other than people plastering "penis" on every screen. His douhebag photo alone makes me want to print it out and throw darts at it.
His points to why the 3DS XL will "fail" are terrible. DSi XL sold well even when the 3DS was picking up steam, so this guy is just bad.
It's a sad time in gaming when we wish for systems to fail just because one console's graphics is prettier than the others.
MasterofMonster - June 24, 2012 05:01 PM (GMT)
Don't worry, I'm sure he's joking- oh, he's not?
*searches for I Don't Want to Live On This Planet Anymore Pic*
toadster101 - June 24, 2012 05:09 PM (GMT)
Exited out as soon as I saw who wrote the article. The author apparently doesn't know the difference between a redesign and a new console/handheld.
DG - June 24, 2012 05:14 PM (GMT)
Without reading the article, I do see a valid point. Nintendo is introducing a touch screen controller and a touch screen handheld, Sony is introducing a touch screen handheld that can be a controller.
EggBeatr8 - June 24, 2012 05:25 PM (GMT)
But the Vita is failing, not the 3DS. It's Sony that's in the red. Nintendo already has it's 3DS audience growing, but the Vita is slowly fading away while the PSP continues to outsell it. And the PSP lost a lot of popularity too through the years.
The Wii U already has a controller, why complain that an entirely separate handheld can't be used as a controller too? I could see something like Four Swords making use of connectivity, but the 3DS should be treated as a completely different console. And who says it CAN'T be used as a Wii U controller? Nintendo hasn't shown that much past the launch titles for us to even judge.
johnny139 - June 24, 2012 05:28 PM (GMT)
But it's not a cohesive audience. People who buy a 3DS have no incentive to buy a Wii U - they don't complement each other. I mean, I plan to buy a 3DS but have no plans to buy a Wii U. I can (and will) get one or the other.
But I don't think it's an issue as the two seem to be closing in on each other with the new Nintendo Network thing and SSB4 and all.
EggBeatr8 - June 24, 2012 05:36 PM (GMT)
Right, they're not at all ready for such connectivity. I think Nintendo is waiting to see how Sony fairs with the Vita/PS3 connectivity before they start launching games with similar features. I can already see some games making use of it (Animal Crossing, Pokemon, Smash Bros.) but with other games I wouldn't be so sure.
pikaby - June 25, 2012 01:42 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (DG @ Jun 24 2012, 05:14 PM)|
| Without reading the article, I do see a valid point. Nintendo is introducing a touch screen controller and a touch screen handheld, Sony is introducing a touch screen handheld that can be a controller. |
Johnny pretty much covered what I want to say already, you can either get the touch-screen controller or the touch-screen handheld, but with Sony's setup buying both is compulsory for the link to work.
And I find myself facepalming at people who bash companies marketing decisions for the sake of bashing them. I find nothing wrong with Nintendo's setup at all.
johnny139 - June 25, 2012 02:11 AM (GMT)
But having to buy both is good. It provides more revenue for the company and encourages brand-loyal customers.
chimecho24 - June 25, 2012 04:50 AM (GMT)
This is a little over my head.
toadster101 - June 25, 2012 05:29 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (johnny139 @ Jun 25 2012, 02:11 AM)|
| But having to buy both is good. It provides more revenue for the company and encourages brand-loyal customers. |
The average consumer is only interested in one or the other, much like you. The Vita's biggest problem is that its library consists of sub par PS3 ports that are available elsewhere.
johnny139 - June 25, 2012 06:03 AM (GMT)
Oh, of course - the problem with the Vita is that it's closer to a PS3 add-on than a standalone console. I think Microsoft may have the best plan with their own tablet and their own system working in tandem - you want a tablet, you want a console, why not have them work together?
Sol Diviner - June 25, 2012 07:08 AM (GMT)
I'd like to point out that Nintendo did mention they were working on a way for the 3DS to be able to be used as a controller for some Wii U games. How they execute this, however remains to be seen.
pikaby - June 25, 2012 01:46 PM (GMT)
Even if they do make it work, they will still be looked down upon just for being Nintendo. They will always be inferior to their competitors because of their image and the games they make. Everyone picks on them for the silliest reasons just because of their biased preference.
That's why this post was made.
MasterofMonster - June 25, 2012 02:20 PM (GMT)
When exactly did that start, though, Pikaby? Nowdays, no matter what they do, people pick on Nintendo. And they lie about Nintendo, or just don't care to look up if what they say is true.
When did people start doing it?
pikaby - June 25, 2012 02:26 PM (GMT)
MasterofMonster - June 25, 2012 02:34 PM (GMT)
Oooh. Somehow, that all makes sense.
.... are people really that stupid, though?!
DG - June 25, 2012 05:02 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Sol Diviner @ Jun 24 2012, 11:08 PM)|
| I'd like to point out that Nintendo did mention they were working on a way for the 3DS to be able to be used as a controller for some Wii U games. How they execute this, however remains to be seen. |
Having some games use the Wii U controller and some games use the 3DS is the least elegant possible direction to go in.
EggBeatr8 - June 25, 2012 10:33 PM (GMT)
Who cares what the haters think: Nintendo has enough money to save their asses for 70 years. If a console had doomed Nintendo it would've been the Virtual Boy, and that didn't slow them down.
johnny139 - June 25, 2012 11:00 PM (GMT)
I don't see Nintendo failing but I do expect to see them slip into a Gamecube/N64-level putter.
pikaby - June 26, 2012 02:14 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (johnny139 @ Jun 25 2012, 11:00 PM)|
| I don't see Nintendo failing but I do expect to see them slip into a Gamecube/N64-level putter. |
Ironically enough they make the best games when they're in the putter than when they're out of it.
Not to say that Wii didn't have its fair share of excellent 1st party games but still.
chimecho24 - June 26, 2012 03:12 AM (GMT)
That reminds me, I do not have that many wii games...
anongos - June 26, 2012 11:15 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (chimecho24 @ Jun 25 2012, 08:12 PM)|
| That reminds me, I do not have that many wii games... |
Neither do I.
DG - June 27, 2012 12:03 AM (GMT)
pikaby - June 28, 2012 03:35 PM (GMT)
I'm lazy to count my own collection :P
johnny139 - July 1, 2012 06:36 PM (GMT)
I'd say my Wii-Gamecube collections are about even. Maybe 60/40 in favor of Gamecube.
toadfan64 - July 1, 2012 08:17 PM (GMT)
I'd say for the current gen my collection is like