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Nintendo milks the character Mario but that's about it. They don't milk their franchises but it might seem like it if you just look at the amount of games and ignore that they are spread across several platforms.

Nintendo is in a difficult situation when it comes to their old franchises. The fans expect new entries in their favourite series. I guess Nintendo could stop producing Zelda games but they would get slaughtered for it and whoever made the decision would have to flee to another planet. If they stopped using Mario investors would flee and the company would crash.
It's the Nintendo curse.

It's not like Nintendo never makes new IP's though, but if you want more of them then you'll have to support them. We vote with our money after all.



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Nem said:
said:
Microsoft is even worse with 360:
  1. Gears of War - 4 (with Judgement upcoming)
  2. Halo - 4
  3. Forza - 4
  4. Project Gotham Racing - 3
  5. Fable - 3
  6. Dance Central - 3

 


Maybe someone else already pointed out, but yes Microsoft is the worse of the 3, as they limit the number of franchises they have. Also, im pretty sure there was an Xbox live Fable game in 2D. So you can rise that to 4 if you want.

I do agree though, Nintendo is highly criticised by something that the others seems to do worse. In the case Microsoft is clearly worse. Sony has a habit of creating new franchises every gen since most of them end up failing and they try something new, but i would say that they are the most of the safe side. It all depends on what they reveal for the PS4. If the uncharted series continues or gets axed like Jak series did and if the other series carry on. I guess they milk God of war already though. 2 per system.

it's not cause they fail.  Jak, Ratchet, and Sly were all successful yet they moved on to new things




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"The number of games isn't even the problem either, most of the IPs you listed on the Wii are at least a decade old, whereas the ones in the Sony and Microsoft section are fresh IPs."

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Daigassō! Band Brothers DX,Nintendogs,Another code,Brain Training, Big Brain academy, Elite Beat Agents,Hotel Dusk,Rhythm Heaven(Oversea), Tomodachi Collcetion(Japan only),The Legendary Starfy(Oversea).

List of some new Nintendo series on Wii :
Wii Series(Wii Sports, Wii Play, Wii fit, Wii Sports Resort, Wii fit Plus, Wii Party), Captain Rainbow, Another Code (First home console opus),Rhythm Heaven(First home console opus), Big Brain academy(First home console opus)"



Nem said:
said:
Microsoft is even worse with 360:
  1. Gears of War - 4 (with Judgement upcoming)
  2. Halo - 4
  3. Forza - 4
  4. Project Gotham Racing - 3
  5. Fable - 3
  6. Dance Central - 3

 


Maybe someone else already pointed out, but yes Microsoft is the worse of the 3, as they limit the number of franchises they have. Also, im pretty sure there was an Xbox live Fable game in 2D. So you can rise that to 4 if you want.

I do agree though, Nintendo is highly criticised by something that the others seems to do worse. In the case Microsoft is clearly worse. Sony has a habit of creating new franchises every gen since most of them end up failing and they try something new, but i would say that they are the most of the safe side. It all depends on what they reveal for the PS4. If the uncharted series continues or gets axed like Jak series did and if the other series carry on. I guess they milk God of war already though. 2 per system.

i thought he already did that because fable 1 was for the original xbox so 3 fable games has to mean he included the pub game. i just wonder which third pgr game he is talking about because i know only 2 for 360 but would love to have a third one.

but if we start to count the fable pub game we should also start to count every game with mario as mario game, i don't think his list would look so good for nintendo and the milking argument then.

and as big halo fan i have to say please milk more but i would like to see some other genres in the halo universe..



Nintendo-Europe said:

"Mario games (platformer): 7"

On Nintendo DS : Super Mario 64 DS (HISTORIC PORT!), New Super Mario Bros
On Wii : Super Mario Galaxy, New Super Mario Bros Wii, Super Mario Galaxy 2

Which are the 2 missing main Mario games ?

Super mario allstars and super paper mario on wii.



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badgenome said:
runqvist said:

I think I have played that game with the dog with the hat. Does anyone know what game that is from? :D

PaRappa the Rapper.


Greatest game ever.  Seriously, it just edge's out Um Jammer Lammy.  This brings up another good point, PSABR shows you just how badly Sony milks its IPs in one Gen and then dumps them.  There are plenty of PS1 and 2 characters, Sony owned, that didn't make it, and look at how few people know or care about the characters from older games.

I kind of wish Sony would "milk" some of their older IPs.



badgenome said:
runqvist said:

I think I have played that game with the dog with the hat. Does anyone know what game that is from? :D

PaRappa the Rapper.

Yes, that was it! Thanks. :)



Super mario allstars is a port of an SNES remake of the Super Mario Bros games on NES. As for Super Paper Mario, can it be really considerate as a platformer game ?



brendude13 said:
Those stats are heavily skewed.

You can't just stick Mario in a cart and claim it to be a different franchise. Also, you're missing quite a few games from the Nintendo list, I'm not a huge Nintendo gamer and even I can see some obvious emissions like Mario Party and Paper Mario. Factor in handhelds and that list is going to look VERY different.

The number of games isn't even the problem either, most of the IPs you listed on the Wii are at least a decade old, whereas the ones in the Sony and Microsoft section are fresh IPs.


Mario Kart IS a differnet franchise, it's a completly different game.   It is, how ever, the same IP.  



Nintendo-Europe said:

Super mario allstars is a port of an SNES remake of the Super Mario Bros games on NES. As for Super Paper Mario, can it be really considerate as a platformer game ?

That is what it says at vgchartz. A platformer, I don't know anything about the game.