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The real reason why 3rd party games do not sell well on Nintendo hardware

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This is a no apologizes thread on why most 3rd party games do not sell well on nintendo platforms from a true gamer.

To put it simply most 3rd party games are just plain terribly made or just cash grabs from publishers. I will use Call of Duty as an example, why the hell would any real gamer buy the same game every year it just makes no sense, COD is total cash grab from activision ever since after MW. Most true gamers realize this,unfortunately not enough, and stay away from the franchise, I myself was a huge COD fan up until MW 2 then I realized "Ok this franchise has reached it limits for me".

But what does that have to do with nintendo gamers?

For the uninformed let me enlighten you, it is a well established fact that nintendo games are some of the highest rated and acclaimed games in the industry and they are some of the highest selling also. If you cannot figure it out by now the correlation between high rated and high selling isn't a mere coincidence. Unlike what you may have been led to believe from the internet most  true gamers in the real world seek out the best games for their money so naturally they seek nintendo games, and if you are accustomed to playing games made by nintendo you won't spend your money on Cash-ins or Terrible games its as simple as that.

But what about ps360 owners who buy alot of these games?

Simple they do not have or play  nintendo games so they don't know any better.

But what about the wiiU its selling terrible even nintendo big franchise like NSMBU cannot keep the sales momentum?

As I already said unlike what the internet may make you believe  most true gamers do not buy cash-ins and yes NSMBU is a cash-in by nintendo



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So basically you're saying that because the 1st party offerings of PS and Xbox are so close in quality to 3rd party offerings, 3rd parties are more inclined to get attention on those consoles.

On the other hand, cause Nintendo provides the highest quality in 1st party gaming, 3rd parties don't get much attention because their games look bad in comparison.

Seems legit.

Yeah no. Not exactly.



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Otakumegane said:
So basically you're saying that because the 1st party offerings of PS and Xbox are so close in quality to 3rd party offerings, 3rd parties are more inclined to get attention on those consoles.

On the other hand, cause Nintendo provides the highest quality in 1st party gaming, 3rd parties don't get much attention because their games look bad in comparison.

Seems legit.

Yeah no. Not exactly.


Believe or not thats exactly it.



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1: Nintendo games are always the best sellers on Nintendo consoles, though there are some exceptions.

2: Ever since the N64 days 3rd parties have halfheartedly supported Nintendo consoles, and many of the biggest 3rd party titles have been left off Nintendo consoles altogether during this time like MGS and GTA for example. And yes, I know MGS appeared on the GC as a port/remake of the first MGS, and GTA appeared on DS in Chinatown wars... not the same thing as having a flagship game in the series launch on a Nintendo console.

3: Nintendo themselves. Unlike Sony or M$ who have no problem sharing the spotlight with major 3rd parties and their software, Nintendo does not actively push or advertise major 3rd party games on their consoles. Sure, occasionally they'll throw gamers a bone like "rescuing" Bayonetta 2 from certain doom, and actually signing a deal for some exclusive 3rd party games like they did with Capcom during the GC era (most of which were promptly ported to PS2).

4: Nintendo's audience. This also ties in with #2, because while SEGA, Sony and M$ have all gone for older gamers, Nintendo has always targeted younger gamers and families. Not a bad thing back in the NES/SNES days, but a terrible business decision in today's market with the majority of gamers in their 20s and 30s and who constantly crave cutting edge technology and new and challenging gameplay experiences rather than the same-old that Nintendo continues to offer on their consoles.

So basically there's only one reason that 3rd party games don't sell well on Nintendo hardware... and that reason is Nintendo.



On 2/24/13, MB1025 said:
You know I was always wondering why no one ever used the dollar sign for $ony, but then I realized they have no money so it would be pointless.

I believe the userbase that have a Nintendo console tends to buy few games (child, adults, moms, whatever). Because of that, most of the games the userbase buys are mostly Nintendo offerings, so third parties have less room to succed than on other consoles.



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I have a feeling the next COD will do quite well on WiiU.



No... the quality of Nintendo 1st party is subjective, so your argument falls flat.
The truth is that the established 3rd party fanbase is nowhere to be found on Nintendo consoles. Since the SNES they never had a stable 3rd party relationship, and that is the bigger truth. The quality of AAA 3rd party games is more than enough to rival and even surpass Nintendo. I think myself and the majority of gamers agree on this one



Add numbered sequels to list that never appeared on a Nintendo system before, won't be buying any of them.



 

How did Mario Party 8 sell nearly 8m copies then?



Nintendo games being the best are just your own opinion. Their relationship with 3rd parties is just bad, simple as that. Nintendo consoles are usually secondary to some other console pc/ps/xbox, so third parties do better on those systems.Nintendo is in their own little bubble. They don't particular go the same route as sony/microsoft so there hardware is behind/diff, making the Nintendo get there own versions or just quick cash ins that are usually inferior.