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Today's Apple iPhone event is important for gaming, and more bad news for Nintendo

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Conegamer said:
What a nonsensical article. And, it's from Polygon. Quite the surprise huh?

Exactly what I was thinking...

Same stuff as always.



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There`s one very important detail in the article that now might not seem much, but in 5/10 years it`s really going to hurt Nintendo, Sony and MS: kids today are starting gaming on a device that is completely different than consoles. And not just that, there`s no Mario, Master Chief or Drake in this new world of gaming.
They are going to get used to getting some games for free and others for a cheap price.
They will know no brand loyalty, no franchise loyalty, only the likes of Apple will ring a bell to them.

These days, tablets and smartphones can`t even begin to handle console games. They don`t even have enough storage space to download them to the device. And even the biggest SD card won`t be able to fit more than a few of them.
In some years, as technology progresses, these hurdles will go away and better games will eventually be a common thing. 3rd parties will start bringing their CoDs, GTAs, Destinys to these devices and with the market being so big they might even charge less per game to break in to the mobile market, faster.

MS and Sony have smart devices, they can easily adapt to this change.
Nintendo doesn`t have smart devices, and as far as we know, there are no plans to start developing a new business internally.

Before it`s too late, Nintendo needs to find a way to attract it`s main market: kids and families.
And to me there`s only one solution.

Iwata already expressed the desire to have more form factors for HW, but if they tried that now, SW would be even more scarce than it is already.
The only option is to "become" a PC like developer: build games that can play in more than one device, be it a dedicated handheld or a home console.
Just think about how many games Nintendo can develop every single year... shortages would be a thing of the past.

If they do this, they can save enough staff to develop a new strategy: mobile devices.
With the freed staff, they can make games for the mobile, with the assets that they already have, and then port them, with the necessary changes, to the HH or HC.
They can also bring their catalogue to this new device aswell and bring kids to their side, while maintaining complete control of their HW and SW.



NintendoPie said:
Euphoria14 said:

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Now, if you would so kindly show me how you are the one single handedly saving it. That or think before you speak next time.

Did you take that picture just for me? That's cute.

I would recommend that to you as well considering that was completely sarcasm.


Hard to tell on these forums with all the ridiculous elitism and mobile gaming hate.

It would also be impossible to tell sarcasm from non-sarcasm in your post. If it was indeed meant to come off as sarcasm then it was poorly done. This is why most people end with a or /s. So to prevent misunderstanding like this next time I suggest making it somewhat obvious. Just a suggestion.



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Euphoria14 said:


Hard to tell on these forums with all the ridiculous elitism and mobile gaming hate.

It would also be impossible to tell sarcasm from non-sarcasm in your post. If it was indeed meant to come off as sarcasm then it was poorly done. This is why most people end with a or /s. So to prevent misunderstanding like this next time I suggest making it somewhat obvious. Just a suggestion.

Using emoticons brings me back to my early days on the Chartz. I'd rather not that happen.

I most definitely wasn't serious, though. In the other thread about the iPhone 6 I was defending it and even said I would get it. I currently have an iPhone 5 now. (I edited my post before this to reflect that it might be hard to sense sarcasm, seems I was too slow.)



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NintendoPie said:
Euphoria14 said:


Hard to tell on these forums with all the ridiculous elitism and mobile gaming hate.

It would also be impossible to tell sarcasm from non-sarcasm in your post. If it was indeed meant to come off as sarcasm then it was poorly done. This is why most people end with a or /s. So to prevent misunderstanding like this next time I suggest making it somewhat obvious. Just a suggestion.

Using emoticons brings me back to my early days on the Chartz. I'd rather not that happen.

I most definitely wasn't serious, though. In the other thread about the iPhone 6 I was defending it and even said I would get it. I currently have an iPhone 5 now. (I edited my post before this to reflect that it might be hard to sense sarcasm, seems I was too slow.)

Then use /s. If not then misunderstandings will continue.

Glad to know your post wasn't serious though. This place is very unwelcoming for anyone who actually enjoys gaming on a smartphone. To be completely honest, in regards to trying to discuss or report mobile gaming news, this place is a cesspool.

It is why I frequent VGC less than I did before and now spend a ton of time on GAF.



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OH BOY IMA GONNA SPEND 600$ ON A PHONE WITH A CRAP BATTERY SO I CAN PLAY SOME SH!T MOBILE GAME I PAYED 0.99$ FOR
Srsly though, the gaming I EVER do on my phone is with emulators of console I don't have
Oh well another Nintendo doooom article its the internet you can't stop em :/



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Euphoria14 said:


Other genres may be born too.

 

I love JRPG too and they work so unbelievably well on smartphones, so I am happy about that.

Other than that I agree with much of what you said.

I won't lie; I'm hoping that this can happen, and I really hope we end up with something truly amazing, but I wonder if anyone can actually visualise this right now. Everything is so derivative that we might just end up with microgenres (more on this fracturing of genres from a music perspective).


I must admit I have yet to try a mobile JRPG, because I am still waiting for a definitive version of ActRaiser or a localised Bahamut Lagoon to happen. I'm so patrician, it HURTS.



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Pfffft.

I've said this many times.

Mobile phone gaming is like fast food.

Cheap, enjoyable in small doses, shit.

Why eat a happy meal when I could dine on s steak?



 

 

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Pfffft.

I've said this many times.

Mobile phone gaming is like fast food.

Cheap, enjoyable in small doses, shit.

Why eat a happy meal when I could dine on s steak?

Because analogies are the happy meals of logic.



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I always love articles about how many "Phones" are sold each quarter and compared to gaming consoles.

Like those 35 million iphones sold in one quarter are ALL NEW consumers and not for the most part people who are just upgrading from a prior Iphone.