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Who is the most money grubbing in the industry?

Nintendo 373 42.05%
 
Sony 122 13.75%
 
Microsoft 269 30.33%
 
Ouya Lives! 20 2.25%
 
See results. 103 11.61%
 
Total:887

One of these companies sold a gaming platform without a power cable. It's not even close.



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Naum said:

Wow...just wow... are you actually serious that NIntendo is the worst?

That's I'm out I cant this much stupidity on this site anymore.

Given that this forum is quite friendly (or even biased) toward Nintendo, it is interesting to see that poll shows that people feel it is them that are (at least currently) the worst out of big 3.



They're all as bad as each other.



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Nintendo, but they can all be bad for various things at various degrees.



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Microsoft easy. They continue shunning genre diversity, cancelling any IP that won't sell Halo or CoD numbers, won't take risks, and just keep pumping out the same 3 mainstream games every other month (Halo, Gears, Forza). Still trying to push digital only as well so they can take control of YOUR games ($250 collector editions with no physical game). 

 

Basically they are all about the guaranteed big money AAA mainstream audience and are too stuck up and high and mighty to get behind any game that heaven forbid might only sell 200,000 units.

 

Nintendo and Sony are guilty as well.  All three of them are in it for money, they are businesses. But two of those three will also proudly stand behind and promote niche games.  More so that the Japanese pour a lot of love and heart into their games and aren't just only playing the safe bet only and milking the shooter market.  The that's the big difference to me.  The Last Guardian and Xenoblade Chronicles type games.  They know they won't sell a tenth of what a Halo or Gears would, but they not only allow them but are patient when they take long or overrun their budgets and don't just cancel everything to make another Halo remaster ala Fable and Scalebound.

 

At the end of the day we are in this for games.  They've all done shady shit, but one more than the others is so painfully obviously milking the mainstream and only producing the most popular big money AAA and doesn't actually give a shit about games.



_Jameson said:
One of these companies sold a gaming platform without a power cable. It's not even close.

I don't know what/who you're talking about but I laughed xD



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Deus Ex (2000) - a game that pushes the boundaries of what the video game medium is capable of to a degree unmatched to this very day.

Amiibo, Pokemon Bank, inferior paid online, pricey hardware with much less kick, crazy prices on controllers and accessories since the dawn of time, full price for 2-3 year old games, forcing consumers to buy their own storage by providing only a tiny amount, claiming rights to revenue from Let's Play videos on youtube, selling a console without a charger/AC adapter, threatening retailers in the 80's and 90's that they won't provide them with any stock if they sell competing products, fake staggering game releases in different regions to force gamers to pay full price everywhere and administer regional price manipulation by undershipping software along with this (they were actually sentenced by the EU for this practice in the 90's), keeping region locks for the longest times to prevent gamers from saving a few bucks on importing games. Forcing handheld gamers to buy two copies of basically the same game if they want to "catch them all", Oh, and forcing developers to pay up front for cartridges and publishing rights on the NES and SNES and then possibly shutting them down by not providing the "seal of approval" or giving them poor reviews in their own magazine (which was by far the greatest source for game reviews at the time).

This isn't a tough choice for me.

Yes, the other two have long shit lists as well, and in various categories and market, but in the gaming circles, there can be only one.

Edit; look at Nintendo's practices in the 80's with pricing on software and hardware, it was a full blow mafia scheme and they all the major retailers in their pocket, it was extremely consumer hostile and produced some crazy, albeit highly unjust, profits for both retailers and Nintendo themselves. Seriously, look it up the next time someone describes Nintendo as the paragon of the gaming industry.



End of 2016 hardware sales:

Wii U: 15 million. PS4: 54 million. One: 30 million. 3DS: 64.8 million. PSVita: 15.2 million.

Mummelmann said:
Amiibo, Pokemon Bank, inferior paid online, pricey hardware with much less kick, crazy prices on controllers and accessories since the dawn of time, full price for 2-3 year old games, forcing consumers to buy their own storage by providing only a tiny amount, claiming rights to revenue from Let's Play videos on youtube, selling a console without a charger/AC adapter, threatening retailers in the 80's and 90's that they won't provide them with any stock if they sell competing products, fake staggering game releases in different regions to force gamers to pay full price everywhere and administer regional price manipulation by undershipping software along with this (they were actually sentenced by the EU for this practice in the 90's), keeping region locks for the longest times to prevent gamers from saving a few bucks on importing games. Forcing handheld gamers to buy two copies of basically the same game if they want to "catch them all", Oh, and forcing developers to pay up front for cartridges and publishing rights on the NES and SNES and then possibly shutting them down by not providing the "seal of approval" or giving them poor reviews in their own magazine (which was by far the greatest source for game reviews at the time).

This isn't a tough choice for me.

Yes, the other two have long shit lists as well, and in various categories and market, but in the gaming circles, there can be only one.

You knocked it out of the park with this post.



m0ney said:
_Jameson said:
One of these companies sold a gaming platform without a power cable. It's not even close.

I don't know what/who you're talking about but I laughed xD

Nintendo sold the 3DS without a charger.