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I have been seeing a lot of wishful thinking about Nintendo's next hardware being third party friendly as some like to call it.

 

 

STOP DOING THIS TO YOURSELVES. They will never be that because their business model doesn't include that.

 

Even when they had the most successful consoles, some of which had plenty of third party games, they were NOT "third party friendly". Examples in clude the NES, SNES and Wii. 

 

From what Nintendo has stated recently that is not going to change. Miyamoto recently revealed that Nintendo's internal studios, remember this, have begun design work on the next hardware. Not too suprising really. However, a lot of people are feeling that this will be "third party friendly" due to unconfirmed rumours. 

 

You know what is confirmed? That Nintendo will be consulting their own internal studios and not third party publishers. So stop doing this to yourselves. Just wait to see what it turns out to ve and judge accordingly.



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Personally, I wish Microsoft and Sony would stop kissing the asses of third party prima donnas like EA and Ubisoft as much as they do.



SanAndreasX said:
Personally, I wish Microsoft and Sony would stop kissing the asses of third party prima donnas like EA and Ubisoft as much as they do.

I think Sony is the one who has to put their foot down sooner as well since they need video games to be highly pprofitable. Alsthough their business model allows for great market penetration, its profitability will need to be boosted to help carry the load for the rest of the companies short comings



I never expected them to be. Nintendo consoles are for Nintendo games for me.



Multishanks said:

I have been seeing a lot of wishful thinking about Nintendo's next hardware being third party friendly as some like to call it.

 

 

STOP DOING THIS TO YOURSELVES. They will never be that because their business model doesn't include that.

 

Even when they had the most successful consoles, some of which had plenty of third party games, they were NOT "third party friendly". Examples in clude the NES, SNES and Wii. 

 

From what Nintendo has stated recently that is not going to change. Miyamoto recently revealed that Nintendo's internal studios, remember this, have begun design work on the next hardware. Not too suprising really. However, a lot of people are feeling that this will be "third party friendly" due to unconfirmed rumours. 

 

You know what is confirmed? That Nintendo will be consulting their own internal studios and not third party publishers. So stop doing this to yourselves. Just wait to see what it turns out to ve and judge accordingly.

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They don't need to have third party games, and they know it. They have limited success with their business model, and can be self sufficient enough without entering into a direct competition with other two console makers. Trying to court 3rd parties to gain a few percentage points of the market share would cost much more than the increase in profits.



Multishanks said:
SanAndreasX said:
Personally, I wish Microsoft and Sony would stop kissing the asses of third party prima donnas like EA and Ubisoft as much as they do.

I think Sony is the one who has to put their foot down sooner as well since they need video games to be highly pprofitable. Alsthough their business model allows for great market penetration, its profitability will need to be boosted to help carry the load for the rest of the companies short comings

The problem is, as long as one company is willing to suck up to them, the other one has to. If Sony puts its foot down, Microsoft will simply offer those two companies sweetheart deals and possibly get Madden and FIFA as exclusives. And vice versa if MS decides to play hardball with them. Both companies would have to be willing to tell EA and Ubisoft in unison, "Look, this is our policy, like it or not. If you don't like it, you're welcome to go PC-exclusive."



Though we all know the hardware is completely 3rd party friendly. Is it hard to develop for? No. Is it expensive to develop for? No. We all know what's REALLY going on: Nintendo just doesn't kiss 3rd parties' asses and thus they're bitter about it. Nintendo refuses to be intimidated by what can best be described as bullying or at the very least incessant whining. What 3rd parties want would be detrimental, to both Nintendo and consumers at large. And considering how 3rd parties are continuing to struggle with making any sort of profit, continually releasing games unfinished, repeatedly lay staff off, and are having difficulties keeping the market stable let alone expanding it while Nintendo has hardly had a dent made in their company then it's clear who's the smarter company. No need to try and pander to a bunch of incompetent twits



SanAndreasX said:
Multishanks said:
SanAndreasX said:
Personally, I wish Microsoft and Sony would stop kissing the asses of third party prima donnas like EA and Ubisoft as much as they do.

I think Sony is the one who has to put their foot down sooner as well since they need video games to be highly pprofitable. Alsthough their business model allows for great market penetration, its profitability will need to be boosted to help carry the load for the rest of the companies short comings

The problem is, as long as one company is willing to suck up to them, the other one has to. If Sony puts its foot down, Microsoft will simply offer those two companies sweetheart deals and possibly get Madden and FIFA as exclusives. And vice versa if MS decides to play hardball with them. Both companies would have to be willing to tell EA and Ubisoft in unison, "Look, this is our policy, like it or not. If you don't like it, you're welcome to go PC-exclusive."


That is a good point about one of them taking the oppurtunity to undercut the other. But as far as profitability goes, they may be both need result sooner rather than later. Bith have had rumblings of discontent from investors due to this portion of their business. 



You know why Nintendo consoles will never be Third Party-friendly?

Because Nintendo games are great. A bit too great, actually. Third parties don't want to have that kind of competition, because their games are not on that level of quality and polish.

Also, Nintendo games are a permanent competition because of their legs. They´re not like a Call of Duty or an Assassin's Creed, that sells a shitload when it's released and then it stops selling. They sell for years.