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Nintendo, just like Sony and Microsoft are companies that only care about one thing, making money. Its as simple as that.

This time around, Nintendo can afford to not care much, because the switch is very successful, Microsoft on the other hand, needs stuff like gamepass and backwards compatibility to regain lost market share, Sony doesn't need to do anything really.

Everyone talks Nintendo, but you cant even play ps1 or ps2 or ps3 games on ps4 or ps5, streaming doesn't count due to poor performance and the need for a fast internet.

Even the xbox plays enhanced ps1 games.



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victor83fernandes said:

Nintendo, just like Sony and Microsoft are companies that only care about one thing, making money. Its as simple as that.

This time around, Nintendo can afford to not care much, because the switch is very successful, Microsoft on the other hand, needs stuff like gamepass and backwards compatibility to regain lost market share, Sony doesn't need to do anything really.

Everyone talks Nintendo, but you cant even play ps1 or ps2 or ps3 games on ps4 or ps5, streaming doesn't count due to poor performance and the need for a fast internet.

Even the xbox plays enhanced ps1 games.

BC was always a thing with Xbox, the handfull xbox games that you could buy digitally were available to play on your 360 with your account and the bc 360 program was in the works while the 360 was doing great.  The Wii was praised for its VC so critizising the Switch for not having it is fair. I really don't understand how people can call 'the ability to play games you bought before on your new console' a weakness. It should be mandatory by now.






padib said:

Your OP is out of touch.

If the guy is pirating Switch games, and making money out of it oO, then you have nothing to stand on

*aims 30 mm gun turret in padib's face* It seems you didn't read my OP thoroughly enough.

I didn't say I was OK with this guy profiting from pirated games, I was saying that it's stupid how Nintendo doesn't give us a legal alternative to ROM sites. So next time, take my advice, AND READ THE FUCKING OP ALL THE WAY.

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CaptainExplosion said:
padib said:

Your OP is out of touch.

If the guy is pirating Switch games, and making money out of it oO, then you have nothing to stand on

*aims 30 mm gun turret in padib's face* It seems you didn't read my OP thoroughly enough.

I didn't say I was OK with this guy profiting from pirated games, I was saying that it's stupid how Nintendo doesn't give us a legal alternative to ROM sites. So next time, take my advice, AND READ THE FUCKING OP ALL THE WAY.

Guy craps his diapers for Donkey Shlong and a pirate site that rips off Nintendo, then pretends like Nintendo is to blame, uses a bad example blames others.

/t

User was banned for this post. ~ Pemalite.

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NightDragon83 said:

Unfortunately Nintendo still has that 80s & 90s Disney mentality where they think keeping some of their most beloved classics locked in the "vault" save for a few limited time releases here and there like the NES / SNES Classic consoles for example is still the way to go.

With the ever increasing popularity of streaming services where people gladly pay a recurring monthly fee to access some of their favorite entertainment both past and present, you'd think Nintendo would be all over it and create something like a "Nin-flix" digital subscription service where you have exclusive access to a vast library of their classics spanning several console eras like the NES, SNES, N64, GB, GBA etc. I know there's obviously licensing issues with 3rd party IPs and several of those classics are only currently available in collection packs i.e Castlevania, Mega Man, Contra etc, but at least those 3rd parties are making their titles available through a wide variety of online services.

It's like Nintendo loves tormenting its own fanbase by holding back classic titles like Earthbound on their own online service while essentially forcing customers to pay for it if they want to enjoy features like online multiplayer. I'd rather pay $50 or $60 a year if I know I'm getting access a chunk of the classic 8-64 bit library rather than $20 for a sub-par online service.

^This. I'm sick of Nintendo's Disney vault bullshit. Sure that guy was profiting off his piracy, but Nintendo's also in the wrong because they're not even trying to give adequate legal alternatives to ROM sites. Even Konami is doing what Nintendo won't do, and they're still in the public's cross-hairs for reducing many of their own IPs to pachinko machines and fucking over Hideo Kojima.

Sure, Nintendo did a compilation cartridge for Switch, but once again they went the Disney route and made it a limited release. -_-



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I wish Nintendo had better policies on allowing people to keep the games they've already bought. My 3DS recently suffered severe damage and won't turn on, and even though I'll be using the exact same account as before I've lost all of my digital purchases because since the old system won't turn on there's no way to transfer any of my purchases or save data. Even spot-pass is back to square 1 and there's no one to pass with to get diorama pieces anymore.



h2ohno said:

I wish Nintendo had better policies on allowing people to keep the games they've already bought. My 3DS recently suffered severe damage and won't turn on, and even though I'll be using the exact same account as before I've lost all of my digital purchases because since the old system won't turn on there's no way to transfer any of my purchases or save data. Even spot-pass is back to square 1 and there's no one to pass with to get diorama pieces anymore.

This is why sometimes I don't think Nintendo cares about it's fans. That, and the pile of DMCA take downs that practically reach Mt. Everest.



CaptainExplosion said:
NightDragon83 said:

Unfortunately Nintendo still has that 80s & 90s Disney mentality where they think keeping some of their most beloved classics locked in the "vault" save for a few limited time releases here and there like the NES / SNES Classic consoles for example is still the way to go.

With the ever increasing popularity of streaming services where people gladly pay a recurring monthly fee to access some of their favorite entertainment both past and present, you'd think Nintendo would be all over it and create something like a "Nin-flix" digital subscription service where you have exclusive access to a vast library of their classics spanning several console eras like the NES, SNES, N64, GB, GBA etc. I know there's obviously licensing issues with 3rd party IPs and several of those classics are only currently available in collection packs i.e Castlevania, Mega Man, Contra etc, but at least those 3rd parties are making their titles available through a wide variety of online services.

It's like Nintendo loves tormenting its own fanbase by holding back classic titles like Earthbound on their own online service while essentially forcing customers to pay for it if they want to enjoy features like online multiplayer. I'd rather pay $50 or $60 a year if I know I'm getting access a chunk of the classic 8-64 bit library rather than $20 for a sub-par online service.

^This. I'm sick of Nintendo's Disney vault bullshit. Sure that guy was profiting off his piracy, but Nintendo's also in the wrong because they're not even trying to give adequate legal alternatives to ROM sites. Even Konami is doing what Nintendo won't do, and they're still in the public's cross-hairs for reducing many of their own IPs to pachinko machines and fucking over Hideo Kojima.

Sure, Nintendo did a compilation cartridge for Switch, but once again they went the Disney route and made it a limited release. -_-

Nintendo legally owns their IP.  They don't owe you anything.  What Nintendo owes is shareholders value in their brand.

Look I don't like some of their decisions either, but many here don't have the slightest clue of how business works.

Mario holds value as a brand, much more than something like Crash or Spyro.  And controlling releases is a huge reason for that.

I grew up when gaming was Nintendo, sega, atari, NEC and Neo Geo.  Every one of those companies are nothing, except Nintendo...  maybe, just maybe it is because Nintendo knows what they are doing.

Last edited by Chrkeller - on 18 August 2021

Chrkeller said:
CaptainExplosion said:

^This. I'm sick of Nintendo's Disney vault bullshit. Sure that guy was profiting off his piracy, but Nintendo's also in the wrong because they're not even trying to give adequate legal alternatives to ROM sites. Even Konami is doing what Nintendo won't do, and they're still in the public's cross-hairs for reducing many of their own IPs to pachinko machines and fucking over Hideo Kojima.

Sure, Nintendo did a compilation cartridge for Switch, but once again they went the Disney route and made it a limited release. -_-

Nintendo legally owns their IP.  They don't owe you anything.  What Nintendo owes is shareholders value in their brand.

Shareholders are just a bunch of prunes in suits who don't give a shit about gamers, and no, Nintendo doesn't know what they're doing. If they did know what they're doing then we'd have Virtual Console on Switch instead of a substandard subscription system with an increasingly lackluster catalogue. Seriously, Switch Online went from the Donkey Kong Country trilogy to Jelly Boy, and without Earthbound or Super Mario RPG, which is brings the conclusion that they're out of touch.



CaptainExplosion said:
Chrkeller said:

Nintendo legally owns their IP.  They don't owe you anything.  What Nintendo owes is shareholders value in their brand.

Shareholders are just a bunch of prunes in suits who don't give a shit about gamers, and no, Nintendo doesn't know what they're doing. If they did know what they're doing then we'd have Virtual Console on Switch instead of a substandard subscription system with an increasingly lackluster catalogue. Seriously, Switch Online went from the Donkey Kong Country trilogy to Jelly Boy, and without Earthbound or Super Mario RPG, which is brings the conclusion that they're out of touch.

It's funny how you think you know better how to do business than the most profitable gaming company ever at their financial all time highpoint. It's about money lol.