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Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime Not Very Impressed with the PS4's Launch Lineup

Posted by Sammy Barker

Meh

Reggie Fils-Aime’s body is not ready for the PlayStation 4. Chatting with IGN following the announcement of yesterday’s Wii U price cut, the outspoken Nintendo of America president described the impending console’s launch window offering as “meh”, despite it sharing a handful of titles with the House of Mario’s machine.

“It’s all about the games,” he told the site. “The competitive systems have announced their launch lineups. I’m allowed to say, ‘Meh’. I look at our lineup of titles and I feel good about our lineup. We’ve got Zelda. We’ve got Mario. We’ve got Donkey Kong. In addition to great titles like Pikmin 3 and Wonderful 101, I feel very good about our lineup, and I feel very good about the value proposition that we’re putting out there for the consumer.”

In a shot aimed mostly at Microsoft and its Xbox One, the executive added that it prefers to talk about experiences rather than technology. “We’ve got cloud technology that we’re delivering with the Wii U; Nintendo TVii is all cloud-based technology. But the difference is that we don’t talk about the technology. We talk about the experience.”

He concluded: “We make sure that the consumer has fun with the game experiences that we provide. And so I think that as you compare and contrast Nintendo with other players in the space, for us it’s about games, about the fun, about the entertainment value, and not about the technology.”

It’s not an unfair point, but we do think that Fils-Aime is selling Sony’s approach a little bit short. The platform holder may have talked about the PS4’s internals quite a lot, but it’s always backed that up with strong software announcements – be it from blockbuster developers or smaller indie outfits. We suppose that it would be odd for a competitor to outright acknowledge that, but perhaps it would be better to say nothing at all.

[via uk.ign.com, vg247.com]

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soundcircus

#1

soundcircus said:

First!

Reggie when I look at the Nintendo Wii U I go... 'Meh'

“It’s all about the games,” he told the site... It sure is Reggie. Which is why I'm skipping Nintendo this time round and going for the PS4.

MadchesterManc

#2

MadchesterManc said:

Aside from Zelda, which is a HD remaster, Id say the lineup for the WiiU is a bit 'meh' myself, Reggie. Still not enticeing me to pick up a WIIU :( Give me F-zero n StarFox n then we'll talk wonga Ninty. What did everyone make of the 2DS announcement? Personally Im a bit dissapointed. Ive been looking at picking up a 3DS next week but it seems pointless now. With a 2D version on the way I can only assume the 3D content will start to dry up. Without 3D it just seems like a DS to me, and I never got on with that handheld. The 3D is kinda a selling point for me. I guess we'll have to see what happens next. Im still gonna have my Vita afterall :)

rastamadeus

#3

rastamadeus said:

To be fair, he's right. Both consoles do look meh. There's nothing on either console that is actually interesting or exciting yet. It's the first next generation where I'm not bothered in the slightest. And I include the Wii U in that too.

@MadchesterManc Pick up a 3DS as soon as you can, best handheld I've ever had. Worth it just for Luigi's Mansion 2 and TheAtRyhthm.

Gemuarto

#4

Gemuarto said:

Reggi is in meh panic.

@rastamadeus I heard 3DS is hacked already. Maybe I'll buy one to play hacked games. Because I feel like some of them was stolen from PSV =))). Feel need to retaliate.

Don't know about you, but I am really interested in Drive Club.

mibtar

#5

mibtar said:

Zelda? Mario? Donkey Kong? Please Nintendo, stop it! I've played games since the first Mario Bros. and I'm just sick of those titles. It's 2013!

Epic

#6

Epic said:

Just because Nintendo is back on the game with all this recent announcements, he shouldn't be saying stuff like that because everyone will just say the same about Nintendo lineup.
Its now only matter of time before Microsoft or Playstation start salting the wounds on them somehow.

MadchesterManc

#7

MadchesterManc said:

@mibtar You've played it on the Atari 2600 too!? I though I was the only one

@rastamadeus Ill still be getting one. Shin Megami Tensei - Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers is due out in a couple of weeks afterall n there seems to be a few niche games n JRPG's that have piqued my interest when looking through its back catalogue lately. I just hope to still be having releases in 3D with the 2DS being announced. Not everyones cup of tea but I like 3D. Wouldn't mind a 3DSXL but oddly enough its more expensive than a Vita around here so Ill probably just get a standard 3DS lol

Beofre anyone asks, Im not replacing my Vita. They will both be side-by-side in my bag at all times :) For the first time ever Ive felt the need to buy more than one handheld. Probably due to most of my gameing being portable lately....

Paranoimia

#8

Paranoimia said:

That's fair enough, each to their own. I've never been particularly impressed by anything Nintendo have done, ever.

BornOfEvil

#9

BornOfEvil said:

"We’ve got Zelda. We’ve got Mario. We’ve got Donkey Kong."

Which is exactly why your lineup is as 'meh' as they come. You guys have been rehashing those same games since dinosaurs roamed the Earth and I think it's about time you tried something new. And no, I'm not saying they should abandon their old tactics, just that they should come up with some new IP and give Mario & Co. a break.

Even the 3DS has unimpressive software, with Pokémon Y being the only reason I might buy one.

artemisthemp

#10

artemisthemp said:

It's smart of Nintendo to drop Wii U by $50, but I really wonder how many will buy a Wii U for $300, when you for $100 can get a PS4

NathanUC

#11

NathanUC said:

I'm not super impressed with the launch titles either, but I'm at least EXTREMELY impressed with the hardware and can see the short an long term potential.

Really, it's the hardware that I'm looking for with a new console. Hardware will be static for years while software is dynamic.

divinelite

#12

divinelite said:

If Nintendo life writes this post I don't think will want to read there.
.

Mario, donkey, it's the true "meh" anyway. Zelda maybe the only better name from Nintendo

I buy Nintendo 3ds just because of the power of 3rd party by the way. Wii u should just drop without it

Snkfiend

#13

Snkfiend said:

Well I had the Wii U myself for like a month and I was very disappointed with the games I WANT NOT coming to the system as well Big N not listening to people for what they want (Region Free, Star Fox, F-Zero etc). I'm a gamer first so I give slack to all consoles and sadly I sold my Wii U out of spite for non support giving to other customers rather the ninny fanboys. And I preordered the PS4 which in his eyes is "meh" and will be enjoying "meh" games so is my "body" is ready "meh". I just playing games that I love and not trying to be some damn Third Wheel under the bus for fanboys.

Ginkgo

#16

Ginkgo said:

Zelda, Mario and Donkey Kong. Wow, now there's innovation for you. Yep lets just remaster and ship out exactly the same games they we have been for the last 20 years. That should do it! No wonder WiiU is dying. He's lost the plot.

Gamer83

#17

Gamer83 said:

Well both consoles are more intersting at launch than Wii U has been up to this point, but I would agree Sony gets a meh not just for launch but well beyond that compared to X1 and starting soon the U is going to have a vastly improved lineup. The indie games are nice but not what will win for Sony over the competition, especially when Nintendo has a nice indie lineup as well. It's time Sony steps up with the blockbusters or it can enjoy another gen of playing catch up.

belmont

#18

belmont said:

I don't know who this Reggie is (is he president or something, I remember him from past E3). But what is "meh" is really the Wii U line up. I got one for only 200 euros and I sort of regretted it since the only titles that seem interesting are X and Batonetta 2. I am tired of all this Zelda, Pokémon, Mario and Donkey Kong. Nintendo has resources and experience to create something new and good.

As for 3DS I am sort of mad. I spent 100 euros for Castlevania Mirror of Fate and Resident Evil Revelations and I played the inferior versions since they eventually got released on PS3. As far as SMT games are concerned I am not sure what will happen with European release dates and I am sort of thinking that we may get a better version on PS3 or Vita. There are a lot of good jrpg games on 3DS but we don't know any localization plans.

Sanquine

#19

Sanquine said:

@Gamer83 Keep dreaming. All i heard that the ps4 is destroying both those consoles in pre orders. The people have spoken with their wallet. The ps4 is outselling x1 in ' merica. Hahahahaha! Sony will drop some bombs and it will be sweet of you are proven wrong ^~^

Snkfiend

#21

Snkfiend said:

@Gamer83 Yes your opinion is exact but again stating X1 has a better lineup is kinda "meh" because mostly of their games are 3rd Party games so I don't see any excitement of playing games that mostly on the same system. I understand that X1 has great exclusives but mostly "meh" except for Titanfall and Quantum Break which are amazing titles. And Nintendo LOL not trying to be a fanboy or nothing but without the proper titles besides "X" and Bayonetta 2 as well stating the 2DS is a more importance the Wii U is going to get the "meh" this holiday season and beyond or maybe the price drop probably help them out.

Gamer83

#22

Gamer83 said:

@Sanquine

You guys have to stop worrying about pre-orders so much. Wii U actually had great pre-order numbers as well, but that doesn't tell the story of how the mass market is going to respond. But to get to your main point, seeing as how I have a PS4 pre-ordered and it will probably be the only next-gen console I can get for a while, I want to be proven wrong. The better it sells, the better the support from third parties and given that PS4 is the most powerful console, I want it to be the lead platform a lot of games this time around, not getting sh*t ports of games that were designed around the competition's hardware.

Gamer83

#23

Gamer83 said:

@Snkfiend

Mario and Donkey Kong aren't 'proper' titles? I know for certain Mario outsells the first party exclusives MS and Sony have and DKC Returns sold better than many games Sony puts out. On top of that those are high quality games anybody can enjoy so I don't get why they're not 'proper.' Nintendo is going to have a nice holiday... 2DS (ridiculous as it is) will sell, it's got Mario, DK, Zelda, e-shop will have some very good games for both systems and a price drop on the U. Nintendo isn't out of this at all and the truth is, for the type of games I like to play Wii U is the system I have the least interst in. But you can't close your eyes to what's really going on. It's laughable to me when Nintendo gets written just because its approach is different. I can guarantee DK will be a lot better and filled with much more content than the entire slate of indie games that Sony fanboys are praising left and right.

Sanquine

#24

Sanquine said:

@Gamer83. I see where you coming from. I also want more AAA first party titles but i think Sony is just waiting for a moment they really need to revive the hype. Also not to big fan of indies

Gamer83

#25

Gamer83 said:

@Sanquine

So waiting until 3 years after the PS4 is out to build hype, the same approach it took with PS3? To me that's just not the way to do it. I'm not saying it has do deliver everything at once but it's ridiculous that The Order is the only AAA release that we've learned about since February. Other than that it's Knack (still seems like sh*t despite the improvement in visuals), Drive Club, Killzone and inFamous. No doubt I believe those last 3 will be awesome and I understand Sony wants to highlight them but announcing another game or 2 that won't be out until the second part of 2014 won't take away from those other games one bit.

Savino

#26

Savino said:

We’ve got Zelda. We’ve got Mario. We’ve got Donkey Kong.... For the last 35 years....

Snkfiend

#27

Snkfiend said:

@Gamer83 Well I grew up on "Mario and Donkey Kong" and I know those games are proper titles but overwhelmed I'm talking about new IP titles of the N series. Like Wonderful 101 regardless of bad credit the game has but its an amazing title or anything that not patched or remodel from old versions (Looking at WW). I'm not stating that Nintendo doesn't have games that in value that are not good i'm stating they need other N games that I grew up on or new IP rather than sticking to the same games that getting kinda stale or remodel from 3DS. And I agree with you and I hope Big N does better this holiday and in the future and don't worry i'm no fanboy just a gamer that wants equal.

Gamer83

#29

Gamer83 said:

@Snkfiend

Ok, I get what you mean now. I think the thing with Nintendo though is it has an approach that has worked for the company for decades so it probably won't change much.

get2sammybAdmin

#30

get2sammyb said:

@Gamer83 I don't think you'll be waiting three years to see what Naughty Dog, Santa Monica, and Media Molecule's up to. The latest you'll have to wait is E3. We'll probably get a "big" announcement (presumably with a Japanese focus) at TGS, then another one at the VGAs. My guess is that Uncharted will be revealed at the latter, but we'll see.

As others have pointed out, though, they'll announce them when they're ready. I really don't get the rush. I appreciate there's an element of faith, but there's no doubt that the games are coming, there's just no reason to reveal them yet. Better to wait and rejuvenate the whole system once the early adopters have the machine and interest is starting to wane slightly. This is the right strategy to adopt to avoid the Wii U situation that you mentioned.

Chozo85

#31

Chozo85 said:

Breathtaking hypocrisy from Reggie. 'Its all about the games' he says. If only Nintendo had actually adopted that policy with the Wii U, it wouldn't be collecting dust on the shelves of retailers world wide. Instead Nintendo served up an utterly abysmal launch line up and has been playing catch up ever since. It is also very misguided to say its 'all about the games', clearly one of the reasons that the Wii U has struggled is that it is based on current generation tech. People don't want to pay £300 for a console that is no more powerful that their PS3.

Gamer83

#32

Gamer83 said:

@get2sammyb

I don't think I'm doing a good job suggesting what I'd like to see. I don't mind Sony holding Uncharted or God of War or something really big like those two but an annuncement now like Syphon Filter or Heavenly Sword, or maybe even Gravity Rush 2, would be nice.

Snkfiend

#33

Snkfiend said:

@Gamer83 I agree with you and I understand your same feeling with the PS4 lineup but we as gamers have to give them a chance or none if they isn't giving what we want we move on get the next system or the next like Nomads lol but I see you are a solider for this system and thats very brave because others like me would just give up and move on.

Gamer83

#34

Gamer83 said:

@Snkfiend

I don't really want to give up any console especially when there's two that aren't even out yet. All 3 will be worth owning at some point.

odd69

#35

odd69 said:

the wii u's line up was Nintendo's worst I have ever saw, ps4 will top that. Even the ps3 makes the wii u look "meh"

Im sorry Reggie but Sony is fixing to light everyone up , one two punch

JayMiller1988

#38

JayMiller1988 said:

The only games I really get addicted to with Nintendo are Zelda and Metroid- neither have an entry on Wii U. I'll be addicted to the 3DS with the new Zelda.

Sony has so many great things going for it game-wise. Sucker Punch's inFamous being the one I'm really looking forward to. And of course you can count on me being addicted to ACIV once I get my PS4.

Once games like Mass Effect 4 and Dead Space 4 (you know it'll happen) come out, those will probably obliterate anything I could find on the Wii U.

Jussayin'.

Ginkgo

#39

Ginkgo said:

@coalmoore yep, it was mine too. My favourite game as Adventure. Yours?

Ever read Ready Player One by Ernest Cline? if not I cannot recommend it enough. Fantastic read and the whole book is a homage to games, TV and music of the 80s.

Visiblemode

#40

Visiblemode said:

I understand Reggie saying it, it's his job to protect his sinking console. What confuses the hell out of me is "gamers" saying it also, in response. The launch window games of xb1 and ps4 are by far the best launch games ever seen. Like hands down. I'm not necessarily a fan of every single game that is being released but there is tremendous variety and depth. People who are unimpressed are probably mostly very young or can't afford the systems and are trying to comfort themselves. Reason I say they might be young, is an inexperienced gamer might be comparing the launch titles to game offerings from 2nd, 3rd, 4th year etc.

To be "impressed" by a launch requires putting it into perspective. It's like saying you're not impressed by a 1st grader who can do 8th grade math because you know an 11th grader who can do calculus. Makes no sense.

Besides, look at the source. Wii U had some great games at launch...mostly ports of year old 3rd party titles. This is the pot calling the kettle black if I've ever seen it.

rastamadeus

#41

rastamadeus said:

@Gemuarto to "retaliate" there would have to have been something in your post to retaliate to. There's probably dozens of games that would have been on the Vita if it hasn't sold just a million or two machines compared to the god knows how much of the 3DS juggernaut.

rjejr

#44

rjejr said:

@rastamadeus - According to VGChartz (I know, I know) 3DS 33 mil. Or as I like to call it, exactly 10x more than Wii U.

http://www.vgchartz.com/analysis/platform_totals/

Will the ugly as sin 2DS outsell Vita this holiday, thats what I want to know.

I agree w/ Reggie, but don't think it's fair or honest to compare 2nd year w/ 1st year.

As a gamer, the PS4 looks good, as a father of 2 game playing boys I like the Nintendo way. Nintendo Land is garbage but it's family fun. I played the awesome Puppeteer demo last night and my wife said my 8 yr old wasn't allowed to play it - too dark and scary. We're on our way to buy Pokemon Rumble U now. Looks like more garbage to me, but if the family can have fun playing it I'm good.

I'm more interested in Jan - March, where the Wii U went into a near-death coma, to see how PS4 and X1 fare.

Sony and MS may have new consoles, but the $299 Wii U "launches" to the masses beginning Sept 20th. Too bad I bought mine 3 week sago :-(

TasukiStaff

#45

Tasuki said:

I will just say what I posted over at NL in their article about this

Honestly he has alot to say. He is saying hes not worried about the PS4 or Xbox One games at launch its not the launch he needs to worry about is the whole gen. Once more of those third party games hit Nintendo will be in trouble. They wont be the sloppy ports that the Wii U seem to get. Yeah Nintendo may be getting Mario and Zelda and DK but what they need is better third party support.

And they are not worried about the tech. Well thats nice but everyone else is nowadays including developers. The experience may have worked in the past when video games were a novelty but they aren't anymore. Besides if you don't care about the tech how can you give players a better gaming experience?

As much as I like Mario and Donkey Kong and Zelda I do like Assassins Creed, GTA and a few other third party games that wont be on the Wii U or are sloppy ports. Thats where if I want to play them I have to own a PS4 or an Xbox One.

PMasterTy9

#46

PMasterTy9 said:

@Visiblemode Exactly. It's all about perspective. If you look through history this is one of the best launches for a console if not the best launch. For the gamers who want more AAA title announcements need to look back at the last launch and see how many were announced before the launch of the last console. This also the most diverse lineup for any launch.

I don't see Nintendo as a competitor to either the Xbox or the PlayStation. They are kind of in their own niche market which could be fading away.

I know there are a lot of people nay saying the indie games and I am not huge on indie games myself but I understand the potential of indie games. Look at Journey for example or Minecraft. With the falling out of the mid range market it is making room for more indie titles as well as higher quality indie titles. Some of the more creative games are indie games. Also, with the rise of smartphones and tablets there is a rise in mobile games which are mostly indie games.

There are over 30+ games that will be available at launch and honestly how many are you going to time to play before spring of 2014. Not to mention you have games like Second Son due out early 2014 and who knows what else will be coming out around that time. The question you should be asking yourself is "Will I be entertained by these titles?" and to not worry about if it is a AAA title or not.

Visiblemode

#47

Visiblemode said:

@PMasterTy9 yes exactly. I love a lot of indie games though actually. That said, on big games alone, the ps4 alone is set to keep me busy. Especially considering I'm still wading through a backlog. If the complaint is "I can't build a much bigger/huge new backlog this winter." Then true and be patient. But with everything available, unless you game literally 24/7 or only like like one genre, then you're set.

Visiblemode

#48

Visiblemode said:

Speaking of indie games, I know everyone in the world
has already recommended it, but playing through Hotline Miami on the Vita and I love it. It's just awesome retro goodness.

PMasterTy9

#49

PMasterTy9 said:

@Visiblemode Don't get me wrong. I have nothing against indie games, it's just that I haven't played a lot of them and I have enjoyed most of the ones I did play. I have yet to play Journey which I will be picking this weekend ($3.75, it's a steal!).

Visiblemode

#50

Visiblemode said:

@PMasterTy9 Yeah Journey at that price is amazing man. It's maybe more "experience" than game...but it's an amazing experience and "playing" it, never gets boring. I thought a lot about it in the weeks after I finished it and it will stick with me.

Jaz007

#51

Jaz007 said:

From a personal view. The launch retail line up for PS4 and Wii holiday line up are both meh with nothing I know I'm gonna pay $60 for. If you include Pikmen 3 and W101 then I guess you could say Wii U has an edge in the (first party) line up, however, if you just want to compare the actual holiday line ups then Wii U is just as meh. That Zelda is about 10 years old and going for $60 too, a bit pricey for one old game even if you enhance it beyond graphics if you ask me.

Cyrso

#52

Cyrso said:

That's one of the most stupid statement I've ever read...

I'm baffled at how stupid people have managed to get such a position... (Is he really that naive?)

What the hell do you think makes all your 'exeperiences' possible? Right, it's the technology that lays the foundation, you fool.

Woohoo you've got cloud technology for a lacklustre streaming thing that is not even available in Europe.

Take a look at the Wii U LAUNCH line-up.

Now take a look at the PS4 LAUNCH line-up.

And now Wii U looks pathetic, yes you have some decent games coming now, but it took you a few years...

The only thing worth a "meh" is Wii U right now (and 2DS).

fchinaski

#53

fchinaski said:

Funny, Nintendo usually don't jump into all this "us against them" thing. The Wii U is a different beast and I believe that we'll see some amazing titles for it in the near future. As much as I love my PS3 and probably will love my PS4, I think Nintendo is an amazing company and it's a privilege for us gamers to have them on the business for so many years and still going strong.

Cloud7794

#55

Cloud7794 said:

@Gamer83 Other than Tiitanfall what does MS have lined up beyond launch window? I have a good few Sony titles to look forward to in 2014, but the only decent one I've heard of for the newest Xbox is Titanfall. This isn't a troll comment, I'm just legitimately interested in what Microsoft has lined up that I have heard nothing about o.o

Gamer83

#56

Gamer83 said:

@Cloud7794

Well, the big two for me are Quantum Break and Sunset Overdrive. The latter because eventhough I'm disappointed Insomniac decided to take the game to MS, I still have respect for that company as a developer and though Fuse was a disappointment this one looks much better, in part because it seems to be going back to the more goofy, colorful style that Insomniac usually does well with. Quantum Theory is in my top 5 most anticipated next gen games because I love Remedy's work. Remedy is for MS what Quantic Dream is for Sony. The other game that is certain to come out next year that is big for me is Halo 5. On PS4 the only post-launch game for first year that I'm positive will be excellent is inFamous: Second Son, no doubt that game is also on my top 5 list. After that though, the picture is very bleak. Again, I like indie games a lot but that's all there is after inFamous and frankly that just doesn't cut it. I have The Order pre-ordered and I do like Ready at Dawn, good studio, but its not in the same category as Remedy, Insomniac or Sucker Punch so that game is still very much a wild card. Even then, it's 4-2 in favor of Xbox One when you also add Titanfall and though MS' attitude towards indies is despicable, XBLA is still good for a nice amount of high quality games each year, whether from big devs or otherwise, so there's no huge advantage for Sony there that overcomes the complete lack of AAA retail releases. It's looking like it'll be the same thing as the current gen. MS dominates the first few years, Sony will have to catch up later.

Cloud7794

#57

Cloud7794 said:

@Gamer83 Oh I had completely forgot about Sunset Overdrive. It's a shame I'll have to miss out, as I've neither the cash nor care to own an Xbox One anymore. As far as The Order, I'm more excited about it now that I know that those working on it were former Naughty Dog and Blizzard employees (I have play no previous game by them so I don't know the quality of their work as a studio). I do agree that as far as 2014 is concerned, for the moment MS is baring their fangs a bit more. If Halo 5 (which has only shown a single cinematic clip I just found out) will indeed be ready by Q4 2014, though, I'm sure we'll also have something from Naughty Dog/MM/Santa Monica coming our way in the same time frame. We've already been told they're each working on a game, at least one should be finished by then. I'm not at all worried, I'm sure they're just trying to prevent another catastrophe like The Last Guardian or Final Fantasy versus 13. 2014 will be a good year for both consoles I believe, and now that I've been reminded of Sunset Overdrive, looks like I'll have to leech off a friend and play it at her house. :)

Gamer83

#58

Gamer83 said:

@Cloud7794

Honestly I think Sunset Overdrive, Titanfall and Dead Rising 3 all will make it to PS4 eventually, unless MS has ponied up more dough than I imagine it would've. The thing is, I don't think we'll see them for a good 10 months to a year. If that's the case, I'll admit I'm not the most patient person, and I have to get an Xbox One anyway because I'm a huge fan of Halo and have no other option for that. So to me that's why the Xbox One lineup is as appealing as it is. I can totally understand why others don't feel the same way.

The truth is, the only console I'm certain to get anytime soon is PS4 and it's really more of a long-term investment. PS2 had a dreadful launch lineup and a pretty pathetic first six months but then started kicking a$$ before the end of its first year on the market and its entirely possible PS4 will be the same thing. But I'm not counting on it, this is going to play out more like PS3, which was entirely not worth $600 for its first three years. That is, unless third parties show me they're serious with their multiplat games. If it turns out that PS4 isn't getting the shaft like PS3 did early on with shoddy ports left and right, that changes my outlook quite a bit. It doesn't change that MS still gets the games and remains ahead but it at least makes me happy to know I can buy something like Destiny and expect to get my money's worth.

Cloud7794

#59

Cloud7794 said:

@Gamer83 Yeah I think they'll eventually come as well, though I have less hope for Sunset Overdrive than the other two. That's also the reason I didn't say anything about missing out on Titanfall, I'm sure it'll be in my Playstation soon enough. I can see insomniac making a new IP for each console though and just starting with MS because the money is good. I do hope they'll bring it over to PS4 though, and if not, I do await what they have planned for those of us who have been with them since Spyro.

In all though, I think companies know a little better this time around than to just throw random, shoddy ports at the Sony console (though this will probably be boomeranged onto Wii U). At launch we'll see the first shots fired. 2014 both companies will pull together ammunition and we'll see some scattered battlegrounds as powerful new games roll in. After that will be the real war, and third-parties won't be in as much a position to favor one side over another too much if they want to maximize profit. All of this exclusivity nonsense is just because either company wants an early head start.

I'm just excited for this Gen, so much potential, yet we probably won't see the true power of the machines we have until about 2015.

Gamer83

#60

Gamer83 said:

@Cloud7794

Yeah, despite my negativity after Gamescom, I have to admit now that I've had sometime to let everything sink in I'm still very excited for the PS4 so we can get the next-gen rolling. I can't say I think its launch is up to par with X1 but just looking at PS4's lineup by itself, it's still a damn good day one. I'll be going home from the store that day with two games I expect to be among the best this year in Killzone: Shadow Fall and the premier version of Watch_Dogs and then I get a third game that seems excellent for free in Drive Club because of PS Plus. On top of that PSN is a quality service, unlike back in 2006, so compared to PS3 (and even PS2) day one, PS4 is an absolute dream and relating to this article, blows away what Wii U was offering day one and frankly, for the type of gamer I am, is more interesting than what Wii U will still be offering even after Super Mario 3D World and Sonic hit shelves.

Cloud7794

#61

Cloud7794 said:

@Gamer83 Yeah the Wii U won't really be relevant to me until the new Smash comes out. His comment wasn't comparing apples to apples and just seemed like a way to generate some gaming media buzz so he can give a plug for the Wii U. I'm coming home launch day with Knack (the only retail PS4 game with local multiplayer?) and Killzone, maybe Watch Dogs as well if I can scrape together the cash. Blacklight and Warframe seem really good as well, much better than what Reggie is trying to shoehorn into relevancy at the moment.

Gamer83

#62

Gamer83 said:

@Cloud7794

I'm actually disappointed in Reggie, back when he first joined Nintendo he was like this for about a year but I thought at this piont he was beyond getting into corporate war of words nonsense as opposed to just letting the games speak for themselves. I won't doubt the quality of Nintendo's lineup, just because it doesn't appeal to me so much, but if you're really that confident in your product, you shouldn't need to take cheapshots. I know it's how business seems to go but I find it very distasteful. And that goes for the MS and Sony reps who have also participated in this stuff recently.

banacheck

#63

banacheck said:

Reggie needs to take his own advice, myself i think his got "tunnel vision", the Wii U has a few good games coming this Xmas but then what? wait untill spring 2014 for new software. I think i'll stick to playing my PS3/PS4 with new releases early 2014, it's all about the software Riggie.

rastamadeus

#66

rastamadeus said:

Come home from a lovely week in The Lakes to find someone off of here has sent me a message on the PS3 telling me I'm clearly a child of the devil for saying 3DS is the best handheld I've ever owned. Gotta love fanboys. Especially ones who can't spell.

@rjejr I think the 2DS will sell more than Xbox One and PS4 combined over Christmas. What will the majority of parents buy their kids? £350+ new console or a tablet-like DS with no worry about eye-straining (for kids) 3D and thousands of games all available? No brainer. Yes it's ugly but it will sell like hot cakes. Interesting too that its Nintendo's second tablet-like device, could they leave the home console biz and concentrate on tablet-TV play? Their own machine, not on others, obviously...

rjejr

#67

rjejr said:

@rastamadeus - Wasnt me. I've never sent a PS3 email but I have gotten a few really nasty poorly spelled by very stupid people who make obviously false claims. Im continuing the no email tradition on Wii U but Miiverse is kind of addictive. I still havent yeah'd anybody though, just posted. Its hard not to post playing NL but I keep forgetting playing Pikmin.

If the 2Dees outsells the 3Dees theres something wrong with people. Any kid old enough for a 2Dees but too young for a 3Dees is just going to want a 3Dees next year. Just get the 3Dees now and be done with it. The 2Dees will outsell the Vita though :-)

Cirno

#68

Cirno said:

A few months ago: "OH MY GOD NINTENDO FANBIYS ARE THE WORST THEY ARE SOOOO DEFENSIVE WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"

now "OH MY GOD SOMEONE AT NINTENDO SUGGESTED THAT THE PS4 ISN'T PERFECT WAAAAAAAAAAAAA 3DS IS STILL WORSE THAN VITA"

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