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Gears Of War Creator Says Nintendo Could Well Become A Software Only Company In Near Future

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Cliff Bleszinski, the former Epic Games design director and creator of the Gears of War franchise, believes that Nintendo could well become a software only company in the next few years. Bleszinski says that the state of the entire games industry is currently in turmoil and both Sony and Microsoft are about to come to major blows. Here’s what he had to say.

“This business has not been in a state of transition like it is right now since the video game crash of the ’80s. I really think we’re in a massive state of turmoil. I think Nintendo could possibly be faced with the situation of becoming a company that only makes software moving forward. I think Sony and Microsoft are about to come to major blows. But at the same time, people love playing games on their iPad. The PC is going through a wonderful renaissance right now. I think we’re ready to do digital download games all the time…I just want to see what happens. In regards to the industry, it’s like the Super Smash Bros. of business right now, and I want to see if Peach or Mario wins.”

220 comments

  1. didn’t Nintendo say they wouldn’t become a software only buisness cause part of the reasons their games are good is the hardware they know better then anybody? they would just leave the gaming industry if i remember correctly

    1. yup i forgot when/where they said that, but yeah you are correct, just look as Sega and tell me they as better than the sega of the 16bit. Dumbass sony drone/xbox clown and PC whores will never get there hands one these franchise in there life.

      1. WTF? but you as a Sega or Nintendo fan….. why woudlnt you buy PS/Xbox/PC to support Sega and Nintendo IPs?

        You think the only choose is Nintendo? you think all other companies are dumbe and have no games?

        CMOM, get over it….. buy the system because of games, every platform has awesome games, you wont regret it whether its Nintendo, PC or Sonys platform.

      2. ok first sega IPs are garbage now, second the companies is not the same as it use to be back in console days. and yes i buy system for game i really don’t get where did you heard me say “i buy systems for power specs, GRAPHICS”

    2. If they can only make game on their own hardware, they’re not good programmers. That’s like a web developer who only develops for one browser; it’s easy to make sure your website works fine with just Firefox, but the real talent comes in making it work for ALL browsers.

      Nintendo CAN make good games for other hardware, they just are too stubborn to even try or put the effort in. Besides, their hardware sucks compared to others. And besides, didn’t other devs say Wii U is extremely similar to XBOX 360? Both PowerPC architecture, right? What’s the big difference?

      It’s a lame excuse by Nintendo to keep making their own inferior-powered consoles. Just look at Wii U compared to PS4. It’s the same as Wii Vs PS3 all over again. Not only that, but the only new thing Nintendo is doing is the tablet screen. Sony announced tons of new innovations: play downloaded games as they’re downloading, play PS5 games on Vita ANYWHERE, etc.

      Nintendo is still playing catch up. Problem is, they’re losing. Desperately.

    1. Damn, Nintendo’s LOADED, not as much as greedy Microsoft obviously but still pretty incredible. :P

    2. I hope they do drop out. It would be nice if consoles were out of the way and everyone just used a computer. As a consumer, im pretty sick of buying 700$ systems for one game. Exclusives suck ass and nintendo has some of the best exclusives around. Everyone needs to back off and dev for pc… Or maybe dreamcast 2 :p. i own all systems btw.

      1. i own all systems and pc gaming and i couldn’t agree more, nintendo hands down has the best exclusives, i honestly don’t give a toot for arguably anything microsoft exclusive and sony has only a small handful. at the end of the day nintendo has best exclusives with pc only being a crumb behind solely on my personal bias and actually i play pc waayyyyyyyy more then anything else. cept 3ds :)

      2. I think they should just dev for Nintendo. Life was simpler back in those days.

    3. The last gen was quite kind to Nintendo, but there were quite a few problems with third parties that really caused issues and lead to poor porting. It did get better but you don’t see 3rd parties running to the Wii U now.

    4. Money in the bank means nothing. If they keep making consoles that are behind the times, they’ll start loosing more money than they make. Just because they’ve got money in the bank doesn’t mean they’ll wait till it runs out to make a business model change. If you knew the first thing about running a business, you’d know that.

      1. I’m not trolling, don’t get me wrong. But are you serious? o.O I thought this guy was known for being pissed of by Nintendo.

      2. He doesn’t know Nintendo very well for being a “Fan.”

        If making comments that will obviously make people concerned about their future is him supporting Nintendo, they do without his friendship.

      1. I love how this guy triying to put us a view of the “fall” of Nintendo…Dude did you see the PS4? Actually, i CAN do that in my computer and did you see that controller they took the idea from the japanese…You are triying to put your (Very erratic) point of view to the lectors of this page, but honestly, man YOU FAIL.

      2. Well, cliff should give me a link to why N would go software only.

        That’s right. He can’t.

  2. Why? Such bullshit , Cliff blezxhcinsnsdjdisndinzski is a piss stain compared to Nintendo lol.
    Same with pachter , who does he think he is ? He is a fly and Nintendo is a T-rex. Yet he thinks his words have some sort of meaning and authority.

    Nintendo aint going anywhere. They own the handheld market , and have survived, scrap that profited off low selling home consoles before.

    Worst case scenarion this gen – Wiiu is a Gamecube (very unlikely in terms of consoles sold) We Nintendo fans get a load of AMAZING games and we look forward to their gen 9 console. Nuff said.

    Wii-100Million , DS-155Million , 3DS – 30M+ and counting , Wiiu – 3M+ and counting.

    Where is the fail ?

    1. I’m sorry I’m not being a butthurt fanboy , but Nintendo today is in a MUCH more financially stable situation than they ever have been. OK so they lost that bit of money because they slashed the 3DS , BUT the 3DS is now selling faster than the DS (the best selling system ever).

      So yeah worst case scenario – Wiiu becomes a Niche console with as usual , Amazing first party games and 3DS maintains Nintendo’s position as the Number 1 game system manufacturer in the world.

      1. Nintendo stop drop out of the console market and focus on the 3DS. They could also bring all there great first-party franchises to PS/Xbox. I’m sorry but Wii U is shaping up to be a repeat of the original Wii, minus the casual support.

      2. Nintendo won’t drop out of the console market you retard , People are so over dramatic.

        Why the fuck would they put all the effort into making Wiiu only to fucking drop put 3 months later after selling over 3 Million fucking consoles ?

        Seriously , Nintendo will be fine. They don’t have to sell the most consoles in the industry , all they have to do , is provide their loyal fans with games and sell a decent amount of consoles , let’say 40M+ consoles.

        It’s music to my ears anyway all this narrow minded hatred against Nintendo .

        I can guarantee you Nintendo will be here 10 years from now.

      3. Nintendo will be here 10 years from now, but they will be a shadow of what they once were. Also, I’ll be very surprised if Wii U ever sells over 25m units.

      4. Well prepare to be very suprised then when it comftorbly clears 50 million.

        Mario kart on the Wii sold 35 million copies. That’s the same amount that Modern warfare 3 sold on PS3 , 360 , PC combined. lol.

        Just think what you want to think , This always happens to Nintendo , yet they always make money and come out just fine.

      5. 50 million? Hmmmm… That reminds of something. Oh yeah! That was Nintendo sales goal for GameCube. Sure turned out well, didn’t it?

      6. The gamecube sold 25million , so why is it reminding you of the gamecube ?

        If a company can sell 50M consoles and make money overall on every console sold and make a shit load of Money on the software , then they would be making Billions ? Why would anyone want to stop making Billions ?

        The Gamecube sold 25Million and Nintendo made money overall off the Gamecube. On that basis , they could just keep churning out a console every generation that only sells as much as the gamecube as long as they don’t lose money off it.

      7. Bloating sales numbers I see. GCN sold 21.7 millions units it’s lifetime. 25 million is an exaggeration. By the way, isn’t Nintendo selling Wii U at a loss? How exactly are they going to make money off Wii U? Explain that to me.

      8. It won’t always be selling at a loss. Manufacturing costs will go down and I think they’ll refuse to do a price cut. As long as they bring out Mario, Mario Kart, and Zelda, the Wii U will do fine even if it doesn’t sell as many consoles as the Wii.

      9. How are they going to make money off wiiu ?

        It’s only being sold at a slight loss now , that will change withing the next year because hardware manufacturing gets cheaper and cheaper , so after this year Wiiu will be sold maybe for a slight profit . That’s 5 years of being sold at a profit vs 1 year of being sold at a loss. Do the maths smart ass.

        Second of all , software. This is what Nintendo always makes money off , they sell millions of games all the time.

        So in 6 years when Nintendo looks back on Wiiu , they will have made money off the entire thing.

      10. Nintendo has over 10.5 billion dollars in the bank, plus over 6 billion held in premises. Taking even the worst possible scenario for the company, they still have enough money to take a 250 million dollar loss every year until 2053 before they would be in the same position that Sega was in before they dropped from the hardware business. They have money for 20,000 rainy days, so they are by no means in any form of bad shape, they’re actually one of the companies in the games industry that’s suffering the least right now. Ok, Nintendo went through a rough spot for the past couple of years, I get it, but that’s normal. Every company is going to go through rough spots here and there, and Nintendo is going through one right now. But if you seriously think that their current situation is bad enough for them to even remotely consider dropping any form of their hardware division to save the company, you are dead wrong. I am not a Nintendo fanboy, I am simply telling it how it is. People call doom and gloom on Nintendo constantly, just like they did with the N64 and Gamecube ironically, without even realizing how rich this company is. We’re talking about one of the biggest Japanese tech giants out there, bitch please. They do not need to drop home consoles, they are just fine. And though it’s true the Wii U is not selling hot right now, it’s still far too early to say what future beholds the console. Look at the 3DS. That system went through the same rough situation the Wii U is in right now, in fact it was actually worse. Now look at it. Who’s to say the Wii U won’t spike straight up in the same way when their system pushers arrive later this year? Only time will tell, and that’s what annoys me the most about people calling doom and gloom on Nintendo or the Wii U right now. If the Wii U does not sell 10 million units by this time next year, then you will have reason to say the future of Wii U is not bright. But the console is still in its release window, so let’s just see what happens over the course of the year before we call doom on the system. After all, look at how much the PS3 picked up after its disastrous launch.

      11. you act like ps3 and xbox never had that situation before, grow up man, you know this is just the beginning, like the 3ds it suffer the SAME FATE, now look at it.

      12. didn’t nintendo make money off of every wii sold even after its first two price drops? thats pretty amazing statistics before you apply software sales.

      13. Nintendo try to make money off everything they sell , they’re not stupid. Wiiu is being sold at a very small loss currently , but will soon be sold at a profit.

      14. Idiot. Most of the people, probably 80%, who bought the Wii, were casuals. I clearly said, Wii U is shaping up to be a repeat of the original Wii, MINUS THE CASUAL SUPPORT.

      15. Disagrees with your viewpoint, call him an idiot. Ah the state of this comments section never ceases to amuse me.
        And for the love of Arceus, where are you getting those percentages? Come on, waiting for a link…

      16. It is NOT turning out to be the Wii, and I thought people would see that by now! The WiiU can at least do what the 360/PS3 can, and considering the extremely higher running graphics card, architecture to compensate for the CPU and the RAM, that even just for the games is 4x that of the PS3, the Wii to PS360 480p to 1080p won’t be repeated.

        Even in games, game development prices are rising like wildfire. And yes, sometimes Nintedward can be a little biased, but in this case he is absolutely correct; absolute WORST case scenario, we get lots gorgeous first party titles and we wait for the ninth gen. But I’m absolutely sure Nintendo will do (and will succeed) at not letting that happen.

      17. Sat drop out the console market then starts claiming they should focus on 3DS.

        Umm if i recall correctly,the 3DS is a console,a handheld console but a console nonetheless.

        Also they shouldn’t put their first-party games to the ps/xbox. We don’t it to be like *cough*sega*cough* all over again, if you know what i mean.

      18. The problem isn’t Nintendo software (which is excellent like always) it’s the multiplats and 3rd party exclusives, they are ESSENTIAL for a system’s success. Remember the SNES days, Nintendo also didn’t bring out games that much but the time between the big Nintendo gems was filled with all the 3rd party games.

      19. I know that third-party games is the main problem for Nintendo,i’m just correcting what Cortz was saying. And no,i never owned a SNES,i owned a Genesis,so you can tell that i rather not let Nintendo go into the same fate.Can you imagine a game where Mario turns into a werewolf (sonic unleashed) or Yoshi or Luigi using a gun(shadow the Hedgehog)? Though if they are to go to third-party,i wish them the best of luck.

      20. It only depends on the support the Wii U gets but the support depends on the hardware power the Wii U has. Since wednesday we all know that the Wii U is overall inferior to the PS4 and THIS is the point where everything can be good or bad. If devs are ok with altering amd optimizing code for the Wii U the system’s life will be a golden age. If devs say “No we would need to completely downgrade the whole game” the Wii U might end up being a failure.

      21. It’s in no way “overall inferior”. It is greatly inferior spec-wise. As of the rest, both systems turn out to be very similar, with Wii U clearly winning on the controller side.

      22. Well Nintendo has made a lot of games for little kids and Microsoft and Sony are more mature games and people do grow up. Cliffy B is right because the problem is that the gaming industry is going down because people are spoiled and “want innovation” in their games but just admit it, you DON’T know what you want I think the Wii U sales in America are lower than the Xbox One.

      23. Also that the next generation of kids want better technology.
        ps Cliffy B how could you betray us in Gears of War Judgment How could you!

      24. I would rather see Sony drop first, and that’s coming from someone who loves his PS3 and games to death.
        Their first party exclusives could do so much more with something other than another semi-bland controller behind them.
        Well, either them or Microsoft. Imagine the cheers of joy if Halo went to PS4 and they didn’t have to pay for the online anymore.[well, if the cheers could be heard over the discontent of the fanboys raging]

      25. X-box should drop out of the console market. I’m sorry but 360 is shaping up to be a repeat of the 360 minus being first out.

      26. Technically, the DS’s third year was faster selling than the 3DS so far. I believe in it’s third year, roughly 27 million DS’s. And that’s not counting the two before.

      27. dude but really, Nintendo isnt gonna be around for much longer, or at least they wont be making consles for much longer.

        I give Nintedo this gen and one more after the Wii U for consoles. Handhelds? Not sure but im sure they will make those for a couple more years.

      28. Idiot. 3DS is more successfull than Microsoft have ever made , so what’s your stance on The Xbox’s future ? The 3DS is selling much much faster than the 360 did globaly.

  3. “I want to see if Peach or Mario wins”….what?
    Also, taking a look at the 3DS hardware sales, they definitely won’t be giving up on the handhelds.

    Th3PANO also makes a good point – one thing that makes Nintendo games great is that the hardware is built for their games and their games are built for the hardware.

  4. um, this makes 0 sense. This Xbot obviously is a graphics whore and wants nintendo franchises to go to the shitty xbox. sry gai.

  5. Nintendo will never allow their games on other consoles so it is impossible for them to stop making their own. If anyone is going software only it would be Sony or even Microsoft…

      1. Mmm Sony are on the brink of destruction , they said the only reason they were at that conference unveiling the PS4 is because the PS3 has turned out to be quite successfull.
        PS vita is failing , Their company is in pieces.

        PS4 is all or nothing for Sony , I feel much more secure about Nintendo than I do Sony , that is for sure.

      2. I agree, which makes me a little sad. Only because I prefer many of the Sony exclusives over Xbox. But as long as Nintendo survives I’ll be good.

  6. If Nintendo went third party, the amount of capital they have in the bank and the franchises they have would outmatch ANY other developer and with Nintendo no longer playing nice they could just absorb other developers

    1. Nah. The games do as well as they do because Nintendo has full control over the console they’re building the games around.
      They couldn’t make a Mario with control options anywhere near as awesome on the PS4 or Nextbox, despite there being more powerful tech.
      Nintendo’s way is the way of doing things different, instead of staying bland but being more powerful.
      They can’t do that if they drop their consoles, so going third party would ruin them.
      Do you want to see Nintendo ruined?
      I’m not so sure you don’t.

  7. Clearly this guy never look at the Japan market. If Nintendo became a software only company, Sony and Xbox will have nothing to look up and innovate new stuff.

    1. LMAO, I like sony, but it is true that they take A LOT of “Inspiration”(lol) from other companies, especially Nintendo.

  8. Cliffy needs to stfu, and make another game gow got old real fast, worry about making something new and fun like what Nintendo does….

  9. This is bullshit. Nintendo is more likely to be the last one standing than to be the first one to fall. Their hardware sales have never been better, other than the Wii U is currently having a slow start. The 3DS also had a slow start, but now it’s selling like crazy, maybe even with a chance of rivaling the DS’s sales in the future.

    There will always be Nintendo bashers. And those bashing Nintendo usually don’t know who the biggest market is. And I tell you, the core gamers are NOT the biggest market.

  10. 1980’s: Nintendos gonna fall just like tennis for 2!
    1990s: Nintendos gonna fall just like atari!
    2000’s: Nintendo’s gonna fall just like namco.
    2010’s nintendos gonna fall, just like sega.
    2020’s: Nintendos gonna fall just like Microsoft.

      1. They would have to post billions in losses every single year, with no recouping, for the next 50+ years, in order to die.
        He’s not wrong.

    1. Oh God I lol’d so hard with the last one xD I hope MS will be replaced by Valve, they’re way better.

      1. I’m pretty sure a Valve console would be great, but it would be an extremely small niche.

  11. This coming from a guy who will forever be known for making 2 games? anyway why does everyone hate on nintendo show some respect for what they do and continue to do for the videogame industry dont knock them !

  12. Gamecube – 30 million units. Wii – 100 million units. How exactly is nintendo in trouble? Pokemon? Mario Kart? Nintendo creates machines that do what no other machines on earth can do. I for one hate playing games on my ipad. Where are the buttons? Where is the depth?

      1. The irony is that the Gamecube came from a generation where console parity was much closer, yet it’s one of their worst performing within the last decade. The Wii and the Wii U, not to mention the DS and possibly even the 3DS, are both weaker than their competitors yet performed much better.

  13. He could be right the wiiu launch has been messed up very badly. However I think it would be awesome of somehow the wiiu sold more than playstation and Microsoft. I would love to see what patcher and this creator of boring games has to say then.

    Of course it’s a long shot the wiiu will be lucky to last another year the way things are going now.

    1. I agree. It’s been over a quarter of a year since a Wii U game has been released and the sales are extremely sluggish. I know the fanboys will say, “wait for the when the new games come!”, but if anyone thinks a few Nintendo first-party titles will save that sinking ship, they’re completely delusional.

      1. Its more than a “few first party titles.”… It is a crap load! One single Zelda title would and WILL save the Wii U, and we are getting TWO LoZ titles. Wii U will be a huge success because of them. Also once Pikmin 3 comes out expect rapid sales increase.

      2. Well one Zelda wouldn’t really save the console because it’s never really boasted impressive sales. Of course, it’ll boost the sales majorly, but when a 3D Mario comes out, then it will fly from the shelves.

  14. Did not this guy know that was Nintendo the one that save the industry of VG in the 80’s?
    Did not this guy know that Nintendo has been in the industry for over 30 years now and have see the best (DS, Game Boy, SNES) and the worst (Virtual Boy, Philips CDi) of the industry?
    And if it´s for monney
    Did not this guy know that Nintendo is actualy a bigger company that Sony?

    http://media.thealistdaily.com/editorial/2012/12/nin.jpg

      1. Cliff Blweswzyinzskyi is known for his hate on Nintendo. Don’t count on having any good thing raising from his mouth.

      2. Microsoft are pissants compared to Nintendo.

        70Million 360’s doesn’t = 155 million DS’s and 100 Million wii’s lol.

      3. My god, this site is filled with disgusting fanboy garbage like you…

      4. They use actual figures (official numbers, dammit!) and you call it fanboy garbage. My Lord, the denial is strong in this one.

      1. in the past? Nintendo IN THE PRESENT keep being a videogame power house, owning more than 40% of the console market and 80% of the hand held market, and IS a bigger company that Sony, IN THE PRESENT.

  15. Hahahahahah!
    These Xbots are trying so hard.
    If anything their Shitbox is shit in Japan so that’s one blow for them.
    Sorny will soon dominate Europe more than Microshit so they’ll lose there too.
    The only reason to why people even like it is because it’s american.
    They love killing things those Xbots.
    Like the Wii, Nintendo will once again prove that gaming is the main goal for GAMES.
    I could.t care less for fucking Blu-ray or what not.
    I rather buy a real Blu-Ray.
    Miiverse is good because it is more focused to be used as the social partnof the games, not jy
    ust because they want to have some random social shit.
    If anything Shitboxes will lose this gen.

    1. Thank you , a person that also sees the truth. These hitler thinking Microsoft morons. Another just had to open his gears of war trap and beak. Xbox without the paid off media is non existent. If you cannot see this you have common sense missing like the cortz dude above.

    2. LOL

      >Talks about Nintendo focusing on games
      >Brags about that half assed Facebook wannabe Miiverse

      You Nintendo drones are mighty stupid..

  16. Cliff’s going to be in for a sharp surprise when Sony and Microsoft drop out and the 8th Generation ends up being Nintendo vs OUYA . PS4 is gearing up to be the new Virtual Boy. Lot of tech demos on a bloated system that Sony’s going to sell at either an unsellable price, or they’re going to fill it so full of adware that playing games on it will be an afterthought.

    1. No one knows the PS4 price or it’s future

      Yet it has way more 3rd party support than the Wii U and it’s most likely going to have a good launch lineup based off of Sony confirming a couple of games during the launch window.

      Wii U is dying. 55,000 sold units in just one month is pathetically low

      1. “Way more 3rd party support” is not true. For now we know they have Diablo III and probably another insult to the FInal Fantasy name planned to be revealed at E3. Nintendo and Sony share Ubi’s support, while Nintendo has Platinum on their side. I’m wondering who Gearbox is going to go to eventually.

    2. You are too fast on judging it. I think it will be expensive but NOT a failure. PS+ justifies buying sony systems alone, just saying.

  17. That is a seriously fanboy of microsofts dream. Nintendo would at least just make hamdhelds. They seem to do amazing in that cartigory. So Nintendo would never go software only. Though if Microsoft became software only. They die off fast as jell since all they have is halo that’s worth getting

  18. How about you use your time in a more meanighfull way like making a multyplat that would make all gamers happy or you are just begging for a job again on Microsoft?

  19. To be fair Nintendo would probably make more money going multiplat. But I think I’ve said it here before, they tend to sell consoles at 2-300% value so why give up on consoles when you have so many people paying for overpriced stuff?

    Like someone else here said, you get Nintendo for the games not the consoles. To play the games you have to buy the console.

    Unless the wii u AND the console after that sells bad, I wouldn’t leave the console race. They’re making bank.

  20. I think the same!!! It would be awsome!! Play Mario and Zelda with friends would be very, very, very awsome!!!!

  21. Yeah, whatever. Don’t under estimate Nintendos ability to tough it out.

    Meanwhile, Sony is hurting big time all around their entire product lines, if anyone drops out of the console business it would be them first . However, I don’t expect that to happen any time soon either. And as long as there is a Microsoft, there will be an xBox, or equivelent console / entertainment center product…

  22. But…….. But…….. I needs mah zelda or there will be no point in me being a gamer!!! Its either nintendo or nothing but fps from sony/microsoft and i don’t like them very much. They are good games for people who do like them, im not hating or anything, i just prefer action adventure and maybe some platformers from time to time, but im terrible at fps D:

  23. Nintendo is fine. They just overestimated initial third-party support. They’ll get back on track soon enough.

      1. This is why i hate 3rd parties, man fuck the fools who said i been behind just because i don’t want to pay for a game thats incomplete.

  24. This comment, as well as ALL the previous ones and future; X.B.O.T Lobbyist doing what they are paid to do, share Microsofts wishful thinking over and over again til the sheeples start believing their BS – PERIOD

    1. May I remind yoj of something. Cliffy B. was one of the few guys who dien’t critic Nintendo:
      “So I’m just dying to see it. It’s Nintendo. I’ll buy it. I know I’ll buy it. They’ll talk sh*t but they’ll buy it.”

      1. True. Then again, in regard about his later departure from Epic; “When the time comes, there’ll be no shortage of publishers interested in a Cliff Bleszinski game. Maybe it will be Microsoft, publisher of Gears of War, looking for big new exclusive for its next-generation Xbox console. Whichever company it is, Bleszinski will be back.”

        Speculations of course…

  25. Nintendo’s doom is imminent. No REAL GAMER is interested in buying a console thats as powerful as a PS2.5 with a crappy screen on the controller. Bye bye virgins :D

    1. You see what is happening even in the world today, china is taking over because we in the US used ancient Greek and Rome gay maneuvers of trying to be everywhere. Investing in arms and not our childrens brains. No kingdom is to stay strong when humility is lost, now ask yourself how humble is Microsoft Sony or your uncouth retarded self?

  26. I hope Steambox does well and blows Microshit out of the gaming world.
    But then we’ll have a new problem…
    Bt atleast with fqr more diverse games than Shitbox.
    I hope Sorny leaves the handheld market too.

    1. You have no games on the Wii U in the first place

      And I’d rather the Vita stay since it’s getting amazing games, unlike the same tired old IPs with Nintendo handhelds. Nintendo is stagnating

  27. Not going to happen, why do people keep think Nintendo is trying to be Sony and Microsoft?
    Yeah, Nintendo might loose the potential to become number 1, but the fact is, with the rise of PC gaming, and Steam Box, 4 seperate system doing the EXACT same thing isnt going to last long, let alone 5. Nintendo might not reach massive sales, but they’ll still be around by being “your cheaper second console”.

    1. This. Not to mention Sony’s and probably Microsoft’s console is starting to turn into PCs. Which really defeats some of the purposes of playing on consoles instead of PC

      1. I imagine Microsoft next gen just supporting PC’s, in order to challenge Valve (MS wont win), because Valve is doing more than taking their game market.

        So we’d be left with Sony and Nintendo, and either both will carry on as equals, or if my some miracle, we could see the company merging consoles together, in order to both be relevant, which i think would basically keep the console and companies safe for generation after generation

  28. No that won’t happen because Nintendo has a mind of their own. They want THEIR games on THEIR hardware. The only thing that can get in the way of the Wii U’s success is the much discussed hardware topic. But a lot of people out there gotbit wrong. It’s not the graphical capabilities the Wii U can offer and it’s the gap to the other systems which isn’t small at all. It’s no problem for 1st party games and their quality because an E6670 is IMO a good GPU and Nintendo knows their hardware very well. Powerful hardware is essential to get multiplatform games because a dev won’t alter code that much just to get it up and running on the Wii U.

  29. The chance of Nintendo becoming software is as big as the chance that Pachter will say intelligent stuff and predictions about the Wii U.

  30. Nintendo must seek cooperation with the chinesee and then Nintendo could have about 500 million potential customers in China alone hahahahahah
    I even read that China seeks to lift the ban of importing Nintendo consoles >)
    Goid luck selling Shitboxes in the Dragon Empire, Hitler wannabes!

    1. Thank you for seeing that these Microsoft for developers behave as hitler did. Spewing evil propaganda to try and subjugate a great people like the Hebrews. Now Microsoft and their minions are using the same third Reich tactics. Evil people these goons.

      1. Of course, we have to stop these krauts from advancing ever more with their tactical Kinects and Graphicwhoring.

        We must spread gaming and fun back to people’s hearts and minds.

        Leave luck to heaven!

    1. I remember when i picked Peach before and everyone was like “wtf xD ok dude whatever”.
      They weren’t laughing when it was stand above their corpses.

  31. Explain to me why it is always Nintendo they say this to? Last time I checked Sony and microsofts financial situation as far as video games are concerned is worse the Nintendo. But you never hear people say “hey maybe Sony should go software only. They certainly have the ip’s for it.” If Microsoft where to go software only they’d probably fade into obscurity because sure they got halo. But that’s the only game I can think of that is popular enough to sustain their presence when they theoretically go software only.

  32. I’m not worried about Nintendo at all. They always pull through and they are far to stubborn to leave the business. When Nintendo pulls out its really big cards and maybe makes a small price drop the Wii U will start selling like hot-cakes.

    Microsoft and Sony on the other hand however might be in bigger trouble than people think. The ps4 has very little new to it. Sure it has power but that comes with a price. High cost. I do not think people will buy a ps4 when they have s PC. The Xbox I can’t speak for but it will have a Kinect and more powerful hardware than Wii U as well.I’m sure of it. It might attract the younger audience.

    This might be the last gen of primary television-based consoles but not the end by far. Nintendo is at no risk of becoming a software only developer.

  33. Sony last year making there own tv’s this year,why is this! there in a very difficult financial trouble they have had to cut back costs on certain products to focus on the ps4 you could definitely say this is massive gamble for them.As for nintendo I can’t believe people with so much experience are making statements like this without looking at nintendo financial position is fantastic this is set to improve with sales of 3ds and wii u to take of especially as some really good titles coming.I would really look in the markets and see nintendo position as I can’t understand were all this negatives are coming from.

  34. A minority of Americans cannot stand the fact that a Japanese company is brilliant enough to make wonders and fulfilling entertainment. Were as the xbox only has a STUPID HALO with SPARTANS named after gay people that feared marrying women and chose to have sexual orgies with men. What type of men fear punani I tend to shake my head at these BIG BANG THEORY TV SIT COM wannabe men. What did this dude make again? Oh! I remember gears of war, a grayscale piece of nonsense. We still play mario and Zelda because they are class. Not nonsense like this clown made.

  35. its a PC renaissance because of the assholes who need a reason to brag about being better than someone else.

  36. I don’t see this happening, Wii sold many and made profit. 3DS started bad and is moving to the right direction and Wii U could just do the exact same. They proved they mean buisiness with the announcements of games from Wii U and 3DS Direct. I see them doing much more consoles in future cause sooner or later, people will finally go to them like this latest generation has been.

  37. I have no worries :) Wii had a slow start the Ds and 3ds had slow starts :) so the WiiU is just taking its time like every Nintendo system before them :) it will sell great soon :)

  38. epics unreal3 engine is why all games play and look the same fuck epic they blow dick holes… gears is trash they dont care about unreal t so they are nothing now just high end shovelware

  39. The only reason Microsoft and Sony are surviving is because of shooter games. Nintendo is the only real videogame company that is not only selling shooter games but also family friendly games that will continue to sell because of younger kids.

    Nintendo will NOT become a software only company…too many people love their games for them to ever stop producing them in the near future.

  40. How can anyone stand playing games on iPads and mobile phones etc.? It’s like shovelware at it’s finest. Ugh! Every time I hear about someone playing games on iPhones and things, I’m thinking “pathetic”.

    As far as Nintendo becoming only a software company, as long as they don’t leave the video game industry altogether, that’s what’s the most important. But I don’t see them ever making games just for some other company’s console. It’s just not the way they do things. Nintendo is a leader, not a follower.

  41. Funny he picks the 80’s crash as an analogy, seeing as how Nintendo is widely credited as reviving the industry after that crash. If they’re still half as smart (or lucky) as they were then, I wouldn’t count them out. They’re in a tricky place, but they’ve reshaped the industry several times before.

  42. I agree of Nintendo becoming a softaware-only company, but it would be weird to play Zelda and Mario on PS and XBOX! lol

  43. LOL HE SAID THAT WHEN WII RELEASED HERE WE GO AGAIN WITH THE OS INDUSTRY AND THERE DERANGED IDIOT COMENTS

    AND HE DOESNT RESPECT NINTENDO HIS ALWAYS DOING THIS AND ALWAYS REFERING TO NINTENDO AS KIDDY INDIRECTLY

    OH YEAH I LOVED NINTENDO AS A KID SHUT UP CLIFF FACE OF DOOMED INDUSTRY -B ITS THE LIKES OF YOU GOING BYE BYES NON THE GREATEST AND MOST PROFITABLE GAMING COMPANY ON EARTH

    LAST TIME I CHECKED NINTENDO WAS LOADED SONY ARE SKINT

    LAST TIME I CHECKED VITAS HIGHEST SELLING GAME WAS 900 THOUSAND COPYS

    AND 3DS WAS 9MILLION COPYS

    LAST TIME I CHECKED WIIUS LIFE TIME TO DATE SOLD WAS HIGHER THAN X360 AND PS3 COMBINED

    LAST TIME I CHECKED GAMEPAD DESTROYED DUALSHOCK 4 AND WII REMOTE-PLUS DESTROYED MOVE

    AND WAVING AT CAMERAS WAS RETARDED

    OH AND PS4S CHEAP RAM LOL 8GIG NONSENSE ITS A VIDEO GAMES DEVICE LOL AT THE OF THE SHELF PC PARTS KILLZONE PS4 WOULD RUN ON WIIU WITH SHERE EASE

    LOL 8GIG RAM IRRELEVENT PS4S PROCESSORS HAVE 4.5MB OF SRAM TOTAL

    WIIUS PROCESSORS HAVE 38MB OF FADT SRAM/EDRAM THATS 8.5 X THE PS4

    LOL AT SUPER POWER ALL 3 ARE EFFECTIVLY THE SAME ONLY IDIOTS WOULDNT SEE THAT

    PS4 GPU A WOPPING LOL 512K SRAM CATCH

    WIIU GPU 32MB EDRAM PLUS 2MB EDRAM PLUS 1MB SRAM BUT ITS WEAK LTFOL

    PEOPLE HAVNT THE FOGGIEST IDEA ABOUT SPECS YET THINK THERE THE EXPERTS

    CLIFTY-B IS DOING A PACHTER TALKING OUT HIS ASS IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE DUMB SHIT INDUSTRY FROM MIGHTY NINTENDO

    THE GUYS A DOUCH

    1. PS4= expensive/too many shooters
      New XBOX=expensive/too many shooters
      OUYA=hit and miss, big impact but wont last long
      steam box=very expensive/you can get a PC/MAC instead
      WiiU=not too expensive/good range of games/LOZ

  44. we the IDIOT USA COMPUTE INDUSTRY STILL HOLD GRUDGES AGAINST NINTENDO

    CLIFFY -CHILDISH NAME-B GROW THE FUCK UP NINTENDO R THE INDUSTRY

      1. The guy who created NSMB is not a fool. But he’s a fool if he’s the one who decided to make 4 installments in the series that resemble each other that much.

  45. Thats cute… But Nintendo makes original games that require the hardware to get full experiences that the PS360 nor the successors will have.

  46. I can’t believe I’m saying this but Cliff, that was a really retarted statement to make. I know things look dim for Nintendo right now but they are not going to become a 3rd party developer anytime soon.

  47. I don’t think so. The Wii U is suffering from no games right now, so everyone says gloom and doom on Nintendo. That is a utterly stupid statement. Nintendo has a lot of capital in reserve. Also, Nintendo has a lot of moves they can make to become more profitable. If Nintendo makes an IP that brings people to play online multiplayer with any of there franchises, they could own online core multiplayer, they haven’t even tried yet.

  48. Seriously… I mean seriously? come on, maybe GoW be a best seller in America but in Asia… I think not, someone please slap this guy because Xbox is dying in Asia meanwhile Nintendo and Sony are brawling for the top ten games. Problem?

  49. I thought Cliff was smarter than this. I guess not. He’s bought into the hype just like everyone else has of Nintendoom. Nintendo has outlasted everyone for 40 years. They aren’t going anywhere. Period. The Wii U will do just fine and 5 years from now Nintendo will release a new console. If any of the big three has a chance at bowing out, it is Sony. They are going to take HEAVY losses on the PS4 console sales for a LONG TIME. If there is nothing about the PS4 to convince the casuals and non-gamers to purchase one then all the PS4 will have is the core and that audience is not enough to make a device that is selling at a loss turn a profit.

    Sony’s market cap is hovering around 13 billion dollar. All three companies will continue to lose money as the world economy gets worse, but if the PS4 fails to do at least the numbers of the PS3 that would put the entire company into financial oblivion. I’m not saying it will happen, but the facts are that if any company were to drop out from making consoles Sony would go long before Nintendo.

  50. That’s the thing with Nintendo: instead of trying to predict the demise of their rivals, they… MAKE GAMES (woot). I think a lot of talented developpers should, say, try to build a system or just create a second successful franchise before trying to understand the position Nintendo has in the videogame industry.

    Nintendo is a COLOSSUS. People from every horizon have been dissing them since the N64 era and where are they today? On top of them all.

    Nintendo doesn’t need itself or its minions trying to disprove Sony or Microsoft. They just shut up ad do what they’re the best at: making kickass videogames.

    All this daily Nintendo-dissing is just downright irrelevant. Just look at the facts, past and present. Just look at the figures! Nintendo rules. Nintendo leads and the others follow, whether you talk about systems or games, home or portable, period.

  51. He has got to be kidding. The reason that Sony and Microsoft would come to blows is that they are both about the same thing and that makes them natural enemies. Nintendo always dances to their own tune and only really competes with themselves. Their systems and games are so unique to the others out there. If they actually did become software only, do you honestly think either of the others would have Nintendo’s games on their systems They haven’t taken them seriously to this point in time. All they have ever done is downplay any succes Nintendo has had. Why would they think their games would appeal to their hardcore target audience?

  52. Why do people keep saying this rubbish, and why does it always come from here today gone tomorrow companies, which also happens to be the length of their memory and foresight. To borrow words of Clinton, There’s nothing wrong with Nintendo than cannot be fixed by what is right with Nintendo.

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