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Miyamoto is not Actively Making Decisions with the Nintendo NX’s Hardware

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Shigeru Miyamoto played a big hand in the hardware development of the Wii and Wii U. But it seems like he will won’t be playing a hand in developing the specs for the Nintendo NX. In an interview with Fortune, Miyamoto said he has “pulled himself back out of some of the hardware section.” And is “really focused on some of the software”, like StarFox for Wii U.

“I’ve pulled myself back out of some of the hardware section and I’m really focused on some of the software that I’m involved in—for example, the new Starfoxgame,” he says. “Of course I am observing and looking at the hardware, but I am not actively participating and making decisions.”

Source: Fortune 


  • 7thlevel JR

    that’s fantastic

  • ChariotMan7

    Damn. I never knew Miyamoto had a head on the Nintendo’s hardware. That’s crazy. He’s meant to be in software development. But i’ts a good look it’s stepin down from hardware. It’s better for him to be a a software developer.

  • CapableTie

    I’m just hoping for no gimmicks. I hope they play things safe this time, they need to simply catch up to or slighly pass the hardware of PS4 and Xbox One in terms of power and online. They could dominate when on an even playing field, with their exclusives.

    • Hidden Flare

      Well Nintendo may need to add something unique?

      Psh besides backwards compabity, most likely they may still be willing to do that. I kinda hope it isn’t the same as the ps4 or xbox1, when power and graphics is sort of its major appeal as hardware.

      • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

        Well Nintendo may need to add something unique?

        Yup, first party games and cross play with the next handheld

        • GeneralBrown178

          I will add that they could do unique stuff with mobile with their dedicated systems as well.

        • Hidden Flare

          Careful, we still do not know if that rumor is true, the NX could be about 4d functions or whatever for all we know. Although yeah, that first party stuff is Nintendo’s common weapon that will always have an effect, we just have to wait to see this secret weapon and see if it will provide enough fuel to have nothing stand in its way.

          Also I just want to say I love this page, my comment lead to a large discussion and the owner of the site replied to me. And I have only been on here a few days. Really enjoying things so far. XD

  • ActualGamer78

    Look, as much as Miyamoto is a great game developer, he’s better at software. Good thing he’s more focused on software now.

  • Frankie4Fingers1983

    Take sales numbers out , Nintendo has always had good consoles. - minus the vb - hardware and sales numbers were the reasons major western thirds stayed away. I’m not going to speculate why, but it isn’t hardware, when most of the pubs that harked on the wiiu’s focus a great deal on mobile games.

    Wiiu is a great system, but it’s missing the games.
    The wii was great, but was missing the games.
    The GameCube was awesome and that actually had some third party support, but not that much.
    The 64 was fantastic, but thirds were more concerned with filling discs with more mb of fmv than damn in game assets.
    The snes was a beast and the last ture condoms with almost everything on it.
    Thanks nes, well she is in a class of her own.

    Out of those 6, three sold amazingly well, two sold well and one isn’t, but time will tell.
    This sales don’t reflect how much fun ppl had playing those consoles.

    • awang0718

      “Fun” is entirely subjective. Hardware and software numbers are not. The latter is used by businesses to determine their future.

  • getagrip

    DO YOU GUYS ACTUALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT HE HAS A DEGREE IN

    Miyamoto has a degree in design of physical things- form he went to collage on a design course

    he was strongly involved in n64 controller- snes controller-gamecube controller

    and all the innovations going forward he was also involved in snes and n64 designs likely gamecube and wii to

    he is a designer by trade this real world view he pu into his gameplay

  • Prütsa

    To bad he is not working much with the hardware, but it’s great he is working more on the software. I hope we will get a new awesome controller like th wii mote or the gamepad on their next system.

  • Hidden Flare

    Geez, we’re getting some Miyamoto bashing on here when it comes to hardware, can someone tell me what he did to a console that made it bad in the first place?

    • awang0718

      The presence of motion controls in Wii and the Gamepad in Wii U overshadowed almost everything else the console needed. Weak hardware, weak online features, and weak (non-existent) third party support all resulted because of Mr. Miyamoto’s insistence on focusing on only being “new” rather than being “better” as well.

    • FalconLawnch

      He also gimped the Gamecube with Mini-DVDs in part because he wanted to send a message to the rest of the industry that “they don’t need to make long games with realistic graphics”.

      https://dromble.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/dolphin-tale-story-of-gamecube/

      http://senseinaga.tripod.com/cube/news/7.html

      • Hidden Flare

        That does kinda sound like a bad idea but didn’t the gamecube have better graphics compared to ps2 or xbox?

        • NBR

          In terms of power it was like this: Xbox > Gamecube > PS2 > Dreamcast.

          • alex9234

            Nope. PS2 was the weakest console of the 6th generation, believe it or not. Even the Dreamcast was more powerful, but just barely.

          • awang0718

            Actually more like PS2>Gamecube>Dreamcast>Xbox

          • alex9234

            Nope. It was Xbox>GameCube>Dreamcast>PS2.

          • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

            Xbox>GameCube>PS2 then Dreamcast

      • alex9234

        Well, 3rd parties had no problem putting a TON of multi-disc games on the PS1, Saturn, Dreamcast, PS2 and 360. So…multi-disc games are fine on Sony, Microsoft, and even Sega platforms but a no-no on a Nintendo one. The size of the mini-DVDs were the only excuse 3rd parties had to treat the system like crap, so they ran with it, even if it made no sense since most 3rd party games released in the 6th generation were small enough to fit on a single GameCube disc anyway, and there were a handful of multi-disc games on the GameCube as well. Did you know that Grand Theft Auto III, even unoptimized, is only a gig in size on the PS2? It would have easily fit on a single GameCube disc. Only CGI heavy games were really an issue, but most 3rd party games were small enough to fit on a single GameCube disc anyway. And Nintendo’s license fees were at $11 compared to about $9 for Sony and Microsoft. Yeah, that whopping $2 must have been a bitch for developers, eh? Plus, I remember the GameCube being more powerful than the PS2 and only a step behind the Xbox in terms of power.
        Thanks for posting those articles by the way. You just exposed the whole industry apart from Nintendo.

        • Titangamecube

          It’s like im just seeing the same arguments over and over. Kinda boring tbh.

  • FalconLawnch

    I’m still taking a wait-and-see approach when it comes to NX, but this could be a very good move. The Nintendo consoles that are unanimously considered great (the NES and SNES) and Miyamoto’s creative peak both coincided with a period when the latter had very little say in hardware design. The man is a legend, but he should focus on what he does best - designing great gameplay.

  • awang0718

    Honestly, I am pretty glad. Miyamoto is a software guy, not a hardware guy. Whatever decisions he makes regarding hardware seems to benefit Nintendo software and only Nintendo software, without any regard to what happens with third party games.

    That being said, Genyo Takeda is still in charge of Nintendo’s hardware division. He is a staunch believer of Gunpei Yokoi’s “withered technology” ideology, which scares me.

    • Titangamecube

      And guess what? Every hardware that Nintendo has put out besides the virtual boy has still made a profit. See I can arm chair analyst too.

      • awang0718

        Does this really have anything to do with Miyamoto’s involvement in hardware?? I mean…yippee…I guess, since Nintendo’s hardware doesn’t lose much money….Not sure that implies the Wii/Wii U strategy is a good one…

        • Titangamecube

          Well I don’t go running around trying to think I can run a 130 year old company.

          • awang0718

            Neither do I. But I don’t need to be a CEO to know that the Wii/Wii I business strategy is a poor one.

          • Titangamecube

            Wait the Wii was a poor strategy? In what universe?

          • awang0718

            In the universe where Wii went from breaking records to selling almost nothing just 3 - 4 years later, which led to the Wii U, a console that continued the Wii’s last few years of selling virtually nothing.

          • Titangamecube

            So the Wii was a poor strategy because they failed to do anything in the last years….so the nes was a failure. The snes was a failure, the n64 was a failure, and the GameCube was a failure despite everyone claiming it to be the best consoles of all time…. Yeah…..

            Meanwhile Sony has yet to recoup the losses of the PS3 and other places and the ps4 can’t keep up with them. And Microsoft has yet to make a profit. But they’re considered successes. If the only company with the lagging console is making a profit and the others aren’t, despite the actual numbers, then you’re logic falls apart.

          • awang0718

            Never said the Wii was a failure. The Wii strategy failed, in the long term, since it resulted in temporarily record high sales and profits that proceeded to crash just years later. The Wii U is an extension and a long term result of the Wii strategy. Look where it got them.

            And yes, obviously the PS3 lost a ton of money a while back and Sony’s mobile division is losing a ton of money now. Does that make the PS4 strategy a failure?? Not at all. Despite its expensive (non-PC) hardware and plethora of online features to maintain, the PS4 is a profitable console that sells very well. It has plenty of third party support, which means Sony makes a ton of money off the royalty fees, as well as from their own first party games. PS4 is generating a lot of profit, just not enough to overcome the losses from Sony’s disastrous mobile division, which they are in the process of abandoning.

            As for Microsoft, they made plenty of profit off of the Xbox 360 once the RROD issue was cleared up. Now that the Xbox One is $350, it is probably losing money for Microsoft, but once manufacturing costs go down, that price will start to make more sense. It is a long term strategy to get consoles in houses t build the install base and establish a platform. And of course, much like PS4, Xbox One has plenty of third party support, which means Microsoft makes a ton of money off the royalty fees, as well as their first party games (Xbox One doesn’t sell as much as PS4, so those profits are obviously going to be lower).

          • Titangamecube

            You implied the Wii was a failure because it’s strategy failed when they applied it’s strategy to other consoles. I never said that the ps4 was a failure. I said the ps4 is not making enough money to keep Sony afloat. When we talk about companies we talk about them as a whole and right now, the ps4 is not making enough to keep the company afloat. We also can’t forget about the vita but everyone wants to forget about that.

            Microsoft has yet to make money on their gaming division since the original Xbox was released. I mean, seeing how big a failure the kinect was, it’s a wonder why they are in the business of games.

          • awang0718

            I never implied the Wii failed. It sold at record breaking numbers for a while, then crashed and never recovered. The Wii U is an aftermath of the Wii’s collapse.
            And you are right, Sony isn’t doing well, thanks to their disastrous mobile division. The rest of Sony’s divisions are profiting, including SCE, and that is helping them weather hard times. If/Once Sony drops their mobile division, the company will be able exit the hole that their phone division dug for them.
            As for Microsoft, Xbox 360 made plenty of money after the RROD. Saying Kinect is completely false; the accessory itself has sold some 30 million units and drove Xbox 360 hardware sales to their all time highs in 2010/2011. Unfortunately, using Kinect to sell the Xbox One didn’t work, so Microsoft has now essentially dropped it. The product was very successful (a while ago), but the strategy (of ripping off the Wii’s motion control boom) died along with the Wii strategy.

          • Titangamecube

            You did imply it. Because if that’s the case then every single console is a failure because they “collapsed” as you say.
            If Sony is profiting, how come they keep posting losses? Until they actually profit as a whole, they are losing money.
            Also, the units don’t matter, they lost a shit ton of money on the kinect because hardly any games used the features for it. I feel I’m repeating myself every time the sales argument comes up.

          • awang0718

            I said the Wii succeeded for a time, but the strategy failed in the long term. Perhaps I forgot to put the phrase “long term” in my argument, and if that was the case, I apologize.

            Sony keeps posting losses because their mobile division sucks money into oblivion like a black hole. All their other divisions profit a good amount, including PS4. Just not enough to cover that disaster of a phone division.

            Also, please link me a source that stated that Kinect lost money? Yea, hardly any games used it; it’s an accessory. It is similar to the Wii Fit balance board, where only Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus used it. That didn’t make the Wii Fit balance board a failure, because it was a great success (for a while).

          • Titangamecube

            And here we go with the source wars…you haven’t provided sources so all you are arguing about is hot air. You don’t want to use the profit argument unless it involves Nintendo, then you want to use the hardware argument. Yeah hypocrisy at its finest.

          • awang0718
          • Titangamecube

            So what are they doing with the kinect? Nothing. hence, wasted money.

            I don’t think I disputed the numbers with the ps4. I said it’s making money but enough to keep Sony afloat. So much so that they had to sell some divisions and lay people off.

          • awang0718

            Microsoft is doing nothing with Kinect because Kinect (and motion control gaming in general) is pretty much dead. All that Kinect money they made goes elsewhere, presumably to fund other more important Xbox related projects. This is a good thing; Microsoft has clearly seen the shift in consumer interest away from motion control gaming, so they shifted away from it as well.

            As for Sony, again, they are losing money due to their failing phone division. They have an uphill battle to climb, and unfortunately, climbing the hill often involves getting rid of “excess weight”, which often involves layoffs and selloffs. My condolences go to those affected, but when you are working for a publicly traded company, things like this may and at some point will happen.

          • alex9234
          • awang0718

            Trust me, pal, if Sony was lying about profiting when they aren’t, every single shareholder would have sued the company to death. If you think Sony is “lying” that easily, then every business might as well be lying, including Nintendo.

          • alex9234

            Really? Well, go read the article “The Ten Year Decline of Sony” by Emily Rogers and you’ll see for yourself what kind of mess Sony is in right now.

          • awang0718

            An article from well over 2 years ago, when PS4 didn’t even exist… outdated much???

  • PRIMUS

    Miyamoto is better of having just to develop software, while he guides them on some hardware inputs. At times his mind is too far ahead for even his Nintendo crew.

  • PRIMUS

    Amen!

  • ActivesiN

    this is a good day, the less Miyamoto has to do with the NX hardware the better

  • Hardin Twentyfive

    Miyamoto, give us Pikmin 4 and/or 3D Mario

    • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

      I think its best Miyamoto works on software. Miyamoto had a major input on the Wii U and Wii’s hardware…. and yeah….

      • Hardin Twentyfive

        Well, his games do use the gimmicks, so I’ll give him his credit

      • Travis Touchdown

        And both of those consoles were the best of their generation. What’s the problem?

        • Frankie4Fingers1983

          No man, only sales numbers determine the quality of a console. Did you know

        • Titangamecube

          Man, I would give up on talking to him, he won’t even listen to anyone unless they agree with him. Then he will preach his own opinion with baseless statements and facts.

          • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

            “he won’t even listen to anyone unless they agree with him”

            LOLOLOL!

            Hypocritical much? So want to show me where I defended the Shenmue 3 KickStarter Liar?

            I’ll preach my own opinion with baseless statements? Says the guy who says stuff like this about Metroid Prime Federation Force:

            “Well let’s see…made by next level games. Earned my trust. Anyone who won’t give it a chance is just ignorant.”

            Talk about preaching…. so anybody who doesn’t want to play Metroid Prime Big head tiny body force is ignorant?

            TALK about BASELESS …. have you played the game? No you haven’t, yet you’re telling other people to give it a chance.

            Yet you have no problem not giving multiple PS4 and Xbox One games “a chance”.

            And when Mythosa was discussing things with you on HIS opinion this is what you ended up telling him: http://playeressence.com/satoru-iwata-is-taking-opinions-of-digital-event-seriously-will-work-to-meet-expectations/

            “How about you go fuck yourself then? Or better yet how about you put on your frilly stockings, tighten your thong and quit being such a bitch.”

            SO PLEASE don’t talk about listening to someone unless they agree with me. You’re the most stubborn dude on the site.

            And lets add a little more. So I have baseless statements? lol….what do you call this you said about Metroid:

            “Well Metroid has been dead. Nobody besides a couple of people actually care about it.”

            …… you always accuse me of hyperboles…. but bruh…. this is the biggest hyperbole I’ve ever seen. only “a couple of people actually care” about Metroid? LOL, that’s baseless, bullshit, and stupid. Metroid is a multi-million selling franchise. Even that garbage Metroid Other M sold over 1 million units.

            AND YOU STILL haven’t showed where I was defending Shenmue 3 liar. Trying to tell me I break my own rules…. So I guess calling someone a bitch, and them to “go fuck yourself” is perfectly fine.

            I don’t mind having you on the site dude, but if you’re going to take the time to attack me, We’re going to have a problem. I suggest you cool it dude.

          • Titangamecube

            Ah commenting on a 2 day old topic…how original. I mean you can’t follow the first so it’s fair game honestly.

          • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

            Try me dude

          • Titangamecube

            And you could have finished it. Still fair game after you called me stupid. I was going to apologize but you dragged it out. Btw, I’m not the one who necros dead topics.

          • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

            two days is “necros dead” to you? Hyperbole much? lol
            Nah man, you weren’t going to apologize…. because you didn’t. Like I said, don’t make false accusations, attack me and call ME stupid, and you have nothing to worry about.
            Continue attacking me in threads because you’re still mad, and you’ll get called out just like I did.

          • Titangamecube

            You were making the false assumption that I wasn’t going to apologize. In truth, I actually was but then you called me stupid. And two days in Internet time, is dead. I still think it’s fair game.

          • Titangamecube

            You were making the false assumption that I wasn’t going to apologize. In truth, I actually was but then you called me stupid. And two days in Internet time, is dead. I still think it’s fair game.

          • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

            Sorry, there is no way for you to “prove that” you’re just going by your word. Which I don’t trust. I mean, you did say I defended Shenmue 3 right? Which was a lie, so why should I believe you with this?
            Two days internet time is dead? LOL, and your opinion isn’t fact. Internet time isn’t even an actual real thing…. two days is two days. And the fact is two days is not “necros dead”.
            So like I said, Hyperbole much?
            “fair game” all you want dude. You call me out in threads, I’ll call your BS and hypocrisy out. JUST like I did in this thread. I suggest you refrain from calling me out for no reason, or things will just get worse. Your hypocrisy is actually a lot worse than what I linked here.

          • Titangamecube

            So you did make a false accusation. Good job Francis. Now I probably won’t apologize because you still refuse to believe that you called me stupid. Fair game at this point. Btw that sjw slant against Jim sterling…wasn’t even on that level. That’s a hyperbole. Goes back to what you have been doing. And now you are reporting on rumors with no evidence to back it up. Come on man.

          • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

            What a weak ass come back. So I did make a false accusation? Where?
            I don’t want your apology dude, seriously. I don’t care. My “slant against Jim sterling” Please detail bruh…..
            First of all…. you use hyperbole to much. Your interpretation of someone’s statement isn’t hyperbole. Look at the definition. You’re over-using the word.
            Articles are labeled “RUMOR” for a reason. Because they usually have little evidence to back them up. Now you’re trying to tell me how to be journalist? Titan, you’ve lost it man.
            But since you like debate, you’re more than welcome to come on and debate live with me. You’ll get bodied like Chillin’ dude vs. Leffen though.

          • Titangamecube

            Dude, you really keep going on about this and tell me I should move on? I been moved on but the fact that you keep dragging it out makes you look desperate. I’m not going to debate until you apologize. Until then, stay salty. And a couple more things, if you don’t want me to tell you how to be a journalist then don’t tell Nintendo how to run a company. And also that last comment is so childish. And you went to college.

          • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

            You’re the one who keeps this going on dude. Look at your last statements to me. You haven’t moved on, you keep on taking cheap shots at me with bullshit and more FALSE accusations. You want to explain that Jim Sterling “slant” I had? Or was that bullshit like most of the stuff you’ve accused me of?

            No…You look desperate with statements like this:
            “And now you are reporting on rumors with no evidence to back it up. Come on man.”
            You’re trying to attack me on a journalistic level….and….failing.
            I’m not going to apologize to you. You made multiple false accusations against me, called me stupid, and continued to attack me in separate posts because you’re butthurt you got bodied in the last thread. You won’t debate cause you would lose…. badly. I got months of messed up shit you’ve said to people on this site…. I would make you look really bad…. lol.
            I ask Nintendo for what I want, cause I’m a consumer. You trying to tell me how to report on Rumors as if I’m doing something wrong, when I’m not. ALL journalists report on rumors the same way. I went to college…. and? There is no correlation between your interpretation of my last statement, being childish, and my college education.
            I made an analogy pertaining to video games on a video game site, lol. You want to talk about childish? How about you calling people manchilds all the time. Now THAT is childish.

          • Titangamecube

            Wait so I’m desperate because I point out flaws in your journalism yet you keep responding to me trying to prove something. Wow, such desperation.
            You made the false accusation that I wasn’t going to apologize when in fact I was actually going to until you took it a step further and called me stupid. I can’t respect that Francis.
            I think you are being childish. Saying I’m an beat you in a debate like a smash bros match? That’s fucking kindergarten level insult. You went to college, have a beautiful woman and a child in your life and you act like this online? Btw, I call people stupid, full of shit, and all else but if I did call someone a man child, they deserve to be called as such. But seriously, stop being so goddamn salty and move on because I have. You haven’t.

          • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

            Yeah, you’re desperate because you haven’t proved what you said is true. There are no flaws with how I report rumors on this site. So what you’re saying is Bullshit. You’re wrong, deal with it.

            “You made the false accusation that I wasn’t going to apologize when in fact I was actually going to until you took it a step further and called me stupid. I can’t respect that Francis.”
            I’m starting to think you have some type of mental issue Titan, or you just have really bad communication skills. I have NO CLUE you were going to apologize to me, and you have NO way of PROVING you were actually going to apologize to me. So saying that I leveled a false accusation because you “were” going to apologize to me is a FALSE argument because you can’t prove your premise is fact. I think you’re lying.
            I can’t respect someone who makes multiple false accusations, then runs from a debate when they get called out.
            Kindergarden shit? LOL, yeah… cause that’s what kindergarders say to each other? You ever been around kids?
            I act fine online. You’re the one who goes around calling people names and leveling false accusations…. not me.
            Nobody “deserves” to be called manchild on this site. Talk about salt…. How about you move on, and don’t taking cheap shots on your way out.

          • Titangamecube

            So I have a mental issue now? You went from saying I was stupid to having mental problems. And you wonder why I have problem with you right now. You can’t even move on because you’re trying to prove something. You’re the salty one. And you know what else? Stay Salty.

          • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

            “So I have a mental issue now?”
            or you just have really bad communication skills… it’s either or. You think false accusations are based on premise that was never a fact to begin with. What you “think, or say” you were going to do is not fact…. it doesn’t “exist” until you actually do it. So I made no false accusation because what you said NEVER happened, it was not fact.

            I don’t wonder why you have I problem with me… lol. You’re salty from getting bodied so much. You haven’t proved one accusation you’ve leveled against me. And you ran from a debate because I would make you look really bad.

            Like I said, if you could move on with out the cheapshots like “You’re the salty one. And you know what else? Stay Salty.” Then I would stop commenting, but you continue to take cheap shots, and talk shit. So it will continue till you just move on…. or stop with the cheap shots dude.
            I think is pretty obvious you’re the one who is salty and mad. You can’t even prove any of the bullshit you’ve leveled against me.

          • Titangamecube

            Francis, what you just said doesn’t matter because you said I have mental problems. Look, I said you were stupid and it was wrong but rather then be a good moderator, and call me out on that comment, you called me stupid so now anyone on this site can call each other stupid. Then you kept going until you said I have mental problems. That’s neogaf level of logic right there. Now you’re trying to win the argument for the sake of winning it on this article that had nothing to do what was originally talked about. You are desperate and salty and the sad thing is, you won’t even admit to it.

          • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

            Reading comprehension is hard for you huh? lol

          • Titangamecube

            I read what you said but the fact that I said I have mental issues then say I have poor communication skills says a lot about you. You shit on people who disagree but then hide behind the fact you have some authority which you fail to show.

          • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

            You make multiple false accusations, lie and bullshit to make yourself feel better. You call people manchild and tell them to fuck off when they disagree with you, then ignore it when its brought to your attention now.
            Your comments say a lot about you. You call people names, you get angry when they disagree with you. You tell people they are full of shit and salty, you’re a bit of a jerk. I’ve looked through your comments dude.
            You don’t want to continue this conversation. Cause if you do, I’m going to have to take it a step further on you. Cause now you’re starting to make MULTIPLE false accusations against me on multiple threads. Its getting into the slander territory. titan, last warning. Stop.

        • FalconLawnch

          Hahahaha… no. The Wii had a handful of good to great games among heaps of shovelware, and the Wii U is already on its way out after a bit under three years on the market.

          • Titangamecube

            Well aren’t you full of shit.

          • Travis Touchdown

            You can’t judge a console based on it’s ‘bad’ games. The NES likely has some of the worst titles ever released in it’s library, but it’s widely regarded as a fantastic console, with classics like SMB3, Metroid, and Zelda II.

            The Wii had a lot more than a few great games. In my mind, it easily eclipsed the PS360 in the sheer amount of unique, creative content. Try comparing a list of the best PS360 games of last gen to the best Wii games of last gen. There’s hardly anything on PS360 that can really compete, unless it happens to be a Platinum title.

          • Wanderlei

            Completely agree, the Wii library is so solid and full off hidden gems but most dont know cause they never look. PS360 library is pretty bland and basically COD and Fifa/Madden machines for casuals.

        • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

          Best of their generation? In your opinion. The lack of features and RPGs really bug me. No friend invites, party chat, on screen noticfications make playing games with friends difficult.

        • CapableTie

          I liked PS3 over Wii by a longshot. Wii U is my favorite so far, but it’s unlikely it will keep that status as the other consoles get older.

      • person

        Maybe its best if the guy who said: ‘F-Zero can’t be made because it would need its own controller’ sticks to games only.

        • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

          LOL, seriously.

  • getagrip

    there going to copy the dualshock,put pointless lightbulbs all over the controller and touchy pads no one on earth would use

    and it will be called FULL RETARD SHOCK

  • Hidden Flare

    I wonder how the NX will turn out, right now we have next to no knowledge to whats so special about the NX, not even why they call it the NX. So far we can only play the guessing game with it.

    I do wonder if Miyamoto would have left an impact on NX or not. Well I guess eventually he’ll develop a game for it but I guess Miyamoto will be staying away from the NX for now.