Only thing I gotta say is then what in the hell were you thinking? And don't give me the we are relying on Mario and Zelda run around.
President Satoru Iwata says desire to meet quality standards has led to delays, promises more new games beginning in March.
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata apologized today for a drought of new Wii U releases in the first few months of the system's availability. He explained that Nintendo understands the need for new titles surrounding the Wii U launch, but also acknowledged that achieving quality is of the utmost importance.
"Nintendo takes seriously its responsibility offer a steady stream of new titles in the very early days of a new platform to establish a good lineup of software," Iwata said during a Nintendo Direct briefing this morning. "On the other hand, we also firmly believe we have to offer quality experiences when we release new titles. Based on our software development schedules at the end of last year, we concluded we should spend a little more time to satisfy our Nintendo standard of quality.
"I apologize to those supporting Wii U about the lack of new titles from Nintendo in January and February. But please understand we will have new titles to offer from March onward. We are planning a steady stream of games from spring to summer."
Elsewhere in the Nintendo Direct presentation, Iwata revealed a bevy of new first-party games, including a brand-new Wii U Legend of Zelda game and a Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker high-definition remake. Other first-party Wii U titles revealed during the presentation included new Yoshi, Mario, and Mario Kart offerings.
There's either too much or not enough thrid party support. If only the library of games was steadily released and consistant quality then this would be immaterial.
Next time you would think trying to lure more 3rd party developers, Nintendo. Remember the glorious N64 era?
That was when I was proud to have owned every Nintendo console since the NES. It is true you can handle on your own, but if you could actually get some decent 3rd party games for release schedules of a new console you will do way better than this. Now just waiting for the Vita apologize that would be great Sony.
@Ledah The N64 era didn't have much 3rd party support. GameCube did have more, but did not sell well. the SNES had all the 3rd party support in the world, the wii sucked but sold well. We don't know about wiiu...yet.
This drought of Nintendo software has occurred with EVERY Nintendo home console release since N64, both at the beginning of the console's life and the end. It's ridiculous.
@Meta-Gnostic It's all Hiroshi Yamauchi's fault that Nintendo lost 3rd party for their consoles. at least they still have 3rd party support for their handhelds.
@GSJones1994 @Meta-Gnostic I guess you could say that since he was one of the main people to make Nintendo stick with cartridges AFAIK, which lost them 3rd party support to Sega and especially Sony. Thus, on N64 Nintendo 1st party got even more accolades and sales due to lack of 3rd party competition and it hasn't changed since.
I take it that you blame lack of 3rd party support for the early and late drought on Nintendo consoles. I never really thought about it that way, but I guess that's a major reason. Still, you would expect Nintendo to be able to have at least 1-2 1st party games during those drought periods.
Claims of quality are the last line of defense for a company that is failing to provide. How often have we seen games get delayed for one or two years under the guise of quality (by various companies, of course)? I'm not buying it now any more than I did in the past, Nintendo.
Apologize? How about putting in some effort instead of being the complacent company you have for a while now? Eh, that'd take work. Mine as well keep regurgitating the same thing over and over with new coats of paint.
Nintendo's blessed: they are a company whose fans are fine with complacency.
@MirkoS77 I can't think of a company besides Nintendo that does put endless effort into things. If you don't like what they do, then admit that, but don't ignore what they do because you don't like it.
They're always first of the mark each generation (and handheld generation), always altering their controllers, formats, etc. How is any of this just the 'coat of paint'?
To say that Nintendo is blessed ignores the failures of the Virtual Boy, N64, GCN and all the hard-work it took to make it back to being a competitor. How did they achieve this without doing any 'work'?
awwww Nintendo wants to "apologize" and spit out their sorries after raking in the cash on yet another bullshit cash-in. unfortunately too right before the us government started getting asshurt over their corrupt reputation they start pointing the fingers at us. there has been a lot of promise for the world of gaming but the way things are looking we may not have our joy for long.
Same thing that happened with the 3DS, very happy with how 3DS turned out though especially after price drop
Really? That is the most important part of the presentation?
What a Crapy election of a title for the article.
@Ultima_DragoonDuh you guys fall for this all the time, Nintendo releases a great game from there trusted franchise and you guys go ahead and buy it(boo hoo) You'll be sorry Rant of a crazy man=Ultimo_Dragoon
You don't have to apologize to me Nintendo. I see what you're doing. Your holding back so that the competition doesn't take what ever great idea you have in store for that LCD controller. Especially since Sony and Microsoft have their rumored controllers with built in LCDs on the horizon. Good move. Announce and release your "wow" apps late and don't give them a chance to copy them.
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@CHROMEFLAMIN I feel your comment is uninformative, not really thought through and quite patronizing. To which controller of which console do you refer to? Utilizing a (touchscreen) display on a home console controller is a relatively new concept, not yet explored to full potential. Yes, I am a Nintendo fan boy.
I'm sure it'll be fine. Nintendo has always been a very caring company. I mean, Satoru Iwata even filmed his own unboxing video for the Wii U, he must really be proud of his product.
Take all the time you need with your 1st party titles Nintendo! In the meantime focus on those 3rd party developers and helping them design for the WiiU, Nintendo has already done very well with 3rd party titles for launch and I believe there will be much more to come, it has already done more then what the Wii had done around its launch. WiiU has been out 2 months give it the time it needs to blossom. There's probably already more M rated titles for WiiU then there had ever been on Wii.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFIgqbfGBTI one of the best games ever made
@emptycow That a Traditional Fighter not a Brawler
I ask what the point of these videos are. I know you posted Battle Arena Toshinden for your argument about Smash Brothers.
Lol, I remember it but I don't recall ever playing it. I found it interesting that the Saturn had a lot of 3D fighters when the system was actually a 2D beast. There's this one Saturn fighting game I want to try out, it's a SEGA cross over that allows you to play a giant stuffed bear that doesn't animate XD
All of Nintendo Franchises!!
Advance Wars/Wars series
Adventures of Lolo (Eggerland)
Big Brain Academy
Chosoju Mecha MG
Clu Clu Land
Daigasso! Band Brothers
Dillon's Rolling Western
Disaster: Day of Crisis
Doshin the Giant
Famicom Detective Club
Famicom Grand Prix
Game & Watch
Glory of Heracles
Joy Mech Fight
Kyle Hyde (Hotel Dusk)
Lego City Undercover
The Last Story
The Legendary Starfy
The Legend of Zelda
Master of Illusion
Ouendan (Elite Beat Agents)
Sin and Punishment
Stunt Race FX
Super Smash Bros.
Trace Memory (Another Code)
Wii U Panorama View
Zangeki no Reginleiv
@djmaster1994 dragon quest is made by square enix there were dragon quest games on ps2
Nintendo doesn't co-own Dragon's Quest. So Nintendo publishes a few games. Capcom has helped develop several Zelda titles such as Oracle of Seasons, Oracle of Ages, Minish Cap. Doesn't mean Capcom co-owns Zelda now does it.
@djmaster1994 not to be a asshole but some of the games on this list are not good game a nd many of them are nes ,ds,snes or wii games manny of them are not of a high quality but if it makes you feel better then cool list them but many of them are not even in the same class as games like uncharted, sly cooper, etc
Super Smash Bros.
Sin and Punishment
The Last Story
All of These are Nintendo Tops Frnachises
And about 15 of them are Better than Uncharted.
@djmaster1994 some of the games on that list are not made by nintendo imo sony blows nintendo first party away i feel that the only great dev nintendo has is miyamoto and when he walks away who knows what will happen to nintendo
@abHS4L88 @djmaster1994 @emptycow
Donkey Kong because that Nintendo Owned.
All the others yes because they owned them.
Either way Nintendo still owns the SNES and N64 games they just can't put them on VC.
And I don't know why Rare is in this because none of the Franchises I listed above is owned or created by them.
I guess, I'm still not completely clear on the whole publishing games made by 3rd parties. I mean, Rare was a 2nd party yet when Microsoft purchased Rare, all the IPs they developed while under Nintendo became Microsoft IPs, so you can understand why I'm not completely clear on that.
@djmaster1994 Holly shit. I always new they have a lot of games, but that's loads.
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