Nintendo President Talks About NX, the Mission of Surprising the Fans and Becoming an Entertainment Company

Nintendo’s New President Tatsumi Kimishima shared with the online version of the Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shinbun quite a few interesting thoughts about the company’s future and the NX.

Kimishima-san mentioned that he wants 2016 to be an interesting year, with many new ideas introduced in the gaming industry. According to him, Nintendo’s mission is to propel the gaming industry forward. They want to continue providing new surprises for the fan, and that’s a goal that will last forever.

After that, Kimishima-san confirmed that this year Nintendo will announce the details about the NX, which he explicitly defines “next-generation dedicated game console,” clarifying that it’s not a successor of an existing console, but it’s based on a completely new idea.

We’ll also see the launch of games for smartphones and a project in collaboration with the Universal Studios theme park. For Nintendo it’s important to keep establishing new business models related to games.

Kimishima-san then stressed on the importance of “spreading Nintendo’s software in the world, and increasing the number of people that get in contact with Nintendo characters.” He wants those characters to appear in film and cartoons, and negotiations to further that goal are being carried out with external partners.

He then talked about the online service starting in March, allowing players to earn points just by playing Nintendo’s games, including on smartphones. Nintendo is working hard to release smartphone games with famous characters belonging to its IPs by the end of the year.

According to Kimishima-san, it’s also important to diversify the revenue sources. He wants to grow the software business and the use of Nintendo characters into a new pillar for the company’s revenue. Increasing digital download and expanding additional content sales is also deemed important. By pleasing fans with new surprises, achieving a profit of 100 billion yen [855 million dollars] a year or more is a possibility, and Nintendo is steadily executing its plans to get there within a few years.

Lastly, Kimishima-san explained that 2016 is an important year for Nintendo, and that the industry is facing a climatic period. While games will remain Nintendo’s core business, there’s a possibility to become a full-fledged entertainment company.

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  • Tmfwang

    Ive lost faith in Nintendo

    • Davis Arend

      Same here. They can say all they want, but until I don’t see a proper next gen system, is all bs to me.

      • JustGaming

        ‘Proper next gen system’.

        SMH. This is half of the problem.

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      • garf02

        >proper next system
        AkA as poor people PC gaming/ CoD Machine that charges for online..are you a masochist?

        • JustGaming

          Yep, they love it.

          A proper next gen system to me is something that moves away from its predecessors and betters itself, introducing new and enhanced features. In thay sense, Wii U is every bit the next gen system in all but name. It’s just a shame Nintendo didn’t get behind it a lot more than they did.

          From what little we have seen so far, NX is shaping up to be one hell of a weird and wonderful system, and Nintendo are evolving beyond the confines of gaming. It’s very encouraging.

      • WTGHookshot

        And what defines a “proper” next gen system? I can understand being a bit miffed at the lack of power, but if that’s your exclusive idea of a “proper” next gen system, you might as well stick with a PC.

        I don’t know about you, but to me, a “proper” next gen system is one that uses technology to allow to create games that just weren’t possible before. Whether that is through stronger hardware or through an always-online device or through features such as motion control or a tablet or through VR or through 3D or through AR, it doesn’t matter to me. It’s all about creating new experiences that just weren’t possible before. Those, to me, aren’t defined exclusively by the power, as you seem to think.

      • oNionKnight08

        remember GC???

        • Davis Arend

          Yeah, those were the days

  • Panty Sniffer

    Meh! nintendo is dead in tha wata

    • JustGaming

      Great back to sniffing your sister’s panties.

      • Panty Sniffer

        mmmmmmmm!! Eau de toilette!!!!

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    Quite the tasteless comments down below, but not surprising. I have a little faith in Nintendo, but they have a long way to go before I invest in another home console. Until then, I’ll be sticking to my 3DS.

  • StarTsurugi

    Meh… I believe the NX will have a terrific launch line-up of Nintendo 1st parties…
    And when the dust settles from the first sales, it’ll still have some gimmick that will alienate the 3rd parties and it’ll be another WiiU

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      That’s probably the likely outcome. They should just stick with a traditional controller.

      • StarTsurugi

        As far as the patents show, it’s supposed to be a console, who’s controller is a portable. So kinda like Sony’s remote play. But I think every game will have to be both home console and portable…and the 3rd parties will find that too hard to do.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          If true, that would take a lot work. So if so, I don’t see it sitting well with third parties. Can’t blame them considering the resources it would eat up.

          • StarTsurugi

            Yeah, so same fate as WiiU. The big 1st party titles will push sales, but otherwise it’ll struggle.
            Of course, i may be completely wrong and it sweeps the nation like the Wii

    • Cloudman

      Learn what a gimmick is.

  • Shane O’Shaughnessy

    If you really want to excite fans and make bucketloads of money, PLEASE stop making hardware and go software-only! I would buy Mario Maker, Mario Kart, and Zelda day 1 if they were on PS4, but I’m not buying Nintendo hardware. Sorry.

    • Tmfwang

      This

      • bardock5151

        Is ridiculous.

    • Arty McBert

      Omg you’re such a retard, as are all port beggars. You clearly have no grasp of economics or capitalism with that idiotic mentality of yours. You want Nintendo games? Get a Nintendo console. You want Bloodborne? Get a PS4. You want Halo? Get an Xbone.

      DEAL WITH IT.

      • Bebop

        if i could id up vote you a million times…i cant stand the spoiled entitled attitude of people…”I dont want to buy exclusives from a company that make their on console and games…i want them to instead make games for the console i prefer because thats how everything works…I like their games but i dont like the company making them” lol ok

        • Shane O’Shaughnessy

          My comment has nothing to do with being entitled, you moron! Do you even know what that word means? Nintendo has not gotten a cent off of me since the SNES era, and I’m certain that there are millions more like me. IF they ever want to gain me back as a customer they need to go multi-platform. If they don’t, fine, but I’m not interested in buying Nintendo hardware. Nintendo shareholders really need to do some hard thinking and number-crunching in the next couple of years. They can’t afford another Wii U fiasco, and their marketshare (in home consoles) is migrating to the other platforms. I get it that people don’t like this way of thinking, but too bad.

          • Bebop

            i can tell by your name calling that you are just an immature child online…good day

            https://fansrule.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/kermit-tea.jpg

          • Shane O’Shaughnessy

            LOL! Says the guy that called me “spoiled” and “entitled”. The pot calling the kettle black.

          • Bebop

            those are names? oh man i thought that was a description of your attitude, not a name of someones intelligence like “moron” but what ever you want to put in your “pot”

          • Bebop

            and for the record i never called you “Spoiled and entitled” you were not even in my comment to begin with

          • Shane O’Shaughnessy

            I suspect it’s a reflex to anyone that suggests Nintendo should go multi-platform. It’s a serious argument these days, not simply trolling.

          • harith

            Same here, i bought only Nintendo’s portable (where they have little to no competition) after SNES yearsyears before.
            A lot of people can’t understand what you’re talking about, they just don’t get it!

        • TuranX

          Nintendo doesn’t offer enough to buy their new console. When PS and Xbox have a lot more games on their system, it’s kinda stupid for anyone to buy a Nintendo system for their exclusives. If all we’re ever going to do is buy a Nintendo console for their exclusives, then within 10 years they’ll start selling software only. The games that sell great are Zelda, Super Mario, Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. Every single time, these four sell great, but their other titles sell mediocre or bad. So is it worth getting a new console just for 4-6 games? The fanbase will say yes, but according to the Wii U sales, that fanbase has shrunk a lot. So much so, that keeping a business for them isn’t worth it. They need to grab everyone. They seem to go a more smarter direction with the whole Amiibo, IOS games and Kimishima saying the importance of digital distribution and maybe becoming an entertainment system. Time will tell, but two things are for sure: Releasing a console in the middle of the generation is incredibly stupid, because many people already have a console and don’t wanna spend another 300-400 for a console. AND, it’s all about the games. If Nintendo doesn’t offer enough of first party, second party and all of third party, not a lot of people will jump on it and history will repeat itself.

      • Shane O’Shaughnessy

        Actually, you’re the retard, and I think I have a much better grasp of economics than you do. I’m telling Nintendo that if they want my support they need to go the way of Sega. They would sell insane amounts of software if they did that. Anyone with a brain knows it, so YOU deal with it.

        • Bebop

          lol they are making plenty of money with amiibos and the 3ds and going mobile…you not giving support is not going to hurt them at all…yea the wii u is weak as hell compared to the GC…but the wii still sold like crazy last gen and with cheaper hardware…you have to be just really oblivious or a fanboy to think nintendo is financially having a hard time…Im not exactly happy with them in terms of being a gamer but hey…it is what it is

          • Shane O’Shaughnessy

            I think you’d need to ask Nintendo shareholders if they’d define it as “plenty”. The Wii U is a money pit. Putting their games on other platforms would be ludicrously profitable, whereas making new hardware is expensive and a gamble.

          • Bebop

            lol ok well nintendo is in japan and cares mainly about japan…Yokai Watch Pokemon, Monsterhunter, all say hello…they sell millions on launch what I’m saying is Nintendo is fine…Wii u is not by any means something to be proud of but they dont care about those gamers that supported them when they made great games, because they are getting paid while you and i are sitting here arguing

          • Shane O’Shaughnessy

            You really don’t think that people inside Nintendo aren’t having conversations like this? There have got to be some Nintendo investors pushing for multi-platform.

        • WTGHookshot

          And how is good old Sega doing, again? Oh, that’s right: they aren’t doing well, closing studios left and right and relying on their merger with Sammy to hold them afloat; in 2014, they posted a $24 million loss. In 2015, they turned it around slightly, with a $7.9 million profit… mainly owed to Pachinko/Pachislot and mobile games. That doesn’t exactly sound like a sound business model if you want Nintendo IPs to go multiplatform… because the multiplatform of choice that it appears would net them the most is mobile, which they are already about to do without having to go multiplatform.

          Nintendo on the other hand netted $207 million in profits in 2014, compared to Sega’s $24 million loss. In three months alone of 2015 (between April and end of June), Nintendo raked in $67 million in profits. I don’t think they are hurting as bad as you seem to think they are…

          • zero

            Sega’s troubles don’t stem from them not having a home console anymore though, they stem from Sega’s mismanagement with their franchises and games. It is perfectly possible for a developer / publisher / company to be profitable without having a branded home console.

            What happened to Sega after their bowing out of the console race is in no way indicative of what might happen to Nintendo if they ever were to bow out of the console race.

          • WTGHookshot

            While I agree with your sentiment about it being because Sega have mismanagement with their franchises and games, the same would most likely be true for Nintendo. Nintendo has openly admitted that they stay in hardware because their games are focused around the hardware itself, that the two go hand-in-hand: their software development is based around their hardware development and vice versa. This is why I think it would be bad for Nintendo to go software. What allows them to create the best games are developing the hardware and software in combination with one another. Do you think Sony/Microsoft would allow Nintendo to tell them how they should develop their hardware so that Nintendo can develop the games they want to make and use the hardware they want to use? No way. But that’s what Nintendo’s staff have openly stated about their development strategies within their teams.

      • Cloudman

        Do not call him names like that. Even if he is 100% wrong.

        • Arty McBert

          I’ll call him whatever I want.

    • Cloudman

      That would excite nobody.

      • Shane O’Shaughnessy

        Are you serious, or just trolling? Nintendo going multi-platform would excite millions of people.

        • Cloudman

          We all agreed that you are the one trolling.

          Nintendo going multi platform would be horrible. Sony is in worse shape than they are. Ask them to go third party,

          • Shane O’Shaughnessy

            You still haven’t said how it would be “horrible”. Nintendo would be absurdly profitable. You disagree?

            Sony is a huge company with many different interests. The PlayStation division is extremely successful, so your comment makes no sense.

          • Cloudman

            Is Sega absurdly profitable? I remember the same idiotic people saying the same thing about them.

            Nintendo made the most money of any company in the history of the industry over that 5-8 year DS/Wii period. Why would they stop Hardware?

          • Cloudman

            “The PlayStation division is extremely successful, so your comment makes no sense.”

            PS4 hardware is successful. Vita is not, software is not.

            Nintendo is extremely successful. They made profit this year. Number 1 publisher, amiibo selling, software selling, ect.

          • Zatekuyo

            Well look at that, a person that tries to be nerdy just to stand out from others, but in the end still acts the same from anyone else that really overlooks what they’re getting into.

            They ain’t that extremely successful, but just successful on their own right, and the worst part is that they can be literally strict in terms of regions in their own way i dunno.

          • Cloudman

            what

          • Zatekuyo

            Exactly.

    • Leon

      Without console exclusivity all of gaming will become steam. A fate worse then death.
      It’s the competition that keeps things from going down the shitter like steam, just like steam.

  • Zatekuyo

    Oh boy if this whole “expanding business by going for the smartphone technology, becoming an entertainment as they’re already still an entertainment company” ordeal/schtick isn’t enough to have faith on what Nintendo’s doing, i feel like they are going to be no better than they are back then.

    But if they insist on doing so, give that a chance, i’m not expecting this too much, nor about Nintendo’s theme park, all i envisioned is that they are gonna have Nintendo related contents in said theme park and nothing else.

  • ryan

    i hate to tell you this folks my nintendo in japan,if u own mhx there giveing 30 percent discounts digital titles. if one company drive down digital prices like steam or close it for future of gameing its nintendo.
    sony has worst prices on planet they retry to put up same crap on sale over n over it gets old.

    I wont go near xbox make some decent rpgs r exclusive,i might go near it.
    lost odyssey is only game that was so epic,i bought 360 for one title back in day

    • Tmfwang

      Cool story, Ryan

  • A well thought out username

    The only thing that has and will ever sell me on a Nintendo product is Zelda and even then it’s when the system is dirt cheap. Not really that fussed about anything else Nintendo offers so there’s no real rush for me. Zelda games never age in my opinion.

  • doplerradar

    It would be nice to see a Pokemon game exclusive to the NX. It will push some units.

    • JustGaming

      If the hybrid theory is true, then we probably will. It solves a lot of issues on that front.

    • R.K

      Pokemon on advanced hardware?! Count me in Day 1

  • Cloudman

    The comments are embarrassing and tasteless.
    Kimishima is a good guy.

    Nintendo was publisher of the year according to a variety of sourced, edge, ign, ect. They did pretty darn well this year.

    • Shane O’Shaughnessy

      Are you serious with this post!? I’m pretty darn sure that Nintendo cares about the gamers that left them. The loyalists that bought the Wii U are simply not enough.

      • Cloudman

        Wii U software exclusive sales are still higher than what X1 and PS4 can manage, even with more sales.

        • Shane O’Shaughnessy

          What numbers are you using?

          • Cloudman

            Global software sales. Nintendo provides them during the quarterlies..

          • harith

            The simplest explanation is…there’s no (or only a few) high quality software other than Nintendo’s 1st party’s.

            So basically, people buy Wii U for it’s exclusive titles…

          • JustGaming

            It’s true….. The know how to make one hell of a game.

          • Cloudman

            There is very few quality software for PS4 and X1 right now too. Right now it is an even playing field.

          • garf02

            you add on the numbers during Financials reports.

        • Zatekuyo

          Xbox One yes. But PS4 they may find a way to catch up.

    • Zatekuyo

      Well i’m gonna say that they aren’t perfect either, nobody is, and it became nothing more than a lost concept and i believe decency is the only thing that we’re ok/cool with.

      And that’s just their perspective back then and we both know that it’s just is, i don’t give a dang about what these sources are anymore.

      No, the gamers think that they lost their faith in them so it’s not just them that are not playing games, like seriously.

    • Boerewors

      Biting the hand that fed them for all those years. Guess people are just going through “game puberty”, they’ll be back once they realize there is no love like the love of a (gaming) parent.

    • Leia Hart

      They put out two relevant games, Splatoon and Mario Maker. You may also throw Xenosaga. The rest of the year has been an arid wasteland. Even Animal Crossing and Mario Party were terrible games (and not just compared to past iterations).

      I love Nintendo too, but saying they performed well this year is just ridiculous.

      • Cloudman

        Mario & Luigi, Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing Happy Home (third best selling game in Japan), Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, Yoshi, and more are nothing?

        Edge, the hardest reviewer of all time named them publisher of the year. I take them over you.

        • Leia Hart

          So Edge makes up the majority opinion? I love all three console makers to death, but you’re the ultimate apologist.

          • Cloudman

            Edge, IGN, USgamer, ect. They all named Nintendo publisher of the year. Apologist? I am looking at the entire body of work and being rational and reasonable.

            What sites named any other publisher of the year? Please? Tell me

          • Leia Hart

            Links please.

          • Cloudman

            You are really going to make me search a podcast and a video a few weeks back? This was a few days ago.

            http://mynintendonews.com/2016/01/13/edge-issue-289-reviews-and-end-of-year-awards/

          • Leia Hart

            No because it’s a silly argument. A video and a podcast? That’s definitely the definitive the authority on the publishers’ years. Good grief…

            Nintendo had highlights, but it was not only a bad year in sales, but their number of titles and quality (with the said above exceptions) were off.

            PS: If you need to rely on a publication’s opinion to decide your opinions or purchases, you have bigger life problems. IGN’s opinion isn’t any more significant than yours or mine.

          • Cloudman

            IGN is the biggest video game site on the planet, there podcast with there awards means something

            “but it was not only a bad year in sales” Amiibo was number one, so was 3ds, Nintendo sold a shit ton of software and was the number 1 globally.

            ” but their number of titles and quality (with the said above exceptions) were off.” Not true at all. Look at metacritic

          • Leia Hart

            Good lord is your head in the clouds…

          • Cloudman

            If that is all you can say in the face of facts, then this discussion is over.

            Animal Crossing happy home designer was the third best selling game in Japan in 2015, Splatoon was number 2, Mario Maker was number 4, that was just in Japan. Nintendo cleaned up this year and was the media concensus publisher of the year. That is just how it was.

      • Cloudman

        Oh why the hell not, lets keep adding games they published that were quality, yokai watch, majora 3d, code name steam and even more than that they published.

        Not the best Nintendo year ever in terms of software but they wiped the floor with everyone else.

        • Leia Hart

          I thought we were discussing Wii U. My bad for not clarifying. Though those are quality games you mentioned, Nintendo looks even worse for the year if you’re including 3DS, they’re current main system.

          • Cloudman

            When I say publisher of the year, you include the entire body of work.

            ” Though those are quality games you mentioned, Nintendo looks even worse for the year if you’re including 3DS, they’re current main system.” They do not look worse at all. 3DS is the system with the best library on the market right now with the largest global install base.

  • Eggyhead85

    This direction of opening up Nintendo IPs to other forms of entertainment is probably a good idea. Do is starting a new online network.
    Here’s what I would see from Nintendo before jumping back in:
    1) no more region locks
    2) all digital purchases permanently tied to your account and infinitely downloadable
    3) Virtual Console games are also tied to your account, infinitely downloadable, and will transfer to any system that supports them.
    4) a more open and relaxed online network

    Otherwise I will only like get a new Nintendo console if I have kids old enough to play it, assuming I don’t already have a system that’s already capable enough for children’s games.

    • garf02

      1) valid
      2) Purchase are tied to the account.. is the account that is tied to hardware. learn your Siht Dude
      3) 2)
      4) Wut?

      • Eggyhead85

        As if your condescending tone is going to convince me to go out and buy a Nintendo platform right now or something? Lol. You don’t know what you’re talking about.

        Numbers 2 and 3 were meant to be more specifically tied to this mess:
        http://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1056/~/how-do-i-transfer-the-content-from-one-nintendo-system-to-another%3F

        Having your purchases tied to an account tied to hardware is not the same has having a universal account with infinite access to purchased content.
        3 means that purchased VC games need to be accessible from any generation system that sells and plays them, with no need for a repurchase across platforms.
        4 means no more dealing with messy friend-code/mii exchange, group/party chat support, etc.

        If these things don’t bother you, great. Nintendo has their target audience and more power to you. For me, though, these just turn me off.

        • garf02

          moving goal posts

          • Eggyhead85

            This is a conversation, not a football game, what are you getting at?

  • http://www.sony.com Based Sony

    Notice how none of his points say anything about them becoming more Based.
    Which is impossible anyway.

  • Mr BeefCakes

    Ok then.

  • Pain Sama

    i’ve never been into Nintendo’s hardware or games but i really wish them all the best with their new Console with a strong game library and only their usual milked IP’s

    • Cloudman

      They do not milk any of there ip.

  • Somerandomperson

    release NZ along a next pokemon or zelda game and I will buy

  • Agent HUNK

    if they brought nintendo back to their 80s glory again then and only then wed have nintendo back….. a new metroid,a new castlevania , a new mega man, new donkey kong adventures, new contra….etc . Gear it more towards us original nintendo gamers from the 80s and 90s . remake mario 1-3 stuff like that

    • Cloudman

      Nintendo software is better than it has ever been.

      “Gear it more towards us original nintendo gamers from the 80s and 90s ” They do this constantly.

      • Boerewors

        It’s been a great run so far on the Wii U software wise, but all in all there was too little for most to play apparently. Nintendo has a wonderful in-house solution to this problem where they don’t even need modern 3rd party titles: If they bring a cheap enough system which can be used as a handheld and as a home console, with the latest of mobile technology (don’t underestimate that power!) and make a unified account, they could bring ALL titles in their back catalogue to a Virtual Console, ALL Sega titles, Konami till 2004, Capcom till 2004 etc etc. They could offer an enormous database of games which will be loved by young and old.

        I have more specific plans and options all worked out, but I’m afraid they will try to go head first up against Sony. If they were to offer acces to their back catalogue and keep on making the games they made for the Wii U and sell their console at $199, which could easily be done, they would get so much more people buying one than just your hardcore gamer. If anything mobile gaming, but also Facebook gaming, shows people like gaming but want easy acces to it. Nintendo could offer them that with a system they can take away with them or have on a docking station for home use. It wouldn’t feature games like we see now on PS and Xbox where nobody’s got time for, it would offer your typical Nintendo games where you can play a quick round of karts/ golf/ platforming/ fighting/ soccer etc OR where you can spend hours and hours on the very same game.

        Hardcore gamers aside, no one actually has the time to play and finish games like MGS V, TW3 be Fallout. Nintendo shouldn’t cater to people who want those experiences, with a market of 150 million potential buyers, Nintendo should cater to the 3 billion people who like gaming but also have to go to work, have a family and other hobbies. The methods of input don’t have to change in order to attract people, like with the Wii, the treshold needs to be lowered for most to start gaming. Any parent who grew up on Nintendo would buy a $149 – $199 Nintenso console for their kids without even what it does, let alone if you make clear it plays all games you used to play AND had cutting edge graphics like we saw on the Wii U (let’s be honest: there is no need for it to look better). Nintendo is the Disney of games; not everyone might be fond of it, but you better brace yourself when they adopt the right strategy…they will become unstoppable!

        • Cloudman

          Nintendo knows what to do better than any of us. We need to wait and see. Graphics alone mean nothing

  • Cloudman

    I hate to break it to people, but what he is saying is consistent with what Nintendo has done for 35 years.

    “After that, Kimishima-san confirmed that this year Nintendo will
    announce the details about the NX, which he explicitly defines
    “next-generation dedicated game console,” clarifying that it’s not a
    successor of an existing console, but it’s based on a completely new
    idea.” Fantastic. Lemme see the new 3D Mario they are working on.

    • Zatekuyo

      Yeah and i rather we have a mario game that we can explore outside of mushroom kingdom like with super mario land and 2, these games actually have world variety that it makes New Super Mario Bros. look like a same, fruity type of remake.

      • Cloudman

        Are you insane? You sound like it with your comments. “fruity type of remake”……..please, stop typing.

        • Zatekuyo

          No you see, i was referring to New Super Mario Bros. can’t a guy like me have my own way of saying this? We all have our own views here and there.

          And i meant that we can visit a kingdom that isn’t fully explored like Sarasaland and well you know.

          • Cloudman

            Not if you are going to be an insulting jerk. The Mushroom kingdom is what fans mostly want. Nintendo delivers what the fans want.

          • Zatekuyo

            I was just getting to the point and i don’t intend to insult others nuh uh, i was only disagreeing what you’re getting it from kinda, sorta, maybe.

            I’ll admit i’m getting quite bluntful, but i still think before i comment and i know better than that.

            But let’s just leave this be, we aren’t going anywhere with this, i’m not gonna bother with this anymore, we’re just going to wait and see.

    • garf02

      this is a Sony centered site, everyone here wet dream is not for Nintendo to succeed, but for em to fall so low they will pull a SEGA and put their IP on the platform on other people loyalty

      hell there is an article called: 7 IPs Nintendo dont deserve to own.

      • Cloudman

        Oh I know. That does not excuse people being morons.

  • Designer Dragon

    They need to get away from forcing gimmicky control schemes on players.

    • Cloudman

      Analog was once called a gimmick. So was rumble. So was force feedback shoulder buttons, so was touch screen functionality.

      Sometimes features work, sometimes they do not. But Nintendo needs to keep innovating.

      They hypocrasy? When something works, it is called innovation, when something does not, it is called a gimmick.

      Is VR a gimmick? or is that just something different?

      • garf02

        VR is not a gimmick cause Sony and Oculus are trying to hype the shit out of it. if Nintendo were spear heading VR, then they will call it a gimmick.
        all this millennials dont reallize that the difference between a gimmick and an innovation is (____)

        • Cloudman

          Yeah I know, best thing I can do is point out the hypocrites.

      • TuranX

        Everything is a gimmick, until it has proven itself. Nintendo innovates on the completely wrong things, but a blind man will never see that. The Wii and Wii U ‘innovations’ weren’t mindblowing new things. Waggling with a remote is not exciting, fun, challenging, mindblowing new stuff. The console sold on hype and people thought it was gonna change the gaming landscape. Guess what? The console died in its 4th year. Games that came out afterwards sold like crap in comparison to the 100 million units it sold. People learned once more that the games on it and the way they were played was nothing special. The real games were on PS and Xbox. People learned from this and the Wii U was dead on arrival. Basing your entire console on a gamepad was so underwhelming, nobody gave a shit about it.

        I see your comments here and there suggesting that Nintendo is doing it for the fans. If we have to go by the fans, then you should know that the fanbase has shrunk so much that ‘doing it for the fans’ isn’t enough anymore to keep a business. They need to do it for everyone, and that’s what they’re slowly doing with the whole mobile movement and the fact that digital distribution and maybe becoming an entertainment system are very important.

        So far, the VR has a lot more potential to become a game changer than anything Nintendo has done since the SNES. Nintendo is an ancient giant that stands behind a wall, not communicating with anyone, doing their own thing and act surprised when they fail. Seriously…

        • Cloudman

          “Nintendo innovates on the completely wrong things”

          Touch Screen gaming is a billion dollar industry.

          VR? a zero dollar industry.

          “Games that came out afterwards sold like crap in comparison to the 100 million units it sold.”

          Wii had some of the best selling games in the history of the industry.

          Rambling nonsense.

          • TuranX

            Touchscreen gaming has a purpose for phones and handhelds. It’s easy and portable. Nobody wants to pay 300-400 for a console to play touchy touchy at home. That’s when people want something challenging and thoughtful. You’re in the minority, the Wii U sales prove it.

            The only games that sold mildly good on the Wii after 2009 are dance games, Mario Galaxy and Skyward Sword. Shows that the casuals and fans only had the console, then the casuals left Nintendo and only the fans bought the Wii U. Now look at where we are. But hey, I’m not gonna bother with someone so shortsighted, ignorant and a straight up fanboy. Keep buying that Amiibo, it enhances your gaming experience…lol.

          • Cloudman

            “Nobody wants to pay 300-400 for a console to play touchy touchy at home.

            That’s when people want something challenging and thoughtful. You’re in
            the minority, the Wii U sales prove it.”

            Is that why Off tv play is being copied? Is that why the functionality from DS/3DS is being used in console games, not just Wii U?

            “The only games that sold mildly good on the Wii after 2009 are dance games, Mario Galaxy and Skyward Sword.” Please, just stop, you have no clue about sales, it is clear, we get it.

          • TuranX

            Guys like you are a special kind of stupid. Nintendo’s console sales have declined ever since the NES/SNES. Only the Wii spiked high because of the hype. Once people saw how stupid the gimmick was, everyone left Nintendo. This just shows how Nintendo’s ‘innovation’ in all those years, worked only once. I’m not talking about the handhelds, those are succesful, although the 3DS is selling far less than the DS and if you would count all the variations on their own, it’s even less but…back to consoles.

            You could only name Donkey Kong after that? Boo hoo, big deal. Those were the fans and the casuals, all the Wii U has left are the fans, which isn’t a lot anymore. The fact that Wii U and Vita sold about the same says enough.

            Just because off tv play is being copied doesn’t make it a system seller, it’s just a feature between many other features. Nobody is buying a Vita and PS4 so they can play it off tv. That’s a very small part of the market, just like the Wii U. They have to do way more than that. The PS4 did, the Wii U did not. Barely any games, underpowered console so third parties can’t put their games on it and the gamepad is a gimmick that doesn’t innovate, instead it’s a map in most games. Wow, so much innovation. I wonder why the Wii U sold like shit? You must know the real answer fanboy!

          • Cloudman

            You call me stupid, when you made up every single thing you said. Real smart.

            “Nintendo’s console sales have declined ever since the NES/SNES.” Yet they have sold more software and more hardware in general since then.

          • TuranX

            Oh? Mr. I know everything about the industry. Look what I got for you:

            NES sales: 62 milion
            SNES sales: 49 million
            N64 sales: 33 million
            Gamecube sales: 22 million
            Wii sales: 101 million
            Wii U sales: 11 million

            See what I did there? Your fanboy ass can be quiet now. You don’t know shit. Nintendo consoles have been in a decline ever since the NES from 1983. You’re just talking without any facts. Oh yeah, I’m still waiting on your reply on why the Wii U failed. Or is that a very hard topic for you to handle? Don’t go crying and sniffing on your Peach underwear now.

            Also, nobody gives a shit about what Sony says about off tv play. Fact of the matter is, PS4 is popular and Vita’s lifetime sales were mostly before the remote play feature even happened. Nobody is buying both and playing off tv. It’s a feature that’s barely being used by the 36 million PS4 owners. If it was such a big deal, Vita sales would’ve skyrocketed. Instead, only the PS4 sales are increasing rapidly. You don’t know shit.

          • Cloudman

            If I did not make it clear to you before. I am done responding to you after this. You lie, you make stuff up, you rant like a psyco, and generally you embarrass yourself.

            Sure, those hardware numbers are accurate, but what are you missing? Software has increased just about every gen. Nintendo profits increased every gen. So what does that tell us? Hardware sales? in a vacuum? Not that important.

            “nobody gives a shit about what Sony says about off tv play”

            This is your response to everything. Dismiss everything that proves I am a lying piece of trash.

            You really do crack me up. ” Don’t go crying and sniffing on your Peach underwear now.” What? Are you incapable of talking like an adult? I guess so.

          • TuranX

            Aww, the little baby who knows nothing quits. The little fanboy that wants me to talk like an adult can’t even reply in a single post LOL. You are a very capable little fanboy, aren’t you? The fanboy that dodges questions. The fanboy that thinks that hardware declines ever since the NES era is not a big deal. Because Nintendo, who used to say that Nintendo games could only be on Nintendo hardware, caved in and suddenly decides to put their games on IOS and Android. That is fear of losing forever, that is them trying to win back kids and casuals so they can get interested again in Nintendo products. The little profit that the Wii U made with all their hardware and software sales isn’t enough for Nintendo to keep doing this. The costs are a lot. No company wants to break even, they want to make big profits. The only real profit were the Amiibos thus far, the rest was very minimal and in business language; a failure. Also, software sales are not higher on the Wii U than before. Stop lying to yourself and that Mario poster above your bed.

            I don’t have to listen to Sony or Nintendo. Do you believe their PR talk? You’re that stupid huh? Sony saying that the remote play is a prime feature is their way of saying that they want it to succeed. They want people to buy and try it. Every company would say that, but fortunately for Sony, their whole console isn’t based around that. The Wii U is. If it was a prime feature that people loved, then the Vita woulf sell almost as much as the PS4. It’s far from that, never will because people don’t care. You’re shortsighted and just straight up dumb. You don’t understand none of this. So sad.

            Get educated in general, learn how to talk, learn how to talk in a single post, get educated on viable business economics, lose the Peach underwear, lose the Link skirt and the italian plumber scent, grow up and see the facts. Nintendo is shit right now, and you resemble them very well. The only blind troll here is you. Bye little fanboy.

          • Bouboulah

            That was intense lol. This is what I felt when I read your post :

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF9U2CPq2i0&index=19&list=FLbhgFwIZqkh1ukPeN51HrXw

          • Cloudman

            Do not give that nutbag attention. Finally crawled back into the troll hole he came from. maybe if he ever comes back, he will learn about the industry, and stop making up lies that are easily caught.

          • TuranX

            LOL. Oh man, I had to do it. Can’t stand fanboys.

          • Cloudman

            In the future, instead of trolling people, why don’t you actually do your research on the companies you claim to know. People might take you seriously, if you stop throwing out false factless statements.

            You might want to listen to Nintendo and Sony employees, they know more about the industry than you do.

            Peace.

          • Cloudman

            “You could only name Donkey Kong after that? Boo hoo, big deal.” That was just one example. Why waste my time with a moron who has no clue what he is talking about?

            “Nobody is buying a Vita and PS4 so they can play it off tv.” According to Dan S from Sony, that is a primary reason.

            You are a rambling psycho with no clue about this industry at all.

          • Cloudman

            By the way, Donkey Kong Country Returns, came out LATE 2010, sold 5 million copies.

            “The only games that sold mildly good on the Wii after 2009 are dance games, Mario Galaxy and Skyward Sword.” Please, stop posting on comment sections when you clearly just make stuff up.

        • Cloudman

          “People learned once more that the games on it and the way they were
          played was nothing special. The real games were on PS and Xbox.”

          So I guess Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime, Punch out, Sin and Punishment were not real games?

          You are a troll.

          • TuranX

            Wow, you’re gonna disregard the whole comment and focus on that? All the games you mentioned, outside of Mario Galaxy, sold like crap. Meaning: Not worth any man’s time to invest a lot of money on it unless the console sales are so high that it’s worth risking. That’s why Nintendo didn’t work on Metroid for the Wii U. Waste of time and money. But hey, you disregarding the rest of the comment proves how much of an idiot you are and not understanding anything regarding business.

          • Cloudman

            Your comment was long and it was all ridiculous. I had to focus on the most “ridiculous thing.

            “All the games you mentioned, outside of Mario Galaxy, sold like crap.” Another lie unfortunately.

            Wii had the highest software sales total of any console, but hey, lets ignore reality.

            Wii was a software selling machine.

          • Cloudman

            “That’s why Nintendo didn’t work on Metroid for the Wii U.” Oh, so in your delusion you work for Nintendo now? You know why they did not make certain series and they made others?

            Wow……..

        • Joachim

          VR is going no where…..and Wii U was late for 2 years….2010 insteed 2012.

  • zero

    Renting out their characters for other media, sadly, I probably would have liked this back when I was a youngin’, however, now seeing Mario pop up anywhere outside of his owm games would most likely make me think of that one relative that does the same trick at the Christmas party each year.

    • Boerewors

      You mean uncle Albert and his magic tricks? Haha! He’s so awesome, guys nails it every year! You know him?

      • zero

        Yeah, he’s a pretty cool guy, but I just don’t appreciate his ‘coin behind the ear’-trick as much anymore, it used to be more magical :(.

    • garf02

      I know. a company really hits bottom when they have to whore out their IPs

  • superkarma

    All sounds like a company who is completely out of touch with the console world, which is not surprising to me in the least. It’s great news for the mobile and entertainment world, though.

    • JustGaming

      I disagree; I believe that they know exactly what’s happening in the console world, and are about to put out something fresh and interesting. I have faith in that, it’s the constant dribbling of the ball that I’m unsure of.

  • Stranger On The Road

    want to surprise me? Be more open and communicate properly when you censor a game! Take the same approach NISA/Atlus takes when they censor their games, inform the fans more than a month from release that they had to modify the game, tell us what they censored and give the reason why they felt they had to do!

    until then, good luck to Nintendo with whatever it plans to do next.

    • garf02

      OMG. they put underwear under a bikini on a 13 years old character model.
      OMG they changed 2 lingerie outfits for ZELDA and SAMUS cosplay.

      y’all will just bitch about anything, wont ya?

      • Stranger On The Road

        asking that they are clearly communicate their decisions is bitching? Heck, I didn’t say that they shouldn’t censor, just want them to communicate it instead of letting us find out just before release through a 3rd party.

        that is all.

      • Cloudman

        It was such a non issue.

  • flonkin

    Looks like theyre putting on their big boy pants, im not sure thats a good thing.

  • colonel179

    ” …clarifying that it’s not a successor of an existing console, but it’s based on a completely new idea.” This is what has me the most interested and excited about the NX. I’m really hoping that this is at last a console that can succeed with third parties. If only Nintendo could get back to the SNES era in games support!

    • JustGaming

      To be fair, it was their tyranny that got them that level of support. They need a lot more than a powerful console to get it back. They are evolving though, so all signs are promising.

  • megablast16

    Just make NX more Gamecube than Wii/Wii U and I’m in.

    • JustGaming

      You might be a little disappointed (if you expect a generic home console). Time will tell though, not long to go.

      • 49ers fan

        i fear the worst after they have gone mobile….

        • Cloudman

          Yeah, because going mobile stopped them from being the publisher of the year in 2015, and will stop them this year too?

          Pokemon Go got 18 million hits on youtube, people are interested.

          • 49ers fan

            they havent started yet, when the nx is out you will see the change…

          • Cloudman

            Kimishima specifically said 3DS will be getting more first party games announced in 2016 than 2015.

        • JustGaming

          Mobile is simply another arm. This isn’t SE or Konami we are talking about.

          • Cloudman

            I agree.

          • WTGHookshot

            Um, for SE, it’s simply another arm as well. Or are we forgetting: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Dragon Quest Heroes II, Dissidia Final Fantasy PS4, Final Fantasy XV, World of Final Fantasy, Setsuna of Sacrifice and Snow, SaGa Scarlet Grace, Dragon Quest Builders, Dragon Quest XI, Bravely Second, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Just Cause 3, NieR: Automata, Star Ocean V, Kingdom Hearts III, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Final Fantasy XIV…

          • JustGaming

            You seem hurt…. Here, have a cookie.

          • WTGHookshot

            Not hurt in any way. Just I don’t like misinformation being spread. Yes, Konami is seemingly moving in the mobile division only and focusing farther away from console/PC; they’ve openly admitted so. Square-Enix, however, has been trying their best to provide all-around gaming experiences between PC, mobile, and consoles. To discredit their massive amount of console games that are upcoming or recently released just seems to be an oversight or blatant disregard for a company’s attempts.

            The same goes for EA, Ubisoft, and the rest of the lot that people seem to attack all the time: they focus on the negative aspects that they want to single out instead of some of the positive aspects that they always seem to forget about. Maybe it is the nature of being an internet dweller that you have to be a pessimist all the time (not aimed at you specifically, but just the mainstream internet audience seems to be this way), but I personally prefer focusing on the positive or at least a balanced viewpoint.

          • JustGaming

            I was yanking your chain. Besides, I was talking more from a company perspective, I doubt Nintendo will invest in mobile as much as other publishers, eg SE, Konami, CAPCOM etc…

          • WTGHookshot

            It seriously depends on how successful their first few forays are into it. Have a few big hits that rake in millions of dollars but only thousands to develop? I can see them pushing it hard, just like amiibo.

          • JustGaming

            I suppose, but I can’t see them throwing any old shite on there.

  • Cloudman

    “Just make NX more Gamecube than Wii/Wii U and I’m in.”

    Gamecube sold just about as well as Wii U.

    Power does not sell a system.

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  • 49ers fan

    im sure they will ‘Surprising the Fans’, its gonna be yet another console from them. that cant compete with the ps4 powerswise. then you will have another controller that no one wants like the gamepad for the wiiu.. its typical nintendo this.

    • Cloudman

      Power does not matter when it comes to which system is the most popular or which system even gets the most games.

      “then you will have another controller that no one wants like the gamepad for the wiiu” Way to generalize.

    • WTGHookshot

      Power doesn’t really matter for consoles; what matters is creating new experiences. Sometimes, that’s caused from additional power (like better graphics, destructible environments, better AI, etc.); sometimes, that is caused from a new input technique (motion control, voice control, touch control, etc.). Sometimes, that is caused from a new output technique (3D, multi-screen, VR, AR, etc.). The focus should always be on creating new experiences. If you just want more power with traditional style controls, just stick with a PC. It’ll save you heartache in the long run.

      • 49ers fan

        its not 2006 and the wii have just been released.. its 2016, you gotta keep up power wise or developers will not support… we have seen enough of the none support with the wiiu…

        • WTGHookshot

          And that’s fine for those developers just wanting power. If that’s all they want, there are other systems for that. In a few years, mobile will surpass what’s possible on consoles, which is why Sony is so heavily investing in VR and game streaming. They are trying to diversify their portfolio because they realize that they can’t keep up with the power requirements. PCs and mobile are just moving way too fast and consoles stay too steady for too long comparatively and it isn’t cost efficient anymore to create a powerhouse console.

          • 49ers fan

            its time to get rid of these bad developers that cant handle doing anything in hd now days…

  • Cloudman

    You expect Sony fanboys on dual shockers, but man, the people here, they just make things up about Nintendo.

  • JayTee

    How about just releasing some games I want Nintendo?

    • Cloudman

      Nintendo caters to the fans the most out of any company when it comes to bringing dormant IP back, so do not tell me they do not release games the fans want in general.

      • JayTee

        I am a Nintendo fan and they hardly release anything I’m interested in anymore.

        I’ve been a Nintendo fan since the NES over 25 years ago, owning all their consoles since then and in recent years their output has dwindled to games that I am rarely bothered even reading about. Recent examples being Happy Home Designer and Amiibo Festival. My Wii U has been the worst of their consoles by miles and I only have a handful of games for it in 3 years of ownership!

        If you remember the “good old days” when the company used to release games like F-Zero, Wave Race, Metroid Prime etc etc then you’ll probably understand where I’m coming from. Because there was a time that I’d be interested in almost all of their games, rather than just the odd one like I am today…

        Also the talk of them becoming an “entertainment” company and proceeding down avenues such as “Quality of Life” is only taking away from their resources to develop games so I’m not sure they’re as focused on gaming as they once were or that you seem to believe.

        • Cloudman

          Happy Home Designer was the third best selling game in Japan, clearly, you are not the majority when it comes to that game.

          “If you remember the “good old days” when the company used to release games like F-Zero, Wave Race, Metroid Prime etc etct

          Yeah, those old days were this year with mario maker, splatoon, xenoblade x, mario & luigi, yoshi, ect ect ect.

          • JayTee

            Fair enough. Let’s agree to disagree.

            Peace :)

        • Cloudman

          “I’m not sure they’re as focused on gaming as they once were or that you seem to believe.”

          They have put out more games in the last 15 years, sold more games in the last 15 years, got more critical acclaim in the last 15 years than the first 15 for there games.

  • tilt

    “clarifying that it’s not a successor of an existing console, but it’s based on a completely new idea”

    Okay, so it’s not a console then? So will it supplement the Wii U experience?

    “He then talked about the online service starting in March, allowing players to earn points just by playing Nintendo’s games, including on smartphones. ”

    So will this be some kind of loyalty program?

    • Cloudman

      It is a console

    • WTGHookshot

      What he was referring to is that it is a console, but not a follow-up, like how it’s Wii –> Wii U, or Nintendo Entertainment System –> Super Nintendo Entertainment System, or Gameboy –> Gameboy Advance. It’s like the transition between Gameboy –> DS. That’s what he was getting at.

      And yes, it is a kind of loyalty program in a way, similar to something like uPlay in a way.

  • Joachim

    More action, less words. Third time I heard this again by Kimishima….

    • Cloudman

      He is being interviewed, what else is he going to say.

      • Joachim

        Keep the fans happy and hopeful :/ Don’t dissapoint me Kismishima!

  • zickurga13

    Give them some credit. The previous owner was dying and this is a new owner running things in a new way with people he’s likely never been in charge of before. I have big hopes and small expectations.

  • Cloudman

    He is saying all the right things and Nintendo’s software output has not deminished.

  • Carl

    Nintendo is a weird and yet awesome company, but I left them behind 20 years ago. The SNES was the last truly great Nintendo console, it had many great games for everyone, but now Nintendo is a console company for a niche audience of Nintendo fanboys at best.

    The N64 was the beginning of the end, as the Playstation got support from everybody who in turn left Nintendo for ever. Gamecube proved that situation further, while Xbox got a foot on the console market. The Wii succeeded in the mainstream casual population with its innovative motion controls and WiiSport/WiiFit-like software, but it didn’t last long as a games console and true hardcore gamers didn’t bait. The WiiU even pulled off the achievement of besting Gamecube’s failure with Nintendo’s worst hardware and lack of support ever. Sure, all those consoles had their moments (Super Mario 64, Golden Eye 007, Resident Evil 4, Wii Sports, Super Mario Galaxy, Skyward Sword, Splatoon, Super Mario 3D World, and others), but it’s not enough when you can’t play all the multiplatform games releasing elsewhere (FIFA, NBA 2K, Assassin’s Creed, Metal Gear, Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy, etc.).

    That said, I am curious to see what the NX truly is. Although I have to say I have no great expectations. Just a small hope of seeing something good.

  • Tony Gustavo Martines Mora

    my personal opinion and thought is:that wii u is a great system regardless of being underpowered(and i doubt nx being even close to xboxone specswise) but it just needs great but great great immense third party support and they need to support them too.bayonetta,xenoblades,and all of these titles were good example.
    i’m mad that wiiu didn’t get a soulcalibur game,a doa game,the warriors orochi ultimate version,resident evil:revelations 2,tales and the likes
    i think the wii u problem can be fixed with just third party support
    but i think nintendo is very selfish too