How did it manage to get by in the industry when you have literal giants like Playstation and Microsoft?

How did it manage to get by in the industry when you have literal giants like Playstation and Microsoft?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good games unlike those two

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      idiot

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fpbp

      >Good price
      >Good hardware
      >Good games

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      FIPPITY BIPPITY

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It has games unlike those two
      Fixed.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      OP in shambles

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The giants fricked up by having games cost millions and taking 6 years for a mediocre movie game

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good games and portability

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    By not competing for the same space.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You're talking as if Nintndo isn't a giant in gaming itself.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good games.
    Also realistically speaking, graphics have barely shifted since the end of the PS3/360 generation. There's zero reason to go for anything more powerful when you can just force your first party devs to actually optimise their fricking games.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >when you can just force your first party devs to actually optimise their fricking games

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >first party devs

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >game freak
        >first party

        I bet you think the main fire emblem devs are owned by nintendo too.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You think they would be with the number of fricking smash characters they have.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Actual moron

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Probability and actually software

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nintendo is bigger than either of those two in the gaming space as exemplified by the fact that they dominate the bestselling games list. They just leveraged their brand properly this gen

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They don't compete directly with Sony or Microsoft, they got btfo when they tried to. Simple as.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      embarrassing that sony are the ones being mogged now

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nintendo isn't foolproof either. Two WiiUs in a row and it's goodbye, Nintendo will have to completely change what it does to survive.
    The only thing Nintendo takes for granted is its IPs. It may find itself completely unable to offer entertainment with hardware tomorrow, but it will still have Mario and co. to offer.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They need to dump the hardware. It's underpowered every generation, the controls seem like someone just picked ideas off a dart board, and they're always behind on networking (are friend codes still the thing? Those were horrendous). Open up and sell your games on the remaining three platforms. Your market suddenly becomes much bigger, and it likely would slow down the piracy if everyone can get your games on their platforms.
      Yesterday was the first day I played a Nintendo game since the 90s, and I was shocked at how much detail is wasted on a 720p/1080p (with dynamic resolution dropping below those marks) render, with framerate drops in some titles. Imagine native PC versions with 4k textures and a bunch of graphics sliders.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >It's underpowered every generation
        Not a bad thing

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's terrible when you're trying to woo third party developers. It's like having an art show, but demanding all painters use only 2 colors.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >It's like having an art show, but demanding all painters use only 2 colors.
            Limitations lead to more creativity. If third parties don't want to bother putting in the effort to either come up with creative solutions or properly port their stuff within those limitations then they deserve failure.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Artificial limitations are stupid. A 1cc is only a valid goal because good shmups actually require it for completion, or there's competition for high scores. 1ccing TMNT: The Arcade Game is a worthless goal because it's not played competitively and the game ends the same way.

              TotK runs at 30fps. That's unacceptable. 60 is generally terrible, but 30 is beyond awful. I understand budget constraints to make sure you don't bleed so much on hardware sales, but if you have to compromise to the point where you're running 30fps or dropping below 720p to maintain 30/60, maybe the hardware should be taken out of the equation. That's one less hole to throw money down, increasing profit since the player base is there and would take it on all platforms.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Artificial limitations are stupid.
                >60 is generally terrible, but 30 is beyond awful
                Zoomer detected

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You're too young to remember when 3dfx drug gamers kicking and screaming into 60fps high res gaming.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >It's terrible when you're trying to woo third party developers.
            Nintendo has been working toward the elimination of the importance of third party on their hardware since the N64. They can afford to force third parties to play by their rules

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Personally I just want to see what Nintendo could do with (near) unlimited power. They were always innovating now, but they just do funny gimmicks that sometimes work and sometimes don't

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I want Nintendo to make 1 AAA slop game every few years
            kys

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              That's not what I said, I'd tell you to have a nice day, but that's probably on your calendar already, miserable frick

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Then you're a moron who doesn't know shit about games. Do you think making games that utilize stronger hardware doesn't take more time/resources?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Who said anything about making ultra realistic FPS COD games? Botw and Totk drops down to 20 fps very often in near empty empty maps at fricking 900p. With better hardware they'd run better and potentially would look better, higher resolution and less jaggies, it also remove restrictions from developers and gives them more leeway to do what they want

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You said "with (near) unlimited power", that's not exactly the same as getting few more fps and higher resolution that a 7 year old tablet.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >With better hardware they'd run better and potentially would look better, higher resolution and less jaggies, it also remove restrictions from developers and gives them more leeway to do what they want

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That's exactly what Switch 2 will be. And people will still complain it's too weak.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Botw and Totk drops down to 20 fps very often in near empty empty maps
                No, they don't.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Botw and Totk drops down to 20 fps very often in near empty empty maps at fricking 900p

                Why do you keep repeating this lie? I played the game for over 200 hours and I rarely experienced any frame drops, let alone as big as shitposters claim.

                >Why do you keep repeating this lie?
                I fricking played the game myself and noticed it, you think I'm lying because I'm out to get Nintendo or something?

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                That's exactly what Switch 2 will be. And people will still complain it's too weak.

                If the Switch 2's gonna have as outdated hardware as the Switch did, then yea it will. Although I want a new home console not a handheld/hybrid

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >muh source is a shitty old digital foundry clickbait video from 8 years ago which actually proves the opposite of what i said
                O i am laffin

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >an 8 year old video discussing a game released 8 years ago
                Y-yea? You stupid?
                >which actually proves the opposite of what i said
                >>Botw and Totk drops down to 20 fps very often in near empty empty maps

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Botw and Totk drops down to 20 fps very often in near empty empty maps at fricking 900p

                Why do you keep repeating this lie? I played the game for over 200 hours and I rarely experienced any frame drops, let alone as big as shitposters claim.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >drops to 20fps very often

                Nope.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I skimmed through the video and I don't know what's going on there, the lag was quite evident in my playthroughs. However, the comments support my point

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >b-b-b-but the comments!!
                Now this is cope.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Not an argument.

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      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        who cares when you can emulate those games on release at 4k

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          But imagine if they were made for 4k and had framerate natively unlocked on PC.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Without the justification of it pushing hardware sales, most Nintendo games wouldn't be made. The opportunity cost of a Metroid or Star Fox is really high when the same dev time and money could make a New Super Mario Bros that sells ten times as many copies. Look at Sega once they went third party. It was all Sonic, all the time, because something like Space Channel 5 wasn't worth it anymore. When every game you make, even the niche ones, drive hardware sales, however, you have a reason to keep making them.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Facts.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >They need to dump the hardware. It's underpowered every generation.
        Anon you are being fricking stupide, the simple reason that they can make many great games is because they force devs to actually scope things within their hardware limits, unless you are GameFreak and Koei Tecmo of course.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Holding back on hardware was literally what made the switch work. You really think a console would be light enough to double as a handheld otherwise?

        It's terrible when you're trying to woo third party developers. It's like having an art show, but demanding all painters use only 2 colors.

        Majority of third party devs are indies who don't need good hardware to run their games to begin with. AAA games worth caring about are pretty rare these days and the bulk of them are nintendo anyway.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The underpowered console usually wins the gen it’s released on. For example: Atari 2600, NES, PlayStation, PS2, Wii, and Switch have won their gens. Only outliers have been SNES, and PS4.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The fact that they can frick up a console once and bounceback is proof enough that they've actually got some staying power which is more than you can say for the Absolute State of Play (tm) and the various execs stating that Sony is trying to move out of the console business after the PS5 being a massive flop.
      I am also convinced that Microsoft just has XBOX as a guaranteed way to be able to get something that can access their gamepass.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nintendo's warchest is such that they can go five more Wii U scenarios and still survive, anon.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Two WiiUs in a row and it's goodbye
      Do you base your drivel on anything, or do you just use your feelings as the source?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Put things in context.
        Nintendo combined consoles and portables into one thing, a WiiU now would be pretty disastrous, 2 WiiUs in a row would be 10 years of Nintendo in limbo selling games to a small niche. 10 years is almost half a human generation, it would be children going from childhood to adulthood without trying Nintendo games.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You know the Wii U was a net profit, right? That 12M or so is Nintendo's hard floor; the die hards that will always buy "the Nintendo." They balance their costs around it so that even if a Wii U scenario happens, they still profit.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Two WiiUs in a row

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Two WiiUs in a row and it's goodbye
      It's not, but even if it was, why would they frick up hard twice in a row?

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nintendo has been moving to mobile territory for 20+ years, they just finally went all in. Their tablet is perfect for children who ride in the back seat of cars, keeps them occupied, so parents bought it in drove for their children. Its made for children after all, we’re talking about games focus grouped and tested for acceptance by children (kids 10 years old or younger), and children should be allowed to play some (tame and safe) games, so its big hit with its focus being on young children, the youngest video game demographic.
    It also appeals to bugmen who must live their entire lives traveling in subway cars.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nintendo is the biggest of the three. No Playstation isn't Sony, Xbox isn't Microsoft

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Another Nintendo seethe thread huh

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Nintendo is not a giant
    Sigh

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Japanese inflation and buying back of stock. The switch would’ve been murdered if not for scalpers and the plandemic

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nintendo sells games
    Everyone else sells gamer gadget lifestyle accessories. PS5 was literally just a status symbol for the first few years

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tell me how a game like Super Mario 3D World or Super Smash Bros Ultimate would be better on PS9 tier hardware.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Feels nice for TotK to run at 150+ fps.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    By being made by the biggest giant, if I had to venture a guess.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pedos, parents buying for kids, and the LGBT community.
    That’s how.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why are you assuming all switch owners are kids, pedophiles, or homos/trannies? I own a switch and I am none of those things.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Snoy self reflection

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    COVID lockdowns

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why do pc trannies seethe about le "underpowered"
    the "underpowered" reason is why nintendo is such a great video game console the focus is to create GAMES rather than cinematic movie slop à la RDR2 cancer
    this "underpowered" console has more 60fps games than the PS5 and Xbox Series combined
    third world PC trannies are LITERALLY mentally unstable and just want to pirate games

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the focus is to create GAMES
      Yes. Games specifically made for children.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        As apposed to games for "adults"?

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >literal giants like PlayStation
    The PlayStation 2 era was in 2000, and never recovered from the $599 USD gaffe.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I only play mature games for mature gamers such as myself
    Yet you can't stop seething about Nintendo every day

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    seething

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's that easy folks

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Like clockwork

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >tendies pretending Nintendo is a small indie company

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >nintendo switch has games
    >they never name any
    really makes you think about these cultists

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Mario Odyssey, Mario Wonder
      Link's Awakening Remake, Breath of the Wild, Tears of the Kingdom
      Metroid Dread, Metroid Prime Remastered
      Ring Fit Adventure
      Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
      Smash Bros Ultimate
      Multiple musou
      And many others

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It caters to wider audience and also comes with a rapidly autistic fanbase that goes back decades.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >a rapidly autistic fanbase that goes back decades.
      Virtual Boy
      N64
      GCN
      Wii U

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Economy is shit and a large portion of the population doesn't want to spend huge amounts of cash. Switch is both the cheapest and has the biggest catalog of fun games, so it's the easiest option.

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