1. rld082982's Avatar
    But of course.... At least according to CNET.... Their focus will be android/ios. Another nail in the coffin!
    03-17-2015 05:28 PM
  2. runamuck83's Avatar
    Nail in the coffin? Ok...
    03-17-2015 05:46 PM
  3. rld082982's Avatar
    That's what I said.... It's an expression.
    03-17-2015 06:09 PM
  4. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    I'm guessing he's referring to windows phone having another nail in a already nail ridden coffin.

    This is great for Nintendo, hopefully they won't be foolish enough to only support those platforms.
    rld082982 likes this.
    03-17-2015 06:10 PM
  5. rld082982's Avatar
    Right on
    Nasart likes this.
    03-17-2015 06:15 PM
  6. someone2639's Avatar
    come on, Nintendo has a feedback widget somewhere in the site
    wpn00b likes this.
    03-17-2015 06:16 PM
  7. several potatos's Avatar
    Honestly, we could start a petition to ask them to bring their games to Windows 10 devices as universal apps. They might do so to jump on the potential of a w10 tablet market flood.
    03-17-2015 06:26 PM
  8. wpn00b's Avatar
    Honestly, we could start a petition to ask them to bring their games to Windows 10 devices as universal apps. They might do so to jump on the potential of a w10 tablet market flood.
    This is where I'm completely baffled by companies refusing to support Windows phone. Every Windows PC, tablet and phone will be able to run a variation of each app. You practically have 3 chances at each user. One is bound to take. But they turn their nose up at "market share". How about the actual numbers?

    Also, yes, start that petition on change.org. I've got a thread here to organize app requests so that we are all putting in requests in volume but I've neglected it. Check my signature and come post in the thread. I'll promise to be diligent about it if it means more participation.

    (meaning I'll tell my fiancee to stop Bogarting the computer!)
    03-17-2015 07:56 PM
  9. someone2639's Avatar
    If Nintendo skips Windows.... I'll leave Windows (trollface)
    TechFreak1 likes this.
    03-17-2015 09:03 PM
  10. maclancer's Avatar
    Who cares about Nintendo? There were great 20 years ago but if you see what they are producing now... It's just repetitive games over and over again... And games systems that are over priced and people have little interest on it.
    Audigy likes this.
    03-17-2015 09:16 PM
  11. Pacus1x's Avatar
    But of course.... At least according to CNET.... Their focus will be android/ios. Another nail in the coffin!
    I think it's more Nintendo coffin... since gaming is the sole occupation of this company and the 3DS is barely the only profitable product of Nintendo, they finally realize that diversify their product line to other platforms as the only way to survive. Just hope their new strategy works since i have a strong love - hate relationship with Nintendo... and about the apparent lack of support of W10, i think eventually the Nintendo mobile games will land for W10 since Windows tablets are getting more attention.
    03-17-2015 09:48 PM
  12. rld082982's Avatar
    Who cares about Nintendo? There were great 20 years ago but if you see what they are producing now... It's just repetitive games over and over again... And games systems that are over priced and people have little interest on it.
    Sorry.... But you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.
    03-17-2015 09:51 PM
  13. maclancer's Avatar
    Sorry.... But you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.
    Do you see what they are releasing as games are concerned? Games that are almost the same from the previous one... Nothing new from scratch... Look at the Mario games... Same game over and over again with just a few different environment but same thing.
    03-18-2015 04:44 AM
  14. rld082982's Avatar
    Same characters that's about it. Go play your call of duty
    03-18-2015 05:56 AM
  15. pericle's Avatar
    Do you see what they are releasing as games are concerned? Games that are almost the same from the previous one... Nothing new from scratch... Look at the Mario games... Same game over and over again with just a few different environment but same thing.
    A person who makes a comment like this is someone who has never played a Mario game.
    03-18-2015 06:03 AM
  16. someone2639's Avatar
    If Nintendo releases a Windows phone game, I'll go as far as deleting the Windows central app just to make space for it.
    03-18-2015 06:26 AM
  17. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Nintendo make pretty fun multiplayer (couch) / family games which could be seen as somewhat educational too. For instance Wii Sports (Golf) + Mario Tennis taught the younger gen about the scoring system and had actually inspired a few to take up the sport (tennis of course, not golf...lol).

    Anyway, I'm pretty sure since Nintendo America is situated in Redmond as well the windows team could just "drop by" :P.
    03-19-2015 02:24 AM
  18. HeyCori's Avatar
    Considering
    1) Low market share
    2) Direct console competitors

    It makes total sense why Nintendo isn't going to help Microsoft sell more Windows devices.
    03-19-2015 02:32 AM
  19. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Considering
    1) Low market share
    2) Direct console competitors

    It makes total sense why Nintendo isn't going to help Microsoft sell more Windows devices.
    True, however the sticking point I would say is by supporting Android in extension they are helping Sony sell more Sony devices :P.
    03-19-2015 02:37 AM
  20. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    A few things we'd have to consider for the Nintendo move:

    1. While direct ports are out of the question for the Nintendo-DeNA partnership, games in alignment with the Touch Generation style found on the DS may make the cut. Stuff like the Brain Training series or Nintendogs.
    Minigame collections may also take the jump. Remember that Nintendo pulled off quite a lot of these on the DS (and a lot of them would make the transition fairly easily, too. They just have to be optimized for multi-touch, perhaps, but that's a small thing.

    Nintendo may have already been testing to see how this model would fare with its fans with Rusty's Real Deal Baseball.

    2. We may also see pay-to-win stuff much in line with what the DeNA mobile division has been putting out. To give you an idea, their mobile division is named Mobage. They also went into a partnership with Disney, and this is the route they also took with their games.

    Nintendo has been testing this model out lately with Steel Diver: Sub Wars, and Pokmon Shuffle.

    3. Mobage on its own has not yet published any titles on Windows Phone, as far as I know. Well, Windows Phone may as well be consigned to a fate of <1% market share in Japan, so I think it's rather unlikely for us to see some benefit from this partnership.

    I'd love to play Pokmon Shuffle on my phone, though.
    03-19-2015 05:57 AM
  21. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    But of course.... At least according to CNET.... Their focus will be android/ios. Another nail in the coffin!
    I think it's more Nintendo coffin... since gaming is the sole occupation of this company and the 3DS is barely the only profitable product of Nintendo, they finally realize that diversify their product line to other platforms as the only way to survive. Just hope their new strategy works since i have a strong love - hate relationship with Nintendo... and about the apparent lack of support of W10, i think eventually the Nintendo mobile games will land for W10 since Windows tablets are getting more attention.
    Nintendo stated that this will be a platform for them to promote their game platforms by introducing their IPs to a new audience.

    They repeatedly stated that their more premium experiences will be exclusive to their own platforms, no more, no less.
    03-19-2015 06:02 AM
  22. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    Yes, WP has lower marketshare but it's still 80,000,000 potential gamers. I don't think they will opt out of WP but I do think they'll saturate iAndroid before bringing their stuff over to WP, a la Candycrush. And for the most desired games such as Super Mario Bros, they would sell a sh!t load of copies on WP. They should know that and hopefully not ignore it.
    03-19-2015 09:19 AM
  23. AdamInTx's Avatar
    I dunno, I think the experience on a DS will always be superior to that on a phone. I'm also a little worried about the DeNA partnership, it looks like the great first party titles will be on Nintendo hardware (which I am totally in favor of) and this DeNA company will be making the mobile versions. My guess is that they will be more "same ole mobile fremium garbage staring Nintendo properties" than "quality first party games Nintendo makes for their consoles but on a mobile platform".

    With that all said, if they come to the WP platform and are free-to-play or reasonably priced (always a ?? when it comes to Nintendo) I'll buy/dl a ton of them.
    03-19-2015 09:33 AM
  24. Blacklac's Avatar
    This is only for future games, at the moment. They aren't porting old games. They want it to feel like a completely native experience.
    03-19-2015 09:39 AM
  25. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Do you see what they are releasing as games are concerned? Games that are almost the same from the previous one... Nothing new from scratch... Look at the Mario games... Same game over and over again with just a few different environment but same thing.
    As I have a WiiU, I see your point, for example, like Mario3D land for the WiiU was a great game, no question but, the game play was the same as the 3DS version. Not 100% sure that is a BAD thing. Different maps bring a different look and challenge but, keeping the same feel makes it more comfortable to play.

    Like if you get a new COD game, you want it to look better but, you want the controls and the feel of play to feel exactly like the old one, trust me when they change it, my COD K/D ratio gets worse for at least a few games when that happens ! :( Some people could say the same thing your saying about COD games, same game different environment.

    Personally I think Nintendo should give up making consoles and just make games. Their games do fit and are still overall fun to play but, I think they could do a better job on better hardware. The WiiU had a handful of games that were really good but, not a ton of them. I really don't want to spend ANOTHER $400 on a outdated console (compared to everything else on the market) to play 2-4 games when they release their new console.

    I hope games come on Windows Phone but, if you want a sweet NES emulator, get vNES light, if you look in the credits you will see my name :)
    WanderingTraveler likes this.
    03-19-2015 10:17 AM

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