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Analyst predicts more traditional Nintendo console next generation


In an interview segment conducted by GameSpot, video game analyst Evan Wilson shared his thoughts on what Nintendo will do for their next-generation home console, along with a prediction for third party support on the Wii.

"Third parties to a certain extent have given up hope that they will be able to wrest share from Nintendo and make significantly more profit on the platform. We think it is likely that aggregate Wii development and releases from the big Western publishers will decline versus last year. For publishers, this means lower costs in the near term but also less opportunity to make money on very significant portion of the video game business. Because Nintendo would like to see sales of third-party Wii games increase, and because third parties have been disappointed when attempting to develop for the Wii, we believe it is likely that Nintendo may support more 'traditional' controls for its next console, alongside motion controls. In the next generation, we believe Nintendo's growth opportunity will be to focus on core-audience features like better visuals and a traditional controller, in an attempt to both cater to the core gamer and reinvigorate third-party software support. It will also likely extend its development of nontraditional control schemes." ~ Evan Wilson

Coupled with Nintendo's big announcement rumored to occur at their upcoming media events, could this analyst's predictions for a new Nintendo console come true?

Post your thoughts in the comments section below!


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  • Wii Gamer 5 years ago

    It's a poor excuse that they've give up hope considering most never tried very hard in the first place (and those that did actually found success).

    For example, Wii gamers would have loved Dead Space. Instead they gave us an on-rails spinoff. Wii gamers want Resident Evil 5 and they give us an on-rails spinoff. See a trend? Not giving Wii owners the games that they would be willing to spend tons of money on.

    Seriously, third parties would do a lot better if they simply upped the quality of their titles. Nintendo developed games don't sell millions upon millions simply because there is a Nintendo logo on the front. It is because their games are of the highest quality. Few third parties have put out such high quality games (and those who have, have actually found success).

    To sum up: 1) Third parties produce bad games 2) Wii owners don't buy those bad games 3) Third parties complain that we don't buy them and then refuse to produce quality ones as a result

  • Wii Gamer 5 years ago

    "we believe it is likely that Nintendo may support more 'traditional' controls for its next console, alongside motion controls."

    Nintendo already does that now. That is why there is the Classic Controller and Classic Controller Pro.

  • Squeak the Dragon 5 years ago

    I'm sure if you could go back in time to the 20s you'd find some tool predicting that Henry Ford would soon open a factory to make horse drawn carriages so that he could get serious after that stint with the motorcar fad.

  • hd gamer 5 years ago

    Small developers will get gored by hd requirerments and the rising of the bar that is about to happen with the incoming crysis2. Huge developers or their publisher will continue to recieve back lash froim the core gamers for not reach the ful potiential of their favorite system.

    Also hd gaming is starting to aling it self with the wii which may actualy make it easier for nintendo to keep pushing controller innovation. the heavy hitters of this gen are almost here so the HD era is about to come to an end due to raging fan wars and lots of false hype. Along with the fact that HD core gamers can not support these huge productions by them selves.

    Once nintendo enters the HD realm there is no longer any reason reason to buy one of the other HD systems.

  • JMoney 5 years ago

    @ Wii Gamer

    My thoughts exactly! I love my Wii and I hope Nintendo does not decide to take 2 steps backwards after making such a large step forward in the gaming industry. Third party developers just need to make the games that the consumers want. For instance, a real Resident Evil sequel and a Dead Space that is not on rails! But the good thing is that we still have Monster Hunter to look forward to!

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