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Charles Herold

Nintendo to Nerds: Quit Downloading So Many Games

By June 11, 2008

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I see in Wired that Nintendo executive Laurent Fischer claims that only "geeks and otaku" want more storage capacity for downloadable games on their Wiis. It shows you how confident Nintendo is; they're not afraid to poke fun at the people most eager to give them more business. Say, "I want more space on my Wii so I can buy and download more of your games" and they just say "naw, you have enough games already."

I hate to break it to Mr. Fischer, but without geeks and otaku, the video game industry would go back to being some guys working on stuff in their garage. And Mr. Fischer would be working for a company making pipe cleaners.

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November 22, 2012 at 11:52 pm
(1) Paul says:

I sense a Nintendo backlash from the public. I don’t know how many versions of a DS you can push on the public before the tipping point . I don’t even know how many versions there are now . I stopped buying or caring about Nintendo about 6 months after the Wii was boxed up and put in a cupboard. I would have been more interested if Nintendo brought out a regular Game console with nice graphics in HD and a regular Gamecube type controller with a good online plan .That’s all a hardcore gamer wants

September 4, 2013 at 3:41 pm
(2) Dan says:

I completely agree with Paul. All this motion sensor stick/touch screen controller garbage is essentially just that: garbage. It’s cool for a couple of minutes… until you’re ready to play a game. Then you realize how impractical it is.

I would love to see a system with a similar controller to the GameCube and good graphics. Add a good amount of memory and the ability to play DVDs, and you have a system anyone would want. Instead… they give you mediocre graphics, expensive touch screen controllers that are more of a hassle than anything, and a slow operating system. Still can’t play DVDs. It’s rather pathetic really. I guess that’s why they seem to cater to a younger market now; they can’t compete with quality!

PS, I love Nintendo. The N64, GameCube, Gameboy, and DS/3DS are all great. It’s a shame they keep toying with bad Wii concepts. They’re big disappointments.

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