Hey what is up everybody at PN and XBL Radio, it is Mr B4 here bringing you the latest news as to what is going on in the Nintendo community. What I have for you today is a response to a recent Interview that Nintendo’s President Satoru Iwata had with Forbes magazine.
Here is the apology he had for the gamers who were dissapointed with Nintendo’s E3 press conference, especially for the lack of appeal that it brought to the hardcore Nintendo gaming community:
“”We are sorry about [the E3] media briefings, specifically for those who were expecting to see Nintendo show something about ‘Super Mario’ or ‘Legend of Zelda.” said Iwata in an interview with Forbes. He also mentioned that the major titles that the fans were hoping to see take a long, long time to develop. He explained this by saying “However, the fact of the matter is the so-called ‘big titles’ need a long, long development period… We really didn’t think this year’s E3 media briefing was the time to do so.”
Alright, here is my response to his statement. First of all, we do not not need an apology for the lack of a new Super Mario or Zelda game being shown at E3, but we do need an apology for the lack of showing a new game from another major Nintendo Franchise, for the Wii, in the way of either a new Kirby or Kid Icarus game. Second, we all know that major titles take a long, long time to develop, but in order to keep the “gamers” excited about your console, you need to show them some reasons as to why they should keep playing games on it. And to be honest with you, a new snowboarding game, a new Wii sports title, and Wii Music are not going to keep “gamers” interested in your console for very long, if at all.
And finally, when you say that E3 is not the time to showcase your major titles to the world, I say that you are either blind, ignorant, stupid, or all of the above. E3 is the time when every major company shows off their highly anticipated titles to the gaming community in order to spike up their software sales. If you just say that you are making too much money to really give a crap about the hardcore gamer, then I would believe you. But by saying that E3 is not the place to show off your big system selling titles, I simply do not believe or agree with you in anyway shape or form. What that tells me is that you are being lazy in this department, and need to do something about it, or else you will lose your spot as the major company in the gaming community.
My final thoughts on this Interview can be summed up in one statement that I am directing at Nintendo. You say that you are sorry, I say I am tired of the excuses.
That is all from this time gamers, take care and see you next time.
Link to Story: http://www.bingegamer.net/index.php/2008/nintendo-were-sorry