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Facebook campaign starts to try and convince Nintendo to go mobile



You're looking at an image from Nintendo Go Mobile, a fan-run site that is out to change Nintendo's mind on not supporting mobile devices. Certainly a unique campaign, if you ask me. I also think it's one that won't be paid much attention to by Nintendo!

Site here (thanks NintenDaan!)

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25 Sep 2012 16:17

herpa derp derp <.>

Seriously, what makes people think Nintendo games, games that use precise controls and new control schemes would work with just touch. Even when DS first came out and touch was heavily relied upon, touch controls were never the ONLY controls in a Mario game.

TBH, games like SSFIV3D are hard enough to play on with real buttons on the 3DS but is completely unplayable on the iphone... some games just don't work on the iphone, and nintendo has quite a few of those game experiences.
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25 Sep 2012 16:36

@FireFoxMcCloud mobile phones. The lack of buttons severely limits what you can do on the platform
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25 Sep 2012 16:54

Shaanyboi wrote:
M1 wrote:
Sempuukyaku wrote:If you want Nintendo games, purchase a Nintendo device. Otherwise, STFU.

The guy who made the site bought a 3DS for him and his son.
People judged him for playing 3DS because he was an adult (it is all on the site).

That's an issue with his own insecurity more than anything...

Good move or not, Nintendo would NEVER do this, especially now that the 3DS is doing reasonably well now...


Believe it or not here the U.S. and most of Europe, Nintendo handhelds are viewed as kids toys in part because of the software library.

There is a negative connotation that is associated with anyone who is 16 or older playing a Nintendo handheld.
It is seen as social wrong for 16+ male social group to be playing Nintendo, especially Nintendo handhelds.
It makes you look like a man child, especially in the U.S./UK

Sony was able to break this stigma with PSP and Vita by marketing them to the adult male crowds who can get the masculine alternative to Nintendo and Apple.
That is a big reason why PSP sold so well in the West regardless of software shifted.
Vita just focused too heavily on the portable PS3 part.
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25 Sep 2012 17:02

Social stigmas are your problem, not Nintendo's. And really, a mature human being would not give a shovel if someone thought they were childish because of something they enjoyed doing. Unless you are getting beaten for it or something, which probably isn't happening over the 3DS for the majority of people, especially once you get out of high school. If someone belittles you because of what you like, screw them. If someone belittles you simply because you like Nintendo, you probably shouldn't be hanging out with them because they're an asshole and definitely not a good friend.
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25 Sep 2012 17:06

I think it looks pretty cool but wouldn't the DS be considered mobile? While the Apple devices would widen customers, Nintendo doesn't want to do it.
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25 Sep 2012 17:09

Aaronrules380 wrote:Social stigmas are your problem, not Nintendo's. And really, a mature human being would not give a shovel if someone thought they were childish because of something they enjoyed doing. Unless you are getting beaten for it or something, which probably isn't happening over the 3DS for the majority of people, especially once you get out of high school. If someone belittles you because of what you like, screw them. If someone belittles you simply because you like Nintendo, you probably shouldn't be hanging out with them because they're an asshole and definitely not a good friend.

Actually it is both society's issue and Nintendo's issue.
Nintendo needs to ensure their product fits well into society without issues.
Society also needs to move on and be more open and accepting.

In the end society dictates the rules and normals which everything works in.

Nintendo is in the end responsible for how their brand is viewed in society.

Yes as you mature, your tastes are supposed to mature and be age appropriate, especially if you are male living in a masculine society.

They have developed many forms of therapy to ensure men develop appropriately and keep in line with their peers.

@melvin
DS is considered and classified as handheld gaming, since mobile gaming is done on devices like phones and PMPs
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25 Sep 2012 17:24

Not sure if serious, or just stupid. e_e

Anyway, I dunno. It seems like companies are using mobile platforming as an excuse to get lazy to try to get some extra money off of those people that have more money than sense.. because they clearly have very little if they're willing to shell out $300+ for a phone that'll play these games and then have the gall to act entitled to $.99 games. Look at Capcom, Square, etc.. A great example is Megaman X-Over, because it looks like a glorified flash game. From the ten seconds of footage they dared to put into their two minute trailer, you can see why they refused to give us much any information.

No. I don't want Nintendo to go mobile, and that's because it's out-right KILLING some companies and gradually crippling others.
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25 Sep 2012 17:26

The game in the pic sounds like it would be terrible...
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25 Sep 2012 17:58

Nintendo is a 'gaming' company. Not a 'mobile phone' company.

If Nintendo is venturing into mobile phone territory, aren't they're doing that with the Miiverse? (which is also on appearing on PC's, computer tablets, the Wii U and 3DS), but that service is simply for social networking only.
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25 Sep 2012 17:59

M1 wrote:
Aaronrules380 wrote:Social stigmas are your problem, not Nintendo's. And really, a mature human being would not give a shovel if someone thought they were childish because of something they enjoyed doing. Unless you are getting beaten for it or something, which probably isn't happening over the 3DS for the majority of people, especially once you get out of high school. If someone belittles you because of what you like, screw them. If someone belittles you simply because you like Nintendo, you probably shouldn't be hanging out with them because they're an asshole and definitely not a good friend.

Actually it is both society's issue and Nintendo's issue.
Nintendo needs to ensure their product fits well into society without issues.
Society also needs to move on and be more open and accepting.

In the end society dictates the rules and normals which everything works in.

Nintendo is in the end responsible for how their brand is viewed in society.

Yes as you mature, your tastes are supposed to mature and be age appropriate, especially if you are male living in a masculine society.

They have developed many forms of therapy to ensure men develop appropriately and keep in line with their peers.

@melvin
DS is considered and classified as handheld gaming, since mobile gaming is done on devices like phones and PMPs



I know plenty of people who are 30+ who have 3DS-es. And at no stop have I heard directly that they are kiddy but once (hre in Oslo) in the last years. I have heard fanboys say it (not so long ago)... Love his idiot comment: "I'm a gamer, bit I don't play Nintendo! That's only for the kiddies!"

But it's not that wild spread!
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25 Sep 2012 18:18

There are already rip-offs of nintendo franchises, isn't that enough for those bastards?
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25 Sep 2012 18:37

Entity wrote:
M1 wrote:
Aaronrules380 wrote:Social stigmas are your problem, not Nintendo's. And really, a mature human being would not give a shovel if someone thought they were childish because of something they enjoyed doing. Unless you are getting beaten for it or something, which probably isn't happening over the 3DS for the majority of people, especially once you get out of high school. If someone belittles you because of what you like, screw them. If someone belittles you simply because you like Nintendo, you probably shouldn't be hanging out with them because they're an asshole and definitely not a good friend.

Actually it is both society's issue and Nintendo's issue.
Nintendo needs to ensure their product fits well into society without issues.
Society also needs to move on and be more open and accepting.

In the end society dictates the rules and normals which everything works in.

Nintendo is in the end responsible for how their brand is viewed in society.

Yes as you mature, your tastes are supposed to mature and be age appropriate, especially if you are male living in a masculine society.

They have developed many forms of therapy to ensure men develop appropriately and keep in line with their peers.

@melvin
DS is considered and classified as handheld gaming, since mobile gaming is done on devices like phones and PMPs



I know plenty of people who are 30+ who have 3DS-es. And at no stop have I heard directly that they are kiddy but once (hre in Oslo) in the last years. I have heard fanboys say it (not so long ago)... Love his idiot comment: "I'm a gamer, bit I don't play Nintendo! That's only for the kiddies!"

But it's not that wild spread!

In the U.S. and UK it is still quite common.
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25 Sep 2012 18:38

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25 Sep 2012 18:45

The Nintendo hardware is the microphone, Nintendo is the lead singer, a move to mobile would make Nintendo a back up singer.

By holding the microphone they hold all the power.
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25 Sep 2012 19:59

M1 wrote:
Believe it or not here the U.S. and most of Europe, Nintendo handhelds are viewed as kids toys in part because of the software library.

There is a negative connotation that is associated with anyone who is 16 or older playing a Nintendo handheld.
It is seen as social wrong for 16+ male social group to be playing Nintendo, especially Nintendo handhelds.
It makes you look like a man child, especially in the U.S./UK

Sony was able to break this stigma with PSP and Vita by marketing them to the adult male crowds who can get the masculine alternative to Nintendo and Apple.
That is a big reason why PSP sold so well in the West regardless of software shifted.
Vita just focused too heavily on the portable PS3 part.


I'm calling BS on this and I'm focusing on the bolded in particular.

While Sony marketed PSP and Vita as more "sophisticated" devices, the PSP in particular did well over time (it was never consistent with having "good" sales mind you) but it's software "economy" pretty much imploded. This facebook campaign was made because the user felt embarrassed playing games on a gaming dedicated device like a 3DS (for whatever reason) when playing the same games elsewhere, like a on a phone, seems more socially acceptable. How is the PSP a good example of Sony breaking any such stigma when only the hardware sold as it did over time but software languished on the market? The PSP/Vita example only serves to answer ONE of the issues that the creator of this campaign has and it's not even the primary issue which has to do with the kinds of games he wants to see on mobile devices.

Not even sure why you brought up Vita to begin with which isn't a good example here in any context.
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25 Sep 2012 21:15

Well, guess what? Sometimes I go out with my DS, and I‘ve never been called “kiddie“ or “casual“.
If you feel embarrassed of playing a Nintendo handheld (and console, for that matter) in public, you have some serious insecurity problems.
That‘s your own issue, not Nintendo‘s.
They won‘t go mobile, especially with the so many Nintendo rip-offs on iOS.
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26 Sep 2012 02:40

M1 wrote:
Nintendo needs to ensure their product fits well into society without issues.
Society also needs to move on and be more open and accepting.

In the end society dictates the rules and normals which everything works in.

Nintendo is in the end responsible for how their brand is viewed in society.

Yes as you mature, your tastes are supposed to mature and be age appropriate, especially if you are male living in a masculine society.

They have developed many forms of therapy to ensure men develop appropriately and keep in line with their peers.


Disgusting. This kind of thought process only hinders progress and self growth, while giving power to bigotry and imposed persona lest you become an outcast. The simple saying of 'being yourself' comes to mind. No one should ever be bound by what society deems 'normal' so long as they are not hurting anyone or themselves.

By stating someone should act a certain way because of age, or gender/sex, etc because thats how the media and your given culture dictates it should be, just goes to show how malleable and weak a mind like this can be people. A great example of the kind of thinking that should be avoided.
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26 Sep 2012 04:37

It's about time someone takes a bigger stance on the subject; Nintendo is sitting on a gold mine, and by not releasing games on mobile devices other than the 3DS, they are really missing out on some great business. But, reading some of the comments on this site, some people really dislike change. This is the reason why the industry stagnates time and time again; you people really need to let go of your fanboy mentality, and start thinking of this industry based on it's potential, not on what you personally want to see happen.
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26 Sep 2012 08:57

If they do a game on a mobile i'd rather it something worthwhile then yet another "dash" game where you just press right left or jump to stay in the game. I'd rather them concentrate on creating the rich content for their own hardware
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26 Sep 2012 14:36

Nintendo would, thankfully, rather go down with all its IPs forever, then sell-out to the cheap, bloated Mobile Games market.

All their stuff sells gold on their hardware - why would they want to share that reward with X mobile maker?
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26 Sep 2012 20:04

Faver wrote:
M1 wrote:
Nintendo needs to ensure their product fits well into society without issues.
Society also needs to move on and be more open and accepting.

In the end society dictates the rules and normals which everything works in.

Nintendo is in the end responsible for how their brand is viewed in society.

Yes as you mature, your tastes are supposed to mature and be age appropriate, especially if you are male living in a masculine society.

They have developed many forms of therapy to ensure men develop appropriately and keep in line with their peers.


Disgusting. This kind of thought process only hinders progress and self growth, while giving power to bigotry and imposed persona lest you become an outcast. The simple saying of 'being yourself' comes to mind. No one should ever be bound by what society deems 'normal' so long as they are not hurting anyone or themselves.

By stating someone should act a certain way because of age, or gender/sex, etc because thats how the media and your given culture dictates it should be, just goes to show how malleable and weak a mind like this can be people. A great example of the kind of thinking that should be avoided.


Thank you. . . . Thank you so much. This line of thought is pretty harmful indeed. I see it in lots of issues people run across. The other day a friend of mine was trying hard to explain why she feels pressured to have a kid. Nevermind the physical and mental strains childbirth causes or the financial situations. Because a lot of her friends were having kids and cause some peoples idea of a normal line of life is to have children at her age she feels in a way "trapped."

Believe you me, once the shackles of arbitrary peer appeasement are free of your self, life gets a bit brighter.

As for the OP. I love reading these comments. Saves me from giving shovel like this guys hits.
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26 Sep 2012 21:40

Faver wrote:
M1 wrote:
Nintendo needs to ensure their product fits well into society without issues.
Society also needs to move on and be more open and accepting.

In the end society dictates the rules and normals which everything works in.

Nintendo is in the end responsible for how their brand is viewed in society.

Yes as you mature, your tastes are supposed to mature and be age appropriate, especially if you are male living in a masculine society.

They have developed many forms of therapy to ensure men develop appropriately and keep in line with their peers.


Disgusting. This kind of thought process only hinders progress and self growth, while giving power to bigotry and imposed persona lest you become an outcast. The simple saying of 'being yourself' comes to mind. No one should ever be bound by what society deems 'normal' so long as they are not hurting anyone or themselves.

By stating someone should act a certain way because of age, or gender/sex, etc because thats how the media and your given culture dictates it should be, just goes to show how malleable and weak a mind like this can be people. A great example of the kind of thinking that should be avoided.

I think I might love how you think.
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26 Sep 2012 22:06

Here I was really hoping that when I saw "Facebook campaign starts to try and convince Nintendo to..." that it was something worthwhile like trying to convince Nintendo to not use Friend Codes anymore.

But alas, it's a campaign that wants to make Nintendo even worse.
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28 Sep 2012 05:53

Chosenoneknuckles wrote:Nintendo would, thankfully, rather go down with all its IPs forever, then sell-out to the cheap, bloated Mobile Games market.

They're a publicly traded company, the talk about stopping making games if they stop making hardware really is just talk. If it comes to it, they will go third party. I don't think it will come to that any time soon though.

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