That's hilariously stupid. I can't believe it. I don't care how many people don't care about this kind of stuff because there are those who do, and having it doesn't hurt anybody in any way so saying you don't like them so they shouldn't be in is a stupid thing to say. Why not just make it system wide and then let devs decide whether or not they want to make them then?
This is just ridiculous, and I'm usually pro-Nintendo, despite what ridiculous crap they pull, but at this point, with so many people caring about these little icons on their accounts or whatever, it wouldn't hurt to make them. This is just so stupid that my mind is literally blown. I swear, it looks like half the time they do stuff they just do about half of it so they can call it a day and go home from work.
Rant aside, this is really, really dumb on their part. They say they want "hardcore players" but then don't give them what a good number of them want. You know PSN between Vita and PS3? Ya, both have trophies that relate to the users PSN account. Oh what? Nintendo has a Nintendo Network that could work in the exact same way but they choose to just not have it for who knows what reason. Why does Nintendo want to let Sony get away with saying they have things between their console and handheld that Nintendo doesn't? They definitely shouldn't.
The biggest thing here is that it doesn't take a whole lot of work to get an system-wide accomplishment list going, especially after the Nintendo Network already exists, so why not just do it? Like I previously said, it doesn't hurt anybody. You don't care about accomplishments? Fine, whatever, just ignore it. And if that low number next to the accomplishment tab (or however they'd do it) does bother you, then guess what, you do care about it and if you didn't it wouldn't bug you. And for the people who do like them, they're right there for you to get on both Wii U and 3DS. Everyone is happy.
Honestly, I can't see them not adding it. It's so simple and would make a surprisingly large number of people (even if it shouldn't make or break anyone's decision to own the system, it probably does) happy and wouldn't make anyone unhappy (check the last paragraph if this somehow surprises you), so there's really 0, and I mean 0 reasons (other than some people have to work for a few hours, which is so negligible it equates to 0) that they not make them.
Remember back when the PS3 didn't have them? Sony added them. You know MGS4? Good game and what not, right? Ya, well it didn't come with Trophies, so Konami recently decided to add them to the game. It made people happy, and the game sold some extra copies to those crazy people who need Trophies in games.
And finally, multiplatform games. Let's say the new CoD is better on Wii U, which version would the guy who owns a Wii U and a PS3 buy? Some would buy the Wii U version because it's better, and others would buy the PS3 version because it has Trophies. Why not make it so that everyone simply buys the Wii U version because it's better? Having system-wide accomplishments would do that.
So much for rant aside, it got even bigger.@nGen
Does Sony pay Microsoft for having Trophies?