Microsoft - Nintendo is always innovative and unique, has always 'danced to their own tune'

A portion of a GamesBeat interview with Aaron Greenberg, marketing team lead for Xbox’s first and third-party games...

GamesBeat: We’re starting to hear some rumors about what Nintendo might be doing next. Honestly, nobody knows what they’re going to do. But is it a worry? We’re going to have this system come out in the middle of a normal console cycle. Maybe the console cycle is going to be disrupted in a weird sort of way? Is that something you’ll have to deal with?

Greenberg: I’m not sure what Nintendo’s doing. I hear the same rumors and stuff that you do. I guess we’ll react to that when we know more. Nintendo’s always been innovative. They’ve always differentiated in their own way. They’ve always danced to their own tune, if you will. It wouldn’t surprise me if they do their own thing when the time is right. What they’ve done is unique and different. How they’ll compete with us remains to be seen

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I can't help but think of Crispin Glover in Friday the 13th.


Still don't understand why people think different=bad. Even Nintendo's competition realizes it isn't that way.

Right? Especially when those differences sometimes become the new industry standard. Without trying different ideas (even at the risk of them failing), games would have never evolved to where they are at. People are happy to use the modern game controllers of today with all of the features that Nintendo once standardized but then they want to criticize the company for continuing to try to keep pushing gaming forward. It's shortsighted.

This is one reason why I've grown to really have a serious dislike for all the pessimists in the GoNintendo community.

-Nintendo's own president says NX will be "new and innovative":
"yeah that probably means some sh***y ass gimmick that no one will like, shut up and just make NX be like the PS4 and Xbox One"

-Microsoft compliments Nintendo for how "new and innovative" they are:
"Eh you know what he's got a point, yay for Microsoft for saying this"

Good lord I swear this place sometimes makes /v/ of all places look better by comparison, and /v/'s infamous for how they can be.

Sat Oct 31 15 05:34pm
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To be fair, that's a big subsection of EVERY news place I frequent. IGN has it worse, NintendoLife has a couple horrible users that comment on every article with that crap. WiiUDaily (which I've stopped going to due to editors negativity) did this on every article. GoNintendo is probably the best out of them all. I guess that's not saying much but what can you do? Can't exactly ban people who have differing opinions, even if they are idiots.

I don't know why it's so hard for people to just wait and see what it is before they get all sorts of stupid about it. Plus, what ever happened to just ignoring the stuff you don't like? Why is it socially acceptable to just blab on and on about stuff you hate with a passion everywhere?

Why is it socially acceptable to just blab on and on about stuff you hate with a passion everywhere?

CoD, Twilight, Michael Bay, Hanna Montana, Justin Bieber. I don't know, maybe is wanting to be part of the conversation and in doing so one echoes what the crowd says. It also is how even if negative a person or thing becomes popular and so people criticize it for being popular. Lastly its the amount of exposure one thing gets on the internet, and one gets tired or sick of hearing about it.

At this point I think I'm more worried about Nintendo no longer be part of the conversation than it being criticized for not not being like everyone else. Since that seems to be the core of their problems in regards to their image.

Sun Nov 01 15 06:42am
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Different is not bad, but people don't want to end up with another Wii U, forcing Nintendo to put it on life support with low budget, filler titles because the low sales don't make stellar high budget titles an option. It's not that we don't want a good, different console, we are just worried that we might get yet another unsatisfying console. Of course, the problem right now is that Nintendo have dug themselves into a hole and even releasing a 'standard' console with the best titles possible might not be enough to put them back on the mainstream gaming map.

Careful! when Nintendo is doing wrong, the competition praises them (N64, Gamecube, wii u) but when it is doing great, the competition attacks them (DS, Wii).

If you don't mind, could you elaborate about the N64 and Gamecube years? I could have sworn those were still during the era of everyone slinging mud at the competition (and yes this includes Nintendo, I remember the Star Fox 64 promotional video from Nintendo Power featured fake Sony and Sega employees kidnapping a Nintendo employee to demand "what is it that makes Star Fox 64 so good?")


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