A Response to an Apparent Death of Nintendo

Browsing YouTube today bought up a video suggestion for me which had a ridiculous title.

“Attention You Pathetic Nintendo Fan boys- I Was Right All Along” on the channel “BlackBond”

In this video of contradictive, copy paste speech over some average gameplay of Titan Fall we hear a man discuss just how over years he was right all along. Reading the comments revealed that he had claimed earlier the WiiU was the console to get, and how great Nintendo was. Jump forward a couple of years and he’s jumped ship, creating click bait videos that honestly was quite a boring video to watch.

I will be discussing some of the points he raised and leaving the comment section open to opinion.

“Where is Nintendo right now?”

Well frankly, Nintendo is doing incredible right now, they are back on the climb thanks to Amiibo sales, Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart 8 and a plethora of new exciting games to be released soon. Not to mention the New 3DS consoles, Majora’s Mask and Monster Hunter 4.

All I’ve seen on my Facebook feed is people posting how much fun they are having playing retro games (I do stretch the word retro there) and teaming up with friends on Monster Hunter. I see people posting on EB and GameStop pages asking when Amiibo and Limited edition Zelda 3DS consoles will be back in stock.

He goes on further to tell us that Nintendo fans need to demand better which is just ridiculous, Nintendo never ever ever releases a product that isn’t flawless. When was the last time someone found a game crashing bug like every game that seems to come out these days? What was that? You can’t remember? Look at Battlefield 3 and 4, bugs galore, still being fixed, Destiny was plagued with problems, was promised to be one of the biggest games ever, yet was so terrible. EA Games, Blizzard, Bungie, and more can’t make a polished game to save their lives.

BlackBond claims further that Nintendo has never done good business with 3RD party companies? Since when? N64 was full of 3RD party games, hell even the GameCube was, the only reason people think this is because the Game Cube never took off in Western Society. Also, why would they need to deal with 3RD party companies when they achieved the best-selling console of all time with hardly any 3RD party help, I’m talking about the Wii here folks.

Not to mention all the merchandise sales, god knows what sort of money is being generated from that section.

BlackBond claims Nintendo messed up staying with the use of game cartridges. Really?

In case you were unaware, cartridges are much quicker at loading times, they are much much more silent than a disk spinning faster and slower constantly, not to mention all the room saved when not using a disk drive.

This was my favourite point from him. He claimed Nintendo has fallen because people didn’t demand better of Nintendo. This is the most contradictive statement ever, you can’t blame the Nintendo fans for this, the blame falls on the users who jumped ship (like BlackBond himself), how are they supposed to sell consoles and games if people leave when things start to look a little rough.

BlackBond also claims that Nintendo supports the Hand Console more??? Well of course they do, that is their biggest market, why wouldn’t they support where the majority of their user base is? It’s like saying a game development company is terrible because they support the development of games for PC rather than Mac. BlackBond you are a bloody dumb arse.

He continues on further to say “you have to buy 2 consoles to play all games”. It’s the same Vice- versa you idiot, how are you supposed to play all games with just one console? “I really want to play Halo but I only have my PlayStation”, oh the PlayStation must be a terrible console. Not everyone feels the need to get every game. He even made a point in saying the Wii U doesn’t have Call of Duty, oh no….

Nintendo has released the most memorable, fun games that can stand the test of time and will continue to do so for much longer. Sure the WiiU is struggling now, but it’s picked up in recent times and I can’t wait to see what they do with it next.

Link to the Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qj9ASV-9VF0

A Response to an Apparent Death of Nintendo

Brand Loyalty

Brand loyalty.

It’s everywhere these days and I’m the first to admit that I myself am partial to it, and I suppose in this day and age it pays to as everything can connect with each other in one way or another.

Take for example when I was a Microsoft fanatic, everything just had to be Microsoft, my computer Windows, consoles (Xbox 360 and Xbox One) had to be Microsoft, hell I even had two Windows Phones, because I just had to be able to earn Gamer score when I was away from my TV.  Everything was just so much more simple, One Drive really did make life wonderful, I could sync all my photos and videos up, even my documents. This is all incredible of course until I started to notice Microsoft lacked in one spot, the Xbox.

Why do I believe the Xbox was lacking? Well it’s not the actual Xbox itself (although I was a little disappointed with the Xbox One) but rather the Windows Phone and Xbox integration which really annoyed me. I bought my Windows Phone after converting from IPhone 4 and being informed that Windows Phone will be the only one to feature any sort of Xbox integration. What a load of shit.

Sure you can play Xbox live arcade games on the phone, but that is the only thing that sets it apart from Android and iOS. In fact, the same Xbox live App on my IPad and IPhone 6 actually work better than what they did on the Windows Phones (yes plural, I had a Lumia 820 and the 1520). The app is better laid out on iOS, loads quicker, crashes less, and has more updates. I don’t understand why Microsoft does this to their loyal Windows Phone users, whom might I add are a dying breed.

I understand that they have other customers as well but seriously? Why sell the phone as this integration device when you support other devices over your own?

It’s safe to say I won’t be going Microsoft for a while, I renewed my phone contract and went with the iPhone 6, which is incredible, it made me think as to why I left Apple in the first place. The first time I saw the iPhone 4 it was the sexiest phone I had ever seen, and everything just seemed to work flawlessly. So now I’ve decided to jump the Windows Wagon and spread my Brand loyalty elsewhere, to Apple.

I sold my custom gaming PC, my Xbox One and soon my Xbox 360, and will be purchasing a Mac Book of some description.

But hang on, what about gaming wise? Back to Nintendo for me, the only Company I can think of who has never screwed the pooch. I regretfully admit that while I loved my WiiU I thought I would love an Xbox One more and traded it in towards one. I kick myself everyday over that decision, and I’ve missed some great title launches because of it. Not to worry though as soon I will be the owner of one again and will buy the titles I missed out on, and will enjoy them all until the next Nintendo product is launched.

Brand Loyalty