- Oct 25, 2017
I really liked this tweet from Mr. Piscatella and I think he has a very good point on this matter:
Mario Kart was the top downloaded iOS game this year. They’ll push outside of just Nintendo consoles if the money’s there. That doesn’t mean EVERY box and/or Xbox and PlayStation though.
I agree, minus the Nintendo part.
They might go that way eventually, but the combination between their core values of owning every part of the pie, and also their ability to sell consoles that only play their games, means they won't need to do anything for a while.
This is the thing though— new consoles will start with new userbases and have PC builds with game compatibility. It literally wouldn’t make business sense to keep games locked to only userbases that buy ~$500 consoles early considering modern tech has left the door open to do more.yes, Sony too........most sony exclusives will not come to another platform.
It's a lot easier to bite the bullet and make changes when you are in last place like microsoft was this generation. But when you sell gangbusters of consoles and software like Nintendo and Sony...........they won't be so keen to make changes or move their stuff to other platforms as quickly.
Good. What they could do is sell a service that people want. Like what Microsoft is doing with gamepass.
This doesnt sound like Nintendos approach at all - they are not even releasing classic games on mobile and are having record software sales on Switch...why would they try to force mobile gamers to buy full price Switch games when they are all about providing exclusive mobile games that take advantage of the f2p market ?
This. Nintendo already has phone apps of its popular IP plus the Switch.
What Mat is saying I think, is that Sony and Nintendo aren't going to start putting all their games on PC, rather, they'll make it so that their platform/ecosystem can be accessed from a variety of devices. Next Generation isn't just about a big box under your TV, it'll be about the services and ecosystem that platform offers across a variety of devices. So the concept of "Exclusives" as they are now with Sony and Nintendo aren't going away anytime soon. You'll just have more options to play them with.
And the only ones that aren't a flop are Fire Emblem Heroes (not First Party) and Pokemon GO (which success will never happen again)This. Nintendo already has phone apps of its popular IP plus the Switch. What Mat is saying I think, is that Sony and Nintendo aren't going to start putting all their games on PC, rather, they'll make it so that their platform/ecosystem can be accessed from a variety of devices.
Fire Emblem is first party. And Dragalia Lost, Pocket Camp, and Mario Kart Tour are doing pretty decent at the moment.