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BigDrulez95

Which types of developer support do you think Nintendo should focus on cultivating and building the most for the upcoming NX?
1. Independent and mobile developer support (Yacht Club Games, GungHo, Telltale Games, etc.)

2.Japanese developer support (Capcom, Sega, Bandai Namco, etc.)

3. Western developer support (EA, Ubisoft, Activision, etc.)

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At_Lazuli

Rockstar and Bethesda if they get those two im pretty sure the rest will follow because im pretty sure rockstar and bethesda have never made a game for a nintendo HOME console chinatown wars was on DS so im not counting it

The NX is going to be delayed to Holiday 2017 you heard it here first, also It should be pretty obvious what my favorite game of all time is cough Skyward Sword cough

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WebHead

I want all 3 but I think 1 is the most realistic.

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Bolt_Strike

They're pretty much fine on 1 and 2, it's 3 that they need to work on the most.

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TheMonadoSenpai wrote:

Rockstar and Bethesda if they get those two im pretty sure the rest will follow because im pretty sure rockstar and bethesda have never made a game for a nintendo HOME console chinatown wars was on DS so im not counting it

Rockstar made Manhunt 2 for Wii.

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Mister_Wu

I would agree with Bolt Strike, they have made many agreement with Japanese companies, especially with SEGA that developed Sonic Colo(u)rs and Sonic Lost World only for Wii/Wii U and DS/3DS. The independent developers also find their place in eShop quite often (though it appears that some work is still needed), it's the western developers that more often than not have problems with Nintendo. I would also say that Nintendo's main priorities (originality in the human/device interfaces and low power consumption) collide with those developers' interests (mainly ease of programming and similar specs to other consoles to facilitate porting).

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DefHalan

1. The big publishers are interesting me less and less. For profit reasons they are important but I mainly care about 1.

People keep saying the Xbox One doesn't have Backwards Compatibility.
I don't think they know what Backwards Compatibility means...

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Luna_110

They should try to get a bit more attention from Western developers, since they are having problems with attracting the western market, but they have support from Japanese and Indie.
I really don't like western developers' games, so as long as they have N°2, I'm happy.

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sub12

Umm, simple answer, Nintendo should focus on all of them.

They have support from Japan and indies??? It could be a lot better, for sure.........

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iKhan

Bolt_Strike wrote:

They're pretty much fine on 1 and 2, it's 3 that they need to work on the most.

I wouldn't say they are "fine", there are many major Japanese games that are skipping Wii U, and games like Minecraft, Braid, and Fez are still MIA on Nintendo systems. But they are passable on both.

3 is what is really hurting them in the western market. Nintendo not getting The Witness or the next SoulCalibur isn't going to kill them. But them not getting the next Assassin's Creed or Call of Duty is.

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martinskrtel37

lol do you really think there's still legs in Assassin's Creed or Call of Duty? i know what you mean anyway, but not getting some big dumb western franchise wont "KILL" Nintendo as a company lol. they're going to drift even further away from any form of system that is tailored towards Next Gen Ultra HD Console War Simulatorz anyway, so don't get your hopes up there

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Octane wrote:

everyone needs to relax and enjoy the games that are released today and stop worrying what Nintendo will do in a year or two from now.

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IceClimbers

@iKhan: They're fine in the fact that they're on very good terms with all of the Japanese developers. Capcom, Sega (Atlus is included there), Bandai Namco, Koei-Tecmo, Level 5, Platinum Games, and even Square Enix are on good terms with Nintendo. Literally the only major one they'd have to go after is From Software.

Nintendo's indie support continues to grow as well. Western 3rd party support is where they struggle, and is likely where they will still struggle. I think the best case scenario is great Japanese 3rd party support and indie support, but only moderate western 3rd party support.

On a side note, I expect Assassin's Creed sales to drop quite a bit this year.

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BigDrulez95

Nintendo and Japanese developers are on great terms, yes. The only reason why they're not supporting the Wii U and to an lesser extent 3DS is due to poor hardware and lack of an viable ecosystem similar to PlayStation's. Give them up-to-date hardware and an ecosystem that's similar or more viable than the PlayStation ecosystem, and Nintendo could potentially receive the strongest Japanese 3rd party support they'll ever have since the SNES days.
Nintendo has done a fantastic job on cultivating indie support. Only obstacle that's stopping them from gaining more is poor hardware. Fix that and they'll get more. Mobile developers like GungHo and King, whether people like it or not, are going to become prominent in the future. I do believe recruiting more allies is one of the core strategies in entering the mobile scene.
I think we can all agree to the fact that Western 3rd parties are the most difficult to recruit, at least for Nintendo. Activision, WB Games, and to an extent Ubisoft are on good terms with Nintendo, so we can potentially see them support the NX atleast initially. EA and Take-Two are going to take some time, but they'll come if there's money to be made. Bethesda is probably a lost cause for Nintendo, so we'll most likely never see Doom on a Nintendo platform ever again. Smaller western publishers like Devolver Digital and Deep Silver might come if there's an incentive to. If the rumor Disney and Amazon partnership deals are true, then Disney Interactive Studios and Amazon Game Studios are going to be two of Nintendo's most prominent software partners. I personally believe that most of the western industry will deem the NX irrelevant initially, but I think it doesn't matter as much as others believe it to be.

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andrew20

I think EA will never come back.But I do think ubisoft and activision is more like but Bethesda and rockstar are a lost cause unless something up their sleeves.

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Siskan

I barely play any games not developed in Japan. I'd say I have a very wide taste, yet no western game has interested me since the early 2000s. Mostly because they are typically always focused on ultra-realism and raw and often gory violence. So if they want me as a customer, they should focus on Japanese developers. But I believe western developers would benefit them the most since that's what most people prefer outside of Japan.

Though on the other hand, I kind of doubt Nintendo would manage to get a lot of current PlayStation, Xbox and PC players interested even if they do that. So maybe Japanese games would help them to distinguish themselves instead.

I don't think indie is the way to go. I definitely think they should keep supporting those games of course, but it won't really sell consoles. Only addititonal software. Just look at PS Vita. Not doing too great. Indie games are too similar in experience to smartphone games.

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WebHead

I see Nintendo focusing on indies and collaborations with japanese devs. Sad as it sounds I don't think the big western devs will care no matter what.

WebHead

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Blast

Whitewatermoose wrote:

Nintendo needs all 3. They need to have relationships with Western developers. They need to do whatever they have to, to get them on board.

Pretty much ^

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BlueSkies

If Nintendo's big plan for software on NX is mobile and portable compatibility, NX is doomed. That's not a solution. Console gamers buy consoles for console games. Nintendo can just make a 'Nintendo TV' product for casual consumers that just want a $99 digital-only box to play old games and Nintendo's portable software.

Nintendo has only two options for NX-
-Merge with a major Western third party like Take-Two or Activision (which gives the Western party say in the design of NX)
-Build an American sports studio, expand Retro massively, and acquire new, independent Western PC developers

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DefHalan

@BlueSkies: The NX could be a micro-console, that is my idea lol

People keep saying the Xbox One doesn't have Backwards Compatibility.
I don't think they know what Backwards Compatibility means...

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