Nintendo Can't Advance If They Won't Improve their Marketing

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  1. WiiCube_2013
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    They did a pretty piss-poor job of advertising Wii U, and even now in 2014, in shops such as HMV/JL in Oxford Street (London) they have very little amount of games to choose from, and to pre-order Smash 4 it's really through GAME or by online retailers (Amazon, Zavvi, TheHut, etc).

    As much as I like Nintendo games, the company Nintendo itself is awful when it comes to advertising and releasing their own games to stores that'd be willing to sell it.

    In JL they used to have the "Nintendo Corner" which was filled with Wii U games/consoles and 3DS' systems (+ consoles to play full games on) but since 2014 it's been changed to "Disney Store Corner" and sadly that's very disappointing because it was one of the areas that focused on it and it's gone, well, it's on the fifth floor though nowhere near as good.

    Hate to say, but Nintendo, you really suck at advertising your own stuff.
     


  2. Gahars

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    More at 11.
     
  3. Dork

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    This isn't anything really new.
     
  4. Logan97

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    Really you don't say?.
     
  5. WiiCube_2013
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    People have been saying it but Nintendo continues to not do anything about it unfortunately.
     
  6. Dork

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    Then go on Miiverse and complain because that's where Nintendo's staff actively looks.
     
  7. Logan97

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    I was being sarcastic, but since you didn't get it I'm gonna say this.

    Nintendo don't know how hit precisely in terms of business (Marcos maidana). Now if they be like Ubisoft, and not still making the same game every year maybe just maybe they'll get some where. The only way way Nintendo will get somewhere is if they start a new Franchise with the most played genre which is shooters, and open world rpg. Nintendo is the new low it was Microsoft with the Xbox one situation, but since that has changed everyone has there eyes on Steintendo Get it lol. People can't accept it lol Nintendo needs to buy a 3rdthird party game company or something because this is not going well for them.
     
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  8. BlackWizzard17

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    Is it really Nintendo or the people$ input (IGN, Machina, Etc). I barley see any ps4 commercials more than is see Wii u comercials and I think I have only seen like 1 xbone commercial, I think advertising is more of an internet thing now. People get hype off these consoles and it becomes big but quite frankly I have not seen any real appealing current gen game that makes the the other systems a system seller. Then again Nintendo could have done way better with their system advertising.
     
  9. Dork

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    yeah dude definitly nintedo always rehash they need to make a shooter or gtfo :^))
     
  10. Foxi4

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    Most of their best-selling games are rehashes of rehashes, their last original AAA game was Xenoblade Yawnicles and that was just awful.
     
  11. Dork

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    Regardless, they still have plenty of first-party titles that can appeal to anyone, and I know you didn't like Xenoblade but it definitely was meant to appeal to RPG lovers. Right now Nintendo's own games are the least of their problems.
     
  12. Logan97

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    Really? that game was pretty solid. Would you care to explain Foxi4? lol.
     
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    >Implying that I don't like "RPG's"
    RPG's and JRPG's one of my favourite genres, I just like good ones.

    Zero direction, predictible story, stereotypical characters, good 15 minutes of an introduction to hours upon hours of poor pacing and "a lot of nothing" happening, stopped playing after 4 hours due to lack of payoff. It's just "not fun", there were far better JRPG's out at the time, for example Radiant Historia on the DS which I recommend. If I need to play a game for 40 hours to get to the good bits then the game failed at its primary purpose - entertaining the player. Xenoblade's saving grace is the battle system which was innovative and fun, but not enough to keep me interested.
     
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  14. tbgtbg

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    People complain about the marketing, but back around Christmas they had a lot of great commercials running, kids telling their parents about the Wii U, trying to get it to be a family thing, how it's a whole new system not just a Wii, etc.

    Lately they've had a lot of really good 2DS commercials, actually made that thing seem appealing, somehow.
     
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    "Family Gaming" is that magical sector of the industry that everybody wants to get into but which doesn't actually exist.
     
  16. Dork

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    That snippet wasn't directed at you to insult you I was just saying it filled in for the RPG genre for Nintendo's first-party.
     
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    It did, but Nintendo does have other JRPG franchises - there's Golden Sun, Earthbound/Mother, Mario & Luigi etc. - TLoZ could easily be appropriated to an RPG too.
     
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    what are you smoking foxi
     
  19. FAST6191

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    Not another xenoblade thread, please.


    Back on topic I wonder if marketing could overcome a lack of games and clear demonstration of lack of potential.
     
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    What? There are good JRPG's out there, they're just few and far between. :P