A Letter to Nintendo

Extrapolation of what gaming will become
Dear Nintendo:

What is the matter with you?

For years people have made fun of the Wii because it lacks many things the other consoles have. For one the controller doesn't have two analog sticks. That's because you can't fit a second stick onto the motion controllers you created. You were so focused on getting that "Family" market that you ignored your hardcore audience. The people who have been with you from the beginning. You tried to get housewives to buy your system and then the third parties provided the world with dancing games. And then the market was flooded. You see your success as your number of sales without realizing that the housewife market is not sustainable. They don't understand that they need to buy games every once in a while to support the industry. They bought a wii and a dance game and haven't played it since the first day. You traded your hardcore audience for a gimmick that will dry up, and you're going to pay the price for that.

Now the Nintendo 3DS. Finally a portable system with a decent analog stick. What? There's only one analog stick AGAIN? Even though plenty of games use the second stick (if for nothing else as a camera control)? The analog stick which you invented because the directional pad wasn't enough isn't used to its full potential in your new portable system? Okay, fine. Your Triple A titles typically have some good camera handling so that it's not necessary to have a second stick, Geometry Wars be damned. So I'll give you a chance and get a 3DS—wait. What's that? Now for Monster Hunter, a big title for the 3DS, you're releasing a second slide pad that communicated via IR signal?

via: http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2011/09/slidepadtgs2011wmed.jpg
Nintendo, you are done. I quit you.


Blaine Brown