Maybe I should have clarified what “pull a 3DS” means to me. I do not believe at all that the Wii U can win the coming console war. I just mean that it’s sales will pick up significantly in the back half of 2013 and it will do just fine. I just think all this “Nintendo needs to just make software” talk is nonsense.
Ok that makes sense, but I would argue that none of their friends have the new systems yet. To follow your analogy, it would be like if Facebook launched Facebook 2. Would most users just upgrade to Facebook 2? Probably. But many would also see it as a chance to jump over to Google+… Unless everything from Facebook 1 works on Facebook 2, which it probably won’t.
I’m sorry. You have a lot of reasonable points in there, but I’m so confused about the Google+ reference.
What a great idea!
Great move for both companies. Gets more foot traffic for Best Buy and gets more people trying out a Wii U.
This could actually be a pretty big win for Nintendo.
Maybe don’t troll so hard if you want to ever get promoted past Intern.
I was so excited until I read that last sentence…
Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox is rumored to have anti-used game features built into its system.
I’m okay with that.
But under this scenario, no managers get bonuses for downsizing Lucas Arts or making a deal with EA or opening a new studio. You have to think about the poor upper management!
I don’t know. There’s a lot gamers out there that only pay for Gold because their friends were on Xbox and they are trapped. A new generation means a new start.
Microsoft is going to have to sell everyone on Gold again.
Articles like this are why Polygon is the best. Great job.
I’m curious about this, but its gonna be tough to sell me on Call of Duty after that 17 minute Battlefield 4 video. Competition!
It’s worked out pretty well for them for the last couple years, so why stop now.
Really? Gonna have to agree to disagree on this one. I thought Bioshock’s gameplay felt loose and slow compared to Dishonored. Also, Blink.
To me, the main theme of the game was extremism. Not only just religious, but also extreme patriotism and industrialism were clear as day. If there is any message, it’s that extremism can take something great and make it pure evil.
Also, I wish that somehow we could combine Bioshock Infinite and Dishonored to create the greatest game of all time. Take Bioshock’s story, but build it with Dishonored’s level design, freedom (peace vs chaos), and gameplay.
About 90% of Call of Duty requires an internet connection. If you want to play online multiplayer, you need to be online. Label that however you want, but of course this game needs to be online. Should we go back and label games like Battlefield 2142 “always-online” just to make a point?
I’m just saying that just because something requires the Internet doesn’t mean it’s Sim City all over again.
I’m no developer, but I imagine it would be pretty tough to make a good, multiplayer FPS that didn’t require the Internet.
Well that’s better. Going off just the Polygon article makes it seem completely random.
WTF? Is it a requirement to mention always-online rumors in every new Xbox article? Totally unnecessary mention.
I’m not saying its a good idea. I’m just saying people will do it.
The fact of the matter is that the new Xbox is going to sell millions because Microsoft is going to offer it on a contract. You will be able to get a brand new Xbox Infinity for $199 up front and then $20-$25 a month for two years, including Gold.
Parents will jump all over that for Christmas when they compare it to the PS4 at probably at least $400-$500.
Cool Ranch Doritos Loco Xbox.
Well that’s pretty cool actually.