Nintendo Exec: "We've Never Neglected Core Gamers"

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For those who felt let down, disappointed and even spurned by Nintendo's E3 2008 press conference, Nintendo UK exec David Yarnton wants you to know: Nintendo has never neglected core gamers. Sure, there might have been a brief lapse in memory, but neglect? Nope! Here's Yarnton in his own words:

It’s simply not true, Nintendo has never lost its passion for core gamers. Nintendo would like to bring smiles to as many different faces as possible and produce games which appeal to mainstream and gaming audiences worldwide. We have never neglected core gamers. We still have developers working on popular core gaming franchises but we need longer to complete these games, approximately two to three years. These games aren’t ready to launch — but are being worked on by all development teams.

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DISCUSSION

I dunno what David there understands by "neglect"... but as for me, having less than 10% of their games released targeted to a "core gamer" audience IS neglect.

See, no one is blind over this side of the market.

There are other two companies making games today, and they do release core games in a speed far superior than you.

What I do see is tons of crapware games being released way too much faster than core games. And while I do understand that core games takes longer to develop, it's kinda obvious that much more effort is being made to release mini-games and casual games much more than core games.

We all know casual games and mini-games are selling boatloads and are generating infinite ammounts of monys to Nintendo... so just be happy to please one crowd, and stop trying to sell that 2 year development bullshit to us.