Jun 13th, 2013

Over the past few days, Microsoft has been getting a lot of heat for their used game policy, as well as the required 24 hour check-in and the always on Kinect. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime spoke directly to Polygon about the issue and says if people are so worried about used game sales, maybe they should make better games so people won’t want to trade them in.

“…Replayability of our content is super strong. The consumer wants to keep playing Mario Kart. The consumer wants to keep playing New Super Mario Bros. They want to keep playing Pikmin.”

At this year’s E3, Nintendo debuted several new games from beloved franchises, such as Mario Kart and Donkey Kong and Reggie states that he’s confident the gameplay these games will offer will keep these games on gamer’s shelves instead of at a game store for credit toward the next purchase.

“We are confident that if we build great content, then the consumer will not want to trade in our games.”

Sony has completely dropped the matter of trying to stop users from trading in their used games by tying the disk to an account as Microsoft has done, going so far as to release an “official” PlayStation used game trading video which you can watch below. Microsoft is the outlier here and it’s clear gamers want to be able to trade their games. Whether the Xbox One will be successful despite this remains to be seen.

Let us know what you think about the issue in the comments below.

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  • gamesplayswill

    Haha!, Only Reggie can own Microsoft and not be a fag.
    Microsoft’s bodies weren’t ready for that!

    • My body is ready for new games.

  • Nintedward

    So true… I hardly ever want to trade in my Nintendo games in , but 90% of the other games I play get traded.

    • JB

      Right! I still have all my first party Wii games and most of my third party games.

      • Nintedward

        Same , You think i’m selling Brawl , Twilight princess , Galaxy , Skyward sword etc? No.

        Imagine selling Xenoblade chronicles ? It would be like selling your TV or Couch or …. *gasp* Toilet!

        • david jarman

          I still have my gamecube games. I busted out super smash bros. and Pokemon coliseum last night.

          • Mitch

            I still play N64 Smash lol can’t get rid of the classics

          • MTGSWE

            I recently bought a used N64 with Super Mario 64 and F-zero X. I have played both everyday for two weeks πŸ˜€

          • david jarman

            That is sweet! I played golden eye on it last week. Those were good times!

          • LonDonE247

            ye i was playing eternal darkness the other night on my cube,that game is so awesome! i so hope nintendo are smart enough to pay for the sequel, shame the kick starter failed, they should have just done it for a full game,instead of episodes! and then i played through wind waker, starfox adventures,resident evil 4, and fzero gx, man the cube was a beast of a console!!

          • david jarman

            Yeah, I know! I pledged so I could have 6 episodes. I’ve beaten luigi’s mansions so many times and tonight after so more zombiu, I’m busting out fzero!

        • Clel

          My family has been playing the same games on the N64 for over 14 years now, consistently, and we have not been bored of them in the slightest still. I mean that’s insane replayability.

          • Nintedward

            Nice πŸ™‚ . I’ve been playing F-zero GX for Gamecube for nearly 9 years xD . So badly need a new iteration…

            @ replies – I’ve read them all and smiled , but I can’t reply to them all! Don’t mean to sound like a Dbag , thx !

        • Chris Aita

          I did trade Xenoblade at the time it was worth $30. I undid that damage by repurchasing it. Never happening again.

        • JB

          Haha I could live without my couch, so as long as I can play Xenoblade Chronicles. I’ll just play it like I used to play NES as a kid. Sitting Indian-style on the floor. (I need my toilet though)

          • Nintedward

            lol xD .

        • aldo2410

          It will be like selling my girlfriend, or even worse trade her for another one

        • ChiwawaBoi

          I actually traded in Twilight princess for Pokemon black 2……I still feel guilty.

          • Sean Burgess

            At least you didn’t trade yours in to get your friend. *gulp*.. Minecraft for his birthday..

            *sobs uncontrollably in corner*

        • Stuart Thomas

          LMAO, it’s a sin to sell those games!

        • companyoflosers

          ha! i had to have a employee from gamestop search their system for the nearest copy of xenolblade. turns out there was one left… in the state… and hour away… so now i own the game XD

        • ItzameyaToad

          You could make alot of money selling Xenoblade chronicles haha, shall we start the bidding at $250 do I hear $250… lol

    • Robyn Hermann

      True, I trade my 360 games all the time, Nintendo not so much, we still pull out wii sports for a little bowling.

    • MTGSWE

      Reggie got the POWER! Right in Xbones face πŸ˜€

    • Clel

      Yeah, that’s crazy true. I mean, just go online on Mario Kart Wii. There are sooo many people still there, playing. And the MKWII community is thriving like crazy.

    • Stuart Thomas

      I used to trade games when i owned a PSX, but i dont think i ever traded a super nintendo game, i like keeping a collection and coming back to the game in the future, that’s the thing with Nintendo games, you just get that urge to pick it back up again and play it. The only time i possibly traded a nintendo game was when i wanted to get the Killer Instinct game, watch and cd set. I can’t remember what game i even traded in.

    • DereX

      I trade in practically every game I beat that doesn’t have online multiplayer (which is 90% of all Nintendo games). It is easier to afford all of the next gen consoles and all of the exclusive games that way. Also, If you take advantage of powerups pro and specific deal days, you can actually get a decent trade in.

    • Forbsz

      I still have my SNES and I feel it would be a crime to throw it away or trade it in Nintendo games are magic and they put something into their games a lot of companies have forgot about “EFFORT!”

    • LonDonE247

      EXACTLY, its one of the reasons why nintendo first party games hold their value for a long time, because people dont trade them in, and so their is less stock going around, and because thier are hardly any 2nd hand stock, people are forced to buy new, which is better for nintendo! nintendo games like mario galaxies or xenoblade chronicles, or maro kart wii even today can set you back a fair few pounds, nintendo has nailed it, if you make great software people wont trade it, since it has massive replay value, unlike most of the 360 games, and some ps3 games, mind you i hardly ever trade my games, have not done it in years, if its a game i am not sure about i wait for a price drop, then buy it new a few months later, that way its cheaper, and i am still funding the publisher or developer instead of greedy game stop or cex!

  • Hugh Quinn

    First Sony with there E3 show, now Nintendo is throwing a few punches at Microsoft, They Deserved it, PS4 AND WII U>XBONE

  • Petri

    True, make games worth keeping.

  • Nieloid

    Lol wtf it is not that big of a deal -.-

    • Agent721

      Huh? The blocking of sharing or trading games is acceptable to you?? Why is the removal of consumer choice NOT a big deal??? You prefer higher prices?

  • Chris Aita

    BOOM, headshot.

  • Tekina Sibawo

    Fanboys are fanboys and will get the Xbox One regardless. I have a friend that is planning on day one purchase

    • Edward

      I will admit that Sunset Overdrive and Deadrising 3 games look pretty good on it. Haven’t really payed attention to other games.

      • Tekina Sibawo

        I don’t care if they make a came that combines all the best elements from every genre into one. I’m not supporting any company that treats its consumers like crap

  • A SNES Day Off

    Nintendo will always be strongest when it comes to I.P. There is a reason the Virtual Console exists; people want those games, and you have to say that many of those which have been made available on the Wii’s VC are timeless. No other company has a game even remotely universal as the original Super Mario Bros.

    • Wes Grogan

      I would argue that Pacman is equally timeless, but it certainly hasn’t evolved as well over the years.

  • XD Wow. Never seen Nintendo be so aggressive before. They must be pretty mad at microsoft for trying to do what they’re doing

    • Christopher Acuna

      That’s not aggression, it is fact. Make something that you can play over and over again and it will never be traded, or at the least very rarely.

      • yeah but i mean it’s not usually their style to just come out and say it like that

    • RockGod

      Get used to it, because I don’t think this message was aimed JUST at Microsoft! He’s obviously also referencing the 3rd party devs and pubs that are all backing this restrictive crap for XBONE and PS4. Sony made a statement at E3, but their game library is about 95% 3rd party releases. So that means Sony (themselves) aren’t doing it, but their still going to allow it on their console…

      • Yeah, they’re just not doing it to the level of Xbone, but they’re still letting it happen

        • RockGod

          Exactly! Isn’t it strange that no one seems to care about that? Not so much as a whisper about it on any game news site, but reports on it in financial and investor articles. I bet it will be a hot topic soon…

  • Mario

    Oowww! Microsoft got burned by Nintendo and Sony!

  • Beau

    It’s about time Reggie started kicking ass and taking names.

  • MetroidZero

    Xbox, don’t buy One.

  • leemass25

    pass microsoft some aloe vera……… they just been burnt haha

  • Kamon

    Shots fired.

  • Edward

    I hope Xbox One fails miserably. Lets see if they can sell 3.5 million systems in 7 months. Being the highest console price at $499 and then their problems with used games and internet having to be on every 24 hours is going to hurt this system.

    • WaHydraxon

      They wont be able because they wont sell it in every country the first year. It will only be available in 21 country

    • Potemkin

      I think that the biggest mistake that Microsoft has made is that it won’t allow the world to get the Xbox One when it launches, but only very selected countries. Not that I think it will do any better even if it was available. North Americans really like to get their shit restricted.

    • Clel

      Which is basically $500… Here’s a way to make it seem even more expensive:

      Hey dude, you want the Xbox One? It only costs half a grand.

      • Edward

        Yeah you could get a decent computer for that price.

  • Denvy

    This really is true for the most part. Nintendo first party titles really retain their value. Go into any gamestop and even games several years old can easily still fetch 40 or more.

  • Magnus Eriksson

    I don’t want to criticize any other designers, but I have to say that many of the people involved in this industry – directors and producers – are trying to make their games more like movies. They are longing to make movies rather than making videogames.
    – Shigeru Miyamoto

    • everyone

      I’d rather have a game to play than something with 8 hours worth of movielike cutscenes.

  • Linkamus

    I bought my Mario Galaxy 2 used and my DKC for Wii…. plus I trade Nintendo games all the time. LOL. Except Zelda’s… those I love forever!

    I love Nintendo… but lets be honest, this E3 was sad for them. Besides X and Bayonetta, everything else was expected. I did like the MegaMan surprise though. They really failed to entice new buyers to this system again. I for one, wish I would have waited…

    • Andreas Sunde

      Everything was expected because they already told us about it. Nintendo doesn’t see E3 as the most important event of the year anymore.

  • D.M.T

    Hahahahahaha I love how Sony dissed Microsoft and I LOVE how Nintendo is telling it like it is, if you’re worried about used games than you should make BETTER games. It’s that simple really

  • Maxid765

    You sell to a friend at a lower price than gamestop’s price for used games and still get more profit. How’s that dumb???

  • Maxid765

    What’s up with this? ever since E3 started I just keep seeing trolls coming to this website, what’s up with that??

  • D.M.T

    Stop lying to yourself. Even the Vita will outsell the Xbox One so you can’t compare it to the Wii U.

    And hey, turn off caps lock you idiot.

  • Cubester_64

    Both Nintendo AND Sony fans can agree with this!

  • david jarman

    That shows that even IGN hates ex-box.

    You wanna try something innovating?..shut up for a change

  • uPadWatcher

    First, Jack Tretton kills Don Mattrick and his Xbox Done… and now, the Regginator Regginates Donny in one final blow. Today is a good day for both Nintendo and Sony.

  • Nintedward

    No , that’s you and your family you clown shoe.

  • Nintedward

    I’ve pre ordered a PS4 for day 1 with 3 games and I got the Wiiu on day 1.

    Don’t try an lecture someone who is A – better than you , B – has more money than you.

    And if you’re thinking ”Why have you pre ordered a PS4 already hur dur ?” because the pre order is free , and it’s gunna sell out fast in the UK…

    • Edward

      How many games have you bought for Wii U? I’m not trolling you.

      • Nintedward

        I’ll list them all now and write T for traded in next to the ones I’ve bought , finished and traded.

        Nintendo Land
        Lego City
        Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
        AC3 – T
        Blops 2 – T
        Ninja gaiden 3 – T
        Batman Arkhum City AE
        Mass effect 3 – T
        Need for speed MWU – T
        Darksiders 2 – T
        Revelations HD
        Injustice Gods among us
        Sonic All stars Racing Transformed – T
        Tekken tag 2 – T

        Trine 2 DC
        Nano assault Neo
        Toki Tori 2
        Runner 2

        Kirby’s adventure
        Super Mario World
        Super Metroid (not played the VC games much yet , they were 30p FFS!!!!)

        If you’re horrified by the amount of games I’ve bought there is good reasons… My family friends own the game store around the corner from me , and as such I get amazing offers and deals for them. I got Darksiders 2 and sonic for Β£35 and they gave me Β£22 each for trading them in… and it’s like that on everything.

        They knock money off everything I buy also.

        • MTGSWE

          Holy SHIT! I don’t even come close to that number of games <:O Very impressive indeed πŸ™‚

          • Nintedward

            But like I say , I’m very close to the people who own my local game store and they give me like Β£22 for trading in a game instead of Β£15…. it feels like long term rental.

            And I’ve just been excited to have a NEW system so been playing it loads. I don’t have a job I have money invested and get payed from that , loads of free time…

          • MTGSWE

            Hehe. That’s must be great πŸ™‚ You’re really lucky actually and I’m glad some people have the fortune to get those deals πŸ™‚

          • Veries Seals

            you have an outstanding library. This is mine ALL Wii U!!!:

            1. COD BO 2

            2. NBA 2k 13

            3. AC 3

            4. Darksiders 2

            5. Sonic Racing

            6. Trine 2

            7. Fist of the North Star

            8. Jeopardy

            9. Wheel Of Fortune

            10. Zen pin Ball 2

            11. Bit Trip Runner

            12. Nano Assualt

            13. Punch Out VC

            13. Chasing Aurora

            14. Toki Tori

            15. Rise of the Guardians

            16. Ben 10

            17. Wii Street U

            18. Super Marioworld VC

            19. Epic Mickey 2

            20. Lego City Undercover

            21. Madden 13

            22. Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013

            23. Sing Party

            24. NFSMWU

            25. New Super Mario U

            26. Scribblenauts Unlimited

            27. Injustice GAU

            28. Monster Hunter 3 U

            29. Batman AC AE

            30. Zombi U

            31. Ninja Gaiden 3 RE

            32. Mass Effect 3 SE

            33. Tekken Tag 2 WUE

          • Edward

            Wow, Nice!!!

          • Veries Seals

            thanks :). thats why when they talk about lack of games for the Wii U I am like what lack of games? I have plenty of them and they are still more that I dont have yet! There is really no shortage of games for the Wii U.

          • Edward

            Yeah I got quite a few, you can see mine below. These are the games I want that are already released.

            1. Scribblenauts Unlimited

            2. Darksiders II

            3. Epic Mickey 2

            4. Resident Evil Revelations

            5. Warriors Oorochi 3 Hyper
            Then their is a few VC games I want starting with Mega Man 2-4.

          • Veries Seals

            Seems like we have a lot of buying to do huh? lol. I need to get Batman 2 Lego, Tank, tank tank, awe hell a tone of them. lol

          • Edward

            I got Lego Batman 2 for the original Wii. Tank, Tank, Tank I might buy when it goes cheaper along with the 007 game. Game and Wario is coming by the end of the month and I will get that one.

          • RockGod

            HOLY HELL! You must be rich! You have more games than The Rock! I mean you mention crap like Wii Street U which isn’t really a game and you mixed in DL only titles, but HOLY HELL! That’s A LOT OF GAMES

          • They’re not rich. A lot of the folks here have parents who either buy their games or pay for their college, thus allowing them to buy games. I’ve noticed the average visitor here is under 22. Few people have full-time jobs and paying rent here. …Yet.

            o_o And trust me, guys, when you do start paying rent, your game consumerism shrinks.

            O_O Rent is real.

          • Veries Seals

            lol, may parents have not bought me games since middle school. I am 36 with my own kids who play games. I have my systems. I have bought them theirs as well. In all so far between me and my kids we have 1 Wii U so far but plan to get another, 2 PS3’s, 3 N3D’s, 2 XBox360’s, 1 Wii, a gamecube and probably about 100 games. I just love games. Not rich. Just work and buy them.

          • Edward

            Yeah we got 2 Wii U systems in our house. One for me, one for our 14 year old son. He has CODBOPS, NSMBU, MH3, and NintendoLand. I own all those games too. He wants Injustice next and I told him as soon as one of these stores has a buy one get something free I will.

          • Veries Seals

            lol, no I am not rich, but I love my games and does not hesitate when it something I want. I also buy other games that are not exactly my taste because I may have friends and family that may want to try them or like them. I love to share games and experiences. I could actually do an in-depth review of all of them. Thinking about getting into that soon.

          • Nintedward

            Wow , that’s HUGE bro! You seem to buy a lot of games i’m afraid to as well. Kudos πŸ˜‰

          • Andreas Sunde

            Is Rise of the Guardians good? Loved the movie, but movie licensed games have a tendency to suck…

          • Veries Seals

            It is ok. Repetitive game play to me. I bought it because my son really loves it. Its a movie release, so you know how they go.

        • Edward

          These are the games I bought. Usually at Toys R Us for buy 2 games get the third free.

          1. Batman Arkham City AE
          2. Ninja Gaidan 3

          3. Sing Party (for my wife and little girl)

          4. NFSMW

          5. NSMBU

          6. Sonic All-Star Racing Transformed

          7. Lego City Undercover

          8. Just Dance 4 (wife and kids)

          9. The Amazing Spider-Man

          10. Injustice Gods Among Us

          11. CODBOPS 2

          12. MH3Ultimate

          13. ZombiU

          14. Assassins Creed 3

          15. NintendoLand

          16. Walking Dead SI

          17. Trine 2

          18. Mighty Switch Force
          Then I bought all the .30cent promotion games and Metroid 1 and Pac-Man.

          • Nintedward

            Awesome! How was Walkind dead SI in general and on WIiu ? lol.

            I freaking love my Wiiu I don’t know about everyone else lol!

            Games I plan on getting for the rest of 2013 are

            Pikmin 3
            Wonderfull 101
            Windwaker HD
            Batman AO
            Sonic Lost world
            DKC TF
            Mario 3D world

            and some indie games. There is more retail games I want but probs won’t get right away.

          • Edward

            It is the worse game I have lol I probably wouldn’t recommend buying it even if its $20. I’m hoping to get RE Revelations soon and then Scribblenauts Unlimited. I might get Darksiders II as well. I plan on getting all those games you mentioned as well even Game and Wario at the end of this month. Also Mighty Switch Force 2 is on my list soon.

          • Nintedward

            Nice πŸ˜‰ . Nice name to πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

          • RockGod

            That’s a mighty fine list you have there, but admittedly I laughed a little when I saw Walking Dead at the end. I thought “this poor guy didn’t wait for ANY review on that one” lol Other than that a fine list indeed…

          • Edward

            Yeah I fell for the title before I looked at any reviews. Thank god I waited for a Fast and the Furious review first. I think I will stay away from movie or tv show based games unless I hear good things.

          • RockGod

            Even the games you plan to get are nearly identical to mine. Impeccable taste sir…

          • Zombie Boy

            I have to ask; is Walking Dead SI actually any good? The reviews all say it was naff, but a lot of people I’ve seen playing it say it’s similar to Dead Island.

          • Edward

            Actually it isn’t that good. I would listen to the reviews this time.

          • Zombie Boy

            Cool, I’ll avoid at all costs then. Thanks for the reply.

        • Mario

          Man your lucky!! That’s a compliment, not an insult.

        • RockGod

          That is impressive Nintedward, take a look at my collection so far…
          Assassin’s Creed III
          Batman: Arkham City – AE
          Darksiders II
          New Super Mario Bros. U
          Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
          Nintendo Land
          The Amazing Spider-Man UE
          Lego City: Undercover
          Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate
          Need For Speed: Most Wanted U
          Resident Evil: Revelations
          I also have Pikmin 3 and New Super Luigi U on preorder for August. I’ll obviously be adding more to my collection every month after as well… Good for you that you know someone who can get you great deals, I pay retail for most of my stuff but Amazon treats me pretty good w/ the deals they offer. I haven’t traded any in either, if I get rid of any i’d prefer to sell to a friend. You know cut out the middle guy, better deal for both involved. GameStop is pretty shitty in US, best to not involve them.

          • Nintedward

            Yeah , nice πŸ™‚ I wouldn’t be able to not trade them in… the costs would be monumental. But getting like %60 of my money back 3-4 weeks + after I buy it is no problem !

          • disqus_uRC8Xsukxd

            If you wish add me Loops17 play ac3 mh3u injustice all the tine im ranked 12 on survivor

          • Edward

            I haven’t traded any games in either. I still have over 140 wii games and haven’t traded any in, so I doubt I will.

        • Clel

          My Wii U games library:

          Super Mario World
          Nintendo Land


          • Nintedward

            Rock solid bro πŸ˜‰ . Get yourself MH3U and Lego city if u can. Amazing games!

          • Clel

            What kind of game is MH3U exactly? I know it’s good, and it looks interesting, but I don’t really know what it is.

          • Nintedward

            It’s an online focused action RPG. You go around with 3 other people online smashing up huge monsters , and taking their body parts to make weapons and armor out of. You also forage everything in the environment around you like Honey , Herbs , Mushrooms , Stones etc to make all kinds of stuff.

            Really amazing game.

          • Edward

            Yes, what Nintedward said is true. Get Monster Hunter 3 and Lego City Undercover. I also really liked Injustice if your into Mortal Kombat/ Street Fighter type games.

        • thedeciderU

          man i wish i had that hook up! looks like overall we have similar tastes.

        • Nathaniel Lopez

          I’m not so much horrified as I am jealous.

        • Arthur Jarret

          I’m single, have a steady job and live across from a shopping center – this also allows me to compare prices/special offers easily.

          I research the games I buy carefully, so I never trade anything in. Games like Tekken and Sonic stay fun (especially in local multiplayer) – so I don’t get why you’d trade something like that in.

          Anyway, my wii U list is currently:

          Assassin’s Creed III
          LEGO City Undercover
          Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
          New Super Mario Bros. U
          Nintendo Land
          Rabbids Land (Don’t judge me! I paid 10 euro for it… the cutscenes are worth it!)
          Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
          Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition

          Bit.Trip Presents…Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
          Chasing Aurora
          Kung Fu Rabbit
          Little Inferno
          Nano Assault Neo
          The Cave
          Toki Tori 2 (Everyone: Get this!)
          Trine 2: Director’s Cut
          ZEN Pinball 2 (all tables except two 4-packs I already had on PS3)

          I actually wanted to get injustice, batman and need for speed… but the release of fire emblem, animal crossing, luigis mansion 2 for 3DS – as well as Ni No Kuni and Skyrim: Legendary edition for PS3 kind of wrecked those plans…

          I mean, I have the money – but I really should save up to remodel my kitchen too…

          Stupid kitchen…

        • Madmagican

          Fucking christ. the extent of my Wii U library is Nintendo Land, NSMBU, and MH3U

    • Nintendo4life

      I preordered the ps4 for 2 games and that is it but the wii u is the better console…I did go to best buy and was first to play it was awesome

    • Nathaniel Lopez

      Oh Nintedward, I always look forward to your comments and replies; so full of win.

  • Jamie Clabon

    Why do you exist?

  • Jamie Clabon

    XBone is an acronym of XB(ox)ONE

    • thedeciderU

      no it’s not it’s a pun! trollolololololol this guy is a fucking douche

  • Edward

    Says someone who has poo I his name. I’m sure there is a bit of it on your fingers when you pull them out.

    • Clel

      DON’T REPLY TO HIM!! Flag the comment and move on.

  • Clel

    Someone’s got alts

  • cute

  • disqus_uRC8Xsukxd

    You are a COD douchebag. I would own your ass on any console. You need to just go back in time and tell your mother to belly flop the concrete from about 2 stories up with you still inside. PS4 is an overpowered ps3 and ex-box is going down cause sony and nintendo spanked that ass at e3

    • Clel

      DON’T REPLY TO HIM!! Just flag and move on.

  • Ony

    I don’t trade or sell my games. They are my family :3

  • Clel


    That is all I will say to you. Now I shall continue to converse with my fellow Ninfellows.

    • Nintendo4life

      I say just flag him and keep moving on. He is a loser who lives in his parents basement jerking off to his 360…Lol

  • Ace J

    Check out what Microsoft is doing at the Nintendo best buy events


    • Edward

      Trolling Nintendo events SMH

      • NkoSekirei

        u mean stalkers

  • Make better games and people will want to keep them? What a strange concept.

  • peeer

    I’m not sure what to think about this… Reggie literaly has left all doors openned for DRM implementation in the future systems. Not only that they could consider DRM but they will screw completely the used games away if they did. >_<

    • peeer

      Luckily, Miyamoto just closed this door away on the last news from Ashley King. I am feeling better now.

  • Starfoxguy

    This is where Microsoft messed up. Now no one can borrow Xbox One games from their friends. Bad move Microsoft.

    • RockGod

      Actually now we’re finding out Sony only meant 1st party games will be treated that way. ALL 3rd party games will still be subject to the restrictive DRM that they implement in the XBONE versions. I guess Sony didn’t feel like mentioning that at E3… I can’t imagine why…

  • claudio garcia

    I’m flagging all your comments! look at your profile pic before you start bieng racist!


    hate to admit but ps did great on their sharing vid

  • Graham Gillman

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nintendo being awesome!

  • Graham Gillman

    +10 swag +5 Badassery +20 Burn damage.

  • Archiq09

    WiiU/Ps4 is couple (not rival) of this new console generation. πŸ˜‰

    • Mr. Nidoking

      Iwata didn’t say anything about the games being subpar, he said there haven’t been enough launches to make many people interested. But with Smash Bros, X, Bayonetta etc. things are going to change. What an incredibly stupid, misleading article.

      • How do you know things will change? Bayonetta 2 is no highly anticipated title. Mario Kart is always fun, but nothing has changed from the SNES days to now except the graphics. It still plays EXACTLY the same, which is not cool. Smash Bros. – fighting games have been finished. Also, it defeats Nintendo’s claims of family fun by having a violent game.

        • Mr. Nidoking

          Okay, I think things will change. That doesn’t change the fact that the article’s title is incredibly misleading and that the article you posted really has nothing to do with the current topic.

        • Agent721

          Mariokart Wii sold 36 million copies. So much for stale. It is equal to the sales of BF3 & COD BO2 combined, despite being out on one console only. Stale doesnt matter…see COD, FIFA, Madden, Street fighter, etc…75% of what the industry puts out is stale. Forza & gran turismo are no different. I doubt the new mario kart will sell that much, but I cant imagine any other game will either.

          • …..! I explained this a million times. The Wii was a novelty item with not many 3rd party games and those that did exist were shovelware to the extreme or just plain old baby games. When the novelty item sold 100M, most people did not buy maybe one or two more games and the best games were made by Nintendo, so that is why Nintendo titles sold so much. Now put them on the PS4 in an open market and see how well they do.

          • MTGSWE

            So. Mario Kart 7 has sold 8 million units. Mario Kart DS sold 23 Million. Mario Kart almost always sell more then 5 million copies. Most of them break 10 million copies. Don’t rant bullshit when all Mario Kart games have sold well.

            Super Mario Kart: 8 Million
            Mario Kart 64: 9 million
            Mario Kart Double Dash: 7 Million
            Mario Kart Super Circuit: 3.7 Million
            Mario Kart DS: 23 Million
            Mario Kart Wii: 34 Million
            Mario Kart 7: 8 Million

            92.7 Million on seven games

          • RockGod

            Rock admires your dedication in typing out the sales numbers for this troll. Unfortunately your FACTS aren’t going to change his OPINION!

          • MTGSWE

            I know. Just hate when people are wrong about a game series πŸ˜› Well I will try and avoid him in the future. πŸ™‚

          • Agent721

            Please. It is an open market, as people could’ve bought any console they want. You act as if Nintendo held people hostage for game sales.

          • They practically did! Name some 3rd party Wii classics! Don’t play stupid.

          • H8ersBH8n

            Pandora’s Tower

            Xenoblade Chronicles


            No More Heroes 1 & 2

            Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

            Red Steel 2

            Monster Hunter Tri

            The Last Story

            Fragile Dreams: Farewell ruins of the Moon.

            Shall I go on? Cause I can.

          • Please go on because you did not name any classics here! All of these games were rated BS by reviewers.

          • H8ersBH8n

            Metacritic scores:

            Pandora’s Tower: 74

            Xenoblade Chronicles: 92

            MadWorld: 81

            No more Heroes 1 & 2: 83 & 85

            Silent hill shattered memories: 79

            Red Steel 2: 80

            Monster Hunter Tri: 84

            The Last Story: 80

            FD: FRotM: 67

            Muramasa The Demon Blade: 81

            Rayman Origins: 92
            MegaMan 10: 81
            And newsflash…..the same people that reviewed these games also reviewed The Last of Us. Ya gonna tell me they are bullshit reviewers? Ok, kid, whatever helps ya sleep at night.

          • Those are poor ratings and none are classics. Do you know what a classic is? It is something that people never forget, not those titles. You named the best non-Nintendo games, but not classics. Since those are the best you can come up with that says it all.

          • Agent721

            My goodness… you must be real young or real stupid. I feel like I’m taking to a chair.

          • I guess you can’t name them.

          • Guest

            Muramusa Demon Blade,No More Hero’s 1&2, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicals, De Blob, Epic Mickey, Red Steel 2, GoldenEye 007,Madworld,Zak & Wiki, The Conduit 1 & 2,Little Kings Story, A Boy and His Blob, The House of The Dead…..shall I continue?

          • NkoSekirei

            stop being an idiot troll and u know nothing so go back to ur parents basement and play with ur microsoft dolls

          • RockGod

            Rock knows you’ve explained it many, many times… It’s still Complete BullShit though and it doesn’t seem anyone cares about your personal OPINION!

        • H8ersBH8n

          “Mario Kart is always fun, but nothing has changed from the SNES days to now except the graphics” take out Mario Kart and switch with Call of Duty. Take out SNES and switch with PS2.

          • You people only pick on Call of Duty because it is successful, like haters always do – pick on the top dog. You never hear other companies putting down Nintendo because they are already down.

          • H8ersBH8n

            No, I pick COD cause it has had zero innovation through it’s whole franchise. I could say your picking Mario Kart because it’s successful….I can play this game all day.

          • Hey, my one love that I did always have from Nintendo was Mario Kart and that is the only title that get’s me excited about a Nintendo affair. Too bad I won’t be able to play it. I am not buying a system with a short life for one game. I had to miss out on the Wii’s MK, but thanks to EMU’s, I can play it. I can’t wait for the Wii U EMU, that should not be hard at all.

          • ItzameyaToad

            People pick on Call of Duty because it is the biggest scam in the industry. Seriously when a company starts to ofer f*cking camo as DLC and makes a game every year that is the same as the last but they purposefully leave out maps/camo etc. it should be called front and center as one of the worst gaming franchises that will hopefully come to an end one day so Activision can actually put some of it’s other IP’s to use.

          • I agree to a degree, but you are hating. If Nintendo made it you would make excuses for it. Madden and the other EA Sports titles are the biggest scams.

          • ItzameyaToad

            Im not hating on it I loved the series until the ridiculous policies Activision adopted. I would support the games if they changed these policies. And no I wouldn’t like it or make excuses for it if Nintendo made it,assuming they would have the same policies. Just because I defend Nintendo on certain issues doesn’t mean I do not ever disagree with there decisions. And I agree EA sports and Madden are some of the Biggest scams.

    • H8ersBH8n

      “Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata thinks that the Wii U has sold poorly because Nintendo isn’t providing gamers with enough top-notch titles to draw them to the system.”
      The key word here is enough. We don’t have ENOUGH top notch titles. Stop trying to save your little Xbox One. PS4 and Wii U are the better investments, have the most exclusives, and are a hell of a lot cheaper.

      • Of course he would say not ‘enough,’ when he really means none, but that would not look good would it? I do not care about Xbox One – got it? I dismiss that system. I am with the PS4. You Nintendo clowns have to stop trying to latch onto the leader to get a few sales. No one is thinking about a Wii U, only a PS4. Stop deluding yourself – or trying to spread propaganda.

        • H8ersBH8n

          Go to fucking IGN, asshole. All those to-be-Xbox buyers are now saying “Well looks like I’ll be getting a Wii U and PS4”. Plus weren’t you the one that said Wii U sales would be much lower than PS4 and Xbone? Yeah, not so much anymore….Microsoft done fucked it up. Plus, you don’t think people aren’t gonna buy two platforms over a generation that’ll probably last 10 years? Ok….

          • MS did fuck up, but I suspect that they will still sell more units than the Wii U! Sony PS4 pre-orders must be sold out.

        • Agent721

          What do we care? I’ve got Big Boy money & will also buy aPS4. But I can’t play Nintendo games on it, now can I? But to you, this is open season to obsess over Nintendo. What a Fucking loser you are. Day after day, hate hate hate…go fuck yourself, as clearly, no one else is.

        • RockGod

          Why didn’t Sony tell the whole truth at their E3 conference? That they ONLY meant 1st party titles would be free of restrictive DRM, and that indeed ALL 3rd party games will be subjected to the same restrictive crap that their XBONE counterparts will be? “Because that wouldn’t look good”

          • Why didn’t Nintendo say that they don’t have games and the only games they do have coming are the ones everyone expected – and played a millions times and they are desperate for sales to the point of playing the hater?

          • RockGod

            “they didn’t have any games” YES! they did!
            “all their games were expected” You just defeated your own comment… You NEED to step on up that evolutionary ladder a few rungs before you address me, I’m sorry but you give new definition to the word DUMBASS!!

        • John Raybell

          So you work for sony, are in the third grade, dropped on your head,shot in the head, retarded,need to be put to rest.

          Which one is it, or is it all of the above.

        • John Raybell

          dumb ass

        • John Raybell


        • John Raybell


        • John Raybell


        • John Raybell


        • John Raybell

          sack of crap

        • John Raybell

          ps4 fag?

        • John Raybell

          If only i could put a virus or bomb in this msg for you :), I feel sorry for you, being a true Nintendo fan and trying to make your self believe you aren’t, why else would you be here anyways, sad sad sad sad loser

  • boynhisblobs

    Ha, love it! Its so true tho, i don’t want to ever trade in my nintendo games. I always go back to them even after beating them. Super Mario 3D Land is a perfect example.

  • Ducked

    There is truth im this. I’ve never traded in a nintendo 1st party game. Basic’lly Nintendo is sayiying learn to make non first person shooters like Nintendo and Somy.

    • Ducked

      Sorry for the poor spelling, I hate my phone…

  • Thomas Fitzgibbon

    Realising this, I’ve always kept my first party (Nintendo) games, but always trade-in unwanted third party games. Still play Super Mario Galaxies 1 & 2, Metroid Prime Trilogy, Mario Kart and Zelda’s TP & SS to this day with the same level of enjoyment.

  • Elem187

    LOL, go Reggie, thats pretty funny..
    but Reggie is also correct. I have never traded in a Nintendo franchise game.. I always keep them because even after I’m done playing it, I can take a step back and pick it up and play it again in a few months and feels just as fun(Currently doing that with NSMBU).
    I always download my Mario/Zelda/DK/MK titles because I’m confident I will be able to pick it up and play it again and again no matter how many times I beat it.

  • Elem187

    Why would someone buy a console with DRM?
    And why would someone buy a console that only plays bald space marine pew pew pew games?

    • RockGod

      Man, I have tried to tell people about that, they think i’m BSing them or something, so whatever. Sooner or later one of these gaming sites are gonna notice the reports. I’ve already read 3 separate articles on it from the yahoo homepage.
      Sony blurred the line between truth and flat-out lie at E3. This whole 3rd party thing is a much bigger deal than it seems…

  • Guhtere

    Burn! Sony and Nintendo are beating Microsoft to death!

  • Nintendo4life

    Facepalm! Microsoft! from Nintendo

  • Nintendo4life

    Enjoy your outdated 360 and pc is a dying breed and as for ps4…That is the only console im getting but nintendo will always be the greater console..U mad bro? Facepalm to your stupid comment fanboy and for you calling yourself hahahaha that is laughable ..Son i was gaming when you
    were a cunt stain in your mother’s panties..Keep trying guy the trolling skills really suck

  • Nintendo4life

    Facepalm! Son your not a real gamer..Now go back to your little basement and jerk off to your xbox 360 and playing your call of duty

    • RockGod

      But.. But.. It’s got a DOG this time… It’s so innovative..

      • Nintendo4life

        Yep that’s why wii u is the better console

  • david jarman

    Wow, aren’t you the stupid type. First of all I am half Irish and Asian. You on the other hand are pure retarded.

    I think I’m going to take all comments from you and use them in a campaign ad for pro birth control.

    It will be titled-
    “Don’t let stupid breed.”

  • Guest

    I sell back practically every game I beat (especially if there is no online multiplayer). Sometimes I regret it and sometimes I don’t……. If Nintendo is so confident people will keep their games forever, then why are they offering sellbacks in the first place and making fun of Microsoft for not doing it? Just a thought.

    • Luffy

      because they dont need to? also, if there confident, why would they do it? to look like dicks as a certain console that shall not be name?

      • oontz

        funny cause at the game shops there are just as many used nintendo games as the other systems. Hmmmmm

  • NkoSekirei

    u need to stop talking about ur self troll cause u keep this up ur gonna end up in a mental hospital wearing a strait jacket which by the way is where u belong noob

  • NkoSekirei

    u sound more like a retard every stupid comment u make do us all a favor and stfu

  • NkoSekirei


  • NkoSekirei

    continue to make ur self look like an @$$ troll

  • david jarman

    And you’re gay for doing it.

  • david jarman

    And you spell words that don’t exist-BRAVO!

  • NkoSekirei

    u know wat ur making ur self look more like the biggest retard ever dude so if i were u just stfu

  • Nintendo needs to blast themselves for coming out with inferior technology and the same old games. Changing the color of a character is nothing special and is oh so 80’s. Nintendo is stuck in time trying to fight against the big boys. If they were smart, they would make an emergency action to take advantage of MS’s mistake.

    • H8ersBH8n

      Adding a dog to a game, and having fish move out of the way when you swim towards them is not innovation or next gen either….give it up, Skippy.

      • RockGod

        OH! Does u know how much powerz it takes to run that DOG! OMG! It would take like 10 Wii Us to render just the dog! lolz

      • You are right. I tried CoD and I HATE FPS’s!

      • Quicksilver88

        Exactly….Fallout 3 had an awesome dog you could get as an NPC that was very useful and ‘inteligent’….not new.

    • Xavier Lopez Chabelo

      The COD dog is the shit XD

      • ACE

        i like call of duty and COD ghost is coming to my wii u

    • Agent721

      You have a sick obsession with a company you don’t like. Did you have a bad childhood or something? Find happiness, stick to it, and move on. You hate Nintendo & go on Nintendo specific sites to rag on them. Get a hobby, Get laid, do something productive & positive!!!

      • RockGod

        This guy is just a troll… that’s all… he’s obviously been bullied his whole life and this is how he can actually BE the bully.. probably spends most of his time getting pointed and laughed at.. There really isn’t much point in even interacting with him.

        • Agent721

          You’re totally right. What a sad existence.

      • Like I wrote before, there is not much more to look forward to from Nintendo and they have shown a weak and predictable card, so there is nothing left here for me to be of interest from Nintendo. If no one responds, then I will be gone…

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      • John Raybell

        lol that is great πŸ™‚

    • John Raybell

      Jesus fuck already, just shut the fuck up. fucking leave already, everyone hates you and you dont belong to a nintendo site, fucking kill your self please so i never have to see one of your dumb asshole fuck head comments, but yeah please just kill your self!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kirbyomega

    Well at least now my friends have stopped making fun of me for owning a Wii U. Now they’re too busy making fun of the Xbone.

  • ancientgamer

    well said nintendo

  • Nintyfan10

    Not New Super Mario Bros. as the last two were just terrible, and rehashed.

    • Luffy

      i really do not agree with you on this. I loves New Super Mario U, I think its the best of the new serie

      • John Raybell

        NSMB can be fun, but doesnt last long, and is a side thing, like an arcade title sold at full price, like i said its fun, U was the best, but yeah pretty meh mario games put up next to any FULL mario title

  • TULFich

    MS jus got OWND!!!

  • Johny

    so true. selling brawl? hahaha if someone would make that suggestion to me i’d just laugh so hard. really a thought of selling nintendo games dont come to mind. every game of my beloved franchises.. like metroid, zelda.. im happy just HAVING it. i treasure it like a prize i got. not to mention i actually wanna play them.. if not now, sometime in the future… maybe next month.. maybe next year i say.. DAMMIT retro give us the metroid !! I WANNA PLAY IT SO BAD!!.. and then i remmember… oh hey theres that Metroid other M on my shelf i can play NOW. (yes. i LOVE other M… dont hate)
    i do that kinda stuff often. Like when i was DYING to play the Kid icarus uprising and COULDNT wait.. and went playing it on the ness the weeks before it was released…
    SAME when i was waiting for monster hunter 3 u …and then played tri on wii (well actually.. i pretty much played tri all the time.. that counts?)
    also i can remmember waiting for Skyward sword so bad… i kept plaaying Twilight princess to ease my hunger xD
    love ya nintendo!

    • Someone

      I would of sold brawl a long time ago had the modding scene not came out to fix it with mods like project M, balanced brawl etc.

      NOTE: for the most part what Reggie said was true, i normally wouldn’t sell most any of my nintendo games, but there are a select few nintendo made that were just so damn disappointing that i either already did, or have seriously thought about trading em in, brawl was one of said games. Metroid Other M was another.

  • Nintendofreak

    true i have never sold any 1st party nintendo game u.u

  • ChariotMan7

    This Got me DWL!

  • shaun

    It needs to be like an apple ID get a new iPhone / ipad / Mac you can download all your previous software media ect under ” purchased “

  • C.S. Bailey

    That was the best PS4 commercial I will ever see in my life. The next one they release could have Uncharted 4-6 as launch titles and still not be better in my eyes. It’s been too long since Nintendo and Sony shared the spotlight in my gaming area.

  • HypocritesRROD

    Damn right Reggie!

  • Agent X

    I just dont trade in my Nintendo games……..that’s all

  • john

    Poor Microsoft can’t catch a freakin’ break. Don’t get me wrong, I heard that E3 was pretty good for Xbox One, but that amazing PS4 game sharing tutorial was the ultimate burn. And then Nintendo follows up with “Just make better games.” Man, this generation might be known as the “Burn the Xbox” generation.

  • oontz

    Kinda funny since at every game store I’ve been to, there are just as many used Nintendo games (maybe even more) than the other systems. The way this interview reads is that no one trades in or sells their used nintendo games which is complete BS.

    • A SNES Day Off

      Used games can appear in stores for a whole variety of reasons; trading is just one method. Some people will sell their systems and games at the same time, others might just need the money.

      • oontz

        Exactly my point, but this article has Nintendo stating that Nintendo users don’t do that.

  • Petri

    DLC’s (addons, expansions) used to add incentive keep the game too.
    But now a days they just make me get rid of the game faster.

    But I dont usually sell my games, I’m just too lazy for that, and Gamestop is such a ripoff.

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  • Aamir Islam

    Ooooh SNAP! Gonna need a Burn Heal for that one!

  • Andrew McDowell

    Ahhh, how right you are Reggie. I still can’t resist playing through Zelda games no matter how well I know them. I recently started a Zelda retrofest, currently playing ALttP and Skyward Sword, then I’ll be enjoying my favorite Majoras Mask, then the Oracle games, and then Wind Waker HD. Nintendo games don’t have use by dates, they are indispensable.

  • Marcus Henne

    I have over 910 games, I think over 80% are for Nintendo systems (NES,SNES,N64,GCN,Wii,WiiU,GB,GBC,GBA,DS,3DS) so yeah, I agree with Reggie’s statement.