Nintendo systems are designed for Nintendo games!
by MA Loper - Posted Mon September 25, 2006 @ 10:53 AM
I guess I'm not sure why you haven't figured this out yet.
If you were a gamer from way back like I was (Atari, Coleco, etc.) you'll remember that the Nintendo games were about Mario, Donkey Kong, Zelda, etc. They were mostly role playing and fantasy games. But they were marketed to all the major platforms.
Then, as Nintendo realized they could make more money licensing their game characters to games in a line that was ONLY for Nintendo, the NES, SNES and N64 were born.
Likewise, Sony and Micorsoft now market THEIR games to THEIR machines. It is all a monopoly to make more money.
Everything the companies do is in their own interest. If they are holding back games, it is likely because they think they will make more money and generate more interest that way. They didn't lie to you, they just chose to strategically change their mind. They don't make any money caring what their customers think and you won't change that fact with this letter.
Look at how many times Nintendo has released a "new" platform over the past 10 years. Every time you get used to one system, they bring out a new system that is supposedly better and only release new games for that. It basically forces you to upgrade (and thus generates them more money) every few years whether you want to or not.
My advice if this truly bothers you this much is to consider sticking with the Sony or Microsoft platforms if you disagree so strongly with Nintendo's practices.
(and FYI, I'd be more irritated with XBox, personally. It's the ONLY platform I don;t have in my house and I will not permit it because I don't like Bill Gates' practices. That is the ONLY way you are going to be able to truly get your message across to a company is by hitting them where it hurts - their bank account!)