Is Sony to Blame For Lack of Third Party Nintendo Games?


ACE Securities, a Japanese investment and market analysis firm, has released a report on Nintendo’s recent slashing of its financial earning forecast for the current fiscal year.

Most of the report contains plenty of dry, already known information that the company is expected to discuss at the January 30 corporate management policy briefing  by President Satoru Iwata. However, there is a small detail that is sure to catch the eye of many. Apparently, it’s Sony’s fault that Nintendo can’t lock down third-party games for its consoles.

"2: Response to the problem of the inability to secure third party titles caused by SCE [Sony Computer Entertainment] investing heavily in the marketing cost of multiplatform software."

That’s right, apparently it’s all Sony’s fault for Nintendo’s failure to acquired third party content for, what we assume, is the Wii U. The company has no reason to complain about games or sales for the 3DS so why would that be involved in this report under reasons for failure.

We’ll be sure to bring you more from the upcoming Iwata policy briefing when it happens on January 30th.

Mike’s Musings: Oh yeah, Nintendo. It’s not your fault. It’s not your fault at all that you can’t get titles for a console that just can’t compete with the likes of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in terms of hardware offerings to developers. Sure, they aren’t placing 100% of the blame on Sony here, but it’s still pretty low to not take blame for not being properly prepared to enter the battle in the first place. Come on, Nintendo! Get it together!


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