View Thread : Yet another new Aonuma interview


OB1
From Gamespy. (http://cube.gamespy.com/articles/520/520166p1.html)

A great read, and I think it's hilarious that he thinks jumping games are scary. :D

Oh, and confirmation of Zelda DS. WOO!

A Black Falcon
That was kind of funny... :)

Though I don't see why he dislikes the orignal Zelda. Oh well.

OB1
He said he didn't have time to play it.

A Black Falcon
True, but kind of strange when he likes the rest of the series...

OB1
Well, I think being so openly critical of certain Nintendo games is a good thing. He certainly does his job well.

Great Rumbler
That's a pretty good read. I must admit that I really enjoy Aonuma's interviews, he seems to be a really nice guy.

OB1
It's my dream to someday learn Japanese and visit NCL so that I can hang out with Miyamoto, Sakamoto, and Aunoma. That would be so awesome.

big guy
nah, man, it'd be bojacksome!

Great Rumbler
YOU KNOW IT!!!

OB1
Bo yeah!

Great Rumbler
Bojacksomeocitynessingspazstic!!

OB1
yay

A Black Falcon
Hear the latest from Aunuma? The Revolution isn't necessarially a replacement for Gamecube. Um, why does Nintendo keep saying things like this... it's pretty strange. I'm sure he has some point, but the way they say it it just comes out weird... similar for the DS-GBA.

Dark Jaguar
What is it then?

I FELL FOR IT AGAIN!

Marketting guys: Ya know, all we need to do is just say we have something amazing they've never seen before and release a console with a bird feeder on it and people by then will have already preordered it!

Gabo!

OB1
Welcome to two weeks ago, ABF. :p

Yeah that's kind of strange that they'd say that, but they also said that the GC successor would be out no later than the PS3 and XB2 launch, and I doubt they'd release some fourth pillar and the N5 at the same time. I think Nintendo is just saying this because even though the Revolution is the next Nintendo console, it will be so revolutionary that to even call it a GC successor would be blasphemy. Something stupid like that.

A Black Falcon
OB1, articles saying that just showed up on IGN and Gamespot a day or two ago, not two weeks...

I equate this and the "DS won't replace GBA (though I think that one has more validity...)" with their "GC isn't competing with PS2 and X-Box" line. Pure marketing, and stupid marketing at that.

alien space marine
A gamecube is as big as a Toaster!

OB1
OB1, articles saying that just showed up on IGN and Gamespot a day or two ago, not two weeks...



This news is from before June (http://www.nintendorks.com/archives/2004_05.php). It's actually closer to three weeks old. Even Nintendorks reported on it.


May 28, 2022

Nintendo has started to leak little bits of information about its next console in much the same way a girl might leak pee pee when she's driving down the interstate with an empty Big Gulp next to her and the nearest rest stop still 19 miles away. The Big N has stated that the "Revolution" will not be a successor to the GameCube. As Nintendo Senior Managing Director Extraordinaire Yoshiro Mori told some analysts recently, "This won't be a continuation, but rather something entirely different."

This is all part of Nintendo's plan to forgo the usual hardware sequels and instead create a series of pillars, each used to support the massive weight of Reggie Fils-Aime's testicles.

Posted by Chris at 11:40 PM

A Black Falcon
These articles. Both are from the 14th, two days ago now. :)

http://www.gamespot.com/news/2004/06/14/news_6100639.html

Revolution not replacing GameCube?
Nintendo's president avoids labeling its next-generation machine as the successor to the GameCube.

TOKYO--According to the Yomiuri Journal, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata avoided making concrete statements as to whether its next-generation game console, code-named "Revolution," will be the successor to the GameCube in his company’s strategy conference last week.

"A 'successor' is really just an issue about wording. Whether the Revolution is or isn't the successor to the GameCube isn't too important, but we can't say anything about that subject today," stated Iwata during the press conference.

The Yomiuri Journal goes on to say that Iwata hinted that the Revolution will not be replacing the GameCube once the machine hits the store shelves. Nintendo made a similar statement earlier this year when it said the DS is not the successor to the Game Boy Advance, even though the DS will play GBA games.

http://cube.ign.com/articles/523/523311p1.html

Nintendo Plans Long-Term GCN Support
Iwata says the GameCube will perservere into the Revolution.
June 14, 2022 - Gamesindustry.biz (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?section_name=ret&aid=3606)reported today that Nintendo intends to continue GameCube support well into the next generation of consoles, including Nintendo's upcoming "Revolution" next-generation console.

Commenting in the Yomiuri Shimbun, one of the leading Japanese newspapers, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said he expects GameCube to sell alongside "Revolution" for quite some time, anticipating a success similar to what Sony saw with the PSone during the PlayStation 2's ascent.

However, as Gamesindustry points out, the comments do not clarify whether this long-term support of the GameCube means ongoing software development, or simply continuing production of the Cube hardware to meet market demand.

We'll bring you every bit of news about the pending Revolution as its rumbles continue to be felt. Stay tuned.

OB1
They were three weeks late. It's really sad that Nintendorks reported this three weeks before Gamespot and IGN did.

A Black Falcon
I went to the trouble of "posting" those two "articles" in the expectation that you would "read" them. Obviously you did not. So you made yet another post that is wrong because you didn't pay enough attention.

Uh, no. Unless Yoshiro Mori is actually Satoru Iwata, and 'some analysts' that Japanese industry paper? I don't think so either. They aren't the exact same news item! Making similar points, sure, but it's not the same news item. Those two were, if you actaully read them, talking about a article in a recent Japanese paper... the Nintendorks article is talking about something else. It's not the same news. It's similar news (and also similar to what Nintendo said at E3 actually), but from a different person at a different time.

And let's look at their comments.

The Big N has stated that the "Revolution" will not be a successor to the GameCube. As Nintendo Senior Managing Director Extraordinaire Yoshiro Mori told some analysts recently, "This won't be a continuation, but rather something entirely different."

vs.


"A 'successor' is really just an issue about wording. Whether the Revolution is or isn't the successor to the GameCube isn't too important, but we can't say anything about that subject today," stated Iwata during the press conference.

and

Commenting in the Yomiuri Shimbun, one of the leading Japanese newspapers, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said he expects GameCube to sell alongside "Revolution" for quite some time, anticipating a success similar to what Sony saw with the PSone during the PlayStation 2's ascent.

Yeah, this is exactly the same news story. :rolleyes:

OB1
:erm:

Nintendorks reports that NCL says that the Revolution won't replace the GC, and IGN and Gamespot report that NCL says that the Revolution won't replace the GC... you're right, those are totally different news stories. :whatever:

A Black Falcon
Did you even read two words of that post? Do so, then think over what you are saying again...

OB1
Yes, and they state basically the same thing.

A Black Falcon
But not exactly the same, and not from the same source. And anyway, as I said earlier, this really is just a restatement with a few new details of what they said at E3.

OB1
No, it's a restatement of what they said three weeks ago.

A Black Falcon
with a few more words.

Great Rumbler
But basically the same.

OB1
It's the same damn info.

ABF: But they said if instead of the!! It's TOTALLY different!!!

A Black Falcon
They said that they think the Gamecube will still be alive after the Revolution comes out and that they plan on supporting it at that point if that is true. That is new info.

OB1
No it isn't! Nintendo always says crap like that.

A Black Falcon
I know, but I was making the point that this isn't exactly the same news. It's a different person a different day saying something similar. :)

OB1
It's the same damn news and you know it.

A Black Falcon
It's not and you know it. :)

OB1
Please then, by all means, explain to us just how amazingly different the two articles are, other than the fact that different people said the same thing. Go ahead.

Sacred Jellybean
Had Nintendo stated before that they planned the GameCube to sell alongside to the Revolution? That's news to me. That means they make continue to make GameCube games for a longer time than if they planned the Revolution to replace the GameCube.

PS: Who fucking cares if the articles aren't that different? Both of you just like to argue with each other. I can imagine each of you sitting with your face inches away from the computer monitor, left-handedly typing pointless insults with the other hand down your pants. GET PORNOGRAPHY LIKE EVERYONE ELSE FOR GOD'S SAKE!

;)

OB1
Hey it's ABF who turned it into a big deal...

Nintendo's been saying that they'll continue to support the GC alongside the next system for over a year now.

A Black Falcon
I don't remember them saying it before... not like this...

OB1
It's been said plenty of times, and we all skoffed at it.

A Black Falcon
If you say so... but the scoffing at it part is right. :)

Great Rumbler
Nintendo says some weird things sometimes.

A Black Falcon
And unfortunately it can't all be attributed to translation error... though that is an issue sometimes.