After many years of being a massive Nintendo fan boy, I’ve recently moved over to Microsoft and hopefully I will be staying on this side of the fence for a long while now. It’s been a long and arduous road whereby I’ve learnt an awful lot. Firstly, Nintendo make fantastic video games, yes – I can hear you all thinking – “Microsoft do too!”. And while that’s certainly a correct statement to make, you should consider all of the timeless classics that Nintendo have brought out in the past. The Wii, while it has not really competed with the Xbox One or PS4 in terms of revenue driven, is a revolutionary console in itself. It provided users with their first hand held directional controller and both Sony/Microsoft have followed suit in more recent years.
I’d also like to point out that Nintendo are not sheep, unlike Microsoft and Sony, they like to create innovative and different games. They appeal to a different market of gamers than those of the Xbox One and Playstation 4 – however they are not intent on trying to get a little bit of extra money whilst destroying their brand. They are effectively the gamers’ game designers, they do it for the love of the games, rather than the money. This couldn’t be more true or evident than when you can see that there are PS4 and Xbox One based jailbreaking software around, but nothing for the Wii or Wii U. This is clearly as a result of gamers not wanting to damage the brand, they realize that Nintendo are already working on a shoe string budget and don’t want to reduce sales even further.
All in all, we are very lucky to have Nintendo and hopefully they will remain a player in the video gaming scene for many, many years to come. Similarly, many Xbox One Jailbreak software development teams have been working tirelessly on finding new and more stable ways of modifying the console, this has not yet been achieved but it is something that the Playstation 4 has had for a few years already. Nintendo are unlikely, as I stated previously, to ever receive such support and this is for the best to be honest. I hope this post has helped a few people out who were interested in this whole side of the gaming scene, if you want any more information you can find loads about it by simply Googling – sorry, I had to.