Nintendo’s official website adds “The Reviews Are In” page

042-The Reviews Are InThis morning I was surprised and intrigued by the appearance of a new, rather vague, page on Nintendo’s official site called “The Reviews Are In.” Clicking on it, I found it’s another attempt by Nintendo to generate interest in its Wii U and Nintendo 3DS gaming systems. The page has a simple black/gray background with various quotes and scores plucked from Wii U/3DS game reviews on various online gaming publications. Strangely, many of the quotes aren’t long enough to indicate which game they’re talking about, but you can click on any that catch your interest and find out which games they refer to. This also opens links to the full reviews, in case you want to read up on specific games.

As the Wii U struggles on, especially after the release of its competitors, Nintendo is apparently taking steps to show off what the system boasts over the PS4 and Xbox One (at the moment): a diverse library of games. What do you think of Nintendo’s latest approach to promoting the Wii U and 3DS?

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  1. That’s actually pretty cool. They’ll obviously be handpicking the best reviews, so hopefully it doesn’t come off too cheesy in the long run. Hopefully they’ll feature some smaller blogs and YouTube reviews. Anything a big company can do to help out online gaming news outlets sounds pretty cool.

  2. @Brownkidd Yeah, they selected a few quotes from Mario Party: Island Tour reviews, so they probably had to do a little digging for something really positive on that game. But who am I to imply it’s a bad game? I haven’t even played it myself. I wouldn’t say no to it if I could get it cheap, though. 😉

  3. To be fair, everyone digs for good quotes for mediocre games or worse. (Not implying Mario Party is, ’cause I also haven’t played it.)

    Like, Microsoft is brandishing Ryse: Son of Rome with a few select quotes, but it has been doing awfully in the critical department.

  4. Every step forward with Nintendo, is countered with two or more steps back. Here’s Miiverse on your 3DS. But don’t you dare add friends on it. In fact, we will not even give you the option, and, on top of that, if you post your friend code there you will get banned. No amount of Mario 3D Worlds can save Nintendo from its draconian online practices and the bad publicity it generates.

  5. @The Adza How’s your PS4 holding up? Lol

  6. It’s a nice presentation, but it’s over for the Wii U.

    For the 3DS, sales are nice but it still trails the original DS. Everyone sees the 3DS as a success, but smart phones are still eating away at handhelds.

    I’d say they’re done as a console company. The handheld business can maybe co-exist with smartphones and tablets. We’ll see.

  7. Well, again, Nintendo is still making quarterly profits. It’s not “over” for any of Nintendo’s products.

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