Reasons Why Nintendo Is Better Than Microsoft & Sony

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Nintendo Games

I get that this is a list for Nintendo fanboys, but this list is too ridiculous. Now there are things on this list that are true about Nintendo( Great exclusives, great soundtracks for games, games for a variety of demographics, they work with other major companies), but several of the things on this list is true with Sony and Microsoft. Also, there are several things on this list that is 100% untrue. How does Sony or Microsoft copy Nintendo? A hero saving someone or something is not something that started with Nintendo. Also, Nintendo fanboys should stop saying that Sony and Microsoft only got violent games. Gran Turismo, Forza Motorsport, Crash Bandicoot, Little Big Planet, Spyro, Ape Escape, Pac-Man World, and several indie games are not violent. Also, how does Nintendo have way more variety? Can a Nintendo fanboy even name 10 Nintendo games that aren't Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Pokemon, Kirby, or Metroid? The Playstation consoles got a huge number of big games that aren't even ...more

They are much more fun to play than most of the Xbox and PS3 games, and also don't overhype the graphics. They also have a much nicer fan base, and an online service that isn't filled with immature children.

YES! Thank you! Nintendo has all of the better game series! There's Metroid, Zelda, Mario, things like that! Xbox just has little games, that are violent most of the time. So for the win, Nintendo!

Xbox and Playstation games may be great, but most of them are only for adults, Nintendo on the other hand makes a lot of kid-friendly franchises like Mario, Zelda, Kirby, Pokemon, Animal Crossing and more!

Sony and Microsoft Continue to Copy Nintendo

Move, Kinect, Smart Glass, Cross Play; Need I say more? Nintendo continues to innovate, while Microsoft and Sony obviously do not.

Sony invented the touch pad, which nobody cared about.
4 years later, Nintendo made detachable-from-handheld controllers, and that's why the Nintendo Switch has 52.78M units

This is SO very true with evidence like PS Move controlling very similarly to the Wii's motion based systems & even Microsoft bashing Nintendo on "motion play gimmicks" AND THEN releasing the Kinnect MOTION PLAY ACCESSORY! There's a saying in the gaming industry; "Nintendo innovates, others imitate" & that continues to be true to this day.

Sony and Microsoft need a dictionary to figure out what the word "original" means.

Nintendo has ideas to spare.

If Nintendo was owned by Sony or Microsoft, this is what will happen:
1985: Nintendo Entertainment System
1990: Super Nintendo Entertainment system
1996: Super Duper Nintendo Entertainment System
2000: Super Duper Uber Nintendo entertainment System
You get the idea. All Sony does is PlayStation and Xbox for Microsoft while Nintendo does NES, N64, Gameboy, DS, Wii etc.

Nintendo could of easily have named all of their consoles the same thing. They just chose not to and that doesn't make them better than Microsoft or Sony. It doesn't matter what the console is called as long as it's a good console. - RogerMcBaloney

PlayStation had the same controls and games since 1994. Xbox had the same controls since 2001. Plus Xbox copies off of Sony who also takes Nintendo's stuff like VR. If you could remember the Virtual Boy from 1995 even though it was poorly sold Nintendo had the first step to Virtual Reality. On a related note Nintendo is almost 130 years old and also the new Switch.

Nintendo is always coming up with new and interesting ideas for their consoles and games. For example, when everyone thought that motion gaming was the only way to go, Nintendo releases the Wii you gamepad. Whether it's successful or not, it is still a pretty good idea.
Xbox and PlayStation, on the other hand, are clearly running out of game and software ideas. Almost every new game released for the Xbox and PlayStation these days are the fourth or fifth sequels to FPS games from ten years ago, just with higher-resolution graphics, new guns, and more blood.

Sony: now coming in 2030, the PlayStation swap. You can play it anywhere at anytime.
Microsoft: coming in 2041, the Xbox snap! You can play it on a flying car or on a big screen!

Nintendo Has Shigeru Miyamoto

Do I have to say more

That says it all! :D

He created The Legend of Zelda series which is the best video game series of all time! Also, Link is the coolest character ever!

Best gaming man on the planet.

Gameplay > Graphics

Very true, but using this as an argument in favor of Nintendo doesn't actually work. Sony and Microsoft, whether you like them or not, have made plenty of games that have both amazing gameplay and amazing graphics. And honestly, Nintendo also manages to do that sometimes.

Nintendo actually cares about gameplay, iconic atmosphere, variety, and innovation. Microsoft and Sony only care about overhyping graphics and doing anything they can to get more and more money. Examples: Nintendo introduced motion control with the Wii, has a large variety of games (from the social simulation of Animal Crossing to the action and puzzles of The Legend of Zelda), and probably has the most iconic characters in gaming (Mario, Kirby, Link, etc.).

That is true. Now, take FIFA 02 and also take The Wind Waker. Which one aged better if you are talking about graphics? Nintendo knows what they are doing.

Their only objective. I actually don't know why this is low.

Nintendo Has Great Exclusives

Just like Sony and Microsoft. Again, all of the arguments on this list are just childish and the product of biased fans.

Earthbound, Mario, Sonic, Rayman, Pikmin, Zelda. There will be no stopping in the list for exclusives in Nintendo.

Sonic and Rayman are not Nintendo-exclusives, they are third party.

It's not a fact. Nintendo has WAY more exclusives than MIcrapsoft and that's a fact, get over it Xbox fanboy

This list is filled with arrogance and ignorance.

Nintendo almost never jumps in on a bandwagon.

That I agree on. At least, they haven't jumped on the Battle Royal badwagon like literally every other developers.

Nintendo doesn't do things that other companies are doing just because their idea sold well. Nintendo innovates and tries to make their own successful ideas.

Nintendo fan bandwagon.

Nintendo tries to make each of their series original. Sony and Microsoft just do what they know people will eat up. Nintendo has made platformers, racing, RPGs, sports, shooters and puzzle games, just to name a few.

Nintendo Rebuilt the Gaming Industry

After the crash Nintendo came out with the NES and rebuilt the gaming industry with great games

Nintendo is a hero

With out Nintendo gaming would be dead.

I am glad they did!

Virtual Console

Too bad you can't get it anymore on the Switch. The only actual way you CAN play old games is getting the online membership, and even then you can only play a few NES games with 2 or 3 added every month.

There is an entire library of videogames that are available to you when you get your wii (sadly not yet for the wii or 3DS). But even so it annoys me that people don't realize the full potential of having a backlog of so many games on their Wii. From Mario Bros, Mario 64, Ocarina of Time, Final Fantasy I, II, I, Megaman, and so on.

Nintendo has a very good line up of old retro classics.

The Switch doesn't have it. Instead you gotta get a online membership.

Nintendo 64

Super Mario 64 and Ocarina of time may not be the best games ever like everybody says but they are amazing games that are as good as everybody says (just not the best. ) Yes, PlayStation has the best fifth generation video game, metal gear solid, but that and Final Fantasy VII are the only PlayStation 1 games that actually rival the Nintendo 64!

It would be epic if the Nintendo copyrighted 3d/2.5d games and joysticks

This one I don't agree with as much because it didn't win its generation but it was a great and revolutionary console.

What about it?

The Contenders

Great Soundtracks for Games

BotW soundtracks are amazing. So many other of their games have great soundtracks, such as MK8 and Super Mario Galaxy.

So do games that are not made by Nintendo. The soundtracks aren't even made by the companies themselves, but by artists and you Nintendo fanboys think the opposite and automatically brand their music as crap just to make Nintendo look better.

The soundtracks are pretty cool in Nintendo and they have comfortable light musics too, especially when you turn on Nintendo e shop

I love the Mario soundtracks now

Nintendo's Fans Are More Mature

I have seen like 500 different PS or Xbox fans troll on Nintendo (one guy even said "Who needs to play games in 3D? The Vita is way better", that was all he said, he gave no reason as to what made it better), and I have not seen 1 Nintendo fan troll on PS or Xbox.

This list has pretty has a lot of fans trolling on Sony and Microsoft.

How? Most Nintendo fans I see on this website and in the real world are just mean, closed-minded and biased. All the arguments they give to prove Nintendo is the best, like they have to justify that for some reason, all their arguments are simply weak and basically all down to their personal preferences or things they consider as "facts".

When you're a Kid you play Nintendo. When you're a dumb teen you play Xbox and PlayStation, and then college onwards you realise you were an idiot to ever shun the greatest gaming company of all time.

I think this list has a bunch of Nintendo fans being mean and rude to Sony and Microsoft fans, but a bad fanbase doesn't make something bad. Plus, Sony and Microsoft fans are kinda rude as well.

Nintendo Makes Sure Their Consoles Work

Nintendo had their fair share of problems with their consoles too. Take the Switch for example: they didn't make the joy cons correctly at first, so people who bought the console would experience problems with them. Of course, Nintendo did the right thing and fixed the problem quickly. And, again, this argument doesn't work against Microsoft and Sony because they ALSO fix their consoles if there ever is a problem.

This guy on YouTube bought his first Xbox one. The a button didn't work (the controller costed billions to research) and got it replaced and the new one got turned on and turned off instantly

I don't know about Sony, but Microsoft products have a tendency to not work right when purchased (that is including pc and Xbox). Nintendo products are built to last and just about every Nintendo product works properly on the first day with the rare exception (my DS doesn't have internet access, but it doesn't interfere with gameplay).

Yea, like all the issues that came with the nintendo switch, and the consoles that are bending.

Way More Variety

Sony and Microsoft have a lot of variety as well, plenty of different games and franchises from every video game genres are on their consoles. While Nintendo has great games, they haven't done much to provide players with variety. They don't even bother creating new characters anymore, they just use Mario over and over again. Want a fighting game? Here have Smash with every character you've seen before! Want a racing game? Have Mario-Kart, with yet again the same old characters! (Those games aren't bad, but Nintendo is really milking the heck out of the Mario franchise).

Xbox and PS are pretty much nothing but first-person shooters. Sure, Nintendo is mostly just platformers, but the experience when platforming varies from game to game way more often than in FPSes.

Ugh, THANK YOU. All you see on the Xbox and PlayStation nowadays are Racing, Sports and FPS. On Nintendo systems, you get Platformers, RPGs, Racing, Sports, Puzzle and practically every genre of games. (except for maybe FPS, but who cares? )

Wait but Metroid Prime was a first person shooter and it's made by Nintendo. - recaller

Exactly. It's way better than the Boring Madden and Fifa games. These are so repetitive!

Nintendo Consoles Are Less Flawed and More Durable

Nintendo consoles, on average, last about 5-7 years of daily use before they break, which is usually long enough to last until the next console is released.
Xbox and PlayStation consoles, however, on average, only last about 4-5 years. On top of that, there are some major flaws in their designs. For example, if an Xbox 360 is picked up or moved while reading a disc, the console will grind the disc and make deep scratches in its surface, making the disc unreadable. Both the Xbox and PlayStation consoles have a ring of death of some sort.

Why would you ever pick up your console while it's reading a disk or even just functioning? - RogerMcBaloney

I'm Definitely With You On this. I can't tell you how many times I've accidentally dropped my Switch,...And it's still fully intact. It's awesome really.

Aw yeah, I had my wii for 12 years, still doing very good, I do still enjoy using it, my aunt has a gamecube too, that's also still doing great

True. My GBA has had nothing wrong since I got it. In 2003.

Nintendo helps develop games, while Microsoft & Sony leave it to their game developers.

Nintendo has helped develop over hundreds of possibly thousands of games! While Microsoft & Sony haven't done Jack-Squat since 2001 (Microsoft) and 1995 (Sony).

Banjo Kazooie-Tooie, Bayonetta 2, Goldeneye, and Conker’s Bad Fur Day are great examples of this

Their Gimmicks are Actually Pretty Cool

Nintendo wii actually has cool channels and n64 has all those paks like rumble pak when all sony & Microsoft does copy Nintendo and copy each other like Kinect & playstation move and lets be honest, Nintendo makes way cooler gaming experiences when sony & microsoft just makes those lame controllers.

Yeah! Nintendo invented selfies thanks to their Game Boy Camera & Game Boy Printer. Nice job, Nintendo. What else? Game Boy Calculator?

Really 1% but I everything

Wii vitality sensor

Fewer Hardware Issues

Ps3 dies for no reason and red ring of death Nintendo has none of these issues at all

Problems are starting to happen on the Switch with the left joy con but Nintendo handles it well and actually replaces the left joy con for free. - Kid_ethinederland

When you play for a long time, the Xbox 360 will be overheated and it will surely cause damage.

I'm looking at you, Xbox 360.

No batteries is not a hardware problem...

Backwards Compatibility

Xbox and PS have better graphics, but Nintendo's graphics are fine and whose graphics are best only matters when you want to buy a multiplatform game. Xbox and PS have online, but I still don't get the big deal of it, plus, the Wii you has good online so now it doesn't really matter. Nintendo doesn't play DVDs or Blurays, but I still don't get why that ever even started. I'd much rather see DVD playing on a handheld console. Unlike these things Sony and Microsoft seem to think people want, Nintendo gives gamers something actually helpful, backwards compatibility. And yeah, Nintendo didn't start with backwards compatibility until the DS and Wii, and the Wii you doesn't play GameCube games, but at least they have backwards compatibility. Microsoft and Sony haven't done it at all, and I'd expect them to more. They have way more customers who had a console the generation before, and they're names change way less. Xbox, Xbox 360. PS2, PS3. GameCube, Wii. Which two consoles would you expect ...more

Xbox One: Am I a joke to you?

My Wii plays game cube games

I mean, definite yes for past systems and VC, but the Switch has a few growing pains it needs to work out, but other than that, yeah!

The 1st-Party Games are Cared About More than The 3rd-Party Games

Yeah, Nintendo doesn' just sit around doing nothing'. The give us the games!

The Controllers

They made so many amazing controllers. They invented the D-pad with the Game & Watch, DK Bongos with the GameCube, the shoulder buttons with the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and the analog stick with the Nintendo 64. How do you like that Sony & Microsoft? Try to do something more innovative that those.

Agreed. PS1, PS2 and PS3 controllers weren't comfortable. The PS4 and X-box One controllers however are arguably better.

Have you seen how much the controllers have changed. Look at x-box's controller and PlayStation's dualshock controller and see the difference

The Music

Nintendo has the best music in the biz. In games like The Legend of Zelda, being stuck is a lot more tolerable with a beautiful symphony that matches the mood of situation.

Great point! Have you heard the music from Star Fox 64? Sounds awesome!

The music from the Super Mario Galaxy series is one of the most beautiful soundtracks to ever be in a video game.

I should've voted this one instead. Zelda music is the best ever.

There are games for a variety of demographics

Same thing for Playstation and X-box. What's your point?

Their New Consoles Actually Seem New

I know it's not a big deal, I'm always baffled as to why people don't find a new console special enough even though there's a ton of new games. But still, Microsoft taking the Xbox, making it bigger and less stupid looking, and adding a random number to it, as well as Sony never so much as making a new controller, it just really seems like every few years their presidents say "Oh, let's barely do anything, our fans will do anything.

Nintendo is also so much better with making lovable characters and stories in there games unlike Sony and Microsoft with every game being a first person shooter And with Call of Duty and Killzone what's the difference beetween them both?

The 3ds is more convenient than PS Vita due to 3D graphics and it has 3D camera to show better photos. It also has motion sensors that is great. Also, it uses a stylus than your fingers. I think it's better with stylus because using your fingers will get sore. So, 3ds and Nintendo I would vote for.

Nintendo actually take risks. Not only with their games, but with their consoles. The fact that some of the execs took a pay cut because of poor sales must say a lot. Whilst Microsoft and Sony compete to see who can make the most powerful box, Nintendo actually give you a reason to choose them, and are willing to take risks, rather than play it safe.

WiiU

The Wii U is awesome! I don't get why people hate it.

Wii u is awesome

I have it the Wii U it is the best

It wasn't hated. It was just a poor execution and critical confusion.

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