And why on Earth would they have to do things that way? As a gamer, you should be happy that they saved a potentially GOTG-level game that was cancelled by its original publisher. That's all that matters.
it was canclled by its original publisher.. guess that tells you what the original publisher thought about the game.
Dear Beelzebub, no, Nintendo doesn't need to put any more money on WiiSports.
Also, Nintendo publishing Bayonetta 2 is IN NO WAY money away from shit like WiiSports. Game projects have budgets that are decided independently from other projects. It doesn't mean Nintendo will spend less money on Zelda Wii U just because they decided to pick up Bayonetta 2. Game publishing & development simply doesn't work that way.
that shit sold much more than bayonetta and thus made more people happy than bayonetta. also nintendos budget is not limiteless. if money is spent somewhere it cant be spent on other stuff. also i hope nintendo does not make zelda for this gen as the franchise is getting way to stale and sales are dwindling.a metroid like one generation break would help the game a lot (but thats a different topic)
Sure, they could use a bit of growing (and AFAIK, they actually have hired more people), but that doesn't mean they should not pursue any cooperation with 3rd parties. The fact is, they can't survive with 1st party efforts alone. I certainly wouldn't have purchased any Nintendo platform if I knew I'd only be getting games developed by their own teams, stuff like Sin & Punishment 2, Little King's Story, Muramasa etc. were more of a reason to own a Wii for me than Nintendo developed games (and I LOVE Donkey Kong Country Returns, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Xenoblade & the like).
they survived on 1st party alone fine on n64, gc and wii
third parties will not seriously support nintendo platforms it has been proven in the past. (and those who tried failed.. poor marvelousI'm not sure why you're buying into literally every self-defeating myth about Nintendo. They only reach Nintendo hardcores, kids, and grandmas, third parties can't sell on the platform, Nintendo has to produce everything for everyone on their platform... Why?.
but nintendo benefits a lot more if people buy their games only. 30 million sold for wii sports resort, wii fit, mario kart wii each is a lot of moneyThe Wii U is a new machine. Nothing is set in stone. Nintendo games will obviously sell well there, but other companies can succeed if they put out the right product. It happened on the Wii, and it'll happen here. If Nintendo wants to encourage a healthy developer ecosystem, they need to take the initiative to show that their platform can work for others. If that requires funding some games, then so be it.
yes and the sequel or a bayonetta sigma 2 comes to 720 or ps4... makes lot of senseIf Platinum leaves, they leave, and Nintendo still gets their game. If the game is successful, Platinum has good incentive to stick around. It's low-risk (much lower risk then hiring up a new studio), with some nice potential upside