Out of Continues Ep 28: Will Nintendo Survive Next Gen?

Sayed Stafa invites Traithan back onto the show. They talk about the games they've been playing, Diablo 3 and Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty. Then onto the main topic, answering the question on whether Nintendo will survive next generation. Followed up is a couple of news pieces and listener feedback.

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Laxman2168d ago

No matter what they do, Nintendo sell well. The Wii has almost 100 million sales, and people still give it s--t, but that doesnt stop sales. Nintendo are the one game company I can see as always being around.

insomnium22168d ago

Kinda reminds me of COD. Is Nintendo the COD of consoles?

sayedstafa2168d ago

Will the Wii U be able to pick up the same demographics that the Wii was able to pick up? Can Nintendo duplicate the success of their hardware sales in this evolving market?

phosphor1122168d ago

I don't think so. Especially with the giant confusion from those outside of the "gaming" circle. Example, Jimmy Fallon talked about the Wii U and basically said it was an Add On, I recall another source saying the same thing. People don't want an Add-On. I'm not saying that it is, but other than graphics and the controller, how is Wii U separating itself from the Wii? How is it separating itself from the PS3 and 360? I just don't see it happening.

Soldierone2167d ago

Sony could tell you first hand, last generation means nothing.....

Nintendo isn't a god and needs to realize it. They need to keep the price down, appeal to the same gamers that jumped on, and do things right. Otherwise back into last place they go. The PS2 had outstanding numbers too, but that didn't help the PS3 at all....especially for the first two years....

I'm not saying the PS3 is failing, or the WiiU will fail. Nintendo just can't look at it as "we can't fail, we have numbers" or they will fail and who knows if they can pull through it (again).

aexler2168d ago

Yeah, I'm torn on this. on one hand, I have a hunch Nintendo knows what it's doing. On the other, I have to wonder who their audience is anymore. Either way, this was a good podcast, and it should be interesting to see how this next generation plays out.

Jirachi2167d ago

Nintendo has billons of dollars saved back even if wii u and there next console flops they will still be arround.

sayedstafa2167d ago

Billions of dollars saved up? You sure about that? Because they've been doing pay cuts. A company taking pay cuts doesn't sound like they have billions in reserve.

PopRocks3592167d ago

Could you PLEASE do some research before you comment? Oh, and doing a bonus cut is not nearly as bad as Sony laying off 10,000 people.

PopRocks3592167d ago

I think the Wii U will find its audience. It may struggle at first but given some time I think it will sell more strongly. My reasoning for it is that a lot of core gamers don't feel the launch window is strong, but we know some good Nintendo core experiences are on the way.

Smash Bros. is in development, Retro Studios and Monolith are both working on something. So we'll see. I think the Wii U is in such a unique position that no one can really predict what will happen.

MadMen2167d ago

WiiU will not do as well as Wii

live2play2167d ago

so now youre gonna tell me that if the wiiu does not outdo or do as well as the wii...
it wont be a success?

live2play2167d ago

i wonder what that says about the ps3 after the ps2

Traithan2167d ago

The Wii's success was only in hardware sales. If you listen to the podcast you'll hear that the Wii did TERRIBLE in software sales (where 100% of your money comes from, especially when your online is non-existant). So yes, if the WiiU does not outdo the Wii (in software, where the money comes from) it WILL be a failure.

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