If Nintendo Fails, Will the Traditional Game Industry Go With It?

SG: ''I’m worried about Nintendo. Yes, I know that I’ve told you here on SlashGear that I’m not the biggest fan of the Wii (or Wii U, for that matter) and I’m suspect of the value of Nintendo’s games library, but the company is still important to me.''

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PSVita1987d ago (Edited 1987d ago )

No. I hope Nintendo becomes just a software developer because the games are amazing but not really worth buying another console for because you'll need a another for 3rd party game. Same goes for MS. Their hardwares ok but they only have halo, gears and forza(kind of) right now. If it weren't for timed exculsives and all that underhanded stuff they started they'd be out of business IMO. Sony also needs to realize that they need to advertise their games more and space them out too. Overall I would want I e company ruling the market so power to the gamer.

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truechainz1986d ago

I may have misunderstood your last sentence but it seems like you are saying Sony should be the only console maker. If that is what you're saying that is the worst thing that could happen for gamers. The consumer benefits from competition. That is basic economics.

PSVita1986d ago

I wouldn't want any one company ruling the entire market.

PFFT1986d ago

They wont fail. I mean look at Vita. Its still alive and kicking.

Ravenor1986d ago

Difference being one is Sony, and the other doesn't have nearly the same resonance with people if you're younger than 18. I guarantee you a larger ratio of those who Poo Poo on Nintendo lately are younger.

FriedGoat1986d ago

I'm old, and Nintendo haven't been about the games since the Cube. All of their best works are 3 generations ago on the Nintendo 64.

Highlife1986d ago

I think the problem is that Nintendo didn't grow old with us. Sony has grown up each gen. They started with cartoony games on the ps1 and have evolved with each console while still having classic games. Nintendo just hasn't grown up with me. They still make the same old games with the same old faces. I will miss you nintendo.

Highlife1986d ago

I am 34 and completely disagree with you. I poo poo on Nintendo just for the fact that they just havent matured as a console. I have grown out of it. My kids love it. But for me I moved on.

arbitor3651986d ago

if one company goes down they arent going to take the whole console industry with them. that is just silly

if the wii u goes kerplunk, how exactly would that hurt the other consoles? if anything it would mean more sales for them.

and you cant really use competitiveness as an excuse. the wii u isn't pushing the PS4 or 720 in a competitive sense. those consoles are blazing ahead of it on every conceivable level. as far as sony and microsoft are concerned, the wii u doesnt even exist. it's irrelevant to them.

truechainz1986d ago

Actually you can use competition as excuse. Less competition is never good for the consumer.

Donnieboi1984d ago

Yeah but his point is that nintendo isn't providing meaningful competition. Sony and ms act like nintendo isn't even a factor. So if nintendo fails, it's nothing to sony and ms. Wii u is about as threatening to the ps4/720, as those old Tiger electronics game & watch portable toys are to the ps4. Nintendo is a non-entity to Sony and MS when 2014 begins.

truechainz1984d ago

Nintendo has said time and time again that they don't try to be in competition with them. So neither party see's is at competition, but because they are in the same market his point is invalid. Just because you don't think it is meaningful, doesn't change the economics behind competition, and the result would be bad for gamers. Basic economics buddy.

MultiConsoleGamer1986d ago


This is the 1,000,000th Nintendo is doomed article posted since 1996!

Ravenor1986d ago

What did the community at N4G win? I hope it's a 2K Sports branded Dreamcast.

MasterCornholio1986d ago

Nintendo has been anything but traditional with their bizarre controller designs. In my opinion the Wii and Wii U controller go against everything that traditional gaming stands for. But that isnt really a problem because the 2 console provides their own unique experiences and if anyone wants to play traditional games they have the Playstation and the XBOX brand to satisfy their needs.

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