It is always interesting to hear someone say Nintendo needs to get out of the hardware game. Usually it is followed with what a flounder the Wii U is. Many years ago there were calls for Nintendo to step down when the Nintendo 64, and the Gamecube were less than stellar performers. Two flops in a row meant that company should go third party. At least that was the logic applied by many in the gaming media, and of course the niche hardcore gamers. What about a company that has had three flops in a row?