Nintendo, whose latest console has sold poorly, could be on a "path to irrelevance", the founder of legendary games company Atari has said.
Whoa. Dem's fighting words.
Nolan still believes Nintendo only cater to kids. I recall him saying no over the age of 8 would play the 3DS.
Well. Under 15 is primarily the audience.
Hammad Re: Revelations Senran Kagura Burst DOA: Dimmensions Shin Megami Tensei Re: Mercenaries Etc...... Yeah, this handheld is for nothing but kids...../S
Nintendo has been irrelevant for 7+ years.
Nolan knows though...he's been irrelevant for years and quickly lost any advances he made in the industry to Nintendo. Back then, nintendo literally smushed them out of existence and took over what failings Atari left the industry in. Nintendo turned it around to be what we have today....of course, Sony and MS did their share as well. Bottom line, back in the early 80's, Atari was already irrelevant and Nintendo saved the industry.
Saved the industry? No. I agree with everything else you said but that, the industry wasn't dying just because one system failed and one system started. There were also other successful systems along with PC games that existed, Nintendo definitely did not "Save the industry" of gaming. No industry in this world is saved by one product alone. Its a movement of peoples ideas altogether that change an industry. Look at the history of just about anything we use today. It never started with just one thing or one idea, it is always a collaboration of ideas put together through time that eventually bring on a new era of advancements.
That is some great philosophy there, but that's not what happened. The video game "fad" was heading the way of the hula hoop until Nintendo came around and not only brought the industry back from the brink of bankruptcy, but to never before imagined heights. Were it not for that save, you would probably be gaming on a pc, as consoles would not exist.
Dude the market crashed back then period . When the whole ET and Atari meltdown happened , investors that were very much needed to take the next step went scaredy cat , folded for over two years . Games that were released at 40$ were sold in bins at 2 ... Activision itself only survived because that's when Kotick's group bought them out . Even with pc gaming they were dying out While not alone out there , it was still the NES' success that brought the gaming industry back
@ slivery Yes, Nintendo saved the industry. Just ask Trip Hawkins.
Atari...they know from experience.
*grabs popcorn* Shi* storm incoming in 5...4...3...2....... OT: Nintendo won't become irrelevant as long as they have the handhelds on lock. They can easily recover from WiiU.
Lol says the irrelevant Atari.
bad blood can carry on for a very very long time xD
Atari will always be great in my mind... When I was 10. Funny how Nintendo doom and gloom stories never cease yet they are always sitting on top of sales reports. No I am not a Ninty fanboy.
ain't that the truth
"Mr Bushnell said Atari had been 'abused by corporate charlatans' after a 'glorious beginning'." That sounds very grudgy and pretty immature. Also, Bushnell uses the "i" word when saying that Nintendo's handheld success won't last.
They should really avoid the... *looks left* *looks right* pitfalls of irrelevancy. I DID IT!!!
im gonna hit you.
Is that so?
Atari should know all about the path of irrelevance from all they learned during the life cycles of the 5200, 7800, Jaguar and Lynx.
This is true, so maybe Nintendo/diehard Nintendo fans should actually take note.
I dunno, if anything I compare the Wii-U to Sega's Saturn. It's a failure compared to the previous console but they still have room to make a comeback, hopefully they don't do an Atari or Sega by releasing multiple failures in a row as that will what will get them. Even if Wii-U ends up being a proper failure, I think Nintendo is smart enough to come up with something better next time.... hopefully.
Only in the home console space, they pretty much have the handheld market on lock down.
I think that even if the Wii U, and the console after that, and the one after that all fail, as long as Nintendo has their thriving handhelds they will keep trying on the home console market. But we shouldn't be talking so far ahead, the Wii U has barely begun it's lifecycle, I'm pretty sure it's best days are still ahead.
Ouch...and he is still reeling from the butthurting, when will it stop? I would feel sorry for you Mr. Bushnell, but you know, them's the brakes.
Wii U == Jaguar, truthfact thanks Atari.
Jaguar first year sales was 100,000 lol. Wii u hasn't hit is first year yet and sits close to 4 million. So its not the same
Indeed, the Wii U is doing nowhere near as bad as everyone thinks it is. And they haven't even released Zelda, Mario 3D World, "X", Mario Kart, that Yarn Yoshi game, or any of the other games they have in the works for the Wii U.
lol I'm getting disagrees for a clearly sarcastic jokey comment, are there that many thick n4g readers?
Yup a lot of fanboys are going to get butthurt over this lol ;)
dang he still mad about Nintendo living and Atari not.
Well it was Nintendo that pushed them to irrelevancy after all. lol!