A New Nintendo Game Console Would Ruin Nintendo

Rich Drummond of Richie D Rants says:

"We all know that Nintendo’s Wii U isn’t doing as well as the big N had planned. Although its pace was picked up a bit by the release of Super Mario 3D World, Nintendo still had to adjust their projections tremendously. With all this negativity about their current system, a rumor of a new “true next gen” machine hit the internet. The question is if a new console is really the answer. Should Nintendo ditch the Wii U and pour their money into this rumor console, or should they stick to their guns and work on new IP’s and titles for the Wii U? Here’s my take.

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SavageKuma1662d ago

Honestly I really thing Nintendo as their own company should work more on building up the audience better. Nintendo has had a hard time evolving with the times and sadly the generations are not into the cute characters as much as they think. They have to now balance it out with more mature content as well as cater to kid friendly games. However if companies want to work with them now.

Eonjay1662d ago

I see where you are coming from. I think they should have made two consoles. One that caters to their children audience and make that cheaper. Then they should have made a really powerful console for adults at 299-399.

Metallox1662d ago

Notice that I'd like the child's console, too. The final price would be about 500 dollars (about the same as Xbox One... geez). Your idea it's horrible.

ZeekQuattro1662d ago

Some things are better left unsaid. Wow.

Eonjay1661d ago (Edited 1661d ago )

@Metallox, why can the games available for the child console be playable on the adult console as well?

GuruMeditation1661d ago

There is actually precedent for this concept and it has worked rather successfully (CBM created split - demographic units in the 90s). Although I don't think it's the right idea this time around, I'm not arrogant enough to fully discount it. Unlike some.

lilbroRx1661d ago

Nintendo doesn't have a children's audience and never has.

They have a family/friend oriented audience. That has never changed.

GuruMeditation1661d ago

@lilbroRx I'll have to disagree with that one. Nintendo has always had a strong youth audience. That's nothing to be ashamed of; in the early days before Pokemon transitioned to the preserve of a more mature audience, it thrived by selling to the child/pre-teen demographic. Also, the handful of Nintendo-themed cartoons shown on childrens stations since the late 80s have primarily been tasked with selling Nintendo products to children. Yes, it's a family company, but it's also a children's company, don't be ashamed of that, embrace it: children have provided a significant revenue stream to Nintendo since forever.

KakashiHotake1661d ago

No offense but that's a pretty dumb idea.

Metallox1661d ago

@GuruMeditation The idea it's horrible, you can't deny that.

GuruMeditation1661d ago

@Metallox I don't agree with Nintendo doing it no, I think it would send all the wrong signals, but I don't think it's a horrible idea, it has worked in the past after-all. Maybe I'm just being over - sensitive to the word horrible, it seems a tad extreme. But I get your point and I understand Eonjay's; I agree with him in principle, but in practice it would be a messy setup for Ninty.

Eonjay1661d ago (Edited 1661d ago )


Nintendo has already done something similar to this with the introduction of the 2DS. And I'm sure both DSs are selling just fine. If you get a 2DS you won't be able to use 3D and Nintendo specifically marketed this to a younger audience (due to issues with 3D and younger players...)

I was extending this concept to their console lineup.

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_QQ_1662d ago (Edited 1662d ago )

okay, but i just wish i could main Cranky in DKTF.

PS4isKing_821662d ago

I really wish nintendo would just make GameCube 2. Meaning a great controller, powerful specs, good price point. Out of all the Nintendo systems ever made, the GameCube is the one I still play the most.

captainexplosion1661d ago

Gamecube was kind of a failure. A Super Nintendo 2 would make about a billion times more sense.

PS4isKing_821661d ago

That would require renewed consumer trust, a huge management restructuring, and massive third party support. Nintendo has had neither of those in many years. Sadly I doubt we'll ever see a super Nintendo again.

slapedurmomsace1661d ago (Edited 1661d ago )

I loved the Gamecube just because of the hours of fun my wife and I had. It was the first system we gamed together on. However, Gamecube was really the beginning of the "modern" Nintendo if you will. Small childlike cube design with it's own built in purse handle. The only "adult" game I can think of was Resident Evil 4 (though a helluva a adult game). Though I personally don't enjoy what Nintendo brings to the table anymore, I certainly don't ever want to see Nintendo fail or go out of business.

lilbroRx1661d ago

Nintendo lost money on the Gamecube. Why would they want to make another one?

MasterCornholio1661d ago

I thought it was profitable for them.

What's the truth?

lilbroRx1661d ago (Edited 1661d ago )

Overall it was profitables thanks to software sales, but they sold the console at a lost. They lost money on the hardware itself.

That is why the Wii U isn't doing so well. Every console sold is money lost, not money made. Until they can cut the manufacturing cost down or move more software, the Wii U is going to cost them money.

If they made a new console it would be even more expensive and cost them even more money.

MNGamer-N1661d ago

The GamePad is an awesome controller. And last I checked, I don't play specs, I play games. And I'm playing alot of them on WiiU right now. More so than the Sony products I own.

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level 3601661d ago (Edited 1661d ago )

Maybe Nintendo needs to create another sub-brand to cater for more mature content and maybe attract other game devs.

And keep Nintendo for all the kiddie stuff.

Color coding the box logos and disc cases blue for Nintendo and another for the other could also maybe work.

They need to compete with Microsoft and Sony ( also others ) and not be their own niche market so a new console to replace WiiU would be welcome I think.

It's like with Disney, they have other sub-companies dealing with mature films and leaving Disney as it is with family oriented films/stage plays.

iliimaster1661d ago

i honestly wouldnt mind a trade in like if you have a wiiU all you do is trade it in at any store with no extra $$$ and a free game that would make me want to.. but if not i am happy with my wiiu and can't wait for mario kart

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