Geek Party reviews the announcements made at Nintendo's Investor's Briefing and muses on the future of the company given its controversial change in direction.
They've just announced their first step to going third party today.
"The next platform from Nintendo is going to be centered around “QoL” (a.k.a. Quality of Life, a.k.a. Fitness) and will be launching alongside “games” in April 2015." Maybe that's what they announced. Idk..reading is hard
It absolutely isn't. http://www.siliconera.com/2...
Keep dreaming, broski. And in the meantime, go play Knack or something.
Too soon. jkjk
nintendo is dying
People seem to have forgotten that the PS3 actually did worse then the Wii U did in it's first year , and their was plenty of Sony doomsaying going on back then as well.
if their next move to rebuild nintendo is via fitness device, then please change the leader. investors will revolt no doubt.
Nintendo is teetering on educational gaming, gaming with merit, substance that can somewhat be used outside the gaming realm once you escape the gaming realm. They're simply birthing a new branch in the nintendo ecosystem. From what I got from it, they are adding QOL as a new and separate entity, unifying its firmware in the future, and refusing to stop looking for the golden egg in the gamepad. Nintendo isn't doomed, but it looks like the wii u isn't going to be what some people wanted it be.
i think nintendo leader has gone out of touch and they are all dreaming and hoping to find another wii. What the management is doing now is actually abandoning nintendo fans. It's a betrayal to nintendo gaming fans. Instead of going back to their core and it seems that they are more interested in creating gimmick only. No plan for wii u even though the main issue is wii u sale not doing well.
Lol sorry, but it's not. Doom train is over.
Man, users on N4G are quite dense.... Nintendo announced so many things that is going to make them money.
IF, that that's a BIG IF, this new gaming accessory can be adapted in other ways to game - I'll give it a chance. If not, hey NES, I already have a gym membership, my smartphone has several fitness apps (free),and I am already in better shape than most. BTW NES, in case you missed the bus, most gamers are not fitness conscious - ON PURPOSE! Unless your new device is going to zap the fat away over time by bombarding my body with cosmic rays and build muscles naturally via infra-sound vibrations, I don't want it.
Lol they still have their Monster hunter 4G and Super Smash Bros , they r still as competitive as they were .
This is from the official English translation of Nintendo's Corporate Management Policy Briefing: "I would like to tell you about something different from our traditional business. We will definitely maintain dedicated video game platforms as our core business, but, We will also take on the challenge of expanding into a new business area. We will attempt to establish a new platform business with which we can leverage our strengths, but which is INDEPENDANT FROM OUR VIDEO GAME PLATFORM BUSINESS". The following are my conclusions from the briefing Iwata Reconfirmed Nintendo's Unshakable adherence and commitment to the Console-Software exclusivity model in the future. Different between the lines points indicate the direction toward creating a sort of FUSION between Console and Handheld platforms and taking advantage of an overarching Nintendo Network ID and Backward Compatibility to leverage customer loyalty, long term investment and sharing of games through providing lower priced games and extras as an incentive for continued game purchases and sharing. But they are still actively researching best ways to achieve this in the future platforms. He reiterated the company's focus on innovation and on trying to expand the gamer audience without abandoning the Platform-Software model by simply putting Nintendo's games on mobile but through using the mobile platform as a medium to attract non-gamers and casual gamers to the value in Nintendo's hardware-software integrated products through high quality apps and even shorter/free to play games that can use NT characters to gather said customers attention. He also confirmed the recruitment of Dormant Nintendo IPs and that they are evaluating choices for partnership and collaborations to help in accelerating development of games using "Nintendo IP Characters" to invigorate the software lineup of Wii U. Also mentioned leveraging Non-videogame use of these characters(?movies?anime?merch andise) to gain more mainstream attention. For the short term, they are trying to focus on utilising the gamepad and NFC more with upcoming internally developed games. they will add a quick start-up screen that functions best for Off-TV use of the gamepad. MK8 will be released on may with concrete 1st party release dates to be announced as soon as possible in Nintendo Directs. They also announced that the DS games will be be fully playable on the gamepad touch screen, adding more software value to the Wii U with the huge software library of the DS.
I think Nintendo made the right move.
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