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Games as a Business – The Current and Future Risks Facing Nintendo

The Koalition writes: "We've heard it all before - Nintendo has no idea what they're doing and this will be their last console. Stock prices take a dive, investors panic, the recently released console performs far below expectations, and everyone begins digging the Big N's grave. Then, suddenly, something strange happens where they start making exclusive games so amazing that the systems fly off the shelves and all is right in the world again. The circumstances surrounding the Wii U are just like we've seen before, but it's taking quite a while for the last phase of that cycle to kick in. Something feels markedly different this time around - something's not quite right here. In this edition of Games as a Business, I aim to look at Nintendo's current and future risks, as well as analyze their decisions and what it could mean for the future of the company."

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wonderfulmonkeyman1708d ago

I don't think the author took a look at that ginormous list of indie titles before saying that something wasn't right here.

The system's first-party big-hit titles are still on the way, and in the meantime, indies and very specific third parties have us covered.

Wii love the U, despite its sales troubles, and it will eventually recover.

rbailey1708d ago

I would say that the Wii U has no choice but to recover. The lack of software is only part of the problem too. If they continue to make games that are on both the Wii U and 3DS I don't see why anyone would even bother buying a Wii U in the first place.