The Casual Era Is Dead: how Nintendo's casual focus went awry and what they plan to do next

The New Nintendo 3DS marks the start of a core gamer-focused era for Nintendo. examines what went wrong with Nintendo's previous strategy and the company's plans going forward.

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Get me some F Zero and a new punch out. Bring back tyson for old times sake. Hardcore big N get er done

randomass1711240d ago

The Xenoblade sequel is also a nice step but whatever happened to Fire Emblem x Shin Megami Tensei?

Metallox1240d ago

It's still in development according to one of the producers :)

3-4-51239d ago

From this point on, the news we here from Nintendo should be more of the stuff we'd want to here.

As in, it will be all the stuff we've been wanting over the past 6-7 years.

We can finally expect to see some of those ideas play out into reality.


If they keep this up, they won't have to be behind graphically next gen + they will have the awesome Nintendo innovations.

Geekman1240d ago

-Kid Icarus



-Punch Out


-Animal Crossing

-Fire Elbem

Make more games like THIS instead of Mario. (Unless it's a REALLY good Mario game like a new Paper Mario or an Open World Mario.)

styferion1239d ago

JRPG golden age incoming?

colonel1791239d ago

New Super Mario RPG please!

iNFAMOUZ11239d ago

casual era doesn't just die, that's a dumb thing to say.
there will always be casual gamers, even more so as the years go by

TongkatAli1239d ago

Yeah, but I don't think they're going to buy a Wii, too many were gathering dust last gen, the 3DS is a great casual device though.

lilbroRx1239d ago (Edited 1239d ago )

The casual era has gotten even stronger. Who do you think plays most games on the smart phone and why do you think the PS4 is sellig that much?

Hardcore gamers are neither numerous enough nor do they have enough to afford a $400 system in mass like that.

Nintendo was targeting harcore gamers from the start with the Wii U.

DualWielding1239d ago

casual era died on consoles because casuals moved to smartphones

lilbroRx1239d ago

Looking at the sales of the top console. No, they didn't. People just with to the console with the most hype as always.

Casuals will always by the "thing to have".

Chrono1239d ago (Edited 1239d ago )

Nintendo is lost without the casuals. The casual utopia went mobile.

Digimortal1239d ago

Not really no, they survived during the N64 gen, GC gen, and they will also do the same for the Wii U. People tend to forget that console sales isn't all that Nintendo makes from as profit goes. There first party games play a huge part of thats as well, along side there hand held and now with the introduction of Amiibos. Yeah that's another heavy chunk of change going in there pocket at the end of the day.

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