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Submitted by jsr7 18d ago | article

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. RandomNintendo.com examines what went wrong with Nintendo's previous strategy and the company's plans going forward. (3DS, Nintendo, Nintendo DS, Wii, Wii U)

ARESWARLORD  +   19d ago
Get me some F Zero and a new punch out. Bring back tyson for old times sake. Hardcore big N get er done
randomass171  +   18d ago
The Xenoblade sequel is also a nice step but whatever happened to Fire Emblem x Shin Megami Tensei?
Metallox  +   18d ago
It's still in development according to one of the producers :)
3-4-5  +   18d 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.

FINALLY!

If they keep this up, they won't have to be behind graphically next gen + they will have the awesome Nintendo innovations.
Geekman  +   18d ago
-Kid Icarus

-Zelda

-F-Zero

-Punch Out

-Xenoblade

-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.)
styferion  +   18d ago
JRPG golden age incoming?
colonel179  +   18d ago
New Super Mario RPG please!
iNFAMOUZ1  +   18d 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
TongkatAli  +   18d 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.
lilbroRx  +   18d 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.
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DualWielding  +   18d ago
casual era died on consoles because casuals moved to smartphones
lilbroRx  +   18d 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".
Chrono  +   18d ago
Nintendo is lost without the casuals. The casual utopia went mobile.
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Digimortal  +   18d 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.
DeusEx-Machina  +   18d ago
With casual games like COD, AC, FIFA etc. that are released annually, the casual era will never be dead.
lilbroRx  +   18d ago
Those are the most casual of casual games.
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DC777  +   18d ago
Super Wii U confirmed.
Cobra951  +   18d ago
That's my fear now. How can I trust Nintendo enough to buy their hardware if they upgrade their systems often without even renaming them? That shiny 3DSXL you bought recently is now obsolete. You have to buy one again if you want to play all the future 3DS games. What would keep Nintendo from doing the same thing to the WiiU at some point, after they set such a horrible precedent?
CaptainN  +   17d ago
BC they have never upgraded a home console ever...especially mid cycle...it would kill off both platforms. Portable gaming is a different beast, people will upgrade due to many factors,(Size,shape,color,spec s) for example.
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