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Nintendo Hates Money and These 4 Games Prove It

Ed from Twinfinite writes: Nintendo is not in a great place right now. The Wii U is struggling, and even great games such as Mario Kart 8 haven’t been enough to turn the tide. If Super Smash Bros. doesn’t get the job done this holiday season, then Nintendo and the Wii U could be in big trouble.

While the hardware and third party support have been under constant criticism, Nintendo can get themselves out of this mess as they have done in the past. There are a couple of game ideas that, like it or not, everybody knows would print money. But Nintendo hates your money, and they will never get made.

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shaw981509d ago

I am sorry, but Metroid makes Nintendo nothing. The most any metroid game has ever made is 3 million units. Each installment has an average of a million units. It takes millions just to make a metroid game, so they are actually losing more money then gaining. I am surprised on how much loves Nintendo gives it. You know why they still give it love? Because they think it is a great gaming franchise.

WeAreLegion1509d ago (Edited 1509d ago )

I agree. I think all three of them do this, but Nintendo and Sony to a greater extent. How much extra time and money did they give Team ICO for Shadow of the Colossus? Or ThatGameCompany for Journey?

I think there are great people in this industry who, despite the probable fiscal outcome, love to see great games get made. Iwata seems to be that way. Shu seems to be that way. I'm sure Phil will prove to be that way, as well.

Moonman1508d ago

Well said Wearelegion, deserves a bubble. I'm just happy a new Star Fox is being made. Super Mario Sunshine 2, Metroid Prime 4....well i'll have to think positively those will come.

WeAreLegion1508d ago

Thanks for the bubble! Back at ya!

OpieWinston1509d ago (Edited 1509d ago )

I think we can all agree this list sucks.

Metroid would help sell units but I doubt Pokemon Snap U is the best selling Pokemon game to add to Wii U.

Open world Pokemon game on Wii U would sell like hotcakes...It literally sells the 3DS by itself.

@WeAreLegion
I agree, Nintendo and Sony do funnel lots of money into studios they believe in to make good games that sell and blow people away.

I believe Phil will follow that method(Especially with him bringing back classics like Phantom Dust), Don Mattrick didn't after Too Human busted and they put about $100 Million into Silicon Knights for that game.

Vegamyster1509d ago

"It takes millions just to make a metroid game"

Out of curiosity do you actually know how much it takes to make a Metroid game? If it only takes a couple million to make then it's not hard for them to make that money back.

MSBAUSTX1509d ago

Yeah I dont understand his point or how this framchise looses money at all. If it takes 1 or even. 2 million dollars to make a Metroid game and it sells 2 million copies at 60 bucks a copy that is 12 million it made.

I am not a math genius but if you subtract the production cost for Metroid Prime of between 1 to 4 million dollars, the average for that time, from the profits of 12 to 13 million dollars you have between 8 to 11 million dollars of profit.

I am pretty sure that is a good thing and would mean Nintendo does make money and likes it.

deafdani1508d ago

@MSBAUSTX

2 million x 60 bucks = 120 million bucks, not 12.

XD

Concertoine1509d ago

Thats probably plenty of units to make profit though. Really the metroid series has been plagued with poorly chosen release dates and a lack of advertising. Metroid Prime is one of the best selling games on the cube. But the last two Prime games suffered from poorly chosen release dates to compete with Halo 2 and 3. Even Other M, a game no one really wanted, sold over a million.

Loadedklip1508d ago

... Most games make a profit before they hit one million in sales. I'm sure Metroid is one of those gamesor else we would have never seen so many of them.

Kidmyst1508d ago

If Nintendo made a new Metroid, with that and Zelda I'd actually move the WiiU from a not going to buy to, hey I'm thinking of picking on up now.

3-4-51508d ago

"Nintendo Hates Money"

Is this supposed to be credible? This sounds like a title from a High school news paper.

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Ark_1509d ago

Twinfinite hates clicks and your headline proves it ...

KuroKazuma1509d ago

metroid is coming for wii u and 3ds...

Moonman1508d ago

l'll do a happy dance next E3 if so.

Theyellowflash301509d ago

"Nintendo is not in a great place right now. The Wii U is struggling, and even great games such as Mario Kart 8 haven’t been enough to turn the tide. If Super Smash Bros. doesn’t get the job done this holiday season, then Nintendo and the Wii U could be in big trouble."

Forgetting to mention that the Nintendo 3DS is selling quite well and Super Smash Bros for 3DS has sold nearly 2 million units in Japan alone. YOY Wii U sales are actually up and there forecast for this Physical Year is 3.6 million Wii U's. Nintendo's actually right on track to meet all sales goes especially with the Nintendo Nintendo 3DS, Monster Hunter 4, Smash Bros, Amiibo, Pokemon, Bayonetta, Hyrule Warriors, and Captain Toad launching this year.

Sony is forecasting a loss of $2 billion for the physcial year, and this idiot writer is talking about how Nintendo is in trouble?

Not only that, but he didn't include any financal forecast, profit made, or data to back up his opening statements other than 'Nintendo is struggling and Mario Kart 8 didn't turn the tide.' WTF.... ?

What kind of journalism is this? Twinfiite get some writers who know what they are F**king talking about.

LOL_WUT1508d ago (Edited 1508d ago )

The Wii U doing bad has nothing to do with Sony nor is it the authors obligation to bring up the company's financial situation every time they talk about the Wii U's poor hardware sales. After all last time I checked this is a Wii U article.

Retro working on a new Metroid thats a given as for those Pokemon games I don't care for them but i'm sure they will sell. Nintendo just needs to ramp up development for their ip's to help keep sales steady if they plan on staying in 2nd spot. ;)

marloc_x1508d ago (Edited 1508d ago )

Nintendo makes a TIDY sum on their games. Sales of the machines themselves is only part of the picture.

11 million consoles is fantastic, especially for Bungie and Activision..

What piece of the puzzle is missing in that scenario?

Bloodborne and The Order:1886 you say?
Great games to be sure, but how soon will they run out of gas as an expectation of PS Plus?

Remember the tortoise and the hare?;)

Theyellowflash301508d ago

The Wii U doing bad has nothing to do with Sony nor is it the authors obligation to bring up the company's financial situation every time they talk about the Wii U's poor hardware sales. After all last time I checked this is a Wii U article.

- MISSING THE POINT dude.

This article title is fail, and the article clearly states Nintendo, and the Wii U will be in trouble. YET they don't list actually what Nintendo's actual forecast is. I'm sorry, but I have a problem with that.

KaladinStormblessed1509d ago (Edited 1509d ago )

"Nintendo hates money".Well if they don't want it I'll take it. Haven't read a title that bad in a while.

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