The myth of Nintendoom is slowly starting to fade, as marketing analysts see a surge due to hardware, software, and amiibo sales.
The Amiibos better not be a main feature in their next console. I don't want to see them try to exploit this gimmick even more.
No, they won't. I mean, what you are saying it's to make Nintendo machines like Skylanders and Disney Infinity, which just involves more inversion in the platforms, it's not good for consumers. Better make them just an optional feature.
Nintendo makes money.., but what does that mean for me. The difference between Nintendo and the other two console holders is they keep that money for themselves while the other two pay for more content and better hardware. Right now I know I will buy one game for the WiiU next year and if you throw in Zelda that's two games for most people. I don't work for Nintendo so it doesn't benefit me. There's about 10 PS4 games I know I will buy for sure and maybe 5 games for the X1 I will buy. And this is not including multiplats because I'm not sure what all the multiplats are coming out next year.
"The difference between Nintendo and the other two console holders is they keep that money for themselves while the other two pay for more content and better hardware." Yeah cause Nintendo didn't pay for Bravely Default, Devil's Third, The Wonderful 101, Bayonetta 2, Hyrule Warriors, Fantasy Life, and various other efforts on Wii U and 3DS from third-party devs. "Right now I know I will buy one game for the WiiU next year and if you throw in Zelda that's two games for most people." Are you really trying to determine what most people will buy? LOL GTFO dude. Splatoon, StarFox, Zelda, Xenoblade Chronicles, Yoshi's Wooly World, Kirby, Mario Maker, and tons of eShop games will do just fine in 2015
If Negativity had a character - you'd be it. Seriously dude, 9/10 of your Nintendo-based posts are so downing.
I am so sick of people always saying everything Nintendo does is a "gimmick" if you don't like it don't buy it! For gosh sakes my Wii U has had 8xs the amount of time than my PS4 has the last six months easy. By the way I hate the amigos, but hey if the make Nintendo PROFITS, so be it. Also Skylanders which is on all platforms says hi, and Nintendo has the technology built right in to the gamepad. No "starter kit" required!
People seem to misunderstand the word "gimmick"... A dvd player on the Ps2 was a GIMMICK... Netflix software on a console is a GIMMICK... A blu-ray player in the Ps3 is a GIMMICK... A camera on a phone is a GIMMICK... Gamepads, wii remotes, amiibo's, motion controls, all of these are not GIMMICKS because they are gameplay related. I know the word "GIMMICK" sounds condescending but the Ps2 sold twice as good because it also operated as a DvD player... which was a.... (altogether now)
Amiibos are not a main feature now. There is just the option to get them if you are into that. The main feature is nfc. With that you can make real account cards for floating accounts. I'm thinking the new pokken fighter might have pok e balls. It would be nice to use the camera on the gamepad for attack formation in an ar like ease. So yeah the gamepad can unleash way more than just normal controls. Voice, ar abstracts, handheld vr, the thing real does rock. It mirrors what the new 3ds can do also minus the true portability. Nintendo is always going to be about the games and game play. Only the youth or other fanboys will doubt that. The functions of the Amiibo can go way deeper than the memory limit is letting on. We may get to see that in the next console though. What is odd is how no one saw this coming. They almost refuse to see that nintendo was not doomed. The combining of r and ds and possibly game development in the future also triples nintendo game out put as both platforms mirror each other. Winning the sales charts are cool but nintendo needs extra money to build that os and account system along with raising enough r and d money for a much more powerful console next gen. So yeah how much they make does effects us, just in the future. Also if you are a betting man, now would be the time to buy stock. Sony and Nintendo should net a huge win fall once the economy kicks back in.
I dont get why you should care. It's not like your wii u experience is made worse by their existence. They just arent for you, clearly. A lot of people like them, hence why theyre buying them. Nintendo is making money off of them. What's to hate? I wouldnt even call it a gimmick. Its totally supplementary, and just meant to give little incentives across various software.
I hope they are why release something for one Gen? If they are making a billion plus a year off Amiibo's I hope that they support the as long as they make games.
I doubt they'll drop it next gen. There is no good reason to at this point. NFC is probably cheap to put in most devices, there is clearly a market for them and those who don't want one do not need one in most cases this far.
" gimmick " You seem to say that a lot.
Nintendo always manages to make some gimmick work, don't they? They have serious luck on their side.
I just want them to drop the Mii/Wii name.
I don't mind Miis. Having my own little avatar is cool and is now so staple to Nintendo they can't get rid of them. Though yes, after the Wii U has had a good long life, the wii brand needs to die.
The wii brand doesn't need to die, I think they should take that brand over to smartphones and tablets.... microtransaction it to hell.
Its not for me but for them, the Wii/Mii brand is largely associated with "casual gaming" among a majority of gamers. Personally i don't care, but if they want to win back the "hardcore" with their next console the best place to start is with their image, because unfortunately great games doesn't seem to be enough. I want Nintendo to strive so they can put more games out. @yellow flash. thats actually a good idea, a wiifit app for smart phones would be hotcakes. a lot of wii owners that are "casual gamers" would recognize the wii brand. While their next console upholds a "hardcore" image they can make some easy money on smartphones with the Wii name.
The Wii name isn't nearly as much of a problem as the New 3DS name, but I still agree. Mii can stay, I guess.
I agree about New 3DS' name but can we say for sure if it is actually problematic from a sales standpoint? I heard it's doing pretty well in Japan. :v
Good for Nintendo. WII U don't deserve the hate they get in the internet.
What hate? The Wii U is the underdog. People have been praising Nintendo for months on the internet.
..... You must not have been paying attention to all the chats during the recent Award shows. The number of people bashing Zelda for its open world, despite it being an early build showing, was huge. And that's just the Award shows; we're still getting arrogant jerks strutting around about Bayonetta 2 not hitting 1M on its very first day in the market, [despite the fact it took the first game thrice the install base on top of 6 months to reach that amount] amongst many other examples. It's just a fact that there are a LOT of haters out there that do not even want to THINK about Nintendo succeeding. They WANT Nintendo to go third party and then quietly die as their sales are strangled by a bunch of people who are "too mature for Nintendo" to buy Mario over other stuff like Call of Duty, Uncharted, AC, Halo, etc etc etc. Frankly, I'm sick of all the hate, but it's out there, and it's still as virulent as ever.
WiiU is the best experience for multiplat games (done right anyway), but die-hard CoD, AC, Need for Speed fans are unresponsive because it's Nintendo. I'd call that "hate" Older gamers resent the name "Wii". It means "casual"
All I need is a Marth Amiibo for my brother. I work in an electronics department and I haven't even seen them on our own shelves because they're gone so fast.
Shulk look's great and Zero Suit Samus look's purrrrrrrrrrr lol!!!!!!
pr talking bs. wii u got great games ,but the wii u name got them in this mess. how you want the hardcore gamer to believe a system where they still using wii gimmick big ass turnoff
hardcore gamers oh you mean the ones that fight over framerates, grass, resolutions, my broken games runs better than your broken games, Nintendo love to rehash same games but we love to rehash the same quote about Nintendo First they wanted the gamers they had back during SNES days back not you newbies who started in 2000.
Can you more adapters too? Or is that too much to ask for
So much for "Nintendo is DOOMED!" and "Wii U isn't selling!" All you nay-sayers can finally pack your bags and go home; well, you should've really done that from since MK8's release. Either way, great to hear they've rebounded, and I hope all of the big 3 have good Holiday Sales reports.
You criticize a user on here for their views towards Nintendo all while you make a flamboyant comment on the side... Not a fan of Amiibos good to see them selling though. Can't wait to see those sales chart for this month ;)
It's not flamboyant, it's the truth. I'm not trying to be overjoyed, just simply congratulating Nintendo, and I also even wished Sony and Microsoft success as well, in the same comment.
just imagine a Wii U Pokemon game that will let you buy "Blind" Amiibo booster packs to help your pokemon roster. sure catching them in the game is still possible, but matching your favorite pokemon with its own amigo would boost up its stats and unlock a special ability. GOLD MINE
And, of course they would be in Pokeball capsules.
1 billion yen is only 8.2 million dollars. That's about 636,000 amiibo's sold. With many purchasing 3-5-the whole line, you'd think it would be higher. That's only 1 amiibo for every 10-11 Wii U's sold, and actually it's lower when you consider those that are buying 3-5-the whole line. That means it's probably more like 1 in 25-35 Wii U owners has bought one. On the flip side that means the opportunity to sell more is still there.
Nice math, dude. But they are talking profit, not turnover.
Bloomberg says 1 billion USD, not yen. But honestly that doesnt sound right.
True. Pretty sure it's a mistake. 1 billion YEN as a profit on Amiibo at US-market would be a realistic figure, though.
Yeah, a billion is crazy. they would have to sell 100 million Amiibo......
nintendo isnt doing this cuz they want to its cuz they have to they realised no 3rd party support they messedu p making wii u consolke not to even contend with bayonetta mario kart 8 r good games. wii u is basically high end ps3 nintendo have to rely on themselves to makem oney otherwise nintendo may be no more
Nintendo is in great shape. Unlike Sony and Microsoft, gaming is technically nintendo's only business. So even if the Wii U never sells a single extra console, as long as their still seeing profits from software as well as 3DS and other ventures they'll survive.
I think if Sony went PlayStation and movies/tv only, they would do pretty well. All three companies are killing it this generation though. I'm so happy!
The thing is Sony has been in the business for a long time. They used to be the juggernauts of the hardware business but times change and new competition has stepped up. To be honest all Sony really needs is one major hardware hit and they could easily be back on top again. Just look at how much iphone changed Apples fortunes as well as the entire industry including gaming by accident. For all we know Sony's project Morpheous could be the next big thing but only time will tell. The problem with Sony only doing gaming and and entertainment is they are too large of a company. If they were to just sell off all their hardware businesses it would be a disaster for the company almost equivalent to going bankrupt. Their just at the point of no return, sink or swim.
toys lol I'm ok I'll keep my PS4 & PS Vita it does everything the Wii U can do plus much more.
Ooooh you're so edgy! The PlayStation Experience - Also on PC...
An NFC equipped Kratos is on the drawing board somewhere. You will stick it between the eyes of a Morpheus headset..
You like Sony toys better than Nintendo toys. I like to play with both toys.
I bet you will buy dem PS Playing cards though I bet you have a Sackboy plushie too
Dualshock 4 can't do what the Wii U Gamepad can. You've gotta buy a whole separate handheld to get off-TV play, and you STILL get latency issues. So, no. It can't do what the Wii U does.
lol and those of us who have both PS4/Vita and WiiU/3DS look at your trolling attempt and just laugh.
It was a great idea of Nintendo to create the Amiibos, a lot of unforgettable characters for the games, and it's not a main feature. I want to collect them, lol.
Come on Nintendo be serious, who above the age of 10 gives a single toss about Amiibo?? I've you're counting on that to bring Nintendo back in the running you have entirely lost your way & don't deserve another chance! Stop continually isolating your customer base! Return to making great games like you used to & stop trying to force stupid gimmicks on people who have absolutely no interest in them!
You're wrong about everything you said. There is no forcing going on. Its down to a consumer whether they want the Amiibo or not. With the fact they're selling out everywhere and are selling for thousands online, it seems they are doing well. Must be all those 10 year olds and their weekly pocket money. Meanwhile, forcing people to pay to get online (when it works that is) with the internet they're already paying for, to play the game they just bought on a system they own isn't splitting the user base at all...is it?
Shit, bought two that have functionality across 3 excellent games. Had NO idea it was forced on me..
If you actually read it in context to the sentence. I am saying stop spending all their time trying to promote these stupid gimmicks instead of actual games... as we are talking about a games console after all. No kids are buying these for thousands, it's their stupid parents if anyone at all. They're certainly not selling out in the UK. If you're over 10 & buying these for yourself then that's a serious problem!
I can't be nice any more. You are just as fanboy and an idiot. Please..go play your PS4 and your Vita...playing games that were released last year but now they have added P's!
They just showed off Mario Maker and the new Zelda at the game awards. They are marketing lots of games and the only one with a lot of Amiibo support is Smash. ._.
lol nobody is forcing anything. You can play smash and any other game without them. Not to mention plenty of adults are buying them too. You sound pretty far off and need to get over that maturity complex.
Good for Nintendo.I'm still hankering for that WiiU price drop
Out of curiosity what price do you want them to drop to? Also do you own any other systems?
$249 at Target Dec. 14 through 20th. This is the Deluxe with Super Mario 3D World/ Nintendo Land. C'mon that is a very good deal!!! http://mynintendonews.com/2...
That's awesome news for Nintendo! I own all of the first wave of Amiibos ( still have Marth, Villager, and Wii Fit Trainer sealed!!!). Just pre ordered and paid in full the next 6 that come out this month! I'm calling it now... Captain Falcon is going to be the next discontinued figure. Hope I'm wrong because I really wanted to open him and use him... might need to buy two just in case.
To be honest, they're pretty stylish without a console. I might glue a Captain Falcon to my dash.
That's the spirit!
As long as the games use them well, im happy.. If its a quick cash in for them & the features are barely used, i will be pretty upset about my investments but they just launched so we will see in a year or so if they use them correctly.. The new 3ds has NFC built in but if its not used, ill be upset.. The extra power & better 3d viewing is great but they better put that stuff to use if they want me to rebuy a handheld i already own
Makes sense. Amiibos are like straight profit. They needed a profit boost and will get one even if they don't sell a huge amount of these.
So that's about 1852 dollars right? What can you do with those Amiibo's anyway?
Train them to be a fighting companion in Smash. They happen to do things in other games but it's nothing huge I think.
Hope not because I have no interest in these figurines/dolls/statues, whatever they are :-)