Nintendo's first profit in four years points to the potential of its IP lead strategy.
Im wondering if this isnt more a case of lowering forecasts year over year
I hope so. :)
Nintendo it's fine and i'm happy for it, a lot of people were saying that Nintendo should leave the console market, where are them now?
Hope so would be nice to see Nintendo be Top dog in the industry again .
Nintendo wont be top dog again. They are not a company that can please everyone as vastly as competitors. I've had great times but I want a good amount of new things and improvements too....
You kinda contradict yourself there. If your definition of being top dog is pleasing the majority, Nintendo could likely be the dop dog again as they were with the Wii. The Wii appealed to way more people than PS3 and 360. Most of the dedicated gamers may have chosen PS3 og 360 but there is honestly waaay more casual gamers than hardcore. Also what you are saying about new things and improvements are not quite true either. I only own a PS4 but I see way more new things and improvements on the Wii U. It may not be graphics, but the gameplay on Nintendo games seem way more fresh and new than what PS4 has delivered so far. I love my PS4 and play it everyday but I don't get what you mean by new things and improvements?
@Mykky Top dog as in the crowd favorite. PS4 has sold more units than the Wii U, which is why PS4 is the tog dog rather than the Wii U. Nintendo doesnt have as much variety as ps4 does. PlayStation has more horror games, has as better balance of games with old and new characters, the graphics are there, the price is right. Handheld gaming sector, I havent looked at the numbers recently but Im guess the DS is the top dog when it comes to mobile gaming (not including smartphones)
Nintendo better come with the guns blazing.
Devil's Third, Devil's Third, Devil's Third...
They will most certainly disrupt the market again. How or to what extent I'm not positive but what I am sure of is that if they find radical success again then they WILL be coattailed by the competition. This is still unofficially the "Nintendo industry" since almost any innovation can be traced back to them in some form. No matter how many consoles they sell or how "relevant" they are in the eyes of gamers and devs alike, they've outlasted every other company that bucked up to them. They're not going anywhere.
They are really innovating in that online space.
Online isn't anything new. Sega was doing online with the Saturn/Dreamcast and I was playing Doom on a 28k modem back in the day. Microsoft just made it popular (for better or worse) and monetized it. I played Splatoon last night and had a flawless experience, as I do with Mario Kart...and Smash..and so on. I don't know what you're on about.
You said if there was innovation in the industry Nintendo did it, now you are saying sega was the first with online in consoles. Nintendos online infrastructure isn't even on par with microsoft and Sonys last gen. Not to mention how terrible the eshop is. If I bought a virtual console game on the wii, now I have to rebuy it on the Wii U? No thanks.
Yeah that is one thing that is true. Nintendo are on there own at the moment but in being on there own they are doing very well. I don't think the Xbox or PlayStation brand could do what Nintendo manage to do if they did not have the support of the 3rd party. I hope they are around for along time to come as I like how Nintendo are different from the others in terms of what the console offers it keeps it interesting for me as a multi console owner.
Frickin' hell right dude.
No, they're not "on the verge of something big", they're still struggling with a failing last gen console (Wii U), declining 3DS sales, and a general irrelevance in the gaming industry and among most gamers. To regain relevance, they need to stop focusing on gimmicks, and get back to making solid gaming hardware that is feature-rich and competitive in terms of technology. Let's hope that the NX or whatever it ends up being named, follows this path rather than just tossing in yet another gimmick with some cheap hardware.
Sounds like the the Gamecube playbook. With all due respect, you make it easier than it sounds. I bet you if they tried this again they would get the same result, people would rather just buy the new Xbox or PlayStation. Nothing will change the stigma surrounding the company.
*$350,000,000* ..say..are you short a bubble there schiller!? :P
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