This editorial goes into the discussion of why Nintendo seems to always remain a "step behind" in the console wars and what their business strategy could be.
They call it the 'blue ocean' strategy. The 'red ocean' represents the normal game market - it's a small percentage of the population, and it's highly competetive - making profit in such is difficult. The 'blue ocean' represents the rest of the non-gaming population which is far bigger and has plenty of potential profit to be made. That's why Nintendo did what they did - i.e. make a games console for non-gamers. That's why motion controllers (for accessibility), marketing and social games took precedence over powerful HD graphics.
Yep, exactly. Nintendo is just on a path on their own. For better or for worse, like Miyaymoto said, they're not trying to beat the competition. Nintendo is it's own competition - how will they top the Wii's success, and how can they get 3rd party support and a better online, the Nintendo way?
If Ninty are going full steam with Hardcore Console in the STREAM HD u have nothing to wrorry about there 1st/2nd party developers rule wait till E3 then ask yourself was that E3 showing HARDCORE the answer will be yes.
nintendos been doing just fine........
also Nintendo compete with themselves not the competition so with a HD console with DX11/SM4.1/900mhzGPU/HD controllers/Streaming tech/2gig RAM,ect ect this is a beast that will crush ps3/360 even if the next console off Sony is DX12/SM5.0 its wont leave STREAM behind as u can have BF3 in DX11 and DX12 its a very small difference plus DX12 isnt properly out so its a proper NEXT-GEN console to compete with ps4/720 as when they hit STREAM will be the lead console that gen as developers/publishers would have made huge investments on game engines ect 4 STREAM HD oh Mark Rein cant say this cant handle UE3 as it could handle UE4 with them specs Nintendo mean war.
Microsoft owns dx1-11. So, no dx1-11 for everyone but xbox.
Ugh, I think the point he is making that Shader model 4.1 is equal to Dx11 features. If rumors are to be true, I think many developers can have some certainty that lots of their games can work without needing to downgrade many stuff... Whatever de console is gonna be, I just want F-zero goddamn it. If the latest engines can run on it, that would mean -awesomeness imminent-... Now if only Bioware would release a ME trilogy pack =3 @Matey, FFS, PUNCTUATIONS.
fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on mii. the wii was cool, but the same strategy they used for wii wont work with cafe. from experience, everybody with more than 1 brain cell knows the cafe will be out of date extremely quick. when ps4 and 720 arrive on the scene cafe will look so shit.
Well, that's the thing. Project Cafe isn't going to be designed to compete with the next-gen Xbox or PlayStation consoles. It'll be designed as the next step up from the Wii to, as StifflerK said, take advantage of that "blue ocean" demographic. Whether or not Project Cafe is any good or accomplishes that goal remains to be seen, but the reason they do what they do is why you really can't lump them in the same field as Sony or Microsoft's consoles.
Yes, but it seems like you read half of the article. Those things are important to hardcore childs. Since Nintendo is aiming to the other people, those who doesnt care about graphics or mature themes, the cafe will do it fine. Even if you dont buy it.
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