Gaming Irresponsibly's Halfazedninja writes: Old Man Alert Incoming: Any of you youngsters out there remember when Sega made actual video game consoles? No? Well let me spin you a yarn about a time of days gone by...
I'm more in favor of them becoming a portable exclusive dev
Lol, if anyone's going to leave it'll be Sony. Nintendo have made SO MUCH more money than SCEA this generation.... 6 months of losses and people are writing this BS? Lol.
this isn't really new though nintendo goin 3rd party articles have been happening since the GC
not really sony has more 1st and 2 nd party then nintendo and microsoft combined if anything it more likely be micosoft that will go software
stfu sony fanboy "stonecold3" Nintendo has the most and best first parties. Everyone knows that. Sony first parties are hardly even popular...
its actually still one of the best consoles ever made nintendo had an amazing run with the wii...saying that i havnt bought a nintendo product since gamecube and cant see me buying the wii u either, to me nintendo gained a lot of new fans but lost many core gamers who grew up with them
why would sony loose ' they dont loose money in the gaming division it's the tv division idiot. plus im pretty sure sony is worth alot alot alot more then nintendo plus ps3 will eventually win this gen so gtfo retard if it was my choice i would choose microsoft seriously GTFO! no one wants you here
@stonecold3 That makes no sense at all, since Microsoft has hardly any studios they are they least likely to go software only. But I can see Nintendo going software only for consoles, I don't see them ditching handhelds anytime soon. Their hardware has seldom been anything special, but people want to play their games.
No you have it wrong it anyone would leave it would be M$. The 360 has the highest failure rate on any gaming console to date. Sony has made more money with their consoles than M$. http://openbytes.wordpress.... You talk this generation, im talking this lifetime. PS1, PS2 which is still selling along with Sony's handhelds. The PS3 continues to outsell the 360 worldwide.
yeah ain't it a bit too late for PS3 to win this gen eventually. heck WiiU and even their own PS4 will put the final nail in it's coffin well before it sales another 30+ million! Tell me sony fans are not that delusional.
I stand corrected. They really are......
sega didn't release 1 flop and called it quits they were releasing failure after failure after failure losing millions upon millions upon millions annually that is why sega went software only i currently don't see nintendo in the same boat that sega was back in the day so the notion of them going software only is a long ways off
Nintendo's last few generations of consoles were generally flops if I recall that IGN article recently. Nintendo has done a lot of damage to their image, in this economy you can't always afford that many mistakes
Their latest console wasn't a flop though, it was a huge success. The N64 was still a successful console as well despite being beaten by the PS1. It still got a good amount of market share and had some of the greatest games of all time. Only the GC at this point can be considered a flop. People might call the 3DS a flop now but it will take off when Mario Kart and Mario 3DS come out, we all know that's true. Not to mention the $80 price but.
but even with the N64 and GC their 2 flops of home consoles they still managed to turn profits on the hardware alone not including games this gen they made a killing with the wii/ds its not like it was with sega gamegear was a big flop sega cd was a big flop 32x was a big flop saturn was a big flop dreamcast was a big flop with sega it was mistake after mistake and poor sales not only hardware wise but game wise as well their sales were poor when nintendo starts releasing flop after flop of consoles then the possibility of them becoming 3rd party is very likely so maybe 2 gens from now they can or can't depending how things go in the future
3DS just doesn't have the appeal to the casual market. Casuals that own a DS really have no need for a 3DS. They are happy with what they have, and there is a good supply of shovelware available to keep them contented.
@Shok The big-name titles are too little, too late, and the price cut is actually a really bad thing for them. Such an early price-cut in the electronic device market is terrifying for investors and confusing to consumers: what's wrong with the product? Why was it so over priced? Is it worth the cost now? As much as Nintendo will be scrambling to put a positive spin on it, the simple confusion factor will leave many people just disregarding the possibility. This isn't just an opinion, either. You may not like to hear it, but the company is not doing well right now. Their stock took a huge hit (21%!) just before they announced the price drop and fell even further afterwards. By himself, the former president and what would appear to be highest shareholder Hiroshi Yamauchi lost upwards of 500 million.
With multibillions at back and call, I doubt they are even cose to be in any sort of problems. Sony has been losing much much more last 10 years or so on their gming division. If only Nintendos homeconsoles would do GC levels, they could easily endure that 10 generations or more, because they still have their handheld divisions. Not to forget, even the GC made them profit overall.
I'm just wondering? You guys remember the first ds right? It took like a year and a half for sales to pick up and then the games came flooding in. Lots actually thought the psp was going to keep crushing nintendo. The casuals and the hardcore games are not really there yet plus the 3ds is going up against the ds. Expect this to last almost 2 years. Nintendos flaw was this system did not do any thing for current ds owners in the minds of ds owners. What is funny is if you traded in your ds you already got a $70-80 credit anyway lol. The doom and gloom isn't needed though when 2d Mario doesn't sell then they will be in trouble.
SEGA became INSANELY lazy sometimes terrible developers when they became 3rd party when they had their own console they HAD to try now they don't do much at all how many GOOD games has SEGA THEMSELVES made this gen? all anyone will say is valkrya chronicles because everything else with the SEGA logo someone else makes
Good point most of the stuff has been remakes and rehash because they have been working on a lot of spin offs.
Without ninty Sony will be a world wide powerhouse but I rather see Microsoft leave they contribute little and they won't be missed.
so how you enjoying that good online network microsoft gave you?
why the disagrees? microsoft and XBOX LIVE anyone? id say that is a major contribution its more than anything sony has contributed this gen
For it to happen the 3DS will have to continue to struggle. -->Then Wii U flops --> Then New Handheld flops. . Then Nintendo at that point would have no choice, but I don't see it happening.
It could happen if Wii U flops but I doubt it because Nintendo don't spend as much as Sony and MS does. That's why Nintendo have survived for so long. Their consoles are cheap to make bringing in more profit and of course they make good games.
I think if any developer is at risk of going software only it's Microsoft.
how? they are making money not losing it
i don't think that's going to happen
That wont happen mainly because they are making profit on Xbox 360 and kinect, GeOW 3 and Forza 4 will sell like mad, Kinect is selling like mad with over 10 million sales and because MS is very rich
It's easy to justify Kinect by saying 'but it's sold millions' but where are the games? Will people be looking back on Kinect 10 years from now saying 'Oh man lets bust out the kinect to play that amazing game' I don't think so, Kinect is headed for the junkyard.
I wish Sega would re-enter the console market, it'd probably force them to develop new entries of their classic hits from yesteryear. At this point, they have been relying on safe games, they haven't brought much to the table this generation. Aside from Bayonetta and Vanquish, sega has had moderate success. Playing it safe is probably best for a company that has seen more downs than ups in the last few years. Thank you for creating the saturn and the dreamcast, they embellished my childhood.
Nintendo and Sega should team up. And Sega games will only be on Nintendo consoles. And they can make games together
SEGA is not what it used to be. I don't think that even Nintendo can do much to save them.
A Miyamoto produced Sonic game could and would sell millions
1) Nintendo has made nothing but profit for 20 years 2) They are still making profit on the 3ds. From the last forecast 93.3 billion yen And what?
Er, they just made a massive loss....
Your lack of knowledge is frightening http://www.nintendo.co.jp/i... 93.3 billion yen in sales, the 3ds exceeded sales expectations No wonder n4g is considered a laughing stock.
I agree, there are so many blogs on this site now, the quality has taken a downward spiral. Look at the quality of the article. It is poorly written, and the information contained therein is manipulative.
Wishful thinking does not make truth, Stealth, and you said something about lack of knowledge? http://www.nytimes.com/2011... They slashed their profit forecast by 80%. The company posted a loss of 25.5 billion yen (about 327 million). Their stock fell more than 20 percent. I'm not saying I'm thrilled or am getting my tap shoes for some near-future cemetery-dancing, but the company is having serious problems right now.
Why link to something that proves I am right? 'thus the operating loss was 37.7 billion yen, ordinary loss was 42.5 billion yen, and net loss was 25.5 billion yen.'. It's all there at the top of page 3. Thanks! http://www.nintendo.co.jp/i...
Stealth, you're all out of bubbles: I guess hitting Disagree is all you can do... PS, not related, but I hate this DELL laptop. Never buying DELL again.
"No more Friend Codes! Not to mention the improvement in the graphics. The Legend of Zelda would look amazing!" Hey Mr. Article Writer, you do realize that the Wii U got announced, right?
Yeah, and do you know what exactly the WiiU will contain? And if their online play is "free" it might be as functional as the PS3, which stinks compared to XBox Live. Until more information on the WiiU is released and more than a controller that looks like a Leap Frog is being displayed I'm standing by what I said.
You're citing things that can factually be achieved on Nintendos next console. Saying that PSN stinks in comparison to Xbox Live is a completely different argument, not to mention it being invalid in some respects. Better luck next time.
Nintendo is one of the honest companies in the world, They will tell the truth if their product has failed (for example 3DS... So I guess if they become a Software publisher, I'm pretty sure that they will support sony first because... you know now!!! japan japan
Nintendo would be a very successful software company. Mario/Zelda/Donkey Kong games already sell millions on one platform, imagine having games on multiple platforms. Having said that, I like Nintendo hardware because they always bring something fresh and new to the market, so I don't want them to become software-exclusive developers.
Microsoft, sony and Nintendo are all going to go softwsre only. Which one depends on who your the fanboy for. If it's sony it's microsoft and nintendo, if it's nintendo, re-assuredly Sony and microsoft are going multiplat ect ect ect. It is ridiculous to think either of the three are going to develop for any other consoles. Particularly Nintendo. You can't base anything off sales in mid summer. Mid summer sales suck across the board. It was pretty shocking to see nintendo do what they did, but it will all pay off during the holidays particularly with no competition from the now delayed Vita. (which was likely delayed for the competitive price point and because it was coming out with even less big titles then 3ds did.) The year Nintndo does poorly during the holidays is the year nintendo goes multiplatform. Good luck with that fanboys.
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