NightOfTheLiving8Bit covers Nintendo's beginnings, gaming successes and possibly their losing touch with gaming in general.
I love Nintendo's characters and franchises, and I think very highly of their game developers. That said, their business chumps, who keep releasing ancient hardware at a premium pricetag, and throwing 10 zillion new add-ons and gimmicks at us each year... I'm okay with that business model flopping, and changing the industry for the better. That is...as long as Mario and Zelda are saved from the consequences somehow, I am fine with Nintendo's current business model exploding, because I despise it. Mario must survive, though. If Mario dies, it needs to be Bowser who lands the fatal blow, not the NYSE.
Nintendo is ALWAYS doomed, got it? That's what people will always say.
Nintendo have lost me as a customer years ago during the N64 era. I've never looked back but it's mostly because i don't like the games they have. Zelda, Mario, Metrioid just never appealed to me and Ps1 had everything i wanted in a game.
It's funny you say that because its those three games that will always keep me buying Nintendo consoles.
It's ok, i've liked the older super mario games on the nes and nes, it's just they've never been good with third party games as well. So of course i had to look elsewhere.
If they survived Gamecube, they can survive anything.
and the game cube was my favorite. i own every nintendo system even vitualboy
Gamecube was so money. I don't like that it was overshadowed. Best games came from GC. Resident Evil 4, Phantasy Star Online, Metroid Prime, Wind Waker, Eternal Darkness, and the best ghost game of all LUIGI'S MANSION...!!!
I know that RE4 was on the PS2 as well, not sure about the 360. Also Luigi's Mansion is debatable, especially when it is going up against the fatal frame series.
wait what? you left them when they were at arguably their strongest point. OOT was on N64, as well as Mario 64, Smash Bros, Banjo Kazooie, Jetforce Gemini, Goldeneye 007, wrestlemania 200, Perfect Dark, and all kinds of games
how the hell can the leader of the current gen in console sales be doomed? flaimbait article
Well, Sony was the leader last gen and it didn't turn out very well for them this gen. The same could happen to Nintendo next gen. As long as MS doesn't get to be the leader worldwide; that would destroy gaming. Not that I don't like the Xbox, but MS's practices are very dirty and like to keep everyone down (but that's another story).
Sony isn't doomed. Nintendo isn't doomed. What the hell is doomed anyway? Are they going to hell? They sure aren't going out of business any time soon.
I love Nintendo, but they're constantly digging a deeper and deeper hole from one mistake to the next. That being said, some of the mistakes Nintendo has already made so far was quite Obvious; simply because it doesn't take a rocket science to know when not to use a technology that isn't ready for entertainment use. And yes, I m taking about 3D with out glasses.As of now, I blame Nintendo for that making this fatal mistake. Not to mention, the circle Pad is UGLY. And, if you ask me, the circle pad attachment looks like a tumor that needs to be surgically removed from the 3DS's coachwork. I have a bad feeling that the Wii U controller is going to be a failure simply because of the amount of data that needs to be streamed on the fly, with out any hiccups of course. Truth is, I believe the streaming technology during game play is not ready for entertainment use. I mean, Streaming Videos is one thing, but keeping the connectivity intact during game play is another. Now don't fault for thinking negative. But something got the give or Nintendo will end up like the Dreamcast scenario. Nuff said!
Things sure as shit aren't looking good.
Plz nintendo Dont DIE
Yeah Nintendo is doomed. There I said it, happy now? Good, now get the f*ck out doomsday prophet.
Who cares about Nintendo?
The millions of people that buy their products?
The WiiU wiil be the console that relegates Nintendo to becoming a 3rd party Publisher/ Developer like Sega and Capcom. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to see that this is the next Dreamcast.
Thanks for the heads up. When the WiiU becomes successful I'll remember this comment.
a bunch of sheep on this web site.
I hope it is the Next Dreamcast quality wise, because I've yet to see a console surpass it. oh and Happy Birthday Dreamcast
this is complete non-sense, nintendo is doing great, Wii is still selling well, 3DS is doing good job and software wise, they are doing great. don't forget that they made billions from Wii initial crazy sales.
lol everyone is loosing faith in Nintendo all of a sudden.
its the new thing.
After that announcement of a second analog pad accessory for the 3DS I think a lot possible buyers for this system , like myself, will wait a bit longer to just get a 3DS when it comes with a built in 2nd pad stick . In my opinion Nintendo did a huge mistake buy announcing such thing ,specially now, just a bit before the PSVita will pop at Japan 's market . With Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario Land 3D ,Nintendo had a great chance to make a huge shadow into Vita 's launch day. But after the pad accessory thing they just shot then on the right foot :(
The announcement for that accessory will make me sell my 3DS. It is obvious that if they announce it, a new model will be on the way sooner or later, and I don't plan to buy that horrible accessory to play the games and I also don't plan to buy another 3DS. So after Christmas, I will sell it and start saving for the Vita. I gave a chance to Nintendo with the 3DS because I liked the 3D effect, and wanted to play MArio 3D Land, but they are making a lot of mistakes lately. Hopefully they stat doing things right with the Wii U (well they started wrong just choosing that name), but I really want to play a Mario game, Zelda, Metroid, Starfox, F-Zero with PS3 like graphics (although probably after Xbox 3 and PS4 they will look outdated)
Simple answer, No. Where are the signs? DS was a success Wii was a success 3DS - had a rocky start, over priced and crap games at launch but with a price drop it had a sale spike. Also the 1st party games, the system sellers are coming this year, Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7. WiiU isn't even out yet and people are already calling it doomed without knowing much about it. They can make changes you know, since it's not Final, who knows that the controller and console can look totally different at E3 next year.
As long as Nintendo first party studios make games, Nintendo will exist.
Nintendo should hang it up like sega did and make 3rd party games for multiplatforms imo
As gamers, We owe nintendo Everything for revitalized gaming. Sony and microsoft should do that before nintendo does.
Nintendo have some challenging times ahead. The 3DS has had a rocky start but after correcting it, this second slide pad accessory could undo the momentum if Nintendo don't address the market correctly with it. The issue I see with the Wii U is it's largely being launched so 3rd party devs can easily port other games there and sell them more easily to that market. But with MS and Sony; likely to be launching in 2013 or 2014, those developers will shift over to them consoles and Nintendo gain nothing. Are they doomed? Probably not but the next few years will be testing for them.
Nintendo are far from doomed because they are now starting to get the big 3rd party developers back on board which added to the nintendo line up makes it the strongest lineup out of the big 3. Nintendo are not sega and there 1st party name games are what makes nintendo stand out from the rest. They went the last 2 gens without being top and they were still standing and games us some of the best games we have ever seen and thsy did this all on there own. Now with the 3ds and wiiu nintendo have the backing of the big names as well as both core and none core gamers. So to say they are doomed they are far from it they are in the best place to be going into the next consoe and handheld gen. Yes the 3ds is not as poweful as the psv but it was the same with the psp and ds. The same as the wii ps3 and 360 and the gens before have shown that just because you have mote power in the console dose not mean it will sell better. Nintendo will be fine and will be making consoles and games for along time yet.
Nintedndo DOOMED? Yeah right. Legend of Zelda Skysword is coming out along side 20yr collection disc n the new Wii U launching next year.
Is Nintendo doomed? *clicks tab and looks at articles on Skyward sword* *clicks tab and looks at article on DragonQuest X* *clicks tab and looks at article on Kirby* *clicks tab and looks at article on Mario 3D land* *clicks tab and looks at article on Kid Icarus Uprising* *clicks tab and looks at article on Xenoblade* *clicks tab and looks at article on Monster Hunter for 3DS* *clicks tab and looks at article on Professor Layton* *clicks tab and looks at article on 3DS and Wii Sales* *clicks tab and looks at article on Pokémon Rumble Blast* ummm wait, what was the question again?
listen people nintendo is going to be here forever, like it or not, i used to be a big nintendo fan but they lost me with the wii, well actually the gamecube, and if the wii would have been hd i would have been all over it, wii looks like shi* on hd tvs and the wii u is looking good so ill probably be buying it and just wondering does the wii u play wii games?
yes but does not upscale them according to Reggie
people have been saying nintendo is doomed for 20 years. The facts are profit wise they are in the best position out of any company making games.
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