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Nintendo Won't Be The Next Sega and Why You Should Buy Shares

(IndustryGamers) Nintendo has been one of the worst performing stocks in the Japanese equity markets this year. They are coming off their worst year in 30 years. They actually lost money for a full year. This is either a rare opportunity to buy the Big N at trough valuations, or this is the end of the company as we know it. Investor sentiment indicates that most people believe Nintendo is doomed just like Sega, Nokia, or even Research in Motion.

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jacksonmichael2217d ago

Because buy low, sell high...? But really, they've been around for hundreds of years... I think they'll last a while longer. I doubt they'll be around after the death of Miyamoto, though... Ever think about that, guys? We're young - he probably won't outlast us. What'll happen then?

zerocrossing2217d ago

Well they'll probably keep making his games, but I doubt the quality will still be the same :/

Nintendo will keep going but, I seriously think they're going to have to make some changes to their business practises sooner or later, because they've been up setting their core consumers for a long time now.

donniebaseball2217d ago

Miyamoto is 58 (about to be 59). He *seems* to be in good health, and I would guess that he'd work at least another 10 years, and I'm sure Nintendo will give him massive flexibility in his work schedule if he needs it and want to keep working with them.

Also, Miyamoto gets the credit for everything, but he's got many designers working with him who are quite talented. Nintendo won't be the same, but it won't kill them. What's more likely to kill them is their stubbornness to adapt to new trends and technologies.

TOO PAWNED2217d ago

Nintendo will go the same way Sega went. But it will still take many many years, maybe 10, 15.

colonel1792217d ago (Edited 2217d ago )

I wish the went the Sega way. A lot of people love their franchises, but how many are willing to actually buy their console for them?

I want a new Zelda, Mario, Metrioid, Pikimin, Starfox, etc but I don't want to buy a Wii U. It would have to prove to be better that a PS4 or Xbox 3 for me to buy one, but we all know it won't.

THe best solution is to go third party.

pedo_across-the-road2217d ago

So for your own selfish gain you want hundreds of people to become jobless.

dark-hollow2217d ago

"how many are willing to buy their console for them"

Well, it just 88 million and counting.

You can hate sll you want but you can't disagree with fact that nintendo is here to stay, at the moment at least.

dark-hollow2217d ago (Edited 2217d ago )

Surviving for 25 years which is about four times the lifespan of the xbox brand and double the lifespan of the playstation family.

why people are acting like nintendo in trouble?
Yes you can have your OPINION but saying that nintendo is falling after DOMINATING both the handheld market and the console market in this gen hardware sales AND software sales is a solid fact

Hicken2217d ago

Probably because, economically, they ARE in trouble. For all their system sales, they didn't make a butt-load of money.

Squatch832217d ago

They have been around A LOT longer than 25 years... Since 1889 in fact. They have been in a worse state before...

BrightFalls762217d ago

Maybe it's because I'm 35 now and have been around literally since the launch of the first NES but I am just worn out on Nintendo. The last time I was excited for Mario or Zelda was on the N64, for me that was the height of my Nintendo fandom. I tried with Gamecube and Wii but I just couldn't do it.

@Too Pawned, I tend to agree that it will be many years down the road but I see a character like Mario turning into the next Sonic.

hotrider122217d ago

Nentindo could save themselves if they use SNES portfolio of games on wii U or wii.

Qwerty912217d ago

I loved this article. I found it a refreshing look at Nintendo I havn't seen covered before. Great stuff!

banner2217d ago

Yes it was a good read...

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