Is Nintendo Abandoning The Console Business?

CheatCC Says: "I think it's probably safe to assume that Nintendo has been disappointed by the Wii U's performance, but some of the publisher's recent decisions have many gamers speculating about Nintendo’s future in the console industry."

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PopRocks3592074d ago

Considering the amount of Wii U games to be shown at E3, my answer is no.

zeal0us2074d ago

Considering that if Nintendo announced they were abandon the console business their stocks would drops. Not saying Nintendo wouldn't recover but this late into the game would quite risky to do something of that nature.

I know some people might say oh but Sega did it and survived. Sure but times were different then compared to now and not only that Sega previous console(Saturn) before the Dreamcast had perform poorly. It only attribute to Sega's debt at the tine.

Nintendo previously console the Wii sold phenomenally and made Nintendo a ton of $$$. Abandoning the console business because of their current console is selling as well they thought it would, would be silly.

PopRocks3592074d ago (Edited 2074d ago )

The GCN is one of the lowest selling major consoles in history and yet that console was profitable. Care to explain why that didn't end their hardware run right then and there?

Also Sega had a string of nasty hardware failures that cost them a ton of money. Nintendo had no such string and most, if not all of their consoles have been profitable (the only notable exception being the Virtual Boy).

zeal0us2074d ago (Edited 2074d ago )

You just answer your own question

"The GCN is one of the lowest selling major consoles in history and yet that console was profitable"

Why would they dropout if their console was profitable?

PopRocks3592074d ago (Edited 2074d ago )

Yes, I know. It was a rhetorical question lol.

All the facts point away from such a move from Nintendo. Their consoles make them more money. It's simply a good business strategy at the end of the day.

3-4-52074d ago

This article writer should abandon the pen/ typing.

SpiralTear2074d ago

Is the author's name/title even on the page? I can't find it among the labyrinth of ads and graphics.

StraightPath2074d ago (Edited 2074d ago )

lool the writer should abandon journalism.

Nintendo is coming from one of the most successful consoles ever the Nintendo Wii, with a portfolio of great success in the handheld market which is continuing with the 3DS and with one of the best selling games of all time which include likes of Mario and the most selling game of all time Wii sports.

People forgetting that the PS3 had a disastrous launch and also the 360 did not do that well in their early days either.

Seriously some articles and fan boys are the worst of the bunch and have very short memory in regarding console launches.

Did you know in the first week in the USA the Wii U sold

400,000 units in the first week?

compared to the first TWO weeks

PS3 - 197,000 units
XBOX 360 - 326,000 units

Wii u sold much more in the first week then both PS3 and Xbox 360 when they launched which took them two weeks.

Wii U is launching into a more challenging market than the PS3 and 360 were back in 2006 and 2007 that is why sales haven't been as good. But compared to other systems launch is sure is doing better.

Remember the doom articles of PS3? Remember the doom articles of 3DS? look were the 3DS is now. Put those idiots to shame.

Wii U is taking off slow but I really hope it will take off soon and has many games too.

dumb ass fan boys.

unapersson2074d ago

It did do well in in the first week, but the drop off since then has been more dramatic. Not to say they can't recover, but these comparisons with early last gen sales seem to avoid a lot of the detail (comparing just the first week, that the PS3 was supply constrained and not a worldwide release). How do the cumulative sales compare?

CalvinKlein2074d ago

Well the gamecube and n64 didnt sell That many but they kept going. WiiU can easily sell more than those and 3ds is doing really good. Last gen tons of consoles were sold. NIntendo wont repeat the success of the wii, but they will still be continuing doing good if they can sell 50 million+ WIIUs. It would be alot better than gamecube and n64 did.

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Neonridr2074d ago

my god, why do these articles even exist? Nintendo has enough money to have like 5 failed consoles in a row. You know that once the first party titles roll around the console will start to sell and they will make plenty of money.

Will Sony abandon the console business? Will Microsoft? Not likely. Nintendo has been around as long as both Sony and Microsoft put together, they know what they are doing.

PopRocks3592074d ago

"my god, why do these articles even exist?"

Hits and clicks.

memots2074d ago

is this the ps3 all over?

Why are people so hellbent on something failing??

Root2074d ago

When the Wii U gets at least 3 years in, turn themselfs around YET STILL get negative articles then it will be a PS3 thing all over again

WeAreLegion2074d ago

The PS3 never sold poorly. It has been outpacing the 360 since launch.

memots2074d ago (Edited 2074d ago )

WeArelegion since you just joined this site ( 02 Nov 2012 )

Let me explain. The ps3 has had doom article for many many many years. even until recently. It has become kinda of a running joke, Even to this day there are still some people trying their best to make people believe that "it teh fail" Teh dooommmmzz

Even we all know the reality is that ps3 worldwide is way ahead of their direct competition the x360.

thaimasker2074d ago

No but because of Smart phones and the current extremely slow start of the 3DS they are abandoning handhelds( Average 2011 article)

SpiralTear2074d ago (Edited 2074d ago )

Every one of these articles says the same stuff, with the same justifications and the same reactions from N4G.

If you're going to write an article about this completely overused and monotonous topic, be creative and try to justify your argument in a new and much more interesting way. Don't use the same arguments involving EA support, the lack of a major E3 press conference for Nintendo, or whatever you consider to be "a real reason." Otherwise, you could just read the same thing elsewhere.

And don't use the whole "mobile market" iOS/Android excuse. That's old too.

Outside_ofthe_Box2074d ago (Edited 2074d ago )

I wish a lot more people on here had this mentality. It's so annoying seeing the same thing over and over again on here.

Same article with the same topic just with a different author and website attached to it. So tired of these lazy "journalists" just trying to capitalize on a hot topic. Bring something new to the discussion. People need to stop blindly approving articles just because they meet the bare minimum/basic criteria of approval.

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