Will the Wii U doom Nintendo?

"Do people still care about Nintendo? The company that once dominated the market in terms of console sales and exclusive franchises has hit a bit of a wall lately. Flummoxed by dismal sales numbers, Nintendo’s CEO, Satoru Itawa, told CNBC that it’s a direct result of Nintendo’s poor marketing campaign. “We are to blame,” he said."

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o-Sunny-o1945d ago

Poor Nintendo. I hope the hired people can help produce more game titles.

reynod1945d ago

Times have changed ever since the Wii, Nintendo platform is increasingly dependent on 1st party games. Nintendo platforms hardly see any multiplat games.

The new big 3 that receive all the multiplats are Xbox, PC and PS.

thaimasker1945d ago

This isn't anything new Its been like that since the N64.

Nintendo consoles are always heavily reliant on Nintendo games. They haven't had good 3rd party support since the SNES.

BullyMangler1945d ago (Edited 1945d ago )

Life ain't about games games games < fact

Plus, Nintendo is where they dreamt to be, at the TOP (:

LOL_WUT1945d ago (Edited 1945d ago )

Well Nintendo's DREAMS will soon fade away if they don't come up with something quick. ;)

BullyMangler1945d ago

( LOL_wut )

because nintendo doesnt know what they are doing, so they have to come up with something quick?

riiite . . they wait for sony or microsoft to call the shots (;

kreate1945d ago

Now that nintendo is the only console w free online, I want it to succeed.

But no cartoony games plz...

Rearden1945d ago

No. Nintendo has enough cash to last them 10 years at the current rate. The Wii U could fail, and they could introduce a whole new console next year, have it fail, and they'll still be fine (cash wise).

TheEnigma3131945d ago

Its not as simple as you make it sound.

DarkBlood1945d ago

true, they arent in danger at least not in thier own country

Drainage1945d ago (Edited 1945d ago )

yea because their investors want to see them losing millions every year for 2 consoles. LOL if the wii u fails and they dont show improvements in 6-7 years for next next gen, they are done. I lol when people think they can just lose billions just because they have the money

thaimasker1945d ago

No one is saying that they can or want to just lose millions for the next 30 years and not be hurt. Just that they can afford a few failures without being doomed and can always make a comeback...which they have always done with previous years and previous failures

thaimasker1945d ago

Did the virtual boy doom nintendo?
Its silly to think that one console failure can doom nintendo when they can lose 200 mil a year for decades and still not be broke.

If the Wii U does fail long term then they can make another console and it'll be like it never happened.

diepdiep1945d ago

I'm getting tired of these articles popping up.

mydyingparadiselost1945d ago

Same here, this is a topic that has been covered everyday since like a month before the WiiU even came out.

leemass241945d ago (Edited 1945d ago )

yer i thought these were gaming sites you know where you post stories about games and reviews/previews, not doom and gloom and its going to fail because its not as powerful and it doesnt have all the 3rd party support......... man im getting sick of seeing storys like these i try not to read them but some times i just like the read the rubbish they put.

paulcek1945d ago

I really hate all this Nintendo is doomed stuff. People have been predicting this since the N64 days. Even if the Wii U fails, they still have the recently successful 3DS and lots of other money. As for Nintendo becoming irrelevant. No one really knows. But people still love to play their games.

I know people say Mario gets old, but what if you're a new gamer recently introduced to mario? Let's say Mario Galaxy was the first 3D mario game you picked up. How old is it to you? There's always some sort of audience for Nintendo.

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