Nintendo Co. has reported record breakng eShop income
Wow massive sales..plus retail games are doing well considering the low install base.
DAMN! That is rather impressive for a company who is doomed or not with the times..
if this doesn't put a bug in their ass about online importance, i dont know what will
Miyamoto said online was important in 3D World not Nintendo in general. Cause he work Luigi Mansion Dark Moon and it has online
I'm debating still if I should get a wii u, the new bundle with SMB is enticing and comes with the additional lugi DLC for $299
Well the Wii U certainly has some interesting games and SMBU might not be the most innovating entry in the series, but its certainly a solid entry. Super Luigi U also has a fair bit of value, so I suggest seeing what BF offers and then possibly getting it.
in a 1,or 2 yrs nintendo should test the waters with a all digital 3ds, and maybe put a oled screen on it and call it a 3ds premium. the sooner nintendo gets out from under the boot of physical retail sellers the better.
I don't see either of those things happening. First off, for Nintendo, it's never been about the sexy hardware(you could make arguments for SNES and GCN). Second, a Nintendo experience is a FAMILY experience. Sure, Nintendo would love to sell every system an individual, non-transferrable copy of a game, but selling one hard copy that's passed amongst siblings is still better than no sale at all. My son is almost one, and I know that I'll buy a 2DS for him right at the end of the system's life cycle. You better believe that I'll be purchasing ALL games on cards from now until then.
I don't think nintendo will transfer completely to digital download in the foreseeable future, but i also wouldn't count out the possibility of a all digital 3ds or even wii u if there digital sales continue to grow. if you can cut out the the physical retailer, lower manufacture cost, lower shipping cost& make a larger profit why wouldn't you. the worst case scenario for a 3ds premium wouldn't even be as bad the psp go. sony killed that thing before it even launched by not supporting sd cards or micro sd cards& not releasing all there games digitally, but nintendo would never have any of those problems. sony to this day is killing there current handheld by still refusing to support sd cards. 3DS PREMIUM- oled screen as big or bigger then 3ds xl, no game card slot or sd card slot, but supports micro sd cards. (CLASS 10 32GB MICRO SD CARDS ARE SELLING FOR AS LOW AS $20 NOW)
maybe nintendo should also think about one day releasing a wii u without a optical drive.
I anticipated the success of Nintendo's digital distribution and eShop(from my own newly acquired behavior of downloading Wii U and 3DS games more often and seeing others do the same on Miiverse), but not at this huge magnitude, I believe that Nintendo's wizardry in keeping the file sizes of their games at an unbelievably small footprint combined with the timeless quality and addictiveness of their 1st party titles are the two biggest factors for this success; this might lead Nintendo to consider transitioning completely to digital distribution only in their next console/handheld cycle.
Do you expect them to be the first out the gate in 100% digital console / handheld, when to this day, their digital content is still tied to the hardware? I love Nintendo, but I think that first they need to address that issue before thinking about going 100% digital. And even then, I don't think their next console would be digital only, internet is still a luxury in a lot of parts in the world and I don't see that changing completely in about 6 or 7 years.
I guess whoever disagreed doesn't want Nintendo to be better. Ok, then.
Hi Dani, I said "this MIGHT lead Nintendo TO CONSIDER transitioning completely to digital distribution only in their NEXT console/handheld cycle" and I specifically mentioned Nintendo and I didn't say that they will be the "first" out of the gate, who knows what other companies are thinking. going 100% digital may help Nintendo jump over the broken bridges with retailers in the US. I also believe "untie-ing" digital content from hardware is in the works following these results, and it can be done with a software patch/upgrade. Is it my personal preference? No, I still love my physical copies along with digital downloads, but as I said, these positive results may initiate future reactions and plans.
I just agreed with your post!
Gotcha. I misread your post. Now that you put it more clearly to me, yeah, I agree with you.
Well this shows that the system has life o it - just more so digital than physical. That's good, considering it's small install base and limited (included) space.
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