Saving Nintendo

Nintendo has faced difficulties in the recent years with slumping sales and falling third party support. Is there a way for them to turn it around? Nintendo already has plans in the works. But if they do two more simple things, they would have a much better chance at succeeding

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DanManDantheMan2304d ago

Nintendo doesn't need saving.

MichaelZack2304d ago

Iwata, president of Nintendo, would disagree with you, as he's taking steps to save the failing Wii U and change the course of the company.

DanManDantheMan2304d ago (Edited 2304d ago )

Wii U isn't Nintendo. But I guess I'm not too sure what kind of writing quality I expected out of this site. Nintendo itself is fine thanks to the fact that every single platform they made was profitable with others having huge success, such as the 3DS right now.

Wii U is just a flat tire that's having a hard time reinflating. It's not taking down the company with it.

MichaelZack2304d ago


Take a look at the article for yourself

DanManDantheMan2304d ago (Edited 2304d ago )

Yes, it was not a good read. It was especially hard to watch you refer to the Wii U as Nintendo repeatedly.

RPG_Lover2304d ago (Edited 2304d ago )

Nintendo does not need saving. This guys "articles" if you even want to call them that, are terrible. Devoid of fact, reason, and worse of all substance.

Just terribly written. Sensationalized headline.

I will give one example why this article is beyond hope

"I felt they abandoned their core gamer market with the Nintendo Wii"

So is that why the Wii saw

Fire Emblem
Sin and punishment 2
Punch out

Because they abandoned the core?

FYI, Nintendo put more core titles on Wii than any console they had previously supported. THAT is fact.

I also love it how this stupid article compares Nintendo to other companies not nearly in the same position as them to try and rationalize his ridiculous arguement.

MichaelZack2304d ago (Edited 2304d ago )

Nintendo was the one who talked about how they abandoned their core market by no longer targeting them in their marketing plan. Take a look at the documents for yourself. I included them for a reason.

Edit for RPG_Lover: No marketing plan would ever say "we abandoned our core market." The point of a marketing plan is to target a specific group. When that group is no longer targeted, they are not being specifically addressed.

RPG_Lover2304d ago (Edited 2304d ago )

Nintendo never said "we abandoned their core market" EVER.

Not making them the singular priority in the marketing plan does not mean "we abandonded" the core market.

And even if they said that. The REALITY of the situation was much much different.

Nintendo achieved there highest sales ever of core titles, catering more of there output to the core.

Mario titles sold more, Zelda sold more, smash sold more, even freaking fire emblem sold more.

No offense but I will not be able to take anything your site says seriously if you continue on with these bad blogs........

mcstorm2304d ago

@RPG_Lover tbh core gamers is a very small market. If you look at last gen COD was the best selling IP by a long way but that was not because it was a core game. It was because this is the game everyone wanted and enjoyed.

Nintendo IP's sell very well on there own. If you look back at past console sales Nintendo may not of had the most sales in terms of consoles sold but there own IP's have often outsold Sony's and Microsoft's apart form GT and Halo as these are the big named games like Mario Kart is for Nintendo.

Nintendo don't need saving they just need to give the WiiU more ad time. It has a great lineup of games and some of the biggest 3rd party IP's too but all of them need to work together to show what the WiiU version has over the xbox one and PS4 version. For example 2 player on COD one playing on the TV the other on the game pad.

This is Nintendo's biggest issue with the Wiiu right now not the lack of games or power but having it noticed a bit like when the 3DS came out.

JohnHeatz2304d ago

I agree with you on this one mcstorm, however, one issue they might be having is the fact that, due to bad sales on AAA titles, developers aren't that interested in developing games for it. But well, Watch Dogs will be coming to the Wii U some time after its release on every other platform...

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory2304d ago

Actually Pokemon and Mario as whole is Nintendo best-seller.

Jarrettjawn2304d ago

What are Nintendo "core" titles? Are they first party titles? Are they long running brands?

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory2304d ago

Classic 2D + 3D Super Mario + Mario Kart + Mario & Luigi RPG and SMRPG
Donkey Kong Country
The Legend of Zelda
Punch Out!!
Kid Icarus
Srar Fox
Fire Emblem
Advance Wars
Sin & Punishment
Eternal Darkness
Baten Kaitos
Disaster Day of Crisiis
Xenoblade - X
Pandora's Tower
The Last Story
The Wonderful 101
Golden Sun
Custom Robo

Need I list more

Dudebro902304d ago

Another dumb piece with wrong information.

Do some research before you make dumb claims.

eaise2304d ago

Why are articles like this still being approved?
This is the same stupid made up information that has been in the other 100 articles that say "do this to save Nintendo"
Nintendo is not in trouble. It is better financially than either of the other two

randomass1712304d ago

It's the COOL thing to do!

Dunban672304d ago

Well written and much more objective than the blindly obedient Nintendo fans that won t acknowledge the obvious - even hen Nintendo itself does

One thing I don t understand is if a person cares for a console and/ or games company, then why support thier bad decisions and/ or errant direction?

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