Nintendo: Will They Rise Again?

While the Italian plumber is still adored by gamers far and wide, he’s not enough to save Nintendo from modern advances in gaming. To be fair, Nintendo’s been dealt bob-ombs left and right. The company’s Wii U gaming system has only just sold 10 million copies, their iron rock Satoru Iwata passed away this summer, and they failed to make Interbrand’s 2015 list of the 100 Best Global Brands. The list is a huge deal as only the most profitable and malleable companies make the list. Nintendo’s lack of malleability has pushed them off the list for the first time since 2001.

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Wellsy4871271d ago

Yes they will rise again. They made a fortune on the Wii and 3DS, even if they have another dud console they will still be fine

suckingeggs1271d ago

Another did console and they will be fine?

NX is facing a uphill battle.. Nintendo has failed to move with the times and it's come back to bite them in the ass just like how blackberry failed to move with the times and let apple usher in a new ecosystem..

If the NX fails Nintendo will go the way of Sega..sure you can say handheld consoles will be there saving grace but smart phones are eating into that market rapidly,with phones already more powerful than the DS..and smartphone tech is growing rapidly scarily so in fact.

NX has to be a success or Nintendo will become a software only company..

They cannot take another Wii u situation

wonderfulmonkeyman1271d ago

They won't become software only, NX or no NX.
Their life-blood is in making consoles, and with all the profits coming in from other sectors, it will take more than the NX failing to push them away from making a new one.

They've been in consoles for over a hundred years.
Anyone thinking one failure is all it will take to make them drop out, with all the money they've got behind them, is just fooling themselves.XD

Nintendo has already said that they usually start working on ideas for their next console as soon as their latest one releases, anyways.XD

SCARE-KRO1271d ago (Edited 1271d ago )


They've been in consoles for over a hundred years?
You mean business, right?

Angeljuice1271d ago (Edited 1271d ago )


It's not just about money. Nintendo launching another failed console after the WiiU would diminish their importance in the gaming market even further.

You can have as much money in the bank as you like, if nobody cares about your products, why continue to make them?

Nintendo have been in business for over 100 years, they have been making consoles for the past 30+ years. They have survived by changing their business model when circumstances change and taking risks on new markets.

If the NX fails, who is to say they won't start making electric cars or washing machines (they've had pretty diverse interests in the past).

Fireseed1271d ago

Wait, they fell? Sure Wii U has been so-so but I'd hardly say Nintendo has gone to the depths of Atari.

Persistantthug1271d ago

The Wii U has not been "so-so"......The Wii U has been a TREMENDOUS flop.

And Personally, I don't think the NX is going to even be a traditional console......I think it's going to be a hybrid (handheld with TV out).

If the NX fails, then I truly believe Nintendo may exit hardware altogether.
Nintendo really needs to start figuring out how to make dramatic changes to its policies and overall stubbornness.

And no offense to Nintendo fans, but Nintendo needs NOT to listen to you. Why? because it's clear there aren't enough of you to make Nintendo successful. They needs to listen to people like myself (I derided and belittled the Wii U several months before launch and predicted the Wii U's failure) because I don't want to see an unsuccessful Nintendo........I'm simply trying to give them TOUGH LOVE.

skydragoonityx1271d ago

Nintendo needs a green mushroom

captainexplosion1271d ago

Short answer: No.
Long answer: Nope.

Pillsbury11271d ago

If they are able to restore 3rd part relations and grow their fan base even larger. They have some of the most coveted ip's and they need to dig in that war chest to come back strong.

They have proven they can comeback before, look at the GameCube.

Persistantthug1268d ago

What do you mean "look at the GameCube"?

The gamecube was last place in the 6th generation (excluding Dreamcast).

Pillsbury11268d ago (Edited 1268d ago )

Exactly what you said the GameCube was in last place and they came back with the wii with the strongest sales ever. That would classify it as a comeback, would you not concur?

Persistantthug1268d ago

Yes.......the Wii did exceptionally well......

As a fad.

The Wii U is a show of Nintendo's actual ain't good, Pillsbury1, because when fads fade, they crash hard.

Pillsbury11267d ago (Edited 1267d ago )

Regardless if it was a fad or not it was one of the best selling consoles of all time.

Yes the wii u's sales show that people don't like underpowered consoles with a tablet as a controller.

Going back to my original argument, nintendo has a history of making comebacks from shortfalls. ie. Virtual boy, GameCube and 3ds. (3ds because when it launched the numbers where really low)

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