It's nice to see there's at least one Japanese company that can monetise consumers' desire to play games.
Another article that didn't say much. I could say, well, um, actually Nintendo has very much been doing that for 30+ years in the video games business. As we have seen companies come and go, they are still here. Regardless of the performance of the Wii U, the company is rock solid as always. 10 billion (USD) in the coffers and around 5 billion in more liquid assets. Nintendo is perfectly sound and will be for the foreseeable future.
People complain that they want Nintendo to make mobile games, then when they do, they complain again. There definately is a bias on this site, especially when you can see the headlines of some of these articles that get approved.
"Sony has been counting the cash on its long-standing portfolio of games and games consoles." Wiiu's top 5 selling games all sold more than the best selling playstation 4 exclusive with less than half the install base... Sony's Money comes from third party and charging people to play online.
With no third party games and few releases on Wiiu that wouldnt surprise me lol they have no competition on their console, thats nothing to brag about, its actually the oppossite. By the way those five top selling which include Mario kart 8 and super mario world came out years ago and Uncharted 4 is set to overtake most of them by next year lol. Tlou Remastered has sold close to 5 million, Uncharted 4 well over 3 million, Bloodborne close or over 3 million, infamous and killzone 2 or more million and so many other games killing it in the software front for Sony whether it be first party or third party. Idk what your talking about but sales show Sony is raking in the dough from software sales as well. Yes ps plus and console sales contribute alot but please dont discount their software sales which is a driving force in all the npd and software sale charts. I dont see what you have proven? You insinuated Sony software and exclusive ips arent a major profit factor for Sony and your completely wrong. Furthermore idc what major release would have come out during UC4 release Nintendo or not it wouldnt have touched it. Will be same way when GT releases which usually is a mega beast besides last release. Again with Wiiu those titles didnt have competition on their console because games have been far and few with many dry spells, on the other hand Sony games contend with tons Of third parties, other games and still sell good and make profit. Sony software is killing it on all fronts.
"but please dont discount their software sales which is a driving force in all the npd and software sale charts" Unless a major Nintendo game is releasing that week. My point still stands to prove the article wrong. What about those 3ds games too, The article says "Nintendo" not "Wiiu". Uncharted will never pass Pokemon or Animal crossing in sales, i doubt it will pass Mario and Mario kart like you suggested. Also if we are talking about One game's sales over two platforms like TLOU, then expect the gap to get Wider once the NX releases and probably has Smash bros NX. Third party competition is no excuse, It's Sony's fault for not advertising their games. Or are you telling me that Watch dogs is better than uncharted 4? so much so that it sold 3x what UC4 did?
Sony has more 3rd party friends than snubby Ninty
The article is just about how Sony is doing better than expected, with a quick bashing of Nintendo for hits.
Apparently there is too much hype for the xbox right now so now they've turned to bashing Nintendo instead. The media bias toward Sony creates the best PR in the business.
And at the end of the day what does any us accomplished with this "victory"? NOT A DAMN THING. This is the most disgusting gen thus far! What the fuck happened to gaming? Sure we had our console debates but it was always civil and the main focus was always about the games. Now a days, all people care about are specs , resolution, and who sold the most. And lets not forget non-related gossip about people we'll never even meet, Sounding like a bunch of messy ass hens at a Tupperware party! These "journalist" are just exploiting people with their shameless pandering to console warrior fanboys who care not for the games but for the bragging rights of who made the "right choice". At the end of the day why the fuck should you care THAT MUCH? Apparently no one has anything worth playing because people are far to busy arguing about games they don't own or care about. SMDH
Lol I'm to busy playing MH generation and tokyo marrage
Sooooooo let me see if I get this right. Nintendo's value rise up because Pokemon Go, until investors found thaye weren't the ones making the game, and then Nintendo's value went down. So, because of that, Sony -somehow- teached Nintendo a lesson. Look, I have nothing against Sony, but their fans are the worst, thay cant find a way to glorify the PlayStation brand without making others look bad. As a response of that: Then Nintendo showed Sony how to make a franchise. There has been 20 years of Pokemon, and a product with their image sold and it's selling like hot cakes -I know it's free, still lots of people buy thing with real money. You get the point-, something Sony can't even dream to achieve; it doesn't matter how hard they try, they wont be to make a franchise as succesful as Pokemon EVER. Both sides can learn something one from another. And, if we're talking about consoles... shall we start a discussion about handhelds?
Unfortunately it's just how the world works. Anybody that has held a job for an extended time can tell you there is 2 ways to get ahead, you bash others to make yourself look better, or you get ahead based on your own merits. The sad part of this is Sony, MS, and Ninty could easily get by just on the quality of their gaming, but their media chooses to bash others to hold it in a better light.
LOL. Why are gamers writing about the profits of a company "schooling" another company? Shouldn't they write about how great the games are and how successful the games are? This says everything about the state of gaming today. Poor. I remember when gamers used to talk about great games, what made great games great, and what they would like to see in their next favourite game. Not company profits.
Welcome to the new era of gaming where we don't actually discuss games but ridicule others for picking the least powerful/popular hardware. Personal tastes and experience be damned. Sad days ahead in this community
The article has nothing to do with the title. This is just about financial results. Since Nintendo only makes games, I doubt they underestimate the value of gaming.
Fanboy fight bait, this will keep the mod/mod's busy.
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