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Nintendo needs content, reason why profits are falling

Nintendo DPad writes:
"Iwata has recently commented on Nintendo's earning reports released yesterday. However, the reason why profits are falling as well as the reason why the price cut wasn't a huge boost was because of content."

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Product3273d ago

Man it is true that Nintendo software line up this year has been a drab affair. Last year was way better software wise, Wii Fit, Mario Kart, Brawl, Animal Crossing. This year it has been Punch-Out!! and Wii Sports Resort.

New Super Mario Bros will be huge, but it is odd Nintendo didn't have anything for the spring time released.

snipermk03273d ago

Like hell yea Nintendo needs content!!

mal_tez923273d ago

Smash Brothers Brawl and Zelda are the only real good ones, I do play a lot of SSBB. Mario Kart Wii was disappointing, and I hate mini games like Wii Sports.

For adult gamers, the Wii offers nothing in terms of violent killing games.

mikeslemonade3273d ago

Unless it's Mario I probably will not play it cause it's not HD. The game could be a 9 and I won't play it.

rockleex3273d ago

Not that I wanted it, but we all knew it was going to happen.

ChickeyCantor3273d ago

Its hilarious,
Cause Back in the GCN/N64 days developers cried that it was impossible to compete with Nintendo's games on their own system. Now Nintendo is giving them so much time that even now they suck balls.( with a few exceptions)

The only B/tch move Nintendo makes is when they announce a game shortly before its release date.

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Alcon Caper3273d ago

With the bank that they're sitting on, I think they can afford to somewhat abandon the current system and invest their earnings into R&D for the next Nintendo console.

With their profits "falling" at least they're still making a profit...

...unlike some consoles.

Product3273d ago

People forget that a whole lot of R&D went into making the Wii remote. A lot more than people think actually. I have a feeling if Wii 2 ever comes along, the R&D will be mostly in the interface and ease of use rather than the GPU or CPU.

Check out the Iwata ask on the Wii remote, very interesting read.

ChickeyCantor3273d ago (Edited 3273d ago )

" the R&D will be mostly in the interface and ease of use "

That step has already been done, Nintendo will focus on the wii-mote system and improve on that. But since huge research is already done on that matter, they can now put some money on the console specs.

But you can bet on it that they will go for a 250 price anyway, so they will just wait till tech drops its price thats similar to the Ps3's hardware and create a powerful system for less.

The more they get into advanced motion controller, it will become more likely that they will need to upgrade their hardware to a new level.

jakethesnake3272d ago

I don't think that Nintendo can afford to abandon the wii yet to focus on R&D. By doing that they will essentially concede to the PS3 and 360 and when the follow up to the wii comes out a lot of people will remember the wii only for it smaller catalog and lack of support. They need to go out with a bang by pumping out some quality games so that the aftertaste of the wii is pleasant.

Product3272d ago

@sidar
"But you can bet on it that they will go for a 250 price anyway, so they will just wait till tech drops its price thats similar to the Ps3's hardware and create a powerful system for less.
The more they get into advanced motion controller, it will become more likely that they will need to upgrade their hardware to a new level."

You have to understand that Nintendo will see motion controls as a red ocean up to the launch of the Wii2 or whatever they call it. Nintendo will create something new neither are doing. Motion control tech wil get better, but will not be the main focus for the next system.

Remember Nintendo actually wanted the Wii at "under $200" at launch, but couldn't due to cost. Motion controls will be old news once Nintendo creates whatever they create that influences the market.

ChickeyCantor3272d ago (Edited 3272d ago )

yes but as the NES pad changed into a SNES/SEGA pad into a PS1 pad etc etc...i think The Wii-mote will stay for a while.
They've already established a new type of controller.
Of course they will do some research for new types of interfaces, but it seems like the Wii-mote is pretty versatile in what it does.
The attachment bay seems ideal for other types of controllers as well.

Even sony has a wand now.

Don't forget; the wii-mote is very popular among the so called casual crowd.

Product3272d ago

No, no, I dont mean the wii remote wont stay i mean it will not be the center of attention next console.

ChickeyCantor3272d ago

O...thats what i said too xD

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ReaperXL73273d ago

Maybe next time Nintendo will learn that you need to keep your fans happy to stay on top, because the mass market goes with the trends.

When a trend starts to die out with the Masses, and you've done almost nothing but piss off your fans for the past 3 years your bound to end up in a bad spot.

Fierce Musashi3273d ago (Edited 3273d ago )

I'm sorry, but if you know anything about current and upcoming Wii games you would know there are more core/hardcore Nintendo titles than stuff like Wii sports.

The reason we get like 2 Zelda, Metroid, and Mario games a gen is for the fans. The very people you say Nintendo isn't making "happy". And believe it or not, the actual fans (not fake asses) can't get enough of those core titles.

na-no-nai3273d ago

i beg to differ. i been a fan since i was really young but how many will actually abandon nintendo for good??

i think what they did was great. beside lots of parents buy it for there kids

ndpad3273d ago

More games on Wii should be like Mario Kart, great for core and casuals both.

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