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Adam
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January 21, 2014 10:38:40 PM   

Quote:On one hand it's hard not to feel bad for Nintendo given the current state of things. Everyone knew there was going to be a huge slash on projected sales, but a cut of over 70% on the Wii U? Further sales forecast drop on the 3DS? It's pretty brutal, and reading a few of the reports floating around you would think it was really just the way of the world. Handheld devices like the 3DS now have to compete with ever expanding cell phone apps, and the Xbox One/PS4 put out a lot of pressure this holiday season with their launch. Nintendo was bound to be in a hard place, right? Isn't this an uphill battle?

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January 22, 2014 12:46:33 AM   

Nintendo are weird. They seem to be torn between trying new things and being stuck in the past. They try to be innovative with things like motion control, touch screens and 3D, but they still have that "us vs them" console wars attitude of the 90s. Not to mention their constant rehashing/rereleasing of old IPs (often resulting in games lacking any originality), forever trying to capitalise on people's nostalgia.

I have a lot of issues with Nintendo and with large companies I usually take pleasure in watching them crash and burn but in this case I do hope they'll be able to get their shit together and pull through.

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January 22, 2014 12:33:07 PM   

Somehow Nintendo remains in the game despite inferior technology and it's always been that way. From cartridges vs discs to the Wii's graphics vs PS3 / Xbox graphics, they cater to a certain audience (kids and girlfriends) and it works for them. I guess.

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January 22, 2014 03:52:18 PM   

(January 22, 2014 12:33:07 PM)MyGunzGoBlam Wrote:  Somehow Nintendo remains in the game despite inferior technology and it's always been that way. From cartridges vs discs to the Wii's graphics vs PS3 / Xbox graphics, they cater to a certain audience (kids and girlfriends) and it works for them. I guess.

Until now, apparently. The problem with sticking to your guns like Nintendo has is eventually you will shoot yourself in the foot.

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January 23, 2014 07:20:46 PM   

There is absolutely nothing wrong with Nintento.

They did better than MS or Sony in 2013, by a fair margin

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January 23, 2014 07:21:39 PM   

"Further sales forecast drop on the 3DS? It's pretty brutal"

Not really, not if you actually look at the numbers.

3DS was the number 1 system of 2013.

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January 24, 2014 03:24:40 AM   

(January 23, 2014 07:20:46 PM)stealth Wrote:  There is absolutely nothing wrong with Nintento.

They did better than MS or Sony in 2013, by a fair margin

I hope you have a link to back that up. Every gaming publication has reported on the substantial losses Nintendo has suffered.

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January 24, 2014 08:30:33 PM   

Nintendo peaked at Tetris for Gameboy.

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(January 24, 2014 08:30:33 PM)Plat0nic Wrote:  Nintendo peaked at Tetris for Gameboy.

N64 didnt do it for you with Ocarina of time, Smash, Kart 64, SM64...?

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January 29, 2014 01:55:47 PM   

Nope, I was on to Sega Dreamcast and PS2 by then. Tony Hawk > Super Mario.

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