161LilDoggo48Thu 10th Jan 2019 Whitewatermoose wrote: So....what I truly believe in my heart. Do not come at me with pitchforks, just hear me out. I think Nintendo probably has a non Switch 3ds successor this year. Is that VR, a kiddie system, or a smart phone? I have no idea. I also think Nintendo may realize that they can not "win" this videogame war now with Google and Apple entering and may.be looking for a partner. I also feel this is what Sony is doing. It is not a Nintendo doomed thread. But, maybe they need help moving forward. If tv, movies, gaming and music are all converging into these services, that is not Sony or Nintendo's game. They do not have that type of money or infrastructure. It is the same reason I feel both EA and to a lesser extent Zenimax (bethesda) is for sale. I've always found the concept of a console or video game war kind of stupid to be quite honest. Different people enjoy playing different things and that's fine. Also first time hearing Apple and Google are doing video game systems. Interesting if true, best of luck to them I guess. I don't think Nintendo really views things the way consumers or fans do. They aren't trying to "win" any war just make fun games and good products that people will want to buy and play, and for the most part they do that. As long as people stay satisfied with the switch and to a lesser extent the 3DS for whatever lifespan it has left, its fine. As for mobile I see that as just some extra easy money on the side. Nintendo probably knew they wouldn't make nearly as much off of that as they would Switch or even 3DS annually. But it's a nice buffer even if it is a tiny one. Anywho back on topic I don't know if there will or won't be a direct this month anymore but honestly i'm fine either way, the random Twitter reveals have been neat. (Do we call it a Twitter Direct I guess?) And i'm sure Nintendo still has a lot of surprises in store for us over the course of 2019 either way. Eagerly Awaiting Animal Crossing for Switch!