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Topic: What would you do if [insert company here] dropped out of manufacturing gaming systems and became a third party developer? A totally mature discussion.

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GameLord08

161. Posted:

Nintendo is mostly renowned world-wide for their first-party titles, so if they did drop out of the console business, I would be stung rather deeply for the sake of being a doting Nintendo fan, but it wouldn't be too much of a loss. I wouldn't expect them to stop making handhelds though, but on the slight off-chance that they did, I guess doing a SEGA would be the best move; they have the game dev mojo. So long as they continue developing games, hopefully with the PC as their main platform, they'd be well off. I personally believe that neither Sony or Microsoft, would do them justice. But for mainstream gaming, I would fall back on Sony consoles.

If Sony dropped out of the console business, then they're practically dead in the water on the gaming front. They generate next to nothing when it comes to first-party titles of their own, so they have almost nothing to fall back on. When it all comes down to it, Sony's strongest point in gaming is their hardware. As third-party devs, Nintendo would surely conquer them on that front. I can only see Sony getting bought or possibly absorbed/merged with, if this whole scenario were to happen.

As for Microsoft, well, seeing as hardware is pretty much all they have, and most of the Xbox's top games aren't console exclusives, save for Halo, then them dropping out of the console business really wouldn't affect me, or anyone. If Microsoft quit the gaming business today, I wouldn't flinch a millimetre.

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162. Posted:

kyuubikid213 wrote:

I've answered your question, now you answer mine. What would you do if Microsoft/Sony didn't succeed with 720/PS4&Vita which leads to their dropping out of console manufacture?

Although each company (Nintendo included) is strong enough to last us until our children's children are talking about this.

Sony and Microsoft are way better off financially than Nintendo is. You know why? Because they also concentrate on other departments besides video games. They are also WAY bigger companies than Nintendo. They would never drop out of the console or handheld race no matter what unless the ENTIRE company went bankrupt, which will never happen. Sony makes TV, cameras, and a whole bunch of electronics. Microsoft makes Windows and Internet Explorer. Nintendo is a company that concentrates only on video games though, so it's possible that they can drop out of the console/handheld market if they have massive financial problems.

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163. Posted:

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Internet Explorer

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164. Posted:

GameLord08 wrote:

If Microsoft quit the gaming business today, I wouldn't flinch a millimetre.

I wouldn't, either. They're the only western console maker left right now, but there are plenty lined up to take their place if they fall.

It would be pretty bad if Sony went right now, though. They're the only one keeping Microsoft and Nintendo in check right now.

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165. Posted:

Sony isn't in any kind of finical stability at all.

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166. Posted:

Knux wrote:

kyuubikid213 wrote:

I've answered your question, now you answer mine. What would you do if Microsoft/Sony didn't succeed with 720/PS4&Vita which leads to their dropping out of console manufacture?

Although each company (Nintendo included) is strong enough to last us until our children's children are talking about this.

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Sony and Microsoft are way better off financially than Nintendo is. You know why? Because they also concentrate on other departments besides video games. They are also WAY bigger companies than Nintendo. They would never drop out of the console or handheld race no matter what unless the ENTIRE company went bankrupt, which will never happen. Sony makes TV, cameras, and a whole bunch of electronics. Microsoft makes Windows and Internet Explorer. Nintendo is a company that concentrates only on video games though, so it's possible that they can drop out of the console/handheld market if they have massive financial problems.

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Sony is actually losing quite a bit of money right now: they lost about $6.36 billion US Dollars in fiscal 2012, and the PS3 was the least selling console of the last generation. The Vita is also selling horribly. On the flip side, Microsoft has a huge portion of the computer software market, and XBox 360 is the current best-selling console (not overall, just in recent months). Nintendo is just coming off the monumental success of the Wii, and the 3DS is going strong. So at this point, Sony is actually the most likely to drop out, although I don't think they will.

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167. Posted:

turtlelink wrote:

Knux wrote:

Internet Explorer

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lol

Why lol?

Have you used a modern version of IE? Or how about the fact that microsoft is the only company respecting privacy by keeping the tracking off and having it be optional.

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168. Posted:

Sony_70 wrote:

Sony isn't in any kind of finical stability at all.

Not sure if that's directed at me, but I just meant that they provide decent competition in terms of specs, services, and games.

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169. Posted:

Nintendo: Weep.
Capcom: Sniffle
Sony: Worry
Microsoft: REJOICE!!!!!! (Sorry, Xbox fans)

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170. Posted:

Mickeymac wrote:

Sony_70 wrote:

Sony isn't in any kind of finical stability at all.

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Not sure if that's directed at me, but I just meant that they provide decent competition in terms of specs, services, and games.

It was toward knux.

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shingi_70

171. Posted:

PikminMonster wrote:

Nintendo: Weep.
Capcom: Sniffle
Sony: Worry
Microsoft: REJOICE!!!!!! (Sorry, Xbox fans)

Does capcpom make a console?

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172. Posted:

Mickeymac wrote:

GameLord08 wrote:

If Microsoft quit the gaming business today, I wouldn't flinch a millimetre.

I wouldn't, either. They're the only western console maker left right now, but there are plenty lined up to take their place if they fall.

Such as?

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173. Posted:

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Naw. I can jump fence and be right wing and all that if the debate necessitates it. What I dislike is the immediate assumption that because we're told something, it must therefore be right. We're taught that free markets, capitalism, democracy and freedom of speech (amongst other things) are civilisation aspirations, but they're incredibly flawed, if not broken in reality.

I prefer to keep my arguments academic - I'm pretty neutral on most things. I just don't like when people don't question these things - anyone that sits squarely on the right or left wings are equally strange to me. I would have thought by now that was pretty obvious.

Monopolies are a good idea in markets that aren't flexible and where competition will just increase the price of goods. The gaming industry is not that sort of market. A consumer of gaming can, and does, buy more than one game and there is no real limit to the amount of games a person can buy. The same is true of consoles, a consumer can buy no consoles, one console or all of them. Ontop of that console makers don't have to spend money building stuffs in different areas in order to service new market because their products can simply be shipped to wherever.

So when you say that a monopoly on a product like a gaming console is a good thing I'm going to mock the stuffing out of you.

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174. Posted:

Now, now — we're keeping this thread mature, remember? Let's not with the mocking, please :3

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175. Posted:

Sony_70 wrote:

Sony isn't in any kind of finical stability at all.

Sony is in a better financial situation than Nintendo or Microsoft are right now. Also, the rage in my thread is delicious. :D

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this is all you need to know.
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177. Posted:

Knux wrote:

Sony_70 wrote:

Sony isn't in any kind of finical stability at all.

Sony is in a better financial situation than Nintendo or Microsoft are right now. Also, the rage in my thread is delicious. :D

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this is terribly unfunny and so are you. You are not good at this trolling nonsense so stop, it's embarrassing to watch.

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komicturtle

178. Posted:

Interesting how a year later after Vita get's released, Jack Tretton has completely changed his mood towards Nintendo lol

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179. Posted:

I'm almost 20 and I'd play a GameBoy, GBC, DS, GBA, G&W, or 3DS on an airplane anyday

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180. Posted:

Jack Tretton is too manly for a Gameboy. He still rocks his Sega Gamegear hooked up by his bedside and carries his fabulous N-Gage

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