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CardCanuck

CardCanuck

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#1

CardCanuck commented on Nintendo Misses Out on Nikkei 225 as Stock Slu...:

@Spoony_Tech Smart response. I agree with you on almost every point. The only thing I would argue is that third-party developers and publishers don't really care if it sells better on Nintendo than the other systems. If it makes a profit on Nintendo, they will make a game for Nintendo. I do think you're right about another year before a possible turnaround in support. Kudos :-)

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#2

CardCanuck commented on Nintendo Misses Out on Nikkei 225 as Stock Slu...:

@TobieObrown You are of course entitled to your opinions, but should also expect rebuttals. Nintendo is out of touch with the hardcore gamer, but that does not make up the entire gaming demographic, just the most vocal one. This was proved with the Wii. How can the Wii have been a one-trick pony when it outsold the PS3 and Xbox 360?

As for third-party, yes games were dumbed down for the Wii like Madden, that's because of the inferior hardware. But third-party games were made for the Wii because of the sales of the systems. EA probably didn't want to make games for the Wii, but from a business standpoint, you make games for systems that sell. That's why the Wii U is struggling with third-parties. If somehow the Wii U sales soared, you can bet those third-parties would be crawling back to Nintendo.

You're right, Nintendo does lean on its own brands for games, but if they are what the faithful want, and they sell well, so why wouldn't Nintendo keep making Mario games? I would like to see some new IPs from Nintendo, and maybe something a little more mature, but there is still a place for Mario games.

@Peach64 I totally agree the 3DS is not going to be as successful as the DS was. But you have to look at relative to its era. The DS didn't have to compete with mobile devices. Considering how strong gaming apps are on SmartPhones and tablets, you have to admit that the 3DS is silencing those critics that said it would tank in the market.

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#3

CardCanuck commented on Nintendo Misses Out on Nikkei 225 as Stock Slu...:

To Jay Defibaugh's analysis: "...declining as younger generations discover gaming through mobile devices." That makes no sense. If mobile devices are having such an impact, then why is 3DS red hot?

The Wii U's success will never be as great as the Wii was, but I have a feeling that after the New Year, the tunes will change. The PS4 and Xbox One will have great launch sales (mostly because people will turn around and sell their systems on eBay) but then slow down like the Wii U did. On the other hand, by that time plenty of first-party games will be out for the Wii U, and I'm sure sales will pick up. The exact same thing happened to the 3DS folks.