Why does Nintendo not make their consoles as powerful as they can?
exclusives and games >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> tech power
all the tech can be there but if the games suck it is going to fail. Ex: Vita. The 3DS is so much better since the 3DS actually has a pretty good lineup for 2 years.
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Not 5 to 8 years from now.
Because they're actually smart.
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Because they don't want their consoles to overheat
Funny my Wii overheated frying the GPU three times. All a launch Wii though and Ninty fixed it for me.
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Because Nintendo's profits only come from the following
While they do have quite a bit of cash laying around (Around 20 billion), a single sales flop will hurt the entire company's reputation. Especially more so than in the past because of more competition and non competition waiting for any of the 3 to slip.
Investors need to see Nintendo posts profits because they're a company living day to day. Both Sony and MS can post losses and investors won't care. Because both spend money to stay ahead, not now, but 3+ years down the road. The only trouble being when a company posts major losses and investors see no relation to that and a turnaround years from now (i.e Sony)
I think Nintendo's business model is fine as it is. Though they should spend the cash they have now on buying out companies like THQ. The reason Nintendos stock is so low is because they haven't expanded much in the last few years. If they spent money towards iOS and other companies, their value would soar. But of course, them Japanese traditions... rather die than bow to an enemy if need be. Publicly stating they would rather go bankrupt than make games for Sony a japanese company or for mobiles.
That $599.99 console wasn't anywhere NEAR as powerful as it could have (or should have) been, how does that answer the question?
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This. It was really nothing more than a 360 with a Blu-Ray player. A lot of people have expected the PS3 to be extremely more powerful for that price.
Ironically if it wasn't for that$600 console pioneering that expensive ( for its time) disc format that can hold 25 GB of data, the Wii U would still be using DVDs.
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graphics will plateau very soon, really they've already started to. at some point you're racing to a tie in that respect.
it's simple. just be nice.