People just don't seem to realize Nintendo's position...

#1sejan12Posted 2/23/2013 8:39:46 AM
Even if... and I do mean if... the Wii U turned out to be a resounding failure that never sold another unit, it would not force Nintendo into being a 3rd party. It took Sega and Atari years of failures for them to be pushed out of the market and Nintendo is in far better financial shape than they were. Yes, Nintendo has had a loss in recent quarters, but it doesn't change the fact that they have more than 11 billion dollars in their vaults.

Consider what Sega went through before going 3rd party. Failures of console Add-Ons for the Genesis (Sega CD, 32x). A failure of a system (Sega Saturn). Another failure of a System (Dreamcast). The Dreamcast's failure was a tragedy, but the announcement of the PS2 put the final nail in Sega's coffin.

Consider what Atari went through to be pushed into the 3rd party business. Huge losses on very high profile games (PacMan for the 2600 and ET) A complete crash of the US home gaming market in 1983-1984. Two failures of home consoles (Atari 5200 and 7800.

Compare that to Nintendo's current situation. Nintendo is just now leaving behind its two most successful systems of all time (Wii and DS).

The trouble is that the Wii U will almost assuredly not fail. After nonstop predictions of doom and gloom for the 3DS, it has become a monster as far as sales go. Once games begin their releases on this system, sales will pick up. It probably won't reach the levels of the Wii, but it certainly won't fail.

If you honestly believe that an unlikely Wii U failure would be enough to push them out of the market entirely, then you are an idiot of the worst kind.
#2DarthBadgerPosted 2/23/2013 8:55:45 AM
I highly doubt anyone can actually think Nintendo is at risk of going the Sega route.

They are either trolls (extremely likely) or blind fanboys/ignorant children that refuse to read any official numbers detailing how Nintendo is rolling in money and can survive the absolute worst console flop in history, which the Wii U has already avoided.

This isn't even a defense for the Wii U as a console. It's just a simple statement of fact that Nintendo could actually shrug off a console failure with little difficulty and pursue another business plan if need be.
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#3CorruptedRPGPosted 2/23/2013 9:02:49 AM
sejan12 posted...
Even if... and I do mean if... the Wii U turned out to be a resounding failure that never sold another unit, it would not force Nintendo into being a 3rd party. It took Sega and Atari years of failures for them to be pushed out of the market and Nintendo is in far better financial shape than they were. Yes, Nintendo has had a loss in recent quarters, but it doesn't change the fact that they have more than 11 billion dollars in their vaults.

Consider what Sega went through before going 3rd party. Failures of console Add-Ons for the Genesis (Sega CD, 32x). A failure of a system (Sega Saturn). Another failure of a System (Dreamcast). The Dreamcast's failure was a tragedy, but the announcement of the PS2 put the final nail in Sega's coffin.

Consider what Atari went through to be pushed into the 3rd party business. Huge losses on very high profile games (PacMan for the 2600 and ET) A complete crash of the US home gaming market in 1983-1984. Two failures of home consoles (Atari 5200 and 7800.

Compare that to Nintendo's current situation. Nintendo is just now leaving behind its two most successful systems of all time (Wii and DS).

The trouble is that the Wii U will almost assuredly not fail. After nonstop predictions of doom and gloom for the 3DS, it has become a monster as far as sales go. Once games begin their releases on this system, sales will pick up. It probably won't reach the levels of the Wii, but it certainly won't fail.

If you honestly believe that an unlikely Wii U failure would be enough to push them out of the market entirely, then you are an idiot of the worst kind.


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#4HungtotheoverPosted 2/23/2013 9:19:29 AM
Someone's nervous...zing oh!!!
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#5PUNCHOUT1116Posted 2/23/2013 9:32:03 AM
Hungtotheover posted...
Someone's nervous...zing oh!!!


Are you like Sheldons cousin or something?
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#6StarmanJuniorPosted 2/23/2013 9:36:28 AM
You forgot to point out the Atari Lynx, Jaguar, and Jaguar CD.

Oooooh baby.
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#72wingedangelPosted 2/23/2013 9:36:50 AM
Meanwhile Sony and Microsoft are the ones in debt, while their fanboys are saying Nintendo will be the first to go.

Seems legit.
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#8Kentaro21Posted 2/23/2013 9:37:53 AM
StarmanJunior posted...
You forgot to point out the Atari Lynx, Jaguar, and Jaguar CD.

Oooooh baby.


There's no need to point them out. They were horrible to begin with.
#9plasmatic5Posted 2/23/2013 10:13:46 AM
2wingedangel posted...
Meanwhile Sony and Microsoft are the ones in debt, while their fanboys are saying Nintendo will be the first to go.

Seems legit.


Microsoft is not in debt and is actually doing very well as a company as a whole. I believe all departments are doing well too (including their mobile department since the Microsoft phones seem to be doing well...not as well as iPhone but still well).

It's just Sony that isn't doing well as a company. Their TVs aren't nearly as good as other company's and they don't sell as well. Their cameras don't sell super well. Their computers don't sell nearly as well as any of the competition. Do they even make audio players anymore? The PS3 took years before it took off and started selling well. The Vita was a complete failure and unlike the PS3, doesn't have Blu-Ray to carry it through bad sales (but maybe the PS4 connectivity will...we'll see). In fact, the only thing of worth that Sony is doing currently is the PS4 which, depending on price, could easily flop (anything over $500 will not sell well and even $400 could be pushing it because of the loss per units sold). Sony is down billions of dollars. They are not in a good place and if the PS4 is a complete failure, that could potentially mean the end of Sony Computer Entertainment (or maybe the splitting of two companies). That's all very grim though and probably won't happen...but it's a (sad) possibility.
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#10HungoverHero777Posted 2/23/2013 10:58:04 AM
PUNCHOUT1116 posted...
Hungtotheover posted...
Someone's nervous...zing oh!!!


Are you like Sheldons cousin or something?


He's his special cousin that Sheldon refuses to acknowledge.
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