More than 50% of Gfaqs things Nintendo might become software only...
Not changing until a FFVI(6) remake is released 5/21/10
The Wii U isn't going to be nearly enough to put Nintendo down. But I just dislike these risks they take with "gimmicky" hardware. Its so easy to make something that will just flop and so difficult to make something that appeals to what people want, like the Wii did. Combine that with declining handheld consoles and I don't like their future. Its not to say they can't do it, but with the margin of error being so small for them Its going to be very difficult.
I thought I read somewhere, back when people were asking this question a decade ago in the Gamecube days, that Nintendo had a war chest where they were holding at least a billion dollars of LIQUID CASH.
Did they somehow lose all that in the Wii years?
"Grumble grumble..." (level 7)
Cable_mvc2 posted...I think there's no question they will. They can't take the massive hits of poor sales like Sony or Microsoft could . Nintendo is a much smaller company that thrives off strictly its gaming consoles.
No handheld console will ever sell at the rate the DS did. Those days are over. Smart Phones and Ipods are taking a very large chunk of that market away.
I would be remiss if I didn't point out that, in a global recession, people have less to spend. That places the Ps4 at a disadvantage because they'll want the solution that's cheaper. If anything, smartphone and PC games could be more of a threat to the Wii U than the Ps4 because they're cheap and smartphone games ARE getting better.
Redjoker777 posted...Cable_mvc2 posted...I think there's no question they will. They can't take the massive hits of poor sales like Sony or Microsoft could . Nintendo is a much smaller company that thrives off strictly its gaming consoles.
It doesn't have to sell as much as the DS for it to be successful. Hell if every game system had to sell that much then over half of all consoles would be failures.
nonexistinghero posted...Unlike Sony & MS, Nintendo doesn't need to sell 50+ million to make a profit -__-
yep. true true.
360 GT & PSN = xKYSx.
Even the Admins of GameFAQs thinks Nintendo is doomed, hence teh poll
KidInTheHall posted "Hell I even overclocked my refrigerator, now it's a freezer."
Considering Nintendo has been around over 100 years and preceded home consoles by over a half century, I have confidence Nintendo will find ways to adapt to emergent technologies in the entertainment media sector, among others.
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