More than 50% of Gfaqs things Nintendo might become software only...
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What if they developed for the Pc only? Except japanese devs don't know how to do that...
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You're saying Sony, who makes TVs and electronics, owns several movie studios and networks, need to sell 50+ million consoles to make a profit?
Oh, you mean Sony who's been bleeding money for the past 5 years and finally turned a profit this quarter after selling off a division of their company and their NYC office for over a billion dollars? Someone has't been reading the business section recently or ever probably. It's not like they've been relying on PS3, which became profitable 2 years ago, to keep them afloat or anything. Oh wait.
I think Nintendo will downsize a lot before they decide to stop making hardware, if they ever do. Really though, consoles have been dying a slow death for the past few years, Nintendo's not the only one in danger.
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Nintendo is not profitable. Look at their financial statements. They can withstand a huge market downturn due to piles of cash, but they're not making money.
Not selling a loss leader was revolutionary, but the fact is it backfired, casuals just aren't going to "upgrade" their wii and it's around par w/current consoles when new ones are about to come out.
I think their handheld market share will remain strong for at least a few years (though tablets will cut into that ore and more), their console hardware is lackluster.
I see them going software. <10 years.
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I have watched Nintendo systems decline with every generation. The Wii was something out of the box, and stop that trend. However the Wii U will likely sell between 20 or 30 miilion units like the Gamecube/N64. Nintendo is like handhelds right now, their going to have their own kind of success. 20 million units would still be profitable for Nintendo, a few 3rd party exclusives, and some first party titles would be alright with them. They have always had a different Philosophy from Microsoft, and Sony. Nintendo is trying to hit the core, and casual audience, but they will fail if they try that.
Make a proft on consoles? Most of the time consoles are sold for less than they cost to make. In 2005 Xbox 360s cost 700$ to make. PS3s cost about 500$ to make around its launch date. Wii was an exception. Nintendo made a profit for every Wii console sold. Same for the Wii U. Wii U costs around 230$ to make.
Regardless, the money console developers make is not supposed to be from console sales, it comes from their own software + the rights and equipment sold to third party developers + gaming accessories + online store + online gaming subscriptions etc. The list goes on.
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lipnox88 posted...I think they were missing answers, I think Nintendo still has another generation of consoles after this one, but then things could be different. Sony I dont expect to survive current gen, I dont think microsoft is at all worried.
Either you're entirely ignorant of the actual state of both companies financials or you're delusional. I'm guessing Sony fanboy.
Nintendo always profits from the beginning with every console. They have no reason to leave the console market. As much as I loved Xbox, Microsoft will have an even bigger struggle next generation due to loss of almost all support in the 2nd biggest Gaming market. Japan dropped most support (which was slim to begin with) for Xbox 360 halfway through the generation and it is doubtful they will be able to come back from that next generation.
Sony is always struggling profit wise so there is no telling what they will do. Any system could be their undoing or their saving grace.
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beetle717 posted...DarkMasterShake posted...lipnox88 posted...I think they were missing answers, I think Nintendo still has another generation of consoles after this one, but then things could be different. Sony I dont expect to survive current gen, I dont think microsoft is at all worried.
Was that report after they sold their building and laid off something like 20k workers? Just curious, I only keep up with them sparingly.
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