Is there a reason Nintendo will not release games for the iphone or android
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3 years ago#51
3 years ago#52
Poopcorn13 posted...Why do that when they can release downloadable games on the 3DS where they'll get all the profits?
That would be Activision ( CoD) or EA ( Madden).
A "casual" gamer isn't going to pick up something that's colorful because they think it's kiddy, or something obscure because they won't know/understand it. A "casual" gamer will pick up what all their friends are playing because that's the easiest avenue for peer interaction. Ask most people why they have an iPhone ( or iProduct) and the answer will usually boil down to "...because my friend has one".
Mario is usually viewed as nostalgia in most circles, and when somebody does say they like it, it follows with "...back in the day". It's a shame so many people are too embarrassed to stand by their own selves.
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3 years ago#53
If you outsource your software there's no reason for people to buy your proprietary hardware. You make MORE money this way. Not less. If Nintendo was a software only company it'd make perfect sense. But since they're not, there's no reason for them to do that.
but that's assuming that all those hundreds of millions of people were actually going to buy their proprietary hardware, which isn't the case at all. Whether they sold a the same $5 wiiware game on this platform or that is still money in their pocket, the only difference is they're reaching out more to people whose wallets they wouldn't have access to.
Disregarding my feeling burnt by Nintendo for the last 3 generations, there are still a few of their games I'd buy on my platform of choice but am still way too apprehensive to buy an entire platform just for a handful of games
3 years ago#54
Awaiting for Paper Mario, Final Fantasy (Classic style), Kirby, Donkey Kong, and Mario Sports Mix successor on Wii U...
3 years ago#55
trenken posted...sonicsonic posted...trenken posted...Poopcorn13 posted...Why do that when they can release downloadable games on the 3DS where they'll get all the profits?
I think a better question would be why doesn't Microsoft make Xbox ports for 3DS. You know how much money they could make with Halo 1 on 3DS? I just like reversing the argument, but as usual people only do this to Nintendo.
3 years ago#56
darkqueenhelba posted...If you outsource your software there's no reason for people to buy your proprietary hardware. You make MORE money this way. Not less. If Nintendo was a software only company it'd make perfect sense. But since they're not, there's no reason for them to do that.
You would have to sell many more units/downloads. That's a lot harder to do.
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3 years ago#57
Hozama posted...After the CDI fiasco, Nintendo has been extremly protective with its IPs. It might generate a lot of extra money, but it might also invite too many unlisenced games for them to legally deal with, and pirating is a lot easily on easily modified system like them. You could ask "Why doesn't Microsoft make android games starring Master Chief?" or "Why doesn't Sony make a GOW for Iphone?".
This is the answer. Mario was too expensive, which makes sense. It would be like Nintendo wanting Mickey Mouse in a Mario game. I'm sure the price would be the same. Mckey makes it into other games typically because Disney still gets credit. This would not have been the case for Wreck it Ralph.
3 years ago#58
Instead of putting old games on smart phones, why can't nintendo buy like 4 indie developers and create new ips for smart phones?
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3 years ago#59
How much money can Nintendo make with a game at 1 dollar compared to a game at 40 and 60 dollar? Do the math please.
3 years ago#60
I definitely agree that releasing Mario 1,2 and 3 on iOS and Android would bring lots of cash.
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