maybe nintendo have got this right....

#1leiterfPosted 4/22/2013 12:40:57 PM
release a console early, and maybe not quite ready, with limited games, only a small but loyal base, knowing they could not compete @ a console launch level with sony and microsoft.
To then compete on the one area they can, games, when sony and m/soft launch their next gen consoles.
SSBU & mario kartU are console selling game titles and maybe the best strategy they have to compete.
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#2Daveddy72Posted 4/22/2013 12:44:29 PM
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#3EoinPosted 4/22/2013 12:56:32 PM
leiterf posted...
knowing they could not compete @ a console launch level with sony and microsoft.

This bit is just casually thrown in, as if it's obviously, undeniably true - yet it's an extremely dubious statement.

There is nothing magical about Sony or Microsoft. They are not going to be doing anything with their next generation consoles that Nintendo could not have done (or at least come close to). Sony (and Microsoft, unless every single rumour about the next Xbox hardware is completely wrong) are using standard x86 architecture with a few customisations. Nintendo could do that, with no problems whatsoever. If they budgeted for a console to hit retail at the same price as the Sony and Microsoft boxes, they'd end up with a console that was very much equivalent to them in terms of power.

The fact that they haven't done that wasn't because they couldn't - they could have, and chose not to.
#4diggyfreshPosted 4/22/2013 1:05:28 PM
So far that seems to be N's plan. By the time N's competition shows up to the console wars, N will have a running head start. N could still lose; that's truth. However, the pressure is on Sony and Microsoft to catch up.

If they cannot come out strong, have a successful launch, then N has this on lock.
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#5Shinobi120Posted 4/22/2013 1:08:01 PM
Eoin posted...
leiterf posted...
knowing they could not compete @ a console launch level with sony and microsoft.

This bit is just casually thrown in, as if it's obviously, undeniably true - yet it's an extremely dubious statement.

There is nothing magical about Sony or Microsoft. They are not going to be doing anything with their next generation consoles that Nintendo could not have done (or at least come close to). Sony (and Microsoft, unless every single rumour about the next Xbox hardware is completely wrong) are using standard x86 architecture with a few customisations. Nintendo could do that, with no problems whatsoever. If they budgeted for a console to hit retail at the same price as the Sony and Microsoft boxes, they'd end up with a console that was very much equivalent to them in terms of power.

The fact that they haven't done that wasn't because they couldn't - they could have, and chose not to.


This. It's just baffling to me how people treat Microsoft & Sony like they're A-list celebrities or something.