Nintendo doing Nintendo things has worked out for every single gen...

#31Lelouch71Posted 3/6/2014 12:13:09 PM
Transdude posted...
STN79 posted...
Gameboy was technically pathetic compared to the Gamegear and you see how that turned out.
More power doesn't always win. Take N64 for example. Yeah it used cartridges but it was a 64 bit system where PS1 was only 32-bit. Sony still dominated anyway even with the weaker console.


Despite the irony of how the least powerful consoles have always sold the best, power has nothing to do with how well a console sells. Also, the PS4 is already on the track to break this tradition.


The console being weak is ultimately just happens to be the case. It the previous consoles wars, the system with the best games wins. It just so happens most of the systems that won were weak (minus the Wii). They all had better games than the competition. The PS4 may not have the games right now but it definitely have a brighter future in the long run, and it is most likely going to continue where the PS3 screwed up in that it will be dominate system like the PS1 and PS2.

I just don't see the Wii U making a comeback the best Nintendo can hope now is coming second somehow or if nothing else being a good complimentary system to the PS4 or X1 just like in the past with the N64, Gamecube, and Wii.
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#32TerraPhantomPosted 3/6/2014 10:50:18 PM
STN79 posted...
Gameboy was technically pathetic compared to the Gamegear and you see how that turned out.
More power doesn't always win. Take N64 for example. Yeah it used cartridges but it was a 64 bit system where PS1 was only 32-bit. Sony still dominated anyway even with the weaker console.


Correlation != causation.

With the handheld market, power consumption and size are big issues. The gamegear was freaking gigantic, and barely lasted a couple hours even with the 6 AA batteries it used. The gameboy sold well because it just made more sense for portability.

With the rest of the consoles, it is important to note that the power difference between the most powerful console and the weakest console generally wasn't that large until the Wii. So multiplatform titles did not require any major concessions for the weakest console. And the only reason the Wii succeeded was because they tapped onto a market that largely doesn't exist anymore
#33Link_king_ownzPosted 3/6/2014 11:04:42 PM
Lelouch71 posted...
Transdude posted...
STN79 posted...
Gameboy was technically pathetic compared to the Gamegear and you see how that turned out.
More power doesn't always win. Take N64 for example. Yeah it used cartridges but it was a 64 bit system where PS1 was only 32-bit. Sony still dominated anyway even with the weaker console.


Despite the irony of how the least powerful consoles have always sold the best, power has nothing to do with how well a console sells. Also, the PS4 is already on the track to break this tradition.


The console being weak is ultimately just happens to be the case. It the previous consoles wars, the system with the best games wins. It just so happens most of the systems that won were weak (minus the Wii). They all had better games than the competition. The PS4 may not have the games right now but it definitely have a brighter future in the long run, and it is most likely going to continue where the PS3 screwed up in that it will be dominate system like the PS1 and PS2.

I just don't see the Wii U making a comeback the best Nintendo can hope now is coming second somehow or if nothing else being a good complimentary system to the PS4 or X1 just like in the past with the N64, Gamecube, and Wii.


You see, the thing is, and I hate to break it to you. But this console wars thing only exists between Sony and Microsoft. Sony and Microsoft gamers are so caught up in their graphics and power skirmishes to notice that Nintendo does not give a single piece of crap about these so called "wars".

It like TC says, Nintendo do their own thing, they don't care what other consoles do, and they succeed. One bad start doesn't define a dynasty built on decades of success. You will not eliminate Nintendo, they will not fail, even if they continue to make mistakes for 30 more years they'll still have the money to make more.

And in the end it works out. They are the best, they will always be the best, and others will just whine and throw tantrums about how their graphics are better.
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#34EstilPosted 3/12/2014 2:01:11 AM
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DarkAdonis123 posted...
Nintendo doing Nintendo things has never caused them to eat a loss consecutive years though, until now. Clearly it's time for restructuring. Doesn't matter who you are, doing the same thing over and over will only work of so long.


That's exactly what they're doing, but it will still likely be a way of doing things unique to Nintendo. Note the other ways(Sony and Microsofts) always involve consecutive years of losses.


Then why are we the ones always picked on regarding who should go 3rd party? :P
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#35_The_Hitcher_Posted 3/12/2014 2:23:03 AM
Link_king_ownz posted...
You see, the thing is, and I hate to break it to you. But this console wars thing only exists between Sony and Microsoft. Sony and Microsoft gamers are so caught up in their graphics and power skirmishes to notice that Nintendo does not give a single piece of crap about these so called "wars".

It like TC says, Nintendo do their own thing, they don't care what other consoles do, and they succeed. One bad start doesn't define a dynasty built on decades of success. You will not eliminate Nintendo, they will not fail, even if they continue to make mistakes for 30 more years they'll still have the money to make more.

And in the end it works out. They are the best, they will always be the best, and others will just whine and throw tantrums about how their graphics are better.


Did somebody dare you to make the most fanboyish post possible or something?

Whether you like it or not Nintendo are in competition with the others, they're in the same market and need to compete. Things aren't working out fine in this case, it's tracking even below the Gamecube and has third party support that could be counted on your fingers, at best we can only hope for it to sell Gamecube numbers but with less games the way things are going and you shouldn't be willing to settle for that.

Oh and do you really think the investors would just sit back and let them burn money for 30 years? Just because they have lots of money available now doesn't give them license to squander it for the sake of "being different".