Sales don't matter...

#1IzraeilPosted 4/29/2014 7:49:27 PM
But nintendo's profits do?

What's up with this Nintendo fanboy logic, I don't even.
#2LostsecretPosted 4/29/2014 7:51:22 PM
I don't think any rational fan world think sales don't matter.
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#3IokuaPosted 4/29/2014 7:56:57 PM
Sales don't matter so long as money is being made. One of the many things that people misunderstand about Nintendo's history in console development is that they've always been very, very good at making money on their systems even if their sales are not particularly high. They walked away from the Gamecube with a solid amount of money in their pockets, not as much as Sony pulled in from the PS2, but a hefty amount nonetheless. It's one of the things that is very, very wrong with the modern industry, the market is viewed as "all or nothing", there's no longer any room for anything less than extremely high levels of success. It's sell 5,000,000 copies or a game or sell 75,000,000 consoles or don't bother at all. It's that kind of mindset that has people failing to understand the difference between success and failure. Now, the Wii U is failing, this cannot be argued, however Nintendo could have saved itself this trouble by simply developing a more cost effective system.
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#4Izraeil(Topic Creator)Posted 4/29/2014 8:01:48 PM
Iokua posted...
Sales don't matter so long as money is being made. One of the many things that people misunderstand about Nintendo's history in console development is that they've always been very, very good at making money on their systems even if their sales are not particularly high. They walked away from the Gamecube with a solid amount of money in their pockets, not as much as Sony pulled in from the PS2, but a hefty amount nonetheless. It's one of the things that is very, very wrong with the modern industry, the market is viewed as "all or nothing", there's no longer any room for anything less than extremely high levels of success. It's sell 5,000,000 copies or a game or sell 75,000,000 consoles or don't bother at all. It's that kind of mindset that has people failing to understand the difference between success and failure. Now, the Wii U is failing, this cannot be argued, however Nintendo could have saved itself this trouble by simply developing a more cost effective system.


My point is why are you looking at it from nintendo's perspective rather than a consumer that you are. Wii U's install base will affect the consumer not the amount of money Nintendo makes off it.
Especially since all they do with the money is put it in the back to earn interest off it rather than investing it in more video games for their fans.
#5TransdudePosted 4/29/2014 8:08:11 PM(edited)
From a consumers stand point, as long as the company is making money and making products for you, who gives a damn.

From a business stand point, which company would you rather deal with, the one that sold the best selling video game console of it's generation or the company that was dead last but still made a profit?
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