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Nintendo is Doomed!

Nintendo is Doomed!

by Bradley DeLorenzoDecember 14, 2011

Great little image I found over on Reddit, I can remember myself defending almost all of these “pivotal” moments in gaming. The NES days was a glorious solidarity for gamers, we ALL swore allegiance to the all mighty NES from 1985 to 1991, then we all were in agreement with the SNES for about two years 1991 to 1993, then things started to change with others and I didn’t get it. The Sega Genesis appeared on the scene and that’s where this check list began…

Nintendo, still going strong.

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  • Fake
    December 14, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    HANG ON ONE SECOND! yes nintendo isnt the best for consoles but the gameboy-3DS have been some of the best handhelds ive ever played not to mentchen the N64 hands down the worlds greatest gameing system back when games didnt have fancy mutiplayer or high end graphics so they had to make one thing great the gameplay hell look at the 3DS nintendo created something no one else had yet no glasses 3D AND a bunch of re-releases of old N64 i would have to say there getting back on the right track 
    P.S. nintendo made one of the best dissitions to stick with the cartage but 3 main reasons 1 you can fix it by blowing on it 2 impossible to scrach 3 looks a hell of a lot cooler 

    • December 15, 2011 at 5:38 am

      Nintendo is losing it’s handheld market to cell phone gaming. Cell phones like the iPhone can play games made on the Unreal Engine. Nintendo is holding the “cell phone gaming is beneath us” attitude when they should be embracing it and putting their games like Zelda and Mario on Android and Apple Marketplaces. They could make HUGE amounts of money but they choose to be snobby about it instead. 

      Similarly to Sega, Nintendo is cannibalizing their market. The DS, The DS Lite are great handhelds… the 3DS is a gimmick handheld that other than making it 3d brought nothing else to the handheld. There was no serious hardware update that makes the purchase of the 3DS truly worthwhile unless you’re crazy about 3D. In the 80’s and 90’s nintendo had 3D add ons to consoles… they didn’t take then and they aren’t now. I don’t know about you but in a recession I wouldn’t be putting out the same product so close to another that is still selling well. Similarly the Wii is barely 5 years old, and they’re already cutting the normal life expectancy of a next gen console in HALF by releasing the WiiU which comes with an expensive controller. They still haven’t tackled how to make their network more user-friendly so we can all play together. They also are STILL not giving developers enough time or incentive to want to work with their new console either. They will make the same mistake they made with Wii. Did I mention the WiiU doesn’t play DVDs or Blu-Ray discs either and they’ll be requiring you to buy into another form of physical media when physical media is dying and all companies are pushing for more cloud storage. 

      They’re making big mistake and losing MILLIONS. I love Nintendo and they were my first console but as a gamer with more interests than nostalgia and group dance games. They need to figure out how to tap into the hardcore market, while still remaining fun and silly for family. It’s a hard line to toe but both Sony and Microsoft have done it. This is the future of gaming and Nintendo must rise and meet the future or get ready to burry themselves next to Sega and Colecovision. 

      • Fake2
        December 15, 2011 at 7:20 am

        Funny post…oh wait were you being serious?

      • Fernando Rocker
        December 15, 2011 at 9:30 am

        Please… think!

        Mario Kart 7 just sold over 400,000 copies in Japan alone and it is a million seller right now worlwide. And it was released a week ago. But don’t believe me: check Media Crate for Japanese sales and NPD for US sales.

        Now… Nintendo sell their games at $40. That’s $40 million dollars in one week. That’s more than 95% of what apps sells on iPhone and Android.

      • Rock_vbrg
        December 15, 2011 at 10:22 am

        Brittany, you are too funny.  Miss informed and funny.  The 3DS had a major internal overhaul.  The processor, the gpu, the displays, the wifi, the bus speed all heavily upgraded.  The thing with online is that they want you to connect with your FRIENDS.  You know those people you talk to every day?  Yeah them.  As a parent, I know my kids can’t get online and have a conversation with an online predator over the Wii, ever.  That is a security feature that I can live with.  Yeah it sucks for us older gamers but it really is good security.

        Also, their biggest mistake was not having the games to go with the hardware.  If Mario Kart 7 and Super Marioland 3D had been launch titles, we would not be having this conversation.

      • tony
        December 15, 2011 at 5:10 pm

        The normal lifespan of a console IS five or six years.  Sony and Microsoft are the odd ones out for not having anything to show for their next consoles at this moment.

      • tony
        December 15, 2011 at 5:14 pm

        I hate to reply to twice, but you have to realize: the NES came out in the States in 1985.  That’s 26 years ago.  If Nintendo is cutting the lifespan in half, to five years, that would imply the previous ones were around for roughly ten years.  That means the NES would have lasted from, roughly, 85->95.  The SNES from 95->2005.  The N64 would have come out in 2005, and would still be the current console from Nintendo.  In reality, the N64 came out here in 1996.  Gamecube in 2001, and the Wii in 2006. 

        With five consoles, that would mean they’ve been developing home video games and consoles for fifty years, if the lifespan was normally ten years.  But, again in reality, the time frame has only been half of that.  Do some research next time before you start talking.

  • December 15, 2011 at 4:24 am

    Most of those points are null and void. Especially the point about Zelda…???? Wind Waker is one of the best Zelda games. Also 2 screens a gimmick? Okay whatever.

  • Shane Mcmahon8
    December 15, 2011 at 4:40 am

    I think you guys may have missed the joke in this. It’s just a nice list showing how short sighted some people have been in the past. Nintendo always see the big picture. I guess ‘the day day Miyamoto retired’ to the list!

  • Steve
    December 15, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    All of you make me laugh. Yes, we were joking, and so was the person who made the image. We didn’t miss the joke at all. It was about how people have seen certain things as problems, but they haven’t stopped Nintendo from moving forward or succeeding as a business.

    This post is filled with sarcasm and satire.

  • Uber
    December 15, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Nintendo have significantly damaged their ability to move forward with their lackluster network support. Everything gamers do online with Xbox and Playstation is through PSN and Xbox Live. This service has taken years to engineer, and years to build a strong community. 

    Simply put, the big N has nothing. Friend codes suck. Local play is too limited. 

    I don’t care about your children being talked to by randoms. That is the parent responsibility – there’s a manual which comes with each system which covers parental settings. If they can’t be arsed to read that, then they should not have kids.

    • Some Guy
      December 15, 2011 at 9:06 pm

      Indeed, Nintendo have nothing.

      I mean, Microsoft and Sonys gaming divisions are bleeding money. Sony has bled so much money with the PS3, that they have negated all profits from the PS2, and are eating into the profits from the PS1.

      Nintendo have always turned a very, very large profit.

      They must be doing it wrong.

  • Anonymous
    December 16, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Gah, these plural verbs for companies (Nintendo “have”) are driving me insane. If you are Americans, there is no reason for this unnatural construction. If not, then you are excused.

    • Rikuto
      December 22, 2011 at 6:51 pm

      The only time it used “Nintendo” and “have” in the same sentence was “Nintendo….didn’t have…”. And that’s correct grammar. You wouldn’t say “Nintendo didn’t has”. Unless you’re talking about someone in the comments, in which case, I didn’t read them.

      • Anonymous
        December 29, 2011 at 10:40 pm

        I was referring to two of the comments below:

        “Nintendo have significantly damaged their ability” etc. and “Indeed, Nintendo have nothing.”

  • January 24, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    I’m sorry but the SNES was a true groundbreaker and whilst other later consoles seem lacklustre compared to other systems, Mario Kart is still one of THE great games.

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