Business Insider: What Nintendo are doing wrong

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  1. calmwaters
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    Well I know they're doing lots of things wrong, but the article had an interesting thought about Nintendo's part of this affair and compares it to Microsoft's failings with Windows 8 tablets and Windows phone.

    Or you can read the article here: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/nintendo-microsoft-failing-same-reason-173000274.html

    Anyway, I believe that in order for a game system (the Wii U in this case) to expand their user base, then third party developers, along with Nintendo, should start releasing some of these games that need to sell millions of copies. I mean, if I were to make a game, then I would immediately release it on the system so it would start making my company money. I know it sounds risky, but sometimes you just have to grit your teeth and do it. Just like you have to grit your teeth when you say your wedding vows. Okay, weird...

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  2. emigre

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    tl;dr: Nintendo are doomed.
     
  3. ForteGospel

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    troll article bait
     
  4. calmwaters
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    Just what do "tl" and "dr" stand for? And Nintendo is doomed unless somebody releases a game (that people want) on the U. Or is this post just being redundant?
     
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    Too Long;Didn´t Read
     
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    I think you missed the General Gaming Section, where all the other shit "financial" threads go.

    tl;dr Nintendo is doomed.
     
  7. calmwaters
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    Well would you mind redirecting it or just removing it?
     
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    Tom is a dildo not a mod.
     
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  10. calmwaters
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    Yeah; okay.

    I've heard: but I knew that before you told me. It's just that I do/say weird things when I feel like a dumbass.
     
  11. RchUncleSkeleton

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    And who's fault is that?

    I don't suppose he knows what irony is...

    I certainly figured out what it was and wasn't right off the bat.... why couldn't a supposed "tech reporter" figure it out? Oh yeah, I forgot people these days are freaking idiots who can't even perform remedial tasks correctly let alone know something about their chosen field.
     
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    Well, this pretty much sounds like those things bashing nintendo about what they're doing wrong, the truth is, Nintendo does a lot of things wrong, just like Sony and Microsoft (and about that windows 8 bit, people dislike it should give it a try, I love it myself), the reality of it is that Nintendo has been in the business for the longest time. While some people might say that being older doesn't mean anything in this aspect, it actually does, Nintendo survived after having 'failing' systems like the N64 and GameCube more recently, however they've been managing despite that, while at the same time, Sega, Bandai and Atari, all had to give up on it making systems and just make games now, yet Nintendo is still strong.
     
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    The developers? It's the iPad, 3DS, and portable game console all in one. But you can use the tablet in much the same way that you'd use the GameCube controller with the 'Cube. So, yeah; stupid. Just like this thread.
     
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    This is not a financial thread per se but an analysis type news with lots of sources for all the statements. Some of it feels like obvious statements but I had yet to see a truly collated article and I also have to consider that I do float around this section.

    Edit. Wait one of those sources is Wikipedia and for the laughable statement that the 3ds is doing well...... you are on thin ice thread.
    Nintendo is at least partially to blame -- you introduce a "radical" change in stuff and they should be providing examples, tech demos, SDK libraries, consultants for the companies and more. From what we have seen such efforts seem weak at best.
     
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    It is?
     
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    Of course WiiU is going bad ...there's no Tetris U !

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    Laughable might have been strong but compared to the DS the library for the time and definitely side by side is weaker, sales are hardly the "set the world alight" thing the DS had (though somehow they are pulling up).

    I guess we just unearthed my "pah 3ds" sentiment.... this must be what it is like to be a fanboy.
     
  18. RchUncleSkeleton

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    So Nintendo needs to give developers artistic vision and creative ideas? Hell if that's the case Nintendo might as well be making the games for them. Because we all know that NO developer in the history of gaming has ever had to adapt to new technology without having their hand held.
     
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    Oh yeah Nintendo are not solely to blame but for every other technology dealing with other aspects of games, art, CAD and such fields that list and more happens and then some more after that. Also artistic vision and creative ideas =/= raw tech and if they do not have the libraries and example code in place then a similar situation to the early PS3 is at hand (hard to make code for in a reasonable timeframe).
     
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    Yahoo Finance...

    srs biznus.