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My suspicion is that Nintendos next generation console will encompass the entire market and aim to defeat both incumbant players and manouver to prevent anyone else, Apple for instance from gaining traction in the console space. The next generation will not be won on performance as there will be even greater diminishing returns for hardware to even show to untrained eyes a significant difference in graphical capabilities. My suspicion is that they will throw out the book as to what constitutes a console and throw open development for the console to anyone and anything that people will want to add to it.

By not selling their systems at a loss they are even more dangerous if they give people freedom to use their systems as they see fit. The likely next generation Wii will probably be as much a personal computer as console. Its easier to sell people a system and then sell them games than it is to sell them games to sell a system. Its the most obvious way to expand their market by making a console less proprietary and freeing up the imagination as to what tasks it can perform. This is the counterpoint to the tactic of selling proprietary systems for a loss with proprietary capabilities in a razor/blades model.

The next step to capturing the market is to sell systems to people who would think to use it for tasks other than gaming and then rope them into using the full capabilities of the system. If they can have a fully functional application store and multiple user defined channels then the concept of a console walks out the door and in walks an organic user defined experience. Nintendo doesn't have to care if you buy the Wii as an advanced door stop/toast maker. They can't be everything to everybody so by throwing open the opportunity for many others to cater to their userbase both they and their users win in the end.



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I predict Nintendo will become a biotech company.



alephnull said:
I predict Nintendo will become a biotech company.

Lol! Why is it you barely post but if I were to go through your entire history it would show you post in threads that I post in more often than not?



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Hmm. Some fine thoughts there, but all that practically goes directly against everything Nintendo has been doing and saying so far... Still, you never know with them.



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Squilliam said:
alephnull said:
I predict Nintendo will become a biotech company.

Lol! Why is it you barely post but if I were to go through your entire history it would show you post in threads that I post in more often than not?

1) I'm usually surfing the web when I'm in a meeting or compiling.

2) That I visit to this site at all is somewhat embarrassing. It's some kind of OCD based addiction.

3) I guess you post in threads I find interesting. Plus, I (usually) get a kick out of your diatribes because I read them in a Kirk voice.

4) My eccentric sleep habits seem to frequently sync up with whatever god-forsaken time zone you live in.

Or maybe I'm stalking you.



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Cheebee said:
Hmm. Some fine thoughts there, but all that practically goes directly against everything Nintendo has been doing and saying so far... Still, you never know with them.

Nintendo is a company which tends to reinvent itself, so saying that they would never do it because they haven't done it doesn't quite work with them.



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Squilliam said:
Cheebee said:
Hmm. Some fine thoughts there, but all that practically goes directly against everything Nintendo has been doing and saying so far... Still, you never know with them.

Nintendo is a company which tends to reinvent itself, so saying that they would never do it because they haven't done it doesn't quite work with them.

I realize that... hence the bolded. This thread has made me very curious to find out what Nintendo's up to regarding Wii's successor...



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alephnull said:
Squilliam said:
alephnull said:
I predict Nintendo will become a biotech company.

Lol! Why is it you barely post but if I were to go through your entire history it would show you post in threads that I post in more often than not?

1) I'm usually surfing the web when I'm in a meeting or compiling.

2) That I visit to this site at all is somewhat embarrassing. It's some kind of OCD based addiction.

3) I guess you post in threads I find interesting. Plus, I (usually) get a kick out of your diatribes because I read them in a Kirk voice.

4) My eccentric sleep habits seem to frequently sync up with whatever god-forsaken time zone you live in.

Or maybe I'm stalking you.

1) Ahh, but isn't it rude to surf the web whilst in a meeting?

2) Doesn't this stem from your being a genius level of intelligence and also from being an engineer?

3) Haha, good stuff. You're not the first to say that.

4) New Zealand is GMT + 12 if that makes you feel better. So what is it? You sleep 4 hours a night or do you just wake up at odd times?

5) Stalking me? But I have my AMD shield of invincibility. Its made by AMD so its infalible against anything Intel can throw at it.



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Cheebee said:
Squilliam said:
Cheebee said:
Hmm. Some fine thoughts there, but all that practically goes directly against everything Nintendo has been doing and saying so far... Still, you never know with them.

Nintendo is a company which tends to reinvent itself, so saying that they would never do it because they haven't done it doesn't quite work with them.

I realize that... hence the bolded. This thread has made me very curious to find out what Nintendo's up to regarding Wii's successor...

I realise that too, hence the fact that I agreed with the green part. I hate posting always to contradict people, it gets boring. Sometimes you just agree with people, ya know?



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Squilliam said:
Cheebee said:
Hmm. Some fine thoughts there, but all that practically goes directly against everything Nintendo has been doing and saying so far... Still, you never know with them.

Nintendo is a company which tends to reinvent itself

Are they? Most of my memories of the NES involve Mario, Zelda, and that sports game with the powerpad.