If the Wii U fails, they will really need to rethink their home console strategy in order to maintain profitability. Right now, Nintendo seems to be operating on the idea that radical innovation will win the day, when in fact such innovation is a big risk. It can lead to huge rewards, like with the Wii, or huge losses, like the Wii U. It's not a very good strategy for winning over investors and guaranteeing your company will see study profits.
Innovation can be good, and they certainly should seek to try new things, but they need to be able to stay in the same technological ballpark as Microsoft and Sony, because that is where the third-party developers are. Nintendo needs more 3rd-parties on board, and have more of the same multi-plats that are showing up on their competitors' systems, so that if their innovations fail they still have these other games to fall back on. Their 1st-party studios need to be able to keep up with HD development, too, and they should try to expand a bit more in terms of game genres.
8540 posts since 02/03/08
They ought to expand so as to be able to sustain their platforms completely by themselves, first and second party.
It's very, very clear that Nintendo isn't, and will never ever be getting steady 3rd party support. Ever. The simple fact of the matter is that Nintendo consoles are almost exclusively purchased for their 1st party lineup, anyway. Nobody's getting them for the 3rd party games. They should be able to just rely on their own output to carry the platform(s), and forget about the rest.
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4074 posts since 21/11/08
They need to find a way to convince 3rd party to support their home console.
I think Nintendo should make their home console as power as Sony and Microsoft and innovative in the same time.
PS4 - over 100 millions let's say 120m
Xbox One - 70m
Wii U - 25m
Vita - 15m if it will not get Final Fantasy Kingdoms Heart and Monster Hunter 20m otherwise
3DS - 80m
26110 posts since 06/12/08
Many of the necessary changes are coming, such as the new facility in Kyoto that will greatly increase the number of people they can hire for their first party studios.
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3117 posts since 22/09/08
on 14 July 2013
i would rather nintendo go bankrupt than change.
6227 posts since 03/01/13
on 14 July 2013
more power. I'm not a graphic bitch, but Nintendo need to think about power again
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3192 posts since 17/12/07
They need a mssive change even if the WiiU doesn´t fail (i think it already failed no mutter what happens now, unless the reach 100 M sales).
They need to build their own ecosystem of games to support their own hardware fully and forbid EA to ever again release anything for a Nintendo console and at the same time building their own sports franchises to fill the gap of EA sports.
Third parties in general should be allowed to release games on their platforms but with quality assurances (no cash in bullshit ala EA style)
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