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This could be the beginning of the end.



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Intriguing. Don't know what else to think about it atm.
I do hope that the part about new and original games for mobile platforms means the mainline games will stay on their own dedicated hardware.

The new membership is a no-brainer. We're moving towards a future where every decent-sized publisher will have a service/platform of their own so some kind of Nintendo service was to be expected really.



curl-6 said:

Very risky, Iwata. Very risky.

this is probably the least risky venture Nintendo has attempted in the past 5 years. Such low cost with the potential sales that far exceed any of their current platforms.



Acevil said:
kowenicki said:

exactly.

up 15% now.


The funny thing is, people aren't seeing the dedicated gaming devices are gonna go into eventual decline overall, with the rise of streaming gaming devices and easier PC gaming devices. Nintendo I think wouldn't adapt as fast to streaming gaming devices as they should. Given we are still 5-6 years away from those devices being passed the introduction phase, but still. 


Been saying that for a long time now, now is when a great deal have started agreeing, I believe Kowen, Gamerace and a couple of others were the only ones who felt the same way back then (2011-2012 or so).

This is actually Nintendo thinking ahead, perhaps even ahead of the competition in some ways and the immense rise in the stock pretty much shows that investors think the same. Let's just keep our fingers crossed that everything is executed well this time around!



End of 2016 hardware sales:

Wii U: 15 million. PS4: 54 million. One: 30 million. 3DS: 64.8 million. PSVita: 15.2 million.

I think I have to say it, I didn't expect this.

But i am glad to see Michael Pachter right.



“When we make some new announcement and if there is no positive initial reaction from the market, I try to think of it as a good sign because that can be interpreted as people reacting to something groundbreaking. ...if the employees were always minding themselves to do whatever the market is requiring at any moment, and if they were always focusing on something we can sell right now for the short term, it would be very limiting. We are trying to think outside the box.” - Satoru Iwata - This is why corporate multinationals will never truly understand, or risk doing, what Nintendo does.

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Soundwave said:
F*ck this.

Casual gaming has done a number on Nintendo sadly.

what casual gaming???



megaman79 said:
I think I have to say it, I didn't expect this.

But i am glad to see Michael Pachter right.

pachter is never right.



Honestly, people are losing their minds here but I actually don't see the issue if they do this as they describe. This won't be where Nintendo's next games go. IP are more flexible than that, especially mascot based ones. I expect things like Puzzles and Dragons crossovers, Dedede's Drum Dash type things, and more things akin to Pokemon Trading Card game. This could help their other sectors. It could provide a lot of brand exposure and recognition.



the thing that bothers me the most isn't that Nintendo's doing what a good company does and expanding and trying to invest in a broader market and increase the appeal of their main focus, game development

what bothers me is that people are flying on the "DOOMED" ship and prematurely saying RIP and shit before anything has even really happened. this could be one of the best moves ever and they could end up making millions directly and indirectly off of it. If not, they just go back to doing what they're used to doing, and they've got enough of a "warchest" that they'll be totally fine even if they incur losses (which, assuming the games are decent quality, I doubt will happen).

if you're really a fan, you should be supporting them and trying to make sure they do it "right"(by not putting out garbage game f2p stuff riddled with microtransactions, for instance) rather than acting like Nintendo is dead when even in a worst-case scenario, they wouldn't be dead... -_-



Nuvendil said:
Honestly, people are losing their minds here but I actually don't see the issue if they do this as they describe. This won't be where Nintendo's next games go. IP are more flexible than that, especially mascot based ones. I expect things like Puzzles and Dragons crossovers, Dedede's Drum Dash type things, and more things akin to Pokemon Trading Card game. This could help their other sectors. It could provide a lot of brand exposure and recognition.

I think you have the right idea here. ditto this. Smartphones can't handle/isn't a fit for most of Nintendo's games anyway. Aside from what you mentioned, I could see something like Pokemon Shuffle and other spin-off games also coming in. But they don't want to put out anything too cheap because then people won't value their full-fledged games at the price they do, and they don't want to put anything too pricey because then people are less likely to buy it etc. -- they're jumping in on the mobile market at a point that there's a ton more info/research on it and it's much more obvious what moves/way to go about things are better than others. I think theirchance for success is high and at worst, their treasure chest takes a hit and they move on to doing something they know how to do (but again, they have DeNa helping here who supposedly knows what they're doing so with Nintendo's supervision, I can't see this going horribly wrong; and if it does, I'll wait until that actually happens and then do my  job as a "Nintendo fan" and let them know.)