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Nintendo is Like Apple and Sony is Like Microsoft

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In gaming, do you believe Nintendo and Sony parallel Apple and Microsoft in the PC business?

Yes 34 15.81%
 
No 154 71.63%
 
Somewhat 27 12.56%
 
Total:215

Anyone who watched the keynote for the original iPhone knows that there is something special about Apple. Check it out here if you like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN4U5FqrOdQ

Apple pretty much invented the personal computer. They were the pioneers. They were the ones who had the creative genius to harness the available technology and with their vision, craft it into something broadly useable by the masses.

Microsoft on the other hand was an opportunist. They took what Apple had pioneered, tweaked it and threw a healthy dose of capitalism at it. The result was monumental success. And no one can fault Microsoft. They saw something valuable in the personal computer, invested in it and reaped the rewards.

But the fact is…

They were not the creative ones…that distinction belonged to Apple.

As time went on, Apple continued to innovate. They released the wildly successful iPod and created a secure music delivery platform called iTunes. Microsoft began to stagnate and resorted to regurgitating what made them successful. When Apple’s success became too much to handle they tried to imitate the iPod and iTunes with Zune. But the truth was beginning to show…Despite having a dominant 9 to 1 percentage of the personal computer business, Apple seemed to be the company continually innovating and most likely to deliver the next big thing.

Then there was iPhone.

The rest is history…

 

 

Creativity and ingenuity is not something you can buy.

It is a quality that very few people possess, and those who are in the company of these individuals produce visions, ideas, concepts, products, services etc that truly change the game.

When it comes to gaming, Nintendo are the pioneers. They are the ones who took the tech available, added their vision, creativity and ingenuity and revived an industry which had collapsed on itself into the stratospheric heights we now see today.

Sony on the other hand are opportunists. They tweaked Nintendo’s concepts (look at a PS1 next to an SNES) and threw a healthy dose of capitalism at it. The result was major success for Sony.

But the fact is…

They were not the creative ones…that distinction belongs to Nintendo.

As I watched Splatoon get multiplayer game of the year at the VGAs I could not help but admire Nintendo. “How do they continually release these gems?” I asked.

It’s simple. Nintendo are the best in the business when it comes to making video games.

When the 3DS was struggling, Nintendo revitalized the handheld with top notch titles which allowed the handheld to thrive even in the midst of multiplied millions of mobile devices. PS Vita on the other hand is now being left to die. Sony doesn’t have the creativity or ingenuity to support the handheld. The Wii U has barley over 10 million consoles sold, but Nintendo has the highest number of first party titles sold in this generation.

Nintendo is Gaming’s Apple. They were the ones who wowed the world with the Wii and they will do it again. Sony on the other hand….I’m not so sure. PS4 is doing great but is it really a groundbreaking console? PS4 feel like an iterative product doing the basics well but not really innovating… just like Windows 7 was on PC right before the world left that operating system behind.

This is why I believe in gaming, Nintendo parallels Apple and Sony parallels Microsoft.



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People blindly bye Nintendo stuff solely because of the name?

Bit of a harsh comparison don't you think? Poor Nintendo



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not a bad FanFiction, is there more?



no.

Sony is like apple. In terms of presentations, simplisity & design.

 

Sony has this guy:

 

He reminds me abit of Steve Jobs.

He has fantastic presence when he talks, and he can make things that seem complex really easy to understand.

Hes a superstar and a genius.



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Hmm. Perhaps in some way. You forgot to include the rest of the story where Apple stagnates and starts relying on substantially weaker hardware than their competitors :-3

 

Furthermore, the NES ans SNES had bigger doses of capitalism than the PS1. Hence why third parties were happy when a notable competitor to Nintendo arose.



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Lol, no. If it weren't for competitors like Sony and Microsoft, we would still be playing on 32MB cartridges, with no online, at 480i, with no built in hard drives.



A lot of cherry picking in the history of home consoles and home computers / affordable computers.

You could also picture Nintendo as opportunist... they profited of the screwups of the American console manufacturers. They took what Magnavox, Atari and others had pioneered, tweaked it and threw a healthy dose of capitalism at it. The result was monumental success.



I wouldn't really say so, they have very different businesses. Sony and Nintendo are both hardware manufacturers. While Apple also manufactures hardware, Microsoft doesn't. Microsoft creates operating systems and software for PCs.



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Teeqoz said:

Hmm. Perhaps in some way. You forgot to include the rest of the story where Apple stagnates and starts relying on substantially weaker hardware than their competitors :-3

 

Furthermore, the NES ans SNES had bigger doses of capitalism than the PS1. Hence why third parties were happy when a notable competitor to Nintendo arose.

uhm apple where do apple use or rely on weaker hardware?

The a9x soc from the iPad air is by far the strongest mobile arm soc ever developed.

The a9 soc is by far the most effency arm soc ever developed. Same performance level like an 8core exynos cpu with just 2 cores.

The Macbook pro uses very strong components, Mac Pro same. Sure those machines arnt made for gaming, but they are still use high end hardware.

Apple also uses the fast harddrive memory available which outperforms modern ssds.

So where is this "weak" hardware?



The way Nintendo treated third parties before Sega & Sony came is the embodiment of capitalism, you know.