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Soundwave said:

I think mobile will be the driver of Nintendo's business in the future (for better or worse).

This is where kids, casuals, and female players all are (mobile platforms) those are all Nintendo's strongholds they will thrive like crazy with smartphone apps. 

That and the movie licensing/toy stuff they will do well in. The NX stuff I'm skeptical of. 

It definitely won't be. Dedicated gaming will be.

As always.



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Great for Nintendo, I'm really curious if this will catch on here in the west.

I just saw the GameXplain video and...I can't put my finger on it but this looks "too Japanese like" (for lack of a better word) to really become popular in the west. Maybe I'm wrong and kids will eat the hell out of this app.



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osed125 said:

Great for Nintendo, I'm really curious if this will catch on here in the west.

I just saw the GameXplain video and...I can't put my finger on it but this looks "too Japanese like" (for lack of a better word) to really become popular in the west. Maybe I'm wrong and kids will eat the hell out of this app.

"Too Japanese" is what was said about Tomodachi Life & Splatoon and both those games have been successful in every region.



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spemanig said:
Skullwaker said:

Wait, there's no way to search for friends in the app?

OT: Very good results considering it's only been available for a couple days in one region.

Not unless you're already friends with them on Facebook or Twitter. That's not gonna go over well here.

Nintendo has and always will be very strict and careful about things like this because they don't want people luring kids into bed, or worse. I honestly think they'd rather jump on their sword and go out of business before going the rout of "anything goes" online interactivity. 



zorg1000 said:
osed125 said:

Great for Nintendo, I'm really curious if this will catch on here in the west.

I just saw the GameXplain video and...I can't put my finger on it but this looks "too Japanese like" (for lack of a better word) to really become popular in the west. Maybe I'm wrong and kids will eat the hell out of this app.

"Too Japanese" is what was said about Tomodachi Life & Splatoon and both those games have been successful in every region.

You do have a point with Tomodachi Life (that game has the quirky Japanese humor), but I don't really consider Splatoon that "Japanese" in the strict sense of the word.



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AlfredoTurkey said:

Nintendo has and always will be very strict and careful about things like this because they don't want people luring kids into bed, or worse. I honestly think they'd rather jump on their sword and go out of business before going the rout of "anything goes" online interactivity. 

And yet they made Miiverse and Wii U chat a thing.



RolStoppable said:
elektranine said:
How is this a big deal?
Android sales number in the billions each year.
Even counting only japan that would be 200+ million devices.
Most popular apps do way better than just a million installs.

It has only been available a couple of days.

Not really that impressive for a worldwide well known publisher such as Nintendo. Most apps from known devs will have at least these or higher numbers. We have apps running in the relm of 10-20 milion downloads in the first 24 hours. So taking days to reach 1 million from a well known dev is not that good.



elektranine said:
RolStoppable said:

It has only been available a couple of days.

Not really that impressive for a worldwide well known publisher such as Nintendo. Most apps from known devs will have at least these or higher numbers. We have apps running in the relm of 10-20 milion downloads in the first 24 hours. So taking days to reach 1 million from a well known dev is not that good.

There is also the fact that it has only been released in Japan so far.



Great job Nintendo! And that's Japan only! Can't wait to see how it does in other places! I'm sure those investors who stopped investing after they announced the game was delayed are probably shitting their pants right about now.



spemanig said:
Soundwave said:

I think mobile will be the driver of Nintendo's business in the future (for better or worse).

This is where kids, casuals, and female players all are (mobile platforms) those are all Nintendo's strongholds they will thrive like crazy with smartphone apps. 

That and the movie licensing/toy stuff they will do well in. The NX stuff I'm skeptical of. 

It definitely won't be. Dedicated gaming will be.

As always.

We'll see in 3-4 years I suppose. 

This is 1 million users in a few days in basically just Japan with almost zero marketing and not much effort on Nintendo's part, they're not even flexing any of their IP muscle really. 

Imagine what some of their other IP with more effort put behind them could do. I think this is a large part of the future for them.