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Gballzack said:

An employee at Gamestop the other day told me about that the Wii was intended to be Nintendo's last jab at stationary console gaming. Their alleged logic lies in the fact that the Wii was a cheap revisting of the Gamecube not wanting to invest in new expensive graphics development. He furthered the point by explaining how the Virtual Console was suppossed to be part of wrapping up Nintendo's legacy in one console, a full circle of gaming as a final farewell of sorts. While this poses interesting food for thought its credibility is dubious at best.

What do you think? Could the Wii have been Nintendo's last intended stationary console? Will it be Nintendo's last console? What if advances in Bluetooth and Wi-fi lead to a handheld successor which can double as a TV console being the successor to both handhelds and stationary consoles? Crazy I know, but it was thought I felt was worth bouncing off the heads here.


Owyeah... And when a Gamestop employee tells stuff that HAS to be true, doesn't it?!



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Gballzack said:

An employee at Gamestop the other day told me about that the Wii was intended to be Nintendo's last jab at stationary console gaming.


 Your first problem is listening to some twit from Gamestop.



I find that 99% of the people who work at GameStop are the most uneducated idiots on the planet when it comes to the Videogame industry.

During the GameCube era on more then one occasion right after the GameCube launched they were saying the GameCube was Nintendo's final system and that Nintendo was going to go the way of Sega. On top of that they were telling people that Microsoft had already secured the rights to many of Nintendo's franchises. To this day I wonder if GameStops negativeness towards Nintendo helped in the GameCube not doing as well as I could of.

Just look at how well Nintendo is doing, can you seriously think they would call it quits while they are on top? Hell they are now on of the Top 10 companies in market value in Japan.

Hell I've corrected people at GameStop with their own god damn magazine. last time it was about the fact that Virtua Fighter 5 was going to the Xbox360, They were saying that the game was 100% PS3 exclusive and that there was no way Sega would release the game on another system. All I had to do was grab the magazine off the rack flip to the page that said it was coming to the Xbox360.

People in retail are the last people you should be getting info from. All they care about is selling you the most expensive stuff. They don't know anything about the industry. And from my experence most GameStop people are Sony fanboys who hate to see their system getting its butt kicked. It annoys the hell at of me how much of a bunch of Sony fanboys they are.



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ZZetaAlec said:
I take a quote from Iwata San.

'The day we stop making consoles is the day we drop out of the industry altogether.'

and i don't see any chance of that at the moment.

If Nintendo drops out of the game industry, I quit gaming, it's easy as that. Then there's not much fun left for me to game any longer.



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Gballzack said:

What do you think? Could the Wii have been Nintendo's last intended stationary console? Will it be Nintendo's last console? What if advances in Bluetooth and Wi-fi lead to a handheld successor which can double as a TV console being the successor to both handhelds and stationary consoles? Crazy I know, but it was thought I felt was worth bouncing off the heads here.


I've been saying something similar for a while now.  I reckon that due to the whole nature of modern day-ness.  People enjoy the mobility of everything in their every day lives.  I reckon that a portable console that can be connected to a home TV is the future of gaming.

Games can only go so far as to be realistic, also the cost of creating them, especially on the 360 and PS3 is now getting to astronomical proportions.  Why not create a system that is simple to create for and is powerful enough to act as a great handheld and a great home console in one.

A handheld unit that allows for all the gaming experience on the move, that can connect via Wifi, Bluetooth or just a plain cable to a TV, also you could have all the peripherals of a modern home console...ie. a wireless wifi controller or two or three.  The system wouldn't even need to be that more powerful than what we have at the moment.  I'm pretty sure a PSP like device would be able to display externally no problem.  In fact there are rumours that you may very well be able to video out the PSP to a large TV.  Anyway, the system would need to have a video enhancer that would upscale the graphics onto the large screen...or actually have the handheld screen at a high enough resolution anyway.....720 is good enough.

Anyway, we will see with time. 



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they popularize the videogame console market in japan in the 70´s and 80´s, make arcades in the 70´s, made the handleds vastly popular in the 80´s, survive many difficult times and have many success, why left the market in one of the best moments?



Cobretti said:
well considerig nintendo never had a console flop (by that i mean never loose profits even if they come third out of all consoles last gen). I don't see wo they ever leave the console market

I agree with you for the most part.  Nintendo has always sold their consoles for a profit.  The one exception I believe where they lost money was the Virtualboy.  The originally sold them for a profit, but they produced more then they could sell.  Those unsold consoles were a total loss and were greater then the profits made on the sold systems.



wow,such emotional responses >_>



davygee said:
Gballzack said:

What do you think? Could the Wii have been Nintendo's last intended stationary console? Will it be Nintendo's last console? What if advances in Bluetooth and Wi-fi lead to a handheld successor which can double as a TV console being the successor to both handhelds and stationary consoles? Crazy I know, but it was thought I felt was worth bouncing off the heads here.


I've been saying something similar for a while now. I reckon that due to the whole nature of modern day-ness. People enjoy the mobility of everything in their every day lives. I reckon that a portable console that can be connected to a home TV is the future of gaming.

Games can only go so far as to be realistic, also the cost of creating them, especially on the 360 and PS3 is now getting to astronomical proportions. Why not create a system that is simple to create for and is powerful enough to act as a great handheld and a great home console in one.

A handheld unit that allows for all the gaming experience on the move, that can connect via Wifi, Bluetooth or just a plain cable to a TV, also you could have all the peripherals of a modern home console...ie. a wireless wifi controller or two or three. The system wouldn't even need to be that more powerful than what we have at the moment. I'm pretty sure a PSP like device would be able to display externally no problem. In fact there are rumours that you may very well be able to video out the PSP to a large TV. Anyway, the system would need to have a video enhancer that would upscale the graphics onto the large screen...or actually have the handheld screen at a high enough resolution anyway.....720 is good enough.

Anyway, we will see with time.


 yeah i have the same idea, i think this be reality in the next gen or in two or four generations more, or sony begin with the psp.



JouninGarret said:
wow,such emotional responses >_>

 jajajaja well is a good sign that this forum is human