(pardon my english)
I think Nintendo gets way too much negativity the last few years, especially on the internet. I decided to discuss one of the thing a lot people consider a problem from Nintendo's side while it's not.
The difference between Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft is that Nintendo has many more years in the game industry (30 years) while Sony (18 years) and Microsoft (11 years) significantly less. Therefore Nintendo produced way more games and franchises and because of this it looks to be milked. But to get to the point, we must look at the games Sony and Microsoft released on their lastest generation home consoles.
Games released on N64:
Games released on the Gamecube:
Games released on the Wii:
I think you already know where I'm heading. The following numbers are very contradicting to the idea Nintendo milking their games.
Games released on the Playstation 3:
Microsoft is even worse with 360:
Yeah but at least Sony normally has a lot of new franchises each gen. LoU, Uncharted, LBP, Infamous, Motostorm, Resistance, Heavy Rain, Beyond, Heavenly Sword, and Warhawk are all new franchises this gen. Nintendo has to make a killing on their software. They make 1 or 2 games for a franchise during a gen and then keep them at pretty high prices for the whole gen. They launched with NSMBU and now it will sell the whole gen because it will have no 2d successor on WiiU (most likely). Especially those 2d games since the dev cost is probably pretty low on them.
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