Splatoon is a successful new IP for Nintendo, in a long time, but on the level of Mario/Zelda? I don't think so.
I'm talking about the fact that Sony's studios are able to make things more successful than their last time and again.
Naughty Dog under Sony went from Jak to Uncharted and followed it up with The Last of Us, each bigger than the last.
Guerrilla Games went from Killzone to Horizon Zero Dawn. Suckerpunch went from Sly Cooper to Infamous to. Ghost of Tsushima.
Nintendo has basically been surviving on the few IPs that put them on the map 2-3 decades ago and have failed to recapture the lightning again since then. Maybe they just don't have the talent anymore or are too scared to invest big money into new IPs, either way they would be nothing without Mario/Zelda/Pokemon. While you can take every IP Sony has and they it wouldn't hurt them any all as they'll make new IPs that are bigger than anything they had.
Hold on a second. If you're not going to get what I said right then don't paraphrase me at all.
The argument is pretty simple. Playstation does not lean as heavily on past IP as Xbox and Nintendo. This is an observable pattern of behavior and they've proven to be successful at it. Nintendo, on the other hand, builds and maintains their oldest IP indefinitely. That is also an observable pattern of behavior.
Now, you're seriously telling me that if Nintendo dropped Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Kirby, and Pokemon, it wouldn't have an impact on their brand? That it wouldn't affect sales?
I think the one trying to fool themselves into believing what they want to believe is you.
This and that, make sense to me.
Splatoon is more an exception to the rule. It's a new successful IP after years of Smash/Zelda/Pokemon/Mario.
I also think that people underestimate Pokemon. It's the true mega monster system seller. You kill Pokemon and Nintendo loses half of its fortune overnight. And Pokemon is basically the same thing every generation.
God bless You.
When PS4 will hit 100m consoles sold: Before Christmas 2019
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