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that's so cool :)

most of it i knew though :p



Nintendo also had a cab company and had prostitution hotels all across japan. Folding that part of the company up when they started with their cards. They also produced instant rice....



I knew quite alot of things, but there were a few things I didn't know.. and I stopped being a Nintendo fan after N64 left the market :P

either way Nintendo deserves major props for these financial stats



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Squilliam said:
Severance said:
Siko1989 said:
is Nintendo larger then Microsoft in the gaming devision as well?

in market cap ?

Nintendo > Sony > Microsoft (you know microsoft didn't make much profit until this this gen?)

in number of studios?

Sony > Nintendo > Microsoft

as a multi product corp ?

Sony > Microsoft > Nintendo (they only make games and , i think, Pokemon show)

The only thing which really matters is profit. Revenue, number of studios, product range etc are a means to the end which is profit and nothing more.

In US dollars

Microsft = 255.75 billion dollars

Sony = 38.55 billion dollars

Nintendo =  Unspecified but it's about, 125 billion dollars

in terms of what they sell, Nintendo is not all videogames. Nintendo owns everything Pokemon ( movies included, t-shirts, toys )

in terms of profit, as a company Microsfot has more Cash Flow than Sony is worth. well it's actually about 30 billion dollars of cash

but that can basically be called profit, which is why Microsoft is worth soo much



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Xero said:
Huh... comparing Microsoft/Sony/Nintendo. Nintendos market cap shot up loadsss when they announced the 3DS?

To be honest I don't properly understand google finances. The graph says % at the side, but % of what? Makes me feel stupid :P

Btw it is funny that PSX and PS2 are skipped on the console comparison list.

Why?  They showed all of the Nintendo models and only current gen models in consoles and handhelds.  Should they list sales for all consoles and handhelds ever released in the past?



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pizzahut451 said:
Soleron said:
Lastgengamer said:
Is it true Nintendo is a larger company than Sony?

By market cap, yes. (Number of shares * share price, basically the dollar value of the company were someone to buy every share)

By physical size, no. It clearly has lower revenue, lower employee count, fewer premises.

But it is far more profitable than Sony and others, so it is worth more to shareholders as an enterprise.

 

I believe Nintendo has the highest profit-to-employee ratio in the world of significantly sized companies. It is extremely well run.

This^^

Dont forget to mention Sony is also making tons of others electronic products, while Nintendo mostly makes video games related stuff

Sony does make ALOT more but has 140000 employees compared to Nintendo's 4000, so profit to employees, Nintendo makes more and most of Sony's subsidaries are Japan only, like its Banks and Life insurance companies.



End of 2014 Hardware Predictions (03/03/14)

PlayStation 4: 12-15million

Xbox One: 7-10 million

Wii U: 8-9 million (Changed 01/04/2014 from 7-9 --> 8-9 million)

Im no sonic fan but I think the op got it wrong Im sure sonic sold way more than this
for being Mario's only rival back in the days



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twistedcellz said:
Im no sonic fan but I think the op got it wrong Im sure sonic sold way more than this
for being Mario's only rival back in the days

im thinking your right, just had a quick look at the sales VGC has for them all and given that there are 141 entries for Sonic and alot of them have sold over 1 million and some over 5 million then yes i think it would be more than 36 million, but im not sure what they have counted as a Sonic game, is it on Sega consoles only, does it include Mario and Sonic games, which have sold roughly 10 million+ on their own.



End of 2014 Hardware Predictions (03/03/14)

PlayStation 4: 12-15million

Xbox One: 7-10 million

Wii U: 8-9 million (Changed 01/04/2014 from 7-9 --> 8-9 million)