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There is the idea, that is rather plausible, that Nintendo did not grow with their audience. The ex-Nintendo fans are generally so not because Nintendo has changed, but because Nintendo has stayed the same in certain respects while they and the industry grew (though i have a theory that the focus of the industry has remained fixed squarely on the NES generation, since the kind of games they put out, and the kind of focus that each generation has had, has been in relation to the growth of that one generation of NES kids).

 

Despite the innovation of the Wii and DS, Nintendo themselves really haven't changed (indeed, it's really more of a revival of their original values, than them breaking fundamentally new ground). For better or worse, Nintendo has stuck with their classic formulas because they have continued to work, but in the process they continually lose touch with the industry (though that's not necessarily a bad thing at all)



Monster Hunter: pissing me off since 2010.

^When the industry seems overly concerned with used game sales and DLC and Digital distro, Nintendo's probably right to not be in touch with them



 

Predictions:Sales of Wii Fit will surpass the combined sales of the Grand Theft Auto franchiseLifetime sales of Wii will surpass the combined sales of the entire Playstation family of consoles by 12/31/2015 Wii hardware sales will surpass the total hardware sales of the PS2 by 12/31/2010 Wii will have 50% marketshare or more by the end of 2008 (I was wrong!!  It was a little over 48% only)Wii will surpass 45 Million in lifetime sales by the end of 2008 (I was wrong!!  Nintendo Financials showed it fell slightly short of 45 million shipped by end of 2008)Wii will surpass 80 Million in lifetime sales by the end of 2009 (I was wrong!! Wii didn't even get to 70 Million)

Do a company has to change when they get the best formula?

And sorry for PS3 owners, but Sony is lazy about games. They are making hardware, not bunch of games + hardware like Nintendo.

Consider this.

And yes, Nintendo is the most influent company in the world nowadays. Good for them.



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Well I've always thought that most of Nintendos games have been gems. I think they're still a great company, and will continue to produce some of the defining games of any generation.

The best, highly subjective, but I think they're great in any book.



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guiduc said:
Do a company has to change when they get the best formula?

And sorry for PS3 owners, but Sony is lazy about games. They are making hardware, not bunch of games + hardware like Nintendo.

Consider this.

And yes, Nintendo is the most influent company in the world nowadays. Good for them.

Sony doesn't make games? Lol.....I coulda sworn............



                                                                                                             

CGI-Quality said:
guiduc said:
Do a company has to change when they get the best formula?

And sorry for PS3 owners, but Sony is lazy about games. They are making hardware, not bunch of games + hardware like Nintendo.

Consider this.

And yes, Nintendo is the most influent company in the world nowadays. Good for them.

Sony doesn't make games? Lol.....I coulda sworn............

The commercial told me that Uncharted 2 was an interactive movie, not a video game, and that it wasn't a problem




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nordlead said:
CGI-Quality said:
guiduc said:
Do a company has to change when they get the best formula?

And sorry for PS3 owners, but Sony is lazy about games. They are making hardware, not bunch of games + hardware like Nintendo.

Consider this.

And yes, Nintendo is the most influent company in the world nowadays. Good for them.

Sony doesn't make games? Lol.....I coulda sworn............

The commercial told me that Uncharted 2 was an interactive movie, not a video game, and that it wasn't a problem

lol....



                                                                                                             

Realistically from a financial standpoint, they are the best. They are one of, if not the best money making developers around.

From a gamer stand point, they are like Christmas. Its great when you are young (or young at heart at least) and all the games seem magical and great. But as you get older, you become cynical. Your tastes start to mature more. The lame tricks and pretty decorations that use to make you go ga ga when you were younger don't work anymore.

But again that is what getting older is for. You move on and then come back in eyes of your children and then your children's children...



I'm just saying...