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Fusioncode said:
I still think Nintendo should put their NES/SNES libraries on smartphones. They would make a killing off that. Plenty of people put emulators on their phones and tablets already, why not profit off of it?


So people can get those for free, but they are suddenly going to start paying Nintendo for them. Makes perfect sense really. I mean I love it when something goes from being free to having a fee......



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JOKA_ said:
People shitting on mobile gaming makes me a sad panda. If you can't appreciate games in all different kinds of forms you're not a real gamer.

OT: I think that some of points made in the OP also apply to traditional console gaming but on a different scale. Games are popular for a while and then become a distant memory for mobile and console. How many people are still talking about Gears of War? Where are all the threads about Uncharted 2? They are a distant memory, people have moved on.

With that said I think that Nintendo going full on mobile as a source of revenue is a bad idea. However I don't see the harm in a simple F2P mario platformer that is used to drum up interest in the Wii U/new Mario games.

I said that not all games are "evergreen" type of titles. However, Uncharted 2 was pretty popular for the year it came out in. These apps are only popular for a few months, it seems. Tops.

By the way, I don't dislike mobile games. I'm, in fact, playing Flappy Bird. And it's fun for short bursts.



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NintendoPie said:
JOKA_ said:
People shitting on mobile gaming makes me a sad panda. If you can't appreciate games in all different kinds of forms you're not a real gamer.

OT: I think that some of points made in the OP also apply to traditional console gaming but on a different scale. Games are popular for a while and then become a distant memory for mobile and console. How many people are still talking about Gears of War? Where are all the threads about Uncharted 2? They are a distant memory, people have moved on.

With that said I think that Nintendo going full on mobile as a source of revenue is a bad idea. However I don't see the harm in a simple F2P mario platformer that is used to drum up interest in the Wii U/new Mario games.

I said that not all games are "evergreen" type of titles. However, Uncharted 2 was pretty popular for the year it came out in. These apps are only popular for a few months, it seems. Tops.

By the way, I don't dislike mobile games. I'm, in fact, playing Flappy Bird. And it's fun for short bursts.


Yeah sorry that first part wasn't directed at you, it was for the some other people in here.

I didn't do a good job of explaining it in my last post, but I think that these things are relative.  Compared with Uncharted a mobile game takes a fraction of the money to make, but only stay relevant for a fraction of the time.  So yes I think that you are right that mobile games become popular and then disappear faster, but the initial investment is lower so it evens out.  For a big compay like Nintendo I agree that it would be dumb to go all mobile.  With that said, I don't see the harm in releasing free companion games that advertise the main game (Like what Sony did with Ratchet and Clank)

I think the main thing I disagree with is your assertion that mobile gaming isn't a good idea for *anyone*.



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ListerOfSmeg said:
Fusioncode said:
I still think Nintendo should put their NES/SNES libraries on smartphones. They would make a killing off that. Plenty of people put emulators on their phones and tablets already, why not profit off of it?


So people can get those for free, but they are suddenly going to start paying Nintendo for them. Makes perfect sense really. I mean I love it when something goes from being free to having a fee......

By that logic then no one would ever buy PC games because they can easily pirate them. 



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ListerOfSmeg said:
Fusioncode said:
I still think Nintendo should put their NES/SNES libraries on smartphones. They would make a killing off that. Plenty of people put emulators on their phones and tablets already, why not profit off of it?


So people can get those for free, but they are suddenly going to start paying Nintendo for them. Makes perfect sense really. I mean I love it when something goes from being free to having a fee......

I would buy the shit out of some classic Mario games on my iPhone.  There are a looooot of people out there who don't know how to set up emulators, with a smartphone its so easy, people will pay a few bucks for that.



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1 billion+ people with smart phones and tablets and growing. Indies making record profits. Biggest market out there. Doesn't surprise me Nintendo would shun it.



Soundwave said:

Angry Birds has been popular for what? 4 years now?

There are plenty of fads in the console game business too -- Wii Fit, Wii Sports, Just Dance, Guitar Hero, etc.

Mobile gaming as much as some people hate is not going anywhere. If anything more and more kids are getting introduced to their first gaming app every day. Cell phones are not going anywhere and there will always be games on them from now.

A smartphone is simply put the most important electronic in most people's day to day lives.

Nintendo fans are hypocrites on this, five years ago they were chiding Sony/MS fans for saying Wii Sports/Wii Fit weren't real games, now that Nintendo isn't the hot blue ocean brand anymore, they're using the same arguements against iOS/Android gamers. 

Mobile has fierce competition, which is why it is so volatile right now.  It is a red ocean.



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disolitude said:
Only kind of games I play these days are mobile games... Nothing like a little Temple Run or Fairway Solitaire while getting a blowjob from a hooker.

I'd love to play me some Mario while getting handies in my car. Nintendo is missing out here for sure...

Sure, and I play  Mario Kart 7 on the 3DS while I am getting  my penis enlarged. Such a great feeling.



                
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The 3DS has an incredible control stick, better actually than vita. Anyone who values gaming isn't gonna be duped into playing on mobile devices, not for as long as they persist in crappy control methods.

The 3DS isn't going anywhere and Nintendo don't have to worry too much about the competition.