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Forums - Sales Discussion - Nintendo stock for 1.1 billions has been bought by ValueAct and want to make Nintendo as fully digital entertainment Service/ media company EDIT: Add Bloomberg article

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This great news for Nintendo 5 10.87%
 
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Fight-the-Streets said:
Why not see it as potentially positive? Since how long we all rant about Nintendo is being old and stubborn, is not innovating structurally, is not moving forward fast enough with certain technologies and businesses (online service, smart phone business, anyone?)? Such an investor could really bring in new ideas/moving things forward. I personally think that Mr. Furukawa is very smart, he's of a younger generation and he knows all the (old) shortcomings of Nintendo. I truly think he wants that Nintendo becomes an overall better company, a newer company (but not a hipster company). He knows that changes can only come if he listen to outsiders that's why is willing to listen to ValueAct. I think it's smart.

Personally, I wish Nintendo would start an adult brand (of course they have to name it differently) for games with adult content. I know, Nintendo doesn't like blood, violence and war themes but there are so much more adult themes. I also know that Nintendo's current in-house developers neither have the desire nor the skill to make such games with great quality but Nintendo has so much money, they should buy studios or build up new ones from the ground up for the development of such adult games. For me it's just silly to have a situation that if you are an adult gamer you have no choice than to also buy a PlayStation, Xbox or a gaming PC. As much as you love Nintendo, certain content you can't have on it (or just in limited quantity and quality). Nintendo always comes with the excuse that their games appeal to everyone including (young) adults. Yes, Mario Kart, Smash and even Mario Party are great party games where even (young) adults can have great fun with friends but ultimately, Nintendo says to such people: "Thank you for buying Nintendo products but for you to become fully satisfied, we are sorry, but you have to buy a either a PlayStation, Xbox or gaming PC."

You're parroting arguments that I haven't heard since the Wii days. People these days don't even see Nintendo games as "childish" anymore. Literally every other major publisher is already making "adult" games, and doing a fine job. Nintendo should just keep doing their own thing; there's clearly a demand for it, and they're the only ones consistantly pulling it off. Each platform has it's own pros and cons. It's just as silly to complain about having to buy another system for "adult" experiences as it is to complain about having to buy a Nintendo system for the unique experiences that they offer.



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Bad news brewing...



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Conina said:
dark_gh0st_b0y said:
the best big step Nintendo could take at the moment would be to create a Switch smartphone

wouldn't look too different on the outside, just an Android or whatever smartphone mode, with Google or Nintendo's digital services, music streaming etc...

Would we be able to make phone calls with it without an additional device?

it would have to be a whole new Switch hardware release with radio chips and extra antennae for sure, but I believe it is something that could be done without even changing the console's overall design



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dark_gh0st_b0y said:
Conina said:

Would we be able to make phone calls with it without an additional device?

it would have to be a whole new Switch hardware release with radio chips and extra antennae for sure, but I believe it is something that could be done without even changing the console's overall design

You want a 9.5" long phone?



Massimus - "Trump already has democrat support."

Good to see Nintendo getting some attention in the business world, but there's little chance Nintendo is going to pivot in a heavily digital direction. Much of the appeal of the company is that they're one of the last holdouts in terms of physical media (mostly) untethered to the internet to function. They're also very much known for their hardware, nearly as much as their software.



 

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That $1.1 billion is going to increase significantly in value come May 7th.

Whether they bought the stock with the stated intentions is up for debate. For they will certainly look like investing geniuses in a couple of weeks.



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Fight-the-Streets said:
Why not see it as potentially positive? Since how long we all rant about Nintendo is being old and stubborn, is not innovating structurally, is not moving forward fast enough with certain technologies and businesses (online service, smart phone business, anyone?)? Such an investor could really bring in new ideas/moving things forward. I personally think that Mr. Furukawa is very smart, he's of a younger generation and he knows all the (old) shortcomings of Nintendo. I truly think he wants that Nintendo becomes an overall better company, a newer company (but not a hipster company). He knows that changes can only come if he listen to outsiders that's why is willing to listen to ValueAct. I think it's smart.

Personally, I wish Nintendo would start an adult brand (of course they have to name it differently) for games with adult content. I know, Nintendo doesn't like blood, violence and war themes but there are so much more adult themes. I also know that Nintendo's current in-house developers neither have the desire nor the skill to make such games with great quality but Nintendo has so much money, they should buy studios or build up new ones from the ground up for the development of such adult games. For me it's just silly to have a situation that if you are an adult gamer you have no choice than to also buy a PlayStation, Xbox or a gaming PC. As much as you love Nintendo, certain content you can't have on it (or just in limited quantity and quality). Nintendo always comes with the excuse that their games appeal to everyone including (young) adults. Yes, Mario Kart, Smash and even Mario Party are great party games where even (young) adults can have great fun with friends but ultimately, Nintendo says to such people: "Thank you for buying Nintendo products but for you to become fully satisfied, we are sorry, but you have to buy a either a PlayStation, Xbox or gaming PC."

Cringe post is cringe.

Btw Nintendo publishes a lot of M rated games. They even market 3rd party M rated games in directs. Something they would not have done in the Wii era. Nintendo's products are not for you. Move on. They do fine at what they develop and publish. Better than Xbox in sales and appeal. We are not the Gamecube era anymore with the mentality "Nintendo is kiddie" Come back to 2020 and out of 2003. They don't need to do any of what you said.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

I think digital expansion is one of the smartest things Nintendo can do right now. The less plastic garbage and automobile travel that we can have, the better. Also, as a convenience factor and migrating software to future hardware, digital is vastly superior.

I've personally been all digital since the early 3DS days, and much longer than that if including just PC gaming.



I describe myself as a little dose of toxic masculinity.

Digital only people act like Vegans I swear. No one should have options. Everyone should be like them. It's a silly way of thinking.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

Jumpin said:

I think digital expansion is one of the smartest things Nintendo can do right now. The less plastic garbage and automobile travel that we can have, the better. Also, as a convenience factor and migrating software to future hardware, digital is vastly superior.

I've personally been all digital since the early 3DS days, and much longer than that if including just PC gaming.

I'm all for reduction in waste but I have one good question for you.  What happens when my Wii U which has my Wii file transfer dies?  My VC, WiiWare games are gone.  Does that sound future proof?