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OneTime said:

I would put butchered ports of all of the Nintendo games onto other platforms to devalue the franchises. Then I'd push for second rate versions of games that are already on XBOX and PS on to the Switch, so that people get confused as to why the platform even exists. Then be clueless as to why the company has folded.

Except all the games would be better on Xbox Series X and PS5 so your entire post is nonsensical. 



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Trade stock with sony, create a semi merger and make a handheld for them so nintendo fans can have their cake and eat it too. All nintony handheld games purchased will be playable on the ps57 as a free download. No one said i had to be good at this job.right?



The first thing I would do is drop any fees 3rd parties pay for the game carts and ensure they put the full damn game on it lol.



 

 

Immediately start asking wtf no decent games are being released anytime soon



Have a meeting with AMD :)



 

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In Approximate Order:

  1. Panic in a secure location. Then learn Japanese so that I can actually talk to my employees.
  2. Review what big projects we have in the pipeline. Make sure that we can feasibly have at least one major release every Q4 for the next few years.
  3. Relaunch the Virtual Console brand on the Switch eShop. Hire a company like M2 to handle the emulation if necessary, but allow people to at least permanently purchase the Nintendo Online library of NES and SNES games to start with. Prices can still be fairly high for re-releases if we want to avoid frightening smaller developers. We can also use this brand to make money off of localizing games for foreign release for the first time (Devil World, Fire Emblem, Kirby Super Star Stacker, Custom Robo 64, etc).
  4. Start a new policy of regular Nintendo Directs. Once every three months, there should be a Direct that spells out everything coming out within three months and hints at anything else coming out in the following year we're ready to announce or show more of.
  5. Let the people who designed the Switch develop its successor in peace. Just make sure they stick to the Switch's formula.
  6. Announce price drops for the 3DS one last time. They should not have a $200 model like the Switch does.
  7. Try to organize a team to revive some of the big brands Nintendo left behind in the Wii U era. If we can resurrect Wii Sports or Nintendogs at half of their former sales, that would be amazing.
  8. Try to organize the development of "middle tier" games that would cost $30 or $40 at launch. Use this for future Wii U ports, less ambitious 2D platformers, Advance Wars sequels, etc. This would fill in gaps between releases while giving overlooked games and series a chance to still exist on store shelves.
  9. Get the N64 mini made.


Love and tolerate.

Salnax said:

Start a new policy of regular Nintendo Directs. Once every three months, there should be a Direct that spells out everything coming out within three months and hints at anything else coming out in the following year we're ready to announce or show more of.

This, this right fucking here.

Their biggest problem right now is their horrendous lack of transparency about upcoming releases. 

Also, the Direct dates should be regular and fixed, not only announced a few days in advance. At the end of each Direct we should get a date for the next one.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

make nintendo first party games go multiplat after a year exclusivity on nointento platforms



Salnax said:

In Approximate Order:

  1. Panic in a secure location. Then learn Japanese so that I can actually talk to my employees.
  2. Review what big projects we have in the pipeline. Make sure that we can feasibly have at least one major release every Q4 for the next few years.
  3. Relaunch the Virtual Console brand on the Switch eShop. Hire a company like M2 to handle the emulation if necessary, but allow people to at least permanently purchase the Nintendo Online library of NES and SNES games to start with. Prices can still be fairly high for re-releases if we want to avoid frightening smaller developers. We can also use this brand to make money off of localizing games for foreign release for the first time (Devil World, Fire Emblem, Kirby Super Star Stacker, Custom Robo 64, etc).
  4. Start a new policy of regular Nintendo Directs. Once every three months, there should be a Direct that spells out everything coming out within three months and hints at anything else coming out in the following year we're ready to announce or show more of.
  5. Let the people who designed the Switch develop its successor in peace. Just make sure they stick to the Switch's formula.
  6. Announce price drops for the 3DS one last time. They should not have a $200 model like the Switch does.
  7. Try to organize a team to revive some of the big brands Nintendo left behind in the Wii U era. If we can resurrect Wii Sports or Nintendogs at half of their former sales, that would be amazing.
  8. Try to organize the development of "middle tier" games that would cost $30 or $40 at launch. Use this for future Wii U ports, less ambitious 2D platformers, Advance Wars sequels, etc. This would fill in gaps between releases while giving overlooked games and series a chance to still exist on store shelves.
  9. Get the N64 mini made.

I like all of this a lot except the Virtual Console one. The current way they do it is wayyy better than buying overpriced classic games one at a time. It's the netflix model. There is a reason why people just use netflix or another streaming service over buying individual movies or tv dvd boxes these days, because the subscription model is FAR better - its better for estimating revenue for the company and way better and less costly for consumers. So I would keep the far superior current subscription model but bring back the Virtual Console branding for it and divert some resources to actually give it more systems and games, as there is no reason that GB, GBA, and N64 shouldn't be on there yet.

But yeah other than that I like regular Directs with a standard timeline for announcing upcoming games or giving sneak peaks for games that are planned to launch within a year. 3DS should only have the New 2DS on the market and it should be priced at like $90. 100% behind bringing back a Wii Sports like game on Switch, it would sell huge. And the AC people might enjoy a Nintendogs type game so while those games don't appeal to me I bet Nintendo could put together a popular game in that series. Middle tier $30-$40 games is absolutely needed!! Every Wii U port except Mario Kart should be in that range, plus something like Link's Awakening remake, and Nintendo should have some of the smaller handheld series come out on Switch at that price too - I'm still waiting for Nintendo's handheld series to come out on Switch other than Pokemon, based on Switch software so far it definitely feels like instead of combining their two divisions they just scrapped the handheld one and kept the console one. And yes to the N64 mini, I'm amazed they didn't keep selling the NES and SNES and come out with an N64 the following year. Even if they wanted a forced feeling of scarcity they should just release those three classic systems every holiday system to get people all hyped, sell a two or three million classic systems a year between the three of them.