*whisper* buy dreamworks... buy dreamworks...
what i want nintendo to do:
- enter alliance with Disney to make movie-like interactive games
unlike what many enthusiasts proposes, the first successful foray of this type will result in CHILDREN movie/games. to capture the imagination of adults will take longer convincing, but simple, elegant design and immerisve experience will certainly win over hearts of children.
and what better company than Disney and Nintendo joining hands on this collaborative effort?
- WiiPhones, DSPhones
much less ambitious... is making WiiPhones right on the Wii. VOIP is already here, Wiimotes and DS both have speakers, so Nintendo can just cash in by releasing an accessory. nintendo can release more dedicated versions (better speakers) of the Wiimote or the DS to start moving the DS or the Wii into a staple consumer electronics product.
the implementation of WiiPhone (not DS Phone) is so straightforward nintendo could make such an annoucement tomorrow and i wouldn't be surprised.
DS Phone would be kind of like cell phones. ideally, it would work in cities that provide free universal wireless. which is... 10 years away at least. of course.
difficult... apple has plans for its iTV. a collaboration with Apple would be intriguing, but probably a pipedream. in the ideal world, nintendo designs the hardware and games, apple figure out the music and content distribution. as it stands, nintendo won't work on apple's hardware, apple won't stoop to using somebody else's hardware. no collaborations possible--only possible way for this to happen would be a merger, which actually has an outside chance of happening. 1 in 50 i'd say.