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If the wii had been a massive flop, it could have been.

No way it will be now.

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You've been really fooled girl, do you honestly believe that crap he's been telling you? That's real plain flaming at you don't you get it? What he's basically saying is.... Nintendo WII is nothing but crap and it "better be" their last console...  That guy would NEVER ever have seen me in his store again. It's subjective responding to customers and that's not allowed what he's doing. As long as you're selling different game consoles and goodies you have to shut up about your personal interest or opinion. If someone likes the PS3 and you as seller prefer the WII you shouldn't influence a customer with your taste. It's theirs what counts...

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I can't imagine a world without them....

omgwtfbbq said:

handheld console with motion controls? It would never work.

Sorry, but I don't buy it. Your Gamestop friend bought into the "Nintendo is doomed" talk that was going around before the Wii was released. Many people were saying that the Wii would fail and it would be their last console. They were all wrong.

Nintendo's strategy of two supportive pillars is working great. They are killing the competition in both handhelds and home consoles. I can't see them giving it all up and consolidating their domination of two markets into a single market. They won't be able to print as much money that way ;)

Nintendo will keep making consoles so long as it makes them money. They would have to be stupid to finish off right now. 

Theres a gaome for the gba that has motion sensing controlls comes with the adapter an everytin.



well considerig nintendo never had a console flop (by that i mean never loose profits even if they come third out of all consoles last gen). I don't see wo they ever leave the console market

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While Nintendo has been a very consistently profitable company, I think it was Iwata who at some point said that if the Wii failed to live up to even the Gamecube's sales, then they'd consider pulling out of console hardware. I don't know the figures but so far as I remember, while Gamecube was maintaining solvency, it wasn't pulling in significant profit. Most of Nintendo's profits were driven by handheld sales, so pulling sonsole hardware would have been fair enough really.

As for the Wii being under powered, I think that was more of a design choice. Nintendo realised that it didn't matter how mega powerful or stupidly underpowered they made their system, 3rd party developers would ignore them for the third time in a row. And they were right. Instead they concentrated on something that could differentiate them from the others both technically and on price, something within their technical expertise, and something they wouldn't have to worry about making losses on.

I take a quote from Iwata San.

'The day we stop making consoles is the day we drop out of the industry altogether.'

and i don't see any chance of that at the moment.

Nintendo is never leaving the console market. Even in their worst showings, read GC and N64, they still were very profitable. A business exists to make money and as long as that is happening they will continue. So, let's say Wii rules this gen, as all signs thus far are pointing to that outcome. Why in the world would they walk away? Their investors would probably have them killed and their stock value would plummet.

On the other hand if the Wii had failed and been selling sub-PS3 levels and even worse than GC, I would still think Nintendo would have kept making consoles. Why? They would have still made a profit. The Wii from day one was making money. That is why they ditched HD. To ensure that no matter the outcome of the Wii, it would still make money. Thus, giving them the ability to continue to make consoles and games.

The GS employee fed you a line of total BS, probably an xbot you were dealing with.

But yeah, had the Wii failed, I thought it might be Nintendo's last HOME console as well, considering how well the handheld sector was doing.

If the home console market was going to prove a money sink, the investors would be pushing Nintendo to axe it altogether and focus on the far more lucrative handheld market.

"I mean, c'mon, Viva Pinata, a game with massive marketing, didn't sell worth a damn to the "sophisticated" 360 audience, despite near-universal praise--is that a sign that 360 owners are a bunch of casual ignoramuses that can't get their heads around a 'gardening' sim? Of course not. So let's please stop trying to micro-analyze one game out of hundreds and using it as the poster child for why good, non-1st party, games can't sell on Wii. (Everyone frequenting this site knows this is nonsense, and yet some of you just can't let it go because it's the only scab you have left to pick at after all your other "Wii will phail1!!1" straw men arguments have been put to the torch.)" - exindguy on Boom Blocks

Gballzack said:

An employee at Gamestop the other day told me about that the Wii was intended to be Nintendo's last jab at stationary console gaming. Their alleged logic lies in the fact that the Wii was a cheap revisting of the Gamecube not wanting to invest in new expensive graphics development. He furthered the point by explaining how the Virtual Console was suppossed to be part of wrapping up Nintendo's legacy in one console, a full circle of gaming as a final farewell of sorts. While this poses interesting food for thought its credibility is dubious at best.

What do you think? Could the Wii have been Nintendo's last intended stationary console? Will it be Nintendo's last console? What if advances in Bluetooth and Wi-fi lead to a handheld successor which can double as a TV console being the successor to both handhelds and stationary consoles? Crazy I know, but it was thought I felt was worth bouncing off the heads here.

Owyeah... And when a Gamestop employee tells stuff that HAS to be true, doesn't it?!