3 weeks ago Legend11 posted an article from Dave Halverson of the Play Magazine in which the editor in chief states that Nintendo's new strategy is to go for your mom and abandon the core gamer market. I commented on this issue that this article is just the opinion of the editor and that he will be proved wrong. Here's the link to said thread:
What then happened was that several members of this forum ganged up against me, because in no way could I, a dedicated Nintendo gamer, know more about Nintendo's strategy then a journalist that was invited to Nintendo's media summit. My statements were:
"Nintendo won't abandon the core gamer market."
At their E3 press conference Nintendo stated the core gamer market is still an essential part of their userbase and that they will continue to make core games themselves and support 3rd parties to bring core games to Wii and add online functionality (EA is the prime example here), which was a concern for many core gamers as well.
"Mario Kart Wii is coming."
Nintendo announced Mario Kart for Wii on E3, the game is going to be released worldwide in Q1 2008 with online multiplayer.
"I know more about Nintendo and their strategy than the editor in chief who wrote the article for the Play Magazine."
Apparently I do.
"Just because analysts and journalists are paid to pay attention to the videogame market and its trends, doesn't mean that they can't be wrong from time to time."
That should be a no brainer, really.
So who is going to eat crow? Here is the list of people that were proved wrong on one or several points:
We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers…Also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls. The only thing that really worried me was the ether. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge. –Raoul Duke
It is hard to shed anything but crocodile tears over White House speechwriter Patrick Buchanan's tragic analysis of the Nixon debacle. "It's like Sisyphus," he said. "We rolled the rock all the way up the mountain...and it rolled right back down on us...." Neither Sisyphus nor the commander of the Light Brigade nor Pat Buchanan had the time or any real inclination to question what they were doing...a martyr, to the bitter end, to a "flawed" cause and a narrow, atavistic concept of conservative politics that has done more damage to itself and the country in less than six years than its liberal enemies could have done in two or three decades. -Hunter S. Thompson