Saving Nintendo the Ars way

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story imageIn 2014, the gaming industry presents a new landscape once again . All three of Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo have new consoles ( XBox One , Playstation 4 , and Wii U ), PC Gaming is back in a big way, and Valve is on the horizon with their new Steam Box platform . This says nothing about the emergence of mobile, casual, and free-to-play gaming paradigms as well.

With all the changes, ArsTechnica has suggested that the present business case(s) for Nintendo, in particular, are under severe threat and have offered up their suggestions for bringing Nintendo back to the fore . Ars' suggestions include: (1) target quantity over quality for their main franchises (a la Activision), (2) find the next game design visionary, and (3) go mobile and to the internet.

And now ... page two (Score: 1)

by dotdotdot@pipedot.org on 2014-05-12 20:32 (#1HQ)

There is a second page to that article which has two contradicting points: stop making hardware and make better hardware.

Between those two options, I would choose to make better hardware. I don't want the console wars to turn into a two-horse race, and no other players are big enough to go head-to-head with Microsoft and Sony.

I might end up buying a Wii U to replace an aging Wii just so the family can keep playing all the Nintendo games we own. But I really hope something better is coming down the road soon.
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