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    News - Nintendo plans to make new consoles for emerging markets

    This is Iwata's latest escape plan following an annual loss hat-trick.
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    Re: News - Nintendo plans to make new consoles for emerging markets

    Surely they are missing a trick still with mobile gaming. They own some pretty good IP that surely would be a good fit to start making mobile games from. I know the typical cost of a smartphone app is much less than they would sell a 3DS game for but pretty soon on this path no one will be buying them anyway.

    Feels like they can't adapt out of the mindset that they want total control of the ecosystem (Harware, Software, Delivery of content).

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    Oh well, 1 step closer to mario on every platform then!
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    Re: News - Nintendo plans to make new consoles for emerging markets

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanoe View Post
    Surely they are missing a trick still with mobile gaming. They own some pretty good IP that surely would be a good fit to start making mobile games from. I know the typical cost of a smartphone app is much less than they would sell a 3DS game for but pretty soon on this path no one will be buying them anyway.

    Feels like they can't adapt out of the mindset that they want total control of the ecosystem (Harware, Software, Delivery of content).
    +1 on this. There was an article about the Ara modular phone recently and I slapped in a comment that this would be a natural place for Nintendo to get their hooks into.

    I'll go further, maybe they need to think about some kind of gaming controller add on for selected Android phones and iOS. Like Kanoe I just can't see any good reason why Nintendo couldn't port some of their older titles to Android/iOS/WindowsPhone and get some much needed cash back. As someone said to me the other day, they thought Nintendo had gone under, so mobile apps would be a good way to get the Nintendo brand out there.

    After all, if "emerging markets" are to save them then that's also where the smartphone is becoming the "must have" item!

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    Re: News - Nintendo plans to make new consoles for emerging markets

    Nintendo's solution to nobody buying their underpowered under-marketed bull****? Sell new even more underpowered bull**** to China.

    Oh, great.

    Nintendo need to stop ****ing about and instigate mandatory PS3/PS4/360/Bone time for every single one of their designers. Make them actually acknowledge how badly they've ****ed up everything to do with the Internet, compared to the competition - apparently not a single designer on the Wii U online owns a competitor's console or used any features from the competition as design cues.

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    Re: News - Nintendo plans to make new consoles for emerging markets

    To top it all off they just keep churning out loads of similar Mario and Zelda games. How many times has Super Mario brothers been rehashed now for each console or handheld generation.

    I think they need to start allowing their games on multiple platforms like SEGA did with their Sonic games and other I.P's.

    If they still want to be successful the next major home console needs to be as good if not better than the XBone and PS4, they will need to get it done quick though so it can go up against machines that are already established.

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    Re: News - Nintendo plans to make new consoles for emerging markets

    Beginning of the end for Nintendo. It is so sad to see such a great name in such a jaded position. They are stuck in the 1980's

    Medical devices? Consoles in emerging markets? Do they not know that Sony and Microsoft ALSO sell to emerging markets? Why can they not see they need to revamp their hardware and move away from Mario Kart version 30124!

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    Re: News - Nintendo plans to make new consoles for emerging markets

    This is just awful to watch. But then again, if a company doesn't make a product people want then the company just isn't going to last.

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    Re: News - Nintendo plans to make new consoles for emerging markets

    Come on Nintendo. Quick iOS ports of SNES games, £1.99 each, from an official source, voilà you're minted.

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    Re: News - Nintendo plans to make new consoles for emerging markets

    They could even do what SEGA done with a few packs of their classic games bundled and sold through Steam. I have all 5 packs of MD games on there and as soon as one becomes available I buy it. They seem to have the right idea as there is still a market for the old games through new platforms.

    If Nintendo did packs like this on Steam with numerous games in each they would sell.

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    Re: News - Nintendo plans to make new consoles for emerging markets

    Hey Nintendo: how about an actually-powerful console for EXISTING markets, huh?!

    Stop trying to avoid doing what you should be doing and make a proper console before you lose what little remains of your fanbase.

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    Re: News - Nintendo plans to make new consoles for emerging markets

    Agree with most of the above, but then again I don't think trying to make a vastly powerful console will help them either. Most people that had Wii's still had them for little kids, that is not going to change overnight - but then again the Wii U isn't different enough to persuade people to change. So cheap games rule and the incentive to change is not there until the kids get to teenage years
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    Re: News - Nintendo plans to make new consoles for emerging markets

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferral View Post
    To top it all off they just keep churning out loads of similar Mario and Zelda games. How many times has Super Mario brothers been rehashed now for each console or handheld generation.
    Seems to work for CoD and Battlefield
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    Re: News - Nintendo plans to make new consoles for emerging markets

    Nintendo should stop making hardware like SEGA and just concentrate on making games for PC, PS4, XB1

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    Re: News - Nintendo plans to make new consoles for emerging markets

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    Nintendo's solution to nobody buying their underpowered under-marketed bull****? Sell new even more underpowered bull**** to China.

    Oh, great.

    Nintendo need to stop ****ing about and instigate mandatory PS3/PS4/360/Bone time for every single one of their designers. Make them actually acknowledge how badly they've ****ed up everything to do with the Internet, compared to the competition - apparently not a single designer on the Wii U online owns a competitor's console or used any features from the competition as design cues.
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