Things are not nearly as bad for Nintendo as they are for Sony, but this is obviously not good:

Nintendo will report on Thursday its first ever operating loss, after estimating a 45 billion yen deficit for the business year just ended.

I will always have a soft spot for Nintendo. In my opinion, they have by far the best game IP ever created. It’s not even close. And that’s why, as much as it pains me to say it, I think Nintendo will eventually have to head down the Sega path and move on from hardware to focus solely on software.

It’s well known that Mario/Zelda/etc creator Shigeru Miyamoto has no intention of letting this happen — like Apple, he strives to set the entire user experience through hardware and software — but it’s hard to see Nintendo focusing on gaming hardware and continuing on. Maybe they pull and Apple and fully reinvent the company, but there’s a reason why such transformations don’t happen often.

On the flipside, maybe I’m letting my dreams blind me a bit. I really, really, really want Mario and Zelda and Donkey Kong and all the other great Nintendo properties on iOS devices.

  1. objectivecrizzo reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    I would love to play Zelda and Mariokart on my iPad. parislemon:
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  3. provenescapades reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    The problem with Nintendo is simple: They already reinvented the company with the Wii. Starting from Wii Sports and Wii...
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  8. kulturvampir reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    I will always have a soft spot for Nintendo. In my opinion, they have by far the best game IP ever created.
  9. missbhavens reblogged this from pauldateh and added:
    (sigh). Oh Nintendo. I love you so much. Please don’t die, you big dumb lug. But WiiU? Blerg. And everything they said,...
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    I’m a Nintendo fangirl. I agree with what you said.
  13. pauldateh reblogged this from spytap and added:
    users have been wanting nintendo to release their back catalogue on android and iOS for years. rather than give users...
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    最後の段落だよな
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    I was pretty on-the-record with my thoughts that the Wii would succeed, as I thought it was genius market placement that...
  17. areyouthatguy reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Tagging in here: I just don’t see the WiiU being a big enough hit this Christmas to turn them around.
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