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#16 Gaara sama

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 15:21

i don't know why the wii U is very good and children love it !!! 




#17 HawkMan

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 15:28

for a long time.  There are some people that will always want a dedicated portable gaming system.  I'll give you that the market will probably not be anywhere near as big as it was during the height of the Nintendo DS but it won't disappear completely.  Not every portable game is suited for exclusively touchscreen controls that phones have so there will be a market for a dedicated handheld.

 

Obviously however Nintendo would be foolish to not have a long term plan in place to prepare for the collapse of the handheld market but in the short term it's nothing they have to worry about now.

 

No, controls will never be great on a touch screen. guess what. people don't care, people don't play those games. The DS market will shrink to a point where it's not economically feasible to keep it alive. like the Wii U. 

 

Do you think Nintendo would keep the DS alive if it sold 400k a year, or when it drops to 200 ? what about 100k, or 50k ? 

 

How many peopel do you see on the bus or train playing on a DS compared to a phone or tablet ? adults already have a phone and would rather play on that, kids are more and more playing on the phone or a tablet today as well. 

 

it's not dead yet, but it's certainly doomed, like the compact camera. There's no phone that does as good a job as compact camera, not even the Lumia 1020. but they're still dead. 



#18 HawkMan

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 15:29

The Problem with that game and the Wii U is without seeing the Old Wii version and that new version side by side the new version doesn't look that much better graphical wise to make me want to buy the Wii U.

 

sure they don't, if you have coke bottle glasses and an old non HD tube TV...

 

its a stylized game anyway. 



#19 Zidane

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 15:47

I've been with Nintendo since the beginning and will be till the end but I can't deny the fact that they should just do software. It is what they are truly the best at. I don't see any reason they couldn't partner with Microsoft or Sony (or both) and build up the platform necessary to deliver their software.

 

If they are still hell bent on hardware (moreso their peripherals), they could simply build attachments to extend one of the next gen consoles. At this rate, there will come a day in-which them being a hardware creator will come down to sheer pride; no way does it make sense in a not so distant future to keep selling their hardware...



#20 Veiva

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 13:54

No, controls will never be great on a touch screen. guess what. people don't care, people don't play those games. The DS market will shrink to a point where it's not economically feasible to keep it alive. like the Wii U. 

 

Do you think Nintendo would keep the DS alive if it sold 400k a year, or when it drops to 200 ? what about 100k, or 50k ? 

 

How many peopel do you see on the bus or train playing on a DS compared to a phone or tablet ? adults already have a phone and would rather play on that, kids are more and more playing on the phone or a tablet today as well. 

 

it's not dead yet, but it's certainly doomed, like the compact camera. There's no phone that does as good a job as compact camera, not even the Lumia 1020. but they're still dead. 

Show me a phone with physical controls that has games the quality of the 3DS' proper library. A touchscreen is no good for most games I play on my 3DS, even games like Pokemon. For every one good cell phone game, there's probably 1000 crappy ones. I've played Pokemon X since I got for 78 hours--how many cell phone games offer that kind of entertainment?

 

Seems like everyone is a market analysis nowadays.



#21 HawkMan

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 15:38

Did you even read my post ? cause you seem to ignore all of it. 



#22 Veiva

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 17:24

Did you even read my post ? cause you seem to ignore all of it. 

 

Really? I read your post. The only part I missed was the "lack of physical controls." You're still (attempting) to analyze a market. Heck, you act like the 3DS is a failure. Um, it's not. For the record, the 3DS is doing great. The Wii U is the only Nintendo console not doing good (aka a failure)--even the GameCube was a success, monetarily speaking.

 

Again, show me an app store with the consistent quality of titles available on the 3DS or even DS. Casual to casual, hardcore to hardcore--the dedicated console dominates the cell phone market. Hands down.

 

Oh, by the way, aren't you a hardcore gamer? Why would you even begin to compare casual "Cut the Rope" or "Angry Birds" to first-party Nintendo or even the good third parties offered in the Nintendo ecosystem? Before you say you didn't--you did by saying the cell phone market will eventually run Nintendo's handhelds into the ground.



#23 HawkMan

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 17:57

The DS sales curve is decidedly downward. again I didn't say it's dying it. but look at the market. the DS market is shrinking, and the mobile games market is growing at record rates.

 

no you can't play games as good on the mobile since it doesn't have controls. But people dont care, it's a time waster, for serious gaming they have consoles or computers. 

 

and the app store doesn't need consistent quality. the tp sellers of the quality games on the app store is still outselling the top selling DS games.  it just needs good games, not only good games.

 

As for comparison, people don't need or want to play core games on the go, they're happy to play casual time wasters on the go.