If Friendship isn't Magic, then what the fuck are the benefits?
"I think your information is off. Though I may not agree with everythin Nin. does, they still have the most money out of the big 3"
Maybe. I know Sony is (or at least was) bleeding money and the Playstation brand is the only thing raking in the dosh. I don't know how MS is doing, though.
Still, my point isn't that Nintendo is currently going under, rather that their business practices will hurt them in the long run. With both the Wii and Wii U, Nintendo got lucky and were saved from themselves thanks to soccer moms in the case of the former and the 3DS in the case of the later.
"been around for over 120 years"
That's irrelevant. Sega used to be Nintendo's biggest competitor in the console scene. Now look at them, they're forced to develop exclusively on mobile. I'm sure Sega hasn't been around for anywhere as long as Nintendo, but my point is that Being around for a while doesn't mean management can't still run them into the ground.
"are the only game company that evolves (even if it's slow)"
And I appreciate that Nintendo tries to do something different, but innovation doesn't mean much when making a console. If a dev can't do it on a competitor's console, they won't do it on yours. It's truly unfortunate, as I would've loved to see what people would have done with things like the PS4's touch pad, but it's likely doomed to be nothing more than a glorified select button because the Xbox doesn't have something similar.
But this wouldn't be much of an issue for Nintendo if their tech evolved as quickly as their competitor's. The Wii's outdated hardware is pretty much half of why it got almost no multiplatforms.
"and produce their own games which on average are higher quality then 3rd party games on their system or any other."
This isn't as good a thing as you think it is. Nintendo's games were better than 3rd-party titles on Wii because developers were limited in what they could do with the Wii. The poor hardware meant that they were limited in the scope of what they could do with their games compared to what could be done on the 360 and PS3. The unconventional controller meant that additional work needed to be put in for multiplatforms to work on the system, accommodations needed to be made for the Wii Remote and Nunchuck. Sure there's the GC and Pro controllers, but the Wii remote needed to be supported as not everyone would have one. Also the GC controller still had less buttons than the PS3 and 360 controllers anyway.
The Wii U, while having controllers with more conventional controls, still suffers from the same hardware issues as the Wii did. Another issue is that 3rd-party support on the Wii U is half-assed at best (except for Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut as it's the only version of DC that isn't plagued with technical problems). Every multiplat has some issue or drawback present only on the Wii U version (again, except for DEHRDC) that makes the Wii U an undesirable platform to play it on. A couple examples being Sniper Elite's lack of multiplayer, Mass Effect only offering the 3rd game in the trilogy (which is definitely not how a trilogy should be played), and lack of split-screen and DLC in Blacklist.
Nintendo doesn't understand how important 3rd-party support is. Some people don't want to spend $300 on a Wii U for a handful of games only to have to spend $350-$400 on a Xbox One or PS4 to play anything not made by Nintendo. If those people only needed to get a Wii U for 1st-party games like Smash, Super Mario, Legend of Zelda and 3rd-party games like Metal Gear, Grand Theft Auto, and Assassin's Creed, the Wii U probably would have sold like hotcakes (that and if they actually marketed it).
Just look at the PS3. Sony made it with a similar mentality. Sony thought they didn't need 3rd-parties to carry a system and the PS3 tripped right at the starting line for it. Unlike Nintendo, however, Sony saw what they did wrong and recovered. They embraced 3rd-parties and, eventually, indie devs. The PS3, despite its early failings, ended on an impressively high note, even outselling the 360.
So I think that Nintendo is doomed to the same fate as Sega unless Nintendo realises what they're doing wrong. All it will take are two bad console gens in a row and I'll be downloading the latest Super Smash Bro. game from the Playstation Network on my PS7.
But with any luck, Nintendo learned their lessons from the Wii U and NX will gain from it.
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