@sion what u think g
Most of the demands ppl have for Nintendo are perceptive, which means it's not necessarily their reality. People are weighing the Wii U and comparing it to the other consoles and then drawing conclusions. We have to wait to see how NX rolls out before we jump to conclusions. Third party support isn't the bulk of their revenue or profit nor will it be, more "violent" games isn't Nintendo's style just like we don't expect Disney to make thrillers. Hardware isn't their area of expertise nor do the games they make require it (add to the fact hardware sells at a loss for companies). Nintendo needs to "change" people's current perceptions because letting it dictate their decisions financially is often a great mistake companies make that destroy them forever. Nintendo lost their CEO last year and are in a stage of transition, so there's going to be slow downs but it's "problems" aren't as dire as people are making it out to be. Nintendo is highly cautious in a market that wants it to swing for the sake of swinging when they don't have to do anything SMMFH.
Only thing I'd recommend Nintendo do is buy back stock with their war chest whenever the price is reasonable or below 1.5 and to keep its state of mind. Buying back stock would quiet shareholders and further strengthen their ability to finance future projects. The only drawback is they have a massive company and it's harder to find business to really hit their bottom line especially with their product line and what they offer. It's just the nature of their business.
NX is doomed to fail.
They're gonna bank on a bunch of bullshit and LOZ as a launch title, hoping people buy it.
The problem with Nintendo is only half explained though imo.
The other half of the problem is that Nintendo owns so many IP's and they've either kept them dormant for years or have done nothing but the same old rinse and repeat shit with them.
It's crazy to think that the Wii U won't get a LOZ game until the very end of it's life cycle.
This literally could've saved the console if it was good.
It's crazy to think that Nintendo hasn't put out a new Metroid game in 6 years and aren't currently making one that's actually canon to the series
It's crazy to think that Nintendo hasn't put out a new F-Zero game since 2004.
It took fucking forever to get a new Star Fox game. Same with Kid Icarus.
What about Mother (Earthbound)? Will we ever get Mother 3 localized?
What about making a new game based in the Mario universe that doesn't suck?
Then you have minor stuff like Nintendo of America doing all that nonsense censoring bullshit.
Nintendo has all the assets in the world to make good games but would rather lose money with their old formula than try to even kinda appeal to the people who grew up on Nintendo.
The older audience can save them from being a failure but they ain't having it.