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Is Nintendo a natural free-to-play game company?
I was reading the comments on Rob Fahey’s column on the challenges facing Sony with the Vita. This comment, by Felix Leyendecker, a senior 3D artist at Crytek, leapt out at me. “Nintendos IPs are successful because...
- Posted 229 days ago
[Gamesbriefers] Can Nintendo sustain the traditional console business for much longer?
While other companies in the console games business are struggling to adapt, Nintendo has so far defied expectations - most notably by managing to sell tens of millions of 3DS consoles, despite the ubiquity of smartphones and...
- Posted 239 days ago
10 Things I hope Nintendo will announce for the WII U at E3 2012
Next week, all eyes will be on E3 to see what Nintendo announces for the Wii U. Here are ten things taht I would like to hear, even if some of them are very unlikely.
- Posted 361 days ago
Smartphone revenues likely to gross $1 billion in 2011, and Nintendo’s hurting
This is my third post inspired by Flurry’s most recent release of free-to-play data. (The others were on free-to-play ARPPU and how whales dominate IAP revenues on smartphones.) This data shows just how successful smartphone gaming is...
- Posted 667 days ago
My views on Nintendo and E3 in the Guardian
I was interviewed in the Guardian last week for my views on E3, and on what Nintendo was likely to announce. I’m particularly excited about the growth of the second screen for televisions, whether that be smartphones,...
- Posted 718 days ago
Recent pronouncements from Nintendo and Sony show they don’t even understand the threat they face
Satoru Iwata and Andrew House have recently talked about how changes in the games industry are a damaging to quality and threaten our industry. The problem is that they are cherry-picking their datapoints, and are missing the bigger...
- Posted 800 days ago
Investor in Nintendo? Five good reasons why you should sell your Nintendo stock now
Nintendo’s stock has fallen 69% from its peak in mid-2008. How much further does it have to fall? Is Nintendo’s growth behind it? The Wii is under increasing pressure from lower price points for the Xbox 360...
- Posted 1326 days ago