Just look at the chart on the other thread. nintendo has never been in danger in their history. Even during Sony's most successful years, their game division only made more money than Nintendo did once or twice. The GC/GBA era was better for Nintendo than the PS2 era was for Sony. Just think about that for a second.
I just never understood why to some people, as gamers, that is important or it makes up for the evident problems with the system. It's not all about money. The fact they can make good profit doesn't make your gaming experience any better. Especially since they hardly share that with you or give back. Clearly.
That's not going to make the Wii U gaming experience better for those buying the console. It won't bring in more third party support. It won't fix the complaints a lot of people have with it.
Profit isn't everything. Even for a business. If they plan on just getting by, by taking advantage of whatever hardcore fans they have left, and squeezing every last peny out of that group, then that's not really a success because it's bad for long term business. You see it now with the Wii U. Going in the same direction, and offering their loyal fans a product that's below their expectations, with few game releases in between, could very well lead to continue losing customers and piss off more of their remaining user base.
If you are the type of gamer that games on multiple consoles, it won't be so bad, but if you are a Nintendo only gamer, and you game pretty regularly, you can't possibly be happy about this. Whether or not they rake in profit.
We are discussing the future of a company so profit for that console is a big part of it. Does that mean what they do is good for the gamer, no, but it puts things in perspective from nintendo's point of view.
Who is a Nintendo only gamer? i dont understand how that is even possible. Nintendo's games by their very nature encourage you to try out more games. They dont try to trap you in one kind of game year in and year out, offering online to keep you on that one game. And say you are one of these strange Nintendo only gamers, being angry at Nintendo will lead you to do what exactly? Quit gaming forever or try other games? At which point you are no longer a Nintendo only gamer. I understand there is a group of more casual gamers that dont really care about gaming that have a wii, a mario game or two and thats it. Its them that made nintendo billions last gen, losing EA doesnt matter to them, not having the next big idea like the Wiimote and wii sports is what matters.