Video: How Nintendo stayed relevant throughout its history

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Poll Video: How Nintendo stayed relevant throughout its history (36 votes)

I love Nintendo 67%
I hate Nintendo 8%
They're OK. 25%

https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/04/11/how-nintendo-has-stayed-relevant-for-over-a-century.html

Wanted to share this video as I thought it was very interesting. I couldn't embed it here for some reason, but you can find it in the link above. Your thoughts, SW? Are you a fan of Nintendo? Do you think they will be around for a long time? I wasn't a huge Nintendo fan growing up, but I respected them. Then I learned to really appreciate their games, and I'm a happy Switch owner. Definitely their best system in my opinion. I think they always find ways to be different; they're willing to make mistakes, and that's great. They bounce back afterwards.

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#1 Telekill
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Their focus on motion controls with Wii and Wii-U lost me as a customer for the better part of a decade. The joycons for Switch are still mostly crap by themselves. Even my 3 year old uses them sparingly preferring the Pro controllers.

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#2 mclarenmaster18
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Nintendo is okay in my personal opinion.

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#3 mojito1988
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I have always appreciated that they are not just a clone of the other 2. I already own a Ps4 and Xbox one. I would not want a 3rd one of that. This leads to hits for me like the 3ds and Switch and also some misses like the Wii or Virtual Boy. I would not have it any other way. Also I appreciate that they do not feel the need to become dark and gritty just because everyone else is. They seem more family oriented and that is a good thing after all you have the other 2 for that already. They also seem to still care about local multiplayer and I just love that as I like hanging out with actual people in real life still.

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#4 R4gn4r0k
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I love Nintendo games

I hate Nintendo pricing

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#5 DaVillain-  Moderator  Online
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Nintendo makes good quality of games that tend to be far superior to Sony's offering in some areas. The only thing I don't like about Nintendo is their prices are insane!

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#6 Juub1990  Online
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@davillain-: That and their cheapo hardware when Nintendo with the GC and before were known for high quality durable stuff. GC and N64 are fucking tanks.

Also don’t like their non-refund policy.

I used to like Nintendo a lot more. I don’t love them but I like them a fair bit more than just "OK".

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#7 nintendoboy16
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"Fake news! Nintendo wasn't relevant during the Wii U era!"

The price for citing NBC.

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#9  Edited By Sevenizz
Member since 2010 • 4939 Posts

Meh, they used to be cool. But they haven’t grown with gamers. They’ve remained stagnant while their competitors innovate/push technology and Nintendo milks their brand franchise’s. This is both good and bad.

They’re ok, but I’ve outgrown them.

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#10 Archangel3371
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I love Nintendo, have been a huge fan of theirs ever since the NES and will in all likelihood continue to be so for as long as they are around.

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#11 Solaryellow
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Becoming an every day household name doesn't hurt relevance.

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#12 dzimm
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Nintendo has built their empire on interesting, innovative hardware and great games. I don't see that changing.

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#13  Edited By MirkoS77
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I don’t see how anyone could not respect Nintendo as a developer, even if their games aren’t to their tastes. I hold immense respect for them as a game maker. When firing on all cylinders, they’re untouchable.

As a company? Eh, I think they leave something to be desired. Their chronic refusal to view themselves as competing, their neglection of their IPs, their unwillingness to listen and stubbornness, their overly strict conservatism, their arrogance, their reticence to go in big with new properties more often, and many of their corporate policies and philosophies I find hold them back from their fullest potential.

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#14 I_P_Daily
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Nintendo hasn't been relevant since the N64, neither has their hardware or games.

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#15 tocool340
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I'm still a Nintendo fan despite missing out on Wii U (and still haven't gotten a switch). My issue with Nintendo is how long they tend to keep the prices of their hardware/software at launch price. That particular practice has become so off-putting in recent years that I'm having a hard time wanting to support them...

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@MirkoS77 said:

I don’t see how anyone could not respect Nintendo as a developer, even if their games aren’t to their tastes. I hold immense respect for them as a game maker. When firing on all cylinders, they’re untouchable.

As a company? Eh, I think they leave something to be desired. Their chronic refusal to view themselves as competing, their neglection of their IPs, their unwillingness to listen and stubbornness, their overly strict conservatism, their arrogance, their reticence to go in big with new properties more often, and many of their corporate policies and philosophies I find hold them back from their fullest potential.

I wonder how many gamers actually care about the corporations behind the games, regardless of how they are run. There are corporate aspects of Nintendo I do not like, but that did not prevent me from enjoying its games. The same goes with gamers who dislike EA, Activision, Konami, Bethseda, etc. as corporations, but like their games.

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#17 SecretPolice
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Millions of gullible McFlys...

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lol :P

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#18 Litchie
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@i_p_daily said:

Nintendo hasn't been relevant since the N64, neither has their hardware or games.

...in fairy tale land? Or are we just in full blown ignore mode?

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@Litchie said:
@i_p_daily said:

Nintendo hasn't been relevant since the N64, neither has their hardware or games.

...in fairy tale land? Or are we just in full blown ignore mode?

nintendo still milking same childish games like mario and zelda over like 3 decades.

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#20 VirusVaccine21
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@davillain- said:

Nintendo makes good quality of games that tend to be far superior to Sony's offering in some areas. The only thing I don't like about Nintendo is their prices are insane!

If they're superior to Sony, imagine Microsoft.

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#21 MirkoS77
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@onesiphorus said:
@MirkoS77 said:

I don’t see how anyone could not respect Nintendo as a developer, even if their games aren’t to their tastes. I hold immense respect for them as a game maker. When firing on all cylinders, they’re untouchable.

As a company? Eh, I think they leave something to be desired. Their chronic refusal to view themselves as competing, their neglection of their IPs, their unwillingness to listen and stubbornness, their overly strict conservatism, their arrogance, their reticence to go in big with new properties more often, and many of their corporate policies and philosophies I find hold them back from their fullest potential.

I wonder how many gamers actually care about the corporations behind the games, regardless of how they are run. There are corporate aspects of Nintendo I do not like, but that did not prevent me from enjoying its games. The same goes with gamers who dislike EA, Activision, Konami, Bethseda, etc. as corporations, but like their games.

Corporate decisions and philosophy directly impact the products that exist and those that don't, and that's only to the degree I care about NCL.