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@mrbojangles25 said:

What makes you think the market is not there?

PC gaming has the largest amount of games with the widest amount of genres and sub-genres; I'd argue this means there is a very open-minded customer base out there. I think Nintendo would sell incredibly well on PC (and other platforms, for that matter).

Additionally, their games would run on very old tech and "potato" PC's as Nintendo hardware isn't all that powerful. That'd further increase their sales as people could play current-gen Nintendo games on very old or low-spec PC's.

My only issue is, Nintendo being a Japanese corporation and therefore overvaluing their IP, they'd probably offer ten year old games at full price when porting to a new platform.

However if they could offer a backlog or "collections" type games, and do it for a reasonable price, that'd be awesome. I'd shell out $50 bucks easily if it included every Mario or Metroid game from the past 10-20 years or two generations or so, and so on and so forth.

Won't happen, though.

Couple things:

Nintendo makes their hardware designed around their games. This includes gimmicks. This is evident when a game gets ported to a later system of theirs, and it doesn't work as well (especially evident in games like Skyward Sword HD and Mario Galaxy off 3DAS, former's transition to traditional controls was rough, involving use of BOTH analog sticks, and the latter had awkward use of motioned cursor support for grabbing starbits... ON A REGULAR CONTROLLER, hell, let's not go into emulation issues of Majora's Mask on GCN from 64 original).

As for Nintendo's audience? They are literally accused of only buying Nintendo consoles JUST for their games, which was evident back on GCN (Melee and Double Dash being the top two) and Wii U (VB was an exception because it sold THAT bad).

Even with the "should run on lower hardware" argument, you still need to WORK to make sure that's the case. There is a reason some ports of older titles somehow don't perform as well on modern hardware (I just had this conversation on PS2 emulation on PS5, and Digital Foundry's study of it).

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So, about this:

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Right now, this seems to target re-writable disc production though.

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@Jag85 said:
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@Jag85: @TheEroica: They abandoned business before IN that 100+ years. And if they did stick around, fans would disown them harder than Xbox fans did that brand (despite PC gaming being MS old playground pre-Xbox).

Nintendo never abandoned the card game business. Nintendo are still manufacturing playing cards to this day:

Nintendo (NTDOY) Playing Card revenue grew 102% in FY 2023

In addition, Nintendo co-own The Pokemon Company, the biggest card game manufacturer in the world with billions of Pokemon cards printed every year.

Not the big focus it once was. Plus, Pokemon even with the cards, isn't completely theirs. It's only enough for them to ensure the main games never touch a PlayStation (the crowd that would likely treat that series as "not a true RPG", like FGC does Smash for fighters) or other systems.

They dropped Love Hotels like a ton of bricks though.

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@TheEroica: Like there hasn't been two gens where gamers skipped a Mario title? Come on now!

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@YearoftheSnake5: Value of the IP? Metroid wasn't a top seller.

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@Jag85: @TheEroica: They abandoned business before IN that 100+ years. And if they did stick around, fans would disown them harder than Xbox fans did that brand (despite PC gaming being MS old playground pre-Xbox).

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Every time this is asked, I'll always answer: Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy.

Seriously, it's on Steam, Switch, and the Xbox classic version is DL/BC on One/Series (and patched of the fatal save flaw too). GET IT!

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@SolidGame_basic said:
@lamprey263 said:

Getting the authentic Nintendo experience. I'd expect nothing less.

If I recall, the expanded 3DS version was $40 lol

Yeah, but that port wasn't that good. It was pick your poison between better framerate, but motion controls. Or traditional controls with poor framerate.

(Just hope to the gods it isn't like the Nvidia Shield port, released only in mainland China)

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@Jag85 said:

30 years is way too far into the future. Just look at how much gaming has changed in the last 30 years since 1994. It's hard to tell just how much gaming would change in the next 30 years.

But we could maybe predict the next 10 years. If the Switch 2 lives up to expectations, then Nintendo won't need to go the PC route like Sony and MS. But if the Switch 2 underperforms, then it's a possibility that Nintendo goes the PC route as well.

Or they drop gaming and focus all multimedia efforts given Detective Pikachu and the Mario Movie's successes. They'd rather go out like Takagi in Die Hard.