Nintendo On NX: We Think We Can Be As Profitable As We Were In The Wii/DS Era In Three Years

Nintendo betting the bank on NX and its mobile games.

Posted By | On 31st, Oct. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


It seems almost impossible to believe now, but just five years ago, Nintendo was at the top of the world. The DS was en route to becoming the highest selling system of all time, and the Wii was breaking all software and hardware sales records. Nintendo was rolling in the money, and at the peak of its market value capitalization.

Today, with the failure of the Wii U and the 3DS, and a few years straight of losses behind them, Nintendo doesn’t seem to be doing as hot. People are expecting the Japanese giant to recover from this, thanks to its commitment to making mobile games, as well as its upcoming new system, Nintendo NX- and Nintendo themselves, it seems, are pretty bullish on their own prospects.

‘There is potential for us to return to the same kind of profitability we had in the Wii and DS era within three years,’ Nintendo’s president Kimishima told Nikkei in an interview. The goal, it seems, is to rack up members for Nintendo’s new My Nintendo service via their mobile games, and then to migrate them over to the Nintendo NX- which Nintendo will talk more about in 2016, Kimishima promised in the same interview.

Is this too optimistic, or can Nintendo achieve this? They have pulled amazing comebacks throughout the entirety of their history- they didn’t survive for 130 years in a ruthless market by not being able to recover from stumbles. All eyes are now on Nintendo, as they move into the next era of their history.

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  • Gabriel Porto

    This may indicate a possibility to subsidize the next hardware for the first time, which may lead to the conclusion they’re going to use high end parts.

    • Psionicinversion

      the Wii had a very healthy profit margin, just hope they dont do weak hardware and try to sell it as something more than it is

  • Thomas Fitzgibbon

    Wait…the 3DS is a failure???

  • Riggerto

    52 million sales is ok innit? (3ds)

  • Gamez Rule

    OMG! Why can’t Nintendo listen to gamers needs? They made this mistake with Wii U.

    Example = Make a console more powerful then PS4 while keeping it easy to support and make games. Allow devs- to like that machine and make games for the new console instead of making devs- shy away from nintendo products because it’s under-powered OR hard to work with due to stupid controls ect.

    Make a console that can better what’s on the market now, and give the gamers a normal controller with rumble. Put a stop to stupid massive expensive controls and let the Nintendo gamers enjoy what PS4 and Xbone users are doing instead of being left out because YOU Nintendo don’t listen to gamers needs.

    IF Nintendo made that console, they would have a beast on their hands that could claim gamers hearts instead of their insults ( shown by Wii U )


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