Sunday, May 29, 2016

Nintendo NX - Designed for Upgrading

Developing, manufacturing and marketing new consoles every 2-3 years is extremely expensive and could even cause new consumers to hold off on a purchase. Having a decent upgrade mid-cycle without having to release a completely new console is something that could work for Nintendo and the NX.

Nintendo NX vs Xbox Scorpio is No Contest?

The NX will be using the latest technology from AMD, however the Xbox Scorpio will also be using to a greater degree. How much of difference should you really be seeing in games hypothetically? With similar architectures, if Xbox Scorpio is targeting 4K gaming, you probably will only see a resolution difference with NX targeting 1080p while most likely upscaling to 4K. Watch and listen to my reasoning and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Nintendo NX Amazon AWS Streaming?

Hi guys, so full game streaming on Amazon EC2 AWS is not setup for that kind of function. It is great for a My Nintendo Accounts server though, holding user data, profiles, payment information, and it could even stream video with it like Netflix does. For full game streaming Nintendo would still need to pay Amazon hundreds of millions of dollars to setup a special server (Sony has spent nearly 1 billion on PS Now over since they bought GaiKai for nearly 400 million dollars in 2012, and over the years having all those games being run, maintenance on those servers etc. is very expensive). The network is not "already there" for Nintendo use, they would need to pay a ton of money to setup a worldwide full game streaming service, and by the way PS Now is still not available worldwide yet, but Sony is working on it, with the majority of those games streaming at 720p with input lag. Nintendo, if anything will go the SCD route and build their streaming network internally through the Nintendo user.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Nintendo NX Cartridges Better than Discs?

You mean I can just put in the game and I can play it without needing to install it first??? Welcome to 1985.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Nintendo Looks to Future with NX and Mobile

It's been a wild couple of months for things over at Nintendo. The gaming icons have revealed the death of one console, the birth of another, and big news for several of its largest IPs. What remains to be seen is what effects these developments will have for the future of the company. There had been more than a few rumors that a major announcement concerning Nintendo's latest console was forthcoming and the company did not disappoint. The Nintendo NX has been given a release date of March 2017, which is much sooner than many had expected. With profits down 61%, Nintendo needed to do something to right the sinking ship and they needed to do it fast. And beyond the new console, the company has been pushing its mobile gaming projects.

The Wii U failed to perform as expected and came nowhere near to the success of the original Wii. As of this writing, the Wii U has shipped a scant 12.8 million units compared to more than 100 million Wii consoles. To compare the performance of the Wii U to the other consoles of the current generation, the PlayStation 4 has shipped nearly 40 million units with the Xbox One having moved about half of that with about 20 million. It should also be noted that the Wii U hit the market almost a full year before either of the competitor consoles. Sales-wise, it has been a failure by all accounts. Given the lackluster sales and the need to move on to new projects, there are reports that Nintendo will cease production of the Wii U by March 2018.

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has expressed his confidence that the NX will be much more successful while also looking toward the mobile and smart device market to help make up the difference. One blog reports that during the company's recent financial results briefing, Kimishima described Nintendo's goal to make "the smart device business a pillar of profit" for the future. Nintendo has already started to dip its toes into the mobile market with the introduction of Miitomo, a social gaming platform, along with an additional four games planned by March 2017. The mobile market is big business, with market revenue reaching $34.9 billion in 2015, so it comes as no surprise that Nintendo is trying to get a piece of the multi-billion dollar pie.

Nintendo aren't the only ones looking toward the mobile market for a much-needed additional revenue stream. Other legendary companies such as Marvel have been taking advantage of the marketplace with their own offerings. The comic book titan has not only developed popular games such as Marvel Heroes 2016 and Contest of Champions but has also been licensing its iconic cast of characters to this platform in an effort to reach even more fans. Marvel has lent out the likenesses of heroes such as Iron-Man, Spider-Man, Daredevil, and more to a range of casual titles based on classic games like slots and roulette. If Nintendo were to take a similar approach to Mario and Luigi or even third-tier IPs such as Pikmin—why not throw Mario and his cronies on a slot reel?—it could be a substantial source of revenue for the company. And right now, Nintendo needs all the help it can get. 

There's still plenty of time for Nintendo to turn things around and we're confident that company will be able to do just that. With a new entry around the corner for the Zelda franchise and plenty of news left to be revealed for the NX, we'll be hearing a lot from Nintendo during the next year. We also fully expect them to recover in the way they always have, with innovative technology and above all, great games.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Nintendo President says Wii U Support is Over

Wii U already no longer the focus for the rest of 2016, only the 3DS. I really admire and respect the new Nintendo president's very direct leadership. There is no sugarcoating the rest of 2016 for Wii U.

Nintendo NX 2017 March Madness!

Nintendo is making sure that the NX has quality software at launch so March 2017 is the time frame. However what are Nintendo fans supposed to play on Wii U from April 2016 to March 2017 besides Paper Mario?

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Nintendo - Relevance Unmatched?

The reason that Nintendo has the highest rated and highest selling exclusive software in the industry is not a coincidence.

Wii U and 3DS Sales: Link to results

PS4 and Xbox One sales figures I mentioned in the video are from Vgchartz, feel free to look them up to compare.Nintendo fans, let me know how you feel about this news and how you think Nintendo is going to do in the coming future with the NX prospects?

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Nintendo NX - 2016 A Bad Choice Now?

My thoughts on recent comments about how Nintendo releasing the NX in 2016 could be a bad choice for business.Thanks for all your support guys, you are overwhelming me with all the emails, comments and support. I truly appreciate it. So in regards to this info should Nintendo wait for NX until 2017 or should Nintendo drop the NX in 2016? You know how I feel on this...let me know what you think!