Another analyst rant on how Smart Phones are killing Nintendo's business and how Nintendo might as well give up:
"They have been beaten by smartphones and tablets, in particular, for consumers spending and, more importantly, time," said David Gibson, an analyst for Macquarie in Tokyo.
Yet what Nintendo faces is a fundamental shift in gaming habits that analyst argue may require it to shrink its hardware business and instead chase profits for Super Mario and other game titles on devices built by other firms.
Its emerging foe is Apple, already the nemesis of flagging Japanese titan Sony Corp, whose seamless go-anywhere devices - the iPhone, iPad and rumoured plans for a games controller and "iTV" - are positioning it to grab swathes of the gaming market where Nintendo once held sway.
"Nintendo has to deal with the change and let Mario games be played on non-Nintendo devices," said Imazu. "I think it will take at least couple of years to see that."
Any drastic strategy shift that would dispatch the Mario brothers into the realm of Android and Apple's iOS operating system would likely require a change at the top of Nintendo, said Macquarie's Gibson. And that likely won't happen for a couple of years until the Wii U is shown to be a clear failure, he added."
The problem with the above article and other recent articles, is that Nintendo does seemingly nothing and keeps quiet about all things until E3. Granted I don't need Nintendo to reassure me of anything since I know that these analyst articles are misinformed and all together wrong, but the issue is the bad perception that it paints the company in.
When Nintendo releases the Wii U later this year, they will be close to selling 100 million Wii's worldwide, the largest install base and most successful for a console in Nintendo's history. Yes, Nintendo will post an operating loss from bad decisions on pricing for the 3DS, poor planning and lack of games to sell Wii consoles and the overall hefty price of developing an efficient yet very powerful Next Generation home console. However, to think it's time for Nintendo to go ahead and join up with Apple to sell Mario on iPhone & iPad has to one of the silliest things I've heard since the last time it was suggested.
The 3DS is actually selling faster than the first DS which none of the analysts have even considered. The eShop is really taking off with many developers actually making a profit on the games they are selling on it. For them to make that oversight is very amusing to me as well. The Wii U on the other hand has not even been fully shown to the public and has not even gone on sale and it is being labeled as a failure? Keep in mind too that Nintendo has more than enough money to last them for decades of net losses like the one they will post today. Nintendo remains a very successful company that will continue to make their own path and people will continue to buy Nintendo products like they always have. It's amazing to me that Nintendo can and will keep quiet about the Wii U until E3, they must be pretty excited to finally shut the mouths of all the critics, journalists and analysts once and for all.
It takes a very patient type of person to let so many people talk bad about them without saying anything in return and for most of us it's just impossible to do for so long. How has Nintendo kept doing things like this for so many years?
Hey, it's Nintendo.....would you expect anything less?