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Patmo

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Re: NTDOY - Nintendo
« Reply #270 on: November 25, 2017, 09:58:45 PM »
I think you guys are both right, the game was a definite bust in terms of design (at least at the start, don't know if it's still bad) but it also strongly signaled a change in strategic direction for Nintendo. This game lit up so hard at launch, to boot, and turned out to be a financial success. I imagine it couldn't have hurt in anchoring the new strategic vision in Nintendo's offices as a good one.


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« Reply #271 on: November 26, 2017, 07:20:45 AM »
I owned Nintendo in the past but decided to stay away this time.  I knew that the IP had tremendous value but -I thought management didn't "get it" (still kind of think that) given execution on mobile forays (pokemon, Mario) were pretty terrible.  The model they chose to monetize Mario was terrible.

It's super ironic since my wife is the #1 breath of the wild streamer on Twitch haha.   

That said, she tried to make YouTube videos commenting on her playing breath of the wild, and Nintendo Told her to take them down or give them 80% of the ad split.  80%...
I feel like they don't "get" that social media/hype is a great thing.

Your post is hugely ironic. Seems like your wife sees the value of Nintendo IP, but it goes over your own head. Pokemon Go's execution was terrible? News to me.

Even mild success in the app space will give high returns on capital, Nintendo should continue to tinker, they don't need to do anything revolutionary. Who cares if they fail a few times? They can just come out with more stuff on iOS/Android and continue tinkering. Failure in the console space is what would kill them, but the app space is all gravy. And so far in the console space, they are crushing it (thus raising the intangible value and future cash flows of their IP).

The YouTube protectionism is interesting but not too surprising coming from a Co. with valuable IP, just like Disney would do. They don't really need your supposed "free advertising" anyway, Switch sales still crushing it.

I think Pokémon go has been a bust. This could have been a long term franchise and became a fad, mostly due to the game being badly designed for long term players. When did you see a kid playing this on their phone the last time?

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-11-25-pokemon-go-players-catch-3bn-creatures-in-six-days-to-unlock-farfetchd

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Over the past six days, the Pokémon Go community has made steady progress towards catching 3bn creatures. Yes, three billion - quite frankly, a ridiculous total. But, as of the early hours of Sunday morning - and comfortably within the time limit - this total has been reached.

3bn Pokémon in just over six days. And people say Pokémon Go is dead...

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« Reply #272 on: November 26, 2017, 07:55:11 PM »


I think Pokémon go has been a bust. This could have been a long term franchise and became a fad, mostly due to the game being badly designed for long term players. When did you see a kid playing this on their phone the last time?

Its interesting that you posted this.  I was out riding my bikes with my kids on a nice afternoon in Wisconsin (thanks Global Warming) and a car pulls up near a church.  Out pop 2 kids with a phone.  My son recognizes one and calls out to him.  Find out the kids are playing Pokemon Go and Dad is driving them around town. 

I know that kids still play it.

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« Reply #273 on: December 07, 2017, 01:31:42 PM »
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-12-01-nintendo-switch-was-the-best-selling-online-product-over-thanksgiving

Nintendo was the best selling console during black friday despite almost no discounts.

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« Reply #274 on: December 08, 2017, 11:31:05 AM »
http://www.rollingstone.com/glixel/news/breath-of-the-wild-wins-game-of-the-year-at-game-awards-w513631

"Breath of the Wild" wins 2017's Game of the Year Award. Nintendo at the top of its game.

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« Reply #275 on: January 04, 2018, 06:56:37 AM »
Nintendo Switch becomes the fastest selling console in U.S. history:

http://m.ign.com/articles/2018/01/04/nintendo-switch-now-the-fastest-selling-home-console-in-us-history

Wonder how all those analysts lamenting the lack of high level graphics vs PS2 and XBox just a year ago feel now...

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« Reply #276 on: January 31, 2018, 11:51:08 AM »

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« Reply #277 on: February 01, 2018, 03:52:56 AM »
Speaking of beats & Switch.

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« Reply #278 on: February 05, 2018, 10:58:47 AM »
There’s A New Super Mario Movie Coming, And This Time It’s Actually Animated

https://www.geek.com/games/theres-a-new-super-mario-movie-coming-and-this-time-its-actually-animated-1729777/

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