How To Save Nintendo

May 20, 2014 in Daily Bulletin

Nintendo’s Wii U console continues to disappoint as Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4 eclipse it in sales, while on the portable gaming device front Nintendo is losing out to mobile games. The gentlemen and ladies over at ArsTecnica outlined how they would save the beleaguered company:

  • Over the course of four years Activision released 21 Guitar-Hero like games. Nintendo meanwhile only releases sequels to its popular games ones every few years. More frequent releases will mean more sales.
  • Nintendo could also mint some nice cash by creating versions of its popular series such as Mario and Zelda for mobile phone app stores.
  • Doing so would give it the opportunity to cross-license. Imagine the popularity of an Angry Birds: Pokémon edition.
  • Nintendo should either stop making hardware or…make better hardware. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are similar platforms which allow developers to cross-develop games for both consoles. The Wii U on the other hand is far less powerful meaning that if studios want games to work on it a substantial amount of effort needs to be done.

Read more about the various things that have gone wrong with Nintendo and how things can improve over here.

Source: ArsTechnica