It's a strange time for Nintendo, in the long term and the short term. Nothing is coming out for their home console, and 3ds games continue to trickle in (thankfully at an increased rate now). The wii U may or may not have a name change, it's a mystery, and Nintendo itself is keeping the next system expertly silent. But apparently analysts (the same one who influenced nintendo to push the 3DS out of the door too soon) are saying Nintendo needs to shake things up to prove they know what they're doing and how to tackle it. Polygon (game site) has noted that Nintendo actaully diminished it's 2011 operating cost, which is almost unheard of when it involves such large companies like Nintendo.
For the first time ever, according to Reuters, Nintendo will be explaining to investors why it has an operating loss. A massive operating loss.
The ubiquity of gaming seems to be the biggest issue facing the company. Gamers don't just game on a couch anymore; they game in cars, on trains, planes, beds and, yes, even on toilets. (In fact, according to one survey, five percent of 15,000 gamers polled said they game on a toilet.) While Nintendo has portable devices, the DS and 3DS, it hasn't created a system that allows gamers to switch easily between their portable offerings and their at-home one. The Wii U, due out later this year, apparently won't address that issue either.
But all of this seems like the same old analysts false worry, I honestly think the Wii U will sell, and the 3DS has already proven itself, so where is the danger? Sure they need to think about modernizing the company, but for now they seem as well off as the XBox or playstation division. Am I crazy or is Nintendo actually is trouble?