The Wii: Over saturation?

#1 Posted by Gibbs_Acolyte (161 posts) -

With Nintendo sales down 21% this year alone is it possible that Nintendo, has over saturated the market with the Wii, and Ds variations? Or is the GFC to blame for a huge loss of Nintendo's profits. Kotaku reported about this earlier http://bit.ly/9d0Dkg . For the most part the i believe that Nintendo may have reached there limit on the 'casual gaming' market, with their being 67.45 million Wii's as of the end of december last year and 125.13 million DS's of the same time, are these signs that Nintendo should be worrying for their future. 
 
 Maybe E3 holds Nintendo's salvation in the form of a peripheral or 'killer app' for 2010 and the years to come. What every the outcome, Nintendo still holds dominance of motion control in the wake of Move and Project Natal.

#2 Edited by Al3xand3r (7574 posts) -

Stop reading Kotaku and you won't have questions-that-shouldn't-be-asked-because-the-answer-is-obvious-when-they-report-almost-$2.5billion-profit. A shitty blog putting a negative spin on a killer year (Nintendo's third best year ever, as they admit in the end), even if not their very best, is hardly ground for suspicion.

#3 Posted by Gibbs_Acolyte (161 posts) -

Still nintendo sales are down and even when its their 3rd best year.

#4 Posted by MattyFTM (14342 posts) -

Of course sales are going to be down. The wii has been on the shelves for a long while, and selling a lot. Most the people who want a wii will already have a wii. That's to be expected and it isn't a bad thing. The more people who own a wii, the higher the game sales will be. So while hardware sales may be falling, software sales will still be going strong.

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#5 Posted by Godwind (2597 posts) -

It seems they forgot that Nintendo had a Wii supply Shortage.  This was directly after the holiday season, which is according to Kotaku, is part of that April 09 and Mar 10. 
 
According to Mr. Iwata, he admitted to saying that Wii software sales were weaker due to poorer quality in software.  Although games like New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Wii Fit Plus and Wii Sports Resorts are selling like gang-busters, they are weaker to last years games which included Wii Fit, Mario Kart Wii, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Animal Crossing, Wii Music and a few others.  So it would be natural for Nintendo to have weaker profits during that period because they invested a lot less into 2009.  2009 was the time when everyone was crying about the recession so consumer confidence was down.  Likewise, they took more time to invest in the DS which is a far more inexpensive market than the console market.  Why is that we are seeing games like Metroid: Other M and Super Mario Galaxy 2 suddenly surge out in 2010? 
#6 Posted by SPACETURTLE (1622 posts) -

Stop reading Nintendo relate d articles on Kat.....
 
Oh, this has already been said many times.

#7 Posted by Godwind (2597 posts) -
@Linkyshinks said:
" Stop reading Nintendo related articles on Kotaku - your destined to find BS negative spin.  "
But it prints money.
#8 Posted by PureRok (4235 posts) -
@Linkyshinks said:
" Stop reading Nintendo related articles on Kotaku - your destined to find BS negative spin.  "
Stop reading articles on Kotaku.
 
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