The Geeky: My Thoughts on Nintendo’s Dilemma

Hello My Awesome Readers!
I am so happy to find time to blog. I have been going crazy lately with work, running around, and being sick. But, now I am feeling so much better. I guess let me get you all up to date with me personally and then we will head on to the actual post!

I have actually been working extra hours at work due to an inventory inspection and I was so worn out! I’ve also had weird sick days where I was too exhausted to even put together a thought. I have been doing a lot with my internship and I will actually post those pictures on The DC Ladies site next month! As for today, Anthony actually washed my car today and in the midst of cleaning it, we found a HUGE nail in my tire. So we had to make an emergency run to get it replaced. Luckily, when my dad took my car to get new tires…he got the one year warranty! So, we were able to get my tire changed for free…well $0.47 for state tax. Also, I’ve been preparing for my 21st birthday which is coming up next week!

So, that’s my life as of now! Therefore, it’s time to hear about my thoughts on Nintendo’s Current Dilemma…
imageIncase you are not familiar with what is happening with the Nintendo Franchise, earlier this year they announced that they were in a financial crisis that was a threat to going under. Unfortunately, the Wii U did not sell as well as expected with only 5.8 million sold within 13 months. The 3DS was not necessarily a flop, but with many claiming that the 3D feature caused some to become ill, it did affect sales regardless. This really was a frightening moment for many gamers because after the release of the Wii U and 3DS, Nintendo went absent during the console wars. Aside from games, there was nothing presented.

So, why did this affect gamers like me? Well, Nintendo just so happens to be my actual preferred console of choice. The concept, controllers, and games were much easier for me to use and play. I also grew up on the Pokemon, Super Mario, Legend of Zelda, and Super Smash Bros series. So, to hear the producer of said games and consoles is having financial trouble…it’s a scary thought to me and many other gamers.
image_1Now, what has Nintendo done since the announcement? Well, the president of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, actually cut his own salary by 50% to keep the company financially afloat. They also announced recently that the Nintendo wifi networks will be shut off for early Nintendo DS and DSi consoles along with Wii consoles in May of this year. I was a little confused at first in regards to this announcement, so I can’t say if your personal wifi will be ineffective with this update. This is essentially a cost effective plan for them and it will help them stay focused on the more to date consoles and future ones as well.

Now, my thoughts. Honestly, I’m not surprised that the Wii U was a flop. It wasn’t a well thought out sequel to the original Wii and it wasn’t even promoted. I am sad to say, I did not know that the Wii U even existed until almost 6 months after its release. I am surprised with the slight negative response to the 3DS, but I can say that I was not impressed with the 2DS release. It looks like a piece of brick for your kid. You’d also think that they would learn after the flop of the Virtual Boy like two decades ago. But…

With that said, I do have high hopes for Nintendo. I am glad to see Iwata taking responsibility and even cutting his own salary to make sure the company remains intact. It shows to me that they really do care about their costumers and long time fans. I think Super Smash Bros 4 will definitely help boost sales for their 3DS/Wii U consoles because of the high prestige the previous installments received. I think Nintendo should either come up with a whole new marketing campaign in regards to the Wii U or create a more suitable sequel to the home console. The 3DS is still selling, so I think they just need to keep quality games coming for both consoles. I also think they need to STUN and IMPRESS at the game shows this year including E3, because last year, Playstation kicked butt. But, I think Nintendo is starting to get back on the right path but it may take some time due to the amount of financial loss they ultimately suffered.

Well, that is it for today’s post! I hope you all enjoyed…if you’re following gamer news? My next post is probably going to be either a Nike fashion inspiration post or a Spring fashion favorites post. Maybe both? Hmmm, I’m tempted. But, I do need to start heading to bed since I have an early wake up time and internship tomorrow! So, be sure to let me know how you took the news of Nintendo’s Financial Crisis or what you think may help them out in the comments below. For future post recommendations, go ahead and send me your ideas by clicking the contact button up top!

I love you all and until next time, remember to always look for the best in every situation, good or bad! Stay safe everyone and take care.
Thanks for Reading~! ❤
With Love,
Taylor Rae

P.S. My newest post for The DC Ladies is LIVE and can be viewed HERE as well as an extra little post where you can Meet Me on The DC Ladies which can be viewed HERE. Thanks everyone for the love and support. 🙂

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