Neoseeker : News : Nintendo expanding into multi-step "Quality of Life" business, first step is health
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Mikau Kahn Jan 29, 14
... What?
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canderson Jan 29, 14
This announcement IMO signals that Nintendo is at least thinking of exiting the gaming industry. They're obviously not happy with with the sales with what they received from their gaming efforts for a long while. They're especially not happy with gaming declining in Japan. It really doesn't seem that Iwata is interested in improving things drastically for the West, such as expanding western development. So that's why I feel that he wants to take Nintendo in a completely new direction, again, possibly exiting gaming in the long term.

I don't know what they'll come up with, but if this new direction of health/fitness becomes successful, I can see them bowing out of the gaming industry and becoming a new company, a 'Quality of Life' or Health/Fitness Company. They were once a card company, then eventually becaming a gaming company. Who's to say, they won't completely change a decade from now?

Not good news for gamers(well Nintendo fans), but if Nintendo continues to go downhill in the gaming market, while potentially making a huge profit in this new fitnesss market, why should they remain in the gaming inustry?

Edit: I don't think they can keep focus on both a fitness and gaming product. They are going to have to drop the product that's killing them.
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Huntereb Jan 29, 14
I am confuse?
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captain boo Jan 29, 14
Please don't leave the gaming market, Nintendo. :
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Vapid Soul Jan 29, 14
Good bye Nintendo. Memories of you shall be kept close to my heart.
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Fantom Jan 29, 14
Quality of life stuff isn't going to sell very well in america
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Aevers Jan 29, 14
quote Fantom
Quality of life stuff isn't going to sell very well in america
Oh, it will sell. Whether it gets used or not is another thing entirely.
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Fantom Jan 29, 14
Heres my solution for nintendo
step 1: make a crappy fps game
step 2: sell it
step 3: everyone will buy it and they're back in business
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Fantom Jan 29, 14
quote Aevers
quote Fantom
Quality of life stuff isn't going to sell very well in america
Oh, it will sell. Whether it gets used or not is another thing entirely.
that is true
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ZombiiTech Jan 29, 14
Well, as long as it helps their success more than it has been, more power to them, might be a great avenue to explore.

Not like Nintendo isn't used to expanding and broadening their horizons, they were after all originally founded in 1889 (Google them, rather interesting history) and have had business ventures in most things people can imagine.
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Yay4sean Jan 29, 14
So long and thanks for all the fish!! Wait... Blue Ocean... Maybe I got it mixed up ^_~.
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rpg Jan 29, 14
Do you hear that Nintendo?

That's the sound of my childhood dying, do not want.
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ims2golfer Jan 30, 14
quote Fantom
Heres my solution for nintendo
step 1: make a crappy fps game
step 2: sell it
step 3: everyone will buy it and they're back in business
they aren't anywhere close to being out of business.


I can't tell where they're going with this, but it doesn't seem like a 100% focus thing. They have already been doing QOL based things like Brain Age, Wii Fit, etc. According to that picture above, the "gaming platform" era of Nintendo has not stopped? I'm so confused.
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Monterey Jack Jan 30, 14
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