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    Nintendo Loves My Mom??

    haha sorry about the Subject title but it's the name of the article I just read and it quite catchy :P


    Anyways, I just stumbled across this article on google that talks about Nintendo's bad decision making when it comes to marketing. As I was reading the article I realized that I had never really paid attention to their marketing strategy.. I just played amazing games when they came out

    One of the strategies used by Nintendo mentioned in the article says that they like to wait until the game is near release to start releasing information about a game as to keep the gamers in anticipation. Has anyone else noticed something like this? I, for one, love to know as much about a game before it comes out.


    Anyways, i'm not trying to spam, but for discussion purposes.. here is the article

    http://www.gamealmighty.com/l/story-...ffects_Gamers/

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    Make the title relevant next time... :|

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    sorry if you read my post it doesn't seem relevant..

    but if you read the article.. it talks about how they are straying away from the hardcore gamer market and veering towards a casual gamer market (like your parents) or anyone else that wouldn't normally play.

    Of course it may not be the case for everyone, but my mom never played video games before the wii came out. Now she buys just about all the games she can.. even the bad ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiz
    sorry if you read my post it doesn't seem relevant..

    but if you read the article.. it talks about how they are straying away from the hardcore gamer market and veering towards a casual gamer market (like your parents) or anyone else that wouldn't normally play.

    Of course it may not be the case for everyone, but my mom never played video games before the wii came out. Now she buys just about all the games she can.. even the bad ones
    wow... you need to start rationing her lol

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    Thats happened a lot with many people.
    Luckily it appeals to more than just the casual gamer (although that can be argued to death)

    I still find the games I want anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TortillaChip520
    wow... you need to start rationing her lol

    lol well it sure has its benefits..

    1) I don't have to buy any games

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    2) I get to try out some games that I normally would not even touch with a stick

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    Oh, I kinda misunderstood.

    But lol, sounds like your mom buys more games than you do.

    Have I really been away from wii-chat for a whole year?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiz
    haha sorry about the Subject title but it's the name of the article I just read and it quite catchy :P


    Anyways, I just stumbled across this article on google that talks about Nintendo's bad decision making when it comes to marketing. As I was reading the article I realized that I had never really paid attention to their marketing strategy.. I just played amazing games when they came out

    One of the strategies used by Nintendo mentioned in the article says that they like to wait until the game is near release to start releasing information about a game as to keep the gamers in anticipation. Has anyone else noticed something like this? I, for one, love to know as much about a game before it comes out.


    Anyways, i'm not trying to spam, but for discussion purposes.. here is the article

    http://www.gamealmighty.com/l/story-...ffects_Gamers/
    Nintendo came in a distant third for the last two generations, and "hardcore" gamers feel it owes them, what a joke! I don't blame them one tiny bit! I'd look to expand my audiance too if I was treated like Nintendo was by these " hardcore" players!

    It was so bad, people were predicting that Nintendo was gonna end up like Saga, out of the console market. Even Nitntendo itself, said if the wii didn't outsell the gamecube, it was gonne leave the console buisness! I see it like this; they did what they had to do to survive, and it was successfull.

    It seems, to me, like these "hardcore" players feel like they are losing thier exclusivity, thier "privliged few status". Its desgusting how they look down on so called, "casual" players as if their existance is a threat to them. What's with all the contempt for "casuals?" Why can both exist side by side? Wasn't each and every "hardore" player a "casual" player, ie, an inexperienced player?

    The only part I agree with is the section on Nintendo's marketing strategy. I like them to release game information earier also. I agree that if they hadda marketed Metriod Prime, Corruption earlier, it woulda sold more copies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by romj
    Nintendo came in a distant third for the last two generations, and "hardcore" gamers feel it owes them, what a joke! I don't blame them one tiny bit! I'd look to expand my audiance too if I was treated like Nintendo was by these " hardcore" players!

    It was so bad, people were predicting that Nintendo was gonna end up like Saga, out of the console market. Even Nitntendo itself, said if the wii didn't outsell the gamecube, it was gonne leave the console buisness! I see it like this; they did what they had to do to survive, and it was successfull.

    It seems, to me, like these "hardcore" players feel like they are losing thier exclusivity, thier "privliged few status". Its desgusting how they look down on so called, "casual" players as if their existance is a threat to them. What's with all the contempt for "casuals?" Why can both exist side by side? Wasn't each and every "hardore" player a "casual" player, ie, an inexperienced player?

    The only part I agree with is the section on Nintendo's marketing strategy. I like them to release game information earier also. I agree that if they hadda marketed Metriod Prime, Corruption earlier, it woulda sold more copies.

    I would actually have to agree with you. I'm tired of self-proclaimed "hardcore" gamers looking down on casual gamers as if they are beneath them. The fact is that we are both, in fact, GAMERS!

    Although I don't particularly agree with all of Nintendo's strategies, they certainly had to do what they needed to do as a business. They may have neglected part of their audience but gained a bigger one in the process

    just my 2 cents

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    Nintendo Loves my mom!??!!?


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    hahah yeah isn't that how they hyped up nintendo fans anyways?
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