The New York Times recently featured a compelling piece on its pages that delved deep into the world of Nintendo. The piece focused on the Wii's customers and outlined the fact that people simply aren't buying enough games. And while seemingly everyone knows about this issue and that it could spell trouble for Nintendo, the company seems like it doesn't care.
But if it doesn't come to its senses and realize that video game sales will propel the hardware forward as console sales start to dwindle, what will be left of Nintendo's venerable console?
Some believe that Nintendo will dominate this generation no matter what, but I'm not so sure that's true. Is the company controlling the market right now? Sure. And with its installed base of over 20 million, there's little chance Sony or Microsoft will overtake it anytime soon. But as we tread deeper into this generation, Nintendo may not be able to rest on its laurels forever in the hope that its hardware will continue to sell the way it does.
In other words, Nintendo's tried and true tactic of selling compelling hardware and its many popular franchises may work for some time, but I don't think we can expect it to last forever.… Read more