Nintendo Could Drag The Whole Industry Down With It
Woah, is it time to talk about the gaming apocalypse already?
No, thankfully not. We’re just going to discuss the potential downfall of Nintendo. At least, if they continue on this downward slump. However, PlayStation UK boss Fergal Gara believes that Nintendo’s suffering could be damaging to the entire industry.
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Nintendo has suffered some serious financial losses and were forced to draw up some plan by which to which to decelerate their descent and turn things around. The company has decided to adapt with the times and is now open to licensing its IP to third-party companies, including those within the smartphone space.
In an interview with Trusted Reviews, Gara said, “[The decline of Nintendo] could be detrimental to the market, unless people like us raise our game and help tap into the younger consumer group that they serve rather well.
“That is the challenge to us. We need to bring maybe more family-friendly, more casual experiences into the market. I think there’s a big market segment there that we should take the challenge to engage and I see lots of potential to do that.”
While the Wii U continues to languish in the sales charts, Gara acknowledged that the 3DS is still doing very well in most markets. “The DS family was the bestselling format last year,” he added, “despite the stellar sales of the PS4 for the last four or five weeks, it was still the best selling console or console family.”
What Gara says does make sense but it subsequently makes for the worrying prospect of what exactly will happen should Nintendo fail to turn itself around?