1. Hiatus
2. RIP, Satoru Iwata
3. Let there be Robot Battles
4. Regarding pixel art!
5. 16-bit Star Wars
6. Goodbye, Spock.
7. James Randi Retires
8. More Star Wars on GOG
9. gives you DOS Games
10. Ralph Baer, RIP.
1. Quickie: Impressions June 2014
2. Quickie: Penny Arcade Episode 3
3. Quickie: The Amazing Spider-Man
4. Quickie: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
5. Quickie: Prototype 2
6. Quickie: Microsoft Kinect
7. Quickie: X-Men Destiny
8. Spider-Man: Edge of Time
9. Quickie: Transformers Dark of the Moon
10. Quickie: Borderlands GOTY
1. Musings 45: Penny Arcade and The Gripping Hand
2. Movie Review: Pacific Rim
3. Movie Review: Wreck-It Ralph
4. Glide Wrapper Repository
5. Movie Review: Winnie The Pooh
6. Musings 44: PC Gaming? Maybe it's on Life Support
7. Video Games Live 2009
8. Movie Review: District 9
9. Musings: Stardock, DRM, and Gamers' Rights
10. Musings: How DRM Hurts PC Gaming
Main Menu

X-bit labs
The Tech Zone
Twin Galaxies


 Log in Problems?
 New User? Sign Up!

 Jun 27, 2005 - 01:00 PM - by Michael
* Armchair Empire does Nintendo

Printer-friendly page Print this story   Email this to a friend
Armchair Empire's got an editorial on Nintendo: Know Your Audience.

They take on the idea that Nintendo floundered for not pandering to "hardcore" and "adult" gaming interests, something I've gone back and forth on.

There?s just so much flawed logic behind this misguided push for Nintendo to make games that target that coveted 18-34 year-old demographic. Why should Nintendo change gears? They make copious amounts of money; you never hear about the company being in the red, unlike legions of other companies out there that lean more towards games that focus on the various FPS, RTS, RPG, and 90 million other acronym driven genre games on the market. They?ve found a niche that works, and they?ve stuck with it. They aren?t the omni-present juggernaut that they once were, but with the sheer consistency of profits these guys pull in year after year, it?s proof positive that they?re doing something right. Why should Nintendo pick up the torch and start releasing GTA clones, or tap into some other M-rated hot commodity? They don?t need to.


Home :: Share Your Story
Site contents copyright Glide Underground.
Want to syndicate our news? Hook in to our RSS Feed.