Analyst on Nintendo exiting hardware: It’s ‘off the agenda’
Industry analyst David Gibson, Senior Analyst and Regional Head of Software & Services at Macquarie Research Japan, says that he doesn’t believe Nintendo will quit making video game hardware. Despite posting some bad losses and having the Wii U in a constant struggle on store shelves, Gibson says they will stay the course with their own hardware and not opt to become a third party software developer.
We think there are some things they can do but its not going to be the hope that some would that they’ll exit hardware. We think that remains off the agenda at the strategy session coming up this week.
Its nice to see an analyst who doesn’t spew non-sense about how Nintendo should go mobile and actually says what will really happen. Nintendo will be humbled and will go back to the drawing board, trying to come up with compelling software to sell more Wii U units.
Gibson has usually been more enlightened with real facts when talking about Nintendo’s future strategies in the past. While other analyst make stupid statements about how there is more money in developing cheap mobile games despite the fact that there isn’t, Gibson usually speaks from an informed, realistic perspective.
Nintendo’s share holders meeting this Thursday is sure to be one for the record books. Good or bad, Nintendo has to deliver some answers to fans and investors alike. Its important to remember that no matter how bad or awkward it gets for the gaming giant, they won’t be saying “I quit!” to console hardware at all.