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They're going to have to realize soon that they've been SEGA'd. Nintendo titles would all be top sellers. If they could make Goldeneye64 for iPhone it would sell like hotcakes.
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    They're going to have to realize soon that they've been SEGA'd. Nintendo titles would all be top sellers. If they could make Goldeneye64 for iPhone it would sell like hotcakes.

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    The problem is that they are comparing sales in the wrong way. Nintendo would only get high sales numbers if their games were 99 cents in the App Store. If Nintendo ever put their iconic games on the iOS, they would easily charge $10 to $20 for their games and they wouldn't sell nearly as well as their investors think they would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisangel13 View Post
    playing mario kart with my friends through the iPhone's wifi or bluetooth, one can only hope
    that would be badass

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    Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
    You'll see Nintendo games on a iOS when you see iOS on a Samsung phone.
    lemme know when they release an iOS emulator for droid...

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    that would be great for ios and android

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kariodude View Post
    The problem is that they are comparing sales in the wrong way. Nintendo would only get high sales numbers if their games were 99 cents in the App Store. If Nintendo ever put their iconic games on the iOS, they would easily charge $10 to $20 for their games and they wouldn't sell nearly as well as their investors think they would.
    any idea (in hard numbers) how well Square's Final Fantasy ports have been selling?
    I had the impression they were pulling in a decent haul, despite selling in the $9-$17 range.

    Edit:
    Hm. if you go by number of reviews/ratings...

    $0.99 x 550,000 Angry Birds
    $2.99 x 184,000 Plants vs Zombies
    $4.99 x 54,000 CoD: Zombies
    $8.99 x 5,000 Final Fantasy
    $12.99 x 4,000 Chaos Rings
    $15.99 x 500 FF Tactics


    LOL, those aren't good numbers
    Last edited by raduga; 08-12-2011 at 11:59 AM.

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    I've had a nintendo emulator on my phone since the 3G, have all the games I want from that era, even have a genesis, snes, and playstation emulator... I'd say nintendo's a little behind
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    Default Perhaps, perhaps not
    Quote Originally Posted by cjgonzales1900 View Post
    Nintendo would make so much money off games on iOS. I personally would love to play Mario on my iPhone and would probably buy every game that came out on the iPhone or iPad
    So much money, is a lot :-)

    Consider where Nintendo gets it's $ from portables. There is the portable (possibly a loss), the dev tools, but most importantly the games and the licensing fees. The 3DS like the iPhone is a platform that is controlled by a central authority. Both outfits get a cut of all 3rd party games/apps.

    Nintendo has to decide if they can get long term profits from iOS development for just their assets on a platform with a lot of healthy competition. A platform that they do not control. And to be profitable they may need to axe the portable division and abandon their platform.

    It's them that own the platform that make 'so much money'. Right now Nintendo needs to consider how to make 'some money'.

    The Nintendo brand is a popular brand. They should leverage that to create a smart phone publishing house for themselves and 3rd party developers that want the brand to help them sell games. That may save Nintendo in the portable market.

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