Everyone and their mother seems to have an opinion on what Nintendo needs to do in order to succeed so I thought why not add my two cents into the mix. Nintendo has been a staple in the gaming industry and it would be ashame if something happened to where they were not producing consoles anymore. This article outlines what Nintendo needs to do for 2014 and not what they need to do to “survive” (they still have 11 BILLION dollars in cold, hard cash so they should be good for some time)…
So without further ado, Nintendo, if you’re listing, DO THIS IN 2014!
Attend E3 and pull out all the stops
Like the next guy, I LOVE my Nintendo Directs. I stay up late to see when the new one will be on and make an event of it when they are shown but Nintendo needs to bring back the glory days of E3 and display their most popular franchises front and center. Nintendo needs to make a GIGANTIC spectacle at E3 and display a new Zelda, Metriod, StarFox and whatever else they have cooking. Get gamers talking about them again and try and crash the E3 2014 party. Pull out all the stops and you will gain at least some good attention to your console and your company (and right now they need something). Heck, even announce an all new console for all I care, just show up to E3 and bring your “A” game.
Stop being so damn secretive
We know there is a Zelda title in development. We know Mario Kart is coming. We know that Smash Bros is set to release this year so why so damn secretive Nintendo? Show off Zelda, tease it somehow or at least show SOMETHING, ANYTHING regarding the game. Give us dates as to when we can play Mario Kart and a time frame of when to expect the new Super Smash Bros game for Wii U and 3DS. If recent events hold true, I think Nintendo needs to start spilling the beans on some of their secrets and let us know what we are going to get to play this year. You had a giant head start over your competitors and that has now been erased. Start talking and stop being so damn secretive.
Continue Nintendo Directs but announce them sooner
As mentioned above, I love me some Nintendo Directs and I say keep them coming. This is their way of connecting with gamers on a more personal level but I think they should announce them a little sooner and bring some surprises and teasers along with them. The whole point is to get people talking about your system and right now people only seem to be talking negative about the big N. I find Nintendo Directs exciting and it would be wise for Nintendo to give gamers a little more warning as to when they are coming.
Advertise your console and be proud of it
The Wii U is struggling. It has been since launch and I understand that this may be the trend for this generation of Nintendo’s home console. My question is simply this; WHERE THE HECK IS THE ADVERTISING? What in the world happened to Nintendo’s magic when it comes to advertising? Where is the edgy “Get N or get out”? Where is the catchy “Wii would like to play” style commercials? I just don’t get how Nintendo could drop the ball so much in terms of advertising their newest console.
As always, thanks for reading everyone.