Posted by: seanmalstrom | November 2, 2015

The Nintendo Dimension

As soon as I say Nintendo isn’t giving us any info, they then do a press conference and talk about the Nintendo account.

Marty’s problem is that he doesn’t think ‘fouth dimensionally’. Everyone gets Nintendo wrong because they don’t think in ‘Nintendo Dimension’. Yamauchi said, “Nintendo believes in a market. OUR MARKET.” It isn’t about dedicated hardware or games or even ‘new games’. It is about Nintendo’s market, the Nintendo Dimension. A new gameplay, for example, is Nintendo owning that game genre for at least a little while. The differentiation of Nintendo from others is that Nintendo Dimension, Nintendo’s own market.

Now let us look at the Wall Street Journal blog telling us what the press conference says.

The Wall Street Journal dude is drinking the same stuff that the others are. They think Nintendo intends to act on smartphones like how other games companies have. But Nintendo is interested in the Nintendo Dimension. The bridge exists in Nintendo Dimension, but not today.

You can hear the disappointment when he says:

On second thought, not clear whether Miitomo should be called a game. It looks more like a communications app with Mii avatars that can be ported to games on Nintendo hardware.

…and then…

Nintendo shares now down 7.5% on the news.

What is going on here? Could it be that Nintendo’s ‘mobile games’ are more of ‘tentacle’ connected to an unseen ‘squid’? Could it be that the Nintendo’s ‘mobile games’ are not intended to exist as a strategy unto and within themselves no more than Nintendo Power or the Super Mario Super Show?

As far as the account system news, this is old. Iwata already revealed this a while back.

My question is about the Virtual Console. Excuse me, Mr. Miyamoto. Can I buy Super Mario Brothers just once now and BE DONE WITH IT!?? How many times must I buy this same game??? It is not leaving any money for the other games!!

An account system indicates you only have to buy the game once. However, this is Nintendo we are talking about.

I look forward to playing Nintendo on my PC. Of course, it isn’t the ‘games’ they are really putting out there but the ‘Nintendo Dimension’ itself.

Above: It’s back folks.


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