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Sony Doesn't Want Nintendo to Disappear

Nobody wants Nintendo to disappear, not even the competition.

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Nintendo is having a rough time. The Wii U appears to be a flop and they're talking about licensing out their legendary mascots.

The Gaming Industry is Competitive, but Nobody Wants the Iconic Company to Die

That's because the overall video game industry could take a big hit.

According to a new interview at TrustedReviews, Sony UK managing director Fergal Gara said Sony doesn't want to see Nintendo's decline:

"[The decline of Nintendo] could be detrimental to the market, unless people like us raise our game and help tap into the younger consumer group that they serve rather well. That is the challenge to us. We need to bring maybe more family-friendly, more casual experiences into the market. I think there’s a big market segment there that we should take the challenge to engage and I see lots of potential to do that.”

Nintendo posted its third straight annual loss and said the Wii U and 3DS had failed to hit internal expectations. They're also on the record saying they'll consider different business perspectives.

Nintendo's not going anywhere... they can't

They just can't. It would suck without Nintendo. I haven't bought one of their products in a long time but I know what they stand for, and I like it. No true video game lover wants Nintendo to go away. They may not have games I really want anymore, but their influence is undeniable.

Originally Published Feb. 4th 2014

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  • 10
    Samuel Smith 8 months ago
    Featured Contributor
    A world without Nintendo is a dark one indeed.
  • 21
    DemonicSkies 8 months ago
    Correspondent
    I am curious about why it is that Nintendo is failing exactly. It's not like kids aren't getting more into gaming. Could things like the PS Vita be hurting the DS?
  • 56
    Rothalack 8 months ago
    Staff Editor
    I wouldn't be the same person if I grew up without my N64 and GameBoy. I need to go buy some Nintendo stuff... I've been buying games recently just out of support for their cause, Nintendo deserves some of that.
  • 12
    Cortalia 8 months ago
    Contributor
    I'm just going to say what everyone else is thinking.

    a world without Link or Samus. is worse than "a world without Oprah"
  • 10
    TumsST 8 months ago
    Featured Contributor
    That's interesting to hear. Sony, in a way, needs Nintendo to bring the young-ins into gaming so they don't have to. I agree that it could kill the industry if Nintendo hits hard times and like you said, no gaming fan wants Nintendo to fail.
  • 60
    Fathoms_4209 8 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    Yeah, Nintendo should never go away. They're also great for introducing young'uns to the industry, because it's a safe, family-friendly way to do so. Sony and Microsoft consoles have games for kids, too, but the consoles themselves are more expensive and there's not as much selection in terms of family-oriented software.