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Posted November 6th, 2013 at 1:33 PM by Mr Cat Dog

A pretty interesting article comparing Nintendo's recent fortunes to those of Walt Disney Animation Studios in the early 1980s.

If you like either of those things (whether recent or from the early 1980s), I suggest checking out [URL="http://gameological.com/2013/11/for-our-consideration-nintendo-could-learn-from-disney/"]this article[/URL].

Let me know what you think in the comments!

(I haven't totally left this place forever, just yet. :D)
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    Fairy's Avatar
    The article itself raises a lot of interesting and, well, kinda obvious points that I'm surprised I never noticed myself. Definitely an informative read. That said, it was actually the comments that caught my attention more. A lot of people are bringing up some really solid debates in there and I think there's a lot of room for a good, microscopic look at the two companies and their financial and industrial triumphs/failures.

    Once again, you managed to steal 15 minutes of my life. I will not be asking for a refund. Good job!

    also please don't leave forever k? ;;
    Posted November 6th, 2013 at 2:04 PM by Fairy Fairy is offline
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    Neat read, although I'm iffy on this:
    It has been seven years since Nintendo introduced a new game series that really connected with its audience, and while Wii Sports and its sequel, Wii Sports Resort, sold a collective 111 million copies (when you count all the copies of Wii Sports packed in with Wii consoles), those games didn’t add a new character to Nintendo’s pantheon of stars.
    New characters or not, Wii Sports is a huge part as to why the Wii was a runaway success sales wise and with the casual market. I'd say it more than connected with its audience (that is, people who bought the Wii). As for the stuff on the Mario games feeling the same, spin offs of that franchise also exist, e.g. Luigi's Mansion, Mario & Luigi, and Paper Mario, and certainly the former two did quite well in sales in their latest outings, probably the third one too. And those games are most certainly taken in a different direction and style to the main games.

    Mario Galaxy is not a game I have actually played but from all that I have seen and heard of it too, it's got freshness to it as well.
    Posted November 6th, 2013 at 10:24 PM by bobandbill bobandbill is offline
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    An interesting read. I'm still mulling it over in my head, but it seems like a fair comparison. I'll have to get my Disney obsessed friend to read it and get his feedback.
    Posted November 7th, 2013 at 9:51 AM by Esper Esper is offline
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    Isn't the Wii Fit lady a playable character in the new Super Smash now? :o It may not be traditionally defined, but that does argue the idea of non-playable character.
    Posted November 7th, 2013 at 6:08 PM by Fairy Fairy is offline
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    I suppose it does too, Alexial. And the guy too, they're both in actually (I assume as costume swaps).
    Posted November 7th, 2013 at 7:49 PM by bobandbill bobandbill is offline