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Thursday, June 02, 2005

The Truth About Nintendo

Nintendo Insider has an article outlining why Nintendo won't go the way of the Sega, and that Nintendo is actually doing quite well in terms of pure profit.

When the system wars began, Nintendo GameCube was actually making money for each system sold, as Nintendo didn’t bother with all the extra non-gaming functions of its competitors, like DVD movie playback. The system was still making Nintendo money at $150, and it wasn’t until its $99 price tag that it was estimated Nintendo was losing money – but only in the single digits

This is why I tell people that Nintendo is actually doing quite awesome. Sure it's definately not the most "popular" console on the market, but it sure as hell is making the most cash.

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