Prez wrote on Jan 14, 2017, 06:26:
Yes I saw the linked image. I found it interesting, but I also noted that it didn't seem to include consoles from the handheld market. I mention this because if you analyze the advertising the amount of time the Switch is shown docked versus how much it is shown as a mobile device one could make the argument that Nintendo is marketing the device as a handheld first. Given the gaming environment in Nintendo's homeland Japan, where the trend is heavily weighted towards mobile gaming, that would seem fair.
Most people don't realize that Nintendo of America is a shell. It has little autonomy and is tightly controlled by Nintendo of Japan. Nintendo of America is basically a marketing affiliate. Very few games are made through NOA and its essentially a drop ship fucking arrangement with some sales people. Given how backwards Japanese corporate culture is and the number of old timers who still inhabit the board, its no surprise that they only give a shit about Japanese things even though sales from the rest of the world are buoying the company. That's just how its done in many companies in Japan still. Some companies are getting more progressive recently like Square-Enix but Nintendo is still doing the same shit and just having NOA market it better.
Nintendo is a company where with the Wii U, developers asked for API access to online functions. Nintendo literally didn't understand what they were talking about because they had never used fucking PSN or XBL. That's how fucking disconnected from reality Nintendo is. Put that into perspective, this is the company that's going to charge cash for online multiplayer. Well at least we know they'll have one customer from this thread.