Nintendo Caters to Younger Gamers

If it has not become readily apparent with the incredible success associated with recently released title’s such as Game Freak’s Pokemon Black and White 2, Nintendo doesn’t really care to cater an older generation.

It can be shown in their static resilience to provide the same games from first party developers over and over again and quite, frankly, forget(?) about a large part of the video game market (18-34 year olds) who would rather engage themselves in more mature titles that speak to them on a higher level than say, Super Smash Bros. or the latest Zelda.

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“Are you… a… a gamer?”

The fact of the matter is that this business model works.

Nintendo has brilliantly supported this practice for years and it is apparent that it is working. Hardware sales and first-party title sales top the charts month after month with only a few minor hiccups every now and then according to vgchartz.

Nintendo knows what its doing however for the millions of gamers who got their start on the console, moving on to let a younger generation take their place may be a hard thing to do.

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3 thoughts on “Nintendo Caters to Younger Gamers

  1. They dont appeal to older gamers huh?

    Since when were mario, zelda, dk, fire emblem, advance wars for kids?

    Nintendo games appeal to all age groups you moron

  2. They dont appeal to older gamers huh?

    Since when were mario, zelda, dk, fire emblem, advance wars, metroid appeal to only kids?

    Just because it isnt a dude bro shooter……..

    Nintendo games appeal to all age groups you stupid

    And fyi he brings up pokemon, 20+ and up pokemon tournaments have been going on since the games launched 15 years ago.

    So when nintendo commissioned xenoblade, sin and punishement 2

    was that to appeal to the younger crowd?

    When nintendo decided to publish dragon quest, was that to appeal to a younger crowd?

    Please, nintendo does more to appeal to everyone that anyone else

    and they do a fine damned job

    • Thanks for the comment! However I’d have to disagree with the implication that I believe Nintendo in no way sells games to individuals over the age of 20. They do and it shows in their sales – as mentioned in the article.
      My main complaint is that their focus on newer generations has greatly influenced their console being constantly labelled for its lack of mature titles that would indeed appeal to an older audience.

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