The Future of Nintendo and Take-Two

This past week, two big gaming companies released earnings reports, and each had a very different story to tell. Nintendo (NASDAQOTH: NTDOY  ) revealed that its newest console, the Wii U, is underselling its six-year old Wii console. Despite this, the company managed to reach a net profit for the quarter, but poor console sales do not bode well for Nintendo's future, especially with heavier competition from Microsoft and Sony later this year.

On the other hand, Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ: TTWO  ) beat expectations thanks to older games like Grand Theft Auto IV. With Grand Theft Auto V hitting store shelves this September, this indicates a solid future for the game developer. Check out the video below featuring Incredibly Handsome Blog Editor Mark Reeth for more details! 

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  • Report this Comment On August 02, 2013, at 9:53 PM, stefanog1 wrote:

    Motley Fool I'm tired of you bashing Nintendo. Yeh their stocks have been down but they are improving and yeah the competition will be challenging but the WiiU has a big head start and is picking up steam with new releases same with 3DS thanks to Pokemon. Remember; as long as Nintendo has fans, Nintendo will always live in prosperity!

  • Report this Comment On August 03, 2013, at 4:31 AM, NobunagaOda wrote:

    i agree with the other commentator. Stop bashing Nintendo. Also puting Nintendo in the same article as Take two, is that the sublimal message card to make everyone scared??

    Pikmin got a superb reaction when it hit europe, wii u sales in japan doubled when pikmin came out.

    Its not even out yet in the us it will come on the 4th.

    Zelda the windwalker is already in the top ten charts in japan and its not even out yet for wii u.

    Everyone is eagerly waiting for smash brothers, zelda, the wonderful 101....

    Nintendo is build to last, its ironic everyone who bets against Nintendo must be a fool oh wait well thats your name anyway....

  • Report this Comment On August 03, 2013, at 7:35 AM, GrooveMachine wrote:

    Motley Fool, why are all of your Nintendo articles nothing but bashing and negativity? For months all I've read is horrible negative "insights" one after another, while Microsoft (as an example) gets highest of praise for a console that isn't even out yet.

    Conspiracy because its a Japanese company that doesn't adhere to a Western business practice? Maybe, I know I've been around long enough that they don't do things like most other gaming companies. Keeping their current staff intact and refusing to downsize (with the CEO taking a pay cut) isn't something that 99% of companies here in the U.S. would do. Morale? Quality games? Well those don't always mean immediate profit, so DOOOOMED!

    There's a line in here that really bugs me:

    "Despite this, the company managed to reach a net profit for the quarter"

    Why? If I were thinking of investing my money I would want to know why did Nintendo make a profit if their Wii U sales are so low. No mention of AAA titles coming and no mention of a crushing grip on the handheld market, even with articles for years trying to compare that with phone gaming and wrong doom & gloom predictions. Should we go back to 2011 and compare 3DS predictions and whats going on now? Didn't think so.

    This isn't balanced journalism, its also not giving investors all the information they come to your website for. Really disappointing.

  • Report this Comment On August 07, 2013, at 6:48 PM, onebluephish wrote:

    You are leaving out major details-

    -Xbox One has had a very rough start after E3 with various problems that I have already posted on earlier articles. They still have not let go of forcing people to buy the Kinnect bundles that drive up the core cost to $500. How many other parents do you think are going to be frothing at the mouth to pay half a grand for a video game console? Time will tell, but I can tell you many won't.

    -PS4 also is rather high @$400.

    -Yes, Nintendo made a major mistake on not having enough fill in their lineup between late last year and this fall, and their stock prices reflect that. Still, they have franchises that none of the others do, and it is just one half of one year. If this went on for several years then you would have enough lee way to have an article like this.

    I think you need to replace Mark-pronto before you continue bashing Nintendo.

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