Add Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter (and possibly a few of his less famous co-workers) to the list of folks who believe that Nintendo has not yet shrugged off the "core" gamer. According to a report from Gamasutra, Pachter has weighed in on Nintendo's E3 showing, saying "We think that Nintendo focused upon building upon its formidable lead with the mass market, and do not consider the lack of major hard core game announcements to be an abandonment of its core." The "core" may still be hanging its head, waking up in cold sweats to the sound of Wii Music clanging through their heads, but that doesn't mean Nintendo isn't doing spectacularly on the financial side. Pachter figures that the Big N will pull in some $3.9 billion for the quarter, adding up to a $17.7 billion take for the entire year. If Nintendo has indeed abandoned the core, who could blame 'em? That's "fuck you" money, right there. Pachter: Nintendo To Report $3.91b In Q1 Sales, Hasn't Abandoned Core [Gamasutra]
@WPack911: Problem is that even when they were making money of their consoles does not mean they would have stayed here forever, they were going to do a Sega in the long term.
I mean all people whining about Nintendo forget about the third party games which right now hold a promise: Madworld, The Conduit, Megaman 9 (even if its multiplat), Fatal Frame 4, etc. Its so hypocrit to cry that Nintendo does not care for the core gamer when the core gamer just focus on first party titles dismissing completely third and second parties, and then they wonder why Nintendo does not have the right support.
Its annoying to no end, I mean even when a person throws you the most logic reason they have to whine we have gotten to a point where people just whine for the sake of it. Its like they prefer to stay on the internet and at the first sight of anything game related they nitpick it at a point where it becomes absurd instead of actually give the game a chance, then they take whatever most popular or rare gem they read about (not even play) and then praise it like it was the second coming of Jesus. Its an internet fad, and a bad one, though I fear that as long as there is anonymity (whatever that is written sorry), people will just continue to do this.