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The Wii: Nintendo's Video Game Revolution

Case Study – The Wii: Nintendo’s Video Game Revolution Problem Statement: Mr. George Harrison, senior vice president of marketing for Nintendo of America has to create a plan to manage product shortages as part of marketing campaign for the 2007 holiday season. Situation Analysis: Objective and Goals * To deliver sufficient product supply to the market (distributors, then retailers and down to consumers) before the 2007 holiday rush Background Nintendo came into existence in 1889...

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Swot Analysis for Nintendo

Ltd. in 1963. Since then, Nintendo Co. has been creating video games and gaming systems that have become tops in their respective categories. In the early 1980’s, Donkey Kong was introduced to the markets and became an instant classic. This was followed a couple years later with Super Mario Brothers and Legend of Zelda. All three of these games are recognizable by most people. After these games were introduced on Nintendo’s original game system, Nintendo introduced an upgraded version of their original...

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XBOX or PS

XBOX or PS3? ¨﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽soft pairs it with it i’¨Video games are bad for you? That's what they said about rock and roll. SHIGERU MIYAMOTO Xbox 360 1or Ps32 which one would you choose? Did you know that the Xbox 360 is the second video game console produced by Microsoft? Did you know that the Sony´s Ps3 has hit 50 million units across the globe? . There have been many types of wars but in the last years there has been a war called “Console War3”, since in North America in the late 1970s and...

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Gaming Console

Although the first computer games appeared in the 1950s, they were based around vector displays, not analog video. It was not until 1972 that Magnavox released the first home video game console which could be connected to a TV set—the Magnavox Odyssey, invented by Ralph H. Baer. The Odyssey was initially only moderately successful, and it was not until Atari's arcade game Pong popularized video games, that the public began to take more notice of the emerging industry. By the autumn of 1975 Magnavox...

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John Madden's Video Game

John Madden and his Video Game John Madden once said, “Discipline is knowing what you're supposed to do and doing it as best you can... On third down and short yardage, the Raiders don't jump offside. That's discipline - not a coat and tie, not a clean shave.” John Madden was a football player in the NFL. He was drafted in 1958, by the Philadelphia Eagles, but an injury in his first season ended his career. Later he became the Oakland Raiders Linebackers Coach. After two seasons, he was selected...

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product critique Wii U

Nintendo was very successful in the video-game industry for many years, but the launch of the Wii U was a complete disaster. In order to understand the failure of the Wii U launch we need to list its positive and negative features and compare them to its direct competitors, Xbox One and PS4, and indirect competitors, smartphones, pc’s and tablets. Although the GamePad was innovative, it was not enough to attract new customers. The biggest reason was the lack of new games. Nintendo should put more effort...

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Game Console Industry 5 Forces Analysis

Rivalry Among Competitors Game console companies are facing strong rivalry competitions. As the industry develops, every game console company tries to implement the latest graphic technology into their products, and those who fell to apply the new technology have seen a decline of the market share. In addition, many of the console companies are exploring new functions that are not just video games. Threat of New Entrants The threat of new entrants is low. All the game console companies hold some patents...

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Responding To The Wii

to win the long term race for the “center of the living room”. Sony should leverage its relation with game developers to introduce simpler games for the casual gamer. It has to keep targeting the hardcore gamer and it must continue to provide additional value as a single device for gaming, streaming movies and television, internet surfing, video conferencing etc. How attractive does the video game industry look in late 2008? By 2008, the industry situation has become intense, with four of Porter’s...

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Ps3 vs. Xbox 360

Comparative Essay In this world of high tech gaming, two consoles reign supreme; Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s Playstation 3. Both consoles put out amazing graphics and have awesome features. Only one of these consoles can be considered the best of best. The Playstation 3 is by far the superior console with its Blu-ray integration and amazing cell processor. The Xbox has a Xenon processor. The Xenon processor is used in most standard sever computers to maintain processes of that server. Xenon...

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Supply, Demand, and Price Change

Xbox games and to play live online), wireless controller, headset, ethernet cable, Xbox Live silver subscription, and a component HD audio / visual cables. The Xbox 360 Core System is now $299.99 and is a basic console with a 9 foot long corded controller, Xbox Live silver subscription, and standard audio / visual cables (Wikipedia, 2005). "Most retailers have refused to say how many of the consoles they have in stock, but Microsoft has conceded that an ambitious plan to launch the console worldwide...

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