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Nintendo Lacks Focus – A Proposal

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Over the last few months analysts and consumers alike have realized that Nintendo has a potentially serious problem. Sales are faltering and brand recognition is being overtaken by other companies, namely Sony, Microsoft and, to a lesser degree, brands available on more mobile devices than Nintendo’s proprietary mobile hardware. Our own Justin Jelinek reported on this earlier last week.

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Xbox Live Gold No Longer Required For Netflix, Hulu?

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Ars Technica is reporting that multiple sources at Microsoft have been told of a plan to make a few adjustments to the Xbox Live Gold streaming video offerings.  Most notably, popular video streaming services Netflix and Hulu may no longer require Xbox Live Gold access.  Up until now, Xbox users would need to pay for an Xbox Live Gold account – in addition to paying for Netflix or Hulu subscriptions – just to stream these services from the Xbox.

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Nintendo Quarterly Losses Greater Than Anticipated

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I’m not going to lie, seeing Nintendo floundering as they have recently makes me sad.  This is a company that was a part of so many of our childhoods that just can’t seem to figure out how to pull themselves together.  Bloomberg is reporting that Nintendo has posted an even greater 4th quarter loss than analysts forecast, even after slashing expectations significantly.

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