Originally Posted by mboojigga
People were saying this with a profitable Nintendo. Today it is even more possible with a Nintendo that has lost money for the first time in the over 30 year company. Using the same strategies they used before and now it hasn't fully worked for them with both the yen and dropping the price of the 3DS along with a price drop for the Wii that didn't increase sales.
Nintendo hit a perfect storm and walked away with minimal losses. The poor exchange rates. The 3DS was priced too high and prices were cut. To keep retailers happy they sold it at a loss to them (even though they could have kept it at a profit) The Wii U was in full development and eating into cash reserves (and will continue to do so as production begins and ramps up for launch)
With the 3DS, it should be profitable now. The Wii U should launch at a profit (with a die shrink very early in the console's life planned due to current shortages of 28nm chips) if Nintendo can weather this current storm they should do just fine.
That same perfect storm has left Sony on the verge of death.