marioNintendo has been known to put out both hardware and software, like the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Mario, etc. However according to former EA chief operating officer, Bing Gordon, he was quoted as saying in an interview with GamesIndustry International that he believes Nintendo will follow SEGA’s footsteps and exit the hardware industry, transforming themselves into a software company instead. “I think Nintendo’s already on track to become primarily a software company,” was what he said when asked about the challenges the upcoming Nintendo Wii U could face when launched later this year.

For those who grew up when SEGA had stopped making hardware, the company was originally known for both consoles and handhelds, such as the SEGA Saturn, the SEGA Dreamcast and the SEGA Game Gear. Granted this is only an opinion, but what do you guys think? Should Nintendo focus their efforts primarily on software, or do you think the hardware that Nintendo churns out is still worth staying in the business for?

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