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Tips for Buying EarthBound

June 2nd, 2008 | Itoi

I saw this in one of Itoi’s recent entries and thought it was interesting. By itself, it’s nothing special, but if you apply it to the gaming industry, and especially Nintendo’s somewhat recent stance of only focusing on the really big titles and over-relying on its main brands, it becomes even more interesting. If only someone like him were pulling the strings at Nintendo, I’m sure we’d have more EB/Mother love here 😛

…The same holds true in the workplace. “Profit” is important, but if you truly make that your #1 priority, you’ll wind up sacrificing all sorts of other important things. That’s why, “We’re here to profit off of you!” isn’t mentioned in corporate mottos or anything like that.

Even so, in the real world, when you include shareholders and other such people, the idea that “profit” *must* be the #1 priority above all else is very strong. But that could be asking for nothing but trouble. Making it the #1 priority above all else is a bad idea, I’m almost certain of it. Your stock might go up temporarily, but I think you’ll wind up losing many other things in the process. Really. This is likely the case for anything, actually.

He sounds like the anti-Nintendo every time I read it, heh.


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1 Comment to Itoi’s Thoughts (June 2, 2008)


Labrynian Rebel said on Feb. 15, 2011

Companies should make a profit but if that’s there only goal they’ll make a profit in the short term, but in the long term it will hurt them. Quality over $$$ is the best long term business strategy! Activision made a ton of money off of Guitar Hero, with the expense of killing it.


 

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