Not to immediately slaughter the momentum of this post by taking an axe to such a clickbait-worthy title, but the short answer to that question is a pretty firm nooooooooooooooooooooo. It’s not over for Nintendo until they pack it up and scatter across the earth -- and that probably won’t happen with a new, mysterious console waiting in the wings.
With that said, I’ll be damned if there hasn’t been some sobering news recently. And that’s not the worst of it. I thought about starting this post off with “Man, Nintendo’s had a rough couple of weeks.” But the more I thought about it, the more I realized it’d be more appropriate to say “Man, Nintendo’s had a rough couple of months.” But then that didn’t seem appropriate, because you could just as easily say “Man, Nintendo’s had a rough couple of years.” And depending on your perspective, you could even say “Man, Nintendo’s had a rough couple of generations.”
I’m starting to think that being Nintendo is suffering.