Eliminating Ignorance About Nintendo sign now

We, the undersigned, have become extremely fed up with certain people and groups who berate and insult the gaming company Nintendo based on uninformed and ignorant arguments. Often, such arguments include "Nintendo only makes kiddy games" or "Nintendo isn't a real player in the gaming market".

The writer of this petition would like to specifically point out the significant ignorance on behalf of Leo Laporte and much of the This Week in Tech podcast team. This is extremely disappointing considering how these people are among the most technologically informed people around, and are role models too many. "Your audience adores you, you owe it to them to do your homework."

We present you these facts to start:
1) Nintendo is currently the most profitable video game hardware company on the market.
2) Nintendo currently owns more than 90\% of the portable gaming hardware market.
3) Nintendo's target market, especially going into the future, is not "kids". Nintendo has stated that their marketing strategy is to hit gamers of EVERY age.

These facts only scratch the surface of what is one of the most well-established, creative companies in the world today. The Undersigned humbly beg you to do a little bit of research on the company and their products before judging them. Everyone has the right to their opinion, we just ask that you form yours based on REAL information rather than ignorance.

We leave our point with the words of one anonymous Slashdotter:

"What the f- does a game's rating have to do with who it's aimed at? Just because a game doesn't feature exploding corpses, lakes of blood, automatic weapons, random senseless violence, demonic possession, bouncing breasts, or gratuitous sex, it doesn't mean that it's "for kids". In fact, games with stuff that earns them an M rating are exactly the kind of games that are intended for kids, specifically teenagers between 13 and 18 - the hormonally imbalanced "I want to be grown up" lot, who think that playing a game where you go around beating up prostitutes makes them more of a man.

Games that are aimed exclusively at young childeren are extremely rare, and far more likely to be released for everything that's electronic and plays games [i.e. all systems]. Stuff like the endless stream of Spongebob Squarepants or Disney games...These games are absolutely awful, because they're developed with the idea that kids are too stupid to know any different, and they largely sell because parents who don't know any better buy them. Anyone over the age of 6 finds them unplayable, and even then they aren't very good games.

That's not even close to what Nintendo's games are like. Nintendo's games are designed for everyone. They aren't intended to exclude everyone over a certain age as kids' games are, and they aren't intended to exclude everyone under a certain age either. In order to be playable by everyone, they need to qualify for the appropriate ratings, so that means they can't include content that would kick their rating too high.

If you thing those ratings are the same as the age ratings on a toy, or a jigsaw puzzle, or whatever (the ones that say things like "Ages 6-11" or "12 and up"), you're seriously deluded."

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