Nintendo Power wishes it's fans a final goodbye
If you haven't heard, long running gaming magazine, Nintendo Power, is unfortunately shutting down. Recently, the magazine sent out a thank you letter to all subscribers wishing them a final farewell.
Nintendo Power EIC, Chris Slate and Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Amie thank fans for reading the magazine and asking them to be patent as Nintendo heads into the next generation of gaming with the Wii U.
Here's a picture of the letter subscribers received courtesy of GONintendo...
Hey g1s, I would love to hear any of your memories of the magazine in the comments below!
Wow....those are some very powerful words. It's thoughtful for them to provide refunds as well.
I find it somewhat obvious that a spiritual successor to NP will appear in digital form on Wii U. I would be willing to be tar and feathered if time proves me wrong.
Bullshit. I didn't get Reggie's swapnote.
While we weren’t always following Nintendo Power, most of us were relatively content knowing that it was still around. Even though they’re ending publication this year, I’m neither enraged or in despair over it all. For some reason, it just feels…right. In NP’s case, they know when to fold and they had the decency to let EVERYONE KNOW nearly a quarter in advance. In the words of John Price of Modern Warfare fame, “To know you’re close to the end is a kind of freedom.” Compare this to GamePro’s final issue of Winter 2011 (this was the first, and last, one to use a quarterly format, switching from its monthly format just a month before). Long story short, it was brought to a rather abrupt end with almost little fanfare. Is it sad that Nintendo Power is ending? A little, but I’d like to think that we’ve had enough time to come to terms with it by now. No matter what happens now, people WILL be watching for Nintendo Power’s final issue. Their end is inevitable, but their swan song won’t go unnoticed.
On a lighter note, you could check out Electronic Gaming Monthly. I believe they still have magazines released bi-monthly, which I’ve been picking up since their revival; definitely worth checking out. ;)
I just got the letter knew it was comming Fu#! Reggie ----his mii should not have been on that letter. Should have been Mario in the wrong color scheme bidding a final farewell
Won't they lose popularity?
Ive had this magazine since issue 99. I looked forward to it every month. Now.....
the December issue of nintendo power is going to sell like crazy.
i know this is sad but come on guys its gotta happen nintendo was doing HORRIBLE in 2011 (before skyward sowrd and exenoblade was launched ) there were absolutely NO GOOD GAMES to play on the wii and nintendo gotta make full focus on game and hardware development its for the best for everyone
Saddest gaming news of the year. I can't believe NP is ending. Been a subscriber for over 8 years (my first issue had MGS: The Twin Snakes on the cover) and I have fond memories reading my friends' issues even before that. Gonna miss you, Nintendo Power :(
UGH! Seeing this letter really breaks my heart... because it really marks the beginning of the end. Officially. The end of an era. Thank you so much Nintendo Power for the memories.
I used to get Nintendo Power WAYYYYYY back when I was a kid. My favorite memory of it was getting the Mega Man X cover and reading all about it. Mega Man X is one of my all time favorite games.
man i still trying to find the steptember and october issues -_-
Hang on a second, I got something salty in my eyes after reading that...
i think i have an issue of back when the Wii was still called the Revolution. i don't know if i still have i hope i do. i say, as an honor to NP, we should all go, in unison, to pick up the last issue, and send a pick of us holding said issue to Screwattack and possibly Nintendo. who's with me?
I think I'm going to pull out my NP magazines and go through them again when I get home. Manly tears will be shed.
I got this in the mail too, I'm debating on framing it or not
HAIL HOFF! POWER!