You might have noticed that we’ve been inactive since E3 2015 earlier this summer–almost 3 months ago. Where have we been? What happened? The team needed a well required break, as probably shown from our lackluster coverage during the event and following it.
We’ve been struggling with posting and getting more than one post a day, if even one at all. News has been quite slow as well, and our coverage standards make it even harder to find a worthwhile post.
What began as a small hobby quickly needed to become more than that, something that required more attention and effort, which quite frankly none of us was able to give. The effort to outcome ratio didn’t seem worth it either, as more features (such as the planned site upgrade, forums, etc.) required more effort but we have no direct revenue with what we did and the outcome may not have been worth it. Our vision for the future of the site just wasn’t able to be fulfilled.
With each week, we had been making fewer and fewer posts and getting fewer views in return. We can’t expect more views without more frequent posting, which we couldn’t do. That’s where the line between a small hobby and a more serious job, which we again couldn’t do.
So what does this mean?
The Nintendo Home has been a great experience for the team, we’ve been reached out by many awesome developers and interacting with our readers on our Twitter and Facebook pages with fun giveaways was a blast, but it’s become more than we can handle and give our attention to.
Are you shutting down now?
No. The Nintendo Home will stay functioning as an archive under the same exact domain, and our pages will be inactive. If we’re able to give the site the effort it needs to consistently run, then we’ll possibly return. But at least for the time being, we’re finished with posting.
We’re sorry to have disappointed any of our readers, but it’s been an awesome three and a half years. The support we’ve received with our reviews, articles, and posts have been great. We hope you’ll understand our decision.