Nintendo To Focus on “What Smartphones Cannot Do”
Satoru Iwata declared to several investors about a week ago that “no dedicated gaming systems are worthy of existence unless our games give consumers unparalleled fun”.
According to CVG Iwata´s declaration was an answer to a question about how to combat the growing popularity of IOS devices in gamimng. Iwata feels that the quality of content must improve.
Nintendo says they have dealt with the issue of “mobile games will slowly take out consoles” for a while. Nintendo claims they won the battle by creating the Nintendo DS, which Nintendo says created the smart phone.
“On the other hand, it can be said that the fact that Nintendo DS was able to demonstrate the new potential of touch screens, and as a result, created our new rivals called smart devices, I really feel that history is repeating itself.”
In the same investor Q&A the Nintendo president said he expects Wii U to be profitable in the next fiscal year. The Nintendo Wii U will be available in stores in the USA in about three weeks on November 18, 2012.