Peter Main Reaffirms Gamecube Info Wait Until E3 Conference
Peter Main, Nintendo of America's Vice President of Marketing and Sales, tells IGNCube that Nintendo will be "holding their cards close to their chest" about releasing much official Nintendo information on the Gamecube until the Electronics Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles later this year.
IGNcube recently chatted with Nintendo of America's executive vice president of sales and marketing, Peter Main, who reaffirmed the company's quiet stance on its upcoming Gamecube console. "We are excited as heck with the Gamecube games that we have under development and we feel very confident that we're on the right track," confided Main, "But we're continuing to hold our cards very close to our chests." When asked when we were likely to learn more about the still secret software surrounding Nintendo's next-generation console, Main hinted at a blowout at the coming Electronics Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, and not much before. "Until then, we're probably going to be telling you a lot less on the Gamecube than you'd ideally like to see and hear, but we've got some great stuff."
The reasons, as Nintendo's general manager Genyo Takeda stated in his Space World address, have to do with confidentiality -- simply put the Big "N" has no interest in showing the competition what it has cooking. "Gamecube, positioned in a pure gaming market with an architecture that's going to be an absolute delight for developers, and even more importantly deliver some real breakthrough stuff for gameplayers, is just phenomenal," said Main. "But we're not going to make the errors we made with N64 in a whole number of respects, and one of those perhaps was showing some of the directions we were going with software development too soon in the game."
So what words does Main have for Nintendo loyalists who are unsure about the long wait ahead of them for more Gamecube information. Main offers this: "The demos were of course phenomenal, but the games are even better."
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We've got some great stuff."
Peter Main, NoA's Vice-Prez of Marketing, talking about Gamecube's future appearance at E3