Iwata kwam, zag en sprak!
Iwata het hoofd van Nintendo Japan heeft de
concurrentie weer eens verbaal de grond in geslagen in het nieuwe
interview met IGN. Dat is een ding waar Nintendo goed in is met
woorden de concurrentie plat slaan. Maar de vraag is of ze het
waarmaken. Want als ze het waarmaken staan ze zo weer aan de top.
Hieronder kan je lezen wat Iwata zei.
Iwata said he
thought the number of gamers would decrease if the industry
continues on its current course
Nintendo had a
"hard time" in the first half of fiscal 2003, but sales improved
during the holiday shopping season
hybrid "PSX" is according to Iwata "not a game machine but a home
"We are facing a
critical situation, in which the number of game players will
decrease unless we change tack," Iwata said and added, "We will
release software targeted at customers in different age groups. I
think the charm of Donkey Konga partly lies in the fact that even
a three-year-old child can play it."
should neither be exclusively targeted at children nor adults.
Instead, we will develop software which anyone can instantly
understand. At the same time, production of software readily
acceptable to adults is worth studying," Iwata said.
Iwata said that
Sony's online golf game did not sell as well as the offline
version, which was "proof that customers do not want online
games." He added: "At the moment, most customers do not wish to
pay the extra money for connection to the Internet, and for some
customers, connection procedures to the Internet are still not
Iwata implied that
some game development costs are skyrocketing to the point where it
does not seem profitable
president said that more co-developed games with third-party
studios are underway. "We intend to expand tie-ups not only with
Japanese companies but also with foreign companies. We are now
holding negotiations with major Western game developers and will
be able to conclude a deal by the end of the year if things go
He spoke briefly on
Nintendo's small stake in Bandai. "A closer relationship would be
beneficial for both sides and it will be nice if the two companies
can work together in doing something interesting."
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