11 May

With an iPod in every pocket and (soon) an iPad in every home, Nintendo may be eying up Apple as a potential threat in the handheld market. Having already reported a decline in profits, an offensive against Apple may be just what the Big N needs to continue its industry dominance. Company President Satoru Iwata, in conflict with Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime’s previous statements, has purportedly spoken to executive staff about “the enemy of the future.”

“Sources close to the Kyoto-based company describe a mood of concern as the hardware and software divisions race to restore the capacity to ‘surprise’ — a traditional feature of Nintendo games that Mr. Iwata holds dear.” A Times Online article reports.

One thought on “Nintendo Sizing up Apple”

  1. I don’t have an iPod for various reasons, and I don’t think I will at anytime under my powers. Nintendo really needs to get more games available for the DSi store, like maybe a Virtual Gameboy, that would definitely make the DSi, and soon to be new Handheld (it has been reported that the 3DS is just a code name). I would definitely buy some old GB games that I never got to buy or play, or buy some of my older games just so I can take them with me on one SD card (I am assuming that the “3DS” will support SD card saves like the DSi does).

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