12 Jun

Anyone with a stake in the portable gaming market has looked upon Apple’s success in the field with more than a little apprehension. Of particular interest is how the successes of the iPad/iPod will effect current handheld makers Sony and especially, Nintendo. Many have already weighed in on the situation, perhaps none more bluntly than Final Fantasy VII writer Masato Kato, who thinks Apple’s gain is sounding the death knell for the Big N.

Posting his opinion in a Twitter message, Kato-san stated (translated), “With the iPad going on sale, the epoch of Nintendo is finished. But with the DS and the Wii, it’s been digging its own grave.”

Agree or Disagree, E-Gs? What DOES Apple’s success in the handheld market mean for the rest of the industry? Give us your opinion below!

2 thoughts on “Final Fantasy VII Writer: Nintendo is Finished”

  1. Really? I mean Really? The iPod Touch/iPad are new and their games are cheap and small time killers, but they just don’t offer the same considering they don’t have buttons, and the system itself costs a bunch of money.

    He should probably have just kept his mouth shut until E3 was over, then open it to see what Nintendo announces. Not siding with Nintendo, just saying you should take in all the information possible especially when a big announcement is right around the corner.

  2. I’m siding with Nintendo… there have been a lot of competitors that have put in their heart and soul into the handheld market only to fall to the gameboy… what is going to happen to Apple, who has stated clearly that they don’t care for games on their platforms?

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