Nintendo UK: Where people don’t play games, we have work to do

Monday, 3rd November 2008 10:31 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Speaking to MCV magazine, Nintendo UK boss David Yarnton has said that he won’t rest until everyone in the entire world is playing videogames. He sort of said that, anyway.

“We really have only scratched the surface in terms of the number of potential users still out there,” he said.

“As long as there are still people who do not play video games, then we still have a lot of work to do.”

You go, David.

Thanks, CVG.



  1. Syrok

    Lowering the price maybe one way to do that. Although I doubt Nintendo as any reason to so, looking at the sales numbers.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    Maybe nintendo should in that case, you know, get back to making video games instead of gadgets then?

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    The could start by lowering the prices of their controllers! They’re extortionate!

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Cort

    Nintendo should worry less about those who never play games and more about those who own a Wii and never play games………but they won’t give a damn while they are still making a butt-load of money out of the thing and its 137 different pieces of plastic to plug in.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    Why would they worry about those who own the Wii? They already made money off you… and because they make a profit on the hardware they don’t need to be too concerned about making it on the software. :)

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Cort

    Er, did you read beyond the first sentence of my post?

    “….but they won’t give a damn while they are still making a butt-load of money out of the thing….”

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    Sorry… I assumed by talking about the 137 pieces of plastic you were referring to the casual crowd buying games an accessories after their initial purchase.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Tonka

    Yeah, the FACT! that we hardly see any Wii games in the ChartTrack chart speaks volumes.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Cort

    Tonka, that doesn’t prove anything because Wii hardware sales are big enough that there can still be a large number of console owners with very few or no games yet the software can still perform well in the charts.

    There are plenty of Wii owners who only have Wii Sports. I only have Wii Sports and I have owned a Wii for a year. I have seven friends with Wii’s and they only have five games between them – not including the bundled Wii Sports – and three of those are Wii Play.

    Incidentally, the consistent high selling game comes in the box.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. No_PUDding

    This is obvious, but they certainly shoudl worry about scrtachign this surface.

    It was scraped over by the PS2.

    They will be makign headway in 3 or 4 years time though.

    #10 6 years ago

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