Reggie: Nintendo not afraid of Apple, iPad

Tuesday, 6th April 2010 10:49 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Nintendo quaking in its boots over Apple’s iPad and iPhone? Not on your life.

Speaking with Kotaku, NoA president Reggie Fils-Aime said Apple “aren’t even a mouthful, in terms of the gaming experience you get.

“[It] is not having an impact on Nintendo when you look at our business, our volume, our hardware, our software,” said Fils-Aime.

“I’ve seen data that suggestions that while consumers are constantly downloading Apps, they play with them for a few times and then they are moving on to the next thing.

Fils-Aime further added: “Clearly it doesn’t look like their platform is a viable profit platform for game development because so many of the games are free versus paid downloads.”

Apple released the iPad over the weekend, with the tablet selling over 300k at launch.

As for Nintendo, it recently annnounced Nintendo 3DS for a release some time within the next fiscal year. More information will be coming at E3.



  1. Blerk

    Uh… isn’t the fact that people buy something, play it twice, then move on to the next thing a good thing for their business? Not for the consumer, maybe, but Apple must be laughing.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. AHA-Lambda

    hell its the same principle the wii relies on >_>

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Dannybuoy

    Reggie you spanner.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. DeSpiritusBellum

    I don’t particularly like Apple, I think they’re pretty shady when it comes to consumer rights, but in a lot of ways, those guys are geniuses.

    How in the hell do you make people line up for days just to spend an ungodly ammount of money on a cross between a laptop and a smart phone?

    “Hey, want to buy a mutant zebrahorse?” “Nah” “It’s got an Apple logo on the other side” “YES, OH GOD YES, GIVE IT TO MEEEE”

    #4 5 years ago
  5. mescalineeyes

    Nintendo might not be afraid of the iPad but I am, I am scared what it will do to my wallet.

    #5 5 years ago

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