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Iwata not interested in battling “a company like Microsoft,” over third-party exclusivity

Wednesday, 13th June 2012 20:39 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Speaking during analysts meeting during E3 last week, Iwata said while he isn’t adverse to exclusivity deals like Nintendo’s competition inks out on occasion, he didn’t think it would be wise to get into a bidding war with Microsoft or Sony.

“While Nintendo is not entirely opposed to exploring that option, I don’t think it would be an appropriate course of action for Nintendo to get into a battle with a company like Microsoft over the cost or the expense of trying to go head to head in a situation to try to obtain exclusive rights,” he said.

“If a third-party developer or publisher has come up with an idea of a potentially very unique use of the Wii U functionality with such a device, there is a high possibility that Nintendo will be a partner with that third-party in an unprecedented manner.”

Thanks, Gamasutra.

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3 Comments

  1. stealth

    hes smart

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dragon246

    “If a third-party developer or publisher has come up with an idea of a potentially very unique use of the Wii U functionality with such a device, there is a high possibility that Nintendo will be a partner with that third-party in an unprecedented manner.”
    He is a moron in this regard, unless ninty sets precedent on how to use the hardware and help 3rd party development like that, they can kiss 3rd party exclusives goodbye. For eg. sony set the example of cross-platform saves between vita and ps3 and now 3rd party are following them, they even provide game engine (eg. phyre engine ) to developers to help them develop for there systems.Neither ms nor ninty does that (though ms is better as they provide monetary support to 3rd parties to support their system MUCH more than ninty ever would).

    #2 2 years ago
  3. ManuOtaku

    “He is a moron in this regard, unless ninty sets precedent on how to use the hardware and help 3rd party development like that, they can kiss 3rd party exclusives goodbye”

    They did it with the wii, and third partys didnt use it the same way as nintendo,even clones of wii sport, which was a fine example, didnt handle the basics of such a simple tittle, and heck even some third partys like capcom with zack and wiki did also did it, and whe didnt have that many third party games with the same level,another good example of good use will be no more heroes and red steel 2, but they are not that many tha use the same mechanics, therefore if they even did learn from one another (between third party) , less alone from nintendo for that matter, and i think the WiiU has the same thing going on for it, although i believe nintendo is aware of this now, lets see how this turns up on the WiiU.

    #3 2 years ago

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