Nintendo “digging its own grave”, says FFVII writer

By Johnny Cullen, Tuesday, 1 June 2010 08:41 GMT


See that? That’s a grave? And Nintendo’s digging it, according to Final Fantasy VII writer Masato Kato.

According to Kato, who also wrote Xenogears and Chrono Trigger, the company’s domination of the handheld space is coming to an end thanks to Apple’s iPad, adding that both DS and Wii are the reasons why Ninty digging the aforementioned grave.

Nintendo’s already has its eyes set on Apple, calling the firm the “enemy of the future”.

“With the iPad going on sale, the epoch of Nintendo is finished,” tweeted Kato. “But with the DS and the Wii, it’s been digging its own grave.”

It comes as two weeks today, Nintendo is set to show off its new 3DS platform for the first time at its E3 press conference. The new handheld will let you experience 3D gaming without the need of the silly glasses.

As for Kato, he’s gone on to become a freelance writer, penning titles like Shiren 4 and the Mana series, which appeared on DS. Yes, there might be a slight irony.

Thanks, Kotaku.

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