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Nintendo is "irrelevant" in hardware space, says former Naughty Dog boss

Former Naughty Dog and THQ boss Jason Rubin has branded Nintendo as "irrelevant" within the hardware space.

During a GameTrailers interview, Rubin reflected on the performance of Wii U in an interview with GameTrailers. He dubbed Nintendo "irrelevant" in the console space but conceded the company is a "worldwide treasure."

His issue with Nintendo stems from the fact hat Nintendo does now allow its games on third-party formats, something Rubin dubbed "a crime."

During the interview, he said that Xbox One and PS4 will do well in this generation, "Because Nintendo has stumbled." He added, "Nintendo is irrelevant as a hardware manufacturer in the console business right now."

When asked why he felt that way, he added, "[Nintendo's] own numbers."

He conceded that here will be no developer like Miyamoto, but added, "It is a crime we do not play those games on the systems that we have as a community."

It's something I said regarding the Wii U exclusivity of the fun Wonderful 101, but I was quickly branded a Nintendo hater. That was a fun week.

What do you think?

Via Nintendo Life.

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