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Iwata confounded by those who say Nintendo has lost its edge

Posted on November 5, 2009 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

This response comes from Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, again, from the Q&A portion of Nintendo’s latest financial briefing. Iwata was addressing the question of “if a decrease in the current financial performance is rather temporary” and if Nintendo will “be able to put the company back to the growth orbit” thanks to “the strong software lineup.”

“I cannot understand at all why some people come to think that Nintendo has lost its edge as soon as they hear such news that other companies are newly applying for motion sensing technology. If fun and interesting software to take advantage of the technology could be created that easily, a number of other titles which are more fun than Wii Sports must have been already launched for Wii. Why in real life are not so many? The total power factor to combine both the technologies and software at the appropriate level must be the reason why Nintendo has been appreciated in the marketplace, and when someone argues that Nintendo has lost its edge when the actual products have not been launched yet, I feel something must be wrong here.”

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