Nintendo views Apple as "the enemy of the future"

Nintendo views Apple as
No longer can one of the biggest names in the history of the video game world sit back and stay silent as they see a new force start to encroach the turf that they've been reigning supreme for a while. Ever since the original GameBoy hand-held console was release back in the 80s, Nintendo has been able to repel the competition with their glitzier consoles for the longest of time – that is until recently when Apple decided to arrive on the scene. Experiencing its first profit drops in the past six years, Nintendo is gearing up for a war with Apple which it views as one of its main competitors. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata was heard telling senior executives that Apple is the “enemy of the future” after saying their war between Sony is over. Apparently Sony isn't doing enough to get Nintendo's attention in the hand-held console market, but now the long time gaming company is feeling the heat from Apple's iPhone and iPod touch devices. With most of the games on the App Store priced at under $10, it looks quite appealing to consumers during this unstable economy versus the higher priced games for the Nintendo DS. As this war between these two giants continue, it'll be interesting to see Nintendo's strategies in the future to keep their product lineup compelling as we'll no doubt continue to see Apple push the pace.

via AppleInsider

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20 Comments

1. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

a Ninten-Phone? could be very interesting.

2. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Not happening

3. bng

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

dude thats what i was thinking too a nintendo phone bur called the NPhone(wait dont they call the nexus one the NPhone?) shit ied buy it and it would b pretty cool to see that lol

4. bng

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

if and only if nintendo dose desied to make a phoen they should stArt off with a screen sieze of 3.5-4.5 inches cuz that would probobly be the best sieze for the best gaming experince.

10. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

What? Did you flunk English class?

12. bng

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

nope im just dislexic is there a problem?

13. ecml

Posts: 129; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

........maybe......but response #12 except for one word is incorrect compared to the numerous mistakes in #4.....

14. lovebuzz

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 21, 2009

Dislexia makes you a bad speller? Hmm.

5. ilia1986 unregistered

Nintendo needs to calm down quite a bit there.. as they already got more idiots buying wiis than all the apple consumers combined together. So they won't own the mobile gaming market like they used to. So what. As if they lack in profit.. And I can certainly see the iphone - and dare I say the ipad quickly becoming the new gameboy\psp of the 20XXs

15. lovebuzz

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 21, 2009

That's cause your ignorant.

6. electro.livin

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 15, 2010

the iphone has vitually killed off the ds. maybe big game manufactures will learn from this and stop selling games at ridiculously high prices.

9. Big Red

Posts: 101; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

iphone has not even close to killed the ds, all it's done is grow the potential market. The ds is a thriving product.

18. jhoots

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

what are you talking about electro?? The ds is killing world wide.. the iphone has nothing on the ds.. you dont do very much research huh??

7. phynix

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 29, 2010

NINETENDO AND GOOGLE! THAT'S ALL I'M GOING TO SAY.

8. Big Red

Posts: 101; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

NOT ENOUGH INFORMATION TO MEAN ANYTHING! THAT'S ALL I'M GOING TO SAY.

11. Striker13084

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

I was thinking that they would be a good match. There are already a crap load of Nintendo emulators available for Android, so it wouldn't be surprising to see a Nin-phone running an Android platform.

17. lovebuzz

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 21, 2009

And what a stupid thing it is that you just said.. what a waste of blank screen and brain matter... I think Nintendo and Google would make great babies, for the record.

16. fsjon

Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 03, 2009

Why don't they just make an official app for all major smartphone platform?? Wouldn't that be the more economical/sensible solution?? Nintendo is not specializing on OS, so a "nintendo"phone has far too many variables for failure.

19. jhoots

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

i disagree.. to keep the uniqueness of the DS they should make a special addition phone the DroidDS and only allow it to use nintendo content. because if you did release an app for all phones what is the point of even using a DS or making a nintendo phone.. i dont think it will ever happen but its a cool idea.

20. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Lol, NINTENDO does not see SONY as competition?? That is because PS3 was overpriced, while nintendo went the cheap route, barely upgrading the GAMECUBE....and it worked....NINTENDO and GOOGLE/MICROSOFT should do a gaming phone....

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