Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata Hates the iPad and 3D Gaming

Even though the Nintendo DS has sold a ridiculous amount of systems, a lot of analysts feel that the company should watch out for the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad. As for Apple’s newest device, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata wasn’t impressed by Steve Jobs’ latest announcement saying, “It was a bigger iPod Touch.” Well…yeah, but that doesn’t mean it won’t sell. That said, a lot of Nintendo DS owners are younger gamers that shouldn’t be messing around with a $500 tablet; I don’t think there will be a ton of overlap.

In the immortal words of Ginsu, “But wait, there’s more!” Iwata also brushed off 3D televisions in the context of gaming. A lot of mainstream outlets went nuts over 3D TV at CES 2010. Iwata doesn’t see what all the fuss is about, “I have doubts whether people will be wearing glasses to play games at home. How is that going to look to other people?” I’m totally with him here. I have no interest in donning goggles for 3D games.

What do you make of Iwata’s comments? Is he just brushing everything off because Nintendo is outselling the world? Or do you agree with his points?


Author: RPadTV

4 thoughts on “Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata Hates the iPad and 3D Gaming”

  1. @Rpad – I don't see the iPad and DS competing, although, it is fair to say that the iPhone/iTouch has taken some touch gaming away from Nintendo (not that it has affected them much).

    I agree with dismissing 3D TV gaming though, I'd like to see that squashed before its a reality. If it ever is a reality, I'd like it done without glasses involved.

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