Nothing fazes Reggie Fils-Aime. Motion control from the competition? He’s not concerned. The iPad and Apple’s other touch devices? Same thing. In his opinion, the game experiences on Apple devices don’t even come close to what Nintendo has to offer.
Nothing fazes Reggie Fils-Aime. Motion control from the competition? He’s not concerned. The iPad and Apple’s other touch devices? Same thing
The Nintendo of America president recently told Kotaku that Apple’s entry into the gaming space “is not having an impact on Nintendo when you look at our business, our volume, our hardware, our software.”
He further noted that while the App Store is doing brisk business when it comes to number of purchases and downloads, Apple doesn’t have a viable profit platform when it comes to games.
“I’ve seen data that suggestions that while consumers are constantly downloading apps, they play with them for a few times and then they are moving on to the next thing,” he said.
“Clearly it doesn’t look like their platform is a viable profit platform for game development because so many of the games are free versus paid downloads.”
Fils-Aime further added that the gaming experience that Nintendo has to offer is what will ultimately keep gamers buying Nintendo consoles, especially the handhelds.
“If our games represent a range between snacks of entertainment and full meals depending on the type of game, (Apple’s) aren’t even a mouthful, in terms of the gaming experience you get.”