Iwata not threatened by rumored Xbox 360 Wiimote clone

Satoru Iwata - Image 1Whether it be Newton or Darwin, we do know that rampant rumors of Microsoft working on motion-sensing controller are widespread. Even the man at the helm of Nintendo caught wind of the mystery gizmo, but he’s not as shaken as gamers anticipating official confirmation. Find what Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has to say about the rumored Wii Remote clone at the full article.

Satoru Iwata - Image 1Nintendo undoubtedly made unconventional controls fun with the introduction of the motion-sensing Wii. Rumor has it that competing platform holder Microsoft is readying its transition to join the bandwagon, but Nintendo president Satoru Iwata was able to shrug off the rumored Xbox 360 Wiimote-esque controller as a non-threat.

From a recently published interview seemingly directed at investors, Iwata expressed his confidence in the Wii’s well established pedestal. He acknowledged the rumors floating about, saying he’s seen a fan-made image of a Wii Remote-like controller.

Nintendo’s head honcho wasn’t fazed, however, as he clarified that the white hot console’s makers would be more worried if the competition offers innovations which can outshine the Wii.

Iwata explained:

…what matters to us is whether or not we can continue to constantly create and offer new surprises one after another. If we can, then (other companyÂ’s attempt to launch Wii Remote-like controller) should not be a big threat.

The efforts in this field to try to appeal to a wide variety of customers are something in which we saw potential early on and that we have been working on the longest, so there appears to be no reason whatsoever why we need to be concerned.

Furthermore, Iwata pointed out that the video game territory is risky. “It is becoming increasingly more difficult for new entrants,” he said. 

Apple may be trying to join handheld gaming with the iPhone‘s rich features, but Iwata could only say, “Until any one of them can actually demonstrate what they are willing to do in this game market, I cannot make any comment.”

In conclusion, Ninty’s main man is still focused on consumer satisfaction instead of keeping tabs on companies planning to join the gaming scene. “Even though [consumers] are appreciating our offers today, they will get tired of them if we cannot provide them with new proposals before they get tired of them,” he concluded.

Via Nintendo

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