Nintendo Of America: iPhone Bigger Threat Than Xbox

- 10-26-10Videogames Posted by Thomas Landry

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You know, only on the internet is where you’ll see people get serious with the whole console war argument. While Nintendo said that they wouldn’t be part of the so-called console war when the Wii came out, gamers couldn’t help but to add Nintendo in the scene. Now, we have the iPhone and while there are gamers who wouldn’t count it as a “gaming platform,” one can’t deny the many games the apple product has.

It also seems that Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, was recently interviewed and said that he see’s the iPhone a bigger threat than the Xbox 360. Before you disregard this statement, think about it. Both the Wii/DS and iPhone has a HUGE install base and they are both aiming for the casual gamers so one can see why Fils-Aime may have made the arguments. The only problem Nintendo has is the software sales being low thanks to piracy and/or third party games not selling well where as for the iPhone, people are not afraid to pay for $1 games since it may be worth the risk.

What do you guys think about this? You think Nintendo does have a threat in the form of Apple or does Nintendo have nothing to worry about? It was a month ago when Steve Jobs said that the iPhone is the best portable gaming device. Tell us what you think by leaving a comment after the break.

Source: GeekoSystem

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