Nintendo Laurels

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata made a foolish statement that ignores how the definition of gaming has changed.

Full-body gestural recognition like Kinect and Softkinetic has proven to broaden the appeal to console gaming while mobile games have in the volume of titles and customer appeal obliterated the old console model.

Nintendo would be better off supporting games wherever customers want to play them, rather than forcing them to use a specific hardware configuration. The powers that be have shifted to content rather than distribution, and it is time for Nintendo to stop resting on its laurels.


The sign of an intelligent nation is its willingness and ability to reinvent itself, upstream. Let’s inspire the world with new rigors of excellence we first and successfully apply to ourselves.

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