Nintendo not threatened by iPad

Nintendo are acting all big and tough over the potential threat of the iPad. While Apple are busy hyping the gaming possibilities of their new gadget, Reggie Fils-Aime isn’t worried.

Indeed, the NoA president thinks that not only will the DS family continue to dominate the handheld market, but that the iPad isn’t even a “viable profit platform.”

Apple “is not having an impact on Nintendo when you look at our business, our volume, our hardware, our software,” Fils-Aime told Kotaku. “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.

“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.”

“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.”

Let’s hope Reggie doesn’t end up eating his words.

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