Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime has lashed out at Apple’s iPad and iPhone, saying that they are not viable platforms for game development.
The whole world is talking about the iPad, even NOA boss Reggie Fils-Aime, but while most are singing the praises of the device, Fils-Aime has a very different take on things. He made it clear that Apple was not having an effect on Nintendo and that he didn’t think the iPad and iPhone were viable platforms.
“I’ve seen data that suggestions [sic] 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,” Fils-Aime 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 also took a few potshots at the length of the games on Apple’s platforms: “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.”