Nintendo > Smart Phones

In this article in the New York Times, Satoru Iwata, the president of Nintendo, is quoted saying “I fear our business is dividing in a way that threatens the continued employment of those who makes games”. He urges developers to stay away from smart phones, arguing that they are undermining the ‘art form’ of video games. Ironically enough, Steve Jobs just unveiled the new iPad which will undeniably have even more gaming capabilities than the last one and is sure to attract tech geeks all over the world.

I would be interested in hearing what Klopfer has to say about Iwata’s plea to game developers. Could educational video games be Nintendo’s saving grace? Mobile games have already turned that way it seems.


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