Nintendo is one of the most recognizable gaming companies in the world, but as the smartphone industry matures, pressure on the traditional companies has increased dramatically.
[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]There is no better proof of that pressure than comments from Nintendo’s CEO, Satoru Iwata, last night. He criticized smartphone companies like Apple and Google for going after quantity instead of quality.
Iwata said he considers Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft to be the only ones making high-value gaming products, according to VentureBeat.
It’s hard to imagine that Iwata hasn’t seen some of the game offerings on the iPhone or iPad, but judging from his comments, I have to wonder. For a mobile platform, the iPhone and iPad host some pretty incredible games.
Companies like EA and Firemint (and many others) make some incredible looking games that are fun to play. More fun than anything I’ve seen on anything from Nintendo in a long time.