The current and former presidents of NCL discuss the state of the GameCube and the importance of the Nintendo DS's success.
GameScience has translated another great Japanese article, this time from the Nikkei Shimbun newspaper. NCL president Satoru Iwata and retired president Hiroshi Yamauchi comment on GameCube sales, its successor, online features, and of course, Nintendo DS. A few excerpts:
- We have been able to provide proof positive that the GC is not a dying platform
- How can we expand the industry - the Nintendo DS is one way we are trying to do so
- It's not clear what other companies are trying to achieve with their new consoles, we will not make something incomplete just for the sake of it
- ...we're thinking about new forms of play using wireless communication
- I think the game industry is maturing in different ways to those I imagined
- The truth is, I thought about the idea for DS about 18 months ago
- If the DS succeeds, we will rise to heaven, but if it fails we will sink to hell
Check out GameScience for the full story, including plenty more craziness from our beloved "retiree".