The Nintendo president will soon head Down Under to investigate Nintendo's poor performance, among other things.
Satoru Iwata has never been to Australia, but he soon means to fix that. Before the end of the year, he'll make the trip to the island nation to find out exactly why the GameCube is so far behind the Xbox and PlayStation 2 in the region, moreso than any other part of the world.
"First of all, I am most sorry that the GameCube's performance is bad in Australia among any area in the world," he says.
"One of the biggest things I feel unfortunate about is that I have not been to Australia. I am looking forward to learning more about Australia."
Iwata also addressed the Aussie media about Nintendo's general E3 showing, and their current position in the overall industry. When asked about the PSP, Iwata said, "if people want to listen to music on the go, then they should purchase (an) iPod." When asked about Microsoft's Xbox Live subscribership, Iwata snapped back, saying, "One million Xbox Live subscribers? We don't say that is successful. If it were a console, that's a total failure."
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