Iwata: Nintendo Will Not Be Standing Still
Posted by Damien McFerran
Nintendo's big boss warns rivals after motion-control announcements at E3
This year's E3 was all about motion control as both Sony and Microsoft decided to jump on the bandwagon that Nintendo got rolling when the Wii was released some time ago.
However, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata - speaking in an interview with British newspaper The Times - revealed that he actually expected rival firms to take up the motion control challenge last year:
To tell the truth, I expected them to come up with stuff like this last year. So in my mind they're later than expected. I'd like to say to them, 'Welcome to the motion-control world!'
However, far from being intimidated by the new competition, Iwata stated that it's Nintendo's rivals that should be watching their backs:
They should bear in mind that over the next year Nintendo will not be standing still. We're always at work on something new.
I am actually looking forward to engaging in that sort of competition, because it gives our whole industry the chance to expand the gaming population.