Ian Livingstone: Nintendo Should Have Their IP On Every Platform
Posted by Damien McFerran
"Otherwise a whole generation of young people will miss out on their games"
Industry veteran and Eidos life president Ian Livingstone has once again aired his opinion that Nintendo should develop games for other systems.
Speaking at the Bristol Games Hub — a non-profit organisation based in the South West of England — Livingstone warned that unless Nintendo embraced other platforms, it could risk losing a massive potential audience:
Nintendo should have their IP on every platform. Otherwise a whole generation of young people will miss out on their games.
It's not the first time such a suggestion has come from Livingstone's lips; in a recent interview with GamesTM magazine, he asked his close friend Peter Molyneux if he would put Mario on the iPad.
Nintendo's history has been tied to hardware for years, and the company's top brass insist that it will remain that way for the foreseeable future. But could going multi-platform result in larger sales for the firm? Is Nintendo missing out on a potential audience much larger than the one it current enjoys? Share your own opinion in the comments field below.