Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime sees Apple as a bigger short-term threat to Nintendo's business than Microsoft, according to comments made in a new interview.
In a recent Japanese consumer poll, only 8 per cent of Japanese consumers expressed a desire to buy the forthcoming Nintendo 3DS handheld gaming console.
Nintendo of America president Reggie-Fils Aime considers the soon-to-be-unveiled Nintendo 3DS as its "next handheld platform" following the runaway success of the DS (and its various iterations as DS Lite, DSi and, most recently, the DSi XL).
Nintendo Japan may have shot itself in the foot with regards to the newly launched Nintendo DSi XL, with slow sales uptake being blamed on the imminent launch of the new Nintendo 3DS at E3 in June.
BreakingNintendo is to announce a new 3D-capable handheld gaming console called the Nintendo 3DS at E3 this coming June.
Nintendo releases the new Nintendo DSi XL in the UK this month, featuring a notably bigger screen and a wider viewing angle than 2009's version of its popular handheld gaming console, the DSi.
Nintendo has released a new 3D game for the DSi in Japan which uses the devices in-built cameras to track the position of your eyes in relation to the two screens, and deliver a 3D game world in line with the position of your head.
Nintendo has pleased its legions of hardcore fans this week, announcing summer release dates for new Mario and Metroid games and lots more besides at a US media summit in San Francisco.
Nintendo has rejected suggestions that the DSi XL has been brought in for old gamers who struggle with the smaller screen of its predecessors in the DS line-up.