Console wars, schmonsole wars: Nintendo facing greatest risk from Apple, says WSJ


Nintendo president Satoru Iwata is a self-proclaimed Apple fan, says the Wall Street Journal. He carries an iPhone and uses a MacBook. But he doesn’t consider Apple a direct competitor, despite Cupertino defiance in September, saying the DS doesn’t “stack up” to the iPod Touch or iPhone as a gaming device.

Iwata explains, “If we can’t make clear why customers pay a lot of money to play games on Nintendo hardware and Nintendo software and differentiate ourselves from games on the mobile phone or iPhone, then our future is dark.” Whatever the case, the Journal believes, “Nintendo faces the greatest risk from the emergence of Apple,” not Sony or Microsoft.

What do you think: could Apple finally be the one to bring down the portable Nintendo empire? Or are the two like comparing apples to oranges?