Iwata shines again, says core gamers are “critically important”

There was plenty to play and hear about from Nintendo at E3 this year, but nevertheless president Satoru Iwata wanted to reassure everyone who’s still shell shocked that everything’s going to be irie.

“We are sorry about [the E3] media briefings, specifically for those who were expecting to see Nintendo show something about Super Mario or Legend of Zelda,” Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told Forbes. “If there is any perception that Nintendo is ignoring the core gamers, it’s a misunderstanding and we really want to get rid of that misunderstanding by any means,” he continued. “The so-called big titles need a long, long development period…we really didn’t think this year’s E3 media briefing was the time to do so.”

Now, he’s basically saying he’s sorry you didn’t get what you think should have happened at E3, but it’s hopefully the last we’ll need to say about Nintendo’s E3 conference, so we can get back to gaming. And there’s plenty of that coming our way, from the DS to Wii to online–especially from third parties.