Nintendo: Core gamer ‘still very important to us’

225_relevant.jpgFrom the “sky is falling” files comes the latest verbal commitment by Nintendo that they are still making games for long-time players despite the increased popularity of casual games. Pro-G tells the story:

Speaking at a press conference in London this morning, David Yarnton, general manager of Nintendo UK, said: “It’s important to know that we’re not ignoring the hardcore gamer. They’re still very important to us.”

Yarnton was quick to remind any alienated gamers that the company has or will have released three of its most core franchises on both Wii and DS by Christmas: Metroid Prime 3, Super Mario Galaxy, and Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass.

Regardless what Nintendo does or doesn’t say on the subject, here’s the real factor for determining if traditional games will remain on Wii: If Nintendo makes big bucks from said games, they’ll keep making them. Period. Remember, Nintendo’s motive as a company is to make money, not spit in the face of long-time, loyal, overly sensitive gamers.

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