Nintendo facing industry backlash over controversial comments
By Ben Silverman
Ask any video game insider about the future of gaming and they’ll quickly point to Facebook blockbusters like Farmville and mobile hits like Angry Birds.
Ask Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata, however, and you’re in for a rough ride.
During his keynote speech at this week’s Game Developers Conference, Iwata shrugged off the success of social and mobile gaming by issuing a clear warning to game makers: such titles are bad for business as they promote quantity over quality, and the increased interest in these platforms will threaten their very livelihoods.
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