1958 posts tagged nintendo
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says country can learn from Nintendo
I’m not saying he’s not right, but his timing may be just a little off.
Earlier today, a member of the Japanese Diet asked the PM what his plan for economic growth was. He responded with:
"Well, for example, there’s a company called Nintendo…over there, they made hanafuda cards, but gradually the people playing hanafuda decreased. However, that company called Nintendo makes hanafuda cards and whatnot, and I believe that only by doing that, it wasn’t able to protect hanafuda…And at the same time, it is keeping the traditional hanafuda cards. For sure, I think this is something that we can learn from.” -Shinzo Abe
Maybe he meant it as a joke?
There’s no doubt Nintendo innovated greatly in the past 30 years, but perhaps Prime Minister Abe should have checked a stock ticker to see how Nintendo was doing recently. Neat shout out nonetheless. [❤]
Harvest Moon poster “Fishing Spot”
Artists: Melissa King (Fangamer)
Happy 3rd Birthday 3DS!
Nintendo’s current portable was released on this day in 2011. Raise your hand if you bought it opening day. I did, and boy was I disappointed by the dismal launch title selection.
Here’s to a few more awesome years. Now if we can only get a really dedicated Virtual Console…. [❤]
Real Life Mario Karts shipping in March
A dream come true for 10 year old me. Hell, I’d ride one today!
Sadly, the thing only holds about 70 pounds. It will be made by toy titan Jakks Pacific in March for $200, styled after the Mario Kart 7 version of the well known carts.
No news if bananas and shells are packaged in or sold separately. [❤]
Seth Rogen and Adam Goldberg are writing a console wars movie
And we’re not talking the lousy console wars of today.
Rogen and Goldberg, who have collaborated on films such as Knocked Up, Superbad, Pineapple Express, Funny People, and The Green Hornet, are working on a film that will chronicle the Sega v. Nintendo console wars of the 90s.
A book is also being worked on by Blake J. Harris, who will also be an executive producer on the movie, which is due out May 14.
Preorder: Console Wars: The Book, Retro Consoles