Roughly 10 years ago, this scene wouldn’t have happened. Every Nintendo fan is very familiar with the fallout between Nintendo and (back then) Square. Now here we are, the year 2006, and this was the scene from Japan this morning. Nintendo and Square-Enix couldn’t be better friends. Things are looking absolutely amazing for Nintendo…the best they have in years. The DS helped usher in a new Nintendo…a refreshed, rejuvenated company. Now we have the Wii, where these ideas are being taken even further. Time will tell if this next step is the right one.
I truly believe that all this has happened thanks to Iwata’s direction. It seems that he has two major goals. First, creating a new image for Nintendo that still includes their hardcore fans, while bringing in all new groups. Second, repairing the third party problems of the past. Seems like he is doing a hell of a job.
I am outta here for now, time for me to get some sleep. Make sure you check out all the news since last night’s history story. A couple of HUGE news stories to say the least. Have a wonderful morning guys. (thanks to Ng for the pic)