Nintendo’s Iwata responds to accusations of copying the iPad

GC: When the Wii U was announced, people started talking about the system’s gamepad as a counter by Nintendo to Apple’s popular tablet, iPad.

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Batzi2014d ago (Edited 2014d ago )

"this thing called an ‘iPad’ came into the world"

Best thing ever.

Smurf12014d ago

Ha, yes. I love the way he says that. I love Nintendo so much.

LOL_WUT2014d ago

Agreed, it's nice that they compare it to the iPad but, I think Nintendo dropped the ball when they developed their gamepad. If only tNintendo had spent a little more planning, time and money it would've turned out a whole lot better. ;)

Smurf12014d ago

Isn't it kind of funny that Sony revealed the PS Move back in 2001 but they were accused of copying the Wii. Kind of hilarious Nintendo is facing the same music now.

Bimkoblerutso2014d ago (Edited 2014d ago )

Except that it's been even worse since Apple's monumental rise this past decade. Companies can basically make anything with a touchscreen and be accused of copying Apple these days.

That's how Appletards operate.

All this copyright BS and all the accusations that take off all over the internet have created a very hostile environment in technology that seems to suggest that nothing should be influenced by anything.

PopRocks3592013d ago


Yes, because that fully functional gamepad honestly needed more crap in it and needed to be made more expensive.

The thing is hardly an iPad. It's like a DS in home console form, and it's an HD screen. The number one thing it was made for was for playing games. The markets are different; comparing the two, to me, is foolhardy.

Will anyone accuse the Vita of being an iPad rip off for its two touch screens? How about any of the new tablet/PC hybrids? No? Then why are we singling out Nintendo? Again?

ChickeyCantor2013d ago (Edited 2013d ago )

They are not comparing it to the iPad. It's people accusing them of stealing Apples idea. They are replying because of the comparison.

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raytraceme2014d ago (Edited 2014d ago )

You spelled laptop wrong. An ipad is and never will be a replacement for a laptop or the newly released hybrids. Its just not functional enough. Laptops are imo the "best thing ever"

clearelite2014d ago

Yes and tablets can't even run my software/games from years ago.

Chrono2014d ago (Edited 2014d ago )

They said the same about Pokemon that they had the monster catching idea before Dragon Quest V was made, but there's no proof so I call it BS til they show actual proof.

admiralvic2014d ago (Edited 2014d ago )

What do you call the Nintendo DS?

What probably happened was someone thought it would be a good idea to apply the DS concept to the home console. I really don't think this idea is farfetched, though I am surprised it took someone 4 years to actually consider the idea.

clearelite2014d ago (Edited 2014d ago )

Yeah if nint copied them, then they must have copied the Nintendo DS, according to that faulty logic.

Zodiac2014d ago

The ipad is not even the first. Nobody remembers the Tablet PC from 2002?

Munnkyman2014d ago

The iPad was not even the first tablet lol. It's just the first one to be very popular

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