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The Sexual History Between Nintendo and Electronic Arts

"Electronic Arts and Nintendo are an interesting couple. They don’t have much affection for one another, but they can never seem to get away from each other. Like a great television sitcom, the relationship between Electronic Arts and Nintendo has provided great comedy over the years. I thought it would be interesting to reflect back on their history throughout the years.
In an older issue of Game Informer, Bing Gordon, a former Chief Creative Officer for Electronic Arts, remembers what it was like dealing with Nintendo during the 8-Bit/16-Bit days.
“Nintendo was operating with near monopoly power,” Gordon says. “They had like a 95 percent share of the console business, and they had earned it because they took a huge risk. If a publisher wanted to get in bed with the NES, they had to fly to Japan, state its case for a development system, and if Nintendo deemed it worthy, there was only one deal on the table. Nintendo would sell the company a dev kit for what Gordon calls “a r...

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SuperKiing1757d ago

Very good read. Recommend reading this piece

tigertron1757d ago (Edited 1757d ago )

All I know is that if it wasn't for Nintendo's sheer arrogance, we would never have had the Playstation.

I really think Nintendo needs to work harder to attract third party publishers, because I don't think Nintendo have been very good with third parties.

delboy1757d ago (Edited 1757d ago )

I agree with the article, but in the end all you need is to make a great game not a shabby port and it will sell.
No matter what publisher or what platform.
Gamers choose their games based on quality not based on publisher/developer.
Great games sell, no matter what platform or publisher.

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