In its annual game showcase last year, Nintendo had made the message its focus is the mainstream. But this year, Nintendo's president Satoru Iwata took aim at a sector that Nintendo has not had much success with lately: hard-core gamers.
"I understand that some experts argue that our success is short-lived and temporary. So, we now need to make efforts to constantly expand the player base by offering services and titles that can appeal not only to those who have never played games but also to those who play them hard," Iwata said at the Nintendo Fall Conference 2007.
Analysts and developers respond (with numbers and figures) to Iwata's surprise announcement...