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Nintendo Is Right About iPhone Apps Hurting Industry in 'Very Negative Way,' says Dyack

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata made a big splash back at GDC this year because of comments during his keynote, which suggested that the entire mobile apps ecosystem is devaluing games overall. Iwata-san took a lot of heat for his comments, with analyst Michael Pachter stating he's like a "record company president" in denial and former Sony exec Phil Harrison saying Iwata's flat-out wrong. Iwata, however, does have Silicon Knights boss Denis Dyack in his corner.

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NYC_Gamer1960d ago

gaming has grown and reaches a lot more people because of apps and etc

theonlylolking1959d ago (Edited 1959d ago )

More does not always mean better and in this case, it does not.

donniebaseball1960d ago

I think he has a point about the value of games. People expect much more for less now. It's tough on developers.

rockleex1960d ago

But you get even less with those apps than you do with full fledged $60 games.

supremacy1959d ago

true, but for the asking price most people wouldn't care.

And that's whats becoming detrimental to bigger game companies, the fact that many people will accept a crappy experience for less than having to pay say 60 bucks for better.

It is that mentality thats gotten things like this, add that to the fact that now theres a lot of tacked on DRM and such to full retail games.

Games that come with locked content which you are forced to pay extra for at a later time.

I know its about money and supporting those who make em, but looking at it from the outside clearly shows why people are going for the cheap.