Nintendo issues dig at Microsoft and Halo 3

UK boss claims Wii Sports will be defining game of this generation.

Nintendo has launched a thinly veiled dig at Microsoft and its record breaking launch of blockbuster FPS Halo 3.

Speaking at a press conference this morning in London, David Yarnton, general manager of Nintendo UK, said: "For all the recent talk of record breaking entertainment launches, it might just be that the defining and most influential video game of this generation is a simple game of tennis that the whole family can gather around and play and enjoy together."

Although Yarnton didn't mention Halo 3 or Wii Sports by name, the "record breaking entertainment launch" is obviously a reference to Halo 3 and the "simple game of tennis" is clearly Wii Sports.

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vgn244872d ago

While there is no denying the success of the Wii (we have a couple in our house), can you really compare a pack-in title to stand-alone titles? It does bug me a little (as an analyst) that all major statistic companies count Wii Sports in the attach ratios.

PS360WII4872d ago (Edited 4872d ago )

Well it's only a pack in for the US. That being said it's still a game. He wasn't talking about sales he was implying that the general word of mouth seems to have been bigger for Wii Sports than that of H3. In Halo marketing made sure we heard about it every other second. Wii Sports your buddy's neighbors first cousin was telling you how cool it is and everyone in between.

edit: on a side note seeing that this is Nintendo saying something about a Xbox thing I can only expect a whole lot of N sucks comments. Try and keep it tame. H3 is still a great game and sold tons just doesn't have the word of mouth that all.

KeiZka4872d ago

EU too. Japan's only one not having it bundled.

binard3284872d ago

Defining and most influential? Wii Sports? I think not, really. Fun yes. But defining and influential game? No.

goodganja4872d ago

Is it me or Nintendo getting arrogant all of a sudden. Let their arrogance shine and shine bright while it can, because Nintend0 will be due for another humbling moment by the company that broke them in the mid 90's, Sony.

P L A Y B 3 Y O N D

cherdman4872d ago

I use a real tennis racket for tennis. I choose Halo 3 when I want to play a VIDEO game.

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