Jason Rubin: Nintendo is "Irrelevant as a Hardware Manufacturer" - News

By Brent Galietti, December 2, 2013

During the newest episode of Bonus Round on Gametrailers, the topic of the Wii U's place in the console market came up. Former THQ president and co-founder of Naughty Dog Jason Rubin had some pointed words for the Kyoto-based gaming giant.

Jason Rubin does not like what he sees here.

"Nintendo's irrelevant as a hardware manufacturer in the console business," Rubin stated, citing the company's recent financial data and slow Wii U sales (3.61 million as of June 30th).

He did, however, praise the company for its games and development. "There is no developer, as a developer, I can say there is no developer that will ever be Miyamoto. It is a crime that we do not play those games on the systems that we have - as a community."

Seamus Black, co-founder of the original Xbox, followed Rubin's statements by saying: "It's tragic that Nintendo hasn't assumed their position in the constellation of entertainment giants, because they're every bit a Disney. It's strange...strange."

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