Games Industry has interviewed Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two Interactive, about a number of things video game related and one of the topics that was discussed was Nintendo. Zelnick says he is pretty enthusiastic regarding Nintendo’s next platform the Nintendo NX and says that the company will never count Nintendo out. Here’s what he shared with the publication in the recent interview.
We’re believers. We never want to count Nintendo out. They do it over and over and over again. So we feel pretty enthusiastic actually,” he remarks.
Zelnick even counters my assessment of Nintendo’s position in the console race. “It’s not a slump, it’s intentional. They come to market, they do really well, and then they sort of exit the market for a period of time. They’ve been doing it for like 150 years, and that company has been doing the same thing… They’re really thoughtful, they come to market with something they really think is going to work, more often than not it really works, it blows up and then eventually they let it decline and they move on to the next thing. They don’t mind having time in between.”