Nintendo president Iwata responds to franchise milking concerns
20th Aug 2012 | 08:22
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has responded to criticisms of the frequency at which it is releasing Mario games.
In an interview with Kotaku Iwata said Nintendo has a history of releasing one Mario title per system. Although it is likely to continue with this trend, the decision ultimately rests with series creator Shigeru Miyamoto.
"We only create a New Super Mario Bros. title one per platform," Iwata said.
"I think we'll probably go ahead and continue at that pace. That being said, that's probably [Mario creator Shigeru] Miyamoto's choice, so I can't give you a 100% guarantee that that's the pace we'll continue at."
"These are two very unique and separate titles," he said. "We have a Mario you can play in the palm of your hand and a Mario you can play seated in front of your TV."
"I believe the two titles are unique enough that I wouldn't say that I'm super-worried that people are going to be confused."
Earlier this month sources speaking to CVG told us the Wii U release date has been delayed to December across Europe due to manufacturing hiccups.