“Nintendo believes Apple is a bigger threat to its business than Microsoft, the company’s president said in an interview last week,” Don Reisinger reports for CNET. “‘Do I think that in the near term [Apple] can hurt us more than Microsoft?” Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime said to Forbes in an the interview. ‘Absolutely.'”
Reisinger reports, “Last week, Apple announced during a quarterly earnings call that it sold a whopping 14.1 million iPhones in the last quarter. In August, the last month market-research firm NPD reported hardware unit sales, it found Nintendo had sold approximately 342,000 DS units… Research firm Flurry Analytics announced earlier this year that Nintendo’s mobile market share declined from 75 percent in 2008 to 70 percent in 2009. Apple’s iOS platform, on the other hand, increased its market share from 5 percent in 2008 to 19 percent in 2009.”
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