Nintendo: ‘First the Developed Countries, Then, the Developing Countries!’

As we continue to chop up The Wall Street Journal’s interview with Nintendo Co. Ltd. President Satoru Iwata, all in search of juicy morsels of information, another bit of interest has been found, alluding to Nintendo’s continued plans for world domination.

After we complete our mission in developed countries, then we’ll have to start thinking about how to make our products appealing in developing countries. We’ll have a whole new dimension of issues to tackle like pricing, quantity availability and regional adaptation. We’re not going to meet our goals that easily. — Satoru Iwata to WSJ

I have to admit, I’m genuinely interested in seeing how they might make the Wii affordable there. Hell, some people have barely been able to afford them here, on account of difficulty finding one not hoarded by scalpers.

This is really more the sort of stonefaced tactic I might have expected from Iwata’s predecessor, Hiroshi Yamauchi, rather than Iwata himself.