It’s not often that I’m impressed by the standard of game-related interviews, but GameDaily BIZ did an excellent job of making Nintendo’s Perrin Kaplan flap about on the floor, attempting to convince anyone that the GameCube might still be worth buying.
It’s all in this quote:
“Are we producing any more GameCubes? No. But do we have the inventory there for people to still purchase? Yes.”
Translation: “We’ve still got GameCubes hanging around, so please buy them.” Why? Well, she explains with an analogy:
“I mean, I wasn’t the first to buy an iPod; by the time I bought it, it came to a price where I wanted it to be and a look the way I wanted it to look. So we’re not selling GameCube to the people who are hardcore players and want all the gadgetry; we’re going after the people who never really bought a system before, or finally it’s at a price that they can afford for their family.”
Except you’re effectively saying you bought a newer iPod, not an old model once newer models were available. Anyway, new music would have worked on an old iPod – and Kaplan confirms in the interview that Nintendo have stopped supporting the GameCube – so the analogy really holds no metaphorical water.