With over 100 million units
sold worldwide, the PlayStation 2
's success is nothing to scoff at. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, however, believes that his latest contraption
-- built entirely out of two Gamecube's duct taped together
-- can surpass those numbers.
In an interview with Reuters
, Iwata spoke of the unprecedented success of the PlayStation 2, adding "if we can make our bid to expand
the gaming population a continued success, we could exceed that."
When it comes to the recent fire sale
of the PlayStation 3
, Iwata doesn't seem terribly concerned, noting that the overlap between the customers Sony is targeting against those of Nintendo is quite small. However, Reuters claims that Sony's "price drop" was a move to better compete with Nintendo. If that's the case, we anxiously await their bathroom scale