Special thanks to good friend Chris for this one.
But Nintendo is no longer the global leader in games that it was during Miyamoto’s salad days. Not that it has fallen on hard times exactly, but in the vastly profitable home-entertainment-console market, Nintendo’s GameCube sits an ignominious third, behind both Sony’s PlayStation 2 and even upstart Microsoft, which entered the market for the first time with the Xbox only five years ago. Miyamoto and Nintendo president Satoru Iwata are going to try to change that. But they’re going to do it in the weirdest, riskiest way you could think of.