Ancel says Nintendo’s greatest strength/weakness is innovation, Big N comes out with “biggest surprises”

Posted under General Nintendo, News, Wii U
October 15, 2013 by (@NE_Brian)

Ubisoft’s Michel Ancel shared a few words about Nintendo while speaking with ONM this month.

According to the Rayman creator, innovation is the company’s greatest strength as well as its greatest weakness. This goes hand in hand with risk-taking, he believes.

Ancel also said that “the biggest surprises seem to come from Nintendo.” Miiverse and the GamePad were both pointed to as examples.

Ancel’s comments in full:

Nintendo’s greatest strength, and its greatest weakness, is innovation. It’s a company that takes a lot of risks. Few people understand that innovation involves risk-taking, because you don’t control everything on the market.

Today, the biggest surprises seem to come from Nintendo. People may like those surprises or not, but that’s a fact. Miiverse was a surprise, the GamePad was a surprise. What will come next? I can’t wait!

Thanks to joclo for sending this our way.

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  • Rodrigo Coelho Costa Junior

    that’s exactly why we love Nintendo so much.. We also can’t wait for the next innovation.. we can never

  • Go_Go_Gadget82

    so why is ubisoft not supporting dlc and online in the wii U games then, why praises a machine / company that you delay games on, take away the console exclusive games and then say oh wiiU version is watered down it won’t be a complete games as is on other consoles :-S

    talk *!?# Ubisoft, keep digging your holes

    • Th3PANO

      Ancel isn’t the boss. He is a dev….. a very respected one.

      • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

        He should be the boss. He’s been with Ubisoft the longest…after the founders that is…if I am not mistaken.

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    Interesting to hear that him from he’s right. Nintendo has to form it into a strength in the next couple years as they’re gonna need that innovation.

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    Interesting perspective but he’s right. Bring on the innovation, Nintendo.

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