Nintendo of America Hires New Digital Strategy Executive

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Yuki Amano, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. Yuki Amano

    Yuki Amano GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 31, 2012
    United States
    My 3DS

    Just hours after SEGA announced plans to focus more on digital games, Nintendo decided to have a similar idea. Meet Duncan Orrell-Jones, your new Digital Strategy Executive. He will be responsible for planning out Nintendo of America's digital future, including eShop software, Miiverse, and digital sales. He has worked in the digital market for more than 19 years at the Walt Disney Company.

  2. Fear Zoa

    Fear Zoa Still Alive

    Jun 18, 2009
    United States
    Do they really need a guy for this? Can't they just point at steam and say "do that"?
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  3. weavile001
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    Jun 28, 2012
  4. SSVAV

    SSVAV Lurker in space

    Jan 29, 2011
    Outer space
    Wait what? He worked at Disney?

    Is this guy really what the game industry needs? Just sayin. They are the ones who shut down Black Rock, the creators of Pure and Split/Second, and traded a new Sea Dogs like Pirates of the Caribbean that was already late in developement for the mediocre Tron Evolution.
  5. Paarish
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    Jun 28, 2012
  6. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

    Apr 4, 2009
    Because it's that easy right?
  7. chartube12

    chartube12 CPT Chazz 713

    Mar 3, 2010
    United States
    This guy worked for Disney?...Oh it's the guy responsible for toon town having sub fees, lack of real updates and not fixing the bugs...Do Not Want! Worse thing to happen to Nintendo since they hired Reggie!
  8. chavosaur

    chavosaur Austin Trujillo

    Mar 11, 2012
    United States
    Huntersville, NC
    Apparently your body is not ready for reggie...
    That aside, I like the idea of more people being around to put some halfway decent things into the eshop. More original games would be awesome, I haunt seen to many great things since pushmo and dillons rolling western
  9. adrian2040

    adrian2040 GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 8, 2008
    Disney have had its shortcomings on the digital market, but I'm still angry at the fact they decided not to put "Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep" on the PSN.
  10. giavol

    giavol GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 23, 2011
    Maybe he was the guy in the Mikey Mouse costume
  11. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    Looks like Nintendo is finally taking this "internet" thing seriously.
  12. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

    May 15, 2008
    Hopefully their new digital strategy will include not restricting releases to once a week at the same time, improving the submission process to allow things to be published, and occasional sales to encourage impulse purchases.
    The 3DS could also use gifting like the Wii had, just try and make it possible to gift games to other countries provided that country also has the game.
    One of the big problems in particular was the release of digital titles in other regions, the waiting time between regions is sometimes several months. Compared to retail which is usually a few months these days, this is bad
    Another problem is that when a submission is rejected for a small reason, this apparently delays the next submission assessment for a considerable time.

    Problems like this is why Duyumania, developed for the DSiWare shop, was ultimately released as homebrew, the process was awful!
    And this is also why Cave Story DSiWare never even reached Europe! At least we are still due to get Cave Story+ on the eShop, which should prove far superior to the DSiWare version.
  13. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    Isn't that more to do with Square Enix seeing that they made and published the game?
  14. BrightNeko

    BrightNeko Popcorn ball

    Dec 11, 2010
    United States
    isn't this the 3rd time since the 3DS came around?
  15. Vampire Lied

    Vampire Lied Resident sociopath

    May 27, 2011
    United States
    No, IIRC Disney doesn't like to do digital distribution of their stuff. It wouldn't be squeenix, they have no problem with that.

    Back on topic, hopefully this guy gets them to post up some snes or gba stuff. The nes 3d classics are about a joke and so is the flood of dsi ware.
    How about some snes or gba 3d classics!!?
    Maybe some new 3ds eshop games that aren't garbage and over priced?
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  16. chavosaur

    chavosaur Austin Trujillo

    Mar 11, 2012
    United States
    Huntersville, NC
    As far as we know though, Ninty has no plans to let us play SNES or GBA games. Im still hoping for them to make those ambassador games available for purchase, but since they have "no plans to release them" I slightly hold on to hope for them. I say slightly because they also said there was no 3ds revision coming, and look what happened later? Hi XL.
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