Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has purportedly dubbed Apple's iPad and iPhone devices to senior executives as the "enemy of the future," according to the Times Online UK.
His words come at a time when Nintendo is witnessing falling profits, as millions own a DS and a Wii -- and an iPhone. Oddly enough, Iwata's remarks come little more than a month after Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told Kotaku "Clearly it doesn't look like their platform is a viable profit platform for game development because so many of the games are free versus paid downloads."
It's unknown as of this press time if Nintendo has a time machine, a T-1000 of their own, or one of those cool fountains people throw pennies in. But one thing is clear: the family-friendly developer appears to be readying itself to compete with Apple going forward.
According to Times Online, Iwata also told his executives to consider their fight against Sony's handheld, the PlayStation Portable, as over and won.
The question of how the company will position itself to fight the "enemy of the future," though, remains unanswered. Perhaps the answer simply lies consistently releasing decent games over its own handheld digital download platform, DSiWare.