VP of Marketing and Corp. Affairs, Perrin Kaplan
In an interview conducted with Gamespy at the DICE conference, Nintendo VP of Marketing and Corp. Affairs, Perrin Kaplan discussed the differences between the launch of the PS3 and the Wii, by saying “Well, we didn’t have anyone in line that got shot waiting for our system. So there’s one sign of the different approaches between our two companies..” She also States the world wide online play is a “priority for Nintendo and you will see it.” Kaplan also goes on to explain why the big N is slow releasing all the greatness of the Wii. (Channels and VC games) “I think if we had just taken the whole package, here are all the channels, here are all the online games, here are the Miis, the news, the weather, I just think it would have overloaded the mass consumer. So instead we began rolling everything out in a fashion where people can really understand it … We have more things coming, and online is definitely one of them.” She also goes on to talk about Manhunt 2, coming to the Wii and mentions of the new Wii browser and Super Smash Brothers Brawl.