Alec Meer of GameIndustry.biz write:
Nintendo believes its history of multiplayer gaming features predates and is equivalent to the current interest in social network games.
President Satoru Iwata told investors last week that “It has been reported that social entertainment is the key to video games… Nintendo has been developing social entertainment in the field of video games for a long time.
“Social elements tend to be narrowly associated with human relationships through computer networks. We believe, however, that the essence of social entertainment is that the relationships with other human beings add a social nature to the play and [...]