“Computer games don’t affect kids, I mean if Pac Man affected us as kids, we’d all run around in a darkened room munching pills and listening to repetitive music…” –
- Kristian Wilson, CEO, Nintendo Gaming Corporation, Inc, 1989
Is this quote real? I’m seeing it quite often. It seems too good to be true. Does this person even exist?
It’s a joke that’s been circulating for quite a while, mainly as a tag-line on usenet. The attribution to Kristian Wilson is a recent addition.
There are Nintendo of America, Nintendo Software Technology, and Nintendo Co. Ltd. that exist, but no Nintendo Gaming Corperation exists.
You know, I do play a lot of video games in my life. I find myself always awake in the night, eating Altoids most of the time, listening to my favorite song over and over.
Yup, no such “Nintendo Gaming Corporation”. The company would be “Nintendo of America”, here in the US of A. Also, Pac-Man had nothing to do with Nintendo, being produced by Namco, I believe.