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Nintendo and Treasure execs pooh-pooh the N64

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If you would have asked either Nintendo or Treasure at the time, they would have told you that the Nintendo 64 was the best thing ever. Now? Not so much. In a roundtable session called Ask Iwata, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata and Treasure director Atsutomo Nakagawa look back at the console and wince.

Nakagawa: …Yes. That’s why we thought we could work on the Nintendo 64 too. But, the Nintendo 64 … sure was something (bitter laughter).

Iwata: (laughs) It was a machine that was hard to create things for and didn’t work at all.

Nakagawa: Y-Yes. It didn’t work at all…

Iwata goes on to say that even though it was a full 3D system, the limitations held it back. Despite its strengths, "it was hard to use and turned out to be a machine that didn’t work at all."

It's kind of sad to hear this talk, seeing as how I really enjoy playing my N64. Sometimes.

[via GoNintendo]

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