Nintendo executive vice president of sales and marketing Scott Moffitt acknowledged the rise of tablet gaming at the BMO 2012 Digital Media Conference. Still, he thinks that Nintendo is well positioned against this new competition.
"It's undeniable the growth of tablets and their ability to play games,” said Moffitt. "At the same time when we look at our data, the DS didn't have competition from tablets and smartphones, and yet we are outpacing the rate of sale for the 3DS. These are seemingly conflicting data points. Obviously we see a rise in new competitive products, but we are seeing better results in a tougher environment."