ICAS Event: Book Talk - Dan Sloan "Playing to Wiin: Nintendo and the Video Game Industry’s Greatest Comeback"

Friday, February 18, 2011
7:00 p.m. (Talk will start at 7:30 p.m.)
TUJ Azabu Hall 206/207 (Access)
Dan Sloan
Robert Dujarric
Free. Open to general public.
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Just 10 years ago, Nintendo was struggling with a run of poorly selling consoles and faced nagging questions about how it would avoid becoming a video game industry also-ran, as well as who would lead the Kyoto giant. In his book “Playing to Wiin: Nintendo and the Video Game Industry’s Greatest Comeback”, Dan Sloan details the key people and products that pushed the “House of Mario” back to the No.1 spot.

In a multi-media presentation at Temple, Dan will discuss the book, the state of the industry, and the prospects for Nintendo, which will release its hand-held 3DS console later that month. Will it be another Wii-like game changer or part of a 3D deluge leaving consumers and gamers confused?

About the Speaker

Dan Sloan is a senior correspondent at Reuters covering business and economic news; he is a former president of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, and a frequent television commentator for international and domestic media. Sloan is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

About ICAS
The Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.

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