Issues such as the recession, healthcare and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are likely to keep President Barack Obama’s attention away from video games, said Reggie Fils-Aime (left).
The Nintendo of America chief also believes that the video game industry is in a better position politically than it has been in the past.
Fils-Aime made his comments during a wide-ranging interview with GameDaily:
We have the first sitting president with a multiple gaming household, between the Wii and the DS. I believe that our president has more pressing issues to deal with, from the economy to the military conflicts.
Certainly, as an industry, we’ve met with representatives of Congress and other parts of our government. What they see is an industry that is mainstream, is creating jobs and is creating vibrant forms of entertainment. Those are all positive things for this country. So we are in a more favorable legislative environment compared to five or six years ago.