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Unformatted text preview: phics and raw pro cessing po wer f avo red by hard-co re male
gamers, Nintendo cho se to develo p a machine to appeal to f amilies, wo men, and age gro ups that
no rmally shunned alien sho o t-’em ups. By go ing af ter a bigger, redef ined market, Nintendo was
able to rack up sales that exceeded the Xbo x 360, even tho ugh it f o llo wed the system by twelve
mo nths.M. Sanchanta, “Nintendo ’s Wii Takes Co nso le Lead,” Financial Times, September 12,
2007. Seeking the Blue Ocean? Better Think Strategically
Reggie Fils-Aimé, the P resident o f Nintendo o f America, describes the Wii Strategy as a Blue
Ocean ef f o rt.R. Fils-Aimé (presentatio n and discussio n, Carro ll Scho o l o f Management, Bo sto n
Co llege, Chestnut Hill, MA, April 6, 2009). The co ncept o f blue ocean st rat egy was
po pularized by Euro pean Institute o f Business Administratio n (INSEAD) pro f esso rs W. Chan
Kim and Renée Maubo rgne (autho rs o f a bo o k with the same title).W. C. Kim and R.
Maubo rgne, Blue Ocean Strategy: Ho w to Create Unco ntested Market Space and Make
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