Nintendo boss Wiis on iPad parade

Nintendo's president Satoru Iwata left his audience in a Tokyo Hotel last night in no doubt that he was impressed with Apple's wonderkind launch.

"It was a bigger iPod Touch," he said of the much-discussed gadget. "There were no surprises for me."

Satoru Iwata also questioned the viability of 3D home gaming. "I have doubts whether people will be wearing glasses to play games at home. How is that going to look to other people?" he said.

Asus this week introduced the first laptop equipped with Nvidia's 3D-gaming set-up, glasses and all.