Reggie Fils-Aime: PS4 and Xbox One? “Meh.”
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime feels confident that the Wii U provides enough value to consumers leading into the festive season, dismissing incoming competition.
With a confirmed price cut and new bundles, it is their supporting first-party software that Reggie feels as being the key ingredient to their potential success.
“It’s all about the games. The competitive systems have announced their launch lineups. I’m allowed to say ‘Meh,’” Fils-Aime explained to IGN.
“I look at our lineup of titles and I feel good about our lineup. We’ve got Zelda. We’ve got Mario. We’ve got Donkey Kong. In addition to great titles like Pikmin 3 and Wonderful 101, I feel very good about our lineup, and I feel very good about the value proposition we’re putting out there for the consumer.”
With Microsoft and Sony leading with new technologies that see the Wii U already looking slightly dated even ahead of a year at retail, Reggie believes that it is the gameplay experience that remains the most crucial part to deliver on.
“We’ve got cloud technology that we’re delivering with Wii U,” he explained. “Nintendo TV is all cloud-based technology. But the difference is, we don’t talk about the tech. We talk about the experience. We make sure that the consumer has fun with the game experiences that we provide. And so I think as you compare and contrast Nintendo with other players in the space, for us it’s about games, about the fun, about the entertainment value, and not about the tech.”