PS4 & Xbox One Launch Games Are ‘Meh’ – Nintendo
Are you excited for PS4? Forza 5 tempting you to get an Xbox One? Not everyone is excited about the launch games of the next-gen consoles, however, and even Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime recognises that.
“It’s all about the games,” he said in an interview with IGN. “The competitive systems have announced their launch lineups. I’m allowed to say ‘Meh’.”
Comparing the launch lineup to Nintendo’s Wii U games, Reggie said “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.”
Though neither Zelda nor Donkey Kong were launch games for the Wii U, Reggie is comparing Nintendo’s own upcoming games with the launch games of the PS4 and Xbox One.
“In addition to great titles like Pikmin 3 and Wonderful 101,” continued Reggie, “I feel very good about our lineup, and I feel very good about the value proposition we’re putting out there for the consumer.”
Reggie then discussed the greater variety that the Wii U will be providing this year.
“We’ve got cloud technology that we’re delivering with Wii U. Nintendo TVii is all cloud-based technology,” said Reggie, adding a subtle dig at his competitors. “But the difference is, we don’t talk about the tech. We talk about the experience.”
Reggie added that “We make sure that the consumer has fun with the game experiences that we provide”.
Discussing the underpowered Wii U when compared to the PS4 and the Xbox One, Reggie added “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.”
Nintendo has a hard sell this Christmas against the brand new launches of the PS4 and Xbox One. Though the Wii U is becoming an increasingly exciting console, it is still struggling with sales and the launch of next-gen will only make that harder.
Nintendo yesterday announced the 2DS, a cheaper alternative to the 3DS that targets a more child-friendly audience.