Nintendo's Fils-Aime: Microsoft, Sony need to react to us

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has some sharp words for Microsoft and Sony: you react to us, not the other way around. Speaking to CNET in a telephone interview today, Fils-Aime brushed off an assertion that the Wii U could be faced with irrelevancy issues if Microsoft and Sony launch their new consoles in the coming year, as expected.

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FunAndGun1724d ago

uh oh, Reggies' poppin' off again.

nukeitall1724d ago

Ironically, Nintendo reacted to MS when they introduced both XBL and the idea of entertainment apps.

Wii has Nintendo Network and support for Youtube, Netflix and so on now.

That said, MS/Sony would be idiots not to react to Nintendo.

Does it matter anyhow?

Blastoise1724d ago

It's just a bit of healthy competition. He's just bigging up his console like he's supposed to.

Look at his face, look at his stupid face. He means no harm

WrAiTh Sp3cTr31724d ago

They reacted to MS for sure and they did it with flying colors, lol. You can now control your television and your television services with gaming console. I'm sure this is something MS wanted to do and even Sony, but it's just Nintendo beat them to the puch and I'm sure newer hardware was the only way to do it.

Donnieboi1724d ago (Edited 1724d ago )

Xbox Live did not create online gaming. Seriously, where u been all these years--under a rock?

PC & Dreamcast says hi

Peppino71724d ago

Well its not like he's technically wrong. Each company somehow reacts to the other competitors.

WrAiTh Sp3cTr31724d ago

Donnieboi, where did anyone say that? Stop trolling.

lilbroRx1724d ago

That is not a reaction. At least not to MS. Last I checked, apps were an asset of smart phones and Nintendo has been using them since the DSi.

Nintendo already had a network back with the GC. It was only used for one game series at that time though. They used it more for the DS and even more than that for the Wii.

Jaces1724d ago

@Blastoise: "Look at his face, look at his stupid face. He means no harm"

Ugh, laughed so hard at that. Bubbles mate.

MultiConsoleGamer1724d ago

And Microsoft was merely following the trail blazed by Sega.

Also SFCBS and Xband.

daclynk1724d ago

why so it something he said that made you angry.LOL.
that aside i think its bit of healthy competition.he is just sticking up to the rivals(360/PS3) and is good for business and it means more harm.

only delusional people will take it serious.
Hardcore Gaming!!!

LOL.fanboys so lame and dump.

jmc88881724d ago (Edited 1724d ago )

Not entirely, I read an interview where they were talking about Mii's in the mid-nineties. Which of course isn't Youtube and Netflix, but really Microsoft was just copying the PC on those things, so I wouldn't exactly give them credit for it. Console wise sure, for doing it first, but it's just a different variation of the wheel. Same of course with online gaming via other consoles or PC's.

But I agree, they both react to each other, and it's for the better. Competition, while not the end all be all of progressing things, still is important and provides benefits.

Also while I'd love for the Kinect 2.0 to work,I'm not going to automatically believe that it will work because it has a 2 on the end. I'm sure it'll be better, but it could be better, still not good, because Kinect 1 is pretty horrible. But the hand manipulator looks like a good way to make it much better, and copy Sony's Move in application while getting around it's patents.

Plus the whole behind the scenes information grabbing of the kinect, well it is expanding with the Kinect 2, is pretty alarming. Personally I don't want my gametime to be free marketable data to whoever they want to sell it to...or asks for the information.

rainslacker1724d ago

I understand the need for PR and all that, but really...didn't Jack Tretton just wish Nintendo luck with their new console. Why is Nintendo trying to compete like this? Just do what you do Nintendo, don't get into a pissing contest with your competitors. It will just backfire on you.

Jazz41081724d ago

Pioneers with sea shells and string invented the telephone and Bell perfected it. Dreamcast and a few others started out online and ms perfected it.

pixelsword1724d ago

"Microsoft, Sony need to react to us"

They did:

They're called the 360 and PS3.

liquidhalos1723d ago


"It's just a bit of healthy competition. He's just bigging up his console like he's supposed to.

Look at his face, look at his stupid face. He means no harm"

Thats just the funniest thing Ive read in a while. Thanks for the laugh man, im stuck at home nursing broken ribs. I needed that to cheer me up. Everytime i see that picture of him my chest explodes with a painful, crippling yet strangely warming laughter, Thank you for that bud.

And thank you Reggie for that quality picture

Oh_Yeah1723d ago (Edited 1723d ago )

@Donnieboi.. Yeah,except Microsoft and Sega collaborated to make dreamcast.. Remember the little powered by Microsoft ce mark on the front of the dream cast? So technically Microsoft was the first along with Sega to bring online to console. Partially why I got a 360 was the resemblance to dreamcast, they even had some of their team working on it..

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Anon19741724d ago (Edited 1724d ago )

"faster processors and pretty pictures won't be enough to motivate consumers"

It'll be enough to motivate gamers though. Nintendo hit it out of the park with the Wii, but rather at the expense of people who were playing games before.

As a gamer, I like innovation. I appreciate it when new things are tried but mostly what I want is the genres I already love, but better, and that's what will get me to sign up to the next gen. Not waving a controller through the air or sitting with a bulky, pad device in my lap.

But I'm a gamer. I'm not the casual that Nintendo was targeting with the Wii. I'm the guy who bought the Wii and said "Wtf? This looks like ass on my HDTV. Do I have to point this controller at the screen the entire time I'm playing? Why am I waving this around? Waggle is not the new button press."

Sure MS and Sony tried to appeal to casuals with their own motion control, but if Nintendo doesn't have to react to their competition, what's with the pro-gaming controller? Isn't that a step backwards, Reggie? Isn't that an admission that you lost the audience that Sony and Microsoft happily catered to, and you're trying to rectify that mistake? It's rather an arrogant statement to make considering that everyone is watching what everyone else is doing.

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Stroke6661724d ago

Not really the had a pad as well, the classic controller, so the addition of the po controller is nintendi following their own footsteps again not a response to anything other than the understanding that some people may want to play "normally". I too am a gamer and though admittedly nintendo did neglect certain genres last gen this gen they r making that up. Already the have ports for the so called hardcore. They r getting bagged on for their pots but the ports I believe r just to show the content they are willing to have and going to have on their console. I think a lot of people are setting themselves up for disappointment thinking ps360 will have a great increase in graphical capability. They will surpass their predecessors but certainly not vastly. With money being an issue for everyone more than likely msony will be reacting to nintendo.

Abdou231724d ago

You can't call yourself " Gamer " if you bash a major and successful company and don't accept innovations. Real gamer will find benefit in every platform.

lilbroRx1724d ago (Edited 1724d ago )

You ever hear of the classic controller? Its been there since the Wii released. The Pro controller is just the another redesign.

Its no more a response to any BS released by Microsoft and Sony than it was 6 years ago. Its just a Super Nintendo controller with functionality added from the Gamecube controller. Nintendo redesigned it to the Classic Controller Pro which look more like the GC controller. The Wii U was actually using the Classic Controller Pro(pictured in dev kits) until Nintendo decided to give it a new look again for the new console.

Its the exact same controller only with the button layout made like the Upad with the analogs both up top.

There will likely be another redesign of it in the future. It does not nor has it ever had anything to do with responding to Microsoft/Sony.

It is used in the same way it was initially to made to be used. That is to play games that still rely on the outdated pure button pressing control style.

yeahokchief1723d ago

you have my agree.

down with nintendo.

CDzNutts1723d ago

There are more casuals than there are gamers. To be profitable, one must sell to a majority.

See where I'm going with this?

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StanSmith1724d ago (Edited 1724d ago )

This is cringeworthy! I know it's PR and he's trying to sell the WiiU, but still...

Nintendo, please learn from Sony circa 2005. Their cockyness did not go over well with anyone. They were taught a lesson by gamers to not act bigger than they are. The same could happen to you.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1724d ago (Edited 1724d ago )

Nintendo reacted to the fact that casual gamers shifted over to apple products and android tablets?. Oh no of course the new controller is mostly for core gaming right? who knows.

AJBACK2FRAG1724d ago (Edited 1724d ago )

He should be saying, "F' you Sony F' you Microsoft. You don't know s' about making beautiful games that actually provides gamers fun emotional content. We do. Nintendo is in the process of releasing a home video game console that provides gamers with incredible hd graphics an amazing brand new online structure that also interacts with the home entertainment center in ways that your companies haven't even thought of and Sony your in the t.v. business. We're really almost not even in the same business.
Good luck! Nothing wrong with silver! Oh yeah. The PS3 has just caught up to the 360 both now at seventy million units per. Nintendo has just performed an amazing feat! With two Game Cubes duct taped together Nintendo proved that Microsoft and Sony are both in second place and by second place I mean second class. Have fun stealing everything Nintendo has ever invented or even thought of."

IRetrouk1723d ago

So what about alan wake or ico and sotc?, what about heavy rain?, how about all of the arcade games from both ms and sony, theres some great original games there too. So far this gen each company has done something diffrent but keep the good games coming, some more than others but they have all done well enough this gen, now nintendo has shown its hand i hope we hear some legit rumors about the other two

jivah1723d ago

you people must have forgot about or may be too young to know.. but xband was back in 94. hook it up to ya genesis or your snes and you was able to play other people via dialup. there are probably some videos out there to look up if interested

CDzNutts1723d ago

LMAO. These youngin's don't know! I was 9 years old when I bought my Genesis. Never had xband, but I remember it.

fermcr1723d ago (Edited 1723d ago )

Don't know if WiiU will succeed or not (probably will)... but in all honesty i have no interest in purchasing one any time soon.

As for Reggie, he's only protecting his interests. Don't bash the guy. Every CEO of big companies lie now and then.

harrisk9541723d ago

Yeah... Reggie is popping off again... but, why does Sony get accused of "arrogance" when they make comments and Nintendo gets a pass -- 'Oh, it's just Reggie'...

Syntax-Error1723d ago

In case you didn't know, Dreamcast was powered by Windows CE, so yes Microsoft was the first to unveil online gaming. They already stated that was their motive to begin with. Why do you think the Xbox was released with ethernet support and not a dial up connection.

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