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Reggie Gives Kudos to PS4 and Xbox One, then Calls them “Pretty Hardware”, Says “You Need Games”

During the VGX 2013 live show Nintendo of America honcho Reggie Fils-Aime walked on stage to bring a demo of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and was asked quite bluntly his opinion on the PS4 and Xbox One.
His response was quite mild at the beginning, congratulating the rivals for their launch, but right after he threw down the gauntlet of challenge.

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mafiahajeri1027d ago

Your in no position to talk about the PS4 Or Xbox ONE Reggie...

mikeslemonade1027d ago (Edited 1027d ago )

Reggie and his fellow Nintendo workers know they are in danger. Just PR speak he is spewing right here.

ShinMaster1027d ago

"You need games"

lol Wii U needed games at launch as well. It took almost a whole year.

decrypt1027d ago

Ironically what Reggie said applies to all 3 consoles lol.

The only platform that currently can boast a gaming library is the PC with its 30 odd years of BC and ability emulate almost every console ever released.

ShinMaster1027d ago

@ decrypt

Dude, no one cares

NewMonday1027d ago (Edited 1027d ago )

"You need games"

yes games like ..

Witcher3,MGS5,the Order,Dragon Age,inFamous,Destiny,the Division,Deep Down,Thief,FIFA 14,Madden,Mad Max,Fallout,Star Wars BF,Evil Within,Elder Scrolls,TitanFall..

LOL_WUT1027d ago

At least he congratulated them unlike last time his response was meh. Oh and I finally got my ps4! ;)

mikeslemonade1027d ago

decrpt

Tell me where PC is in these trade shows and award shows.

Mr_Writer851027d ago

*puts Star Wars Rrouge Squadron into his Windows 8 laptop*

*gets an error as the game launcher won't work with 64bit Windows as the launcher is 16bit*

Oh but PC gamer said PC's are BC.

Guess he doesn't know what he is talking about just like any PC gamer who says PCs are BC.

sourav931027d ago

Ah classic decrypt...Btw, show me how the PS3 can be emulated, please. FFS the 3DS can't yet be emulated yet.

AndroidVageta1027d ago

@Mr_Writer85

You can make it work easily. There are patches out there and work arounds. Sure it's not ideal but at least you can still play the game. Can you play Xbox or 360 games on your X1? At least with a PC ANY PC game will work...maybe not right off the bat but it still works.

Oh I forgot about DOSBox that emulates a DOS environment and makes all the old school games run flawlessly. Basically your "point" is pointless.

decrypt1027d ago

@mikeslemonade

Open platform doesnt need corporate paid media campaigns, even then hilariously enough most of the time they use the PC to show case the latest games, Just to make their platform look good.

@Sourav93

L2Read I said "ALMOST every console ever released" Good luck getting any other platform to do that, while maintaining so much BC.

BitbyDeath1027d ago

"The only platform that currently can boast a gaming library is the PC"

BEST PC GAME (2013)

Battlefield 4
Gone Home
Papers, Please
The Stanley Parable

http://www.spike.com/vgx/be...

Yea, no. PC games sucked in 2013 as can be seen.
But enjoy your old games we've already played.

Reverent1027d ago (Edited 1027d ago )

@decrypt, even extremely powerful PC's have troubles running a Nintendo Gamecube Emulator... Don't even get me started on this.

PS3 and X360 won't be available for emulation for A LONG time (IF it ends up even being possible), so us PC gamers (Yes, I am one too) get to miss out on a ton of great console exclusives.

Good thing for me though, I also own a PS3.

Mr_Writer851027d ago

How is my point pointless?

Am I wrong? No you said yourself you NEED a work around. A work around is NOT BC is it? If it was BC it wouldn't need a work around or another program would it?

But hey don't let the facts get in the way of you making stuff up. And I know I am telling the truth and so do you as you know the issue I described is a real issue.

Nabbic1027d ago

@Bitby
Yeah, no. The VGX advisory council has a lot of seats given to Kotaku and Polygon, who ideally only give a damn about social justice issues and walking simulators.
None of those candidates deserved to be on that list at all.

nukeitall1026d ago

Nintendo lacked game at launch too, and the 3DS was about to tank when released, only to recover magnificently while the PS Vita is tanking faster than lead blocks in the ocean. So yes, Reggie is right.

However, I'm seeing plenty of great games on Xbox One and PS4 from third parties and multiplatform games, let alone a stellar first party line up.

As soon as March, I will get Titanfalls. I cannot wait for that game, and likely will spill the beans on the great grand daddy of collectors edition and get my 18" statue!

Kurylo3d1026d ago

I think he should rephrase. The vast majority of pc games are backwards compatible. And games that are 2 generations behind are always compatible. And yes they can emulate most previous consoles... and im sure one day ps3 if it isnt already will be emulated too.

Point being as soon as sony or microsoft or nintendo end 5-6 years cycle.. u can kiss all that good bye for the next cycle. If i wanted to i can still go back and play the original doom and have a blast. Not to mention the modding community making their own games out of games.

Im sure i will get a bunch of people clicking disagree with no apparent reason why. But lets face it... the vast majority of console games are multiplatform games that end up on pc. And this generation im sure will have even more. Theres even talks of the next metal gear going pc. You would have to be a fool not to..

Only disadvantage to pc is that those multiplatform will be released on pc 1-6 months later. Since you can steal games on pc way easier. But that being said... the sales on pc are just rediculous in comparison. I mean hell.. in the past year I have gotten tomb raider.. every assassins creed... every mass effect... every batman arkham other then the new one..(that one was 50% off)... hitman ... battlefield 3,.... just a shit tone of games... all being only $5 each. You just cant beat taht. Argue exclusives all you want. They are great and I do not disagree with you, but are there honestly that many exclusives that you can cast aside pc gaming... (the more powerful choice.. that does more then gaming... it does actual work and entertainment. It does downloads... it does stuff free!.)

Sorry but i dont like the idea of paying money just to watch netflix..(a service im already paying for) Thats what xbox does... So glad ps3 dont, kinda worried about ps4 though since htey are charging for online stuff now.

optimus1026d ago

@sourav93 ... I believe decrypt said "...ALMOST every console..." ...I find it interesting how people choose to ignore key words just to make a point.

Baccra171026d ago

LOL_WUT

That's what you call a back handed remark. That was no compliment on congratulations.

Sharky2311026d ago

This all comes from a company that has an almost 2 year old system with maybe 5 good games.

Skip_Bayless1026d ago (Edited 1026d ago )

^Decript

"Open platform doesnt need corporate paid media campaigns, even then hilariously enough most of the time they use the PC to show case the latest games, Just to make their platform look good."

Yep and that's why your game sales are so low. Hardly anything on PC sells like a launch PS4, X1, GTA5, Pokémon, Madden etc.

I can play pretty much everything current gen on PC on my PS4 on medium to high to almost max in comparison to PC. Considering most games are optimized first for X1/PS4 and then ported to PC anyway. And don't have to upgrade every 3 years. No hassle for me.

I don't care about BC. I have a launch PS3 that is BC but I think I only played one PS2 game all generation long. I only own 3 games in any given time cause I rather sell, trade, or give it away.

BitbyDeath1026d ago (Edited 1026d ago )

@nabbic,

Can you write 3 high budget (AAA) PC exclusives that released this year?
Or even just 1 that is on the same level as 'The Last of Us' or GTA5?

PC gaming is great for modding existing titles to take advantage of the unique PC hardware but it rarely gets any big budget exclusives.

webeblazing1026d ago

arma3
rome3
company of heroes 2
Europa Universalis 4
The Stanley Parable
x rebirth
papers, please

why you said only big budget and gtav is not exclusive.... oh I see what you did there. desperate??? grasping for straws are we. when gtav come out I guess people are just gonna post ND games

Skip_Bayless1026d ago

^
Sales and metascores for those games? We got GTA5 first and will be playing better open world games considering almost all current-gen games coming out have open world elements.

Not at all interested in your MMO or RTS games. And many people are not interested according to PC game sales. And I can play the some of the same shooters on near max settings on PS4.

webeblazing1026d ago (Edited 1026d ago )

lol near max and you say gtav only matter when its to your benefit. do you realize just because you don't like a genre doesn't mean the game isn't good, and the funny thing I didn't even post a mmo let alone a shitload of fun game I could of posted like amnesia. better open world games? like what.

everything your saying is subjective. like I said your grasping for straws. saying games now have open world aspects. so what games have been doing this. see switching up what you said to you benefit. arm3 is open world would it look like that on max.

its funny how closed minded people on this site if someone proves you wrong you just stick you fingers in your ears the top 4 I posted is successful franchises and you say post metascore and sales. lol what.... where they do that at?

but I know the deal, these games sucks and not worth making..... Until they make it on consoles.. RIGHT???

post metascore and sale, only big budget, no mmo till destiny and divesion, open world in games is somehow new now, if others like a game and you don't means nobodys interested in that games...... Seriously???

UltimateMaster1026d ago

The Wii U has a bare minimum 3rd party support.

Skip_Bayless1026d ago (Edited 1026d ago )

"lol near max"

Developers from BF4 says the PS4 version is near max look it up. That's a good value for PS4 owners. And you act like like majority of PC gamers have "max" systems. How many PC gamers actually can play near max settings??

"and you say gtav only matter when its to your benefit. do you realize just because you don't like a genre doesn't mean the game isn't good, and the funny thing I didn't even post a mmo let alone a shitload of fun game I could of posted like amnesia. "

No.. I'm generally speaking that's why I said "post sales and metascore". It's not my opinion. It's the general consensus. HAHA you just contradicted yourself. You said "shitload of fun games".. that's your opinion(post sales and metascores).

"better open world games? like what."

Yes better than GTA5 last gen. Already confirmed: Division, Zombie Island game(forget the title), Elder Scrolls Online, Witcher, MGS5, Infamous etc. And more games to come that are better than GTA5 for the consoles.

"everything your saying is subjective. like I said your grasping for straws. saying games now have open world aspects. so what games have been doing this. see switching up what you said to you benefit. arm3 is open world would it look like that on max."

Educate me.. Don't know what arm3 and many gamers don't know what that is either. Could you and all your PC buddies play that on max?? Like I said you assume a majority of PC gamers have max systems.

"its funny how closed minded people on this site if someone proves you wrong you just stick you fingers in your ears the top 4 I posted is successful franchises and you say post metascore and sales. lol what.... where they do that at?"

So what is your criteria?? Just because you like the game.. Sales and Meta score is general consensus. And all you can do is use personal attacks.. Why don't you argue with facts. Ever thought your the close minded person..?

"but I know the deal, these games sucks and not worth making..... Until they make it on consoles.. RIGHT???

post metascore and sale, only big budget, no mmo till destiny and divesion, open world in games is somehow new now, if others like a game and you don't means nobodys interested in that games...... Seriously???"

Elder Scrolls online coming in Q1 if not delayed. And near max settings on consoles because that game doesn't look that good anyway.

And lastly I've not said one thing I liked. You're the one who spewing opinions left and right.. Did I ever I say I liked GTA5?? Nope. But I know that game broke sales records and scored like 9.5 on metascore. Not my opinion.. it's the gamers general consensus.

BitbyDeath1026d ago (Edited 1026d ago )

@Webeblazing,

None of those games you listed are well known or popular.

Let's look at N4G's records and keep in mind this is a gaming site for everyone.

Arma 3
Highest rated 60 degrees - 3 comments
http://n4g.com/channel/arma...

Roads of Rome 3
Highest rated 80 degrees - 0 comments
http://n4g.com/channel/road...

Company of Heroes 2
Highest rated 110 degrees - 11 comments
http://n4g.com/channel/comp...

Europa Universalis 4
Highest rated 60 degrees - 1 comment
http://n4g.com/channel/euro...

The Stanley Parable
Highest rated 100 degrees - 3 comments
http://n4g.com/channel/the-...

X Rebirth
Highest rated 100 degrees - 10 comments
http://n4g.com/channel/x-re...

Papers, Please
Highest rated 150 degrees - 26 comments
http://n4g.com/channel/pape...

Now lets look at GTAV and Last of Us

The Last of Us
Highest rated 1020 degrees - 116 comments
http://n4g.com/channel/the-...

GTAV
Highest rated 480 degrees - 168 comments
http://n4g.com/channel/gran...

Not only that but look down the lists and see most of those PC game sections have 0 comments.

Dante811026d ago

Man, decrypt certainly got under you guys' skin.

crxss1026d ago

@shinmaster

are you saying the Wii U has games? bahahaa

T9001026d ago

@bitbydeath

You do realize this is a console oriented site, namely Sony.

Those games listed have a very good community playing them on Steam.

webeblazing1026d ago

T900 its pointless I give up

Skip_Bayless1026d ago

You're giving up because you can't back-up your statements with facts. Consumers vote with their dollars. PS4 breaking sales records. Clearly it's a viable option for gaming.

decrypt1026d ago

@skip

No ones saying PS4, XB1 or Wii U arent viable gaming options.

However, all of them at the moment dont have much games to play. Specailly the PS4 and XB1 have terrible launch line ups, in fact most people are waiting on the next games they can play. Most of the release games are indie games, hardly much AAA games that can be called system sellers.

Skip_Bayless1026d ago

The amount of games fits my needs thus far. A 3 week old system with 2.5 million sold doesn't agree with you.

windblowsagain1026d ago

@decrypt.

Dude do you work for Nvidia.

Are they still sore.

TheDivine1026d ago

Nintendo has a boatload of first party games and few third party games.

Sony and MS have a few first party games and survive off third party games.

Neither approach is wrong. Nin has to survive off their games because they lost support three gens ago. The others have to survive off third parties because they dont enough first party games good enough to sell systems.

Third party support is prob more important because there's something for everyone from GTA, MGS, FF, Elder Scrolls, Bioware games, to BF, Bioshock, Dark Souls, and DMC. MS has a few great games like Halo, Alan Wake, Fable, and Quantum Break. Sony has a few great games like Uncharted, Demons Souls, Journey, Beyond, and TLoU. Nin on the other hand has two dozen really good franchises. They crush the other two on that tip but they're games are in different genres so not everyone will like them all. Sony and MS only really make mainstream dudebro games these days. The people who like them will like them all at the cost of variety. That's where third parties come in to pick up the slack. Nin is slack in the mainstream popular dudebro games the other two excel in.

The only solution is to own a Nin system and a Sony or MS system. Il buy all three because they all have exclusives worth owning.

mewhy321026d ago

Nintendo needs games. Third party games usually dont make it to the wii u.

JsonHenry1026d ago (Edited 1026d ago )

Here is PS3 emulator you asked about above- http://playstation3emulator... (they now have GTA5 running on it!)

And to the people complaining about 16bit executable we all know damn well you run a shell environment that mimics 16 bit or DOS then run the game from that environment.

And also to all of the above that are stating no PC games get any sort of recognition or hits on this site that is because N4G.com is a well known console hangout. The PC crowd tends to hang out in other places (such as reddit) and post comments where the other people posting actually know what they are talking about when it comes to PC gaming and PC hardware.

bullymangLer1026d ago

dang, just look at all the butthurt.

you guys are all mad just because the much awaited ps4 launch exclusives BOMBED ? but the ps4 and x1 was supposed to be the best launch line up in the history of gaming, what happened ? ha haa shame. ):

FACT >> the wiiU is the best choice over the new microsoft and sony gaming machines this holiday season.

Reggie is correct, the ps4 and x1 need better higher quality games.

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GarrusVakarian1027d ago (Edited 1027d ago )

"Says “You Need Games”"

Id rather wait a while for some new IP's rather than have the same old tired characters from 20 years ago rehashed over and over and over.

Cranky Kong.....seriously?

Triforce_Germaine1027d ago

Um no, people get Nintendo consoles for the Zeldas, Marios, etc. And they don't rehash them.
BUT that Cranky Kong announcement was retarted beyond belief. Nintendo has great games, but isn't really a smart company atm.

Neckbear1027d ago

And yet those old rehashed characters manage to have much more imaginative and fun games than most others. Super Mario 3D World anyone?

Not to mention they incite new IPs too, like Wonderful 101.

alti1027d ago

Triforce, it is by definition a rehash lol.
Neckbear, i agree, the rehashes tend to do more for gaming than the ps4 and Xbox one's precious cods, bfs, maddens, and nbas. But those consoles do have their own great games, and if we give them the year that Nintendo had, those words from Reggie wouldn't have been uttered.

GarrusVakarian1027d ago

@Triforce

" And they don't rehash them. "

Yeah, you keep telling yourself that.

@Neckbear

"And yet those old rehashed characters manage to have much more imaginative and fun games than most others. Super Mario 3D World anyone? "

And yet no one seems to want these games, Knack outsold Super Mario.........Nintendo is tired, its franchises are tired....it can't compete anymore. It just sits there in th background with its tired characters.

Nerdmaster1027d ago

@Lukas_Japonicus
Knack only sold more in UK, and by a small margin, and it was sold in bundles with PS4, and people didn't have much choice since there are almost no games for PS4 and they needed something (anything) to play.

Why do people keep saying it like it happened everywhere?

HighResHero1027d ago

That was more uncomfortable to watch than Joel's awkward jokes. Cranky Kong....?
Which demographic is excited about that?

Reggie comes across as less annoying now with the short hair for some reason though.

Deadpoolio1027d ago

@Triforce_Germaine: The hell Nintendo doesn't rehash. New Super Mario U is the same as New Super Mario which was ported to EVERYTHING they make. Zelda has been the same damn game OVER AND OVER AND OVER Since Ocarina of time with the ONLY deviation being Majora's Mask, they change a couple of dungeons around add 1 new thing like flying or fishing yet the story is almost EXACTLY the same.....Pikmen didn't deviate from the last 2 games, much like DKCR which was pretty much an exact rehash of DKC minus King K.Rool

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parentoftheyear1027d ago

He has Pretty games, needs new hardware.

whome1026d ago

i'll fully support nintendo when they have account system similiar to xbox or playstation, with their version of trophies/achievements.

wonderfulmonkeyman1027d ago

Saying he's in no position doesn't make him wrong.

DialgaMarine1027d ago

Right, because every console ever released, besides PS4 and Xbone, had a super robust library 3 weeks after launch. He has no room to talk AND he is dead wrong. Last I checked, the PS4 already has almost 40 games in it's library, with hundreds lined up for 2014 alone, not to mention the numerous exclusives that have yet to even be announced. Meanwhile, 2014 for Nintendo is another SSB (that one's actually not bad), another Mario Kart, probably another Mario, Bayo 2, DKC, and X (this one being the most interesting on the list). There might, MIGHT, be another Zelda, but then what? PS4 is going to keep pumping out new and ongoing exclusives, on top of the numerous third party titles that Nintendo fans can only dream of having at this point, considering that if the Wii-U even attempted to run BF4 like PS4, it'll probably go into meltdown mode.

Pogmathoin1027d ago (Edited 1027d ago )

Did he say WiiU needs games? Knack outsold Mario Ffs...

I feel like theres a hidden camera somewhere...

Mosiac771027d ago

I can't believe he said " they need games". Wii U has been out for more than a year and still has no must buy games other than Super Mario World 3D.

CAB1802theWiiUdefend1027d ago ImmatureShow
DarkBlood1027d ago

lets see knack outsell mario during the span of a few years which moves units at the same time, which is what nintendo does best rather then aiming for a shortburst goal that others seem to only be designed that way

at least till i see something proven otherwise that is the way it is.

Gamer-401027d ago

"Knack outsold Mario Ffs..."

Hahaha...:D
Knack its is a crap
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Super Mario 3D World masterpiece. "Ps4beaver" Ok, ok, your objective gamer, objective....

JLT-Sandwitch1026d ago

@ gamer-39 I just finished knack this morning. Reminded me of mario. I mean that as a compliment

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donman11027d ago

Reggie and Nintendo should have never been on that show and worse yet they pick the wrong game to show for that kind of gaming crowd. I am not sure why Nintendo seems to be doing everything wrong this generation in bringing awareness to WiiU strength.

Plus his comment about its about games and not just pretty graphics was idiotic since the WiiU has one of the worse gaming support (3rd party) since the Gamecube era. Very very bad PR move last night by Reggie and Nintendo. It would be a no brainer to talk about and show a Zelda, Starfox, Metroid or X new gameplay. What did they should…. Donkey K…. speechless. Nintendo… know your damn audience and show them what they want will make them take notice. Last night was a fail to me in that regard.

InTheLab1027d ago

They should stick to the Nickelodeon awards. That's pretty much all they're catering to this year with their lineup of games.

oricon1027d ago

This is a flame bait article, he was asked about sales of WIIU, which he replied with you need games to drive the hardware, he gave them props for successful hardware.

andibandit1027d ago

Yeah I didnt actually read the article but I figured not even Reggie would be that dumb. I almost joined the bandwagon.

Nerdmaster1027d ago

This site and this title prove that gaming "journalism" can be even worse than real journalism.

ZainreFang1027d ago

The gaming media, folks. He didn't take any shots at Sony/Microsoft. He looks at them with great apathy. He doesn't care what they're doing, he just cares what Nintendo's doing.

AngelicIceDiamond1027d ago (Edited 1027d ago )

Reggie should of brought the games at E3, Gamescom, TGS. Nintendo has been weak so far If not this year then when? Super Smash looks great but what about Zelda or Metroid? It seems Reg can't even confirm development on some of there top franchises.

"What people recognize is that having pretty hardware is one thing, but you need games, and right now we’ve got some of the top rated games on our system, and it’s games that you can’t play anywhere else, so yeah, we’re feeling very good about where we are."

But yet Sony and MS come next E3 will make Nintendo look even more irrelevant Reg? I hate to join the "Nintendo bash crowd" but Reg and the rest of the team needs to wake up.

AngelicIceDiamond1027d ago (Edited 1027d ago )

Ok it seems to me Nintendo fans are like ghosts. You don't see them, but you know they are there.

Listen I wanna here what a Nintendo fans has to say about this. Instead of running around disagreeing tell me what the problem, or not so the problem is.

I'll listen I just wanna know why you guys defend this to the death in a ghostly fashion stealth disagreeing with out no logical or rational explanation as to why.

I'm all ears Nintendo fans, explain.

paulcek1027d ago

As a Nintendo fan, here's what I have to say.

Reggie and Nintendo messed up. They had no games ready. But that doesn't make what they said wrong.

"You need games" is true. The fact is, Wii U needs games. It's first year was terrible, but it's getting a bit better -> Pikmin 3, Rayman legends, Wind Waker, Super Mario 3D World.

And what else is Reggie supposed to say anyways? He has to stay positive. I think it was better to say "we have some exclusives so we feel pretty good about where we are".

Personally, I feel that Nintendo's lineup (if there's no delays) is just as good as Sony's and Microsoft's. Of course, it's all based on gaming preference. And as a Nintendo fan, I obviously prefer the Nintendo exclusives.

And Reggie kinda slipped up when asked about Metroid. Listen closely to what he says when he is asked about Metroid in the future. Reggie says "Of C-Who's to say whether we'll see more in the future?" Maybe he wanted to avoid the hype of "of course" so he covered it up, or maybe there's no development and he just needed to watch his words more closely, but there's something there.

I don't think Nintendo will be irrelevant E3 2014. At least, not yet. With X, Smash bros, Mario Kart, and Zelda U coming/being announced, Nintendo will at least stay relevant 2014.

I say give it one more year to compete with Sony and MS. Then see where it goes. I mean, the Vita is still hanging on after 2 years, right? We'll see where it's headed next Holiday season.

buynit1026d ago

The problem is that you dont like their games a long with a lot of the n4g crowd and fail to realise that the gaming world is much bigger than n4g..

The other problem is that kids that started their gaming experience with a playstation cant reflect on how great it is to still play a mario zelda ect. That to this day still bring more to the table than most new ip's that you stand by today..