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IGN: Wii Storage Solution Urgent, Says Nintendo

Reggie Fils-Aime admits storage issue rapidly becoming a "mainstream" concern.

Remember Nintendo Europe's Laurent Fischer and his somewhat inflammatory suggestion that only "geeks and otaku" were interested in an extended storage solution for Nintendo's space-challenged Wii? Well, now Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has stepped into the fray, offering diametrically opposing sentiments on the issue.

Speaking to MTV, Fils-Aime revealed that the company, which has previously admitted it's working on a variety of possible storage space solutions, considers the issue to be one of much wider importance, affecting the Wii's market far beyond Fischer's rather short-sighted singling out of the hardcore demographic.

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haphilli3561d ago

It would have helped that you addressed the problem a lot earlier.

LeShin3561d ago

Less talk, more action.

kingme713561d ago

I can't believe they were going down that path of oh, just copy things off or delete them and then redownload them when you want to again. Besides you only play one game at a time, so you don't need it around.

If that isn't some marketing spin I don't know what is.

Mausenheimmer3561d ago

You know when it would've been good to talk about this? At E3. Nintendo once again threatens to be a day late and a dollar short.

nintendostar3561d ago

I think we both can agree they aren't necessarily short on dollars

Altered_Soul3561d ago

It looks like Nintendo finally got its face slap it needed at E3 to realize that the hardcore gamers aren't just blowing hot air when they are looking for features that most of their casual market would benefit from as well. Hopefully they make good on this ASAP and unveil some good ideas and release something by Christmas, however unlikely.

As long as its not some stupid SD card "solution" and is actually a large storage stackable media, it should work. I think they could easily promote enough capacity by working on some sort of solid state thumb drive that could also keep the price down, and small enough to allow it to be perfectly marketed with some casual game, ala Wii Play, Mario Kart Wii, Wii Resort, etc etc.

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