Nintendo of America Chief on Xbox One and PS4: Being New Isn't Enough

KT:Nintendo has to compete with two more machines this fall, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, both launching in November. It's part of Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime's job description to be unfazed by that. Here's his take on the pending competition:

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iamnsuperman1879d ago (Edited 1879d ago )

"I think consumers buy hardware because of the experiences they can have on them. That's why, for us, having a strong holiday line-up is so critically important."

So why haven't you being doing this for the last year.

""Systems that generate pretty pictures by themselves aren't selling propositions," he said, "and all you need to do is look at the last generation to see the evidence. And that's true whether you look at the home console space or the handheld space. It's not about the graphics by itself. It's about the entire experience."

True, I agree to a point. But things still have to look "cool". That is how advertising works. Show something that plays "cool" looking things and it will sell. Explosions are cool to a lot of people. Pretty looking things are cool to a lot of people.

MONKEYDLUFFY1879d ago (Edited 1879d ago )

Monolith X looks cool no?
Pedro that literally has nothing to do with what i said

pedrof931879d ago

Yes because I want more Mario games.

UltimateMaster1879d ago

X for Wii U looks awesome.
But I'm still buying Killzone Shadow Fall.
I sure hope Nintendo releases more great exclusive games.

Misaka_x_Touma1879d ago

uh because they need more time on their software.

It would also overshadowed all third parties games at launch.

iamnsuperman1879d ago

They have had nearly a year to release stuff. They announced the console a year before they released it (2 E3s before the system launched). How much time do they need. Why announce it if the games were no where near ready

Misaka_x_Touma1879d ago

what wrong with more polishing and adding more to the game.

I guess yall just too used to half-assed games that give you day one DLC

AbortMission1879d ago (Edited 1879d ago )

Wii u announced in E3 2011

Mario Kart 8 not coming until 2014

Lmfao they need 3 years to "polish" a kiddy kart racer with lesser graphical fidelity than other similar titles? And let's not even forget that half of the Mario Kart tracks are rehashes from the older MKs.

Nothing but excuses with you drones Lol

LOL_WUT1879d ago

They launched the system ahead of time to get a head start on the competition but failed to take advantage plain and simple. #polishing LOL ;)

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Thatguy-3101879d ago

There is one thing Nintendo fails at when it comes to their console strategy and it's simply bring relevant. At the end of the month let's see what excuse they give after the newly consoles hit the shelves.

slimeybrainboy1879d ago

Nintendo are so strange!!!

First they say the next gen lineups are 'meh' despite the Wii U having no games at launch.

Then they say the Vita has poor sales because it can be played outside and inside, as oppose to the Wii U gamepad which can only be played inside, despite the Wii U having awful sales too.

Now they're trying to say next gen won't add anything and it's all about the experience, when their machine is basically a first party only box.

You know what I'd rather fully experience Destiny, The Division, Titanfall, inFamous, Forza/driveclub than fully experience what ever this magical dust the Wii U is offering.

TwilightSparkle1879d ago

you gotta understand not everyone wants a game were you shoot someone in the head

meganick1879d ago

The Wii U had a strong launch lineup. The problem was that many months went by after launch with very few games coming out, and almost no first party games. That's finally changing thankfully.

R00bot1879d ago

I don't care for shooters (although Titanfall does look good), and Project Cars looks as good as Forza and Driveclub, so I think the Wii U owners will get along fine.

That is, unless they bought the console expecting AAA FPS explosion fests with good graphics.

Knushwood Butt1879d ago

Reggie is getting ahead of himself: the Wii U can't even compete with the PS360.

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I thinks Wii U has a nicer Holiday lineup than ps4 and x1. Im interested in literally every game. Still all the consoles look pretty great. May the best game system win!

blackbeld1879d ago

BTW, One Piece on PS3 is awesome.

I'll will get my WiiU when the new Zelda is out.

Thatguy-3101879d ago

It better have. I mean a whole year of drought. Though games are important Nintendo doesn't have the right amount of third party support to compete with Sony and Microsoft. Exclusives are important but they only contribute a portion of a console success.

MONKEYDLUFFY1879d ago (Edited 1879d ago )

Have you ever played a first party nintendo game? Just one is worth 10 ordinary games. Quantity over quality

iplay1up21879d ago

Personally, I could care less how much 3rd party support Nintendo has. That is why I have a PS3 and will have PS4. Most people own more than one system anyway. However Nintendo does have Sega backing them up with 3 exclusives, and I might add Lost Worlds looks pretty freaking awesome. There are enough games coming out that I will be more than busy with my Wii U. Because PS4 will not be backwards compatible its going to be costly at first for me and my PS4.

BTW my personal list of 3rd party faves on Wii U even if they are on PS3.

Zombi U
Lego City
Need for Speed
Wonderful 101(I know its Platinum games)
Monster Hunter
Ninja Gaiden
Resident Evil Revelations

Thatguy-3101879d ago

I'm not saying that the exclusives aren't quality. I'm just saying that they need more than exclusives to make the console successful. The franchises that they have stapled only create a big buzz from Nintendo fans. They need more than that if they want to even reach 70 million+ install base.

CocoWolfie1879d ago

so what was the wii u? :/ because that hasnt seemed to have sold all to well... if they talk about experiences then sure they have games but a lot of people want infamous, they want dead rising, so just because you have mario doesnt mean nobody wants to play other games.

GarrusVakarian1879d ago

Not quite sure Nintendo should be giving advice to MS and Sony right now....

AbortMission1879d ago

You're announcing your entrance? Lol

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