Sony, Microsoft must 'react to what we're doing,' says Reggie
- Posted November 27th, 2012 at 05:19 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 13 Comments
Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime has said that its competitors will need to offer more than prettier visuals in regards to next-generation hardware.
Speaking to CNET, The Regginator brushed off claims that Wii U will become obsolete once Sony and Microsoft get their new consoles out the door, saying both companies need to react to what Nintendo is doing.
“In the end, our competitors need to react to what we’re doing in the marketplace and need to figure out what their innovation will be,” said the executive.
“It’s likely that faster processors and pretty pictures won’t be enough to motivate consumers. They need to react to what we’ve done and we need to continue innovating with the Wii U and we will.”
Elsewhere, Fils-Aime said that Nintendo’s philosophy with Wii U is more about offering a new experience for its customers as opposed to bigger specs.
“For us, launching new systems is about bringing new consumer experiences to the marketplace and we’re doing that with Nintendo land and third-party publishers are doing it with games like ZombiU. For us, now is the right time to launch new hardware.”
Wii U launched in the U.S. last week and sold 400,000 units upon release. Sony and Microsoft are both tipped to unveil new hardware at E3 next year, and it is expected PlayStation 4 and the new Xbox will hit shelves in late 2013.
Stay tuned to PSU.com for more details.
- 5:26am EST - November 27th, 2012
“It’s likely that faster processors and pretty pictures won’t be enough to motivate consumers"
It's enough for me :)
- 6:08am EST - November 27th, 2012
Really...I'm sorry, but if you are over 12 years old...you should not be playing Nintendo!
- 6:43am EST - November 27th, 2012
The old, hardcore gamers market is split almost 50/50 million between Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo just captured a new, casual and mainstream market, that bought the novelty of Wii. So lets look at just a few facts:
1. If Ferrari start selling popular vacuum cleaners, will they claim they are still successful car manufacturer?
2. Mainstream, casual market usually overhypes popular, trendy things, only to abandon them completely later, to go somewhere else.
3. Is a loyal base of Nintendo fans so big, that Reggie can be sure of Wii U's success? Is the new controller enough innovation? Nobody knows at this point, so Reggie should be a little bit more cautious what he says.
ruskie | nhOmega
- 6:51am EST - November 27th, 2012
let's see... sony already supports \"tablet\" control via the vita before the wii u was out in the market, both ms and sony had a good online store and online community/experience compared to the wii so frankly I don't think there's anything to react to here...
Ghost-Rhayne | Ghost-Rhayne
- 8:01am EST - November 27th, 2012
When you have game accounts tied to consoles, no cross the board trophy system, an admittedly inferior online suite compared to PS360 and substandard ports of 3rd party games etc etc, how much attention does Sony and MS really have to pay?
Gameoholic007 | Demented007
- 9:37am EST - November 27th, 2012
I don't think Sony/M$ need to worry about anything when it comes to Nin, there on their own trip. I think both Sony/M$ need to stick to worrying about pleasing their own audience, and not worrying about what Reggie is flapping big a s s mouth about. Last time Sony reacted to anything Nin was doing, we ended up getting the Playstation Move............yeah, that was a good idea, we all know how that worked out. =/
- 10:21am EST - November 27th, 2012
No they don't since their system will blow yours out of the water next year
DeviousOne | DeviousOnePSU
- 10:58am EST - November 27th, 2012
reggie is the man! I love that guy LMAO
Sony and MS need to react to what Nintendo is doing they have in the past with PS move and kinects. Wii U has alot of potenial i hope MS and Sony get their bodies ready! LMAO but im so excited for a new playstation!!! E3 is going to be epic this year!
- 1:17pm EST - November 27th, 2012
I think a controller that lasts more than 3 hours will be enough of an innovation for the ps4/nextbox :p
DeviousOne | DeviousOnePSU
- 2:08pm EST - November 27th, 2012
My Gamepad must be special ive played for 6 to 7 hours str8 and it didnt die? LOL
- 2:22pm EST - November 27th, 2012
I love Reggie (possibly the only thing about Ninty that I DO love), but god he sounds so naive. Obviously he's going to support Nintendo (duh), but this statement was unnecessary. Just because the Wii U's specs don't really deal any kind of blow to the PS3/360, there's no need to try sling mud at the NEXT generation of Sony/Microsoft consoles, which will no doubt destroy the Wii U in terms of 'faster processors' and 'pretty pictures'. And GOD, Zombi-U looks AND plays awful.
CloudStrife37 | CloudStrife37
- 4:43pm EST - November 27th, 2012
I love my Wii U. I buy every system that Nintendo and Sony make, and I've never been disappointed in a single one. Every console has had at least 10 games that made the system worth a purchase.
- 9:21am EST - November 28th, 2012
they have to react like Nintendo now makes money by exploiting the "innocence" of casuals who will buy something new and trendy, and thus not what harcore gamers will buy
We'll see in a few months if "casuals" still buy Nintendo products after having the Wiimote replaced by an iPad looking controller, having all the "hardcore" games on a Nintendo console, having bought the iPad thingie thiking you can use anywhere as a portable console ... and why would they buy another console a few years after buying the Wii when it's still working? these people don't know anything about life cycle of consoles
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