Nintendo of America President on PS4, Xbox One Launch Titles: “Meh”, “We’ve got Zelda. We’ve got Mario. We’ve got Donkey Kong.”
With the PS4 and Xbox One set to launch in the same month, it’s not surprising that there’s a good deal of mud being slung by Sony and Microsoft. Now, Nintendo wants to get in on the fun.
Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s president, told IGN:
It’s all about the games. The competitive systems have announced their launch lineups. I’m allowed to say ‘Meh.’ I look at our lineup of titles and I feel good about our lineup. We’ve got Zelda. We’ve got Mario. We’ve got Donkey Kong. In addition to great titles like Pikmin 3 and Wonderful 101, I feel very good about our lineup, and I feel very good about the value proposition we’re putting out there for the consumer.
Apparently, the Wii U also has cloud capabilities, Reggie explained:
We’ve got cloud technology that we’re delivering with Wii U. Nintendo TVii is all cloud-based technology. But the difference is, we don’t talk about the tech. We talk about the experience. We make sure that the consumer has fun with the game experiences that we provide. And so I think as you compare and contrast Nintendo with other players in the space, for us it’s about games, about the fun, about the entertainment value, and not about the tech.
Of course, all clouds are not equal, with the term ‘cloud’ having a very broad meaning that includes Gaikai, Remote Play, Dedicated Servers, PSN, XBL and a visible mass of liquid droplets floating in the sky.
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