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Reggie Fils-Aime on next-gen lineups: “Meh”

by William Schwartz


Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has spoken out about the launch line-ups for the next generation platforms, PS4 and Xbox One – and he’s unimpressed. In an interview with IGN on the struggling Wii U’s recent US price cut, he insisted that the software lineup would remain a key factor in reviving Nintendo’s fortunes and in giving the Wii U’s sales a much-needed boost.

In the interview, he explained:
“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,”  he explained. “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.”

This comes not-too-soon after Nintendo announced they’d sold an abysmal 160,000 Wii U units in three months. Do you think the winter lineup for Wii U will help turn its fortunes around? Let us know in the comments below.

- This article was updated on:March 7th, 2018

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