Update: Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony’s worldwide studios, has offered a response to Reggie’s less than positive statements regarding the PS4’s launch lineup. Keeping with his usual light-hearted demeanor, Yoshida’s Twitter response was rather classy.
It’s near impossible to dislike Reggie #meh :D
Yoshida continued to joke as one Sony fan stated that Reggie may have ‘Knack envy’, in reference to one of the PS4’s launch titles. He interacted with fans for quite some time as they replied to his post with words of encouragement. It seems that Yoshida has a definite fanbase, in an industry that is full of high profile executives with their own quirky personalities.
In an interview with IGN, which was posted yesterday, president of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime, had a few things to say regarding the Wii U and its competition. He stated that the Wii U’s line-up of games will outclass what Sony and Microsoft are bringing to the table this season.
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.
He went on to list highly anticipated Wii U titles, such as The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Super Mario 3D World. He also mentioned recent releases, such as Pikmin 3 and Wonderful 101. It’s important to note that, while Sony and Microsoft’s launch lineups may seem lackluster for now, the upcoming games that Reggie mentioned were not even announced before the Wii U launched last November.
Reggie also spoke a bit about the differences between Nintendo and the other companies. He stated that, like the PS4 and Xbox One, the Wii U uses cloud services for features like TVii. According to him, the difference is that Nintendo focuses solely on the games, not the technology.
As reported earlier this week, Nintendo has cut the price of the Wii U’s deluxe version. The console will be $299.99 starting September 20th, and will feature a limited bundle with the upcoming Wind Waker remake. This makes the Wii U $100 cheaper than the PS4, and $200 cheaper than the Xbox One. All of this is sure to make for an interesting holiday season.
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