News: Reggie Calls Nintendo Fans ‘Insatiable’

Speaking in an interview with Kotaku, Reggie Fils-Aime of Nintendo America has defended the company’s decisions when it came to revealing the Wii U and launch window games for the system. Whilst, according to Nintendo UK’s boss, the Wii U will have plenty of content and features at launch, Reggie has gone as far as to say that Nintendo gamers are ‘insatiable’.

“One of the things that, on one hand, I love and, on the other hand, that troubles me tremendously about not only our fanbase but about the gaming community at large is that, whenever you share information, the perpective is, ‘Thank you, but I want more.’ I mean, it is insatiable.

“And so for years this community has been asking, ‘Where’s Pikmin?’ ‘Where’s Pikmin?’ ‘Where’s Pikmin?’ We give them Pikmin. And then they say, ‘What else?’

“For years, this community have said, ‘Damn it, Reggie, when you launch, you better launch with a Mario game.’ So we launch with a Mario game, and they say, ‘So what’s more?’

“I have heard people say, ‘You know, you’ve got these fantastic franchises, beyond what you’re doing in Smash Bros., isn’t there a way to leverage all these franchises?’ So we create Nintendo Land and they say, ‘Ho-hum, give me more.’ So it’s an interesting challenge.”

Let’s hope this isn’t a sign that Nintendo is becoming frustrated with its core user-base, and it does continue to deliver games to the high standard we’ve come to expect from the company, as well as provide a solid platform for third-parties to work on with Wii U.

2 thoughts on “News: Reggie Calls Nintendo Fans ‘Insatiable’

  1. Reggie and gamers? This is what is going on:

    Internet gamers see NSMB U as a Wii U launch title and cry like babies because they prefer 3D Mario games and Metroid and F-zero. Some of the others gamers say, “fuck all of you, just give me Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem.”

    So Reggie says, shut the fuck up you entitled pricks. We just had our first ever annual loss at the company and you guys can’t see past your selfish needs. You internet gamers don’t account for most of Nintendo’s sales. NSMB Wii outsold all the “hardcore” Metroid, Fire Emblem, CoD Games, Zelda Games, and even Galaxy 1 + 2 combined.

    The games you entitled pricks want don’t fucking sell with numbers like NSMB U, they just don’t fucking sell you massive fucking idiots. How is Nintendo supposed to survive in the difficult marketplace if they just cater to you whiny babies all the time? So Nintendo wants to bounce back after a difficult year and launching the Wii U alongside NSMB U is a great fucking idea. But Internet gamers are selfish pricks who don’t give a shit about Reggie, Nintendo or any of the rest of the Nintendo community.

    So they cry about how they like 3D Mario better than 2D Mario. Who cares what YOU like – that’s the point. If these babies like Nintendo and want to see them succeed (or just want them to keep making games), they would suck it up just like Nintendo is doing and take the bad with the good. Maybe they prefer a 3D Mario, I hear lots of complaints. Maybe they should grow up and look past their own interests and step in someone else’s shoes. They don’t have to, but if they like Nintendo, want 3D Mario and Metroid, but still don’t care for 2D Mario, then maybe they should shut the hell up and take one for the team.

    Point is, people complaining about Metroid, 3D Mario, F-Zero, Zelda when those games will not sell faster than NSMB U. Nor will they sell as many copies – yes, even Zelda games don’t do great numbers compared to NSMB. Nintendo just had their first annual loss, and they need to sell the Wii U and they need to sell lots of software. NSMB U will do that better than any other game internet gamers can call out.

    how much did Metroid Prime 3 + the Metroid Prime Trilogy sell altogether? Huh? What was that? About 2.5 million? Did you just tell me that Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 combined sales are still 10 million less than NSMB Wii? How much did NSMB Wii sell? What?! 26 million? Isn’t that, wait, that’s… 10x the Wii’s Metroid Prime franchise software sales.

    Unless the “hardcore” gamers want Nintendo to die off, they should shut the fuck up and let Nintendo get back on its feet before whining about games that don’t sell all that well

    • Nintendo made losses this year because the casual market has completely fallen under their feet. They are desperately trying to back track out of a full decade of them saying casual gamers are the future, and trying to get their old fan base that they said weren’t important, and didn’t mean anything.

      Their old fanbase has grown up, and has pretty much ditched consoles for computers. If they want them back, then this is exactly their problem. They need to bring back the classic games people want to sell their newest console. If they don’t then the third party devs won’t want to make games for them. If that happens, nintendo will take in record losses.

      This is a serious issue for them, they need to move their consoles to people who don’t want to buy their consoles, if they don’t they will continue to take losses, and if they mistakenly turn-off these people even more? Their losses will being to really stack up.

      Nintendo may be sitting on a mountain of cash right now, but all it’ll take is one more bad quarter to destroy a decade of company profits. No amount of you cursing and trying to talk about sales figures, and entitlement will change that.

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