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.