Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime was interview by Kotaku after this years E3 event and was asked why Nintendo’s E3 press conference was a disappointment. Reggie replied by saying that the hardcore gamer is an exceptionally hard gamer to please, and that Nintendo showcased the franchises that gamers have wanted to see.
Kotaku: Why do you think your press conference got a negative response among a lot of our readers who felt there wasn’t a lot that was new there, that was that different from what had been shown last year [on Wii U] in demo form?
Fils-Aime: 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 perspective is, ‘Thank you, but I want more.’ ‘Thank you, but give me more.’ I mean, it is insatiable.
“And so for years this community has been asking, ‘Where’s Pikmin?’ ‘Where’s Pikmin?’ ‘Where’sPikmin?’ We give them Pikmin. And then they say, ‘What else?’
“For years, this community have said, ‘Damnit 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.”