Although Nintendo will not be hosting a major press conference at this year’s E3, the company will still be at the expo. Before E3 2013′s show floor opens, on the morning of June 11th, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime and The Legend of Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto will speak at a Wii U Software Showcase. If you remember correctly, at E3 2012, Nintendo held a software showcase that focused solely on Nintendo 3DS games.
“This year, Nintendo is taking a different approach to E3. We’re giving you the chance to get closer to the games through a unique hands-on experience at our booth before the show opens.”
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has revealed that the company’s digital sales are currently soaring. Fils-Aime reiterated that the company has fifteen Nintendo published games available on the 3DS eShop and of those 15 available in this format, 11 percent of sales have come through full digital downloads of those games. Reggie says that Fire Emblem: Awakening sales have been particularly strong as the game has sold 240,000 units life-to-date in the US – with one-third of those in digital form. Fils-Aime also revealed that 3DS game sales are up 55 percent versus last year, counting both physical and digital.
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has revealed that as the company prepares itself for E3, the pace of software launches for Wii U will dramatically increase. Fils-Aime understands that the pace of software launches on Wii U have been slower than the company expected, but he’s been assured that the situation will be resolved.
“What I would say about Wii U – and what Mr. Iwata has said – is that the pace of launches has been slower than we hoped. But as we prepare for E3, the pace of launches for Wii U is going to dramatically increase.”
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has told USA Today that the company believes sales of the Nintendo 3DS handheld in the United States have been “very strong” despite the rise of tablet and smartphone gaming. Reggie says that Nintendo has sold eight million Nintendo 3DS consoles in the United States since launching the device in 2011. The original Nintendo DS sold seven million during the same time period.
“That gives us a lot of confidence and a lot of belief that with great content and great experiences, the 3DS is going to be a very healthy platform.”
“In the end, it’s all about the games and our ability to launch strong software on a regular pace to drive the hardware business. From a consumer standpoint, it’s all about the content.”
Toward the end of last year, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime told Mercury News that although the Wii U is currently being sold at a loss, to make a profit on its new console, consumers need only purchase one Wii U game. It turns out that this claim is incorrect, as Mercury News updated the article with an excerpt saying that Nintendo actually needs to sell more than one Wii U game to make a profit on the new Wii U console.
In a story about Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime, Fils-Aime incorrectly said that Nintendo makes a profit on the Wii U console after consumers buy one piece of software. The number is more than one, but the company declined to say the exact number.
Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime led the first “Reggie Asks.” The interview is broken into five segments and gives readers an in-depth look at the newly released Nintendo TVii application on Wii U. Nintendo TVii is up and running in North America and will be available for use in other regions in the future.
Go here to read the first “Reggie Asks.”
Nintendo of America has announced that Reggie Fils-Aime will be leading a ‘Reggie Asks’ tomorrow. The interview will focus solely on Wii U’s Nintendo TVii application, which becomes activated tomorrow, December 20th, in the U.S. and Canada.
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Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has hit back at the Wii U critics that have been lambasting the console since its release. Reggie says that it really comes down to the quality and capability of the reviewer. He went on to say that when he visits Miiverse and sees how consumers are reacting to the titles on offer, he personally hears nothing but praise.
“Reviews of a system or review of a game really come down to the quality and capability of the reviewer. There has been a range of comments and commentary. But when I go on Miiverse and see how consumers are reacting to games like ZombiU or … Call of Duty, that tells me we’re doing something very, very positive. Similarly, when I go on other consumer social networks and see other consumer reaction that is positive, I know we’ve done well.”
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has disclosed to the Mercury News that it only takes one Wii U game sale to make the console profitable for Nintendo. We’ve already heard from GameStop that the attach rate for the Wii U is extremely healthy, at 2.4 per console sold. So it seems that Nintendo should be making a profit with its latest home console.
“The business model doesn’t change dramatically, in that as soon as we get the consumer to buy one piece of software, then that entire transaction becomes profit positive.”
“In the end, the business model is still to drive the install base of hardware, and then to drive a strong tie ratio with all of the other software and experiences for the consumer. And if we’re able to do that, then we will create significant profit for the company.”
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has teased that there may be more surprises to come with regards to the Wii U launch window. Reggie wouldn’t give any hints as to what to expect, but he did say that Nintendo will continue to surprise the fans with announcements and information.
“I think we will continue to surprise the fans with announcements and information. I would not go so far as to say you know everything in our launch window.”