We all know that a fair few franchises are skipping the Wii U, but Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime would love to eventually see them on the console. Fils-Aime still believes that third-party developers are supporting the console and cites Watch Dogs as an example of this. However, Reggie says Nintendo has the strongest exclusive content that can’t be found on other platforms and that’s what makes the Wii U different from other consoles.
“I would answer the question in a couple ways. Third parties are bringing multiplatform content to our platform – Watch Dogs from Ubisoft, as an example. I would love to have Call of Duty on our platform. I would love to have any of the big blockbuster, multiplatform titles.
“But I have to say, more specifically, I want games that provide a differentiated consumer experience. If you look at the other two competitive platforms, fundamentally, what’s the difference? When you look at either one, either by themselves doesn’t have a lot of exclusive content. They have a lot of shared content.
“Look at it from the standpoint of, what don’t they have? They don’t have our games. They don’t have Mario and Zelda. I’d much rather be where Nintendo is, with a differentiated platform, differentiated set-up experiences that we can provide uniquely to the consumer. Let those other guys battle it out over, you know, which visual representation of Call of Duty is most compelling. I like our chances of having a differentiated console and a differentiated series of experiences.”
Nintendo of America CEO Reggie Fils-Aime has explained how amiibo differs from other franchises that use near field communication (NFC) technology. Unlike Disney Infinity and Activision’s Skylanders, Nintendo’s NFC-based platform is optional and designed to work with multiple games from different genres. The first 12 amiibo figures, including Mario, Peach, Samus and Pikachu, are available for pre-order at $12.99 each. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be the first title with full integration of amiibo functionality.
“Our vision is to have these ‘amiibo’ figures be your playable friends that allow you to enhance the overall experience,” said Fils-Aime. “It’s a different approach from Activision and Disney, which is more to unlock something in the game. You’re going to want to have your ‘amiibo’ figure because it’s going to allow you to enhance your skills, upgrade your character and take the experience over to a friend’s house.”
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has stayed true to his word and taken part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Reggie has put a twist on things and asked Nintendo of America employees to take part in a raffle, make a donation, and then proceed to dunk Reggie and the rest of his staff.
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Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has announced via Twitter that he will participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge. He was recently asked by Phil Spencer, who is head of Xbox, if he would join him in the challenge. The event is to raise awareness for ALS research.
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Phil Spencer, who is the head of Xbox, recently participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and has asked Reggie Fils Aime, Shuhei Yoshida and Gabe Newell, to do the same. Spencer has said that he will donate money that he has raised into ALS research. The ALS Association is an organisation that raises money for research for those individuals who have Lou Gehrig’s disease. Would you like to see Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime participate?
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Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime makes an appearance in Video Games: The Movie. Produced by Zach Braff, the newly-released film is a documentary chronicling the rise of video games from niche to multi-billion dollar industry. It also features interviews with several industry veterans, including Nolan Bushnell, Warren Spector and Hideo Kojima.
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime says sales of Tomodachi Life are better than they had originally anticipated. Reggie points towards the Nintendo 3DS for its success, saying that it’s a vibrant platform.
“We just launched Tomodachi Life. The Tomodachi Life numbers were significantly stronger than we had forecasted and planned. That’s because it’s a vibrant platform.”