Nintendo’s Reggie calls gamers “insatiable”

Posted By | On 23rd, Jun. 2012 Under News | Follow This Author @KartikMdgl


Reggie Fils-Aime, the outspoken executive from Nintendo, has finally reacted to all the questions about why they didn’t do a good job at E3 this year, and called gamers “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 perspective is, ‘Thank you, but I want more.’ ‘Thank you, but give me more.’ I mean, it is insatiable,” he told Stephen Totilo of Kotaku.

“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.”

Well that’s certainly interesting, and he does have a point. Tell us what you think in the comments section below.


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  • tom

    i think he’s right, gamers/industry are developing at a rapid rate and the mentality of more more more is not fair. i genuinely think that soon call of duty is going to start to fall and because activation has closed down other studios to concentrate on call of duty, we will be stuck in a lull soon due to nothing being able to fill the void that will be made

  • Buck Russell

    His remarks ring true. Since this generation, the gaming market has become supersaturated. New games are constantly announced and there’s massive hype for over a year leading up to its release. Everyone regards it as “must have” game. It comes out and in a relatively short period of time, it’s pretty much forgotten. And early some features that people praise later become things they scrutinize. Gamers are never content these days. When developers take in player feedback and integrate it into a future game, rather than be glad, gamers just find more to criticize. Back in the PS1 and N64 days, games had more staying power. If you look at gaming forum communities you see that activity dies off much faster than it did a decade ago aside from a select few games for each system. Players now just rushing to beat one game or just give up entirely and move onto the next.

  • boom er

    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

  • saro

    SCREW THE GAMES!! JUST TELL US THE PRICE AND WHEN THE WII-U IS COMING OUT!! THATS ALL WE WANNA HEAR!!!


 

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