Reggie: Wii U chance against X1 and PS4 "Very good"

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#1 Posted by Jakandsigz (4512 posts) -

http://www.gamezone.com/news/2013/12/02/reggie-fils-aime-wii-u-s-chances-vs-xbox-one-and-ps4-are-very-good-this-holiday-season

"We rate our chances very good," Fils-Aime told Forbeswhen asked about the Wii U's chances to compete with the Xbox One and PS4 this holiday season.

"Software drives hardware in this business. We see it time and time again. We saw it with our Wii and DS businesses. We’re seeing it right now with Nintendo 3DS,"

"It was probably a year ago, I was having similar meetings to these, when the challenge was, “Reggie, what are you doing with your handheld business? How are you gonna grow it?” Well, we bring our great franchises to bear, and watch what happens," Fils-Aime said. "Software drives hardware."

A"nd we’re having a stellar year. We believe the same will happen with our Wii U business, with these fantastic franchises that we’re bringing to bear this holiday," he added.

He is right software drives hardware. But you also actually have to have software to drive the hardware.

#2 Posted by chikenfriedrice (10616 posts) -

Well at least he has a positive attitude.

#3 Posted by Spam_Pics (222 posts) -

What fantastic franchises are they bringing this holiday? Kirby on 3ds?

#4 Posted by MonsieurX (31188 posts) -

Not sure what people expected from Reggie.

He's clearly not going to say : "Wii U's in a bad shape,wrong decision,etc."

#5 Posted by resevl4rlz (3280 posts) -

Reggie needs to be fired

#6 Posted by Sweenix (5399 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

Not sure what people expected from Reggie.

He's clearly not going to say : "Wii U's in a bad shape,wrong decision,etc."

He is certainly thinking of it though

#7 Edited by CrownKingArthur (5085 posts) -
@MonsieurX said:

Not sure what people expected from Reggie.

He's clearly not going to say : "Wii U's in a bad shape,wrong decision,etc."

exactly. that's a wrap, folks.

#8 Posted by farrell2k (6675 posts) -

Nintendo detractors have to understand that last gen the Wii sold more than 100,000,000 units and Nintendo was very profitable. Sony and Microsoft can't even come close to saying the same. Nintendo is actually the only one still making money right now.

#9 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

Poor Reggie is in denial.

#10 Posted by Capitan_Kid (6608 posts) -

You talk too much TC

#11 Edited by FinalFighters (1754 posts) -

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

Poor Reggie is in denial.

lol :p

#12 Edited by PhazonBlazer (11977 posts) -

#13 Posted by hiphops_savior (7994 posts) -

@resevl4rlz: for being a corporate mouthpiece?

#14 Edited by GunSmith1_basic (9867 posts) -

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

Poor Reggie is in denial.

right now just about everyone in the video game industry is in denial.

#15 Posted by danabo (2474 posts) -

#16 Posted by AtariKidX (6316 posts) -

Reggie.........lolololololololololololol

#17 Edited by chocolate1325 (32595 posts) -

The handheld market is keeping them out of the red don't know about the Wii U whether it's in the red or not.

#18 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

lawls. if ms or sony is set to out sell wii u by end of the year.

it has ZERO chance

#19 Posted by danabo (2474 posts) -

#20 Edited by darkspineslayer (20137 posts) -

What should he say? "I'm shitting myself inside"?

#21 Edited by charizard1605 (59652 posts) -

Well no shit. He's a PR mouthpiece, of course he will say Wii U will do good. What do you want him to say, 'No, Nintendo is doomed, Wii U is so screwed!'?

#22 Posted by DocSanchez (1787 posts) -

These gifs are EPIC.

#23 Posted by danabo (2474 posts) -

#24 Posted by good_sk8er7 (4322 posts) -

I'm not excited to get a Wii U for no reason. So he's right.

But a huge part of the Wii U's appeal for me is backwards compatibility. I missed alot on Wii, and I'm excited to catch up and finally finish SMG and start SMG2, and all of the other great games they have. (I want RE4 for Wii in my collection ;) )

#25 Posted by danabo (2474 posts) -

#26 Edited by DocSanchez (1787 posts) -

@good_sk8er7: How on earth can he be right? It's got no chance. At all. You're one personal purchase means nothing. The system is dead, and it deserves to die.

He's either delusional or lying to save face. It's very corporate either way. He's not exactly going to tell it how it is, he can't afford to.

#27 Posted by danabo (2474 posts) -

#28 Posted by I_can_haz (6551 posts) -

Did you actually expect him to say the wiiu is in trouble? You people amaze me sometimes.

#30 Edited by danabo (2474 posts) -

#31 Posted by FinalFighters (1754 posts) -

@danabo said:

LOL

#32 Edited by rjdofu (9171 posts) -

He's SUPPOSED to say that, it's his job. He's the Major Nelson of Nintendo.

#33 Posted by good_sk8er7 (4322 posts) -

@DocSanchez said:

@good_sk8er7: How on earth can he be right? It's got no chance. At all. You're one personal purchase means nothing. The system is dead, and it deserves to die.

He's either delusional or lying to save face. It's very corporate either way. He's not exactly going to tell it how it is, he can't afford to.

As a gamer your comment is stupid.

They do release great games. Maybe they can't compete with PS4 and X1 on the same grounds, but Nintendo is unique and does things differently. A PERFECT second console, as Nintendo consoles have been since N64. They're great to have around as long as they aren't you're primary platform.

Software does dirve sales, which is why I'm getting one. I would have been content with only having my PS4 (and PS3 of course :D), but the game lineup they have and will undoubtably have +the backwards compatabilty is amazing and I'm not skipping out on it.

BTW with enough people like me that faithfully support the game industry, they're going to do great. I've at least purchased 400 or so games for PS3, most at full price. I'll support the PS4 and the Wii U with the same dedication.

#34 Edited by DocSanchez (1787 posts) -

@good_sk8er7: Nothing you have said in any way proves why the wii u can compete with the other two, in fact, you acknowledge it wont. So how is my comment stupid? I never said anything about the quality of the games at all.

The second console stuff is a blatant cop out on system wars. Particularly considering the boasting about wii u prior to launch. You say software drives sales, which is true, so why are the wii u sales in the toilet? Like I said, you getting one (one) doesn't change that fact. You are not the centre of the universe. The universe has decided the wii u isn't for them. Whether or not you agree with their decision, it's a fact, and that means Reggie is wrong. Not correct as you asserted. So far from my post being "stupid", you agree with it, and have decided to change the subject promptly, because you have no argument.

As for your final paragraph, why you've put that in I have no idea, but there are very few gamers who can beat me in terms of loyalty. I've been gaming for around 27 years.

#35 Posted by schu (9300 posts) -

Developers, Developers, Developers

#36 Posted by schu (9300 posts) -

I also predict that SM3DW will outsell Knack easily in the long run.

#37 Edited by Giancar (19069 posts) -

@danabo You should put all those gifs in small or medium size for better viewing.

#38 Posted by good_sk8er7 (4322 posts) -

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@DocSanchez said:

@good_sk8er7: Nothing you have said in any way proves why the wii u can compete with the other two, in fact, you acknowledge it wont. So how is my comment stupid? I never said anything about the quality of the games at all.

The second console stuff is a blatant cop out on system wars. Particularly considering the boasting about wii u prior to launch. You say software drives sales, which is true, so why are the wii u sales in the toilet? Like I said, you getting one (one) doesn't change that fact. You are not the centre of the universe. The universe has decided the wii u isn't for them. Whether or not you agree with their decision, it's a fact, and that means Reggie is wrong. Not correct as you asserted. So far from my post being "stupid", you agree with it, and have decided to change the subject promptly, because you have no argument.

As for your final paragraph, why you've put that in I have no idea, but there are very few gamers who can beat me in terms of loyalty. I've been gaming for around 27 years.

I first want to apologize for saying your comment was stupid. I meant to remove that.

Why is second console a cop out? Many people have a second console, there's no reason why that should discredit it.

I know I'm not the center of the universe, that's a silly statement. The point is that if I feel this way than there are many people who feel this way as well. We all function in a similar way, so if I feel someway it is undeniably true that there are many people who feel the same. The Wii U will be fine because it DOES do something different and something unique.

The universe hasn't decided shit. That sounds extremely like what people on here were saying in the first year OR 2 of the PS3, and that ended up doing great in the long run. Who's to say that Nintendo won't start trying extremely hard like Sony had to with the PS3? New IPs and golden games are going to happen, they always do for Nintendo. Those games will make gamers want to play. I said that they can't compete with the other consoles on the same terms. BUT I also said they don't have to, they do things that are unique and different. They never have tried to compete with Sony of MS on the same playing field, they've always done something different.

The reason for the last paragraph is just that if they can hook a GOOD install base they'll be fine whether that install base is large or tiny. Nintendo is a great company, and the fact that they aren't doing well right now doesn't mean they're going to burn to the ground as long as they have fans that buy their games just to support them.

Oh and props on being a game supporter for so long. I'm only 22, but I've been gaming since I was 5. I'll be supporting the industry for as long as I'm alive and not homeless.

#39 Posted by bbkkristian (14967 posts) -

"Software drives hardware in this business."

I thought so too Reggie, then the PS4 happened.

#40 Posted by Jakandsigz (4512 posts) -

@farrell2k said:

Nintendo detractors have to understand that last gen the Wii sold more than 100,000,000 units and Nintendo was very profitable. Sony and Microsoft can't even come close to saying the same. Nintendo is actually the only one still making money right now.

MS made more money than both, Profit is another issue entirely, which technically would go to the Ouya.

#41 Posted by good_sk8er7 (4322 posts) -

@Jakandsigz said:

@farrell2k said:

Nintendo detractors have to understand that last gen the Wii sold more than 100,000,000 units and Nintendo was very profitable. Sony and Microsoft can't even come close to saying the same. Nintendo is actually the only one still making money right now.

MS made more money than both, Profit is another issue entirely, which technically would go to the Ouya.

MS hasn't reallt made any money really.

WHY YOU THINK THE NEXT CEO WANT TO SELL

#42 Posted by Fizzman (9883 posts) -

Reggie has to say that. The #'s say otherwise. MS and Sony have more expensive products and they wiped the floor with the Wii U. Both will have more life time sales than the Wii U in 5-6 months.

#43 Posted by farrell2k (6675 posts) -

@DocSanchez said:

@good_sk8er7: How on earth can he be right? It's got no chance. At all. You're one personal purchase means nothing. The system is dead, and it deserves to die.

He's either delusional or lying to save face. It's very corporate either way. He's not exactly going to tell it how it is, he can't afford to.

This was the same thing people said with the wii and the ds, and look what happened there...

#44 Posted by Devil-Itachi (4380 posts) -

Not surprised Reggie won't say Wii U is doing horrible unless Nintendo of Japan decides to pull the plug. Even then it would be awhile before PR heads could say anything.

#45 Edited by Joedgabe (5131 posts) -

how come it's always Cows Vs Everybody ? where's every one else? cmon.. where's the Sheep vs the lemmings gifs ? or hermits vs the lems or sheep ?

#46 Posted by navyguy21 (13045 posts) -

@danabo said:

LMAOOOO, OMG im crying over here lmao!

#47 Edited by navyguy21 (13045 posts) -

I would say Reggie is delusional, but honestly what do you expect him to say? "Our system is going to get killed in hardware and software, we shouldve got out of the hardware business after the Wii"?? This guy gets paid to promote the brand, of course he is going to make it sound like things are fine.

#48 Posted by no-scope-AK47 (2863 posts) -

Cmon NOA is smoking that strong. The wii u is in major trouble.

#49 Edited by Sweenix (5399 posts) -

@bbkkristian said:

"Software drives hardware in this business."

I thought so too Reggie, then the PS4 happened.

You mad that knack outsold mario?

#50 Posted by Speak_Low (1161 posts) -

lol at the Knack gifs