Reggie congrats Sony and M$ "But, you need games".

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#1 Edited by John_Matherson (2085 posts) -

Nintendo's Reggie congratulates PS4, Xbox One launch, but says 'you need games'

The president of Nintendo of America has congratulated Sony and Microsoft on the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but couldn’t resist having a dig at the Big N’s rivals all the same.

Speaking at VGX 2013 (via

DualShockers

) over the weekend, Reginald ‘Reggie’ Fils-Aime suggested that any new hardware on shelves is healthy for the industry as a whole, but it wasn’t long before he cheekily had a few choice words to say about his rivals’ software efforts.

"This industry loves brand new hardware and anything that’s good for the industry is good for Nintendo, so you know, they’re having a fantastic launch, kudos to them," he said.

"This industry is all about what happens six months down the road, what happens a year down the road."

“So, you’re here to kick their ass,” quizzed host Joel McHale. In response, The Regginator highlighted the success of Wii U’s Super Mario 3D World, and put it out there that ‘pretty hardware’ is nothing without the software to back it up.

Fighting talk? You bet.

"You know? You said that," he replied.

"For us, what we love to do is to bring great new games, innovative gameplay, that’s what Nintendo’s known for, and as long as we do that, we’re gonna drive our hardware business. We’re seeing that right now with 3DS and we’re seeing it right now with Wii U as well, on the backs of Super Mario 3D world.

"3D World is doing quite well here in this market, so that’s wonderful to see. We love to see all the articles that have come out saying that for this holiday Wii U is the system to get. That’s come out by Times, by Forbes and a variety of different outlets

"What people recognize is that having pretty hardware is one thing, but you need games, and right now we’ve got some of the top rated games on our system, and it’s games that you can’t play anywhere else, so yeah, we’re feeling very good about where we are."

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#2 Posted by jer_1 (7451 posts) -

Hilariously ironic. They must have forgotten show shit the U release was when it comes to games.

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#3 Edited by Bread_or_Decide (24758 posts) -

Hey Reggie...Wii U had a year start and all you did was delay Pikmin...Delay DKC TF....what the hell are you talking about man?

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#4 Posted by drekula2 (3349 posts) -

@Bread_or_Decide said:

Hey Reggie...Wii U had a year start and all you did was delay Pikmin...Delay DKC TF....what the hell are you talking about man?

gabe newell would be so proud of him

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#5 Edited by lazerface216 (7564 posts) -

@jer_1 said:

Hilariously ironic. They must have forgotten show shit the U release was when it comes to games.

yep, and so have the nintendo fanboys when ripping on the ps4 and xbone's lackluster launch lineups.

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#6 Posted by chikenfriedrice (13561 posts) -

Yes the Wii-U has tons of games lol

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#7 Edited by Joedgabe (5134 posts) -

I think sheep and Nintendo like to ignore multiplats on the other consoles so they can feel they stand a chance.... How about we slap them in the face with upcoming multiplats in the next 2 years ? Because they are games and we play them.. we play more multiplats than exclusives it would seem. Today multiplats are the main core of console gaming i would say.

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#8 Posted by lamprey263 (34501 posts) -

stupid of him to say considering his big reveal at VGX was Cranky Kong... fucker

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#10 Posted by freedomfreak (49884 posts) -

The WiiU has managed to look good compared to launch systems.

Quite the victory.

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#11 Edited by AtariKidX (6994 posts) -

Reggie.......lol what an idiot.lolol

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#12 Edited by Dreams-Visions (26578 posts) -

Ironic coming from Reggie. As one who bought a WiiU at launch, the fact that I had to wait a full year for anything worth playing...and considering the console has the worst 3rd party support of any major system on the market today (including Vita and 3DS), he really has no room to talk down his nose. At best, he should be speaking with great humility and presenting it as a cautionary tale.

@freedomfreak said:

The WiiU has managed to look good compared to launch systems.

Quite the victory.

Yes, because the WiiU didn't launch a full year ago. I bet I won't be waiting a year for great exclusive software on my PS4 or One. I bet you that damn much.

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#13 Posted by John_Matherson (2085 posts) -

LMAO.

Let's hope a Metroid would save the WiiU. Otherwise I wouldn't be talking if I were him.

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#15 Posted by XboxDone74 (2116 posts) -

don't you, reggie?

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#16 Posted by freedomfreak (49884 posts) -
@Dreams-Visions said:

Yes, because the WiiU didn't launch a full year ago. I bet I won't be waiting a year for great exclusive software on my PS4 or One. I bet you that damn much.

Woosh!

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#17 Posted by Animal-Mother (27353 posts) -

Reggie loves games so much he doesn't announce any.

Just characters for games.

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#18 Posted by finalfantasy94 (27395 posts) -

Last time I checked Ps4 and xbox one had games.

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#19 Edited by SolidTy (49991 posts) -

Reggie would know, he saw the painful drought Wii U 'Year One' was.

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#20 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

3 words.

THIRD PARTY SUPPORT

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#21 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (9116 posts) -

@John_Matherson said:

"This industry is all about what happens six months down the road, what happens a year down the road."

"For us, what we love to do is to bring great new games, innovative gameplay, that’s what Nintendo’s known for, and as long as we do that, we’re gonna drive our hardware business. We’re seeing that right now with 3DS and we’re seeing it right now with Wii U as well, on the backs of Super Mario 3D world.

"3D World is doing quite well here in this market, so that’s wonderful to see. We love to see all the articles that have come out saying that for this holiday Wii U is the system to get. That’s come out by Times, by Forbes and a variety of different outlets

"What people recognize is that having pretty hardware is one thing, but you need games, and right now we’ve got some of the top rated games on our system, and it’s games that you can’t play anywhere else, so yeah, we’re feeling very good about where we are."

Perhaps he needs to be reminded of how lackluster the Wii U launch was? Or how six months after its launch, it didn't have any must-have software due to delays? Or how Wii U has thus far missed the projected sales milestones by a decent margin? Or the huge lack of 3rd party support?

Yeah, you need games, but Wii U didn't exactly have them when it launched. It's his job to spin things, I suppose.

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#22 Edited by StriateEnd (521 posts) -

I genuinely hope the sheep of system wars won't comment on this thread because they will get butchered.

Reggie... Bro... Pls. The Wii U........... Wii U...... Reggie stop, you are in no position to open your mouth....... Fukin spin spin spin....... A full fuking year.......... Gaddamnit nintendo...

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#23 Edited by chikenfriedrice (13561 posts) -

@farrell2k said:

@chikenfriedrice said:

Yes the Wii-U has tons of games lol

As of Oct 17, 2013 there are 216 games available for the WiiU with 44 exclusives. That doesn't include COD: Ghosts, Assassins Creed: Black Flag, or Super Mario 3D World.

Thanks! Now I will not go play them.

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#25 Posted by Heil68 (57850 posts) -

Knack sold more than Super Mario, I bet that makes Reggie MAD.

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#26 Posted by freedomfreak (49884 posts) -
@Heil68 said:

Knack sold more than Super Mario, I bet that makes Reggie MAD.

Or should we say

CRANKY

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#27 Posted by Crossel777 (6176 posts) -

In other news, Super Mario 3D World sells like shit.

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#28 Posted by Heil68 (57850 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:
@Heil68 said:

Knack sold more than Super Mario, I bet that makes Reggie MAD.

Or should we say

CRANKY

hahahaha! Well played.

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#29 Edited by AtariKidX (6994 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

@freedomfreak said:
@Heil68 said:

Knack sold more than Super Mario, I bet that makes Reggie MAD.

Or should we say

CRANKY

hahahaha! Well played.

.....lol

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#30 Posted by Heil68 (57850 posts) -

@AtariKidX said:

@Heil68 said:

@freedomfreak said:
@Heil68 said:

Knack sold more than Super Mario, I bet that makes Reggie MAD.

Or should we say

CRANKY

hahahaha! Well played.

.....lol

Another epic gif..lol

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#31 Edited by Sword-Demon (7007 posts) -

at this point, all I can feel for Reggie is pity...

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#32 Posted by -Unreal- (24650 posts) -

@John_Matherson said:

Nintendo's Reggie congratulates PS4, Xbox One launch, but says 'you need games'

...he said, sitting on a pile of Zelda, Mario, Metroid and DK ideas.

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#33 Edited by charizard1605 (82661 posts) -

He's right, but people who live in glass houses should not throw stones at others...

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#34 Posted by John_Matherson (2085 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

He's right, but people who live in glass houses should not throw stones at others...

or masturbate during daylight

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#35 Posted by charizard1605 (82661 posts) -

@John_Matherson said:

@charizard1605 said:

He's right, but people who live in glass houses should not throw stones at others...

or masturbate during daylight

Or take showers

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#36 Edited by silversix_ (26347 posts) -

Reggie is as f*cking dumb as Don Mattrick these days... Don was great to laugh at and so is Reggie so hopefully he stays for couple more years with his delusional crap

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#37 Posted by nini200 (11484 posts) -

@jer_1 said:

Hilariously ironic. They must have forgotten show shit the U release was when it comes to games.

The WiiU had a better launch than the PS4 and X1 actually. The hilariously ironic part is the "Its what happens six months to a year down the road" comment he made which the WiiU has seen a great first month but then drought, major developers leaving and loss of exclusivity on games.

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#38 Posted by bezza2011 (2729 posts) -

Lol least we have a good third party support, Nintendo has non who care lol, more games have come out at launch than the whole of Wii U up till now lol

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#39 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (9283 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@John_Matherson said:

@charizard1605 said:

He's right, but people who live in glass houses should not throw stones at others...

or masturbate during daylight

Or take showers

Showers are fine, but only if your body is ready for it.

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#40 Posted by TF626 (592 posts) -

Well Reggie you need some third party support, better online service, and better hardware.

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#41 Posted by -Renegade (8340 posts) -

the pot calling the kettle black. LOL he's just doing his job though.

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#42 Posted by ShepardCommandr (4841 posts) -

@jer_1 said:

Hilariously ironic. They must have forgotten show shit the U release was when it comes to games.

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#43 Posted by edidili (3449 posts) -

PS4 proved you don't need games to sell hardware.

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#44 Edited by applefan1991 (3388 posts) -

haha, I am liking this guy more and more. I mean, he's right. The Wii U had an iconic launch lineup that blows away what the Xbox One and PS4 have..../s

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#45 Posted by jsmoke03 (13696 posts) -

nintendo defence force? no? yea cant defend his idiotic comments.....

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#46 Edited by ImDaMan4Realz (97 posts) -

Oh please! ✋ Nintendo, the ps4 and x1 just came out less than a month ago. The wii u is a year old and only has a few rehashes to its library with no 3rd party support. Go away and worry about your own failing pos system.

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#47 Posted by Netherscourge (16364 posts) -

Well, Reggie, Nintendo is more than welcome to start making games for the PS4 and the XB1!

;)

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#48 Posted by Animal-Mother (27353 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

He's right, but people who live in glass houses should not throw stones at others...

No he's not. The consoles launched a couple of weeks ago.

I can say with certainty I believe he is 100% wrong.

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#49 Posted by charizard1605 (82661 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

@charizard1605 said:

He's right, but people who live in glass houses should not throw stones at others...

No he's not. The consoles launched a couple of weeks ago.

I can say with certainty I believe he is 100% wrong.

I meant he is right that games sell hardware, nothing more, nothing less.

The second part of my statement was aimed directly at him and Nintendo's dismal performance in bringing compelling content to the Wii U for its first year.

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#50 Posted by HarlockJC (25546 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

@charizard1605 said:

He's right, but people who live in glass houses should not throw stones at others...

No he's not. The consoles launched a couple of weeks ago.

I can say with certainty I believe he is 100% wrong.

He comparing what the Wii U has now to what the PS4/Xbone has right now. In those terms he is right.