Nintendo president says “meh” to Xbox One, PS4 launch software

Reggie Fils-Aime says he feels "very good" about Wii U value proposition against Microsoft and Sony's upcoming systems because "it's all about the games."


Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime feels "very good" about the Wii U value proposition heading into this holiday, and isn't fazed much by the competition.

"It's all about the games. The competitive systems have announced their launch lineups. I'm allowed to say 'Meh,'" Fils-Aime told IGN. "I look at our lineup of titles and I feel good about our lineup."

The Xbox One's launch lineup features 23 games, including Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4, and Dead Rising 3. Meanwhile, PlayStation 4 launch window games include exclusives like Knack and Killzone: Shadow Fall, as well as Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts.

"We've got Zelda. We've got Mario. We've got Donkey Kong," Fils-Aime added. "In addition to great titles like Pikmin 3 and Wonderful 101, I feel very good about our lineup, and I feel very good about the value proposition we're putting out there for the consumer."

Yesterday, Nintendo announced a $50 price cut for the 32GB Wii U, dropping the system to $300 effective September 20. The $250 8GB model will be phased out. This new pricing will put the Wii U a full $100 below the PlayStation 4 and $200 under the Xbox One.

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"Nintendo president says "meh" to Xbox One, PS4 launch software" was posted by Eddie Makuch on Thu, 29 Aug 2013 04:57:21 -0700
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