Nintendo Thinks Gamers are Insatiable

nintendo thinks gamers are insatiable

Gamers, why you gotta be so mad, bros? At least that’s what Nintendo seems to be wondering if this interview with Reggie Fils-Aime over at Kotaku seems to be any indication.

With E3 (and Nintendo’s baffling parade of press conferences) behind us, most of the negative fan reaction has been forgotten about, but the bad feelings towards Nintendo’s showing still lingers. We’ve known for a long time that we’re a hard bunch to please, but this little quote from Reggie kind of puts it in a publisher perspective:

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.

And so for years this community has been asking, ‘Where’s Pikmin?’ ‘Where’s Pikmin?’ ‘Where’s Pikmin?’ 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.

While I think that Reggie is right on the money with a couple of his comments, you can’t deny that Nintendo rightly deserves some stick for a lack-luster E3 press conference and following it up with some big WTF announcements like a new, bigger 3DS. What do you guys think? Are Reggie’s comments justified? Are we really that hard to please or is that the vocal minority talking for us again?

Source – Kotaku, Polygon

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4 thoughts on “Nintendo Thinks Gamers are Insatiable”

  1. I know I can’t help but say “So what’s more?” when I see the standard Mario and Zelda line up of the Wii U.

  2. Ehh… I’m not trying to be negative but was I the only one completely disinterested in hearing anything about the Wii U? I honestly could not be less excited about it. The Wii kind of hindered on a niche market. They marketed it well, don’t get me wrong, but it was meant for a more casual and family audience. I agree with Drell Assassin on saying “So, what’s more?” when they roll out their already gold and familiar standard. Who didn’t see an XL 3DS coming, by the way? I knew they would end up doing that.

  3. I think reading it without hearing his inflection is interesting, at the end when he says “So it’s an interesting challenge” I think points out that he was making the statements lightly rather than really complaining or something. And I think a lot of gamers do want more information about games that are coming out, even 2 years away. More trailers, more screenshots, more everything. That’s basically why sites like kotaku and gamespot exist.

    But that’s also why I love it here, because we’re talking about talking about it. Very cool.

  4. Uh, Reggie…gamers being insatiable is what makes you money. This dude just doesn’t get it.

    Yes, a new Mario. Oh, it’s a 2D Mario, like the last one. Why not evolve the series? It’s standing still right now.

    Pikmin 3 is awesome, but that’s one game. Where is everything else?

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