Nov 9th, 2014

reggienatorReggie Fils-Aime is a very diplomatic executive. He rarely criticizes the competition openly, with Nintendo being a Japanese company and all, where politeness is important.

But once in a while, Reggie, unlike other Nintendo executives like Satoru Iwata and Shigeru Miyamoto, isn’t afraid of throwing a punch or a jab at the competition.

Speaking to Re/code, Reggie had this to say about the competition, about the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. He said:

“If you look at the other two competitive platforms, fundamentally, what’s the difference? They have a lot of shared content. Look at it from the standpoint of, what don’t they have? They don’t have our games. They don’t have Mario and Zelda.”

Reggie pointed out how the Wii U was a “differentiated platform”, offering a different gameplay experience with the Wii U GamePad. He also added that most of the games on the PS4 and Xbox One are the same — each console “doesn’t have a lot of exclusive content”, according to Reggie.

And while he noted that Nintendo would appreciate more third party support for the Wii U, he said that too many third party games that are also available on other platforms would take away from the Wii U’s uniqueness in the marketplace. But he did admit that he would “love to see” the latest Call of Duty game on the Wii U.

He does have a point. Nintendo focuses on giving a new and unique experience on the Wii U. Reggie says it best when it comes to the Wii U vs the PS4 and Xbox One:

“Let those other guys battle it out over which visual representation of Call of Duty is most compelling. I like our chances of having a differentiated console and a differentiated series of experiences.”

Source: Re/code (via GameInformer)

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