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Reggie Fils-Aime unfazed by competition with Xbox One and PS4 this holiday, says "I don't think consumers buy hardware just because it's sexy and new."

 

Pretty pictures aren't enough to win the hearts of consumers, according to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime.

Speaking with Kotaku, the executive said he is confident in the Wii U value proposition this holiday against newcomers the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

"Systems that generate pretty pictures by themselves aren't selling propositions," Fils-Aime said. "And all you need to do is look at the last generation to see the evidence. And that's true whether you look at the home console space or the handheld space. It's not about the graphics by itself. It's about the entire experience."

Ultimately, consumers buy into a console if they believe in its entire ecosystem; the includes hardware, the software, and other components, Fils-Aime said.

"I don't think consumers buy hardware just because it's sexy and new," he said. "I think consumers buy hardware because of the experiences they can have on them. That's why, for us, having a strong holiday line-up is so critically important."

Nintendo's Wii U lineup this holiday includes high-profile first party games like The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD (October 4), Super Mario 3D World (November 22), and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (December 6).

Nintendo announced a Wii U price cut this week. Effective September 20, the 32GB model will drop $50 to $300, while the 8GB version will be phased out. The company will also release a brand-new handheld--the 2DS--in October.

Source: http://www.gamespot.com/news/nintendo-pretty-pictures-arent-enough-6413874



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"I think consumers buy hardware because of the experiences they can have on them."

Captain Obvious strikes again.

Yep...for the features...not the name.



"I don't think consumers buy hardware just because it's sexy and new."

I think they finally learned this themselves with the Wii U and the 3DS. He's totally correct with PS4bone though.

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"I don't think consumers buy hardware just because it's sexy and new."

Reggie confirming he thinks Xbox One and PS4 are sexy.

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Uh.. yes nintendo, pretty pictures are enough for this generation of consumers

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''People who stayed home won 2012, Sony won 2013, Nintendo won 2014.''

'' Having games on your platform is overrated'' Nintendo 2013

It's a shame that they didn't developed a new Zelda game instead of just a HD remake. Besides that, they are trying to talk about it as something amazing, while HD remakes are pretty old now.

The new Donkey Kong looks great, I really like the direction they are keeping with the new DK games. However, they should try something new, like a 3D platformer look like DK 64.

That the Wii U sold very well at launch then fell off a cliff kind of proves him wrong. People buy at launch because it IS sexy and new, not because launch line-ups trump what the previous generation offers. You should be very thankful for that fact, Reggie.

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forest-spirit said:
"I think consumers buy hardware because of the experiences they can have on them."

Captain Obvious strikes again.

I wonder what this says about his product. Is it pretty pictures only?