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One of the best sources of information that gamers in North America have had from Nintendo for many years now has been Reggie Fils-Aime. Fils-Aime has served 15 years at Nintendo of America, 13 of those years have been as President and COO of the company. Nintendo has announced that Fils-Aime will be retiring and that his last day with Nintendo will be April 15. Reggie Fils-Aime Nintendo has also announced that Bowser will be taking over as President of Nintendo of America. That's not the bad guy Bowser from the Mario franchise; rather the new president will be Doug Bowser. He has been the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Nintendo of America since 2016. Bowser is credited with... Read more...
Do not hold your breath waiting for Nintendo to fully embrace virtual reality gaming. Along with augmented reality and mixed reality experiences, VR has captured the attention of hardware makers and developers who believe that we are on the verge of a revolution in gaming. Not everyone is buying into it, though, and certainly not Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. "The problem with VR is that there aren't a lot of experiences that are truly fun," Fils-Aime said at Variety's Entertainment and Tech Summit Presented by Twitch.Image Source: Flickr (Jeff Dlouhy) It is not surprising to hear Fils-Aime say that. He said pretty much the same thing two years ago when speaking with Polygon... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch has been a hot item for console gamers ever since it was first introduced back in March. Online retailers typically sell out within minutes of putting new inventory up for sale, and brick and mortar stores are often hit-or-miss when it comes to stocking the console. Now, we're hearing from Nintendo of America President and Chief Operating Officer Reggie Fils-Aime that the company isn't sure that there will be enough inventory to satisfy holiday shoppers. Fils-Aime made the comments at Variety’s Entertainment and Technology Summit, and it's definitely a blow to those that were hoping to score a console at MSRP (instead of inflated prices on eBay), as 2017 winds down. “Certainly... Read more...
We lauded the Nintendo Switch for its overall engaging game play and nifty hybrid design, and that remains true. However, we refrained from offering up an opinion on the console's online experience because at launch there really was not one to speak of. That is something Nintendo is working on, though in reading remarks that Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime made to Kotaku, we are bracing ourselves for disappointment in some areas. One of them is online voice chat. Nintendo has chosen to require a mobile phone to utilize voice chat on the Switch even though no other console maker has gone that route. Even Nintendo has previously offered voice chat directly through the console. So why the change... Read more...
Evel Knievel didn't rise to notoriety by playing it safe; he took risks, and pretty big ones at that. By that same token, Nintendo was in need of a win after its Wii U failed to generate the same kind of buzz and sales of its Wii console, and so it took a risk with the Switch, a hybrid console built for gaming in the living and gaming on the go. So far it appears that risk is paying off—according to Nintendo president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime, the Switch is setting sales records in the United States on a daily basis. "The reaction to Nintendo Switch has been remarkable. Every day we’re setting new records from a U.S. perspective, meaning, you know, today I can look back and see how I compare... Read more...
Nintendo has reason to celebrate. After much hype and anticipation, Nintendo launched its hybrid Switch console last week, which promptly surpassed the mighty Wii for the most sales of any Nintendo console during the first two days of retail availability. For the time being, Nintendo is vindicated in its decision to build another unique console, one that is built for gaming in the living room on a big screen TV and on the go. In an interview with The Washington Post, Nintendo of America president and CEO Reggie Fils-Aime talked about the Switch and how it compares to another popular mobile console, the 3DS. In response to a question asking why a gamer would buy the Switch if they already own... Read more...