Claiming that he is disappointed with the Xbox One and PS4 launch line-ups in comparison to the Wii U, Fils-Aime has defended the struggling Nintendo console and its game library in a rather childlike fashion.
Calling the PS4 and Xbox One launch games list “meh”, Fils-Aime said despite the amount of technology included in the next-generation console giants, they’ve forgotten that it’s really all about the games.
“It’s all about the games. The competitive systems have announced their launch line-ups. I’m allowed to say ‘meh’”, said Fils-Aime to IGN. “I look at our lineup of titles and I feel good about our lineup. We’ve got Zelda. We’ve got Mario. We’ve got Donkey Kong. 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.”
With Microsoft is claiming the Xbox One launch line-up is the best in console history and Sony boasting 15 launch titles, with 18 more arriving by the end of the year, Fils-Aime’s claim seems a little weak.
When the Wii U launched last year, it only had a smattering of top titles to its name, with the library still relatively weak. Its launch line-up certainly couldn’t compare with the wealth of AAA titles the Xbox One and PS4 will bring with them later this year, including Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Killzone 4: Shadow Fall, Knack, Titanfall and Watch Dogs.
Games aside, the Xbox One and PS4 introduce a host of new technological aspects to the gaming experience as well, with a special focus on cloud gaming capabilities.
Apparently, Nintendo still believes that these are all irrelevant, and all users want to know about is the games.
“We’ve got cloud technology that we’re delivering with Wii U. Nintendo TVii is all cloud-based technology. But the difference is, we don’t talk about the tech. We talk about the experience.”
“We make sure that the consumer has fun with the game experiences that we provide. And so I think as you compare and contract Nintendo with other players in the space, for us it’s about games, about the fun, about the entertainment value, and not about the tech.”
Certainly seems that Nintendo is very sore about how strong the Wii U competition will become later this year.