Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo of America, has given an interview to [a] list that has been spoken, as it could not be otherwise, of Nintendo NX, the next console of the company. It is a relatively neutral interview but that is summarized in a way quite precise Nintendo official position against the new release, after Wii U skinny age.
The interviewer compares the situation in which Nintendo was in the time of GameCube, another console traditionally considered a failure, with the current; GameCube was succeeded it Wii, triumphed expanding the kind of audience he addressed: Insert here your favorite joke about grandmothers playing Wii Sports.
«Whenever launched a new platform, whenever we launched a new game important, always learn», says Reggie. “We always study what worked, what not, and we have certainly done that with Wii U, and we continue to believe that the innovation of the second screen was a valuable concept.” It is not an opinion that Fils-Aime shared with many players, I’m afraid; I refer to them figures of sales but also to the reactions to them experiments in which the double screen was more crucial, with Star Fox Zero as last drop for colmar that glass.
«The games we have launched on Wii U are greatly captivating: Splatoon, Super Mario Maker, Smash Bros., Bayonetta 2, Super Mario (sic), The Legend of Zelda game.» You could say that if you put in a row all Wii U unique games and those of the other two platforms, we have by far the greatest number of unique games that are highly valued by consumers and the media. So that ran», explains, before speaking of the new console.
«An of them things that we have that do best when launch NX [is] communicate better the positioning of the product», recognizes. “We need to do a better job in helping people to understand what is unique and what it means for the gaming experience. And we have to do a better job from the point of view of planning software to have a continuous series of great new games that encourage more and more people to buy the hardware and more and more people into buying the software. «Those are the lessons critical».
This answer I am interested in for emphasis (as not exclusive of this interview: is commonplace in communications from Nintendo) in “what has the only” NX. Makes me think of a type of console that I want more, personally, than a Nintendo PlayStation: a space to surprise, to give trouble to try new things. Is my posture personal, stress; in 2016, the reign of the consoles is more doubtful that in the time of GameCube, and increasingly cost me more find grounds to play on Xbox One or PlayStation 4, especially having a PC, where video games are in better shape than ever: are imaginative and radical and vibrant, as they were the best of the first PlayStation games for example.
I like, in short, that Nintendo bet by the my way or the highway: by rare commanders and delirious formats, hybrids of portable and desktop with cartridges and whatever they want to invent. I speak from the selfish position amateur whose savings do not depend on the financial situation of Nintendo, obviously, but in the same interview with [a] list refers to some possible ways to keep the boat afloat without compromising more than enough some key points of their studies (family counseling, the increasing importance of the controls on the consoles) : theme parks, the skirmishes with the smartphones and put its muñecotes in sneakers, t-shirts, and where necessary should serve for that, I guess. At the moment, the 2020 Olympics have all ballots to be more nintenderas than we could have imagined.
Returning to the lessons of Wii U, Fils-Aime explains that “as I verbalizo them, they are very traditional lessons within the industry. You have to make sure that people understand the concept, you have to make sure that you have a large library of games, and when you do, things tend to go well”. We’ll see how to leave this time.
Nintendo NX is planning its launch for March 2017; He is expected to occur before the end of 2016.