Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has delivered his verdict over the PS4 and Xbox One software launch line-ups.
And this is it: “Meh”.
In fact, he reckons that the Wii U has a better line-up this Christmas.
“It’s all about the games. The competitive systems have announced their launch line-ups. I’m allowed to say ‘Meh,’” Fils-Aime told IGN. “I look at our line-up of titles and I feel good about our line-up.
“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 line-up, and I feel very good about the value proposition we’re putting out there for the consumer.”
Fils-Aime also argued that Wii U has its own tech tricks to stand up against the innovations seen in rival products. He reckons that it may not seem that way to some simply because of the way Nintendo chooses to market its own devices.
“We’ve got cloud technology that we’re delivering with Wii U. Nintendo TVii is all cloud-based technology,” he added. “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 contrast 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.”