Plus the company is looking for 'most appropriate ways' to announce new products to consumers
According to NOA's president the community is 'unable to differentiate between a phenomenon and something that is ho-hum'.
In a recent interview with Kotaku, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime made an "unexpected" and critical analysis of Nintendo's consumer base, following widespread complaints about the company's E3 press conference.
He said that, while he loves the passion and enthusiasm gamers possess, sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming.
He also believes that Nintendo Land has the potential to be the next "trailblazer" claiming that people not excited by the title do not realise it will be a success."One of the things that, on one hand, I love and, on the other hand, that troubles tremendously about not only our fanbase but the gaming community at large is that, whenever you show information, the perspective is: Thank you, but I want more. Thank you, but give me more."
"I mean, it is insatiable. For years this community has been asking, where's Pikmin? Where's Pikmin? Where's Pikmin?' We give them Pikmin. And then they say: what else?
"For years this community has said: Damn it Reggie, when you launch, you better launch with a Mario game. So we launch with a Mario game, and they say, so, what's more?
"I have heard people say, you know, you've got these fantastic franchises. Beyond what you're doing in Smash Bros, isn't there a way to leverage all these franchises? So we create Nintendo Land and they say: Ho-hum. Give me more. It's an interesting challenge."
On a related note, seems that the company is now aiming at “most appropriate ways” to make announcements following E3 and Nintendo Direct news."What's the fan community reaction? Ho-hum, until it sells millions of copies. When we showed Wii Fit on stage... go back and read your blogs, what was the reaction? It's a question of, as a gamer, is this for me and something I can get excited about? And Wii Fit did not get that reaction. And yet it sold 43 million copies around the world. It's a phenomenon.
"And so I would argue that the gaming community is unable to differentiate between a phenomenon and something that is ho-hum."
So, it seems that Nintendo will be taking E3 "less serious" in the future.“At E3 we had very specific announcements that we wanted to focus on,” Nintendo told IGN.
“We had a lot of things to talk about, and we had to decide which things were most appropriate for each method of announcement. E3 is just one of the many opportunities for companies to make announcements, and we’re always looking for the most appropriate ways to both inform and surprise consumers.”
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NEWS SOURCE #1: The trouble with the never satisfied gamer (via) Kotaku
NEWS SOURCE #2: Nintendo aiming at most appropriate ways to make announcements following E3 nintendo direct news (via) VG247
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