During a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime discussed what he thinks about the success of Sony and Microsoft’s home consoles compared to the Wii U.
Reggie stated that the current generation is still young, and that these consoles are sold for long amounts of time. He also stated that Nintendo has a successful presence in America, Europe, and Japan, while some of the other companies do not. He also brought up the production of the NX, which will also factor into Nintendo’s future plan. Here’s Reggie’s full statement:
WSJ: Sony’s and Microsoft’s consoles have far outsold the Wii U. What’s your strategy to come out ahead?
Fils-Aime: The time frame that these systems are sold is quite long, and right now we’re still at the very early stages of the current generation. The other piece I would highlight is this is a global business. Don’t just look at what’s happening here in the U.S. Look at what’s happening globally.
From a Nintendo perspective, we clearly have strength here in the Americas, we have strength in Europe and we have strength in Japan. That isn’t necessarily true of some of our more direct competitors. We’ve also said publicly that we are already hard at work on our next home console and that’s another element we’ll be talking about much later.
Source: Wall Street Journal