In a recent interview with Kotaku, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé discussed the Nintendo World Championships, including his one-on-one Smash Bros. match against Hungrybox.
According to Reggie, he lost so badly in the match because he has never been a good Smash Bros. player; he also stated that he had not done any training before taking on Hungrybox, aside from one match to test out Ryu. Here’s Reggie’s full statement:
Fils-Aime: “You’ve seen my Nintendo 3DS. You know I play our content.”
Kotaku: “No doubt, no doubt. And I also heard you’re amazing at Wii Tennis. I heard that a while ago.”
Fils-Aime: “You saw my progress in New Super Mario Bros. 2. I can show you my Animal Crossing house. I can show you the progress I’ve made on every single Zelda title. I play our content. The fact of the matter is I’ve never been a good Smash player. Never. Never.”
Fils-Aime: “And so in a momentary loss of control last year, I made a bombastic statement that came back to haunt me. Hungrybox is actually right here in our booth right now. Great guy. But yeah he kicked my butt.”
Kotaku: “Had you done any training beforehand?”
Fils-Aime: “No. No. I picked up the controller once leading up, because I played a new character. And so… no. I had not done any training. Maybe that was my problem.”
What do you guys think? Perhaps Reggie should have put in a few more training matches? Sound off in the comments!