He’s since apologised for his remark and in an recent interview with Gamesindustry.biz has explained his position further, even going as far as to admit that Nintendo IS looking into solutions for the lack of memory on the Wii – although the release of some form of external storage device is not on the cards.
We definitely detect that [gamers] are serious and we know there is an issue in this, so it's something that we're working on. Definitely there's no plan to issue hardware - an external hard drive, but we know that we have an issue in that area. It's very obvious and we're perfectly aware of it, but there's nothing we can say beyond this.
See, Nintendo DOES love you, after all!
Regarding the infamous ‘Geeks and Otaku’ quote, Fischer had this to say:
I really didn't use that terminology to describe the Nintendo consumer - it was something related basically to myself and to the journalists attending…it was a joke I made on myself and somehow it's been confused and taken out of context to define those consumers. I understand I have created a lot of offence with people. And for me it's very, very important to clarify this - that's not the kind of thing I've been saying in [the way it has been reported]. Disappointment in the community is something I was really affected by.
So there you have it. We can all be friends again!