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News: Nintendo Didn't Mention Mobile At E3 2015 Because It Was The Wrong Crowd

Nintendo Didn't Mention Mobile At E3 2015 Because It Was The Wrong Crowd

"You can hear the groan when a particular company talks about mobile"

Nintendo's entry into the mobile phone gaming arena was pretty huge news, and some fans suspected that the company would show off something at E3 2015 related to it. However, that didn't come to pass - and Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime has been explaining to

News: Reggie Talks Yo-Kai Watch And The Importance Of Keeping The Series Nintendo Exclusive

Reggie Talks Yo-Kai Watch And The Importance Of Keeping The Series Nintendo Exclusive

"The partnership is very strong with Level 5"

This year sees the Western launch of Level 5's Yo-Kai Watch, a game which has already proven itself to be a smash-hit in its native Japan. Nintendo is publishing the game in the West and there are hopes that it will turn into the kind of cash-cow that Pokémon has been for the firm. Speaking to

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federation Force and amiibo Criticism

Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federation Force and amiibo Criticism

"Look, we know that the fans want a straight Samus Aran game"

Reggie Fils-Aime has - as we observed during E3 - the propensity to talk a load of old PR guff at times, which to be fair is part of his job. His annual LA interviews conducted with Kotaku do occasionally get beyond copy-and-pasted standard responses, however, making the latest...

News: The Current State Of Virtual Reality Just Isn't Fun, Says Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime  

The Current State Of Virtual Reality Just Isn't Fun, Says Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime  

"It's not fun, and it's not social. It's just tech"

Nintendo prides itself on discovering new ways to play. This is the company that gave us touchscreen handhelds, motion controls and - lest we forget - the Virtual Boy. However, the company is noticeably absent in the arena of Virtual Reality. While its rivals Sony and Microsoft are both making...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Attempts To Explain Why Zelda Wii U Wasn't At E3 2015

Reggie Fils-Aime Attempts To Explain Why Zelda Wii U Wasn't At E3 2015

"Our mentality is more near-term when we think about E3"

Nintendo didn't show the Wii U version of Zelda at this year's E3. That caused quite a bit of concern, with some fans even going as far as to speculate that it's going to be an NX title, given that Nintendo is going to be talking about the new system a whole lot more next year - when Zelda is...

News: Satoru Iwata Didn't Apologise For Nintendo's E3 Digital Event, Says Reggie Fils-Aime

Satoru Iwata Didn't Apologise For Nintendo's E3 Digital Event, Says Reggie Fils-Aime

"Essentially it was an 'I hear you' message"

Nintendo's E3 Digital Event has generated plenty of discussion, not all of it positive. There's been an incredibly downbeat response to the broadcast, with many fans complaining that Nintendo isn't giving them what they want. Things appeared to be so bad that Nintendo president Satoru Iwata

News: Muppets Creator Responsible For Those Amazing E3 2015 Digital Event Puppets

Muppets Creator Responsible For Those Amazing E3 2015 Digital Event Puppets

The Jim Henson company confirms its involvement

One of the highlights of Nintendo's E3 Digital Event was the amazing puppets of Satoru Iwata, Reggie Fils-Aime and Shigeru Miyamoto - and the trio of Star Fox characters, Fox, Peppy and Falco. The quality of the puppets led many to speculate that the world-famous Jim Henson company was involved - the...

News: Reggie Has Been Pushing For Binding Of Isaac To Come To Nintendo Consoles Since 2012

Reggie Has Been Pushing For Binding Of Isaac To Come To Nintendo Consoles Since 2012

Nintendo of America boss is quite a fan, it seems

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will be hitting Wii U and 3DS this year, and boy has it been a long time coming. The game was teased for Nintendo systems way back in 2012, but Nintendo was initially opposed to the idea - citing the game's "questionable religious content" as the reason for blocking a...

News: The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money Than Xbox One Or PS4, Says Reggie

The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money Than Xbox One Or PS4, Says Reggie

"$299, includes two games; it's a compelling proposition for consumers"

Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime has told The Wall Street Journal that the Wii U represents better value for money than both the PS4 and Xbox One. Reggie's bullish comments come as the Wii U enters what is perhaps its most crucial Holiday season yet. Sony and...

News: I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of Duty With Sony And Microsoft, Says Reggie Fils-Aime

I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of Duty With Sony And Microsoft, Says Reggie Fils-Aime

"I’d much rather be where Nintendo is, with a differentiated platform"

Third-party support has been one of Nintendo's biggest issues since the launch of the Wii U. The console has struggled to attract external developers and publishers in the same way that Sony and Microsoft's systems have, and there are many games which could have made their way...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Defends Wii U Prospects as Shigeru Miyamoto Highlights Nintendo's Creativity

Reggie Fils-Aime Defends Wii U Prospects as Shigeru Miyamoto Highlights Nintendo's Creativity

Miyamoto-san - "the numbers have never been as bad as they are now"

We're entering a vital period for the Wii U — though that's been said plenty of times in the past — as Nintendo looks to use the early success of Mario Kart 8 to kick off a sustained revival of the system. The company threw a lot of exciting Wii U content out for the world to...

News: Don't Worry, Nintendo Hasn't Forgotten About The Virtual Console

Don't Worry, Nintendo Hasn't Forgotten About The Virtual Console

Lack of attention at E3 2014 doesn't mean the service is being ignored

While Nintendo's E3 was a successful one, many fans were concerned by the worrying lack of Virtual Console-related news. While expectations with some gamers were probably a little too high — the prior announcement of the GameCube controller adapter for the Wii U led to...

E3 2014: Amiibo Figures Will Have A Price Tag Comparable To Skylanders And Disney Infinity Toys

Amiibo Figures Will Have A Price Tag Comparable To Skylanders And Disney Infinity Toys

Reggie shares some details

Nintendo of America chief Reggie Fils-Aime has revealed that Amiibo (or "amiibo", if you want to be fussy) NFC figures will be priced around the same level as the toys seen in the Skylanders and Disney Infinity ranges. Speaking to the Seattle Times, Fils-Aime said: You can expect them to be comparable to the Disney and...

E3 2014: Nintendo Won't Bring Live Twitch Streaming to Wii U as it Lacks 'Fun'

Nintendo Won't Bring Live Twitch Streaming to Wii U as it Lacks 'Fun'

Reggie Fils-Aime also addresses the issue of the YouTube affiliate program

For those of you following our E3 2014 coverage here on Nintendo Life, or indeed on Nintendo's official channels, you've likely seen a lot of Twitch. Our Nintendo Digital Event reaction video was initially a live broadcast, and Nintendo's rolling Treehouse show through E3 has...

News: Reggie Cuts North America's Biggest Wii U Fans A Sweet Pizza Hut Deal

Reggie Cuts North America's Biggest Wii U Fans A Sweet Pizza Hut Deal

Club Nintendo members, rejoice

Pizza and gaming — they go hand-in-hand. Since the early days, Nintendo gamers have sat on their couch alongside family and friends with a box of pizza, the latest Mario Kart, and multiple greasy controllers. It's the natural order of things. Now, to further this relationship between pizza and gamers, Nintendo of...

News: Reggie Talks Up Wii U Blockbusters As Top 10 Sellers Across the Whole Generation

Reggie Talks Up Wii U Blockbusters As Top 10 Sellers Across the Whole Generation

Assures Wii U momentum, teases VGX appearance and tackles smartphones

With the competition hotting up in the most vital shopping season of the year, Nintendo of America President, Reggie Fils-Aime, used an appearance on GT.TV's latest episode to outline his reasoning for Wii U optimism, while also outlining lessons learned from a tough 2014...

Rumour: Nintendo Is Looking To Release The Wii U In Brazil This Year

Nintendo Is Looking To Release The Wii U In Brazil This Year

High import fees and piracy concerns no longer a problem?

As global as Nintendo is, there are still a number of untapped markets around the world. One of them includes Brazil. Only recently did Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime single out Brazil as an important area of growth for Nintendo’s business future — explaining that the...

News: We're Getting Digital Right On 3DS And Wii U, Insists Reggie

We're Getting Digital Right On 3DS And Wii U, Insists Reggie

"The consumer is voting with their wallets"

Plenty of people will happily tell you that Nintendo doesn't understand digital, and that the Japanese giant is late to the party and has been outpaced by rivals Microsoft and Sony, who put their respective weights behind online content much earlier and more effectively. Nintendo certainly has some things...

News: Nintendo Has "Nothing To Announce" Regarding Mother 3 Localisation

Nintendo Has "Nothing To Announce" Regarding Mother 3 Localisation

Earthbound Wii U release won't pave the way for future ports

Earthbound coming to the Wii U Virtual Console was quite an event — fans had been asking for the game since the days of the original Wii. Given the tremendous exposure surrounding the launch of the game, you might assume that Nintendo would want to explore the possibly of bringing other...