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News Reggie Declares The Year of Luigi Will Continue Into 2014
Party like it’s 2013
In years to come, Nintendo fans will look back on The Year of Luigi and remember it as a historic year when we remembered the sometimes forgotten, overlooked, neglected, and misunderstood, Luigi. So far this year, we’ve been blessed with a sequel to the original Luigi’s Mansion on the 3DS, an excruciatingly difficult...
News 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
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 Reggie Fils-Aime To Tour North American Cities to Play Wii U and 3DS Titles With the Public
Twitter takeover included various gaming questions and, um, twerking
In case you weren't eagerly poring over Twitter recently, it may interest you that there was an account takeover by Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime, reacting to the fact that #askReggie had apparently been trending on the social network. Over the space of an...
News 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
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...
News Wii U Name Isn't To Blame For Poor Sales, Says Reggie
"The consumer understands that we have a new system"
The Wii U hasn't had the start that Nintendo would have wanted, with sluggish sales and a slow stream of software making the Wii successor's first year a pretty torrid one. Some critics have pointed out that the name could be to blame, and claim that many consumers aren't even aware that the Wii U...
News Reggie Has Seen The Xbox One And PS4 Launch Lineups, And He Says "Meh"
"I feel very good about our lineup"
As we all know, Microsoft and Sony will be launching their next-generation consoles this holiday season. That means additional competition for the already-struggling Wii U, a console which has seen some amazing games and has more in the pipeline, but doesn't enjoy the same depth of third party support as its...
News Petition Started To Make Reggie A Playable Character In Upcoming Smash Bros. Title
Nintendo of America COO says his body is ready
We've seen some odd online petitions of late, but this new one really takes the biscuit — it's to get Nintendo of America COO Reggie Fils-Aime into the forthcoming Smash Bros. title on Wii U and 3DS. The petition — which can be viewed here — seems absurd, but it is based on comments previously...
News Reggie Fils-Aime's Home In Animal Crossing: New Leaf Distributed Through SpotPass
Make sure your body is ready before entering his house
It seems it's not just the Nintendo Life team and our lovely readers who have their hands glued to their 3DS systems playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf; Reggie Fils-Aime is also absorbed with the adorable simulation game, as the tour of his own house will tell. The virtual residence of Nintendo...
News Reggie: This Holiday Season Is Going To Be Extremely Strong For Wii U
Nintendo confident its upcoming software will sell hardware
While Sony and Microsoft showed off the power of their upcoming systems at this year's E3, Nintendo announced a wealth of new first party Wii U titles with the aim to entice more people to buy into its latest home console. Currently, Wii U has a relatively low install base and this is a...
News Reggie: Publishers Should Create Great Games To Stem The Impact Of Used Game Sales
"The replayability of our content is super strong"
One of the biggest talking points at E3 this year has been used games and how publishers and developers are trying to stop them from putting a dent in their profits. Of course, when buying a used game all of the proceeds are given to the retailer. Several strategies have been conjured up over the...
News Reggie: Nintendo Aiming To Increase Wii U Third Party Support By Boosting The Install Base
Nintendo isn't ruling out future E3 press conferences
Nintendo's E3 Nintendo Direct presentation was filled with great first party titles, however, there wasn't very much in the way of third party content. In an interview with Game Trailers, Reggie Fils-Aime said Nintendo aims to generate more third party support by increasing the Wii U user base...
Video Reggie Fils-Aime Posts E3 Welcome Message For Fans
Details on the event and more
To add more excitement for the eventful days ahead, Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime has posted a welcome video for E3 on Nintendo's official YouTube channel. The video details when the Nintendo Direct broadcast will take place — 11th June at 3pm UK time / 4pm European Central time / 10am...
News Reggie: Pace Of Wii U Software Launches Is "Slower Than Hoped"
Nintendo of America boss says E3 will bring new software
Let's face facts — the Wii U's software line-up so far hasn't been as robust as many would have hoped. While the console has hosted some amazing titles since its launch last year, the release schedule has dried up in recent months — thanks to delays and cancellations, as well as
News Reggie: Sony and Microsoft Need To React To What Nintendo Is Doing With Wii U
"Faster processors and pretty pictures won't be enough"
The Wii U has its fair share of plaudits but its fair to say it also has an equal share of doubters as well. Since the new console has launched many developers have taken a swipe at it claiming its lack of power will make it outdated and irrelevant once Sony and Microsoft throw their new...
News Reggie Discusses Embracing The Digital Age Ahead of Wii U Launch
Delighted with developer input for the GamePad
Reggie is out in force leading up to Nintendo's next generation console release on 18th November (like you'd forgotten). Reggie appeared on the Jimmy Fallon show last night in the US to do some high-profile promotion work, and took a midnight stroll to the Nintendo World Store to meet and greet fans...
News Reggie Surprises Nintendo World Store Campers 24 Hours Before Wii U Launch
His body is ready!
Following Reggie's slot on the Jimmy Fallon show, the man himself took a stroll down to Nintendo World Store in NYC, where he stumbled upon 50 campers outside gearing up for Wii U's midnight launch. Reggie had some fun with the fans in the queue, where he was taking note of what fans wanted to see on the system (Smash Bros. and...
News Nintendo World NYC Gearing Up For Wii U Midnight Launch
Is your body ready?
Nintendo will be holding a midnight launch at New York's Nintendo World Store to mark the release of Wii U; from 6pm on Saturday 17th November you can head down to the store and join in the hype. You can take a wild guess who will be there — none other than the man himself, Reggie Fils-Aime — to welcome fans and continue the...
News Reggie: Time Spent on Rival Devices is a Missed Opportunity For Nintendo
Company looks to offer a broader degree of entertainment
Nintendo is entering a unique phase in its existance, a period where its rivals not only include Microsoft and Sony, but also Apple and Google. Despite Nintendo's best efforts to deny the threat, mobile and social gaming is most definitely on the rise, and many predict that the traditional...
News Reggie Promises Steady Stream Of Wii U Consoles
Supply chain is "solid", lessons learned from past launches
Hardware launches are traditionally accompanied by annoying shortages as early demand outstrips supply, but Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has taken steps to calm nervous customers who may be worried that they're in for a long wait if they haven't already preordered the Wii...
News Nintendo: There's No Such Thing As Too Much Mario
Company will never risk killing "the golden goose that lays the golden egg"
How much is too much? That's not a question Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime thinks we should worry about, at least not in relation to the company's iconic mascot Mario. In an interview with GI.biz, Reggie was asked if the constant flood of Mario games could...
News Reggie: $299 Is Strong Value, And Is Going To Be For a Long Time
Nintendo of America's president talks Wii U pricing and the impact of the 3DS cut
Unless you're living under a rock, you'll know that yesterday Nintendo confirmed the global pricing for its new Wii U console. In North America, the Basic set will retail for $299.99 and the Deluxe for $349.99. Speaking to GI.biz, Reggie Fils-Aime outlined his...
News Reggie: Friend Codes Return on Wii U, But They're Better
Pack away the bunting
It seems like just last week we were celebrating that Wii U won't have Friend Codes, but it seems our fireworks and streamers were a bit premature. Nintendo of America president and honorary purple Pikmin Reggie Fils-Aime has told Kotaku Wii U will have friend codes, but they'll be different. By the sounds of things, you'll be...
E3 2012 Reggie Confirms Fire Emblem Awakening for America
Everybody gets a turn
Although there was no mention of it during last night's 3DS software showcase, Fire Emblem: Awakening is coming to North America. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed to IGN the turns-based strategy RPG will make it across the Atlantic, but at the moment we don't know any more. Nintendo Europe recently...
News Reggie: Wii U Launch Window is Four Months Long
Talks up first-party
How long is a piece of string? And how long is a console launch window? Nintendo says it'll publish several games in the Wii U launch window, but how big a span of time is that? Leave it to Reggie Fils-Aime to explain. Fils-Aime told IGN Nintendo sees the launch window as spanning a fairly lengthy period: It's launch plus the...
News Reggie: Wii U Information Could Hit Before E3
Keep 'em peeled
Wii U will boast a full range of entertainment says Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, but must we really wait until Nintendo's E3 press conference on 5th June at 9am Pacific time to hear more? Perhaps not. Fils-Aime told Spike TV that there'll be new details spread over the course of 2012: We will be sharing...
News Reggie: Wii U to Boast a "Full Range of Entertainment"
The big man speaks
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime's CES "interview" with Spike TV didn't give anything major away — games and dates remain a mystery — but he did speak in very broad terms about Nintendo's vision for its upcoming console. Talking about the plan to continue broadening the Wii install base, Fils-Aime...
News Nintendo Doesn't Want a 3DS Price Situation on Wii U
The 3DS price drop has had an extremely positive effect on the system's sales, but it left some early birds wary of buying a Nintendo console at launch in case the same thing happens again. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime knows this, touching on it briefly in an interview with Fox Business. The Wii was priced for profit at...
News Digital Makes Up 14% of Key Nintendo Franchise Sales
The figures are in
Nintendo does not release sale statistics for its digital content, leaving us with no real idea of how the company's download sales are doing. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime did give away one intriguing nugget of information in a recent interview with Time, however: The packaged content gets all the buzz and the...
News Reggie: Virtual Console on Wii Isn't Dead
It's only sleeping
It's been over three months since the Wii received a new Virtual Console game in North America, and close to a staggering six months since Europe got a new old game to play with, but Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime wants to assure you the service isn't dead. Speaking to Time about upcoming games, Fils-Aime...
News Nintendo: We Won't Charge Extra to Unlock In-Game Content
"We'll do DLC right"
Downloadable content is a double-edged sword: when used right, it enhances and expands your game experience, but when done wrong you wind up paying more to unlock something that's on the disc or cartridge you bought in the first place. The recent announcement that Nintendo will provide DLC on 3DS next year led some to worry it'd...
News Reggie: "Mobile Games Would Go Against Our Beliefs"
Won't be doing that, then
While the wider games industry continues to argue that Nintendo should move into the smartphone game space, Nintendo's top brass are sticking by their guns and saying "no, thank you." The latest to speak up is Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, who talked to Games.com about the company's stance. Asked...
News Reggie Pimps Nintendo's Ride at LA Auto Show
Unlikely but true
Here's a partnership we didn't see coming. At the LA Auto Show on 17th November, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime will stand on stage with West Coast Customs CEO Ryan Friedlinghaus to announce an exclusive collaboration between the two companies. If it's not Mario Kart 7-related, we'll eat our red hats. From 18th to...
News Flame Red 3DS Leads Charge in New Video
Reggie appears too
The FlameRed 3DS is under a month away, and Nintendo is keen to use tomorrow's price cut and the new colour to inject some life into the handheld's sales. In case you were in any doubt about this, here's a video showing the console's new, redder shade; in fact, Reggie Fils-Aime has a new, redder shade of his own, looking even more...
News NOA Will Be Watching European Xenoblade Chronicles Sales Closely
Nintendo doesn't want to miss out, does it?
Although Nintendo has no plans to localise sought-after games like the ones at the heart of Operation Rainfall's genesis, that's not to say the situation will necessarily stay the same. For months, fans have been vocal about their desire for Japanese RPGs The Last Story, Xenoblade Chronicles a
News Fils-Aime: "Wii U Welcomes Publishers' Online Networks"
"Be water, my friend."
When Nintendo's CEO and president is vocally unhappy about something, you know it's going to filter down and action will be taken to try to rectify the problem. Speaking at the investor's meeting as part of E3 2010, Satoru Iwata professed Nintendo's dissatisfaction with its own online efforts. That was over a year ago, and...
News Reggie Discusses Wii U Branding, "Not a Difficult Sell"
Will be different to Wii
Nintendo's decision to include the well-known Wii name in its successor, the Wii U, looks on the surface like it'd make marketing the console easier, but Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime says the company will take a different approach to its dual-screen home console. Speaking to Forbes, Fils-Aime clarified the...
News Fils-Aime: "3DS Didn't Launch Prematurely"
Lower than expected sales because of...?
Four million 3DS consoles were shipped prior to its launch and like any other company, Nintendo was hoping every unit would be sold by the end of the fiscal year. Missing that target by about 400,000 units, Nintendo conceded that 3DS sales had been lower than expected. Although the 3DS broke multi
News Reggie Demos Kid Icarus AR, Skyward Sword and More on TV
With his old mate Jimmy Fallon
Reggie Fils-Aime and Jimmy Fallon are best mates; last year Reggie appeared on Late Night to show the host the 3DS, and this year he's taken to the airwaves again to demonstrate some more upcoming titles. Kid Icarus: Uprising's augmented reality card battle mode is the first game shown, followed by a little bit of...
News Wii U and Its Controller Near Their Final Form Factor
Reggie Fils-Aime talks design and tablet trend
Although the aesthetic design of the Wii U controller may look similar to tablet devices, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime points out that the company is not trying to tap into the tablet market. During a VentureBeat interview, Fils-Aime spoke about Wii U's development and how it took...
News Fils-Aime: Next Home Console Unlikely to be 3D
Are you bothered?
Nintendo's taken handheld gaming by the ankles and slung it into the 3D pool, so it's long been a question whether the successor to the Wii will also be capable of pumping out 3D visuals too. According to the president of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aime, it doesn't look likely. Speaking to CNN, 3DS producer Hideki Konno spoke...
News Reggie: We're Not Interested in "Garage Developers"
Only wants proper indies, thanks
Whether or not Nintendo has nothing to fear from mobile games, or whether Nintendo President Satoru Iwata's comments about low value games were accurate, the debate about Nintendo's relationship with small game developers is ripe for analysis. What's the company's official stance the matter, though? Nintendo of...
News An Old School Look at The Reginator
Our favourite Nintendo president in his prime
Have you ever sat there watching Nintendo's E3 press conference and wondered what The Reginator looked like in his younger days? If so, have we got a picture for you. While we have no idea at exactly what age this photo of Reggie was snapped, we can definitely tell that people were still frequenting...
News Reggie Defends High Download, Retail Price Point
Calls cheap, "disposable" iOS titles "one of the biggest risks today in our industry"
A common thread among discussions of downloadable DSiWare as it compares to competing platforms, particularly iOS devices, is its relatively high price tag. While games available in the App Store often retail at $1 or $2, the majority of those in the DSi Store come...
News Reggie: Steel Diver Makes Up for Lack of Zelda at Launch
Submarine game is "awfully compelling", says honcho
While we don't yet have a rock-solid launch line-up for 3DS in either North America or Europe, we do know that Nintendo's two top guys, Mario and Link, won't be making their appearances on the console before E3 in June. Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime says the titles will be released...
News If You Want Virtual Boy Games on 3DS, Speak Up
You never know, it might work
With the news that 3DS will offer downloads of GameBoy and GameBoy Color titles came the inevitable question: "would Nintendo also offer Virtual Boy games to download?" First, you have to convince Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America's president. Speaking to Kotaku, Fils-Aime said As a consumer, I have...
News Reggie Wonders Where Metroid: Other M Sales Went Wrong
Why did Samus underperform?
Metroid: Other M divided gamers: many loved its combination of action, exploration and conversation, whilst others hated the new portrayal of traditionally less vocal heroine Samus Aran, amongst other things. All this equated to disappointing sales for Nintendo, the title sitting at around the half-million mark in the US...
News Miyamoto and Reggie Honour Mario's 25th with Amazing Cake
So emotional even the cake was in tiers
Nintendo's flagship New York store recently re-opened with a brand new Mario-themed design in honour of Super Mario Bros.'s 25th anniversary, and to celebrate it hosted a huge party with two very special guests. Reggie Fils-Aime and Shigeru Miyamoto made appearances at the event to meet fans, cut the cake and...
News Reggie's 3DS Date Confirmation May Have Been a Mistake
Contrasting comments cause confusion
You may remember this video from the weekend: the President of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime, appeared on a popular late night talk show to play some Donkey Kong Country Returns and decided to show off a little of the 3DS as well? And when asked by the incisive interviewer "when will the console be coming...