Exclusive: Nintendo’s Laurent Fischer “regrets” geeks and otaku remark

Friday, 13 June 2008 16:07 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Nintendo Europe’s senior marketing director, Laurent Fischer, has issued a statement to videogaming247 saying he regrets saying that only “geeks and otaku” care about the issue of Wii storage, and never meant to cause offence.

“I have huge respect for those who, like me, share a common passion for Nintendo and want to make it clear that I would never use and I didn’t use this terminology in such a context or way to cause offence,” he said.

“I regret that this misunderstanding has created such offence and disappointment within the community.”

Fischer caused uproar last weekend after making the comment, and even raised the ire of David Jaffe overnight. You don’t want to raise the ire of David Jaffe.

And that’s the end of that.