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

Friday, 13th 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.



  1. Blerk

    So he should. The smelly git.

    #1 7 years ago
  2. patlike

    I reckon he just said it in jest.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    There was no misunderstanding. You hate us.

    Now go back to swimming in your money pit.

    #3 7 years ago
  4. wz

    “The PR department made me do it.”

    #4 7 years ago
  5. kasai

    Nintendo are joke now anyway I can’t take anything they release serious now a days

    #5 7 years ago

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