Sat, Jun 14, 2008 | 10:39 BST
Exclusive: Nintendo’s Laurent Fischer “regrets” geeks and otaku remark
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.”
And that’s the end of that.