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Sun, Sep 07, 2008 | 08:05 BST
Exciting. According to an interview in Spanish Ninty mag Club Nintendo, the Wii may not be getting a hard drive. Or maybe it will! Said Reggie Fils-Aime:
“We are working on a storage solution and it is especially important in America because our consumers are using Wii Points for the Virtual Console and WiiWare.
“I want the people to have the right expectations; we have never said that it will be a hard drive nor have we mentioned how we will fix this issue, but we are going to deliver a better way to store the games.”
On the more concrete side of things, Shigeru Miyamoto noted that the Wii has been inundated with peripherals, so there aren’t “too many more” in the pipeline.
But if there are already “enough” peripherals, then isn’t another already “too many”?
Never mind. Check the link for Reggie’s reaction to Microsoft’s Avatars, along with a few other Nintendo-related tidbits.
Thanks, Nintendo Everything.
Thu, Jul 24, 2008 | 19:26 BST
You may remember this ill-advised comment from Nintendo of Europe marketing boss Laurent Fischer, saying that only “geeks and otaku” care about Wii storage. Well, among everyone else ever, Reggie Fils-Aime strongly disagrees with his statement.
“We have a consumer base who loves virtual console,” Nintendo of America’s commander-in-chief told MTV Multiplayer. “We have a userbase who really is enjoying WiiWare content. So for us really our challenge really is how do we satisfy all these consumers who are loving all of the product we make available on a download basis?
“As we continue to have things, as you point out, like Mario Kart that has its own channel when you’re playing from an Internet perspective, we’re just making this challenge tougher and tougher. So in our view this is becoming much more of a mainstream problem, which is why we have a sense of urgency to solve it.”
All well and good, but when are we actually going to get some details?
Tue, Jun 17, 2008 | 19:42 BST
According to this GI story, Nintendo of Europe marketing boss Laurent Fischer has confirmed that a Wii storage solution is on the way – but it’s not going to be a hard drive.
“We definitely detect that they [gamers] are serious and we know there is an issue in this, so it’s something that we’re working on,” he said.
“Definitely there’s no plan to issue hardware, an external hard drive, but we know that we have an issue in that area,” he added. “It’s very obvious and we’re perfectly aware of it, but there’s nothing we can say beyond this.”
More through the link.