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Jun 11, 2008

Nintendo Insults Faithful Fans at WiiWare Launch Event

Being a long time fan of Nintendo, I was really upset to hear news of the horrible comments spoken today about the supporters of the Wii Virtual Console, especially when I found out it came directly from the mouth of one of Nintendo's own employees.

Reporting from a WiiWare launch event in the U.K., Edge magazine quotes Nintendo of Europe marketing director Laurent Fischer as saying that only "geeks and otaku" want the company to introduce some kind of upgrade to the Wii's 512 MB of game storage.

This statement is not only insulting to the legions of Nintendo fans who have spent their hard earned dollars on Virtual Console games and WiiWare games, but also to the developers who have worked hard to create games for WiiWare download. It only takes a few games and save files to fill up the Nintendo Wii's small storage space, and no one likes the idea of having to delete and redownload titles just to get new ones down the road.

I really hope that Nintendo figures out a better system of storage for the downloadable content for the system and someone at Nintendo fires Mr. Fischer for his insulting and damaging remarks towards Nintendo long time fans. Fans, who I may add kept Nintendo afloat long before the casual gaming market appeared with the launch of the Nintendo Wii and DS.

We stuck with you though the Nintendo 64 and the Gamecube. Doesn't that mean something?


Emma said...

What an arsehole. Why work with a gaming company if that's what you think of the customers.

MC said...

Yeah, that dude's an idiot... and someone who doesn't seem to understand marketing. More space = more paid downloads.