Nintendo “embarrassed” by Wii copycats

embarrassed monkeyImitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime said he wouldn’t dare rip off the competition like Sony and Microsoft are doing with Wii.

“I think we would have been embarrassed to do what our competitors are currently doing,” he told Kotaku, when asked what his company’s next console might include. “So, all I can tell you is that we will innovate. We will provide something new. Something that the consumer and the industry will look at and say ‘Wow, I didn’t see that coming.'”

Oh, Reggie. It’s not like your competition is completely devoid of new input ideas. Okay, maybe they are. In any case, “Wow, I didn’t see that coming,” isn’t always the ideal reaction (ahem, Virtual Boy).