Reggie Fils-Aime

Bill Trinen: 3DS Will Really Take Off In 2013

As Director of Marketing for Nintendo, Bill Trinen’s job is to…well…market a product.  So, it is no surprise that he is setting us up to believe that 2013 will be a great year for the 3DS.  However, is it really doing that bad to begin with? “We have noticed that in the US in particular, people tend to, at least when it comes to handheld gaming, they tend to shift generations a l...

Nintendo TVii to FINALLY launch in North America on Dec. 20

After an unexpected delay just days before the Wii U’s launch, Nintendo TVii will finally arrive on Nintendo’s newest console in North America on December 20. Nintendo TVii is a free, integrated service that will allow Wii U users to stream movies, TV shows, and live television all onto one seamless package. The service will be free of charge, but Netflix (which is available as a stand...

Reggie: Nintendo is and always will be an entertainment company

Reggie Fils-Aime spoke to the Seattle Times recently and stated that he does not view Nintendo as a “gaming” company, but rather as an entertaining company. “We’ve always been an entertainment company,” he said. Maybe that is why the Nintendo experience always feels so different from that of the competitors. Their focus on the experience to provide us with, not only a great game, but a...

Reggie Fils-Aime Talks Wii U

Most of Infendo’s followers are uber excited about the launch of the Wii U, regardless of what might still be unknown about the system.  Although, some are a little skeptical about what is under the hood and in the cloud.  There are a lot of gamers that are devout to other consoles that seem to think the Wii U is more of a gimmick than a legitimate system, I find that a bit childish, but it ...

Pre-Wii U launch event message from Reggie

Nothing beyond the obvious is provided in this latest preview video from Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime, but it doesn’t ease our patience. Nintendo will be live-streaming tomorrow’s Wii U launch event on their Facebook page, but it is not yet active at the time of this post. The event will start 10:00 AM EST. So, who else is ready to wake up early for tomorrow’s b...

Report: Nintendo to unveil Wii U release date and pricing on September 13 in NYC

The moment we’ve all been waiting for ever since the conclusion of E3 2012 could be upon us, as Nintendo of America is planning to unveil the Wii U’s release date and pricing at a special event in New York City on September 13. According to a media invite to Kotaku and other outlets, the event will be hosted by NoA president Reggie Fils-Aime and promises to shed more light on the Wii U...

What does the hiring of Duncan Orrell-Jones mean for Nintendo?

Just to be frank, it’s no secret that Nintendo has been in last place when it comes to online this last generation. Not only has Nintendo stubbornly stuck with what many would consider an antiquated online system with their friend code system, but they seem keen to continue to do so with Wii U. While many parents may consider this a good thing, the Internet can be a terrible place after all,...

Why Reggie and Nintendo believe the hardcore audience is difficult to please

We all know that Nintendo is making it a priority to win back the core gamer audience with the Wii U, but, after a slightly lackluster E3, that agenda is a little cloudy as the console’s launch approaches. While speaking with Kotaku, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime spoke out on why it’s becoming increasingly difficult to appease to a hardcore audience. “One of the ...

Wii U to feature achievements

In an interview with Stephen Totilo of Kotaku, Reggie Fils-Aime discussed several burning questions regarding the Wii U and the Wii U GamePad. Some of theses questions included what the battery life of the controller is, how developers will utilize “Off-TV” play on the Wii U GamePad screen, and why multi-touch would have skyrocketed the price of said controller. However, one question t...

Reggie gets his ride pimped at L.A. Auto Show

Nintendo Press Release – 11/10/2011 Nintendo will be making an unlikely pit stop at the 2011 LA Auto Show, marking the video game company’s first-ever appearance at an automotive trade show. Members of the media are invited to an exclusive presentation by Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime and special guest Ryan Friedlinghaus, founder and CEO of West Coast Customs, to unveil an...

Nintendo on Project Rainfall: We will be watching very closely what happens in Europe

While not everyone may be fans of traditional RPGs, there are many a gamer up in arms at the fact that they will not be able to play the games they wish to play. This is nothing new to gamers; in fact, I can remember at time when MOST of the game I wanted to play were only available to the Japanese speaking gamers among us. Shin Megami Tensei, Contra Spirits, Fire Emblem, Akumajo Dracula XX…...

Reggie on Wii U: Online experience will be robust, takes jab at Sony and Microsoft

While there have been no concrete details on the online infrastructure of Wii U, Nintendo has flat out stated they need to do better. While the launch of the eshop for 3DS was a nice start, if Nintendo is serious about offering a service comperable to Microsoft’s Xbox Live or Sony’s Playstation Network, they have a long way to go.