Nintendo Of America President Discusses Switch Online Voice Chat And More

Posted June 17, 2017

Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, is at E3 in Los Angeles this week to promote Nintendo's latest resurgence and hype people up on the coming year of Switch and 3DS games. He predicts that this Mario game will widen Switch out to Nintendo's true target: anyone from age nine to 95. In other words, Nintendo wasn't going to roll out a lesser version of the product if it didn't have to. We have a hunch that Nintendo will implement cloud saves sometime in the future, especially with how popular and well-received the Switch has been. In addition to upgrading the game's graphics, players will gain access to new abilities for Samus, including shooting at any direction and powerful Aeion skills.

So the Nintendo 3DS is here to stay for quite some time, though it'll exist side by side with the Switch, with Fils-Aime has stated that it's meant to "deliver that great home console performance" that you "just happen to be able to undock [and] take with you".

One of the biggest reasons that the Wii U failed was due to the massive droughts the console experienced when it came to games.

What we are doing, as quickly as we can, is scaling up the production to make more available into the marketplace, to get to the point where every consumer who wants a Nintendo Switch can find a Nintendo Switch. It'll probably be light on actual news, but if you just want to see new Nintendo games, this is the way to do it. The latest iteration of the 2DS is arguably the ideal time for Nintendo to give the system one last hurrah before starting a fresh slate with the Switch. The DS is much less of a commitment than the Switch and has an extremely unique game lineup compared to Nintendo's newest system. The Wii U console was entering the last days of its ill-fated lifespan, there were precious few details on its successor and outside of the heavily anticipated next "Legend of Zelda" game, there wasn't too much that moved the needle. And that's what we're working hard to do. We think that consumer is looking for essentially exclusively portable type of games and experiences. They will all require a mobile phone, but apparently not all of them will need to be physically tethered with a cord.

"If we do our jobs with great games as well as making sure there's enough hardware out in the marketplace, then the stock price will take care of itself".