Reggie says Nintendo Labo isn’t intended to be an answer to VR
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If you only watched the first couple of seconds of this week’s Nintendo Labo trailer, you might get the impression that Nintendo is trying to do something with VR. It could remind you of something like Google Cardboard. But as the trailer progresses, you’ll quickly realize that Nintendo is going for something that’s rather different.
Nintendo Labo also isn’t intended to be an answer to VR. That’s according to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, who spoke with Toronto Sun about the new initiative.
Reggie leaves the door open to more gameplay possibilities and third-party support with Nintendo Labo
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TIME was recently able to speak with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime about Nintendo Labo. The first topic discussed is the potential to expand on the idea and the use of the Toy-Cons, of which Reggie had this to share:
“Can [the Toy-Cons] be incorporated into other forms of gameplay? Certainly. But right now we think if we effectively communicate the power of the idea with Nintendo Labo [and] really enable players to make their creations, personalize them, and enjoy the [inherent] gameplay experiences . . . We think that’s going to be a great way to start and then progress down the path.”
Reggie says Switch sales are “unprecedented” for Nintendo
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Nintendo announced this week that Switch sales have surpassed 10 million units worldwide in its first nine months. For a new system that launched early in the year rather than during the holidays, that’s pretty darn good.
CNET spoke with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime after hearing about Switch’s big sales. He called Switch’s sales “unprecedented” before adding that its pace “is one of the fastest in our own history and in gaming history.”
Reggie on Switch’s success, supply, and advice for finding a system; talks 3DS’ continued sales
Forbes recently caught up with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime. Reggie had plenty to say about Switch, including its success, supply, and how consumers can go about finding the system. He also had a few words to share about the continued sales of 3DS.
You can read what Reggie had to say below. Some additional comments are on Forbes here.
Reggie: Zelda, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Odyssey bought by over 50% of Switch owners; Splatoon 2 one in four Switch owners
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Nintendo of America president has shared more about the Switch’s success in an interview with Variety.
First, Reggie revealed that three games have been bought by more than 50% of Switch owners. Those games are Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Super Mario Odyssey. Splatoon 2, meanwhile, has been purchased by one in four Switch owners.
Reggie on the importance of The Game Awards
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At almost every edition of The Game Awards, Nintendo has been involved in a big way. Aside from 2015, the company has always brought at least one new thing to the show.
Reggie briefly talked with L.A. Times about the importance of The Game Awards. Speaking with the publication, Reggie noted how it’s important “to step back and recognize the incredible artistic achievements that bring joy to millions of people worldwide”, and the event “is our way of recognizing the fun and beauty of video games, along with the talented people who create them.”
Video: Reggie and Doug Bowser play “The Nintendo Guessing Game”
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Nintendo published a new video today featuring Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime and Doug Bowser, senior VP of sales and marketing. The two participated in “The Nintendo Guessing Game” to how well they know each other. View the full video below.
Reggie: Nintendo working on SNES Classic Edition supply, no plans to discount Switch
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The Super NES Classic Edition has been in much better supply compared to its predecessor, the original NES Classic Edition. However, that doesn’t mean units are readily available. Many consumers are still having trouble finding the hardware in stores.
Thankfully, as we know, Nintendo is handling the situation with the SNES Classic Edition fairly well. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told The Washington Post that the company is working to have a regular supply for the rest of the year. This also applies to Switch as well.
Reggie says Nintendo is aware of concerns about backing up saves on Switch
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Currently there is no easy way of backing up save data on Switch. If your system experiences a major issue for whatever reason, your saves may very well be in jeopardy. That naturally raises concerns for Switch owners. When you’ve poured hundreds of hours into games like Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, you don’t want to lose all of that progress.
Mashable brought up the issue in an interview with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime. Reggie acknowledged that Nintendo is aware of these concerns, though there’s nothing to announce about backing up save data at present.
Reggie noted the following:
Reggie asked about Switch’s Golf Easter egg / Satoru Iwata tribute, remains mostly quiet
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Switch owners discovered a fantastic Easter egg several weeks ago. On July 11, Golf can be accessed on the system by motioning the Joy-Con in a certain way. Basically, you need to perform the “direct” motion late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata used to show in Nintendo Direct presentations.
Kotaku recently asked Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime about the Easter egg. Oddly though, he was fairly quiet about it and wouldn’t really comment on the tribute specifically.
Here’s what Reggie said: