Reggie doesn’t think Project Natal is a Wii killer
Shortly after Microsoft’s Project Natal was announced, Times Magazine said in article that the technology might not only be better than the Wii, but it also “may just kill the Wii.” Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO of Nintendo of America, was asked about the magazine’s words and commented about Natal in general. You can check out what he said below.
“Obviously we don’t [think Natal is a Wii killer]. You know, if you look at the Wii business so far through April looking at NPD data, our business is up 11% in dollars year over year.
It’s not stopped right now…You know, we love competition. We think competition makes us better. And in the end, we’ve stepped up in a huge way over the last four years driving the industry…You know, I haven’t seen it…You know me well enough that I don’t tremble easily. But what I can tell you is that we’ve been in this gaming industry for over 25 years. We’ve looked at a range of technology, we think we have the best understanding of interface and feedback for the consumer that drives immersion into gaming…We’ve done facial recognition, we’ve done cameras, we have a really good sense of this techonology.”