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Nintendo of America president unimpressed with Xbox One, PS4 launch line-ups

Reggie Fils-Aime: I'm allowed to say 'Meh'"

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has said he's unimpressed with the Xbox One and PS4 launch line-ups.

Speaking to IGN about the company's decision to introduce a Wii U price cut in the US, the executive said the console's upcoming software line-up will also be a big incentive for consumers to pick up the system in the coming months.


"It's all about the games," Fils-Aime said. "The competitive systems have announced their launch lineups. I'm allowed to say 'Meh.' I look at our lineup of titles and I feel good about our lineup. We've got Zelda. We've got Mario. We've got Donkey Kong.

"In addition to great titles like Pikmin 3 and Wonderful 101, I feel very good about our lineup, and I feel very good about the value proposition we're putting out there for the consumer."

Wii U sales totalled just 160,000 units worldwide in the three months between April and June, and Nintendo has blamed the console's underperformance on "the release of few key first-party titles ... to strongly drive the hardware sales".

Earlier this week, Nintendo released a Wii U trailer focusing on exclusive games set for release this year and next.