Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Nintendo Apologizes for Insults

Nintendo's Laurent Fischer, marketing director for Nintendo Europe, has apologized for says that only "geeks and otaku" would want a hard drive for their Wii. Fischer says the remarks were not meant to be offensive. Who uses the word otaku anyway?

I also don't see why the console companies get so mad when gamers want bigger storage space. Yes, the Nintendo Wii could use a real hard drive instead of just 512 MB memory or memory cards. And remember when Microsoft would get so mad when people were asking for a hard drive bigger than 20 GB?

4 comments:

E-goD said...

I think the really annoying thing is there are USB ports on the Wii that everyone assumed would be compatible with hard drives when the system was first shown.

E-goD said...

Oh yeah, and that you can save games to an SD card, but you can't run them off the card. I understand they're worried about people just downloading games and then copying the files to another card for their friends, but there has to be a way around that, isn't there?

Jester013 said...

Yeah, I was reading an article today that was discussing what the USB ports could be used for if not harddrives. But most of their ideas seemed ridiculous.

aplusj said...

I've never seen an industry get so upset with it's customers when the customers are basically saying "look if you make this we will buy it". I remember the whole Xbox harddrive thing and how some of the designers were just total dicks to the 1up guys for asking.