At the end of the day, Nintendo doesn’t really care what their fans think. This is the message many are getting after the President for Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime, basically said just that in a recent interview. In a market now dominated by Sony and Microsoft, one would think that Nintendo would do everything they could do to keep their loyal fans and customers happy. After all, people aren’t lining up in droves to buy the Wii or it’s big brother, the Wii U. In fact, Nintendo has had quite the hard time even getting the Wii U to break through in the gaming market.
It Might Just Be Time To Listen…
When asked about fan’s thoughts, wishes, and desires, Fils-Aime had this to say: “I have to tell you — it doesn’t affect what we do…We certainly look at it, and we’re certainly aware of it, but it doesn’t necessarily affect what we do.” Well, it might just be time for Nintendo to open their ears before they get blown out of the gaming waters by much more popular consoles.
To be fair to Nintendo, Fils-Aime elaborated that he gets paid to move the business into the future, no matter what anyone thinks or feels. If a company constantly responds to fickle desires, they will continually adapt to what their fans want instead of what the company wants. Fan desires are constantly changing and adapting, so maybe this is a smart move for Nintendo in the long run. Who knows – maybe they have a Trojan Horse in their gaming plans that will completely exceed all hopes and expectations.
Do you think this is a wise move by Nintendo, or should they actively listen to the concerns and wishes of their fan base? How much should fan desire affect what Nintendo (or any company for that matter) does? Let us hear what you think!
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