Miis better than friends lists and gamertags?

The RegginatorThat’s what Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime says.

In a recent interview with MSNBC he claims that the mass market is much more interested in Mii creation than the features offered by Xbox Live or those planned for Sony’s Home. The Regginator’s exact words when asked to compare Nintendo’s online services to those of the competition (such as friends’ lists and gamertags) were as follows:

"Our view is that the online experience needs to be something that adds value to the consumer experience and enables them to have a more in-depth experience – especially with the Wii remote. When you talk about gamertags, that really is a hardcore desire versus activity like creating Miis and other functionality that in our view, is much more what the mass market wants in their video-game console."

Well, Reggie, I like you, but that seems like a fantasy statement (unless the Wii truly does only sell to soccer moms and kindergarteners). If there’s anything to prefer about Nintendo’s online services, it’d have to be the price tag. Other than that, there isn’t even a comparison to be made – Xbox Live does online, Nintendon’t.


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Author: Eddie Inzauto View all posts by
Eddie has been writing about games on the interwebz for over ten years. You can find him Editor-in-Chiefing around these parts, or talking nonsense on Twitter @eddieinzauto.

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