Posted by: Tha Square | July 25, 2008

Nintendo: Storage Issue Now Important

Seems like Nintendo has dusted off their Wind Waker as the air their blowin’ certainly has changed! Reggie Fils-Aime has finally stepped up and told the public that the Wii’s storage issue is finally of importance. Pointing out that fans of both the old and new content are beginning to see a problem, Reggie thinks solving the problem should happen quickly.

“From an Americas-centric perspective”, Fils-Aime diplomatically stated, “here is the reality we see. We have a consumer base who loves virtual console. We have a userbase who really is enjoying WiiWare content. So for us really our challenge really is how do we satisfy all these consumers who are loving all of the product we make available on a download basis?”

…As we continue to have things […] like Mario Kart that has its own channel when you’re playing from an Internet perspective, we’re just making this challenge tougher and tougher. So in our view this is becoming much more of a mainstream problem, which is why we have a sense of urgency to solve it.”

If you don’t recall, a Nintendo employee said during an interview that “only geeks and otaku” are concerned with storage. The man behind the infamous folly, Laurent Fischer, is probably chewing on his toes right about now. I think it’s quite odd Nintendo didn’t annouce that they were going to address the storage “crisis” at E3. It probably would have silenced the core gamers’ upheaval considerably. Nevertheless, it’s good to hear they’re working on it and hopefully they’ll just allow easier access to the SD card rather than make us pay for a whole new peripheral.



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