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Fils-Aime gives "meh" to PS4, Xbox One launch lineups

Nintendo of America president unimpressed with the competition, says Wii U offers superior games, value

Analysts have been saying the upcoming holidays will be crucial in determining the long-term success of the Wii U. Despite the attention being commanded by Sony and Microsoft for their new systems, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told IGN he's been unimpressed with the competition.

"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."

The executive also downplayed the impact of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One's new feature sets like PS4-Vita cross-play or cloud computing.

"We've got cloud technology that we're delivering with Wii U," Fils-Aime said. "Nintendo TVii is all cloud-based technology. But the difference is, we don't talk about the tech. We talk about the experience. We make sure that the consumer has fun with the game experiences that we provide. And so I think as you compare and contrast Nintendo with other players in the space, for us it's about games, about the fun, about the entertainment value, and not about the tech."

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