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Nintendo addressing Wii storage problems with "sense of urgency"

Fils-Aime admits storage issues affecting mainstream audience

Nintendo has said that it is urgently seeking a solution to the limited storage space on the Wii.

The company has been criticised for not addressing the lack of space for downloadable content such as WiiWare titles, Virtual Console purchases and individual game channels.

"We have said publicly that we're looking hard at the storage situation, that we’re working on a range of solutions. We have nothing to announce now. But certainly it's an issue we are aware of and we’re working to find a solution and we will," said Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, to MTV.

"From an Americas-centric perspective, 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?”

"In our view this is becoming much more of a mainstream problem, which is why we have a sense of urgency to solve it," he said.

The company had offended dedicated Nintendo gamers last month when European marketing director Laurent Fischer joked that only "geeks and otaku" needed extra storage for the home console.

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