Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, in an interview with IGN, discussed the Wii U and how it stacks up to the competition. Fils-Aime did not speak highly of the PS4 and Xbox One's launch lineups, and his response included what has become the universal onomatopoeia of indifference, "Meh".
"You think so too, right?"
"It’s all about the games. The competitive systems have announced their launch lineups. I’m allowed to say ‘Meh,’” said Fils-Aime. “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.”
In response to a question about the competition's focus on adding new technology and services, Fils-Aime intimated that consumers will be most interested in the games and the Wii U experience. “We’ve got cloud technology that we’re delivering with Wii U. 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.”
The Wii U will see a price cut to $299 starting September 20th, and will see the release of several new games, such as The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD (September 20th digital, October 4th physical), and Super Mario 3D World (November 22nd).