Nintendo of America’s President, Reggie Fils-Aime, has weighed in on the current used games debate which Microsoft and Sony have found themselves embroiled in. During an interview with Polygon at E3 2013, Fils-Aime explained that he believes that if companies are worried about used games hurting their profits, they should just make better games.
Fils-Aime confirmed in the interview that Nintendo titles are traded in significantly less than games of other companies, he continued on saying;
“Why is that? Because the replayability of our content is super strong. The consumer wants to keep playing Mario Kart. The consumer wants to keep playing New Super Mario Bros. They want to keep playing Pikmin. So we see that the trade-in frequency on Nintendo content is much less than the industry average—much, much less. So for us, we have been able to step back and say that we are not taking any technological means to impact trade-in and we are confident that if we build great content, then the consumer will not want to trade in our games.”
There is undoubtedly a great deal of truth behind the words of Reggie Fils-Aime and it serves as a reminder that quality matters. What do you think of Reggie’s comments? Do you agree? Let us know in the comments section below.