Nintendo's Reggie: Used Games Aren't In Consumer's Best Interest

April 2, 2009 -

Spending extra money is good for consumers. Especially if they spend it on Nintendo products...

That seems to be the message from Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, who offered these rather amazing comments to Venture Beat's Dean Takahashi:

VB: Used games are coming up as a big issue again. Why?

RFA: ... We don’t believe used games are in the best interest of the consumer. We have products that consumers want to hold onto... We believe used games aren’t in the consumer’s best interest. [GP: What kind of answer is that? Commendably, Dean calls him on it...]

VB: Because?

RFA: Describe another form of entertainment that has a vibrant used goods market. Used books have never taken off. You don’t see businesses selling used music CDs or used DVDs. Why? The consumer likes having a brand-new experience and reliving it over and over again. If you create the right type of experience, that also happens in video games. [GP: Does Reggie get out of the rarified air of the executive suite much? Used books, movies and CDs are widely available.]

VB: Could this be rectified if the retailers share some of that used game revenue with the publishers?

RFA: That could make it more palatable. But we just think it’s a bad idea... [GP: Here's the big reveal as to where Reggie is coming from. Used games are a bad idea, but not AS bad if Nintendo gets a slice of the action. Please...]

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Re: Nintendo's Reggie: Used Games Aren't In Consumer's Best

I can literally name at least 3 stores  that sell used books, movies, cds and games all under one roof within 15 seconds clikcing distance of my mouse finger!

Amazon... oh oh yeah.. MASSIVE used market on there.

play.com... oh.. yeah massive used market on there...

Ebay... has Reggie not heard of ebay? ebay IS a massive used market for books, movies, CDs and games.

Re: Nintendo's Reggie: Used Games Aren't In Consumer's Best

 Or better yet, get the gamer into a franchise they were never interested before. The latest episode was a huge hit, but I never got into the prequels. Where can I find them if not Used?

Re: Nintendo's Reggie: Used Games Aren't In Consumer's Best

Don't you get it? You must buy every game just in case you miss out! No used games for you. After all, if everyone bought every game, there would not be a market for used games anyway.

I'm just kidding and I wish he was too.

Re: Nintendo's Reggie: Used Games Aren't In Consumer's Best

ack wrong post

 

Pretty much used stuff is easy to attaian...

 


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Re: Nintendo's Reggie: Used Games Aren't In Consumer's Best

there are some places where I live that sell Used DVD, CD and even video games

Watching JT on GP is just like watching an episode of Jerry springer only as funny as the fights

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

Re: Nintendo's Reggie: Used Games Aren't In Consumer's Best ...

Someone get a shovel, this executive made a bit of amess when he spoke out of his arse!

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Re: Nintendo's Reggie: Used Games Aren't In Consumer's Best ...

Microsoft, Nintendo, and especially Sony game console execs: Making the dumbest, weirdest, and most hilarious public statements ever since E3 2000.

 

"That's not ironic. That's justice."

"That's not ironic. That's justice."

Re: Nintendo's Reggie: Used Games Aren't In Consumer's Best ...

I have a pitch fork and torch, I am all out of shovels.  Last one was used on the CEO of EA.

Clearly this is another executive that has no idea what the real world is like.  How do people like this get into positions like that?  If you take some kid that loves videos game off of the street you could better run some of these companies...

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I KNO RITE

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