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Old 04-01-2009, 02:32 PM   #1
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Reggie - "Used games aren't in the customer interest"

Man, Reggie is full.of. shit.

Nintendo: Used games aren't in the consumers best interests

Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime has said the company does not believe second hand game sales are in the best interest of consumers.

He said that consumers prefer brand new products, and claimed that sales of second hand goods in other entertainment mediums has not been successful.

"We don’t believe used games are in the best interest of the consumer" Fils-Aime told Venture Beat.

"We have products that consumers want to hold onto. They want to play all of the levels of a Zelda game and unlock all of the levels. A game like Personal Trainer Cooking has a long life."

He continued: "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 videogames."

Fils-Aime suggested that some retailers can't make the second hand business model work, despite trying to copy competitors who have made it successful.

"We just think it’s a bad idea," he insisted. "The one retailer that has a substantial business in this has figured out a way that is effective for the consumer.

"That’s tough for other retailers experimenting with this, in part because their employees don’t have the expertise in this market."

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/article...best-interests
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Old 04-01-2009, 02:34 PM   #2
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Reggie is retarded.
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Old 04-01-2009, 02:39 PM   #3
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Well what is he going to say? "I like it when you guys buy used games because I don't see a dime of it"
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Old 04-01-2009, 02:43 PM   #4
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How about nothing at all? He doesn't have to speak against the prime directive (profit for Nintendo) by propagating bullshit like this.
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Old 04-01-2009, 02:52 PM   #5
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Well what is he going to say? "I like it when you guys buy used games because I don't see a dime of it"
Tell me you're not going to seriously defend this.
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Old 04-01-2009, 03:01 PM   #6
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I'm not trying to defend him. He made up some PR bull for "We want your money, dont spend it elsewhere". That makes him an idiot?
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Old 04-01-2009, 03:04 PM   #7
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I just think he could have been more diplomatic about it, instead of towing the company line is all.
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Old 04-01-2009, 03:06 PM   #8
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Well yes, he could have at least shown some class.
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Old 04-01-2009, 03:19 PM   #9
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You don’t see businesses selling used music CDs or used DVDs.
april fools? i see those businesses everywhere

i think there's always going to be interest in used games. either to save money or to pick up older titles that you missed out on. there should especially be a used market for nintendo games that never drop in price or retardedly go out of print like warioware games.
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:57 PM   #10
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Tell me you're not going to seriously defend this.
are you seriously going to think this was not an april fools .. lol ..
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:20 PM   #11
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Him being in such a well paid job isnt in MY interest. But thats not changing is it. Fuck off reggie you absolute useless spastic.
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:39 PM   #12
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It's either a very good practical joke or it's real. (Well obviously)

The site it's from in question leads me to believe it's not.
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Old 04-01-2009, 11:23 PM   #13
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its an april fools..

burpingcat ahs already pointed out the massive give away in the article. Im not suprised Alucard couldn;t read that far down the article, but i'm suprised you followed his lead ..LOL ..
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Old 04-02-2009, 12:19 AM   #14
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Oh I read it. I was using the title to express my disgust at reggie as a person.
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Old 04-02-2009, 12:33 AM   #15
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your just jelious of him, and his ability to kick ass and take names .. lol ..

TBH is no wores than any other over paid PR guy and $$billion company has. Thats why they are paid so much
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