Nintendo Chief: Wii Users Don’t Want HD?

January 16, 2010 by  

15jan10lzlxcbreraSome corporate bosses are pretty out of touch with what most users really want. Take Nintendo (America division) leader Reggie Fils-Aime, who has stated for record that users don’t want Wii and Netflix streaming for Wii (coming soon) to be in HD. Really? Users don’t require or want it? On what planet did this person come from? We’ve covered Fils-Aime and his unusual viewpoints before, but this episode is even more galling.

While the Xbox 360 and PS3 can do HD content and even HD streaming with Netflix, Reggie says that “there really is no loss for the Wii consumer” due to the fact that “the vast majority” of Netflix content isn’t HD anyway. Never mind the fact that HD is slowly taking over standard def as a favored choice in most markets, but Wii users prefer SD. Strange, weird and not true at all of the users we know, but hey, he’s the boss for a reason we suppose.

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  1. [...] Many critics have stated the lack of adoption in some groups is due to lack of choice or availability of shows in HD. That is rapidly changing, as many shows are now filmed either in HD or designed to be upconverted easily to HD resolution. It’s a testament to the fact that HD is here to stay, and its in demand and isn’t going anywhere any time soon, contrary to what Nintendo thinks. [...]