Two days ago, Satoru Iwata had tweeted that he was closely listening to fans’ opinions over this passing E3, and that Nintendo would do their best to meet their expectations. Many people seemed to have misinterpreted the tweet, however, as Reggie Fils-aime has stated that Iwata’s tweet was not an apology, and that Nintendo “make[s] great games.”

All this comes after people have openly shown their discontent towards several titles unveiled at this year’s E3, and have gone so far as to begin a petition to stop production of one of the titles, Metroid: Federation Force.

Reggie alludes back to last year’s E3 when they first unveiled Splatoon, and how media response was similar to the response today; and yet Splatoon is “a game that people are loving right now”. He continues by saying that “[t]here were all of these complaints. But now you look at the finished product and the satisfaction is huge”.

Reggie seems confident that the titles shown off at Best Buy demonstrations will also receive positive feedback and will lead to consumer excitement.

  • mario maker was the only title shown at best buy, and i dont seem to remember people not liking splatoon at last years e3 people loved it, i think there just full of them self again

    • Ryan Haney

      Yesterday, in the Treehouse stream, they said Zelda Tri Force Heroes would be playable at Best Buy. “There” is a place, “they’re” is the word you’re looking for, in that last line.

      • well saying it in the treehouse stream isnt really telling anyone is it

  • Ryan Haney

    Why petition to stop Metroid Prime: Federation Force? They aren’t making people buy it. You don’t want it, don’t buy it.

    • Amanda

      I played Federation Force over the weekend, and while I am disappointed that it’s not the Metroid game we’ve been looking for, it’s still a lot of fun.

  • Serisa Woodruff (Nim)

    I have mixed feelings about this. For one, I’m glad that the company is proud of what it is making and planning to continue production. On the other hand, I too would like to see at least a little discontent in the company that will push them to do better and better. Confidence is good but if confidence leads to complacency we may never see the titles we are hoping for.

    • Serisa Woodruff (Nim)

      And that’s not saying I think that’s the case. Nintendo has done pretty well taking care of its fans and I doubt they will let us down. Next E3 is sure to reveal a lot of exciting titles.

  • Soeroah

    Considering some people apparently took the tweet as being an announcement of no more E3 Directs, I think Reggie’s statement is necessary, if coming across as a little harsh.

    Also, last year Reggie said Nintendo doesn’t design by petition so I don’t see how people expect a petition to work.

  • Isaac Cook

    People disliked Splatoon at first? That’s news to me. I remember people being all over it!

  • True Davad

    Petitioning to stop production of a game we know almost nothing about?! Madness! It may not even be canon. Those people need to chill out and see how it turns out when more information is revealed.

  • There were not complaints about Splatoon. There were complaints about Codename: STEAM, which is underrated, but we all loved Splatoon from the get go.