Posted on July 26, 2008, Chris Wii Storage Limits "Becoming Much More of a Mainstream Problem"
Nobody really took kindly to Nintendo’s condescending remark that only “geeks and otaku” cared about the Wii’s serious lack of storage space (Not the least of which was David Jaffe). While Laurent Fischer, the one who originally made the comment, later apologized, there was still no word that Nintendo was actually addressing the complaints about storage capacity.
During E3 last week, MTV Multiplayer got to chat with Nintendo of America prez Reggie Fils-Aime and one of the topics that came up was what spawned the “geeks and otaku” comment.
Reggie said explained that they’re looking at the situation and while they don’t have anything to announce currently, “certainly it’s an issue we are aware of and we’re working to find a solution and we will.” In other words, he said exactly what you’d expect.
Multiplayer also asked if Nintendo had been hearing from more than the core gamer audience about the lack of storage space, which prompted him to explain, “As we continue to have things, as you point out, like Mario Kart that has its own channel when you’re playing from an Internet perspective, we’re just making this challenge tougher and tougher. So in our view this is becoming much more of a mainstream problem, which is why we have a sense of urgency to solve it.”
Ah, well the mainstream wants it, so there must be a solution on the way! Hopefully it won’t be too pricey, whatever it is.