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Fischer - Nintendo working on storage solution, but not in the form of new hardware, 'otaku and geeks' statement was a joke

Laurent Fischer on storage solution - “We definitely detect that they [gamers] are serious and we know there is an issue in this, so it’s something that we’re working on. Definitely there’s no plan to issue hardware, an external hard drive, but we know that we have an issue in that area. It’s very obvious and we’re perfectly aware of it, but there’s nothing we can say beyond this. This area is fully handled by the development team in Japan. It’s very linked to the overall strategy; that’s something they’re working on.”

Laurent Fischer on his ‘otaku and geeks’ comments - “I really didn’t use that terminology to describe the Nintendo consumer - it was something related basically to myself and to the journalists attending. It was a joke I made on myself and somehow it’s been confused and taken out of context to define those consumers. I understand I have created a lot of offence with people. And for me it’s very, very important to clarify this - that’s not the kind of thing I’ve been saying in [the way it has been reported]. Disappointment in the community is something I was really affected by. We had this event one month ago. It was very positive; we had lots of open and interesting discussions with journalists and the developers - it was beneficial for us as we could go in depth into all the WiiWare questions.”

So that’s it…no more speculation. Mr. Fischer comes right out and says that something is definitely being worked on. We can live as happy Wii owners now, knowing that something is coming to solve our problems.

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