Hardly any face is associated with Nintendo as his: Reggie Fils-Aimé. In his latest book, the 61-year-old gives interesting insights into the time as a American Nintendo boss. For Fils-Aimé, a well-known handheld was doomed to fail-for a simple reason.
- Reggie Fils-Aimé thought Game Boy Micro was too small
- chip crisis threatens further success of the Nintendo Switch
With the Switch, Nintendo rides on a wave of success that many would never have thought possible. The hybrid console now went over the counter more than 100 million times. The Game Boy Micro could never match these sales figures: only 2.4 million pieces of the portable mini console set Nintendo between 2005 and 2008. For the former boss of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aimé, the mediocre success of the Game Boy Micro is not a big surprise in the flashback **.
Reggie Fils-Aimé thought Game Boy Micro was too small
“From my perspective, the Game Boy Micro was a pipe crepe from the start,” said Reggie Fils-Aimé in his recently published book (source: Video Games Chronicle). As the reason, the ex-Nintendo boss leads what should actually be the main sales argument of the Game Boy Micro: the size .
So the game boy micro was simply too small . Key and screen, which the Nintendo legend even refers to as “tiny”, were too small for a decent gaming experience, according to Reggie Fils-Aimé. At that time, however, an island’s thinking leaned within Nintendo and so Fils Aimé, as the America boss, only found out about the development of the Game Boy Micro too late . The development of the hardware was then so far advanced that you had no other choice and had to bring the system onto the market.
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chip crisis threatens further success of the Nintendo Switch
Nintendo has left such problems with the Switch. Even more: Despite sales that have now torn the 100 million mark, the console is still very popular. Only the worldwide chip crisis lies like a dark shadow above the further success of the Nintendo Switch.