Reggie Fil-Aime Of Nintendo Talks Facebook Gaming And Free-to-play

by Kyle Hilliard on Dec 23, 2011 at 03:27 PM

In an interview with, a website devoted to the coverage of all things technology, Nintendo President Reggie Fils-Aime talked about the changing video game landscape.

The interview begins with Fils-Aime delivering some bragging rights about the success of the Wii and 3DS. To sum it up, both consoles and the games that released for them had a great year. The more interesting tidbits come at the end, when Fils-Aime discusses his thoughts on Zynga and social gaming.

In regards to social gaming Fils-Ame said, "when I look at gaming experiences on social networks, there’s a variety of entertainment value. Some are strong, some are not. But in the end, how will they evolve? Doing the same thing over and over again is no longer fine." To which the interviewer followed up with, "Is that really fair when you have Mario Kart 7 coming out?" Fils-Aime, never one to be caught surprise, went on to talk about how Nintendo innovates title to title, and these social games do not.

In regards to the free-to-play model of game delivery, Fils-Ame gave the impression that Nintendo would be up for it saying that they are always willing to experiment in new forms of monetization.

Click here to check out the full interview.