Nintendo: Wii users don't care about Netflix HD

Posted on Friday, January 15 2010 @ 17:30 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told CNBC that the lack of HD support of the Netflix service on the Wii isn't a problem. He argues millions of people bought a Wii because the overall entertainment is more important to them than the visuals:
As spotted by Siliconera, Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aimé recently told CNBC that users streaming Netflix through the Wii aren't going to miss the HD content they won't be able to access -- free content that's available through other devices. He justified that claim with a simple argument: "over 26 million consumers have bought a Wii. The consumer is saying, for them, the quality of the visual is not nearly as important as the overall entertainment."

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