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Reggie Fils-Aime Wouldn't Rule Out An N64 Classic - VGChartz
Reggie Fils-Aime Wouldn't Rule Out An N64 Classic

Reggie Fils-Aime Wouldn't Rule Out An N64 Classic - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 December 2018 / 1,509 Views

Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime in an interview with Kotaku was asked about the possibility of a Nintendo 64 Classic. He said that it currently isn't in the plan, but wouldn't rule it out. 

"I would not ever rule something out," said Fils-Aime when asked about an N64 Classic. "But what I can tell you is certainly that’s not in our planning horizon."

"We were clear when we did the first two Classic series that, for us, these were limited time opportunities that were a way for us as a business to bridge from the conclusion of Wii U as a hardware system to the launch of Nintendo Switch," he said. "That was the very strategic reason we launched the NES Classic system."


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4 Comments

S.Peelman (on 15 November 2018)

N64 would win against PS1 this time around.


Azzanation (on 16 November 2018)

It never lost. Quality was in N64s favour all gen. Unless you are only into JRPGs and survival horror games. N64 basically had everything else.


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S.Peelman (on 16 November 2018)

Well, obviously I was talking about sales but, the N64 is my favorite system ever featuring many of my alltime favorites so yeah I can't exactly disagree. PS1 was still absolutely great though, it was just the best gen. :-)


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Azuren (on 16 November 2018)

The disconnect of some never ceases to surprise me here.

Though I agree N64 would win this time. Not like they're up against the best of PlayStation.


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Azzanation (on 16 November 2018)

@S.Peelman Well interms of sales, also factor in the PS1s market of prirated games (Chipped PS1s) while N64 piracy was extremly low. Many went out to buy PS1s due to the fact you can get burnt games. I owned both and PS1 had some good gems, the N64 out classed it in almost every catagory. The best selling games were also actually on the N64. Thanks to the high piracy rate of the PS1.


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xMetroid (on 15 November 2018)

They don't need to this year, SNES and NES are still selling amazingly. It's good for the market to seperate the releases. I believe N64 classic or a gameboy one will come next year.


S.Peelman (on 17 November 2018)

Yep, golden afe of piracy. At one point we had like what 500 PS1 games, of which only about 15 or so original. Of those 500 I think I never even played about 450 of them. Dreamcast was the same. Total waste of discs lol.


GoOnKid (on 16 November 2018)

He doesn't rule it out but I still don't expect it, ever.