Reggie Fils-Aimé responds to NFT’s backlash

“There has to be that experience where people realize, in the end, that it was a positive experience.”

Former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé commented on the recent backlash to his views on NFTs, doubling down on what he said.

Two weeks ago, Reggie Fils-Aimé controversially admitted that he saw the potential in NFTs and blockchain technology, admitting he’d like to find a way to monetize his Animal Crossing island. As you can imagine, this has been received with contempt by many, especially as NFTs have become extinct and have lost their value recently.

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In a recent interview with GamesBeat to promote his new book, Disrupting The Game, Fils-Aimé was asked about his position on NFTs, noting that he has received criticism for this in the past and asking him how he feels about receiving that feedback and whether it was realized he thinks more about his position for it.

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Says Fils-Aimé, “I think I’m lucky to have been in this industry long enough to see parallel situations. When the free mobile experiences started – and within that type of game there were microtransactions or other ways to monetize. – there was a segment of the population that didn’t like that approach. They felt it took away the gameplay. They felt it was disruptive. “

Fils-Aimé points directly to games like Fortnite for changing the perception of how mobile games can work and stating that it is now a trusted and proven source of monetization. It also continues doubling down on NFTs, saying it will take “capable developers and monetization schemes” to create a positive player experience.


Finally, Fils-Aimé says he thinks it will only take a good experience to change the perception of the blockchain, “What it will take for the large gaming audience to be supportive is a positive experience. Just like that very first positive experience with a high-end mobile game that monetizes within the game. There has to be that experience where people ultimately realize that it was an acceptable experience. “

It’s not the answer many would have wanted to hear from Fils-Aimé, but it’s now clear that his previous comments on blockchain technology weren’t a one-off thing and that the former Nintendo president truly believes in blockhain.

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