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Reggie Fils-Aime thinks LittleBigPlanet is on the wrong console

Reggie Fils-Aime, one of the heads of the hydra at Nintendo (figuratively speaking ... or are we?), was recently asked which titles he was jealous weren't on the Wii. Without hesitation, Fils-Aime barked out: "I've been very intrigued with Little Big Planet (from Sony). I don't know that it belongs on their platform." He then said Nintendo would like the first person shooters from Microsoft like Halo and Bioshock. But he never said those didn't belong on the 360.

Now, color us crazy, but is Fils-Aime implying that LittleBigPlanet would serve audiences better on the Wii? He does realize the graphics would get a pretty noticeable downgrade and that there needs to be a very open, accessible, and powerful online platform behind the game, right? No? Oh well. Sure, it may seem like it fits in with the casual crowd more, but the casual crowd also wouldn't build a level and upload it for their friends to play. What do you guys think? Is the PS3 the right platform for LittleBigPlanet or not?

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1. Physics, Graphics, Online Presentation, and overall experience cannot be achieved on the wii.. i have a wii and i think its great for minigames and FPS but not a Community Game

Posted at 2:54PM on Oct 29th 2007 by Juney

2. The Wii online community is a joke, LBP would fail if it was on that platform. Plus, the physics would also get a downgrade, since the two gamecubes duct taped together cant handle too much. My poor wii hasnt been on in months tho, so maybe it does need a decent game =\

Posted at 2:57PM on Oct 29th 2007 by Toby

3. Little Big Planet: The Game Nintendo Wish they had Made.

Posted at 2:58PM on Oct 29th 2007 by Random1448

4. who knew reggie had green eyes (of envy).
isn't this the sort of hubris that brought nintendo down the first time?

Posted at 3:02PM on Oct 29th 2007 by Solace

5. i would say he's a bit jealous that with such a fresh idea in the wii hardware, all its wound up being is a bunch of mini-games. i also think he's a bit delusional saying the market needs more 1st person shooters. its already saturated with them and most of them are all the same. bioshock and portal being obvious exceptions. LittleBigPlanet is on EXACTLY the right console, it'll blow minds for sure.

Posted at 3:02PM on Oct 29th 2007 by proArchy

6. You're already getting a pretty big salary as it is buddy, let it go. Without a doubt, LBP is right for the PS3. The Wii has no real storage system to begins with, so user created content uploads would be limited @ best, plus their online infastructure is not set up to handle LBP IMHO. Plus the Wii is just barely more powerful than the GC, so all those pretty colors and shapes would be dumbed down BIG time. Live is a structured and set service, but MS wont allow user-created... anything lol. I know people say the 360 is as powerful as the PS3, but I really doubt the 360 could pull LBP off.

Posted at 3:04PM on Oct 29th 2007 by Dolphis

7. My experience with my Wii's online capabilities has been largely underwhelming so far, and that's pretty disappointing to someone who was looking forward to said capabilities.

So, yeah, my PS3 set me back 600 dollars: that's, like, 350 over what I payed for my Wii.

(looks at wii gathering dust since metroid prime 3 got beaten...)

But you know what?

(looks at ps3 downloading all sorts of movies and demos, gets urge to play ratchet and clank's latest)

You get what you pay for.

Posted at 3:05PM on Oct 29th 2007 by LordAbsu

8. I think this is evidence of their misunderstanding of the need for online and horsepower in a console. Sure, the concept of the game and the target audience go together hand-in-hand to a degree, but beyond that it's not possible on a Nintendo console.

Expect them to make some sort of make-your-own-levels type of sandbox game soon, but not feature all of the online functionality and pizazz that LBP has.

If you ask me I think there are a lot of Wii games that are on the wrong console, or are headed to the wrong console. I'm getting pretty tired of seeing great series getting tarded down for Wii.

Posted at 3:10PM on Oct 29th 2007 by organic_shadow

9. Littlebigplanet is only a game for the PS3...if there was a Wii version, or it was on the Wii, it would be craptacular imo. The Wii, imo once again, is a fad. Once people realize there's nothing else to play, it will die off, and hard. It's funny how people critize the PS3 for lack of games, yet the Wii has a lack too, but do people complain? Nope.

Just because something sells well for a year, does not mean it will continue to do so. Look at the Tickle Me Elmo....that thing sold like hotcakes when it came anyone gave a crap about TMX Elmo. Poor example, but you get my point

Posted at 3:11PM on Oct 29th 2007 by Bob

10. He's just a jealous loser...

Posted at 3:11PM on Oct 29th 2007 by hovan316

11. There is no reasoning with Wii fans. Fanboys in general are lame, but ugh.

Posted at 3:14PM on Oct 29th 2007 by Prophestus

12. Om nom nom nom!!!!

I think Reggie doesnt seem to belong to Nintendo...

I think he belongs with me...

in the trash!


Posted at 3:19PM on Oct 29th 2007 by Cookie Monster

13. I'm sure Sony is happy for the free advertising, Reggie! Sony has been quite jazzed about this title, but it's sure nice to get that special boost from a competitor.

Sure, the backhanded endorsement is delivered with a sneering slam, but who cares? Now that Nintendo has captured the lead in sales with the Wii, they've gone back to trash-talking like a WWE wrestler. Just like Sony did when they were on top. Just like Microsoft does all the time, too. Hell, even Nokia tried trash-talking before the N-Gage became the biggest joke in gaming this decade (barring the Phantom, which never actually existed).

Arrogance. It's not just for breakfast anymore.

Posted at 3:21PM on Oct 29th 2007 by ComicShaman

14. The PS3 is the perfect console for not even goin to say why because everyone knows why

Posted at 3:24PM on Oct 29th 2007 by WishMeWell

15. @Solid Snake
maybe no one in your HS would play this, but me and all my friends are dying to play this, especially with the online co-op level creator, and we're all in our late 20s, early 30s.
not everyone who CAN buy "M" rated games ONLY plays "M" rated games. ;)

Posted at 3:25PM on Oct 29th 2007 by Solace

16. I have to say Reggie got it right this time. As much as I love my PS3, I think the LittleBigPlanet makes a lot more sense on the Wii.

First of all, the Wii appeals to more "kiddie"-type players, and LBP is definitely a kidde kind of game. Trust me that no one including myself in my high school is going to play this game (or at least admit to it!).

Secondly, having seen the demonstration from E3 (I think it was) and subsequent videos on, I have to say this game would probably benefit from using a controller like the Wiimote. It just makes sense.

Overall, I wouldn't be bothered if this game went to the Wii since I would never buy some a lame kiddie game anyway, but if I was 8 years old, I would definitely want LBP on the Wii instead.

Posted at 3:27PM on Oct 29th 2007 by Solid Snake

17. solid snake, there are other gamers out there that are not just in high school. I would love to see a "kiddy" pick up LBP and figure it out by creating his/her own content. It may have the look of a game for the younger crowd, but so does Wii Sports, and that's about the only thing that people are playing on their Wii with great consistency, no matter what age spectrum you look at.

LBP is getting attention from anyone who has played it in the media, and there are a lot of people out there that wanna give it a whirl just as well.

Posted at 3:28PM on Oct 29th 2007 by chris ciancanelli

18. After owning a 360 for a few months, and seeing Sony make one more poor decision when I think they've hit their bottom, I'm convinced the 360 is the best console for every game I would ever want to play on my TV. I think the only reason I haven't sold my PS3 is so I can play LittleBigPlanet.

Posted at 3:29PM on Oct 29th 2007 by cmsjustin

19. I like the Wii alot so far, but Little Big Planet is being Published by Sony. So I'm a little confused why he says Little Big Planet is being made on the wrong console, what does he expect Sony to say "Wow this game is wrong console, let's put it on the Wii instead so we can continue to cater to hardcore gaming junkies and continue to lose exclusives."

I mean yeah, Crash Bandicoot and Spyro were once the figureheads to Sony back in the PSX days, and now both are on the Wii. But really, how many Sony exclusives or licenses do they think they can take?

Posted at 3:30PM on Oct 29th 2007 by comtar

20. @10
We get your point, but the fact is LittleBigPlanet on the weeeeeee would not be LittleBigPlanet, it would be MiniLittlePlanet.

Dont forget about the PS3 sixaxis contoller and soon to be released DS3.

This game is right where it should be.

Posted at 3:30PM on Oct 29th 2007 by HAAS599

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