Update: In a statement to Videogaming 247, Fischer spoke on his recent outburst claiming those who wanted a hard-drive were limited to "geeks and otaku".
I have huge respect for those who, like me, share a common passion for Nintendo and want to make it clear that I would never use and I didn't use this terminology in such a context or way to cause offence.
I regret that this misunderstanding has created such offence and disappointment within the community.
Original Story: Nintendo's Laurent Fischer recently commented on the Wii system memory situation once again.
The latest issue of UK gaming magazine Edge (issue 190) reveals a cheeky comment from Nintendo of Europe's managing director of marketing. When quizzed about the lack of a Wii hard-drive and limited memory onboard, he replied that only "geeks and otaku" would be people who would need one.
How do you feel about Nintendo's continual dismissal about the Wii hard-drive situation? With a growing catalogue of WiiWare and virtual console games, it seems it would need to be addressed eventually.
Thanks to the folks at NeoGAF for the tip.