Speaking with Game Informer
, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed that Wii would be equipped to process microtransactions.
What else is new? Well, it's interesting to note that Nintendo hasn't committed itself to microtransactions*, rather, it's placed the ultimate decision in the hands of 3rd-party publishers. "If our licensee partners want to go in that direction, it's certainly possible in our system," Reggie told GI
. Whereas Microsoft was gung-ho all along about microtransactions, Nintendo seems to be on the fence.
Is leaving the decision up to 3rd-parties a sign that Nintendo is struggling to keep up with modern trends? Or is it just Reggie skillfully deflecting negativity towards the impending microtransaction standard?
*Virtual Console downloads/subscriptions are not considered microtransactions.