If you've ever wondered what Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime makes of the competition, an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle has the answer: he likes the look of LittleBigPlanet, reckons the Halo trilogy is indispensable and thought BioShock was "tremendously well done".
"I've been very intrigued with LittleBigPlanet," he said this month. "I don't know that it belongs on their platform," he added. "Microsoft has done well. There are a range of first-person shooter type games that are all very well done that could all do quite well on a Nintendo platform.
"Certainly, the Halo trilogy - anyone who would look at that and say, 'No, I think we could live without it,' probably doesn't think real long about this industry.
"Even games like BioShock. I thought that was tremendously well done. The writing was tremendously clever. I would love to see more of that type of content in the industry overall that actually makes people think a little bit."
Elsewhere, Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, defended the Wii against accusations that it's in danger of becoming a fad. "We are finding that consumers are playing a wide range of software much beyond Wii Sports. I think the concerns about the Wii being a fad are overblown," he responded.
He also offered his view on what gaming as a whole needs to do to sit alongside film and books as a comparable entertainment choice, claiming "we need to get to a point where legitimately 80 to 90 percent of consumers can participate" - something he obviously feels games like Brain Training and Wii Sports are helping to accomplish.