Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has criticised the launch line-ups of both the PS4 and Xbox One, labelling them as "meh" in an interview with IGN.
"It's all about the games. The competitive systems have announced their launch line-ups. I'm allowed to say 'Meh,'" Fils-Aime said. "I look at our line-up of titles and I feel good about our line-up. We've got Zelda. We've got Mario. We've got Donkey Kong. In addition to great titles like Pikmin 3 and Wonderful 101, I feel very good about our line-up, and I feel very good about the value proposition we're putting out there for the consumer."
Fils-Aime also criticised Nintendo's rivals for focussing too much on the tech - and not the games - available on each system.
"We've got cloud technology that we're delivering with Wii U," he explained. "Nintendo TVii is all cloud-based technology. But the difference is, we don't talk about the tech. We talk about the experience. We make sure that the consumer has fun with the game experiences that we provide.
"And so I think as you compare and contrast Nintendo with other players in the space, for us it's about games, about the fun, about the entertainment value, and not about the tech."
One of the problems Nintendo has faced with the Wii U is that the technology behind the console simply isn't seen as a big enough leap over the Xbox 360 and PS3, something it hopes to overcome with a $50 price cut.