Fils-Aime on PSPgo: "What's the Benefit?"

In an interview for Sunday's edition of The Washington Post (posted today), the Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime says the PSPgo might have "a fundamental concept problem in terms of 'Who's it for?' and 'What's the benefit?'"

"I have the utmost respect for all our competitors," he told the Post, "but it's interesting to try and answer the consumer question of 'What's in it for me?' in that product."

Other tasty morsels: If it knew then what it knows now, about the ravenous demand for the machine, Nintendo still wouldn't have priced its Wii above $250 like its console competitors. He said the lower price point was integral to the console's acceptance in the mainstream.

Fils-Aime also added that Nintendo has no interest of getting into the phone business; on the other hand, it feels well-positioned to deal with any threat from Apple's mobile gaming devices because of the "fabulous experience that can only be brought to life on the DS."

A Level Closer to the Mainstream [The Washington Post via Go Nintendo]