Nintendo Interested in eSports According to Reggie

While Super Smash Bros has been a staple on the eSports scene for a while, Nintendo wasn’t always for having their flagship mascot fighter being in competition-based events. Lately however, Nintendo has had a much more open and warming approach to eSports, and it seems like that invite may end up becoming bigger, according to Reggie.

We saw success last year with the Smash Bros. Invitational, and Smash Bros. has always been a game in the eSports community. What we’re really gratified to see is that the community has now embraced Super Smash Bros. for Wii U because it has the speed and customization they like. We’re also seeing them embrace Mario Kart 8, as well as Splatoon, in a competitive environment. We’ve always been close to the eSports space and will continue to be. We’re fortunate that we’ve got the range of content to pull it off in the here and now, and we’re really gratified to see the reactions,. All of that is going to go into the mix as we think about proper opportunities, future E3s as well as potentially taking the idea outside of E3. So it’s something we’re going to be looking at really hard.

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