Miyamoto talks Project Café

Shigeru MiyamotoIn an interview with the Telegraph, Miyamoto dropped a little tidbit on the approach Nintendo is taking with the Wii’s successor:

There’s definitely space for uniqueness in a home console. As you know the Wii is family orientated, played in the living room of the household. We’re hoping to evolve that, there’s a variety of options we can think of.

Did he just debunk the storming rumour that Nintendo was out to recapture the hardcore? It’s too early to draw conclusions at this point, but it may be that the Wii 2 will turn out to have something in store for casual gamers, too. Though, judging by the direction Nintendo’s already taking with the 3DS, I don’t think we’ve got anything to worry about.

Speaking of which, Miyamoto also left us the following thought on what must be done to stand out in today’s world where “bigger is always better,” which you might find intriguing.

With the more advanced devices, game design is currently at a high level. Nowadays I think it’s really important that designers are really unique and individual. It’s costly if you are focussing on similar ideas, so that uniqueness is important. You can get more budget for games, but your energy must be focussed, otherwise it won’t last.

Don’t focus on how many stages it’s got. Tell me if you’ve seen it before. That’s the challenge for me.


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Comments, Reactions, and General Hooliganism

  1. gamer guy

    recapture who a bunch of mental idiots fanboying ms and Sony and hiding behind a non existent group name HARDCORE

    so nintendo wants to make a console that will flop and sell around 5 million instead of 100 milion !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111 thats completely dumb there is no HARDCORE its a marketing term invented b the industry to make sill kids feel cool

    if yo play gta your HARDCORE if you choose sony your HARDCORE see threw this total frigging lie

    nintendo went casual kis total fallacy its a lie curated by the industry like saying 2d mario is casual wen any self respecting gamer sees 2d mario as the center of all core gaming RIGHTFULLY SO

    playing core games on twin sticks is casual camera controlling via a stick is casual using a mose pointer is correct and core WITCH CONSOLE SHIPPED WITH A MOUSE POINTER HHHMMMMmmmmmmm i rest my case

    nintendo chasing core =s death ps3 has proven this fact ,,,,,,,nintendo is chasing ALL OF US the consumer the customer EVERYONE

  2. Koopalmier

    You know, “casual” isn’t the good word to say how Nintendo went for this year. Because CoD is a casual game.

    A better word would be “a game for people who just played video games for the first time”. Every game with the Touch! Generation logo is a “casual” game (but then again, that word isn’t the real meaning).

    Because of the Touch! Generation, hardcore gamers (not “idiots who claim Sony is adult and Nintendo is for kids”, but the very core of people who play and enjoy video games) felt rejected. Nintendo wants to fix this and already said they got rid of the Touch! Generation logo. But we can still expect them to recapture the core gamers without leaving the “casual” market.