Monday, 29 March 2010

Miyamoto Doesn’t Consider Online A Priority

Whilst Nintendo’s rivals, Sony and Microsoft are enjoying tremendous success with their online gaming services, Nintendo remains rather indifferent about the prospect and judging from statements by Shigeru Miyamoto, it’s not a position that is likely to change soon:
"It is often said that Nintendo was rather late in advancing into the network world. Actually we simply wanted to take sufficient time to make it a proper business, and make it as comfortable an environment as possible for consumers."

"Starting from the launch of the Wii, we became more proactive. I think it is obvious that when everyone is connected online, there will be enormous opportunity for me to create something really unique. But my job is to try to entertain as many people as possible, and I see all Wii owners as the audience. "

"Of course, we have Mario Kart, which can be played online by multiple people. So we are gradually expanding the experiences using the internet, but my own personal focus is to try to entertain people, even if they are not connected to the internet. That is my first priority."

All this apathy and apparent indifference to the (what should be deemed threatening) movements of its rivals has made me start to think that Nintendo are going to come out with something nuclear all of a sudden. That or they’re going to soon be trampled on by the competition.

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