Nintendo To Focus On Hardcore Gamers?

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 10:57 am

Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto has suggested that the gaming veterans will stop focusing making games for passive gamers, and focus on hardcore games instead.

Interesting statement, as the Wii’s success came from casual gamers getting into the system for the first time, with games like Wii Sports proving extremely popular.

The designer of Mario has suggested his interest lies in hardcore gaming, with this quote from CVG;

“[These are] the sort of people who, for example, might want to watch a movie. They might want to go to Disneyland,” he said. “Their attitude is, ‘OK, I am the customer. You are supposed to entertain me.’ It’s kind of a passive attitude they’re taking, and to me it’s kind of a pathetic thing. They do not know how interesting it is if you move one step further and try to challenge yourself [with more advanced games].”

He suggests the casual gamer is more interested in smartphone gaming nowadays, so focusing on actual core gamers will make more sense.


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