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Legendary industry figure Shigeru Miyamoto recently spoke with Popular Mechanics regarding everything from his favorite Nintendo character to the future of gaming. Within the interview, the father of Mario mentioned a few interesting details regarding Nintendo’s next console.When asked whether Nintendo would continue to use motion-control with consoles following up the Wii, Miyamoto responded that the current system found a sweet spot with a broad audience and an affordable price-tag.“And while we don't have any concrete plans for what we'll be doing with hardware in the future,” Miyamoto continued, “what I can say is that, my guess is that because we found this interface to be so interesting, I think it would be likely that we would try to make that same functionality perhaps more compact and perhaps even more cost-efficient.”Is this simply the long awaited Wii HD that Miyamoto is talking about, or is he mentioning an entirely new console? Regardless, does a down-scaled, affordable system sound like what you want from Nintendo?Also, Miyamoto’s favorite character is Mario, followed closely by the Goomba.
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I just can't see myself ever buying a Wii or something like it. I wanted one at first but as time went on, it kept becoming more lame, we'll see what they come up with next
I see "compact" and "more cost-efficient." This does not indicate a next generation leap in graphics. It doesn't even sound like they are trying to catch up to the capabilities of the PS3 or Xbox 360. It sounds an opportunity for another round of shovelware. There are some real gems on the Wii, but they are increasingly rare.
Is this simply the long awaited Wii HD that Miyamoto is talking about
Too late for that.
I feel like Nintendo is just trying to appeal to the audience who want easy to pick up and play games that are entertaining, there's only a handful of games that are good for hardcore gamers. Like wedge001 said, Miyamoto said "more compact" and "cost-efficient". That could just be a cheaper smaller wii with a slight revamp of the hardware look. He didn't say anything about making it technologically better to try and catch up to the 360 and ps3 hardware. But they'd probably just argue they're not trying to catch up to the other two from a hardware standpoint and just throw sales numbers at anyone who would say so
Don't be trippin'. Y'all know you love goombas.
A digital download only system like the PSPGo? That's how you get smaller...
I'm sick of Nintendo! I used to be a huge Nintendo fanboy. Now I can't even stand them! They pretty much took all of us hardcore gamers, broke their kneecaps with baseball bats, and while we were down they kicked us in the jaw! Rumor has it that the next Zelda game will implement the Wii Balance Board. Seriously? Oh... and Miyamoto, you should really set your standards a little higher than Goomba. (I figured that Link would be first. But he's not even second!) WTF!
Yes this is the Wii HD he is talking about... and dont be suprised when it is announced at next years E3...then i can say i told you so...The Big N's sales are starting to slow and with the announcement of the price drop im sure they will pick up a bit but fall back flat by spring time. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for the black announcement for US also :)
Hmmm, sounds like a plan, but I don't see why they couldn't have just did this in the first place if it is true. Ugh.
you cant F**k with goombas. lol. but yeah he said he dosent even know for sure what the next console from nintendo is going to be so its too early to be talkin crap or giving critisizm. and think....the fact that the wii is so small and its able to produce desent graphics for some games (SSB or No more heros) and even great graphicks for others (metroid prime 3, the conduit, LoZ) means that nintendo is making advances. :)
I'm sure whatever the new console is, someone will remake the "It prints money!" animated gif for it.
I like the idea of a price drop. If games were a little cheaper I'd be more likely to play more titles, as many others would too I'm sure. Unless, that is, he's just referring to the price of the console's manufacturing.
Well it looks like the last console I will EVER own from Nintendo is the gamecube... sigh.
If their new system is anything like the Wii I will not be purchasing that system either. It's a shame that they are not creating the cutting edge and more powerful hardware that they use to create. I honestly think if they were come out with a system that is just as equally powerful to Sony's and Microsoft's systems next releases I would be the first in line to make a purchase.
An HD capability would definitely help a behind-the-times system but it still wouldn't matter if they didn't fix their number one problem which is not enough great games.
I stopped with Nintendo after the SP because It really went nowhere from there. The DS is a great system, but the graphics and fonts for almost every game are so similar, and shovelware is intermixed with Hannah Montana sing a longs. I've always thought that the Wii was stuck in the last generation, and I hoped that maybe that might be an advantage, since they had 6-7 years to work with that, but in reality, they still appeal to the long gone years of my youth, where everyone was playing Pokemon on their game boy pockets. With Sony and Microsoft starting to really get into the motion biz, I can't fathom where nintendo thinks its going from here. Both of the other systems have more power to work with, and the Playstation even has the Eye that it can work with. I'm sorry to say it, but I took the gamble of abandoning my game boy for a PSP, and I'm glad to say that I never regretted it for a second. As for the "Wii HD"...... its like the 360.... you have the option to HDMI, but the medium that your using doesn't produce that resolution, so why get it? Slightly crisper images is not work spending another 200 bucks.