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.