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Miyamoto talks about Nintendo’s future as they shift away from casual gamers

So we won’t be seeing Wii Music U any-time soon right?

In a interview that’s going to be released today in the latest issue of Edge, Miyamoto talks about Nintendo’s future and about how they no longer want to focus on making games for people who “passively” enjoy games.

Miyamoto explains that while “Their attitude is, ‘okay, 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].”

The reason for Nintendo’s shift of focus according to Miyamoto is because causal gamers are moving over to the Apple and Android smartphones so Nintendo feel that they don’t need to target them any more.

This was originally supposed to be a Mario game.
This was originally supposed to be a Mario game.

According to Miyamoto “In the days of DS and Wii, Nintendo tried its best to expand the gaming population,” and that “Fortunately, because of the spread of smart devices, people take games for granted now. It’s a good thing for us, because we do not have to worry about making games something that are relevant to general people’s daily lives.”

This is the first time anybody in Nintendo’s history somebody this high has said anything like this.

After news like this its hard to tell what Nintendo will do next but this could mean that fans of games like F-Zero and Metroid might finally see that sequel they’ve been waiting for.

You can read the rest of this interview in the newest issue of Edge where Miyamoto also defends the Wii U’s dual screens and that Nintendo’s newest IP Splatoon was originally a Mario game.

Edge 217 is out today in print and on Google Play, iPad and Zinio.