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Miyamoto: Competitor’s motion controllers may not be good for the business, means less uniqueness

Posted on November 23, 2009 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii

“Well, I should say that it could be taken as a compliment if others are following suit, by saying Nintendo was right in choosing a certain direction. But if you ask me if that is going to be good for the entire business, I really don’t know. If everyone else is going to do exactly the same thing, unfortunately in this entertainment business that means less uniqueness, and uniqueness is what Nintendo has tried to realise. We don’t look to the future in one direction only. When you say that one element of our uniqueness might have been lost, you don’t really have to be concerned about that, because Nintendo always tries to find something new. I hope you are looking forward to our challenge to discover this new uniqueness!” – Shigeru Miyamoto

I feel like with each new Nintendo handheld or console, the company is always trying to innovate. Both the Wii and DS received heavy skepticism when they were initially revealed. Heck, even I admit that I was skeptical! Yet the uniqueness that Nintendo has provided the industry has been fantastic and something tells me that we’ll see something special for the next system.

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