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Miyamoto: Nintendo trying to improve gaming impressions, environment through casual games

Posted on May 24, 2008 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii

“The core gaming market didn’t buy the Wii to play Wii Sports. But it was a means by which gamers could get the nongaming people in their lives to take an interest in their hobby. Wii Fit will play a similar role: It will continue to broaden interest in videogames. That’s important for the core gamer — the bigger the audience, the greater the chance for something that’s new and unique to succeed. As the people around you who haven’t been playing videogames take an interest in things like Wii Fit, it’s going to change the impression that people have of what videogaming means. Rather than be concerned that we’re abandoning them, core gamers should realize that we’re creating a better environment for their hobby.” – Shigeru Miyamoto

To be honest, I don’t think that most people have a negative impression of gaming as compared to the past. People have to come to realize that video games are a means of entertainment and thus appear more approachable.

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