Miyamoto considers it silly to aim for a sales number
Gamesindustry International interviewed Miyamoto yesterday and learned several interesting facts. These include Mr. Miyamoto’s thoughts on setting numerical sales goals, as well as confirmation of at least one title in development that may interest gamers.
This title is a new Legend of Zelda game for the Wii U. No, we’re not talking about Wind Waker HD, we’re speaking of an entirely different game. Said Miyamoto, “Development on the new Wii U Zelda game, we’ve pretty much determined our direction on that and the teams are working hard on that. In fact, we actually did consider showing it at E3 this year but we were worried that if we showed the new Wii U Zelda game then that would attract all of the focus, and really what we want people to be aware of and pay attention to here at E3 are the playable games like Pikmin 3 that we have coming in the immediate future, because a lot of fun is with the games that are coming out this year.”
In addition, Mr. Miyamoto was asked about whether he feels pressure due to Nintendo missing forecasted sales goals lately. He responded, “Because of the waves in the entertainment industry and the way the cycles move, personally I feel that aiming for a specific numerical goal is almost silly, and instead our focus should be on doing our best to create something that’s new and unique.”
Will the approach pay off for Nintendo?