Nintendo thinking up new ideas for next console
Shigeri Miyamoto recently did an interview with the Associated Press, where he talked about, among many things, the next Nintendo console.
With the Wii U clearly in third place in this generation’s console race, the system is at least finally showing signs of improvement, with better sales figures and plenty of upcoming first-party games that fans are surely clamoring for, including the next Zelda game. However, Nintendo is also planning ahead for its next inevitable machine, according to Miyamoto.
“We’re focused on providing a robust line-up of Wii U software for next year. It seems like we’ve managed to do that this year and people are very happy with what we’ve done on Wii U. For the time being, our focus is on the Wii U hardware, but Nintendo as a whole has groups working on ideas for new hardware systems. While we’re busy working on software for the Wii U, we have production lines that are working on ideas for what the next system might be,” said Miyamoto.
Miyamoto also hinted at what might be in the future for Mario, specifically about his look in the company’s next-gen console.
“Since we first created Mario, people have compared him to Mickey Mouse. I’ve always said Mickey Mouse evolved with each evolution in animation. You saw Mickey Mouse each step of the way. From early on, I wanted Mario to be that character in the digital world, so that with each digital evolution, he was there to usher in the next era. I think that maybe when we release the next hardware system, you can look forward to seeing Mario take on a new role or in a new game.”