During a recent interview, Shigeru Miyamoto was asked about what he thinks about Nintendo’s competitors. Miyamoto found it interesting how competitors are taking ideas from Wii U only a year after it was revealed because – after the initial releases of Nintendo DS and Wii – it took companies a few years to bring their own gaming devices with touchscreen control or motion control to the market. Miyamoto believes that it is better not to focus on the competition during E3 and, instead, developers should focus on “bringing fun to the world.”
“In the past when we’ve introduced stuff like motion control or touch screen control with the Nintendo DS, it typically would take a few years for other companies bring them into their own offerings. The fact that one year out when we first introduced the concept of Wii U, we’re already seeing other companies trying to move in that same direction, suggests there’s a tremendous amount of possibility in what we’ve shown so far.”
“It’s something that’s tough for me to objectively look at, and I think to me, what’s most important, is that I don’t betray the trust that people have in me. At a show like this, it’s my job to show we’re all having fun. People come to E3 and they want to talk about competition and who won the show, and all these companies combating one another.
“But what we’re meant to be doing is bringing fun to the world. So rather than focusing on competition, I feel it’s my job to go up on stage and show how I can bring fun to the world by having fun myself.”
Nintendo UK has announced Another Dimension, a series of special events and an interactive gallery exhibition, to celebrate the Europe-wide 3D photography competition that is currently underway.
Taking place in June will be a series of intimate photography field trips hosted by a range of high profile names, including one of Britain’s best-loved nature enthusiasts, Bill Oddie, and members of The Saturdays. Work created during these unique trips will then be exhibited alongside the best 3D photography work from the competition, within a special pop-up installation created by acclaimed artist Graham Hudson.
Taking in themes of People, Places, Animals, Augmented Reality and Objects, members of the public will be invited to take part in memorable and inspiring experiences, led by some of the UK’s best known and engaging personalities. Together with the opportunity to visit interesting places on a unique day out, they will also learn how to take 3D photographs using Nintendo 3DS consoles, to create a series of fun and eye-catching images, which will be entered into the 3D competition.
Each field trip will also be attended by a member of the Royal Photographic Society who will be on hand to teach people about how to take high quality 3D photographs on their Nintendo 3DS. A unique opportunity to be taken on an intimate, visual adventure by a host of high profile names, the Another Dimension field trips are free and open to the public, and will be filled on first-come, first served basis, by signing up to email@example.com . Confirmed field trips include:
- 1 JUNE : DRESS UP WITH THE SATURDAYS (secret location)
- 13 JUNE: WALK WITH DINOSAURS WITH RICK EDWARDS (Bristol Zoo)
- 14 JUNE: STREET ART WALK WITH PURE EVIL (East London)
- 15 JUNE: A TRIP TO THE ZOO WITH BILL ODDIE (Battersea Park Zoo, London)
With plenty of competition from its competitors in the form of Xbox Kinect and PlayStation Move Nintendo president Satoru Iwata acknowledges that this Christmas period is critical to the Wii’s success.
“Having said that, however, in that critical sales season, if everything doesn’t go ahead just as we hope, and if we do not do anything about it, our platform business will be in trouble. We will need to prepare for such situations.”
- Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata
Nintendo of America President, Reggie Fils-Aime, openly stated that “it’s hard to say something nice about the PS3″ when he was quizzed about Nintendo’s relentless competitors.
Whilst he wasn’t altogether too enamoured with the PlayStation 3, Reggie did however cite Xbox Live as an online platform that concerns both him and his companions over at Nintendo.
Nintendo have just unveiled their latest Mario Kart Wii competition which will pit worldwide competitors against each other on the classic GBA Battle Course 3.
Only players who use the Wii Steering wheel as their control method of choice will be eligible for this competition, so unfortunately those of you who wish to enter the competition with the classic controller or GameCube controller unfortunately won’t be able to do so.