Nintendo has once again reiterated that they don’t believe next-gen is solely about visuals. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata says that Nintendo’s approach is to look at the user experience, the gaming experience, how they can improve that, change it, and offer new kinds of gameplay.
Nintendo haven’t announced Wii U specifications yet but do you consider Wii U to be “next generation” as say the PS4 or next Xbox will be?
“A similar topic came up when we launched the Wii, some people were comparing it to other consoles and saying ‘well, is this an improvement on the specs offered by competitor consoles?’”
“But that’s not our approach or what we define as next generation. For next generation we look at the user experience, the gaming experience, how we can improve that, change it, offer new kinds of gameplay. How we can get people to play more often, how we can allow people to connect from one living room to another living room, and this is what we focus on and what, for us, makes a new generation. ”