Nintendo president Satoru Iwata now believes that single player games need social features thrown in to make the experience more compelling and enjoyable. Iwata’s goal with Miiverse is to turn solely single player games into an online social experience.
“We have reached an era where even a single-player game experience [can] have a social component that is very important. And I think … that social component is mandatory.”
“What we really want to do is create a place where folks who are playing by themselves will not feel like they are playing by themselves.”