Wii U Online Connectivity 'Very Important,' Says Miyamoto

By Colin Tan on June 23, 2011, 11:52PM EDT
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There was a lot of confusion surrounding the recent unveiling of the Wii U, Nintendo's new HD system. Speaking with MTV, Nintendo's own Shigeru Miyamoto talked a bit about online connectivity for the new system, saying that it'll be a "very important" aspect.

Despite this, Miyamoto was quick to note that Nintendo's goal is not to compete with Sony and Microsoft to be the best online service, merely to provide gamers with a better Nintendo experience.

"We're not going to sit here and say that our goal is to become the number one online gaming company, because that's not our goal," said Miyamoto. "But, understanding that the types of experiences our consumers like to play do often contain elements to them that can be improved or may even require an online connection and also knowing that the system is going to have a browser I think suggests that obviously internet and internet connectivity is going to be very important for the system."

"For example, there are opportunities to take advantage of online to expand a local, same-room multiplayer experience by connecting that to the internet and making new types of play that way," he explained. "Also by having the smaller screen, being able to go online and perhaps see what game your friend is playing or see what TV they're watching, I think there's a lot of possibilities for how you could use that. Certainly internet functionality is something that will be important for the system."

Source: MTV

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