, , ,

Miyamoto says people will need a second screen on hand held gaming consoles

Nintendo Wii U

Shigeru Miyamoto says that on a handheld gaming console, the second screen is very important, and people just do not know that yet. “There was a period when we first released the Nintendo DS that people would say there’s no way people can look at two screens at once,” he told CNN. The Nintendo DS was released way back in 2004 and ended up selling 153 million units world wide.

“I almost feel like, as people get more familiar with Wii U and these touchscreen interfaces, that there is going to come a point where they feel like ‘I can’t do everything I want to do if I don’t have a second screen’.” Nintendo, which stands third after the Microsoft Xbox and the Sony Play Station (not necessarily in the same order) in the world of gaming, still needs to gain enough user base and fan following to be more successful. And getting people familiar with the two screen gaming console is what is necessary for the company here.

“I feel a device like Wii U, with its ability to continue to offer new features and that network connection and the connection to the TV and the interface, really makes it feel that it’s more than just a game machine, but something that offers a lot of practical use and practical purpose in the living room,” Miyamoto said.

Miyamoto also talked about the plans to update the firmware on the device which will make it “a little more stable, a little bit more convenient to use from a system standpoint.” He also says that he also needs to “convey the usefulness of Wii U” through games to the potential buyers of the gaming console. For this, there needs to be a good collection of game titles which are super awesome to play with engaging content.

Source: Joystiq