The Weekend Gamer
Thoughts on gaming culture, living among non-gamers, and growing up in the nintendo generation

Miyamoto: Wii Fit Strengthens Right to Game

Continuing on (in a way) from yesterday’s Wii related post–Miyamoto-san has been quoted as saying that part of Wii Fit’s purpose is to continue to push the video gaming mindshare to the non gaming public:

Really, what Wii Fit represents and what Nintendo is trying to do with Wii Fit is expand the gaming population. And the reason that is important for them is because as more and more people of different ages start playing — even if it’s just games like Wii Fit —- their understanding of what video games are and the fact that they’re even playing games is going to better their understanding of what gamers are…

So in a sense what we’re doing by increasing the gaming population is strengthening their right to continue to game. I hope they’ll keep that in mind.

The “they” he’s referring to is those of us in the hardcore or midcore gaming crowd that are dismissing Wii Fit as a game.  And you know, he may just have a point.

–WG

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2 Responses to “Miyamoto: Wii Fit Strengthens Right to Game”

  1. He speaks nothing but the truth. I’m picking up Wii Fit on day one and plan on working out a routine. I really need to get in shape and although Wii Fit isn’t the answer, it’s a positive step in the right direction.

    Gamers will be haters though. Watch as Wii Fit makes the Wii drought last until next year. Guaranteed.

  2. […] the media blitz, gaming sites and blogs do not consider Wii Fit a game, but its creator, Shigeru Miyamoto says it is, even says that “Wii […]


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