Shigeru Miyamoto says Nintendo's goal with new hardware is to release software not possible before
Mole Mania 2, damnit!
There’s one thing every diehard Nintendo fan knows. When Nintendo releases a new gaming platform, work begins on its follow-up. This statement has been shared by Nintendo employees numerous times over the years, and it’s no doubt true right now as well.
While we have no idea what Nintendo plans to offer as the hardware that succeeds the Switch, you just know the company is toiling away on interesting ideas. During an investor Q&A, Shigeru Miyamoto made a quick comment about Nintendo’s overall goals with new hardware, and you can read his response (as translated by Sephazon) below.
“…Nintendo’s strength is in creating new video game experiences, so when we release new hardware in the future, we would like to showcase unique video games that could not be created with pre-existing hardware.”
Whether it be graphically or control-wise, Nintendo usually stays very true to what Miyamoto said. Man, to be a fly on the wall in Nintendo’s offices right now. Only time will tell what unique experiences they come up with for the Switch’s successor!
That’s been the mantra for a while and so far so good.
Not to sound like "that guy", but...I would have almost believed that with Wii U, because they kept trying to trick us into thinking the GamePad was more important than it actually was. But I can't believe it about Switch. The top 5 best-selling games on Switch could easily be done on any other modern system, not even counting the other Wii U ports that already were.