"We Wanted Wii Music's Music To Appeal To Very Broad Audience"

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While Wii Music has been getting a tepid reception, at least Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto is excited. Really, really, really excited. So excited that even after working on the game all those months, he's still rushing home to play it. When he's not playing it, he's thinking about it — a sign, Miyamoto says, that he's created a fun game. Good signs! And to those who are sadden that their favorite Nintendo songs haven't made it onto the game, Miyamoto explains:

We wanted the music to appeal to a very broad audience and if you look at the mass market, probably not nearly as many people would be as familiar with [NES/SNES] songs. We wanted to focus on songs that people will know by ear, because that in and of itself is going to make it easier to play and then improvise the songs.

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I always sticked to Nintendo... even though I'm not much of a console fan anymore, I had a Nes, Snes and a GameCube.

And I do understand what Miyamoto aims with WiiMusic, the Wii, and several other strategies he's adopting on Nintendo line of consoles and portables.

But the truth is: That strategy, although very good for the company, and for PRINTING MONEY, will eventually make me loose all the remaining bit of faith I had in Nintendo.

I gave up on the Wii as soon as I realized the amount of generic crapware or games that "appealed to a broad audience".

WiiMusic so far seems completely pointless to me.

And frankly, the way Miyamoto and Nintendo fails to realize that some of us gamers have grown up and that, while cute and fun games are not bad, there IS another gamer demographic out there, just makes me loose my faith even more.

I love most of Nintendo big franchises, but nowadays I see myself more excited with new ideas than "New Super Mario 2", "Zelda something something", "Metroid xyz" and spin offs.

My next console will be either a Playstation 3 or an X-Box 360. And while Nintendo continues aiming to mainstream generic audience, I'm not going back to it.

I don't think one gamer like me will be a big loss to Nintendo, but if they choose superficial gamers over long term fans, it's their problem.

I wonder if they'll survive after the hype is gone though.