And kinda calls passive gamers pathetic...www.gamnesia.com/news/miyamoto…
Before anyone rips my head off, let me explain why I agree with this movement and why Miyamoto would say that about passive gamers;
Part of the problem with the gaming industry is that so many people are playing now, many of them passive gamers. So groups of inexperienced and uneducated gamers now have a majority and essentially dictate what is popular, what is considered good, and what goes on the market. It's left hardcore gamers wanting for many years now, because people who don't care all that much about games in general have flooded the market and given their collectively unoriginal inputs, resulting in game developers outputting many games that are lesser in quality and effort than in the past. I'm not saying it's bad for companies to appeal to the majority in order to gain a profit, but it's also not bad for Nintendo to favor more informed and passionate gamers without regards to said profits.
One of the duties of a consumer is to help companies make their products better, and Nintendo is taking the more controversial approach by seeking the opinions of their more intimate consumers. It becomes quality over quantity. It's more personal. I applaud Nintendo and will support them in this direction in any way I can because they've shown me that they truly care about the people who care about them.