Miiverse is to be Nintendo’s Facebook of Sorts


Recently, Nintendo’s president, Satoru Iwata, was interviewed by Kotaku and spoke about what he sees the Miiverse becoming. “We have reached an era where even a single-player game experience can have a social component that is very important and I think, again, that social component is mandatory.” Iwata explained

“Of course the Internet does provide a lot of that interaction, but it’s not built for that purpose. For example, Facebook is something that connects you socially with a lot of different folks, but that doesn’t guarantee that the people you are going to have interactions with via Facebook are interested in games. And what I’m saying is that I don’t believe that the life experiences that you have—and those might be with the people you are connected with on Facebook—are not equal to the gaming experiences you might have with a lot of different folks. I feel that we need to create—or present—a gaming platform as the place to create that ‘social graph’ for folks who are in gaming circles, I guess. So that’s kind of the reason for creating Miiverse.”

Source: Kotaku

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