The Binding of Isaac Rebirth

Molyneux - Wii U is good, but needs to be great

"I think the Wii U is good, but I don't feel it's great. I've played the experience, I've played Nintendo Land, I've played ZombiU, and they're good. I find holding the device in my hand--looking up at the screen and looking down at the device--slightly confusing as a consumer. It's good, but it's not great. And we really need these new pieces of hardware to be great in today's world, because the competition is not just consoles anymore. The competition is everything, all the technology. When you're holding a Kindle Fire or an iPad in your hand, it's just amazing technology. It really is. It's expensive, but it's amazing technology. And people like Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft need to match that. They need to match that in my mind, and exceed it. And I'm not sure the Wii U really did that.

I've got unbelievable respect for Nintendo. They created our industry in a very real sense. I can remember everybody in the industry laughing and giggling about how stupid the Wii was, what a stupid name it was, and who would want motion control. And then it went on to sell what, 60, 70 million copies? It got people who never considered computer games to play them." - Peter Molyneux


I am often surprised at just how much Molyneux is willing to belittle the work of others. I love his games, but they're always marred by some sort of controversy. I can't ever remember him saying that he 'loved' another bit of software that he didn't work on.

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Categories: Interviews, Consoles
Tags: wii-u

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