Shigeru Miyamoto Explains What Prompted Nintendo To Pursue Motion Controls For The Wii


Unlocked: The World of Games, Revealed is a new 8-part documentary series which explores the world of videogames and their creators. In episode three, we hear from Shigeru Miyamoto as he discusses a wide variety of topics, including the Wii Remote and Nintendo’s decision to pursue the idea of motion gaming.

Miyamoto cited the reason for going into motion-controlled gaming was the fact that less and less people were getting into games because, at the time, controllers and games themselves were becoming much more complex and less complicated. Nintendo then decided to create a concept that was much more accessible to a larger audience.

Here is Miyamoto’s full response: