As Nintendo prepares to launch NX next March, Wii U’s life is drawing to a close, and it may be sooner rather than later. Legendary Nintendo developer Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo of America Senior product marketing manager Bill Trinen sat down for an interview with Game Informer at E3, and they reflected on the console and its most overlooked games. Trinen pointed to Pikmin 3 as the “most amazing game on Wii U,” but it was, unfortunately, the lowest-selling game in franchise history. Miyamoto went on to explain that Pikmin requires multiple playthroughs to enjoy fully, making it a difficult sell in a world where games are “more of a consumable product.”

“Pikmin is the kind of game that you have to play maybe three times to get the full effect, but you know, people don’t have a lot of time, so they just clear the stage and just move on. Games are becoming more of a consumable product, and it’s getting harder and harder for people to let a game to sink in and enjoy leisurely.”
— Shigeru Miyamoto

Do you still find yourself leisurely replaying games to get a full, rich experience, or do you tend to speed through one game and move on to the next?

Source: Game Informer

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