Yamaoka says, "Wii user isn't a hardcore user."

wiicasualI better put my battle armor on because it’s time for our weekly segment titled "Time to go ape over one quote from a major game developer employee!" This week’s segment involves Akira Yamaoka, chief composer for Konami, taking a brief jab at the Nintendo Wii when talking about Silent Hill V on Game | Life.

The outrage stemmed from this quote, "No plans. The Wii user isn’t a hardcore user." Trust me, if there’s one battle you don’t want to wade through, it’s calling the entire Wii crowd a bunch of casual gamers. There are the hardcore gamers who own Wiis. Also there are "hardcore" games available for the Wii but I think these types of titles will be only sprinkled onto the gaming market every so often.

Nonetheless, what do you folks think? For you ones with a Wii, do you think it stinks to be labeled as a casual gamer? Also here’s a good clip of Yamaoka talking about if Silent Hill V will head elsewhere, which sparked his comment about the Wii:

WN: What is the future of the Silent Hill series?

AY: We’re making Silent Hill 5 for next-gen consoles. Are there any other platforms besides that? [laughter]

WN: There’s the Wii.

AY: Ah, the Wii. Wiiiiiiiiii… Silent Hill Wii. Can we do it? Will players like it?

WN: Yeah! There’s a lot of potential there, using the remote as a flashlight, or a knife…

AY: Yeah, there’s potential.

WN: But no plans.

AY: No plans. The Wii user isn’t a hardcore user.


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