Miyamoto on Project Natal: Nintendo Makes Sure Its Hardware Works Before Announcing It

by John Constantine

During a post-Developer’s Roundtable Q&A session, Shigeru Miyamoto was asked for his thoughts on both Microsoft’s Project Natal and Sony’s new motion controller. After some thought, Miyamoto answered that it’s Nintendo’s policy to test their hardware repeatedly, ensure that it’s accessible and easy to use for anyone, make sure it works, and only then announce it to the public. Oh. Snap. He went on to say that until this sort of technology is in the users hands, its impossible to judge it. Served, Microsoft and Sony. Served.