Miyamoto ponders return to Wii Music

Miyamoto ponders return to Wii Music
James Batchelor

By James Batchelor

November 17th 2009 at 11:49AM

Nintendo maestro hints at sequel to 2008 release as he admits original title underperformed

Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto has suggested that the company could produce a sequel to Wii Music in the future.

The game was met with a disappointing response when released in 2008, selling little more than 2.65 million over the last year. While Nintendo has admitted Wii Music failed to perform, Miyamoto believes future iterations could be more successful.

In an interview with Official Nintendo Magazine, he said: “I think it sold lower than our expectations but on the other hand it was a really unique game.

“Even today, we are receiving several different offers from people in the field of music education, so as far as Wii Music is concerned, I think it still has great potential. And in the future there might be some developments.”

Miyamoto gave few details on what this could entail, but hinted Nintendo is thinking about the possibility of making software based on the original Wii Music – but with some considerable improvements.

“Unfortunately, we don’t have any news we can talk about at the moment,” he said. “But like Wii Fit Plus, it’s not really a sequel to the original Wii Fit, but we have added some features to improve the overall experience. It’s a kind of an enhanced version of the original Wii Fit.”