As part of its regular financial results rundown, Nintendo has released a transcript of a Q&A between investors and its top executives. Hidden between talk of character licensing, app development and a bit where Iwata makes fun of free-to-play ("or "free-to-start" as we call it"), Shigeru Miyamoto gives a hint of where he wants to focus for his future with Wii U.
As part of his response to a question on the relative lack of first-party games at launch, the legendary director said:
"We are confident that "Nintendo Land" offered compelling as well as Nintendo-like gameplay experiences for, say, four or five people when they gathered in the living room by taking full advantage of the two screens, but some of the single-player experiences were rather weak. It is my conviction that we will need to put more focus on creating experiences that utilize the GamePad that can also be fully enjoyed when playing alone."
That desire to bring the best of Wii U's strengths to a single player game only backs up Satoru Iwata's presentation at the Investor Relations, in which he said that making a game that utilised the GamePad effectively for just one person was "one of the top priorities of Mr. Miyamoto's software development department this year."
You can read the full Q&A here.