As you may have noticed, Nintendo has released its sales figures for the fiscal year end 2009. In the document there's plenty of predictions for the coming year, and one small item that has caught the eye of Nintendo fans worldwide.
The report states that:
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks...will appeal to a wider age group of people, and will launch in the later half of the year.
Now it's worth bearing in mind that this report is produced for investors and its job is to inspire confidence. Wider age group = more sales, which in turn results in happy investors.
Hopefully this is just marketing spin because we'd really hate to see the Zelda franchise dumbed-down to cater for less experienced players.
It's the old hardcore vs casual debate again, isn't it? Sigh.