Miyamoto Says the Wii Is Basically a Gamecube

Although Ashcraft is in Japan, we could hear his tears drop loudly on his stained MacBook Pro all the way here across the Pacific here in California when he read Miyamoto say that the Wii is "basically a GC".

We've upgraded our development tools to new versions but, you can still use GC programs as they are. With that in mind, I thought we could remake GC titles for the Wii and modify them to work with the Wii remote so that they're more fun to play.

Since the hardware is pretty much the same, they're charging you again for the same device, just Wii-ified with the awesome controller. As much as we hate paying for the "same thing" more than once, we're still going to, since it's the Gamecube++. And because we never bought a Gamecube in the first place.

Miyamoto The Interview Part 2 [Game Brink via Kotaku]