Here is what Satoru Iwata had to say about single-player games and connecting socially with other people:
“We have reached an era where even a single-player game experience [can] have a social component that is very important. And I think … that social component is mandatory.”
“What we really want to do is create a place where folks who are playing by themselves will not feel like they are playing by themselves.”
Let’s see what Nintendo does with this new Miiverse on the Nintendo Wii U and that will eventually be brought over to the 3DS. A part of the social aspect for single-player games could be people exchanging tips through the message system of Miiverse. Show me what you got Nintendo!