Miyamoto ‘You Gotta Good Idea, We Have Cash’


Greg Howson over at the Guardian Gamesblog sat down with Nintendo’s resident genius Shigeru Miyamoto and got the game creator’s impression of the poor sales plaguing the industry and the recent PS3 press conference. Miyamoto had this to say:

On online:
…There are a lot of hurdles to be crossed to run an online game but we have fixed some of these, such as ease of connection and security. Now that the Nintendo wi-fi service has done so well we are ready to develop it further…

On expanding the market:
…When we advertise the DS we never call it an advanced version of the Game Boy Advance but rather a new entertainment gadget. Our mission right now is to find subjects that will appeal to general people and create a new market…

On people getting bored of gaming:
…Customers are more interested in variety and quality then straight quantity. Too many game creators listen to requests from existing gamers who simply want beefed-up versions of existing games…

…One of my aims is to let game creators know that they shouldn’t feel constricted by budget. If you have a good idea, we have the money…

On the latest PS3 announcements:
…Any announcement about PS3 will affect Nintendo. But we don’t see it as a competition between the two consoles, although the customers always do. It depends on what expectations people have of the PS3 and Revolution. Sony has taken a long time to create their machine but it is obvious that the direction we (Nintendo) are taking is different to the PS3…

To read the full interview click here