Miyamoto: “Younger gamers lack emotional connection to Mario & Zelda”; making games that can’t be reproduced on Smartphones

Posted By | On 13th, Dec. 2011

Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto has been through a tough time lately, with the rumours of him retiring flying around. In an interview with San Francisco Chronicle, he revealed that he is absolutely not retiring and has a lot of plans for Nintendo.

He also wants to delegate a lot of work to younger developers, and concentrate on things that requires his input the most.

“Nothing has changed, and nothing will be changed in the near future as to my role inside of the company,” he said.

He’s also not ready to reveal what he is working on, saying that he would rather wait until they are ready to commercialize it.

“Until the time that we are ready to commercialize it, it’s not something we can disclose,” he added. You know the generic, we don’t comment on rumours or speculations.

As you know, Nintendo’s first-party franchises are revered a lot by many. Considering the amount of software they sell, it’s as mainstream as it can get. But it seems like the younger generation is more into games like Call of Duty and Halo.

So it will be a bit difficult to build that sort of brand loyalty to franchises like Mario & Zelda again.

“They need to work out how they’re going to make themselves relevant to a younger generation again,” Miyamoto said.

It will be very tough considering that there is tough competition now from Apple and the smartphone market. It will be very hard to top the cheap games, because it really makes things easier for people to play on the go and on a powerful hardware.

The rate at which the smartphones are evolving, tech-wise and when it comes to offering software services can’t be taken lightly and Nintendo knows this.

Miyamoto’s solution for this is to create games that cannot be made on any smart phone. Which is pretty obvious, really.

“What we really have to do is try to be different. We are trying to create something that can never be reproduced on the smart phone,” he revealed.

Tell us what you think in the comments section below.


Tagged With: , ,

Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!



Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Has a “Wide and Multifaceted World With a High Degree of Freedom” – Director

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Has a “Wide and Multifaceted World With a High Degree of Freedom” – Director

Director Naoki Hamaguchi says players will experience a "myriad of different stories along the way" in the upc...

Pathfinder: Abomination Vaults Kickstarter Campaign is Now Live

Pathfinder: Abomination Vaults Kickstarter Campaign is Now Live

The Kickstarter campaign to fund development of action RPG Pathfinder: Abomination Vaults is now live.

Diablo 4 Early Access on PS5 Giving Some Players “Invalid Licence” Error

Diablo 4 Early Access on PS5 Giving Some Players “Invalid Licence” Error

Some PS5 players trying to play Diablo 4's early access seem to be getting hit with an "invalid licence" error...

Nintendo Switch is Getting New Pastel-Coloured Joy-Cons

Nintendo Switch is Getting New Pastel-Coloured Joy-Cons

Check out the new pastel-coloured Joy-Cons for the Nintendo Switch. The new Joy-Cons are slated for a June 30 ...

Super Mega Baseball 4 is Out Now on PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch

Super Mega Baseball 4 is Out Now on PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch

Baseball game Super Mega Baseball 4 is out now on PC, as well as just about every console out there right now.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Guide – All Depths Chasm and Lightroot Locations

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Guide – All Depths Chasm and Lightroot Locations

A complete guide on all Lightroot locations in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.