Miyamoto says that Nintendo needs its own Genre

Shigeru Miyamoto

Shigeru Miyamoto has recently revealed that he thinks Nintendo needs its own genre of games. In an interview with the LA Times, the famed Game Designer at Nintendo stated that the company wants to create entertaining games and other software rather than products that would be perceived as “cool” by the general consumer.

Miyamoto showed a strong interest and belief that Nintendo should be considered as a genre—even an entity.

“Nintendo isn’t one simple element of an overall gaming industry,” said Miyamoto. “I really think there needs to be a Nintendo genre, that’s almost its own entity.”

Miyamoto also said that Nintendo takes a lighter approach to developing games than other modern game developers. The Designer also noted that it’s almost as if they’re performing for their fans when they develop games.

“It’s not that I don’t like serious stories or that I couldn’t make one, but currently in the video game industry you see a lot of game designers who are working really hard to make their games seem really cool,” he added. “For a lot of us at Nintendo, it’s difficult to decide what cool is. In fact, it’s a lot easier for us to laugh at ourselves. It’s almost as if we’re performers. Our way of performing is by creating these fun, odd and goofy things.”

Do you think Nintendo should be considered to be its own genre? Why or why not? Let me know by leaving a comment below.


Miyamoto Says He Really Thinks a Nintendo Genre is Needed [My Nintendo News]

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