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Miyamoto says “it’s always in those difficult times that we have a tendency to find that next new thing”

Posted on June 19, 2014 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

Shigeru Miyamoto

Nintendo isn’t experiencing the same kind of success as it did during the Wii and DS days. But perhaps that’s not entirely a bad thing.

Shigeru Miyamoto told Kotaku that “the numbers have never been as bad as they are now.” But he also added, “what I’ve found is that it’s always in those difficult times that we have a tendency to find that next new thing.”

When Kotaku mentioned that what Nintendo is doing with its games at E3 makes it feel like a bolder company, Miyamoto responded:

“I’m happy to hear you say that. Certainly we’ve had tough times before, but the numbers have never been as bad as they are now. In my years with Nintendo what I’ve found is that it’s always in those difficult times that we have a tendency to find that next new thing. And I think that maybe we’re seeing a little bit of that [now at E3]. We also have younger members of the team now, and they’re wanting to create their own games and have their own ideas. Splatoon is a good example of that. That’s being made by some very young members of the group. They’re having a lot of freedom to create the game that they want. And of course we just finished Mario Kart, and what’s now going on is that a lot of the people working on Mario Kart, their hands are free and they’re coming up with ideas and doing a lot of experimentation with what they can do with two-screen gameplay and they’re having a lot of fun doing that.”

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