Miyamoto says Nintendo’s games were able to stand out from the bloody shooters at E3
Nintendo’s E3 2014 lineup was varied to say the least. We saw plenty of action titles. RPGs. A game that lets you make your own Mario levels. A colorful shooter.
Shigeru Miyamoto, speaking at Nintendo’s Annual Shareholders Meeting last week, said the company “looked very unique” and received positive reactions thanks to its variety of games. That’s in contrast to other titles at the show, which Miyamoto felt were mainly “bloody shooter software that was mainly set in violent surroundings or, in a different sense, realistic and cool worlds”.
Here’s Miyamoto’s comments in full:
Every year a number of companies exhibit at E3 and Nintendo is compared with other companies, most likely with Sony and Microsoft. This year, the majority of what the other developers exhibited was bloody shooter software that was mainly set in violent surroundings or, in a different sense, realistic and cool worlds. Because so many software developers are competing in that category, it seemed like most of the titles at the show were of that kind. In such circumstances, Nintendo looked very unique and was able to receive such positive reactions as “Nintendo had a variety of different software” and “the company is offering games we can feel safe with.” From this aspect of differentiation with the other companies, we had a great E3 show this year.